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Introducing peer buzz sessions - a unique type of social learning. What happens here? The sharing of knowledge and challenges across many different industries open up opportunities for connection, collaboration, and new ways of thinking.

Join Sandbox Centre and come together for an interactive peer learning buzz session that discusses the top HR challenges organizations need to overcome in 2022. CEOs, Founders, and organizational leaders are encouraged to attend with a people and culture representative of their organization to this session's conversation as the topics discussed will create more effectiveness within your organization when learned together. Claudine Cousins, CEO of Empower Simcoe, and Craig Busch, CEO of Busch Systems, will lead the discussion on the following topics:

  • Recruitment, Recruitment, Recruitment
  • Cost of Living/Wages
  • Working from Home (resistance challenges?)
  • Wellness vs. Wellbeing

Key Takeaways include: 

  • Hiring approach meant for 10-20 years ago
  • Recruit for Attitude, Train for Skills
  • Reassessment of Culture (right sized) - Organizational assessment

Peer Buzz Champion Facilitator: Claudine Cousins, CEO of Empower Simcoe & Craig Busch, CEO of Busch Systems

Date: Thursday September 29, 2022 

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in person at Sandbox Centre!

Who should join? Targeting current and former CEOs, Presidents, and Founders who are responsible for strategic and operational leadership in their business.

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- Free participation included for SBX Members -


  • Claudine Cousins (CEO of Empower Simcoe)

    Claudine Cousins

    CEO of Empower Simcoe


    A scholar, practitioner and community changemaker, Dr. Claudine Cousins is the Chief Executive Officer of Empower Simcoe, a human services organization in the broader health sector with approximately 600 employees, and part-time teacher in the School of Business at Georgian College. Claudine has over twenty-five years of leadership experience with various Ministries within the Ontario Public Service and the not-for-profit and profit sectors, including banking and investment. Claudine brings expertise from an operations, governance, diversity, and human resources leadership lens within unionized and non-unionized organizations. Claudine’s leadership in empowering people to lead a meaningful and inclusive life depends on having available and competent talent.

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  • Craig Busch (CEO of Busch Systems International Inc)

    Craig Busch

    CEO of Busch Systems International Inc


    Craig is a serial entrepreneur dedicated to making the world a better place through innovative and sustainable solutions. He is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs, investing in startups while sharing his expertise to help them grow. As the Founder of the Sandbox Centre, Craig established a transformational partnership between private and public sector leaders to open a community-led entrepreneurship centre.

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Peer Buzz Session Member Ticket
Member Price Free
Peer Buzz Session Public Ticket
Standard Price C$99


Sandbox Centre

24 Maple Ave 2ND FLOOR
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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