Save the date: April 16, 2019
Early Bird Price
Members: $375 + taxes
Non-member: $495 + taxes
use promo code: 100SUM2019
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The workplace has been affected by rapid and steady shifts and changes that have left a number of organizations recognizing that they have to implement strategies to stay current, compliant and competitive. While this dynamic reality can feel uncertain and unstable to navigate, one thing remains true: change brings opportunity which, leveraged effectively, can take your workplace to the next level. With this in mind, this year’s HRPA HR Summit will focus on providing you with HR insights from experts in their respective fields on the key issues, top trends, effective strategies and best practices to Revamp your Workplace to ensure it can attract, retain, engage and maximize the effectiveness of your businesses’ key asset: its people.
Debunking Change Management
This keynote looks at redefining the oxymoron that is "Change Management." Change management is usually driven externally, without sufficient focus on the internal recipients of the change. In clinical psychology theory, change is experienced as stressful, and companies do not focus sufficiently on the people undergoing the change. This lack of focus is not because of a lack of intention, but rather a lack of a methodology and skills to nurture people through transitions. The presentation challenges participants to look at managing the transition that people go through during times of change, rather than managing the change itself.
Speaker: Barry Pokroy
Key Recent HR Law Developments and Trends to Watch
The changes and shifts in employment laws have been so significant over the past several months that many employers don't know where to start to ensure they are on top of their compliance requirements. This session will review the key recent developments in labour and employment law, identify the trends to watch, and explore effective strategies and best practices for employers to meet new compliance obligations and reduce workplace risks.
Speaker: Joel Smith, Williams HR Law
How to Minimize the Impact of Tall Poppy Syndrome Within your Workplace
Employee satisfaction and productivity are major issues in workplace studies, and some research has focused on professional women. But very few studies have looked at the relationship women have with their co-workers and superiors and how that relationship affects not only their productivity, but their emotional and psychological well-being. The Tallest Poppy remedies that. It looks specifically at working women across Canada from all demographics and professions, and how their psychological health and workplace performance are affected by their interactions with both colleagues and supervisors. The results are discouraging and should be a wake-up call for companies and leaders across the country. An immediate change is needed to support women in the workplace, to encourage their accomplishments and shift the culture of toxic workplaces.
Speaker: Rumeet Billan, Viewpoint Leadership Inc.
Moderator: Laura Williams, Williams HR Law & Williams HR Consulting
Rethinking your Organization's Learning and Development Strategy
Organizations have been grappling with the effectiveness of their current learning and development programs. Recent studies have challenged conventional training approaches which has led to many organizations innovating their L & D strategies. A panel of esteemed HR leaders will discuss how they have evolved their learning and development models and will share the how they implemented these new strategies within their respective workplaces.
The Realities of Cannabis Impairment and Complexities of Ensuring Safety in the Workplace
This session will discuss – from the medical practitioner's lens – the health, psychological, and HR implications of cannabis on the workplace. It will debunk certain widely-held public perceptions about the effects of cannabis, and certain myths around the addictive and impairing effects of the drug will be debunked. The main focus of this session will be to explore how cannabis impairment can have impact not only on workplace safety, but on the decision-making that is critical to the effective performance of many workplace roles.
Developing a Powerful People Strategy
Many workplaces operate on what is thought to be a solid set of strategic objectives identified over a multi-year plan. What many organizations fail to integrate into the strategy is the engine that is required to operationalize the plan – its people. This session will explore the elements of a solid people strategy and provide key insights on what an organization needs to consider to develop, communicate, implement and sustain a powerful people strategy.