Ways to Manage People, Process and Projects in a Hybrid Work Environment
At Jalapeño Employee Engagement, we focus on helping small and midsize growing businesses to cultivate a thriving work culture to help grow both their people and their business. Using our uniquely curated toolkit solidified through technology as well as professional psychology services, individuals and teams can pave the way to become industry leaders in catering to arguably the most important and challenging area of any business - people.
OUR TOPIC OF DISCUSSION:
Employees are returning to the office in droves, and hybrid work arrangements are quickly becoming the new normal for many remote-capable employees. Consequently, employers are scrambling to determine how to make hybrid work as engaging and productive as possible. Crafting an effective hybrid strategy, work environment and culture begins with leaning into what's working, adjusting what's not working and adapting as new lessons are learned.
Hybrid work is creating a need for better coordination of resources- both at home and on-site. Teamwork and relationships will be challenged in new ways; enriching opportunities may be created to spend meaningful time together in the office to collaborate and build relationships. However, it also requires more extensive coordination of meetings and schedules, from determining when others are available and in the office to figuring out how to lead hybrid meetings with part of the audience online. The art of hybrid work largely comes down to leveraging the advantages it creates.
At this event, you will have an opportunity to meet industry professionals as well as Industrial and Organizational psychology students from Adler University.
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
- Identify inherent advantages as well as challenges in a hybrid work environment
- Outline the best practices to manage people and lead a hybrid team
- Learn the intricacies of project management and hybrid work process
- Gaining key insights into how hybrid team members spend their time remotely versus when on-site
- Understand how to manage yourself and your team's schedules for greater well-being and overall productivity
- Learn how to successfully implement a hybrid work environment at your workplace successfully
- 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Registration and Cocktail Session
- 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Games to Learn and Connect
- 6:30 pm -7:30 pm: Comprehensive Panel Discussion
- 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm: Networking and Cocktail Session
Principal at Clarrus Consulting Group and E.M. Sciences Ltd
Jim has been working with teams for almost 3 decades and is passionate about educating people about the role that relationships and interpersonal friction have in the success or failure of projects. He has volunteered with the Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC, and he has worked in support of homeless communities in Burnaby. He has published two books, numerous technical articles, and has presented at major conferences and many local professional associations
Development Director at Electronics Arts ( EA)
For over 16 years, Candice has been in tech, e-commerce, mobile, games and even the military acting in various roles as Development Director, Portfolio Manager, Program Manager, Project Manager and Development Manager. Most recently Candice is the Development Director for Electronic Arts (EA) where she is responsible for many game titles that includes (UFC, DeadSpace, NFS Unbound) as the Blendshapes and Rigging Development Director. Previously to EA, Candice worked in e-commerce as a Program Manager for Lululemon. She has had many other opportunities in her career to manage projects in various industries such as Mobify, Atimi, Quickmobile, Capcom and Ngrain. While she was at Ngrain she worked as a project manager managing 3D training aids to support aerospace, defense, energy and technology industries. It was incredible to see how her game experience working with artists was applicable to this space.
Currently located in North Vancouver, Candice is a proud Mom of two girls aged 7 and 5. She loves being active and getting outdoors (especially heading up to the surrounding mountains).
She is also active in the Women in Tech Community, along with Co-Leading the Women’s Ultimate Team Vancouver Chapter at EA - hosting and running events on a quarterly basis.
Candice is known for her ability to connect people and help to inspire teams when they need a little extra creativity.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Director at TransLink
Stephanie is the first Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Director at TransLink and has over 20 years’ experience in software education, change management and equity, diversity and inclusion. She has been at TransLink since July of 2020 and since that time, she has developed a 3-year framework, implemented EDI objectives into yearly performance reviews, created Employee Resource Groups, ran their first Inclusion Survey, and implemented EDI training for managers.
Before joining TransLink, Stephanie was the Senior Director of Inclusive Culture at SAP. She ran the first Global EDGE certification. SAP became the first multinational technology company to become EDGE certified. She inspires employees to be their best selves and do their best work through inclusive behaviour. Stephanie's diversity and inclusion journey started in 2011 when she became the GIRLsmarts4tech Grade 7 sponsor to inspire girls to enter the technology field. To date, over 1500 girls have gone through the one-day program globally. She is obsessed with baking the perfect cookie and reads everything regarding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
With over a decade in the industry, Shervin’s experience is in mining engineering, with a specific focus on underground mine design, project evaluation, execution, reclamation, First Nations’ relations, and community engagement. His leadership role with the entire Alexco Resources’ (TSX-AXR) Keno Hill project in the Yukon Territories focused on heading the team responsible for environmental, engineering, reclamation, tailings management, and mine development. Mr. Teymouri contributed crucial insight and experience to the environmental assessment and permitting process of this project, from the PEA in 2006, to the execution and start-up of the Company’s mines in 2011. Shervin is also an Adjunct Professor and Lecturer of Mining Engineering at the University Of British Columbia, Faculty of Applied Science, Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering. He holds a B.A.Sc., Geological Engineering, and Masters, Mining Engineering/Mining Economics degrees from the University of British Columbia, and holds a Professional Engineering designation with the EGBC. He currently sits on several public and private companies’ board of directors.