Engineering for Change – Leadership Series


In 2020, OSPE launched Engineering for Change, a new campaign focused on advancing diversity and inclusion in the profession. Our objective is to unite the engineering community on an issue that affects everyone. As part of this effort, this series brought to you by OSPE’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, is intended to provide early to mid-career professionals from underrepresented groups with tips and strategies on a variety of leadership-related topics. Further, it is curated with the objective of developing relationships, networking, and knowledge sharing amongst participants.

How to Participate

1. Watch a 15-minute video presentation where experts will provide actionable strategies on the topics below. A new video will be released every Tuesday from March 30-May 4, 2021

Building Confidence and Influence

Understanding how to navigate doubts when pursuing a leadership role, building your emotional intelligence and capacity

Speaker: Susan Hollett, MSc., National Coordinator, Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (SETT) Leadership Program,


Learning how to be an effective negotiator at work. Whether negotiating for a new role or within your existing role this will be important in your path to leadership.

Speaker: Sara Flint, Performance Coach

Conflict Management and Resolution

Resolving conflicts related to issues of diversity and inclusion in a reasonable way.

Speaker: Yasmeena Mohamed, Arbitrator and Mediator

Navigating Biases and Their Resulting Barriers

Addressing insecurities that result from feeling excluded at work. Understanding when to call out bias, microaggressions, and other transgressions.

Speaker: Brenda Okorogba, Strategy and Business Development Consultant, Momentswithbren Consulting

Understanding Your Identity and Approaching Balance

Finding your work-life balance.

Speaker: Kinia Romanowska, Founder and CEO, Pros and Babes

Understanding and Navigating Canadian Business Culture

Exploring the cultural nuances of the Canadian business environment including communication styles, everyday interactions, and bridging across differences.

Speaker: Harneet Panesar, MBA, P.Eng., Director of Strategy, and Integrated Planning

2. Dive deeper into the video topics by attending a weekly virtual discussion.

  • Will include breakout discussion rooms
  • Discussions will be held live online via Zoom from 6PM – 7PM.
  • To get the most out of your learning experience we highly recommend attending these discussion sessions
  • Network with other likeminded professionals

3. Attend a live webinar on May 17, 2021 for a panel discussion with subject matter experts.