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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 current trends and priorities organizations are faced with and need to overcome when it comes to the perspective of people and culture. Participants are encouraged to bring their company leader or management representative 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, 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 

Date: Thursday September 29, 2022 

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

Who should join? Welcoming HR Managers, Recruitment Specialists, Talent Acquisition Specialists, HR Consultants, Compensation and Benefits Manager, Labour Relations Specialist, Hiring Coordinator, Organizational Culture Advocates For Change, and more. 

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


Sandbox Centre

24 Maple Ave 2ND FLOOR
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

If you have any questions please contact Sandbox Centre

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+1 7055036600

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