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Under the Radar Conference Sessions

If you have not yet completed your session selections for the 2016 HRPA Annual Conference here are a few session suggestions that might pique your interest:

Wednesday Sessions​
The Changing Face of Terrorism and The Impact in The Workplace: Plan for the worst! | Jean-Louis Mutte​
What can HR learn from the recent terror attacks in France? Former VP HR of French corporations will share thoughts, ideas and suggestions on how we can address this issue.
Relocation Related Stress In the Workplace | Bruce Atyeo ​
Find out what you can do, both for yourself and your employees, to mitigate the effects of relocation induced stress.
Internal Investments - Mediation Beyond Wellness | Simon Esler
​This session examines how workplace meditation programs can promote calm and reduce the negative and costly effects of stress among employees.
Thursday Sessions​
Key Considerations in Hiring: How to Hire the Right Employee
Without Exposing your Company to Potential Litigation
 | Hendrick Nieuwland​
Countless legal issues can arise during the hiring process, including human rights and privacy. Learn how to navigate these issues while properly screening and hiring top candidates.
Small Fire... Lasting Legacy: The Story Of How MD Financial Management
Turned A Workspace Crisis Into An Enhanced Employee Experience
 | Angela Schafer
After a fire destroyed their workplace, MD Financial Management rebuilt by applying principles of flexibility, collaboration and presence. Learn how their change management team led MD’s people into a new workspace and an enhanced employee experience.
CPA: Stereotype or superhero? | Anna-Marie Christian​
The recent unification of the Canadian accounting profession resulted in the creation of the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. Learn how a CPA can help your organization navigate today’s business challenges.
The Value of Arts in Business | Jeannette Chau, Linden King
​Learn how supporting arts organizations can enhance employee satisfaction, improve mental health and boost business performance. Discover how you can capitalize on the impressive value of the arts.
HIV + Employees in the workplace: Insurance coverage - your responsibilities | Denise Wozniak ​
Denise Wozniak’s story of fighting back after being cut off by insurance companies following an AIDS diagnosis has important lessons for HR professionals. Learn what every HR department should know about insuring employees and about how to treat HIV-positive workers.
Internal Marketing – helping employees understand the greater purpose of their daily tasks | David Cronin​
Are your employees proud to say where they work? Learn how building a sense of pride starts by ensuring that your employees understand the role they play and the ways their day-to-day tasks contribute to something special – be it a thriving company or a greater good in the community.
​(Un)Express Entry - Where Are We Now? | Evan Green
Last January, Canada launched the Express Entry immigration application management system to improve access for top candidates, connecting them with employers and reducing wait times. Find out how you can leverage the system to recruit the best employees.
Friday Sessions​
Simulations in Corporate Training: No Aliens or Zombies, please. Thanks. | Diana Kawarsky​
Creating simulations that expose your learners to realistic and immersive training is a launch pad for taking soft skills learning to the personal level. Learn how to build simulations based on lifelike situations and challenges, with all the pressures your employees face daily.
This session looks at how organizational trainers can extend their reach beyond the L&D department and use their skills to assist other parts of the business in innovative ways.

This session talks about the strategies behind successful change initiatives, and explores HR's pivotal role in identifying, developing, implementing and influencing the changes needed for organizations to thrive in today's age of continual disruption.

Rather than a compliance nightmare and necessary administrative burden, properly managed HR functions within organizations can be a key competitive advantage, if engaged from the strategy and planning stages right through to execution. While larger enterprises have long recognized and worked to optimize the involvement of human resource professionals in their strategic planning processes, and often on senior management committees, smaller organizations have the exact same need, with less time and money, and arguably a greater reliance on finding the right human resource strategy.
The Art of Inclusion | Marilyn Reddick​

As Canada continues to boast an increasingly diverse population, leading Canadian employers are making significant strides in embracing the myriad of cultures entering the workforce. The most forward thinking of employers however are looking beyond accommodating cultural diversity and mastering the art of inclusion. How does an organization ensure that we are effectively managing a multigenerational workforce, staff with different cultural backgrounds, different education levels, different learning styles, and different communication needs.

 

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