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The New Work Reality: Working Remotely and Examining the Hybrid Office Model!

Sep 29, 2022

The Waterfront Banquet & Conference Centre


SEP 29



5:30 PM - 8:30 PM




2 Hours


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Registration closed on

Sep 26, 2022


Hamilton CPA Ontario Association Presents: The New Work Reality: Working Remotely and Examining the Hybrid Office Model!

Join us on Sept 29th 2022, for our first in person CPD event in over 2 years! We are excited that our energetic speaker, Michael Lewis, will be our first guest.

For many the COVID pandemic has changed where and how we work with more of us working remotely than ever before. Hybrid work environments now see some employees working from home and remotely some days and back in the traditional office on others. Some employees have been pleasantly surprised and delighted to work from home. Others appreciate the time, stress and costs avoided from commuting. Others still have discovered they are more focused and productive without the distractions of a busy and noisy office. Hybrid offices can be the best of both worlds and an emerging solution for those who appreciate working remotely occasionally but need the social environment of in-person connection and collaboration with colleagues. It is a new work model that is transforming the way we work and offers numerous personal and professional benefits, and we’ll examine how we can maximize this new world of work.

  • Learn what the full range of both benefits and the challenges are of working remotely.
  • Discover how to make a hybrid working environment work for you and others.
  • Identify the typical challenges to personal and team productivity.
  • Understand what it takes to successfully lead and manage a hybrid team framework and ensure that your goals and objectives are defined and met.


$75.00 Member

$75.00 Student

$85.00 Public

Status: Registration closed on Sep 26, 2022


The Waterfront Banquet & Conference Centre, 555 Bay St. North


Join us on Sept 29th 2022, for our first in person CPD event in over 2 years! We are excited that our energetic speaker, Michael Lewis, will be our first guest.

Speaker: Michael Lewis - Founder, Michael Lewis Training, Motivation & Development

Michael Lewis is a popular and passionate speaker and experienced workshop facilitator who genuinely enjoys speaking enthusiastically to audiences ranging from 15 to 1500 in size.

As managing director of his own training and development firm, Michael personally chooses content from a huge information bank that after years of development includes over 1000 workshops, seminars, and presentations. He custom designs his presentations to closely match and exceeds the specific needs of his clients and of his audience. In close consultation with clients and implementing effective needs assessments, he has discovered how to connect directly to the learning dynamic of his audience.

Michael Lewis Training, Motivation and Development is a London, Ontario based training firm founded in 1994 after extensive market research clearly established a need for effective and affordable training solutions and educational / motivational presentations initially to non-profit organizations and then later into the private and public sectors. Proud to offer a wide selection of topics, he has been privileged to see increasing demand for his timely motivation, enthusiasm, and advice!

He focuses in presenting purposely upbeat, informative training presentations, seminars, and workshops to a wide range of clients. Since inception, we have presented more than 6000 presentations and seminars to over tens of thousands of listeners and participants to over 700 different clients.

After an extensive corporate training background, Michael formed his own business in 1994 and brings over 26 years of speaking and presentation experience and a thorough background in leadership and staff training as well as business and organizational development. He creates and speaks on topics spanning both personal and professional development and only speaks topics that he can relate to or has had personal or professional experience.

As a researcher in behavioral motivation, he brings a wealth of both business and interpersonal skills to every presentation. He has developed a reputation for delivering high-energy, motivational presentations that gets the message across in an easy-to-understand manner and in the language of his listeners. He has also been widely featured and quoted on radio, television and through many magazines and newspapers. Currently his articles have been featured in sixteen different publications.

His clients range from large businesses, the public sector to very small non-profit organizations and associations where he brings years of varied training experience into every presentation and workshop. Often, he quickly becomes a preferred trainer in the eyes of workshop participants and enjoys a high repeat / referral business frequency. He uses the ability to quickly contour his presentation to the changing dynamics inside a workshop environment and his use of humour and real-life examples is greatly appreciated. Clients welcome workshops and presentations that bring energy and enthusiasm beyond traditional training methods and presentation styles.


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