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Education Session

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 (Special Industry Session)

Session Room - 205 A | 1:20pm-2:50pm

The Art of Leadership Communication: How to Communicate Effectively to your Team for Greater Productivity

We all know that effective communication is important in our personal lives, but all too often we underestimate just how important it is in business as well. It’s no secret that poor communication practices negatively affect a company’s bottom line, which can show up in the form of decreased innovation, alignment and productivity. It can also have a significant emotional toll on all staff leading to unhealthy workplace culture and damaging levels of morale. In fact, studies show that companies with highly effective internal communication strategies demonstrated by leadership result in 47% higher returns than companies with poor internal strategies. This workshop focuses on developing a fundamental understanding of what effective communication is and introduces methods and techniques leaders can incorporate into their day to day operations to communicate more effectively to improve their team’s functionality and dynamic.


This session is brought to you by the Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC) and Matrix360.


Chandran Fernando, Founder & Managing Partner: Matrix360

Chandran Fernando, Founder & Managing Partner: Matrix360

As the Founder and Managing Partner for Matrix360, Chandran has built an advisory platform for talent and workplace strategy in the Canadian real estate and development industry over the past 18 years. His mission is guided by his people-centric approach: to build the future of the workplace where diversity is embraced, inclusion is celebrated, and equity is the outcome. He received an RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award in 2016.

Delofante Atkins, Director, Learning, Equity & Engagement at Matrix360

Delofante Atkins, Director, Learning, Equity & Engagement at Matrix360

Delofante is a trusted Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) Advisor involved in several initiatives that encourage the equity, sustainability, inclusivity and prosperity of ALL Canadians. She serves as an Educational Partner and Advisor to the board of the Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals, and an Advisory Partner to the United Nations Global Compact Network in Canada. She is also a member of Toronto’s Confronting Anti-Black Racism Partnership and Accountability Circle.

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