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KNOW, or Knowledge and Networking Opportunities for the Workplace, is an engaging full-day professional development event designed to help students develop the essential skills and everyday workplace competencies required for career success and in demand by employers. At KNOW, you’ll connect with and learn from community leaders, industry experts, Sask Polytech alumni and each other!

Dates and registration

KNOW takes place on the following dates on campus in each of our four campus cities.

Moose Jaw

March 6, 2024
Gymnasium

Register for Moose Jaw

Prince Albert

March 12, 2024
Gymnasium

Register for Prince Albert

Regina

March 7, 2024
Auditorium

Register for Regina

Saskatoon

Postponed
Gymnasium

 

What to expect

KNOW is a free, full-day, in-person event. By registering, you’ll gain access to professionals and experts who will share their experience and insight on a variety of topics such as lifelong learning, interpersonal skills, professionalism, creativity and intercultural fluency. As you prepare to enter the workforce, get in the KNOW firsthand from employers and human resource experts! 

8:30 a.m.

Conference check in

9 a.m.

Event opening welcome and introductions 

  • A welcoming message and ceremony to kick off an exciting day of networking, learning and growth!  

9:25 a.m.

Keynote address: Jolene Watson

  • Creating Connections: First Impressions Matter
    • Do you easily connect with others? Do you have introverted tendencies? Jolene will provide and engaging and interactive presentation with a focus on body language, confidence, and communication styles.

10:30 a.m.

KNOW micro series 

  • This series of various speaker timeslots includes a variety of topics with an emphasis on storytelling and shared experiences. Some themes of discussion include the following:
    • Emerging technologies and industry trends; 
    • Global perspectives on employability; 
    • Diversity and inclusion in the workplace; 
    • Professional networking and personal branding; 
    • Lifelong learning and continuous development;
    • and more!

Speakers:

  • Moose Jaw campus
    • Chris Knoop 
    • Misty Ledoux
    • Amy Mohr
    • Amy Strauch
  • Prince Albert campus
    • Leila Benmerrouche
    • Rajesh Chandran
    • Misty Ledoux
    • Natasha Thomson
  • Regina campus
    • Duane Banman
    • Misty Ledoux
    • Amy Mohr
    • Amy Strauch
  • Saskatoon campus
    • Rajesh Chandran
    • Misty Ledoux
    • Kim Megyesi
    • Kelly Wells

Noon

Lunch and networking

  • Let's Connect! Enjoy lunch on us as you network with KNOW guests and professionals.  

1 p.m.

HR panel discussions

  • Facilitated conversations about what human resource professionals in leading Saskatchewan-based organizations look for in both employee prospects and current employees. 

2:10 p.m.

Keynote address: Jeph Maystruck

3 p.m.

Closing remarks

  • Conference wrap-up and prize draws.
  • What is your job title, and what do you enjoy most about your job? ​
  • What is your current position, and what position did you hold before it?​
  • What is the most challenging part of your job? ​
  • How would the first month of employment look for a new employee at your job​
  • What skills are essential to have in your field of work? ​
  • What advice would you give someone just starting out in your industry? ​
  • What classes would you take if you could go back to school again?​
  •  What does a typical workday look like for you? ​
  • How do you expect the industry to change in the next five years? ​
  • What is the best piece of career advice you have ever received? 

Keynote speakers

Jolene Watson
Jolene Watson
President of Clarity Coaching & Development
Executive business coach, Myers-Briggs® practitioner, professional speaker, facilitator and Sask Polytech alumnus
Biography

Jeph Maystruck
Jeph Maystruck
StratLab Marketing
Big Idea Camp co-founder, The Honest Conference co-founder, instructor and DJ
Biography

Micro series speakers

Duane Banman
Duane Banman
Fitness and Recreation, Sask Polytech
Biography

Leila Benmerrouche
Leila Benmerrouche
Senior research associate, Sask Polytech
Biography

Rajesh Chandran
Rajesh Chandran
Student, Sask Polytech
Biography

Chris Knoop
Chris Knoop
Fitness and Recreation, Sask Polytech
Biography

Misty Ledoux
Misty Ledoux
Human Resources, Sask Polytech
Biography

Kim Megyesi
Kim Megyesi
CEO, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Saskatoon
Biography

Amy Mohr
Amy Mohr
Executive director, Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Biography

Amy Strauch
Amy Strauch
Career strategist and LINC instructor, Sask Polytech
Biography

Natasha Thomson
Natasha Thomson
Development coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Prince Albert
Biography

Kelly Wells
Kelly Wells
Fitness and Recreation, Sask Polytech
Biography

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors who make this event possible.

Presenting sponsor

Graham logo

Opening keynote sponsor

Jolene Watson logo

Moose Jaw campus sponsor

Chartered Professional Accountants Saskatchewan logo

Saskatoon campus sponsor

CODC logo

Food and beverage sponsor

The Commons logo