Leading in a hybrid workplace

Date: October 5, 2022
Type: Virtual

Leading in a Hybrid Workplace

Workplace culture transcends borders and buildings and over the last 2.5 years, we’ve had to adjust to new ways of working, connecting, and leading. The compounding changes experienced during this time are contributing to the challenges leadership teams are currently facing with transitioning employees who have been working from home to a hybrid model. Leaders are being tasked to navigate the shift and maintain a strong culture, and this has come with its challenges with some leaders struggling, and difficult conversations emerging.

This session will focus on being an inclusive leader in a hybrid workplace with an emphasis on change, trust, and belonging. Research has consistently shown that when employees feel that they belong and are a part of a high-trust culture, they will perform better and experience higher levels of commitment, engagement, and well-being. Trust helps to solve problems of risk and is necessary for collaboration, innovation, and creating a sense of belonging among those that we lead. This session will provide leaders with strategies to help navigate difficult and uncomfortable conversations and focus on the quality of interactions in order to re-engage employees in a hybrid world and meet them where they are at. Practical and evidence-based tools that support building, fostering, and nurturing a culture of trust, psychological safety, and belonging will be presented.

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Event Details

Date & Time: October 5, 2022 13:30 to 14:45 EST

Topic: Leadership in Hybrid Workplace

Audience: All Public Service executives across Canada and internationally are invited to attend APEX’s learning events

Session Resources

Harvard Business Review logo

Balancing Autonomy and Structure for Remote Employees

Infographic on study of belonging in the workplace

The 2022 Workplace Belonging Survey Infographic

Picture of Rumeet PPT slide

PowerPoint Presentation

Dr. Billan’s interview on TVO – Relearning how to socialize

Photo Rumeet webinar

Session Recording Available

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Dr. Rumeet Billan
President and CEO
Viewpoint Leadership Inc.

Dr. Rumeet Billan 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.

Dr. Billan is the President and CEO of Viewpoint Leadership and an expert on Psychological Capital. She completed her PhD at the 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, and co-led the Canadian Happiness at Work Study in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Dr. Billan has been named Canada’s Top 10 Power Women in 2020, and was twice named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network. She is a regular guest on Global News, CTV, Breakfast Television, and has been featured in Forbes, The Globe and Mail, and The Financial Post. Her talk on The Future of Education at TEDx was highly lauded and later adapted into a workshop for students. She recently authored her first award-winning and bestselling book Who Do I Want To Become? designed for anyone, of any age, who has been stumped by the question of what they’re going to be when they grow up. Dr. Billan is the Chair of the Board for G(irls)20, a renowned global non-profit that aims to mobilize girls and young women for economic advancement locally and worldwide, and serves on the Board of Directors for CODE, Canada’s leading international development agency uniquely focused on advancing literacy and education.

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Jeremy Stowe
APEX Executive, Programming and Partnerships


Jeremy is an executive with over 32 years of combined experience in the Federal Public Service and the Canadian Armed Forces. He is an experienced leader of national programs, line operations, diverse teams, and end-to-end transformation initiatives. Jeremy served in an executive role for over 11 years at the Canada School of Public Service in various roles including the Director General of Events and Operations as well as the Director General of the Government of Canada and Public Sector Skills business line. He also has extensive experience in defining and setting a vision to deliver on organizational priorities that improve outcomes for the department and the client(s) it serves. Jeremy has been formally recognized with awards for his exemplary efforts related to innovation, teamwork, education, and leadership, and for his overall dedication to the public service. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award in recognition of his contributions, achievements, and dedicated service to Canada.

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