ON: Managing Your Career

New boss you’re not too sure about? Too many of the news releases you are publishing include language on ‘cutting costs’ or rightsizing your company’s labour force? These can all lead to change in our lives, planned and unplanned.

This session will touch on managing your network, career mobility and transitions (best practices and things to avoid), leadership development, and coaching. This event is eligible for 2 CEUs.

Date: Thursday, December 8
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm ET
Cost: Free for CIRI members, $25 for non-members (plus taxes)

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What You Will Learn

  • How to connect with your audience and show your passion;
  • How to keep it simple and focus slides and content on your core messages;
  • How to formulate the key messages you want your audience to take away;
  • How to use your visual aids to empower your message, not to detract from it;
  • How to stay engaged with your audience by making eye contact, smiling and build rapport; and
  • How to start strongly, grab your audience’s attention and most importantly, hold it.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who isn’t 100% certain of the security of their position at their organization or 100% happy with their current role.


Salisha Ilyas, Principal Consultant, Target IR & Communications

Salisha Ilyas is a senior investor relations professional with more than 20 years of experience across a range of industries, including mining, technology and healthcare. She has held senior IR and communication roles at Canadian and UK publicly listed companies and has also served as the head of professional development at the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) in Toronto. She currently holds the role of Principal at Target IR & Communications, a full-service IR firm that supports growing small cap companies in targeting, connecting and communicating with investors, analysts and other capital market stakeholders. Salisha holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and a Master in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business (York University), and she has completed the Canadian Securities Course.


Ann Wilkinson, Vice President, Investor Relations, Generation Mining

A seasoned investor relations executive, Ann Wilkinson has been a denizen of the mining industry, working with both base and precious metals producers and developers, for longer than she will confess to.

While her profile on LinkedIn describes her being responsible for the development and execution of investor relations strategy; representing public companies in their respective relationships with the investment community and acting as a public spokesperson; she says she’d prefer to be remembered for her crisis communications around fires in production hoists, floods, cracked semi-autogenous grinding mills, strikes, layoffs, and challenges with newly commissioned tailings impoundment facilities and processing plants. Her career has not been without its ups and downs and accordingly, she will lead a candid discussion on managing one’s network, career transitions and career mobility (best practices and things to avoid), leadership development, and coaching.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance for reimbursement. Please contact Kaitlin Davis if you need to cancel your registration.

12/8/2022 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Eastern Standard Time
CIBC - BCE Place 161 Bay Street, 7th floor McMaster Room Toronto, ON CANADA

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