As part of our ongoing initiative, the HRPA will be hosting this special one-day event, in partnership with Williams HR Consulting, to build upon the learnings from HRPA’s 2020 “Battling Systemic Racism in the Workplace” webinar series. 

Through a compilation of moderated discussions, presentations, workshops, breakouts and fireside chats, HR professionals will learn more about processes, best practices, resources, and tools for designing and operationalizing robust EDI strategy in their organizations. 

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Location

ON24 Virtual Summit

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Dates

May 20, 2021
Full day event
Agenda coming soon!

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TBC CPD Hours

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Price:

Members: FREE

Non-Members: $125+ tax

During registration, please consider the donation option. Donated funds collected through this event registration will be equally distributed between Indspire and  Black Youth Helpline, preferred charities identified by HRPA members in a recent survey.

Contact Adam Hart, Business Development Lead, to learn more about partnership or sponsorship opportunities.
Tel: 416.923.2324 ext. 353
Email: ahart@hrpa.ca

Download  the Sponsorship Package

Presenting Sponsors

 

Developed in partnership with

Williams HR Consulting

At the HRPA, we believe that well run businesses include equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace practicesHowever, #MeToo, and ongoing acts of racism have reminded us that our work is far from over. Racial inequitydiscrimination and systemic barriers persist in our society which means we must continue to re-examine and renew our commitment to improving equity, diversity and inclusion (“EDI”) strategies and practices in our organizations.  

Join the HRPA’s full day event, which will expand on the learnings from HRPA’s 2020 “Battling Systemic Racism in the Workplace” webinar series.   

HR professionals will be equipped with the processes, best practices, resources, and strategies for building and implementing a meaningful EDI strategy that ensures everyone in the organization achieves their potential. 

What youll learn: 

  • Key activities and approaches to help you design and operationalize an EDI strategy 
  • How to build a strategy that’s right for your organization 
  • How to ensure leaders and executives commit to EDI initiatives  
  • How to set your program up for longterm impact 
  • Common pitfalls and challenges that arise during the implementation and development stage  
  • Best practices for building an airtight system that ensures organizational compliance 
  • How to identify key resources and mobilize an EDI planning team 

 

Who should attend this event?  

  • Mid-to-senior level HR professionals who lead or participate in their organization’s EDI program. 
  • Business leaders who manage their organization’s EDI program. 
  • Anyone who has an interest in, influence over or is impacted by EDI in their organization. 

Event Co-Chairs

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​Laura Williams,

​LL.B, CSP, Founder and Principal, Williams HR Law and Williams HR Consulting Inc.

Laura has over two decades of experience providing advice and representation as an HR Lawyer. As an entrepreneur, Laura has built two highly respected firms which respectively provide proactive HR law and HR consulting advice designed to minimize workplace law challenges, maximize employee engagement and boost bottom line performance.

Laura is a labour relations instructor at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies in the Human Resources Management Program. In 2018, Laura was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award—Business and Professional Studies by the School of Continuing Studies at U of T.

Laura is also a seasoned workplace investigator, routinely engaged to conduct complex workplace investigations, and is recognized for specific expertise in investigations related to equity, diversity and inclusion.

As a Certified Speaking Professional, Laura regularly delivers keynote talks on topics relevant to entrepreneurs, business leaders, HR professionals and lawyers. Laura has recently launched a podcast for business leaders and HR Professionals called, We Thrive Forward – Conversations with Laura Williams which is available on all major platforms.

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Kris Tierney,

CHRP, CHRL, Vice-President, HR and Learning, Human Resources Professionals Association

Kris’s approach as an executive leader is to achieve results by creating outstanding workplaces where people & culture are strategic priorities. She is a passionate and skilled business executive with 15 years’ experience leading HR in hi tech, high growth companies in automotive and financial services where she served as a trusted people and culture strategist, advisor and business partner to the C-Suite.

Kris started her career in hospitality where she held various leadership and management positions. For more than 20-years, Kris has served as a valued member of senior and executive leadership teams, where her skills in HR, leadership, strategy, and culture were honed and her passion for business and human resources were developed. She is periodically called upon by media, conferences and academia to contribute her experience and perspectives as an HR and business leader.

Kris has achieved the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designations as awarded by the Human Resources Professionals Association in Ontario, Canada. As a lifelong learner, Kris is thrilled to bring professional development and learning opportunities to the HR community in her role as Vice-President, Human Resources and Learning at the HRPA.

LauraWilliams
​Laura Williams,

​LL.B, CSP, Founder and Principal, Williams HR Law and Williams HR Consulting Inc.

Laura has over two decades of experience providing advice and representation as an HR Lawyer. As an entrepreneur, Laura has built two highly respected firms which respectively provide proactive HR law and HR consulting advice designed to minimize workplace law challenges, maximize employee engagement and boost bottom line performance.

Laura is a labour relations instructor at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies in the Human Resources Management Program. In 2018, Laura was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award—Business and Professional Studies by the School of Continuing Studies at U of T.

Laura is also a seasoned workplace investigator, routinely engaged to conduct complex workplace investigations, and is recognized for specific expertise in investigations related to equity, diversity and inclusion.

As a Certified Speaking Professional, Laura regularly delivers keynote talks on topics relevant to entrepreneurs, business leaders, HR professionals and lawyers. Laura has recently launched a podcast for business leaders and HR Professionals called, We Thrive Forward – Conversations with Laura Williams which is available on all major platforms.

KrisProfile_1
Kris Tierney,

CHRP, CHRL, Vice-President, HR and Learning, Human Resources Professionals Association

Kris’s approach as an executive leader is to achieve results by creating outstanding workplaces where people & culture are strategic priorities. She is a passionate and skilled business executive with 15 years’ experience leading HR in hi tech, high growth companies in automotive and financial services where she served as a trusted people and culture strategist, advisor and business partner to the C-Suite.

Kris started her career in hospitality where she held various leadership and management positions. For more than 20-years, Kris has served as a valued member of senior and executive leadership teams, where her skills in HR, leadership, strategy, and culture were honed and her passion for business and human resources were developed. She is periodically called upon by media, conferences and academia to contribute her experience and perspectives as an HR and business leader.

Kris has achieved the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designations as awarded by the Human Resources Professionals Association in Ontario, Canada. As a lifelong learner, Kris is thrilled to bring professional development and learning opportunities to the HR community in her role as Vice-President, Human Resources and Learning at the HRPA.