Professional Regulation Free for All
In the last year or so, the Office of the Registrar has conducted over twenty webinars and has published over sixty articles on LinkedIn and the HRPA website on matters related to HRPA’s professional regulation mandate. Now it’s your turn—HRPA’s Registrar, Claude Balthazard, will field questions from members and registered students. This webinar is entirely about answering your questions about HRPA’s professional regulation mandate. There will be a mix of questions forwarded beforehand and questions from the webinar audience
HRPA's Mission and Mandate
It is important for all members to understand the mission and mandate of their professional regulatory body—everything follows from the mission and mandate. This webinar will tackle a number of core questions:
- Who established HRPA’s mission and mandate?
- How did HRPA’s mission and mandate change over time?
- What are the implications of HRPA’s mission and mandate?
These are questions that all members and students should know the answers to.
The transition from unregulated profession to regulated profession
The human resources profession in Ontario is at the beginning of a transition from being an unregulated profession to being a regulated profession. The passage of the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013, was really just the beginning of the transition. So what does this transition entail? To be somewhat simplistic about it, members are going to have to get used to being regulated, and HRPA is going to learn how to govern and regulate a profession. This webinar will consider various dimensions of this transition
Licensure for HR: What’s the scoop?
If there is one topic that always come up in any discussion of the regulation of Human Resources, its licensure. What most members think about when they think of licensure is that only certified human resources professionals would be authorized to practice human resources, but in reality licensure is somewhat more complex than that, and there are different variations on the concept of licensure. Some may be surprized to learn that a limited form of licensure has already come to human resources and that this may be a model for the future.
HRPA’s Mission and Mandate
It is important for all organizations to understand their mission and mandate—everything follows from the mission and mandate. As it turns out, HRPA’s mission and mandate was set out in the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013. This webinar will explore the topic of HRPA’s mission and mandate—who set HRPA’s mission and mandate? What was the process used to establish HRPA’s mission and mandate? And what are the implications of HRPA’s mission and mandate. Plenty of time will be set aside for questions.
Quarterly update on the new CHRP, CHRL, and CHRE certification processes
This webinar will attempt to answer questions about the implementation of the new CHRP, CHRL, and CHRE certification processes, such as what is the difference between the CHRP and CHRL, what has happened since October 2014 and what will happen next, what does the coursework requirement look like and how does continuing professional development work for CHRPs, CHRLs and CHREs.
The requirement to notify the Registrar of bankruptcies and insolvency events
Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013, and the HRPA By-laws require members and firms registered with HRPA to notify the Registrar of any bankruptcy or insolvency event. This sounds drastic—how did this come about? Join Claude Balthazard, VP Regulatory Affairs and Registrar, HRPA, and Rebecca Durcan, partner with Steinecke, Maciura, LeBlanc and HRPA’s regulatory counsel, in this candid and informative webinar.
What members have to say about HRPA as a professional regulatory body: Results from the 2017 HRPA Member Survey
Every year, HRPA conducts an annual member survey. This year the survey included a number of new and interesting questions relating to HRPA’s role as a professional regulator. This webinar will look at members’ opinions and try to decode what responses mean.
The big debate: Business Professional v. Professional Role
In January 2017, HRPA canvassed its members as to what topics they would like the Office of the Registrar to tackle in future webinars—this is the topic that made it to the top of the list. This debate has been with the profession for decades. This webinar will not put an end to the debate or resolve the fundamental issues. The aim of this webinar is to present new research and new perspectives on the debate. Also, there is an interesting link between the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013, and the business partner v. professional role issue.
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HRPA’s objects are its mission, its mandate, its raison d’être. But HRPA’s objects are poorly understood. If this webinar accomplishes what it sets out to accomplish, you will never see these objects in quite the same way as before. You will have a deeper insight as to what these objects mean and why these objects are important to the HRPA and to you as a member.
A metastrategy is an overarching strategy that determines which other strategies to use in a given situation. Strategies are revisited and updated every three to five years, but metastrategies have lifespans which are measured in decades. In fact HRPA has been pursuing the same metastrategy since 1976. This webinar will consider HRPA’s metastrategy, the progress we have made against this strategy, and what the next steps might be. We will also consider what individual members can do to move the metastrategy forward.
Renewal, Resignation, Suspension, Revocation, Reinstatement and Re-achievement
HRPA’s registration cycle runs from June 1st to May 31st every year. This webinar will explore why renewing your registration on time matters, why you should resign your registration if you wish to no longer be a part of HRPA and the consequences of letting your registration lapse if you hold a designation. Furthermore, this webinar will help you to fully understand HRPA’s suspension-revocation process, why making sure your contact information is up-to-date is important and how our Designation Reinstatement and Re-Achievement Policy works.
Update to the CHRP, CHRL and CHRE designation processes
This webinar will attempt to answer questions about the implementation of the new CHRP, CHRL, and CHRE certification processes, such as what is the difference between the CHRP and CHRL, what has happened since October 2014 and what will happen next, what does the coursework requirement look like and how does continuing professional development work for CHRPs, CHRLs and CHREs
Investigations: A Conversation with Dean Benard
If you are the subject of an investigation as a result of a complaint that has been registered against you, what happens next? This webinar will go through the investigative powers given to HRPA by the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013. With us, we will have Dean Benard from Benard & Associates, an investigative firm with extensive experience in conducting regulatory investigations. Along with providing some stories and cautionary tales, some of the topics Dean will talk about include what an investigator can and cannot do and what you as a member should or should not do while under investigation
The Professional Liability Insurance Requirement Explained
What is professional liability insurance and why is it required? Learn more about your obligation to notify HRPA if you practice independently and what is required in terms of insurance. This webinar will explain the reason and need for professional liability coverage, the consequence of not being covered and the duties and obligations of members who do practice independently.
Appeals: How do they Work?
This webinar provides an overview of the purpose and regulatory process of HRPA's Appeal Committee. The purpose of HRPA's internal appeals process is to provide the opportunity of a re-examination of decisions made by HRPA's regulatory committees or by the Registrar. HRPA is committed to a full, fair, transparent and effective regulatory process which includes access to an internal appeals process.
Discipline: How Does it Work?
This webinar provides an overview of the purpose and regulatory process of the HRPA’s Discipline Process and Discipline committee. The mandate of the Discipline Committee is to hear allegations of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity referred to it from the Complaints Committee, deliberate on those matters and apply the appropriate and just remedy to the registrant who is the subject of the allegation(s).
The Cost and Obligation of Professionhood
Professionhood has definite benefits but it also brings some costs and obligations both for the profession’s regulatory body and for its members. This webinar explains what the costs and obligations of professionhood are and how they are related to the social contract between the profession and the public.
The Registered Human Resources Professionals Act: The first three years
The Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013 came into effect November 6, 2013. What has been accomplished so far and what remains to be done? This webinar aims to clear up some misconceptions about the Act, to discuss HRPA's mission under the Act, the progress that has been made since the passage of the Act and what the next steps are.
Self-Regulation: Why it's Important, Why Should you Care and What Should it Mean to You?
Based on responses to the HRPA Member Survey, it would appear that some members are confused about self-regulation and HRPA’s role as a professional regulatory body. Using comments made in response to the 2016 HRPA Member Survey, this webinar will attempt to clarify a number of issues related to self-regulation and answer the questions why it is important, why should you care, and what it should mean to you?
Let's Talk About...The Public Interest
Promoting and protecting the public interest is HRPA's paramount object under the Act—but what exactly is the public interest and why is it so important? What is it that we are protecting the public from? How does the public interest relate to the members’ interests? This webinar tackles all these questions and more.
What to do When the Complaint is About You?
If HRPA receives a complaint about you, what happens next? What is the process? What if you have questions? In this webinar you will learn about the complaints and investigations process and the rights and responsibilities of members and students who are the subject of a complaint.
Introduction to Regulatory Decision-Making and Adjudication
This webinar looks a bit deeper at regulatory decision-making and adjudication at HRPA and considers the fundamental decision-making sequence for all regulatory and adjudicative decisions at HRPA. The webinar will review our regulatory decision-making and adjudicative committees and the decisions they make. It will also outline the basic principles of regulatory and adjudicative decision-making, the different roles in adjudicative processes and how appeals work. Finally, the webinar will touch upon the role of the HRPA Board in regards to regulatory and adjudicative decision-making.
Professional Regulation at HRPA
This webinar provides a quick overview of professional regulation at HRPA. Some topics covered are HRPA's core mandate, the difference between regulation and licensure, the four basic things that professional regulatory bodies do, the difference between 'old school' and 'new school' regulation, HRPA's professional regulatory framework, the role of volunteers in making regulatory decisions, and the role of the Office of the Registrar.
The HR Curriculum: Today and Tomorrow
For the CHRL, one of the areas that will see some change is the required coursework. Coursework is different, however, in that it is delivered by academic institutions. On the other hand, many academic institutions already have HR programs which go well beyond the current HRPA coursework requirement. Currently, HRPA is consulting with academic institutions to work out an implementation schedule. This webinar presents the current HR curriculum proposal as well as a tentative implementation schedule.
Employment Law Exams for the CHRP and CHRL
Passing either the CHRP or CHRL employment law exam is now required as part of achieving the CHRP or CHRL. This webinar answers questions about both exams, such as the rationale for introducing these exams, the format of the exams, how the exams questions were developed, the exam difficulty and more.