Kingston: 10.23.2019 Dine and Learn

Date and Time

Starts:10/23/2019 5:45 PM

Ends:10/23/2019 9:00 PM

Registration Closes:10/24/2019 4:00 PM

Event Type: Social or Networking Event

1.5 hours Hour(s)

St. Lawrence College 100 Portsmouth Ave, Kingston K7L 5A6 Kingston,, ON




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Kingston: 10.23.2019 Dine and Learn

Date and Time

Starts:10/23/2019 5:45 PM

Ends:10/23/2019 9:00 PM

Event Type

Meeting - Dinner


St. Lawrence College

100 Portsmouth Ave, Kingston K7L 5A6

Kingston,, ON



Kingston and District: 10.23.2019 Dine and Learn

Speaker #1: John Curtis 

John Curtis’s experience, curiosity and advanced communication skills have established him as a thought leader and expert in Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Coaching.

John explores the principles and practice of Mediation, Negotiation, and Conflict Coaching. Here, you will learn about these forms of conflict resolution and how they apply to your workplace, your conflicts, and your life, from one of Ontario’s leading experts.

Topic: Investigation and Mediation - Procedural Fairness- what it is and how to avoid procedural unfairness

What does procedural fairness mean for workplace investigations? 

Speaker #2: Derek Wills Senior HR and Operations Professional - Derek Wills Consulting  

Over 20 years of senior Operations, and Human Resources and Health and Safety management experience gained in the hospitality, construction and service delivery industries.

Successful strategic project planner with a background in the design and launch of new startup facilities. Always focused on continually improving business processes to deliver corporate goals.

Proven ability to build strong relationships and trust with clients, unions, suppliers and employees and provide sound advice and recommendations to the Executive level.

Topic: Emergency Preparedness and what he learned during the Alberta Wildfires - his personal experiences

Speaker #3: Gail MacAllister, Department Manager, Queen’s University, School of Policy Studies 

Topic: Workplace Conflict Resolution

Gail MacAllister has been with Queen’s University for the last 28 years in a variety of capacities, and recently left the Office of the University Ombudsman after 5 years of dispute resolution with internal and external stakeholders of Queen’s University.  She has extensive dispute resolution experience and will complete her Masters of Law degree in Dispute Resolution at Osgoode Hall Law School in January and convocated in June 2020.  Gail also holds a Masters of Theology and a Masters of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University.

Speaker #4: Jessica Greenwood, Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck LLP/s.r.l

Topic: Legal updates


5:45 - 6:15 PM Registration and Networking

6:15 – 7:00 PM Dinner

7:00 – 8: 30 PM Speaker presentations

8:30 – 9:00 PM Q & A

Directions to event location:

The Event Centre is located on the first floor, Yellow Wing

Room number 13150 A/B/C  Venue A

1. From P1 enter through the main entrance into the SLC foyer (E1) 

a. You are in the Orange Wing

2. Upon entering make a right hand turn heading towards the bookstore

3. Continue straight past IT services and the bookstore 

4. Upon entering the cafeteria, make a sharp left-hand turn

5. Proceed straight over the bridge and make a right hand turn into the upper concourse  

     You are now in the upper concourse, Yellow Wing

6. Continue across concourse, towards the corridor with the double doors

Parking Options (parking is paid until 8:30pm)

1- Use the pay and dispense machine upon entering P1 ( pay by hour at $1.50 an hour)