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HRPA 2012 Change Management Conference: Navigating Through Troubled Waters

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HR Domains (Career GPS):  Leadership Development and Organization Culture,Organization Design and Development,Function Management, HR Leadership

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It’s said that the greatest test of a bureaucracy is its ability to resist change. Whether you are introducing a new process or system – or navigating through a restructuring, merger & acquisition or downsizing – employees can quickly become hyper-attuned to their surroundings and lose focus on their actual jobs. Fear of change can easily turn into resentment and even mutiny, making the situation even more tenuous.

Knowing what to say and do is often the difference between steering your organization back to calm, steady seas or crashing it on the rocks. These are the times when HR practitioners can show their true value, by helping to move the process along, while maintaining employee morale and productivity.

Register for this insightful, one-day conference to discover the most common change management issues found in business-critical HR challenges, highlight the stories and best practices of HR departments and professionals, and present a change management model for how to approach and overcome even the most difficult HR change challenge.

NEW! - Post-Conference Workshop, November 23, 2012
How to Develop and Implement a Change Management Plan

If you’re attending the conference, why not ramp up your practical know-how by showing up the next day for a special half-day workshop on How To Develop and Implement a Change Management Plan.

Facilitated by noted Change Management maven, Peggy Grall, participants will apply the learnings from the conference into developing their own change management plans. Peggy is a Certified Executive coach and former psychotherapist with 19 years experience in the areas of helping individuals and organizations make significant change. She is the past-Editor of Psychologica, the trade magazine of the Association of Mental Health Professionals and the creator and author of: Just Change It, Professionally Speaking, Change Bytes, 19 Hopeful Hints for Managing the Big Fat Changes at Work and numerous other articles and CD’s as well as the creator of the popular training game Transition Poker™ that teaches change leadership skills in a fast-paced, high-stakes gaming atmosphere.

Participants who cannot attend the conference, but want to attend the workshop can register here or contact HRPA for more details at 416-923-2324 extension 319.

 

Learning Outcomes:

Attendees will leave with an understanding of:

  • the reasons most change management initiatives fail,
  • change management must-know’s and must-do’s for HR professionals,
  • innovative change management techniques that allowed HR professionals to really strut their knowhow and value,
  • the most common change management issues found in business-critical HR challenges,
  • stories and best practices from HR departments and professionals,
  • a change management model for how to approach and overcome even the most difficult HR challenge,
  • how to use social media to drive a change strategy.

CONFERENCE AGENDA: November 22, 2012

Time

Title

Presenter

07:45 – 08:30

Registration/Breakfast

HRPA  

08:30 – 08:45

Welcome and Opening Remarks

HRPA  

08:45 – 09:30

Change Management 2.0: Skills for Change Leaders Now (facilitated session)

Meg Salter, Principal, MegaSpace Consulting  

09:30 – 10:15

Getting Phenomenal Results and Overcoming Challenges: Engagement Strategies to Make Change Stick  

Meg Salter, Principal, MegaSpace Consulting Jill Malleck, OD Consultant and Integral Coach™, Epiphany at Work  

10:15 – 10:30

BREAK

   

10:30 – 11:30

Advancing Your Change Agenda: Social Technologies That Deliver Real Change, Real Fast

Lydia Sani, Partner, Redwood e-Learning Systems  

11:30 – 12:30

Change Management Best Practices during Divestiture

Andrew Noel, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Citi Canada ICG Operations & Technology  

12:30 – 01:15

LUNCH

   

01:15 – 02:15

Change Vignettes: Panel

Michaela Koch, Principal, Q&A Consulting Christopher Law, HR Business Partner, Canadian Bearnings Ltd Harpal Sekhon, HR Specialist, Unilever Alan Ward, former VP HR, Staples Canada and Founder of IF Enterprises

02:15 – 02:30

BREAK

   

02:30 – 03:15

Leading Change and Learning to Love It: Overview and Workshop Prep

Peggy Grall, Peggy Grall & Associates  

03:15 – 04:30

Facilitated Session: Working your Change Challenge

Meg Salter  

 

WORKSHOP AGENDA: November 23, 2012

Time

Title

Presenter

07:45 – 08:30

Registration/Breakfast

HRPA  

08:30 – Noon

How to Develop and Implement a Change Management Plan

Peggy Grall, Peggy Grall & Associates  

 

Conference Line-up:

  • Peggy Grall, Peggy Grall & Associates
  • Jill Malleck, OD Consultant and Integral Coach™, Epiphany at Work
  • Andrew Noel, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Citi Canada ICG Operations & Technology
  • Meg Salter, Principal, MegaSpace Consulting
  • Lydia Sani, Partner, Redwood e-Learning Systems
  • Alan Ward, former VP HR, Staples Canada and current Founder of IF Enterprises

Peggy Grall is a Certified Executive coach and former psychotherapist with 19 years experience in the areas of helping individuals and organizations make significant change. She is the past-Editor of Psychologica, the trade magazine of the Association of Mental Health Professionals and the creator and author of: Just Change It, Professionally Speaking, Change Bytes, 19 Hopeful Hints for Managing the Big Fat Changes at Work and numerous other articles and CD’s as well as the creator of the popular training game Transition Poker™ that teaches change leadership skills in a fast-paced, high-stakes gaming atmosphere.

Jill Malleck has more than 20 years of HR experience and currently works with public and private sector clients to generate new options and implement practical OD solutions. Jill is certified by Integral Coaching Canada Inc. ® to use their method for powerful and sustainable personal development and change and has her PCC designation from the International Coach Federation (ICF). Jill  has paddled in dragonboating competitions on both coasts of Canada with Canadians Abreast. She is the founder and past President of a charity which supports children in need (Send’em Off Smiling) and is a past President of the local chapters of the Zonta Club, IABC Grand Valley and Toastmasters. She blogs and tweets regularly and writes a monthly leadership newsletter for more than 1,000 subscribers. Her business book “Epiphanies at Work” gives leaders practical advice for complex workplaces.  Her website is www.epiphanyatwork.com

Andrew Noel is Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Citi Canada ICG Operations & Technology. With over 18 years of experience developing and executing strategies that focus on culture, leadership, talent and engagement, he has spent the past three years leading Citi Cards Canada through a successful divestiture. Andrew builds human resource strategy that supports business partners in achieving organizational goals. He also serves as Board Member and Chair of the Human Resources Committee for the London Centre of Hope Family Health Team, a not-for- profit community based organization providing health care to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness.

Meg Salter is a Certified Integral Coach™ and accredited (ACC) with the International Coach Foundation. She holds an MBA from the Boston University at Brussels and has worked as an organization development consultant and facilitator in Montreal, Toronto and internationally, including in bilingual French/ English environments. Meg is trained in facilitation and OD processes such as; Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space Technology, Non-Violent Communication, Requisite Organization, TQM, benchmarking and process improvement tools. She has studied mindfulness and meditation since 1995 and is Past President of Friends of the Heart (meditation and yoga centre).

Lydia Sani founded Redwood e-Learning Systems to specifically address the online learning market, operating today with a focus on both formal and informal learning. She is on the board of CeLEA, the Canadian e-Learning Enterprise Alliance and Interactive Ontario where she co-chairs IO board’s Social Media Committee. Lydia has presented many papers on soft skills e-learning and other high performance learning initiatives. In 2011 Redwood and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts were  awarded a CSTD (Canadian Society for Training and Development) Wow!  Award for e-Learning Excellence! 

Alan Ward is a former VP HR of Staples Canada and the Founder of IF Enterprises. Throughout his career, Alan has designed and implemented business  initiatives that have made a difference. His success has been based on  an understanding that thinking and doing are equally important to  achieve meaningful results. He believes that HR must increasingly be  fueled by a persistent curiosity and a readiness to take some risk if  it is to remain relevant. Prior to establishing a successful career in business, Alan had an enriching career in social work. For nine years he was a front line  social worker in juvenile probation and job readiness and life/work  skills facilitation. He holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from  McGill University in Montreal and an MBA from Western. Alan is the founder of IF Enterprises and feels that he may have come  full circle to his first job as a newspaper delivery boy. He has  simply found another way to bring information and ideas to people. Whether the tips will be as good remains to be seen.

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Date:
November 22, 2012
(Conference)

 

November 23, 2012
(Workshop)


Time:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

(Conference)

 

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
(Workshop)


Location:
HRPA Learning Centre
150 Bloor Street West
Suite 200
Toronto, ON
M5S 2X9
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Recertification Points:
10 Points
(Conference)
5 Points (Workshop)


Price:
(Conference and Workshop)
HRPA Members:
$545+ Taxes
Non-Members:
$795 + Taxes

 

(Workshop Only)
HRPA Members:
$200+ Taxes
Non-Members:
$300 + Taxes

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