Insights for Action webinar series

Insights for Action

Across sectors, cultivating an innovative and entrepreneurial culture is essential for navigating changes in the workplace and in society. Join us every month for our Insights for Action webinar series where we will collectively explore topics that will inspire insights and guide you towards taking transformative action in your workplace and in your life. 

Stay tuned for the next episode!


Past episodes

Episode 1: Leading in Conflict and Chaos 

What does leadership look like and feel like as we are confronted with unprecedented personal and professional challenges? What can we do to our leadership capacity in the face of chaos and conflict? On September 29th, Ross Porter and Dr. Patrick O’Neill engaged in an interactive conversation about what it means to access our potential for creativity, compassion and resilience in these unstable and uncertain times. Drawing on insights from behavioural science, wisdom traditions, and experience working with wide cross-section of leaders, Patrick and Ross offered insights that you can use to bring authentic and impactful leadership to your workplace and communities, regardless of your situation or circumstance. Watch the webinar recording:

Episode 2: From Global to Local: Risk Management for Managers

The pandemic has highlighted how global risks can quickly become local risks. It has become apparent that in this rapidly changing environment, managers across sectors need to increase their awareness of the global risks associated with factors such as climate change, cyber attacks, social media, and politics. Managers need to be able to assess these risks against their own organization, and have the skills to create plans for mitigation and take necessary action. 

In the second episode of our webinar series, professors Dr. Charles Krusekopf and Brian Parrott explored the key risks that organizations and managers face in our evolving world. Watch the webinar recording:

Episode 3: Forging Ahead: Leading with Emotional Intelligence

For the third episode of our Insights for Action webinar series, professors Dr. Carolin Rekar Munro and Ross Porter explored why cultivating emotional intelligence in the workplace has never been more important than now. 

Emotional intelligence (EI) is a signature leadership attribute that strengthens our ability to navigate through crises, whether it be COVID-19 or other significant personal and professional challenges. EI has been identified as more essential than traditional cognitive skills when it comes to our effectiveness in problem-solving and decision-making, developing and sustaining working relationships, and positioning us for success in our careers. However, EI can be somewhat elusive, leaving us with many questions about whether we have EI and what courses of action we can take to build it. In this interactive session, Carolin and Ross shattered myths about EI, examined the building blocks of EI and explored how we can harness EI to forge ahead through crises.

Episode 4: Influencing with Impact: Your Career Accelerator

No matter where you are on your career trajectory, becoming a workplace influencer whose opinions are sought after and who has the ability to shift people’s thinking and move them into action can accelerate your career. Like a muscle to be developed, becoming a workplace influencer requires patience, perseverance, and practice in order to navigate the myriad of variables and unpredictable human dynamics in every situation. 

In this interactive session, Dr. Carolin Rekar Munro and host Ross Porter shattered the myths about being a workplace influencer; examined everyday groundwork for earning a reputation as a trusted workplace influencer; unpacked the 3 P’s of workplace influencing; and, decoded and respond to common challenges experienced in influence conversations. Watch this recording to gain a toolkit of practices that you can use to chart your pathway to influencing with impact.


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