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Type

domains

February 1

7:00-8:00AM

Leadership

Leadership Tools for Team Excellence

Dr. Ivan Joseph

Organizational Effectiveness

Brexit: British, European and International implications

Dr. Roch Dunin-Wąsowicz

8:30-9:30AM

Strategy

Lead the Work: Organizing New Organizational Forms, Intermediaries & Alternate Work

John Boudreau

10:00-11:00AM

Labour And Employee Relations

The Do’s and Don’ts of Drafting Employment Documentation

Nancy Ramalho, Tamara Ticoll

Health, Wellness, And Safe Workplace

Panel on Psychological Health and Safety – A Vision for your Future Efforts

Mary Ann Baynton, Dr. David Satok, Sari Sairanen

Learning And Development

The Power of Mindfulness in the Workplace

Lorie Corcuera

Total Rewards

The Evolution of Sales Compensation

Emilia De Simone

Learning And Development

Supporting Transfer of Learning in the Workplace

Marie Antaya

Organizational Effectiveness

Deep Dive into Collaboration

Linda Morgan

Organizational Effectiveness

Powerful Questions to Enhance Team Effectiveness

Carolynne Fletcher Wintrip

Health, Wellness, And Safe Workplace

Health & Safety in your Pocket: There’s an App for That

Tanya Morose, Rachel Mitchell

Professional Practice

Employer Do’s and Don’ts in Responding to a Union Organizing Drive

Julie O’Donnell, Brandin O’Connor

Labour And Employee Relations

How Could I Have Assumed that a Release on a Facebook Page Would Be Grounds for Dismissal? Social Media & Employee Dismissal

Laura Williams

Learning And Development

Get your Managers to Step Up and Lead – Transforming Managers into Leaders

Jodi Zigelstein-Yip

HR Metrics, Reporting & Financial Management

Employment Standards: The Questions You Should Be (Afraid of) Asking

Stuart Ducoffe

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

HireUp: Raising the Bar on Corporate Social Responsibility

Paul Klein

Organizational Effectiveness

The Business of Storytelling

Corey Poirier

Strategy

Major Trends in Mobility

Stephen Cryne

Organizational Effectiveness

Make Them Believe They are Ferraris

Keith Johnston

Learning And Development

For Your Own Good: Persuasion for Fun and Profit

Julian Chapman

Organizational Effectiveness

Growing Intrapreneurship: Three Key Steps to Engaging Innovation in your Organization

Shona Welsh

Learning And Development

The Future of Work: How the Internet Economy is Reshaping Markets for Talent

Kevin Walker

Professional Practice

Meet Rebecca Durcan — HRPA’s Regulatory Counsel

Rebecca Durcan, Claude Balthazard

Organizational Effectiveness

The Power of Inspired Employees

Jen Wetherow, Manu Varma

Total Rewards

Pay for Performance: Canadian Executive Compensation Overview

Caroline Yang

Professional Practice

Everyday Coaching for HR Professionals

Leslie Shank

Organizational Effectiveness

Get Digital or Be Disrupted – Why Digital Transformation in HR is No Longer Optional

Agnes Garaba

1:00-2:00PM

Organizational Effectiveness

How to Create a Social Movement

Kelly Joscelyne, Elizabeth Nyamayaro

3:00-4:00PM

HR Metrics, Reporting & Financial Management

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: How Programmatic Marketing Techniques and Technologies are Quietly Changing Talent Acquisition Forever

Chris Forman

Organizational Effectiveness

How Innovative L&D Helps Integrate Internationally Trained Employees

Anil Samuel, Teresa McGill

Professional Practice

Thriving in the Age of Distraction

Curt Steinhorst

Labour And Employee Relations

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: Balancing Safety Concerns, Accommodation and Choice of Medication

David Turner

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

The Evolution of Regulating Human Trafficking and the Role of HR

Laurel Bellows, E. Christopher Johnson Jr., Valerie Kleinman, Jonathan Grode

Labour And Employee Relations

Reigniting the Desire to Return to Work after Critical Illness

Patricia Muir

Total Rewards

Building a Values Based Recognition Program — Ryerson Case Study

Emily Pomeroy, Monika Dacosta, Roy Saunderson, Nathaniel Hart

Health, Wellness, And Safe Workplace

Taking the Workplace Bully by the Horns

Renée Gendron

Strategy

A Business Leader’s Expectations of HR

Jeff Dawley

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

Temporary Foreign Workers: Are you Ready for Compliance Reviews and Inspections?

Evan Green

Health, Wellness, And Safe Workplace

Thinking about Testing for Drugs and Alcohol? A Human Rights Approach

Anya Kater

Strategy

The Future’s Not Ours to See

Bill Greenhalgh

Professional Practice

Advancing your HR Career: Insights from HR Leaders

Adam Riddell, Cindy Bush, Leslie Shank, Kelly Davis, Scott Goodman

Labour And Employee Relations

The Agile Workforce: Alternatives to the Traditional Full-time Employee

Ryan Campbell

Labour And Employee Relations

Family Matters: Helping Employers Navigate Requests for Family Status Accommodation in the Workplace

Christine Thomlinson

Health, Wellness, And Safe Workplace

Are Employers Dealing with a Coping Crisis or a Mental Health Crisis?

Dr. Bill Howatt

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

Five Core Essentials for Leading Virtual and Remote Teams

Jennifer Britton

Labour And Employee Relations

To Pay or Not to Pay: The Termination Debate over Bonuses, Commissions, Stock Options and Pensions

Megan Burkett

Health, Wellness, And Safe Workplace

Religious Accommodation in a Diverse Workplace

Cory Boyd

Strategy

Make Shift Happen: HR’s Pivotal Role in Leading Organization Change

Alyssa Burkus

Organizational Effectiveness

Applying Behavioural Science in Changing Behaviours

Ed Gardiner

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

Advanced People Analytics to Drive Enhanced Business Outcomes

Jen Wetherow, Ron Grey

Labour And Employee Relations

Avoiding Liability: How to Protect your Organization from Costly Common Employment Related Mistakes

Stuart Rudner, Dan McGarry

4:30-5:30PM

Organizational Effectiveness

Happier People, Happier Organizations

Neil Pasricha

February 2

7:00-8:00AM

Professional Practice

Speak Up and Stand Out: How to Structure your Presentations, Master your Fears, Captivate your Audience, and Be Outstanding

Suzannah Baum

Leadership

Connecting the Leaders of Today with the Leaders of Tomorrow

Dave Wilkin

8:15-9:30AM

Leadership

Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time

Jeffrey Pfeffer

10:30-11:30AM

Health, Wellness, And Safe Workplace

Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?

Timothy Caulfield

Organizational Effectiveness

Employee Experience: Creating an Organization where People Want to Show Up, Not Need to Show Up

Jacob Morgan

Learning And Development

The Walking Dread! Avoiding the Zombie Syndrome at Work by Building a Team that can Survive Anything

Katherine Craig

Professional Practice

Finding your Ultimate State of Flow

Lorie Corcuera

Strategy

The Leadership Effect: How the Strength of your Leaders Impacts Recruiting

Ian Cameron

Strategy

Using Building Excellence (BE) to Maximize Human Capital ROI

Richard Atkins

Learning And Development

Healthy Tension — Mastering Unsolvable Problems through Polarity Management

Tim Arnold

Labour And Employee Relations

Addressing Racial Discrimination: What Employers Need to Know

Shaheen Azmi

Organizational Effectiveness

The Expectation Gap: Who We Are, Who Others Think We Are, and Who We Should Be

Jeff Dawley

Health, Wellness, And Safe Workplace

Improving Mental Health at Work: Promising Practices for Employers to Adopt

Sarika Gundu, Nitika Rewari

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

“Why Should I Work for You?” Attracting the Best Talent to Your Business

Daneal Charney

Learning And Development

Soft Skills are the New Hard Skills

Ruth Catney

Labour And Employee Relations

Sometimes Notice Just Ain’t Enough

Natasha vandenHoven, Andrea Boctor

Labour And Employee Relations

Difficult Employee or Employee with a Difficulty?

Lauren Bernardi

Strategy

The Applicant is the Customer! Giving a Great Experience in the Interview Process

Teri Yanovitch

Organizational Effectiveness

Culturally Intelligent Talent Management — New Ways to Recruit, Develop, and Retain Internationally Trained Talent

Teresa McGill

Organizational Effectiveness

What Does it Really Take to Create High Performing Teams? Harnessing the Power of Collective Intelligence

Michelle Chambers

Strategy

Canadian Immigration 101: What you Don’t Know can Hurt You

Janet Bomza, Melodie Hughes Molina

Organizational Effectiveness

Building Engagement: Empowering People to Perform

Shawn Casemore

Health, Wellness, And Safe Workplace

Thriving in a 24/7 World

Peter Jensen

Health, Wellness, And Safe Workplace

NSFW (Not Safe For Work) Compensation: A Case Study

Stephen Osiel

Strategy

Finding the Strategy in HR Analytics: Linking HR to Business Value

Tracey Smith

Strategy

How Engagement Surveys are Ripe for Disruption

David Weiss, Joanne Thomsen, Karen McKay

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

The Rapidly Changing Landscape of Performance Management

Jen Wetherow, Scott Evans

Organizational Effectiveness

The Five W’s of Brexit: What, who, where, when and why of Brexit

Dr. Tim Oliver

1:00-2:00PM

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

Hunger in Paradise

Rasmus Ankersen

3:00-4:00PM

Organizational Effectiveness

Has the Annual Performance Review and Rating Really Been Blown Up? The Realities and the Myths Examined

David Cohen

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

Colleges: Your Talent Recruitment Partner

Geraldine Ymana, Anne Sado

HR Metrics, Reporting & Financial Management

Rethinking Relocation and Risk: New Paradigms, New Exposures

Paul Coleman

Organizational Effectiveness

Coaching at the Executive Level to Increase your Influence

Rosanne Carcasole

Total Rewards

Current and Emerging Payroll Issues

Steven Van Alstine

Total Rewards

The Pay Equity Journey: A Primer, the Pitfalls and the Positives

Pierre Chabot, Deirdre Chong Smith

Labour And Employee Relations

Vacation Pay – The Next Class Action Frontier?

Kathleen Chevalier, Alex Lemoine

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

What Every Canadian HR Professional Should Know about U.S. Business Immigration Law

Jonathan Grode

Labour And Employee Relations

Hiring Due Diligence

Adrian Ishak

Professional Practice

Peak Performance in Unforgiving Climates, Changing Industries & Unstable Markets

Sébastien Sasseville

Health, Wellness, And Safe Workplace

Practical Strategies to Build Team Resilience

Mary Ann Baynton

Health, Wellness, And Safe Workplace

Accommodating Disabilities in the Workplace: How and When to Ask for More Medical Information

Ryan Campbell

Organizational Effectiveness

How to Hold Someone to Account (Without all the Drama)

Julian Chapman

Professional Practice

How to Say “No” without Feeling Guilty

Diane A. Ross

Learning And Development

Characteristics of High Performance Learning Organizations

Michael Nolan

Organizational Effectiveness

Applying Behavioural Science to Problem-Solving

Ed Gardiner

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

How to Hire, Support and Retain Inspired and Loyal Employees

Bruce Mayhew

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

Talent Pipelining: Optimizing Your Talent Acquisition Function For Speed And Value Creation

Joe Minaudo, Sonya Whyte, Rick Erteki, Maura Dyer

Organizational Effectiveness

Applying Lean Thinking to HR Delivery

Mark Cryer

Total Rewards

The Core Elements of a Meaningful Recognition Program

Jen Wetherow, Lisa Citton-Battel

Learning And Development

DNA 360 – A Self-assessment Tool to Evaluate the Performance of the HR Function in a Systematic, Methodical and Constructive Manner

Chris Larsen

Labour And Employee Relations

Privacy, Confidentiality and the 21st Century Employee: The Top 5 Legal Developments you Need to Know

Rhonda Shirreff

Strategy

Building a High-performing, Highly-engaged Culture with Social Recognition

Chris French, Tony Tsai, Mara Notarfonzo

4:30-5:30PM

Professional Practice

Economorphics: The Trends Turning Today into Tomorrow

Linda Nazareth

February 3

7:00-8:00AM

Professional Practice

Be a Career Champion: Training to Win on the Bad Days Too

Marnie McBean

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

Talent Identification in the Digital World

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

8:15-9:30AM

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

The Game Changer: Craft a Culture Fit for the Future of Work

Dr. Jason Fox

11:00-12:00PM

HR Metrics, Reporting & Financial Management

What’s Holding Women Back: A look at Female Ambition in Canada

Catherine Finley

Professional Practice

What Your CEO (Senior Management) Expects From HR

Leon Williams

Organizational Effectiveness

Indigenous Inclusion: Tapping into the Indigenous Workforce Opportunity

Gene Jamieson, Jay Pariseau

Total Rewards

Evolving Total Rewards: Find, Keep & Reward the Talent You Need

Kathleen Jinkerson

Learning And Development

The Role of HR and L&D in Coaching Activities

Michael Nolan

Health, Wellness, And Safe Workplace

Bill 168 WVH — A Practical Translation and Application for Everyone in the Workplace

Valerie Harrison

Total Rewards

Working from Home: Strategies for Success for Employees & Employers

Heidi Hauver

Labour And Employee Relations

I Am Who I Am: Accommodating the Transgender Employee in the Workplace

Cynthia Ingram

Labour And Employee Relations

On the Clock: Time Theft, Unpaid Overtime and the Disappearing Lunch Hour

Stephen Wolpert

Organizational Effectiveness

Leading with Grit, Passion & People: Evolve or Die

Michael Hyatt

Organizational Effectiveness

Root Causes behind Poor Collaboration between Teams

Wade Jack

Labour And Employee Relations

Off Duty Conduct — When can Activity Outside the Workplace End the Employment Relationship?

Erin Kuzz, Sundeep Gokhale

Organizational Effectiveness

Purpose-driven Leadership: Talent Strategies to Turn your Company into a Socially Conscious Organization

Rick Lash

HR Metrics, Reporting & Financial Management

Creating a Fair Workplace: What You Need to Know about Pay Equity

Gayle Laws

Professional Practice

Networking Lessons from a Reluctant Networker

Helen Latimer

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

Know your Criminal Background Check — Hiring More Confidently in Canada and Abroad

Iain Murray

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

Three Talent Mindshifts for High Performance Digital Enterprises

Brian Byrne

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

Bring Data Science to HR: Empower your HR Strategy with the Intelligence of Thousands of Recruiters and Decades of Industrial Experience

Tania Batina

Professional Practice

Disruptive Technologies and Business Opportunity

Alex Tapscott

Total Rewards

Point-Counter-Point: The Future of Employer-Sponsored Prescription Drug Plans in Canada

Mike Trowell

Professional Practice

3 Secrets to Managing Reactions in Difficult Conversations

Diane A. Ross

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

Unleashing Excellence — The Employee Experience

Teri Yanovitch

Strategy

In a World of Disruption, Do We Still Need HR?

Jean-Louis Mutte

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

Barriers and Challenges for both the Aboriginal Communities and Organizations Seeking Aboriginal Employees in Northern Ontario

Bartholemew Smallboy, Kristen Cockburn, Dr. Lea Tufford

1:00-2:00PM

Escalator: Jobs for Youth Facing Barriers Initiative — A Project by CivicAction and HRPA

J. Scott Allinson

Health, Wellness, And Safe Workplace

Handling the Politics of Workplace Bullying

Valerie Cade

Organizational Effectiveness

AODA: What you need to Know for Private Sector Organizations

Geordie Gibbon

Strategy

Evolution of Canadian Workplace Mental Health Strategies over the Last Ten Years

Dr. Joti Samra

Organizational Effectiveness

I’ve Just Been Promoted…HELP! How to Succeed as a New Leader

Kathy Lockwood

Labour And Employee Relations

Do We Have to Investigate? What Ontario’s Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Bill 132) Means for Employers

Asha Rampersad, Brian Gottheil

Health, Wellness, And Safe Workplace

Pillars of Health — Truly Sustainable Health and Wellness in the Workplace

Jacob Lay, Scott Tate

Learning And Development

Why Outsourcing Leadership Development is Bad for Your Business

Dana Jacklin, Carla Sharkey, Joel Leavitt, Glain Roberts-McCabe

Learning And Development

Building Your Resilience Reflex – How to Shift from Chaos to Control

Zaheen Nanji

Organizational Effectiveness

What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be?

Bruce Mayhew

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

Ten Tips for Improving your Ability to Attract and Retain Millennials

William Pallett

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

Metrics-Driven Recruitment: Using Data Insights to Attract Great Candidates in the Canadian Markets

Mik McCully

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

Talent Acquisition Trends

David Robertson, Karen E. Finnemore

Organizational Effectiveness

Culture and Reputation by Design — Aligning Business Decisions and Purpose to Win with Employees, Customers and Shareholders

Krista Pawley

Labour And Employee Relations

New and Evolving Issues in Workplace Accommodation

Maureen Quinlan

Learning And Development

No More Report Cards: Why Ditching Performance Reviews and Embracing Development Plans is Good Business

Ian Durant, Heather Tyrie

Strategy

Talent + Engagement = Performance. An Integrated Approach to HR Transformation

Matthew Smith

Professional Practice

Tipping Point of Leadership Consciousness & Balance

Carol Moxam

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

Best Workplace Branding – Strengthening your EVP

Jen Wetherow, Lorraine Blair

3:10-4:10PM

Organizational Effectiveness

Because I Said I Would

Alex Sheen

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