NAYGN Canada – Professional Development Day

NAYGN Professional Development Day
Metro Toronto Convention Center
May 25, 2014 - 9 AM
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08:30 - 09:00                 Registration Check-in

09:00 - 09:15                 Welcome and Opening Remarks 

09:15 - 09:30                 Ice Breaker 

09:30 - 10:30                 Session 1

“Effective Communication: Get to the Point!”
Introduction to communications essentials including messaging, planning and strategy. Attend this session to develop ways to strengthen and streamline the quality of messaging in your professional and personal life. 

FACILITATOR: Rahim Lakhani

Heather Kleb, Vice President, Canadian Nuclear Association
Joy Shikaze, President, Women in Nuclear Canada
Ron O'berth, President, Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries

10:30 – 11:30                Session 2

Find out more about the initiatives to ensure refurbishments (and other projects) are completed according to specified cost and schedule, thus demonstrating our claims to excellent performance and demonstrating the case for the economics of nuclear energy in Canada

FACILITATOR: Marko Teofanovic


11:30 – 12:00                Session 3

Working in the industry and still wondering if you need to do your Masters? Ask the experts and students from University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE)

FACILITATOR: Lauren Corkum

Basma Shalby, President
University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering

12:00 - 13:00                 Lunch & Networking with Managers
(Students à Bring your resume and your professionalism!)
Managers from OPG, Bruce Power, AMEC NSS, Candu Energy etc. will be in attendance.

13:00 - 14:15                 Session 4

We know you’ve wondered about the history of nuclear power and the physics behind it. This is your chance to put an end to your curiosity and learn about the history of our industry.


Benjamin Rouben, Ph.D., FCNS
President, 12 & 1 Consulting & CNS Executive Director
Adjunct Professor at UOIT and McMaster University

14:15 - 15:30                 Session 5

What are industry’s plans to achieve Canadian supply chain success in international nuclear business and to maintain a strong supply of skilled workers.

FACILITATOR: Mayank Singh and Olivia Parkitny

Martin Tulett
Vice President, Commercial Operations

Justin Hannah,
Senior Manager, Marketing & External Relations
Candu Energy Inc.

15:30 - 16:00                 Networking Break

16:00 - 17:00                 Session 6

SMART Goals: Once you have planned your project, turn your attention to developing several goals that will enable you to be successful. Goals should be SMART - specific, measurable, agreed upon, realistic and time-based


Jeremy Greenberg. Program Manager, Campus and Community Engagement
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

17:00 - 17:15                 Closing Remarks - Special Invitee