Welcome and Opening Remarks
Resilience is a powerful skill and capability that can be developed. It is the ability to bounce back from the obstacles and setbacks that we face. It requires developing positive adaptation processes and finding meaning and value in our experiences. It promotes self-efficacy, confidence, and possibility thinking. This keynote focuses on how we can develop strategies to build our psychological capital and resilience in an age of uncertainty. When redefining resilience, we not only bounce back, but learn and grow from the challenges we encounter in order to achieve higher levels of performance.
Rumeet Billan, PhD, is an award-winning, internationally recognized entrepreneur, learning architect, speaker, author and humanitarian. Her mission is to raise potential by designing experiences that build resilience. She is the President and CEO of Viewpoint Leadership and an expert on Psychological Capital. She completed her PhD at OISE, University of Toronto and has designed and facilitated programs, courses, and training sessions across industries and sectors. She led the groundbreaking national research study on Tall Poppy Syndrome which reveals the impact of the silent systemic syndrome on women in the workplace. In 2020, she co-led the Canadian Happiness at Work study, in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association, and was the inaugural National Ambassador for the Not Myself Today® program. She was named Canada’s Top 10 Power Women in 2020, and has been twice named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. Recently, she released her first award-winning and bestselling book, Who Do I Want To Become?, designed for children and adults who are struggling with the question of what they want to be when they grow up. She serves on the Board of Directors of CODE and for G(irls)20.
Panel Discussion on Youth Mental Health
Jimmy Tan, Youth Partner, Frayme
Elana Ludman, Moderator Vice President, Youth Mental Health, Graham Boeckh Foundation
More information to be announced
Dr. Kwame McKenzie
Details to be announced
Closing Remarks with Steve Lurie, CMHA Toronto