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 Inclusive Leadership - Celebrating Diversity in the Workplace

Chapter Event
9/29/2020 8:00 AM
9/29/2020 10:00 AM
Hydro One Office - 483 Bay St, Toronto, M5G 2P5 | Canada - Ontario
Session Overview

Companies increasingly rely on multidisciplinary teams that create value by combining the collective perspectives of individuals across a variety of dimensions including gender, ethnicity, and age. However, this does not mean that merely combining a mix of people together guarantees high performance. Internal audit is no exception and it is equally important for internal audit to embrace diversity and inclusion and integrate these principles in everything they do including the way they recruit, train, and develop its people. Now, in this period of heightened uncertainty, it is more important than ever for organizations and internal auditors to practice inclusive leadership.

Join us for an engaging session where we will learn, through the personal experiences of seasoned leaders, strategies that helped them build a vibrant and diverse, cohesive environment that embraces diverse talents, opinion, experiences, backgrounds; and capitalize on their unique perspectives to drive practical solutions that positively contributed to their organizations.

MODERATOR           Colin Shaw, OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System)

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Since July 2018, Colin has been the Global Head of Internal Audits at OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), where he leads a team of accountants, IT professionals and investment specialists who provide assurance and advisory services to the Board and global management teams to help deliver on the pension promise.  Effective June 1, 2020, he is also the President of the IIA Toronto Chapter; the largest chapter in Canada and the 2nd-3rd largest chapter globally.

Colin is an immigrant to this great nation with over 20-years’ experience in internal audit, operational risk and forensic accounting in Canada and Europe, including internal audit leadership roles and senior roles in professional services firms. He has led and participated on multi- disciplinary teams, and reported to senior executives, Boards, regulators (OSFI) and law enforcement.  He is proud to be recognized as a thoughtful colleague and leader, who continues to ask questions and upskill himself on areas of diversity, so he can consistently show up in an inclusive manner.  At OMERS, he has embraced and is involved in our many Employee Resource Groups, recognizing the importance of allies in moving the agenda forward.

Colin has been married to Karin for over 20-years and has two teenage boys; Ben and Dylan.  In his spare time, he has a passion for rugby and skiing, action movies/audio books, and relaxing at the cottage.  Having lost both parents at an early age to heart disease, his charity of preference is Heart & Stroke.

​PANELISTS –             Janice Ding, Ontario Power Generation (OPG)

Andrea Leon, TD Bank

Nadine O’Neill, Hydro One Networks Inc.


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Janice Ding is the Director of Internal Audit at Ontario Power Generation (OPG).  At OPG, she had also held leadership positions in Enterprise Risk Management, Commercial Development and Strategic Contracts.   Janice had led the implementation of a number of key initiatives such as the organization’s Business Continuity Program, Anti-Fraud and Ethics program, centralized IT access reporting initiative, Risk Appetite and Tolerance activities, and the Internal Controls over Financial Reporting program.  In the contracts and commercial space, Janice was involved in establishing a new organization and had a portfolio that spanned billions of dollars in contracts to support capital projects.  She was engaged in vendor negotiations and establishment of the contracts, implementation of a contracts audit program and settlements for recoveries and savings.

Janice is a leader who regularly seeks out new challenges, is results driven focused on creating an impact and making a difference in every role she takes.  As a people leader, Janice values the importance of networking and personal development where she endeavors to support her team in their career goals.  She was also involved in OPG’s Empowered Women’s and ‘Accelerate’ Programs as a presenter and mentor, a program focused on leadership development for high performers.

Janice has both a financial and information technology background. Prior to joining OPG, Janice started her career in KPMG in audit and consulting, subsequently moving on to the Prudential Insurance Company of America, Desjardins Laurentian Group and the Toronto Dominion Bank.  Janice is currently the co-chair on the Canadian Electricity Association’s Internal Audit Committee.

 

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Andrea Leon is a CPA, CA and is currently an Internal Audit Manager at TD Bank. During the past four years, she has led audits of Risk Management, Legal, Human Resources, and Compliance functions at the Bank. She is a Risk subject matter expert within her Audit function and provides guidance to other auditors as needed. Previously, she was a Senior Auditor at Deloitte, where she gained experience auditing public companies within the mining and real estate industries.

Andrea is passionate about mentoring undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in internal or external audit. She also assists with recruiting candidates for TD's CPA Associate Rotational Program and visits university campuses to network with students. Andrea enjoys attending diversity events with her colleagues, including International Women's Day, Pride Parade, and Alzheimer's fundraisers, to name a few. Outside of work, she is passionate about languages, and is currently learning Spanish and French.

 


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Nadine O’Neill is currently the Vice President of Employee and Labour Relations at Hydro One Networks Inc. Nadine has been with Hydro One for twelve years, holding various positions within Labour Relations. She focuses on labour strategy, collective bargaining, human resources business partnering, and policy and programming development. Nadine is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Electrical Power Systems Construction Association.

Prior to working for Hydro One Networks Inc., Nadine worked at Bombardier Aerospace as a Human Resources Business Partner. She holds a Master of Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Registration

As space is limited, please pre-register on-line at the website noted below. Late registrations may not be accommodated due to space limitations. Substitutions are welcome.   

To register online, please visit the event website:  Click Here​

Phone: (289) 660-1447

Email:  administrator@iia-toronto.org

Cost

Early Bird Pricing (Until August 31, 2020)

IIA Toronto Chapter Members - $64.99 (Plus HST)

Non-Members - $76.99 (Plus HST)

Regular Pricing (Starting September 1, 2020)

IIA Toronto Chapter Members - $76.99 (Plus HST)

Non-Members - $84.99 (Plus HST)

Students – Free if a valid student ID card is presented at event

Venue

Hydro One Office - 483 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5G 2P5

Registration, Light Breakfast And Networking: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Presentation and Q&A:  8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

CPE: 1.5 credits

Please Note:  There is a cancellation policy in effect.