I've attended all the Stand Up for Safety events over the years, and this last one was an utter pile of c-ap. In the Spectra days, these events were meaningful and focused on stories. There would be many people in the room tearing up over the moving content, and being the MC or a speaker at one of these events was considered a big deal and something people took seriously. This last one was painfully boring and contrived - over an hour of nothing but platitudes and meaningless pageantry. The one I went to had a speaker who had obviously not rehersed and hadn't thought of any ways to encourage dialogue, other than asking "What do you guys think?" between playing lame videos. People literally giggled through the safety award portion because of the way they melded employee photos together - hopefully they didn't pay anyone to make this content, because the majority of it looked like a highschool AV club project. The employee videos were a nice idea in theory and some were quite good, but the majority didn't seem to read the original ask - which was to share a personal story, not recreate commercials for used car lots, replacing the word "sale" for "safety". And nobody should be surprised when "look at how great I am" vs a team focus is reinforced from the top down.
In general, I always thought the purpose of the former high-production quality Stand Up For Safety event - where they would stop work across the company and group hundreds of employees together at the same time and have senior leaders there "live" - was to show how much the company cared about safety. This scaled down, amateur version that they delegated to beleaguered looking mid-level managers in small conference rooms, seemed to scream "we reallly don't give a sh--". I would rather see them discontinue this event than continue to run it into the ground like they have he past two years. At the very least, name it something other than "Stand Up for Safety" out of respect to the people who worked on the event in the past and actually cared.
And yes, I realize this isn't a huge thing to be upset about in the grand scheme of things, but Enbridge is all about death by a thousand cuts. Just like in Office Space where they move the guy into the basement in small incremental steps, you sometimes lose perspective about how bad things have become when it happens gradually, chip by chip. So I'm going to scream at the top of my lungs whenever I see b---s--- like this that weakens our supposed company values. Take safety more seriously if you want us to.