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Webinars are free for members (Charge applies to non-members)

We endeavor to provide our members with engaging professional development and networking events on a monthly basis.  Events are offered at a charge that supports a value-added professional development and networking opportunity for both members and guests.

Whenever possible, many of our events are free to our members and guests are always welcome to attend for a small fee.

(Check out the PNG Page on the left for upcoming Peer Networking Group meetings as well!)


2015-2016 Calendar of Events   

*Please note that the below events count for 1 CHRP Recertification Hour per educational hour (networking excluded) unless otherwise noted in event specific marketing (previously 1.5 points).  Please contact with questions or for more information.
Thurs Jan
Registration &, Networking
& Breakfast:                           8:00am-9:00am                  
Presentation:                         9:00am-11:00am
Building a Kick Ass Company
Speaker: Gary Gzik, CEO, BizXcel Inc.
Holiday Inn
30 Fairway Rd. S., Kitchener
Jan 21,
Tues  Feb 23/16
Reception:                            4:45 – 5:15pm
Registration & Networking:  5:00pm-5:30pm
Dinner:                                    5:30pm
Presentation:                         7:00pm-9:00pm
Moving Forward with Mentoring!
Speaker: Shawn Mintz, President, Mentor City
Mentor Program Reception (by invite only)
425 Bingemans
Centre Drive,
Feb 16, 2016
Wed Mar 9/16
Registration & Networking:  5:00pm – 6:00pm
Presentation:                         6:00pm – 7:00pm
Annual New Professionals Night
The Tannery
151 Charles St. West, Kitchener
Mar 3, 2016
Thurs Mar 24/16
Webinar:                                 12:00pm –1:00pm
Emotional Intelligence: Strategies for Effectively Managing Staff
Speaker: Sarah Jenner
Mar 21, 2016
Wed Apr
Webinar:                                 12:00pm –1:00pm
What CFO’s Expect from HR
Speakers: Patrick Brooker/Thomas Lucey
Apr 3, 2016
Tues  Apr 26/16
Registration & Networking
& Breakfast:                           8:00am-9:00am                  
Presentation:                         9:00am-11:00pm
What’s New at the Ministry of Labour & Office of the Employer Advisor
Speaker: Chris Boccinfuso and Susan McEwan
Cambridge Conference Centre
700 Hespeler Rd.
April 19, 2016
Tues May 4/16
Registration & Networking:  11:30am-12:00pm                  
(Networking in person only)                  
E-Broadcast:                          12:00pm –1:00pm
Live HRPA Broadcast Event (in person & online)!
Menace on the Street and a Creep on the Web: Disciplining Off-Duty Conduct
Speaker: Whitten & Lublin Law Firm
Online and Conestoga College – 130 Youngs St, Stratford
Apr 29, 2016
Wed May 25/16
Registration & Networking:  5:00 pm-5:45pm
Dinner:                                    5:45 pm
ABM:                                       6:30 pm-7:00pm
Presentation:                         7:00pm-8:30 pm
Hot Topics in Employment Law
Speaker: Gowlings Law Firm
Also: Annual Business Meeting & New Member Designation Recognition
St. George Hall
665 King St. N.
May 16, 2016
Wed Jun 1/16
Webinar:                                 12:00pm –1:00pm
Hiring Secrets to Attract the Best Candidates
Speaker: Marc Belaiche
May 29, 2016
Wed Jun 22/16
Presentations & Tradeshow:                8:30pm-4:00pm
Grand Valley HRPA Annual Conference
Speakers: TBD
University of Waterloo,
Federation Hall
June 8, 2016