MentorYOU (Calgary) “Professionalism and Networking Success”

Wed. Jan. 21st 6:30-9 pm
Innovate Calgary, 3553 31 St. NW, Calgary AB, T2L 2K7


Do you ever wonder what to do, what to say, or what to wear at work?
Does networking make you nervous?

Whenever someone meets you in person, interacts with you electronically, speaks with you on the phone, or socializes with you at a conference or business networking event, it’s important that they sense your acumen, confidence, and professionalism. Whether you’re making a style statement or a formal introduction, you have complete control over how you present yourself.
But even the most experienced professionals find themselves in a quandary from time to time. We’ve all been unsure about what to wear to an interview or a meeting, unaware of the nuances of our body language, or unfamiliar with corporate protocols and how to communicate clearly.
In this energetic presentation, Sue Jacques ~ The Civility CEO® ~ will share practical strategies that will help you distinguish yourself through The P’s & Q’s of ProfessionalismTM. She’ll also provide standard techniques that will lead to R.E.A.L. networking success. From congeniality and clothing to communication and courtesy, you’ll walk away with concrete skills to help you gain confidence and earn respect. Topics to be covered include:

  • Presenting yourself with confidence
  • Building a flexible professional wardrobe
  • Overcoming NAGativityTM in the workplace
  • Valuing accountability & punctuality
  • Communicating with clarity
  • Extending and accepting invitations
  • Shaking hands and making introduction
  • Transforming nonversations into conversations Exiting a “conversation cul-de-sac”
  • Dealing with forgotten names

Event program:

6:30 Registration
7:00 Key-note presentation
8:30 Networking
9:00 Closing remarks

Online via
(10$ to cover cost of refreshments)

About the speaker:

Sue Jacques is The Civility CEO®, a corporate civility consultant, keynote speaker, author, and professionalism coach who is known for her upbeat presentations about personal branding, business networking, self-confidence, formal dining, and professionalism. Sue has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Business News Network, CTV, CBC, Global, and Oprah Radio, and she is a columnist for Physicians Practice magazine. Before becoming The Civility CEO® Sue spent 18 years as a death investigator at the medical examiner’s office. During that time she was involved in the medical investigation of thousands of violent and unexpected deaths, and learned about the value of respect and the ultimate costs of incivility. As a result, Sue is committed to helping individuals and businesses gain confidence, earn respect, and create courteous corporate cultures.

Image | Posted on by

Building Virtual Cultural Competency: The Work and Culture Online Story (Edmonton, Jan 28)

How can internationally trained professionals tap into the hidden job market in Canada, find meaningful work and access promotions? What would assist employers and their managers to overcome cultural differences and truly integrate their international professionals into their workforce? How can these goals be supported virtually?
These questions were the drivers behind the creation of Work and Culture Online – a virtual cultural competency course and multi-media library for two audiences – ITWs and their employers. The presentation provides an overview of the Work and Culture Online project, how we targeted the two audiences and the process of launching, sustaining and marketing the finished products.

When: Wednesday January 28, 2015 7pm – 9pm
Where: TEC Edmonton, 4th Floor
Speaker: Marie Gervais, PhD., Director, Shift Management Inc.
Cost: $10

Registration is now open

Marie Gervais, PhD., Director, Shift Management Inc.
Marie Gervais provides leadership and culturally competent management training for industry, writes eLearning curriculum for workplace learning, and manages projects for integration of immigrant workers and immigrant entrepreneurship. Her work has a particular focus on developing diverse workforce capacity and helping industry build a talent pipeline. She recently created Work and Culture Online, 10 eLearning modules for internationally trained professionals and their managers, and managed the Immigrant Entrepreneur Mentorship Program for The Business Link. A lifelong learner, Marie is a credentialed evaluator with the Canadian Evaluation Society, a Certified Training and Development Professional and is currently working on an international certificate in Mentoring.



Image | Posted on by

PowerUP (Calgary) “Professional Associations Night”

Meet representatives of a range of professional association and learn what they can do for you or maybe what you can do with them.

You probably know of several professional associations in Alberta or Calgary. But do you know what they do? Even if you do know some, you may have questions about them or wonder how you can get involved in them. To help you learn more and get connected MentorUP (Calgary) is hosting our second “Professional Association Night” where we will bring together representatives of several local associations in one place!

More details to follow

Date and Time: 6-9 pm, February 25, 2015 (NOTE THE NEW DATE)

Venue: Innovate Calgary (Alastair Ross Technology Centre), 3553-31 St. NW, Calgary

Registration: $10 via Eventbrite (to cover refreshments)

Posted in Calgary Events, Events, Upcoming Events