Building the mindset: Embracing transformation and change

Building the mindset: Embracing transformation and change

Building the mindset: Embracing transformation and change

Envisioning bold ideas often requires a change in perspective and mindset. Whether you’re a people leader or part of a team, this webinar will give you practical ways to incorporate new ways of thinking to meet challenges and seize opportunities. You’ll learn how to build a business case for transformation and lead change within your own organization and teams.

To find the champions – from political stakeholders to board members – who will support and drive change forward, we need to build a compelling story. Greg Dewling, CEO of Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) will share how they built the case for transformation and engaged stakeholders.

Lori-Anne Gagne,  Executive Director, Victoria Park Community Homes
will share the steps she took to lead a major change initiative at Victoria Park Homes. She’ll walk through how transparency and staff involvement helped create a culture that embraced transformation and encouraged new ways of thinking.

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT

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Presenters:

  • Greg Dewling, CEO, Capital Region Housing Corporation
  • Lori-Anne Gagne, Executive Director, Victoria Park Community Homes
Greg Dewling headshot Lori-Anne Gagne
Greg is the CEO of Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) located in Edmonton, AB.  CRHC operates 4600 publicly owned homes and 600 corporation owned homes throughout the capital region of Edmonton.  It also administers 3500 rent subsidies serving a total of 25,000 Albertans.  He has worked with Greater Edmonton Foundation and Battle River Foundation (Wainwright) since moving to Alberta in 2008.

He is the Past President of Alberta Public Housing Administrators Association, serves on the Interagency Council for Homelessness with the ministry of Human Services and is on the board of directors for the Chartered Institute of Housing Canada.   He serves as vice-chair on the board of directors for the Trans Alta Tri Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove.

Prior to moving to Alberta from Newfoundland, Greg was a pastor; the last eight years of which he served as one of the chaplains at Memorial University of Newfoundland.  While there, he completed his Masters of Business Administration to complement his Bachelor of Theology.  Greg is married to Kim, a registered nurse.  They have two adult sons, Josh and Ben.

Lori-Anne Gagne joined “Vic Park” in August 2014 bringing with her almost 30 years of experience in the social housing sector through various organizations and perspectives. She began her social housing career in 1986 when she joined a development consulting firm in Northern Ontario.

In 1992, Lori-Anne branched out on her own to operate a successful property management firm in Sudbury, Marlor Management, specializing in non-profit and co-operative housing management. During her 14-year tenure as owner/operator of Marlor Management, Lori-Anne gained an appreciation of the challenges faced by providers in trying to deliver safe, affordable, community housing.

Lori-Anne relocated to southern Ontario in 2006 to join the Agency for Co-operative Housing. In her role as Ontario/PEI Team Leader, she was charged with the overall administration of 300 federally funded co-operative housing projects throughout the two provinces.

In 2009 Lori-Anne joined the Housing Services Corporation as the Manager of Stakeholder Relations before joining the team at Victoria Park.

 

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