The NSBA is launching a new Webinar Series to help businesses and individuals cope with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Series will feature speakers touching on topics ranging from employment law to how to keep up healthy physical habits while in self-isolation.
New speakers and presentations will be added on an ongoing basis and links to each webinar will be posted on this page as they are confirmed. To help you keep up with our schedule, you can count on presentations at the following times and we will get you information on the presenter as soon as possible:
Week 1 (March 23rd to March 27th) Tuesday, Thursday @ 11am
Week 2 (March 30th to April 3rd) Monday, Wednesday, Friday @ 11am
Week 3 (April 6th to April 10th) Tuesday, Thursday @ 11am
Week 4 (April 13th to April 17th) Monday, Wednesday, Friday @ 11am
Presenter: Deb Wiegers (Wiegers Financial & Benefits)
Date/Time: Thursday, March 26 @ 11am
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust employers into unprecedented territory, raising questions about group benefits, EI, layoffs and a whole host of other workforce and workplace issues. Deb Wiegers is the Co-President of Wiegers Financial & Benefits and leads the company’s Group Benefits Consulting Division. In this webinar, Deb will address the most common questions being asked of her and her team by employers and employees alike with respect to the pandemic, and will be available to answer your questions too. Please join us!
Presenter: Jody Sagen (WBM Technologies)
Date/Time: Monday, March 30 @ 11am
In recent years, technology trends have enabled people to have improved access to the information they need, anywhere and from any device. Over the past two weeks, thousands of businesses and millions of people have accelerated the use of these technologies as they find themselves in a new reality, working from home. Join us for our webinar as we speak to experts from WBM Technologies who will share some practical tips to ensure that your business and your people can work from home securely, productively and safely.
With almost 20 years of industry experience under his belt, Jody Sagen, Director Technology Experience & Enablement at WBM Technologies, has built a career helping clients achieve world-class business outcomes. He now leads one of Western Canada’s most sought-after teams of Technology Experience Engineers as they facilitate business transformations across all industry sectors. With M365 and the Cloud as their platform, Jody’s team focuses on building efficiencies in the office through collaboration and teams.
Presenter: Mayor Charlie Clark (City of Saskatoon)
Date/Time: Friday, April 3rd @ 11am
Presenter: Andrea Hansen
Date/Time: Thursday, April 9th @ 11am
Presenter: Daria Malin
Date/Time: Monday, April 13th @ 11am
For professionals, it is natural to want to pull back during times of crisis. But during contractions in the market, it is more important than ever to put practices in place to keep business development activity up. Daria will cover key steps every professional should be taking to not only weather the storm but come out ahead when the market turns around.
Webinar worksheet: Business Development in Challenging Times – Daria Malin
Presenter: Jana Danielson
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 15th @ 11am
Have you heard of these quotes? “Take care of your people and they will take care of your business” and “Not only is health a normal condition but it is our duty to not only attain it but to maintain it.” These are more true in today’s world than they ever have been. If you have been searching for health and wellness strategies to support your team while they both work from home or are physically still at work, join us on (date) at (time) for a value packed webinar featuring Jana Danielson owner of Lead Integrated Health Therapies and Lead Pilates. You will leave this webinar with tools and resources you can start using immediately.
Presenter: Kirk Westgard
Date/Time: Friday, April 17th @ 11am
Join us on FRIDAY APRIL 17th at 11am when we have Kirk Westgard Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development Division, Ministry of Trade and Export Development joining us to present the recent Saskatchewan Small Business Emergency Payment Program.
Kirk is responsible for leading the Government of Saskatchewan’s Business Response Team, a single window service designed to support business in the province facing challenges that emerge as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kirk Westgard is also the Assistant Deputy Minister of Economic Development for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Trade and Export Development. The Economic Development Division is responsible for the advancement of a competitive business environment, as well as activities to encourage economic growth in key sectors.
Presenter: Albert Jame
Date/Time: Thursday, April 23rd @ 11am
Talking with many businesses during the quarantine, many are wondering what opportunities will now exist? Join us if you’re looking for inspiration on how you and your teams can slingshot your organization out of the isolation. In this luncheon webinar, we’ll discuss the principles of Design Thinking and show you how leading organizations are using this framework for problem solving, rapid prototyping, and innovation. You’ll learn effective ways to remote brainstorm and keep momentum to ensure your best ideas don’t die.
Albert is a Partner and Director of Strategy at zu, where he’s been a catalyst to medium to large enterprises eager to transform their culture. He helps organizations break out of conventional thinking and teaches them what it means to be truly customer focused. Never short on entertainment, Albert brings his unique perspective and anecdotal storytelling to any workshop or presentation, for all to enjoy
Presenter: Chris Fossenier
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 29th @ 11am
Cyber security threats continue to rise and there is no sign of slowing down. Ransomware, network vulnerabilities, malware, viruses and lack of employee education are costing businesses over $600 billion USD each year. Learn how to easily identify the vulnerabilities in your own organization. You will receive an easy to digest overview of the most common threats along with receiving an assessment tool kit that you can use on your own business.
Chris Fossenier is a father of 3, and long time resident of Saskatoon. He lives with his wife and 3 kids in the neighborhood of Montgomery. He is active in the community as a scout leader, coach and volunteer.
Chris has been involved with business systems and technology for over 25 years, and has worked with local hvac companies to national hedge funds and everything in between. Chris has experienced first hand how the proper use of technology empowers businesses to become more robust and successful.
Presenter: Tracy Arno
Date/Time: Friday, May 1st @ 11am
Your business is probably not the same as it was 3 months ago. As we are getting ready to re-open up the economy, this is the time to evaluate, plan and adjust to the new way of business. It starts with your employees. With changes in your business, your current organizational structure might not be the right one. Now is the time to review your team and their skill sets to determine where they can make the most impact to drive business forward.
Tracy Arno is a Saskatchewan business leader, entrepreneur and owner of Essence Talent Solutions- Executive Recruitment and HR Consulting. Tracy’s extensive Canadian network stems from her vast involvement and dedication to her community. She currently is a board director for the Saskatoon Prairieland Park, NSBA (North Saskatoon Business Association), Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation, and RAP (Restoration Action Program) and Saskatchewan Judicial Council. She leads her successful practice based on the core values of community, integrity, honesty, transparency, and respect.
Presenter: Ray Anthony and Phil Germain
Date/Time: Thursday, May 7th @ 11am
Have questions about the new rules surrounding Occupational Health and Safety? Get them answered in this special NSBA Webinar Series Q&A with Ray Anthony Executive Director, Occupational Health and Safety and Phil Germain Chief Executive Officer, Workers’ Compensation Board. Find out how the rules have changed!
Presenter: Shawn Moen
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 13th @ 11am
Many of us in Saskatchewan are familiar with The Great Depression – it forms part of our DNA as prairie people. COVID-19 has ushered in The Great Disruption – requiring that we rethink supply chains, motivate our colleagues remotely and dream big about what might be once the crisis period ends. The pressure on “leaders” of various levels is immense but also invigorating and rewarding. Shawn will share his experiences leading the hearty gang of brewers at 9 Mile Legacy Brewing.
Shawn Moen is the CEO and Co-Founder of 9 Mile Legacy Brewing Co. Ltd., a nanobrewery located in the heart of the Riversdale neighbourhood in Saskatoon, SK. Shawn’s professional background is in law, having practiced in a number of settings over the last 15 years. Shawn is also a farm boy at heart, having grown up near Cabri in SW Saskatchewan, and a fiercely proud Saskatchewanian.
- Kyle Toffan, President, SaskBuilds
- Fred Antunes, DM, Highways
- Kent Campbell, DM, TED
- Greg Miller, DM, Government Relations
- Miguel Morrissette, VP Infrastructure Development, SaskBuilds
Date/Time: Thursday, May 14th @ 8:30am
The Government of Saskatchewan recently announced a massive investment (to the tune of $2 billion) into capital projects in Saskatchewan.
Virtual Town Hall
Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 8:30 – 10:00 AM
The Government of Saskatchewan
– and –
The Saskatchewan Business Council
To discuss what the economic stimulus will mean for Saskatchewan’s business community.
Presenter: Jolene Watson
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 20th @ 11am
In this informative presentation, learn how to:
1. Identify your presentation style / personality type
2. Adapt your behaviors & body language
3. Prepare an engaging online presentation
Jolene Watson is an in-demand cross Canada Professional Speaker & Trainer. She has notable expertise in the areas of networking etiquette, customer service, Myers-Briggs® personality profiling, presentation skills and stress management. She is looking forward to continuing to expand her business across Canada this upcoming year and truly loves being an entrepreneur!
Presenter: Matthew Murray and Kelly Thompson
Date/Time: Thursday, May 28th @11am
Webinar Link: https://zoom.us/j/91032682653
With the new reality of online business forced upon the business community, the cloud has become a “when” and not an “if”. But it’s not as simple as downloading Dropbox and throwing all your files in there. Connectivity, cloud providers, and security must be factors in the process. What is the Difference between Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud options? How does your bandwidth affect your ability to leverage the cloud? FlexNetworks & Virtual Data Corp join forces to bring you a roadmap to navigate the path, allowing you to leverage the benefits and avoid the potholes.
Matthew Murray of FlexNetworks has worked as an IT professional for over 15 years. Dedicated to his adopted home of Saskatoon, he’s served on numerous committees and given many presentations on technology, sales, and comedy. Matthew sees technology as an enabler of business transformation, and connectivity as an enabler of innovation.
Kelly Thompson is the VP of Sales and Business Development at Virtual Data and Blacksun Web hosting. He Graduated from the Edwards School of Business in 2008 with a Major in Marketing and received the Barber award (Peer voted for most influential). Since then Kelly has achieved over 30 million + dollars in retail sales and broken many industry specific company world records.
If you missed a topic that you really wanted to hear, don’t worry because we will be uploading each webinar to this page. Once the video is uploaded you will be able to find it under the respective topic.
You can also find more information and links relating to the COVID-19 pandemic HERE.