Inclusive Leadership: From Silos to Solutions

Tina, President of tWorks, is a professional speaker and trainer specializing in cross-cultural communication, work-life balance and inclusive leadership. Prior to tWorks, she worked with Alberta Employment and Immigration where she spearheaded international recruitment missions in response to Alberta’s labour shortage. She is contributing writer from the Human Resource Institute of Alberta’s Network magazine, Calgary Real Estate News, and Home to Home magazine. She is President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (Calgary Chapter). Tina has been the face of diversity, literally, when she was chosen to be in Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty representing beauty in diversity. With two kids, five fish and one husband, she resides in Calgary where she recently began hip hop classes.

Inclusive Leadership: From Silos to Solutions
Thursday, June 20 - Lunch Keynote, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Creating a great organization isn’t just about breaking down cultural barriers. It’s about building a workplace where everyone works towards a common purpose and feels included despite title, rank or position. Successful leaders understand people do not leave jobs. People leave people. Today’s successful CPA’s believe not only in investing in themselves, but encouraging others to grow, to learn and to develop in order to build inclusivity and trust, breakdown silos, foster employee engagement, encourage open lines of communication, promote creativity and create a healthy, happy and inspiring workplace. In a hilarious, interactive and thought-provoking manner Tina Varughese will offer insights and strategies to becoming an inclusive leader.

Topics covered will include:

  • Breaking down silos: How to create respectful, communicative, inclusive and collaborative teams  
  • Death by meeting: Key steps to inclusive and effective meetings  
  • Inclusive personal and organizational purpose: How recognizing others’ contributions gives you a stronger sense of purpose  
  • Negative Nellie and Nasty Ned: How to actively listen, include and empathize to change negative behaviors at work  
  • The importance of stress management for leaders