The shifting dynamics in workplaces across industries point to the need for HR leaders to stay up to date when it comes to their professional skillset. Moreover, summer is the perfect time to refresh your knowledge, expand your areas of expertise and venture into new topics and issues on the horizon.
If you are wondering which professional development offerings are right for you, you have come to the right place. Here are some of our most popular programs which many of your colleagues have signed up for. These courses will not only provide CPD hours but also equip you with timely tools and comprehensive strategies to confidently lead various HR initiatives, depending on the need of the hour.
HRPA 2022 Summer Conference
July 26 – 28
First up is this three, half-day virtual conference that is your go-to source for expert advice on people practices. From psychological safety to navigating the current state of the job market to maximizing performance, and much more, there is plenty in the agenda for HR professionals of all levels of seniority. This conference will give you access to the tools, skills and experts you need to create stronger, more inclusive and future-ready workplaces.
Project Management Fundamentals for HR Professionals
July 5 – 6
Whether you are an HR specialist or your work spans across HR sub-fields, managing projects efficiently and effectively is an indispensable task to master. Learn the basics of project management, including defining the project scope, schedule, budget and risks. Also take a deep dive into the key ‘soft-skills’ project managers and team members need to work together on a project, such as identifying team roles and responsibilities, defining stakeholder engagement, and implementing project communications.
Workplace Investigations Training and Certificate Program
July 11 – 21
With expanding legal duties surrounding workplace harassment investigations, it has become crucial to conduct legally sound investigations. Improper or incomplete investigations cost money and time and can erode credibility. Additionally, the consequences of an improper investigation can be dire including reaching the wrong result, having difficulty supporting an outcome, or even facing legal action or a complaint to the Ministry of Labour. This in-depth program is designed to enable participants to recognize, investigate and report the findings of complex workplace investigations.
Payroll Essentials for HR Professionals
July 12 – 13
This seminar is particularly useful for HR professionals who have a functional responsibility to oversee the payroll function but are not actually processing a payroll. It provides an overview of the payroll function, including processing and reporting requirements as well as payroll practitioners’ responsibilities.
Navigating the Employment Standards Act
July 19 – 20
The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) is the chief piece of legislation governing workplaces – but it is far from just a static piece of legislation. The ESA is continually evolving – so HR professionals need to keep pace with these emerging legal changes. With recent and potential future changes to the ESA, this seminar is a timely opportunity for HR professionals to keep pace with the latest information on this front.
Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program
August 9 – 11
In the wake of social movements on racism, sexism and other forms of systemic discrimination, organizations across Canada are prioritizing diversity and inclusion like never before. This means that HR professionals must be ready and able to incorporate D&I into core HR practices and analyze, improve and track its effectiveness across their workplaces. This program covers key performance indicators and equips HR professionals to create a more inclusive environment.
If you are looking for more professional development offerings, check out the complete Calendar of Events. Last but not least, the eLearning and On Demand page also features educational opportunities you can tailor to your convenience, as fits your schedule.
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