HR Today is HRPA’s premier interview segment which connects our 23,000 members with top speakers throughout the Annual Conference & Trade Show. The interviews are filmed in the HR Today studio (located at the heart of our Trade Show floor) throughout the three days of the conference.

Feb 1 – HRPA CEO Bill Greenhalgh Opens the HRPA Conference

HRPA CEO BILL GREENHALGH

Catherine Finley – Vice President MHR Canada & Human Resources, GCP International & Global Client Group – Amex Canada Inc.

Chris Larsen – VP Marketing, Membership & Professional Development – Hrpa

Curt Steinhorst, Founder, FocusWise

Cynthia Ingram – Barrister and Solicitor – Ingram HR Law

Dave Wilkin – Founder – TenThousandCoffees.com

Elizabeth Nyamayaro, Senior Advisor to Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director UN Women

Dr Jason Fox – Author & Leadership Advisor – drjasonfox.com

Jeffrey Pfeffer – Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business

John W. Boudreau, PhD, Professor and Research Director at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Center for Effective Organizations

Dr Joti Samra – Program Lead – University of Fredericton

Julian Chapman – President – Forrest & Company Limited

Kelly Joscelyne, Global Talent Management Leader PwC

Laura Williams – Principal – Williams HR Law Professional Corporation

Linda Nazareth – Economist and Trends Expert

Marnie McBean –  Three-Time Olympic Gold Medallist | Former Athlete Mentor for the Canadian Olympic Team

Mary Ann Baynton – Program Director – Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace

Neil Pasricha – Happiness Expert and Bestselling Author of The Book of Awesome

Patricia Muir – President, Executive Coach – Maestro Quality Inc.

Sébastien Sasseville – Athlete & Professional Motivational Speaker

Steven Van Alstine – VP, Education – Canadian Payroll Association

Tim Caulfield – Professor in the Faculty of Law & the School of Public Health – University of Alberta

Zahra Sakkejha – Director of Marketing – Personalized Prescribing

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HRPA Mobile App

HRPA Mobile App

Download HRPA’s FREE conference app to get the most out of your conference experience! Featuring an interactive conference floorplan, this easy-to-navigate app lets you quickly find and bookmark speakers, sessions and trade show exhibitors.

*Please note* In order to access the mobile app you will need to log in using the email you used to register for the event.

HRPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW #ACGAMES

This year HRPA is introducing a new mobile app contest for attendees of the 2017 Annual Conference. This contest is based on a points based system where attendees will accumulate points throughout the registration and event period. The attendee who receives the highest total points in the game will win our Grand Prize, while the runners up will be able to pick donated exhibitor prizes via our Prize Draft.

CONTEST ENDS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3rd, 2017 at 11:00AM. Winners will be announced at the Jobillico Booth #619 starting at 12:15pm

 

Sponsored by Jobillico

 

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About HRPA’s Annual Conference and Trade Show

Welcome to HRPA’s 2017 Annual Conference & Trade Show

Now in its 75th year, HRPA’s 2017 Annual Conference & Trade Show is the world’s second largest Human Resources conference, attracting HR and business professionals from across Canada and around the globe. This three-day event—February 1-3, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre—features inspiring keynote speakers, 130+ HR professional development sessions, networking events and more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest HR products and services.

Here’s what you can expect during your conference experience:

Engaging Keynote Speakers

John Boudreau
Research Director at USC’s Marshall School of Business and Center for Effective Organizations

Kelly Joscelyne
Global Talent Management Leader at PwC

Elizabeth Nyamayaro
Senior Advisor to Under Secretary-General UN Women

Neil Pasricha
Author, The Book of Awesome and Awesome is Everywhere

Jeffrey Pfeffer
Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford University

Rasmus Ankersen
Author, The Goldmine Effect

Linda Nazareth
Economist and author, The Leisure Economy and Economorphics

Jason Fox
Motivation and leadership expert and author, The Game Changer

Alex Sheen
Founder of Because I Said I Would

Focused HR professional development

More than 130 HR education sessions featuring top HR subject matter experts from around the world presenting sessions across nine HR learning tracks:

  • HR Leadership
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Employee Relations
  • Leadership Development and Organizational Culture
  • Learning and Talent Development
  • Performance and Rewards
  • Organization Design and Development
  • Function Management
  • Research

Canada’s largest HR trade show

Learn about the latest HR products and services from the industry’s top names and brands! Make connections with representatives from Canada’s leading HR schools, consultants and small HR service providers! Browse more than 250 exhibitors!

Entrance to the trade show is FREE.

Networking

Expand your professional network (and reconnect with old friends) at the opening night networking cocktail reception—Wednesday, Feb1 evening just outside the keynote speaker session.

Senior executive dinners

If you’re an HR executive (director and above), join speakers/HR thinkers John Boudreau and Jeffrey Pfeffer for exclusive networking and discussion dinners during the conference. This will be a unique opportunity to discuss and hear from these noted experts on the future of work and the implications for organizations.

Pre Show

AC Speakers’ Corner

Want a sneak preview of what to expect from our world-class speakers in 2017? Catch up with our Annual Conference and Trade Show speakers to go behind the scenes of their sessions and learn what’s in store for you this February. Hear about session highlights and register to ensure you have a spot to see your favourite speakers. We bet you can’t pick just one!

In Profile
HRPA is proud to present a slate of world-renowned speakers who are experts in their fields. Read about the varied backgrounds and experiences of our distinguished thought leaders, and gain insight into what to expect during their sessions at the 2017 Annual Conference and Trade Show.

Trade Show Check-In

HRPA’s Trade Show floor features over 200 of the top vendors and organizations in the industry. Learn more about some of our featured exhibitors for 2017 – and discover the demonstrated business impact of becoming an HRPA Trade Show exhibitor.

HR Blog

MUST ATTEND 2017 SESSIONS (SUPER SESSIONS AND EARLY BIRD)

Still haven’t completed your registration? Looking for some dynamic sessions to attend? Consider some of the Early Bird and Super Sessions! These sessions highlight some of the most engaging, entertaining and informative speakers in the industry, sharing thought leadership on some of the most pressing HR and business topics of the day. You don’t want […] Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner – Krista Pawley

AC SPEAKERS’ CORNER IS A NEW VIDEO SERIES WHICH GIVES MEMBERS INSIGHT INTO SOME OF THE SESSIONS BEING HELD AT THE 2017 HRPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW. THIS WEEK’S SPEAKER IS Krista Pawley, Principal and Lead Culture & Reputation Architect, Imperative Impact   View the video and Learn more about her session: Culture and Reputation […] Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner – Dr. Joti Samra

AC SPEAKERS’ CORNER IS A NEW VIDEO SERIES WHICH GIVES MEMBERS INSIGHT INTO SOME OF THE SESSIONS BEING HELD AT THE 2017 HRPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW. THIS WEEK’S SPEAKER IS Dr. Joti SamRA, program lead, university of Fredericton   View the video and Learn more about her session: Evolution of Canadian Workplace Mental Health […] Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner – Iain Murray

AC SPEAKERS’ CORNER IS A NEW VIDEO SERIES WHICH GIVES MEMBERS INSIGHT INTO SOME OF THE SESSIONS BEING HELD AT THE 2017 HRPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW. THIS WEEK’S SPEAKER IS IAIN MURRAY, National Sales Executive, SterlingBackcheck   View the video and Learn more about his session: Know your Criminal Background Check — Hiring More […] Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner – Richard Atkins

AC SPEAKERS’ CORNER IS A NEW VIDEO SERIES WHICH GIVES MEMBERS INSIGHT INTO SOME OF THE SESSIONS BEING HELD AT THE 2017 HRPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW. THIS WEEK’S SPEAKER IS Richard Atkins, Managing Director,Improving Communications   View the video and Learn more about his session: Using Building Excellence (BE) to Maximize Human Capital […] Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner – Jodi Zigelstein-Yip

AC SPEAKERS’ CORNER IS A NEW VIDEO SERIES WHICH GIVES MEMBERS INSIGHT INTO SOME OF THE SESSIONS BEING HELD AT THE 2017 HRPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW. THIS WEEK’S SPEAKER IS JODI ZIGELSTEIN-YIP, CHIEF HR INNOVATOR/FOUNDER, ENLIVEN HR CONSULTING INC.   View the video and Learn more about her session: Get your Managers to […] Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner – Keith Johnston

AC SPEAKERS’ CORNER IS A NEW VIDEO SERIES WHICH GIVES MEMBERS INSIGHT INTO SOME OF THE SESSIONS BEING HELD AT THE 2017 HRPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW. THIS WEEK’S SPEAKER IS keith johnston, principal, true north leadership.   View the video and Learn more about his session: Make Them Believe They are Ferraris Back to […] Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner – Lorie Corcuera

AC Speakers’ Corner is a new video series which gives members insight into some of the sessions being held at the 2017 HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show. This week’s speaker is Lorie Corcuera, Co-Founder & CEO, SPARK Creations & Company Inc.   View the video and Learn more about her session: The Power of […] Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner – Marie Antaya

AC SPEAKERS’ CORNER IS A NEW VIDEO SERIES WHICH GIVES MEMBERS INSIGHT INTO SOME OF THE SESSIONS BEING HELD AT THE 2017 HRPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW. THIS WEEK’S SPEAKER IS Marie Antaya, Director, eclectic communications.   View the video and Learn more about her session: Supporting Transfer of Learning in the Workplace Back […] Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner – Ruth Catney

AC Speakers’ Corner is a new video series which gives members insight into some of the sessions being held at the 2017 HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show. This week’s speaker is Ruth Catney, President, Fifth Element   Learn more about his session: Pay for Performance: Soft Skills are the New Hard Skills Back to Speakers’ Corner Continue Reading

Blog Central – Around the Floor in 75 Years

Back in 1942, what used to be known as the Personnel Association of Toronto (PAT) held its first ever personnel conference. Seventy-five years later, the HRPA Annual Conference has grown to be Canada’s largest HR event. Throughout the years, the Tradeshow has grown and expanded into what it is today – an amazing resource for […] Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner – Helen Latimer

AC Speakers’ Corner is a new video series which gives members insight into some of the sessions being held at the 2017 HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show. This week’s speaker is Helen Latimer, Founder, 925 Resources Inc.   Learn more about his session: Pay for Performance: Networking Lessons from a Reluctant Networker Back to Speakers’ Corner Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner – Caroline Yang

  AC Speakers’ Corner is a new video series which gives members insight into some of the sessions being held at the 2017 HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show. This week’s speaker is Caroline Yang, Partner & Human Resources Consultant, Multicultural Business Solutions   Learn more about his session: Pay for Performance: Canadian Executive Compensation Overview […] Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner – Sébastien Sasseville

  AC Speakers’ Corner is a new video series which gives members insight into some of the sessions being held at the 2017 HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show. This week’s speaker is Sébastien Sasseville, Athlete & Professional Motivational Speaker   Learn more about his session: Peak Performance in Unforgiving Climates, Changing Industries & Unstable Markets […] Continue Reading

In Profile: Linda Nazareth

Linda Nazareth came up with the concept of Economorphics to take the biggest trends in the world and find a way to use them for every organization, every individual – everyone trying to put together a strategic plan. “We have big changes happening, demographic change… people understand it to an extent; however, I think we […] Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner – Ian Cameron

AC Speakers’ Corner is a new video series which gives members insight into some of the sessions being held at the 2017 HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show. This week’s speaker is Ian Cameron, Managing Director, The McQuaig Institute   Learn more about his session: The Leadership Effect: How the Strength of your Leaders Impacts […] Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner – David Turner

AC Speakers’ Corner is a new video series which gives members insight into some of the sessions being held at the 2017 HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show. This week’s speaker is David Turner, Partner, Turner A Human Resources Law Firm   Learn more about his session: Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: Balancing Safety Concerns, […] Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner – Zaheen Nanji

AC Speakers’ Corner is a new video series which gives members insight into some of the sessions being held at the 2017 HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show. This week’s speaker is Zaheen Nanji, Co-Founder Shanti Wellness Centre.   Learn more about her session: Building Your Resilience Reflex – How to Shift from Chaos to […] Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner – Renee Gendron

AC Speakers’ Corner is a new video series which gives members insight into some of the sessions being held at the 2017 HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show. This week’s speaker is Renée Gendron, CEO of Vitae Dynamics Inc.   Learn more about her session: Taking the Workplace Bully by the Horns Back to Speakers’ […] Continue Reading

In Profile: Rasmus Ankersen

When Rasmus Ankersen was at a conference in Finland to give a keynote address, he happened to meet three Nokia employees. Every single one of them had an iPhone in their pocket. “I thought, ‘Working at Nokia and owning an iPhone must be an unforgivable sin,’” he said. Six months later, Nokia’s phone division was […] Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner – Glain Roberts-McCabe

AC Speakers’ Corner is a new video series which gives members insight into some of the sessions being held at the 2017 HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show. This week’s speaker is Glain Roberts-McCabe, Founder and President The Executive Roundtable   Learn more about her session: Why Outsourcing Leadership Development is Bad for Your Business […] Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner – Jennifer Britton

AC Speakers’ Corner is a new video series which gives members insight into some of the sessions being held at the 2017 HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show. This week’s speaker is Jennifer Britton, Founder and CEO of Potentials Realized   Learn more about her session: Five Core Essentials for Leading Virtual and Remote Teams Back […] Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner – Kathering Craig

AC Speakers’ Corner is a new video series which gives members insight into some of the sessions being held at the 2017 HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show. This week’s speaker is Katherine Craig, Founder and CEO of Spearhead Executive Coaching   Learn more about her session: The Walking Dread! Avoiding the Zombie Syndrome at […] Continue Reading

In Profile: Neil Pasricha

On paper, Neil Pasricha seems to have everything – multiple New York Times best-selling books, a career travelling the world inspiring and motivating business leaders to create happier organizations, and a devoted family and friends. But his road to success wasn’t without its bumps and bruises. In 2008 and 2009, Pasricha was experienced a very […] Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner: Paul Klein

AC Speakers’ corner is a new video series which gives members insight into some of the sessions being held at the 2017 HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show. This week’s speaker is Paul Klein, CEO and Founder of Impakt.   Learn more about his session: HireUp: Raising the Bar on Corporate Social Responsibility Back to […] Continue Reading

Session Streams

At HRPA’s Annual Conference and Trade Show there are always great sessions to attend. We’ve highlighted a few of them below. Be sure to check out our schedule for more amazing sessions. 2017 HRPA Conference Health, Wellness and Safe Workplace series   Our 2017 HRPA Conference Health, Wellness and Safe Workplace series offers information, and […] Continue Reading

AC Speakers’ Corner: Brian Byrne

AC Speakers’ Corner is a new video series which gives members insight into some of the sessions being held at the 2017 HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show. This week’s speaker is Brian Byrne, Founder of Aviador Group Inc.   Learn more about his session: Three Talent Mindshifts for High Performance Digital Enterprises  Back to […] Continue Reading

In Profile: Kelly Joscelyne & Elizabeth Nyamayaro

“I think it is right that as a woman I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should be able to make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decision-making of my country. […] Continue Reading

In Profile: John Boudreau

Can you really have a plan if you can’t predict the future? That is one of the central questions John Boudreau asks in his comprehensive research on talent and human resource management. “The standard approach to human resource planning was to connect it to strategy – that’s a good thing,” said Boudreau in a Harvard […] Continue Reading

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