WEB DISCUSSION: Mind Your Mojo – Stress: Signs, Symptoms + Coping Strategies

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Mind Your Mojo with a Cup of Joe - hosting short weekly discussions around mental health during this time of unprecedented change & uncertainty. The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce and SME member, Angela Smith, invite CACC members to connect over a cuppa on Wednesday mornings to look after our mental wellbeing and boost our resilience to stress. In the last few weeks, because of COVID-19 most businesses have been focused on navigating the new normal. Now it’s time to pause and take a few moments to look after you. Because we know, for a business to thrive, its people must be first healthy and well. Over four Wednesday mornings, Angela will share aspects of her Mind Your Mojo© program with our members via Zoom. These sessions are a chance for you to connect with the CACC community and to consider creating (or, perhaps recalling), positive resilience habits. For many, working remotely is something new and can be challenging. Join us by starting Wednesday mornings with the Mind Your Mojo with a Cup of Joe sessions to connect, caffeinate and create resilience. Who should attend: Any CACC member who may be struggling to adapt to recent changes Any professional needing practical solutions to creating a work-at-home structure Anyone needing to build their resiliency HOSTED BY FACILITATOR ANGELA SMITH FOUNDER & FACILITATOR, Mind Your Mojo© Program Easy-going with a good sense of humour, Angela is a natural storyteller who brings a whole-hearted, practical approach to resilient wellbeing in every corporate environment she is welcomed in to. As a survivor and a ‘thriver’ of emotionally charged, high stakes and high stress environments, Angela supports professionals to positively integrate being fully committed without becoming fully consumed, burned out and ineffectual. Formerly a Senior Communications Advisor to several Victoria Government ministers as well as to...

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WEB DISCUSSION: Mind Your Mojo – Understanding + Calming the Nervous System

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Mind Your Mojo with a Cup of Joe - hosting short weekly discussions around mental health during this time of unprecedented change & uncertainty. The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce and SME member, Angela Smith, invite CACC members to connect over a cuppa on Wednesday mornings to look after our mental wellbeing and boost our resilience to stress. In the last few weeks, because of COVID-19 most businesses have been focused on navigating the new normal. Now it’s time to pause and take a few moments to look after you. Because we know, for a business to thrive, its people must be first healthy and well. Over four Wednesday mornings, Angela will share aspects of her Mind Your Mojo© program with our members via Zoom. These sessions are a chance for you to connect with the CACC community and to consider creating (or, perhaps recalling), positive resilience habits. Session topics: Resilience 101 – Explore ways to boost four specific aspects of resilience (social, emotional, physical and mental) by creating your own Personal Resilience Strategy. The Triad of Wellbeing – Every aspect of life contributes to our overall wellbeing. In this session, we focus on food, sleep and exercise. Understanding + Calming the Nervous System – An overview of how the body reacts to stress and ways to intentionally calm the nervous system. Stress: Signs, Symptoms + Coping Strategies – Identify the thoughts, feels, physical sensations and behaviours you experience at times of stress so that you can define ways of managing it. For many, working remotely is something new and can be challenging. Join us by starting Wednesday mornings with the Mind Your Mojo with a Cup of Joe sessions to connect, caffeinate and create resilience. Who should attend: Any CACC member who may be struggling to adapt to recent...

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WEB DISCUSSION: Mind Your Mojo – Resilience 101

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Mind Your Mojo with a Cup of Joe - hosting short weekly discussions around mental health during this time of unprecedented change & uncertainty. The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce and SME member, Angela Smith, invite CACC members to connect over a cuppa on Wednesday mornings to look after our mental wellbeing and boost our resilience to stress. In the last few weeks, because of COVID-19 most businesses have been focused on navigating the new normal. Now it’s time to pause and take a few moments to look after you. Because we know, for a business to thrive, its people must be first healthy and well. Over four Wednesday mornings, Angela will share aspects of her Mind Your Mojo© program with our members via Zoom. These sessions are a chance for you to connect with the CACC community and to consider creating (or, perhaps recalling), positive resilience habits. These interactive 30-minute live gatherings will run for four weeks via Zoom from 8.30 AM – 9.00 AM (AEST), commencing  Wednesday, 22 April and concluding on 13 May. Session topics: Resilience 101 – Explore ways to boost four specific aspects of resilience (social, emotional, physical and mental) by creating your own Personal Resilience Strategy. The Triad of Wellbeing – Every aspect of life contributes to our overall wellbeing. In this session, we focus on food, sleep and exercise. Understanding + Calming the Nervous System – An overview of how the body reacts to stress and ways to intentionally calm the nervous system. Stress: Signs, Symptoms + Coping Strategies – Identify the thoughts, feels, physical sensations and behaviours you experience at times of stress so that you can define ways of managing it. For many, working remotely is something new and can be challenging. Join us by starting Wednesday mornings with the Mind...

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WEB DISCUSSION: Mind Your Mojo – The Triad of Wellbeing

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Mind Your Mojo with a Cup of Joe - hosting short weekly discussions around mental health during this time of unprecedented change & uncertainty. The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce and SME member, Angela Smith, invite CACC members to connect over a cuppa on Wednesday mornings to look after our mental wellbeing and boost our resilience to stress. In the last few weeks, because of COVID-19 most businesses have been focused on navigating the new normal. Now it’s time to pause and take a few moments to look after you. Because we know, for a business to thrive, its people must be first healthy and well. Over four Wednesday mornings, Angela will share aspects of her Mind Your Mojo© program with our members via Zoom. These sessions are a chance for you to connect with the CACC community and to consider creating (or, perhaps recalling), positive resilience habits. Session topics: Resilience 101 – Explore ways to boost four specific aspects of resilience (social, emotional, physical and mental) by creating your own Personal Resilience Strategy. The Triad of Wellbeing – Every aspect of life contributes to our overall wellbeing. In this session, we focus on food, sleep and exercise. Understanding + Calming the Nervous System – An overview of how the body reacts to stress and ways to intentionally calm the nervous system. Stress: Signs, Symptoms + Coping Strategies – Identify the thoughts, feels, physical sensations and behaviours you experience at times of stress so that you can define ways of managing it. For many, working remotely is something new and can be challenging. Join us by starting Wednesday mornings with the Mind Your Mojo with a Cup of Joe sessions to connect, caffeinate and create resilience. Who should attend: Any CACC member who may be struggling to adapt to recent...

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CACC Committees – Merci Beaucoup!

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The CACC Board say "Thank You / Merci Beaucoup" to our dedicated network of Volunteers. Without our CACC Volunteers' dedication and support, the success of the past year would not have been possible. Whether a volunteer's contribution came in the way of copywriting, sponsorship development, event management, business advice, leadership, or any other function that makes our chamber tick, hardwork and efforts did not go unnoticed. To show our gratitude & celebrate a successful 2019, the CACC would like to host our dedicated Volunteers and newest SME members for a cocktail reception. This will give us the chance to mingle as a group and reflect on another great year of promoting ongoing collaboration between Canada & Australia. As well as discuss the many exciting things we have planned for 2020 and beyond!

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CACC CANBERRA BOARDROOM BRIEFING: Digital Transformation in Government – The Journey to Improved Citizen Experiences

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The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to attend a private boardroom briefing to discuss digital transformation in government, the journey to improved citizen experiences. Please join us for a private boardroom discussion led by CACC Corporate Sponsors OpenText and Deloitte, with international guest speaker Brian Chidester, Global Public Sector Strategist from OpenText, as the CACC welcomes guest of honour, His Excellency Mark Glauser, High Commissioner for Canada. We will be discussing the information challenges faced by governments in their drive to improve their citizens’ digital experiences. These include budgetary pressures, modernisation, talent, transparency & accountability, security & resiliency, legacy system rationalisation and data remediation. Although these are difficult problems to solve, some countries and departments are further along than others. This session will present and facilitate a public sector community discussion that helps build knowledge, understanding and sharing relationships between similar functions across departments and country borders. Who should attend: CIOs of State and Federal government departments and public sector agencies Assistant Secretaries of Federal government departments Senior Executives from organisations consulting to government departments and public sector agencies. THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY EVENT. To enquire please email Mel Wharton at melissa@cacc.com.au. HOSTED BY GUEST OF HONOUR H.E. MARK GLAUSER High Commissioner of Canada in Australia H.E. Mr. Mark Glauser is High Commissioner of Canada in Australia with concurrent accreditation as High Commissioner-designate to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Nauru and Vanuatu. He also holds concurrent accreditation as Ambassador- designate to the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau. Mr. Glauser joined External Affairs and International Trade Canada – now Global Affairs Canada – in 1993. At headquarters, he was Executive Director of the Threat Assessment and Intelligence Services Division from 2010 to 2015, Director of Operations at the Privy Council Office from 2015 to 2016, Director General...

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MELBOURNE BOARDROOM BRIEFING: Leadership Diversity – From Token to Tipping Point

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This is a private boardroom conversation led by CACC Director & Treasurer, Lesley Gillespie, Co-Founder of Bakers Delight as the CACC welcomes to Australia guest of honour Mairead Lavery, President & CEO of Export Development Canada. We will be discussing amongst peers the current challenges with leadership diversity. Are we actually making progress or have we come to a stand still? What can we learn from leaders across Canada & Australia? How do we move from the token hire to the tipping point where change gathers momentum? What actions can we take today as business leaders to contribute to lasting change? THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY BOARDROOM BRIEFING. To enquire please email: events@cacc.com.au   EVENT HOSTED BY   INTERNATIONAL GUEST OF HONOUR MAIREAD LAVERY, President & CEO - Export Development Canada Mairead Lavery joined Export Development Canada in 2014 as Senior Vice-President for Business Development. From day one, she has been a passionate promoter of the Crown corporation and Canada’s exporters. Appointed President and CEO on February 5, 2019, Mairead is determined to see EDC help thousands more Canadian companies “go, grow and succeed internationally.” Prior to EDC, Mairead held numerous executive roles at Bombardier. During sixteen years, she managed large and complex portfolios, including Finance, Strategy, Business Development and Business Transformation. Since coming to EDC, her focus has been on expanding the Crown corporation’s impact on behalf of Canadian exporters by understanding their needs and championing their objectives here in Canada and in markets around the world. Mairead is committed to social and environmental responsibility, addressing in particular the challenges of climate change, human rights and gender equity. She also believes in the imperative of a diverse and culturally inclusive workforce. Mairead is also the first woman to occupy EDC’s chief executive role in its 75-year history. A native of...

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SYDNEY BOARDROOM BRIEFING: Rise of the Institutional Investor, a Canadian Australian Comparative

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Join us for a private boardroom conversation led by CACC President, Doug Carmichael, former CEO of Commbank Group Super as the CACC welcomes to Australia guests of honour, Goldy Hyder, President & CEO of Business Council of Canada and Mairead Lavery, President & CEO of Export Development Canada. We will be discussing amongst peers the trends changing the way in which asset owners are engaging with the corporate community both in Australia and in Canada. How important is it to partner with like-minded investors? How does Australia & Canada address their resources dependency compared to other global economies? This meeting would suit: CEO or CIO of large asset owners Trustees of Superannuation Fund Boards   THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY BOARDROOM BRIEFING. To enquire please email: events@cacc.com.au INTERNATIONAL GUESTS OF HONOUR GOLDY HYDER, President & CEO - Business Council of Canada Goldy Hyder was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Canada, effective October 15, 2018. Founded in 1976, the Council is a non-profit, non-partisan organization representing the chief executives and heads of 150 leading Canadian businesses, employing 1.7 million Canadians and composed of every major industry across the country. From July 2014 to October 2018, Mr. Hyder was President and Chief Executive Officer of Hill+Knowlton Strategies (Canada), providing strategic communications counsel to the firm’s extensive and diverse client base. Prior to joining Hill+Knowlton in 2001, he served as Director of Policy and Chief of Staff to The Right Honourable Joe Clark, former prime minister and former leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party. In addition to his achievements in business and public policy, Mr. Hyder has a long track record of service on behalf of several charities and non-profit organizations. He is a past co-chair of the United Way of Ottawa’s Campaign Cabinet and a former member of...

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