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Structures and Systems - Ember Experience Panel Discussion

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Wednesday, June 07, 2023 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Complimentary for Members
Virtual - complimentary
Jesse Adams, President, and Founder of Ember Experience, Norah Marsh and Aishwarya Jayaprakash of Ember Experience

Competency: Business Acumen
CPD: 1 (Upon confirmation of attendance CPD hours will be directly applied to your CPD log in your member portal)

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About the Event

We are regularly finding friction between the established systems and structures of an organization and the lived or expected norms of their culture. This can create challenges and imbalances between people and business outcomes. These challenges continually foster a situation where the execution of work, is reliant on individual skill and resilience to continually overcome systemic barriers.  This often results in increased turnover, staff burnout, fatigue, increased people issues (e.g., harassment, conflict) as well as unfulfilled business objectives.  

As organizations, we have the responsibility to find ways to create and design systems that amplify our people. This can be large scale items, like business processes, policies, leadership presence and power, as well as smaller scale ones like how meetings are run. 

At Ember we are rumbling our way through these challenges in relation to how we deliver on our services, the ways as leaders we facilitate a culture of feedback, and how we implement infrastructure to support communal knowledge and understanding. 

In this session the Ember team will discuss: 

  • The challenges experienced has we are integrating leadership, company values and organizational systems. 
  • The impact of leadership wake on forming organizational systems.  
  • What structures we have put in place to discuss and innovate ways to address them. 

About the Speaker

Jesse Adams, President, and Founder of Ember Experience

Jesse is the leader and founder of Ember Experience, a consulting firm which supports organizations across Canada who are evolving leadership and business practices to support humans at work.   

Jesse has over a decade of experience in leadership, business coaching, corporate well-being strategy analysis and implementation. Jesse is a highly skilled public speaker, visionary thinker, and coach for senior leaders.    

Norah Marsh

Norah Marsh has extensive experience working at the senior level in public organizations. She was the CEO of a provincial crown agency where she launched the organization’s first Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Policy and also served as CEO for Durham District School Board. Forbes Canada recognized Durham as one of the top ten employers in Canada during Norah’s tenure.

Norah is a highly respected leader with a proven track record of creative change management, strategic planning, and organizational cultural restoration. She was elected to chair the Ontario Institute of Educational Leadership and President of the Ontario Public Supervisory Officials Association. She has also completed the Human Rights Certification Program in support of her continued commitment to Indigenous and human rights.

Nationally and internationally, she has presented on a variety of topics including equitable education, well-being, change management, ethical and compassionate leadership, governance, and sound assessment practices.

Norah lives in Ottawa with her husband David and tries to keep tabs on their three children who are now in their twenties. She continues to volunteer for children and youth charities in addition to her work with Marsh and McMahon Coaching and Consulting Services.

Aishwarya Jayaprakash

Aishwarya (Aish) holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering in Electronics and Communication and an MBA. Aish brings a strong understanding of the alignment of corporate culture and business practices linking strategy, profitability, and the employee experience. Over several years, Aish has worked with large public and corporate clients to manage complex projects and identify key strengths and inhibitors in an organization's culture. She strives to bring passion, focus, and energy to every challenge. Aish values and deeply cares for her work and for her team.  



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