For most of us, summer is a time to simply slow down and take a breath amidst the hectic activity that colours most of the year. Take some time to relax and unwind from your busy schedule while cultivating your network, and focusing on your personal and professional growth. This summer, HRPA Executive Events will be presenting three summer evening events in a beautiful garden setting.
Spend a tranquil summer evening focusing on growth.
End your week with a relaxing executive dinner in the tranquil sanctuary, natural landscapes and graceful gardens of the
Rosedale Golf Club.
The dinners will last three hours and each will feature a world-class presenter.
- Meet and learn from the most successful Canadian CEOs at HRPA’s CEO Spotlight
- Contribute to the career development of your mentee, or invite your own mentor for Touchstone Mentorship Talk over Cocktail Time
- Join Canada’s business leaders and the Go Sponsor Her movement (#gosponsorher). Help Canada in advancing more women into senior roles – and invite your own sponsee along.
Matthew Corrin is building a billion dollar business – primarily by and for millennials – in a fiercely competitive industry. And he and his team are succeeding. Still in his early 30s, Corrin is the oldest member of his management team and became the youngest CEO star of Undercover Boss. His Freshii brand has grown faster than Starbucks, McDonald’s and Subway did in their first years. How does he do it? Hear Matthew share what he’s learned from the millennial generation who are moving away from traditional white collar careers towards intra- & entre-preneurship, how he is ‘maniacal about learning from failure,’ and how he leverages the trends relevant to a new generation focused on quick innovation, customization, and choice. Corrin recognizes the value of his young franchisees and invests in their success. Where once his business was modeled on Brand first, Customer second and Employee third, his most successful model now places his millennial franchisee Owners and Employees first.
9/28/2017 - Eastern Ontario 5:30pm-8pm
10/17/2017 - Golden Horseshoe 5:30pm-8pm
11/15/2017 - Eastern Ontario 5:30pm-8pm
HRPA Members:$135 + Taxes
Non-Members: $160 + Taxes
Matthew Corrin - Founder & CEO of Freshii
Still in his early 30s, Corrin is the oldest member of his management team and became the youngest CEO star of Undercover Boss. His Freshii brand has grown faster than Starbucks, McDonald’s and Subway did in their first years. How does he do it? Hear Matthew share what he’s learned from the millennial generation who are moving away from traditional white collar careers towards intra & entre-preneurship, how he is ‘maniacal about learning from failure,’ and how he leverages the trends relevant to a new generation focused on quick innovation, customization, and choice. Corrin recognizes the value of his young franchisees and invests in their success. Where once his business was modeled on Brand first, Customer second and Employee third, his most successful model now places his millennial franchisee Owners and Employees first.
Ashley Dalziel, Chief People Officer at Freshii
Ashley Dalziel is the Chief People Officer at Freshii. Before joining Freshii in February 2016, Ashley spent nearly a decade at lululemon athletica, building their global recruitment strategy and promoting employee growth and engagement. With a strong background in recruitment, employment branding, training, talent management and leadership development, Ashley understands how to strategically build leadership capabilities and invest in people, as this is what brings experiences to life in Freshii stores. People Culture is a critical pillar of Freshii’s success, and in 2016 they were awarded Best Workplace Culture, at the Canadian HR Awards. Freshii’s commitment to people and it’s distinct culture will continue to power the growth of the company - allowing the brand to achieve its mission of helping citizens of the world live better by making healthy food convenient and affordable.
The discussion around women in leadership has advanced significantly over the past decade – but how much progress has been made?
Men are two to three times more likely to be in a senior management position than women are, indicated that progress in advancing more women to senior positions has stalled, according to research by Catalyst.
Currently, women hold 34.8% of all management positions and 37.1% of all senior management positions.
Canada Has a National Goal of 30% Women on Boards by 2019, but there is still ground to be gained – according to one report, women held 20.5% of board seats in 2015.
Catalyst is an organization dedicated to examining and addressing the barriers toward advancing women into leadership positions – and it's an organization with a number of strong corporate partnerships supporting that mission.
Join Catalyst Canada Executive Director Tanya van Biesen and David Pathe, president and CEO of Sherritt International Corporation, for a high-level discussion on women in leadership and diversity and inclusion – both around how the current landscape looks, and how we can continue to improve from here. David, as a CEO member of Catalyst, and Tanya, with deep experience in the executive search sector, are uniquely positioned to treat attendees to a singularly insightful discussion on the business case for advancing more women in senior leadership and curating a diverse leadership pipeline.
HRPA Members: $135 + Taxes
Non-Members: $160 + Taxes
David Pathe - President and Chief Executive Officer, Sherritt International Corporation
David Pathe is President and CEO of Sherritt International Corporation, a world leader in the mining and refining of nickel from lateritic ores with operations in Canada, Cuba and Madagascar.
David joined Sherritt in June 2007 as Associate General Counsel and progressed through senior roles including Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in October 2008; Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in July 2009; and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in March 2011.
Tanya Van Biesen, Executive Director, Catalyst Canada
Tanya van Biesen is Executive Director of Catalyst Canada, the leading global nonprofit working to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. In this capacity, Tanya is responsible for leading the growth of Catalyst’s operations in Canada, shaping strategies to advance Catalyst’s mission with supporters, corporate partners, professional organizations, CEOs, senior leaders, and stakeholders. A recognized leader and influencer with deep experience in the executive search sector at the most senior levels of corporate Canada, Tanya brings more than two decades of corporate leadership and diversity experience to Catalyst.