Workplace Culture: What has Trust Got to Do with It? Or to do with Me for that Matter? - Goffs

Aug 29, 2019 11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum

Location: Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum, 20 Sky Blvd, Goffs, NS

Date: Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Time: Lunch and Networking: 11:40 am, Presentation: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cost: Free (lunch – please advise of any special dietary requirements)

RSVP: Please use our Online Registration process to register by Tuesday, August 27th, 2019.

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This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) for the Engineers Nova Scotia CPD program.


Presenter: Kim MacDonald, Managing Partner, MacDonald & Associates For Business Growth,


Who Should Attend:

Owners, Team Leaders, Project Managers, Supervisors, HR Managers



“Companies whose employees cite high-levels of trust in their workplaces are, in fact, among the highest performers, beating the average annualized returns of the S&P 500 by a factor of three.” “The Unexpected Costs of Low Employee Engagement.” “63% of Employees Don’t Trust Their Leaders.” “Trust is At An All Time Low.” “Why Company Culture Matters More Than Ever.” 


What can a leader do to improve their own organization’s productivity and workplace strength with these kinds of recent research findings and challenging workplace trends? 


This lunch and learn will provide you with tips and strategies to launch positive internal conversations about culture whether you are in an established company or part of an early-stage company team.  Leaders and employees today are managing employee diversity in all its forms, working with colleagues who have different expectations and different views of work, and all are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress in the workplace.  Kim will share scenarios and solutions that help strengthen internal culture, provide ideas for improving collaboration, and share the factors that support inspiring, high-trust workplaces.  Some of them might surprise you. 


About the Speaker:

Kim MacDonald is a 2x entrepreneur and managing partner of MacDonald & Associates.  She has a 25-year track record of excellence as a strategist, business advisor, facilitator and workplace trainer.  Her passion is engaging leaders in conversations that spark action for change in company and organizational culture and helping them take practical actions to increase employee commitment, motivation, happiness and organizational performance.  She believes a leader’s top job is to direct internal and external attention on the things that matter most.  Employee happiness and workplace culture is emerging as the central factor affecting business success today, on equal footing with risk management, change to meet market demands and profit and loss management!


Kim has worked internationally, nationally, provincially and regionally for businesses during times of growth, expansion and change.  She has provided business planning, strategy development and market and brand development for established companies, and undertaken financial and market feasibility studies for organizations commercializing new products and technology.  She is also a professional facilitator, an adult educator and researcher in leadership, trust, company culture and the changes and trends impacting workplaces today.  She is a member of the Atlantic Association of Family Business, a member of the International Association of Facilitators and a Board Trustee of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.


11:40 AM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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