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CHRO Quarterly Dinner Series



Join HRPA, Les Dakens and senior HR executive peers for straight talk on how the CHRO creates business value.

This exclusive dinner series provides insights into and discussion of all the critical CHRO functions and illustrates the theory with case studies from real companies, real
executives and real situations.

The Venue

All dinners are held at One Restaurant, Hazelton Hotel​, 116 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, starting at 6pm and ending no later than 8:30pm. There is Green P parking across the street and Bay, Museum subway stops are only one block away.

Registration Fee: 140$+Tax per session

Tuesday, February 9, 2016​​
Tuesday, April 19, 2016​​
Tuesday, June 14, 2016​
Tuesday, September 13, 2016​​
Tuesday, December 6, 2016​


"This book is a treasure trove of insights, tools and actions that move the HR profession to a new standard."
- Dave Ulrich
"A great read for current and aspiring CHROs and some great insights for CEOs."
- Bill Conaty, former SVP Corporate HR at General Electric 
"Entertaining anecdotes and real-world experiences provide countless helpful 
tips and direction for aspiring CHROs and seasoned executives alike."
- John Brock, Chairman & CEO, Coca-Cola Enterprises 
"A comprehensive must read for CEOs, Corporate Boards and their HR Committees, and all those involved with the HR function."
        - Stephen Wetmore, President & CEO, Canadian Tire Corporation


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Les_Dakens.jpgLes Dakens became Chief Human Resources Officer for Maple Leaf Foods Inc. in January 2011 and retired in December 2013. Previously he was Senior Vice-President, People with CN Rail. Prior to that, he spent most of his years in the food business, holding senior HR roles with Cadbury Beverages before joining H.J. Heinz in 1990 as the North American Vice-President of Human Resources. He began his career with Nortel in 1975.