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domains

January 31

7:00-8:00AM

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

The Leadership Intelligence Triangle

Dr. David Weiss

Organizational Effectiveness

Work Life Balance: How To Find Your Own Definition Of Perfect

Arisa Cox

8:30-9:30AM

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Adam Grant

10:00-11:00AM

Organizational Effectiveness

Cyber Intelligence & Social Media Intelligence Gathering

Keith Elliott

Labour and Employee Relations

Navigating the Tough Stuff Part 1 — Social Media Misuse and Off-Duty Misconduct

Laura Williams

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

Canadian Job Market Trends: How to Leverage Labour Market Data to Recruit Top Talent

Saeed Sadooghi

Learning and Development

The Shift from Trainer to Performance Consultant and Why It’s Necessary

Marie Antaya

Organizational Effectiveness

Intrapreneurship: Innovation Driven by a Culture of Learning and Smart Risk-Taking

Mark Gasparotto

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

The Next Brain Gain: Unpacking the Global Skills Strategy

Evan Green

Human Resources Metrics, Reporting, and Financial

Candidate Experience in Background Screening

Iain Murray

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

Creating Inclusive Workplaces — From the Employer’s Perspective

Michael Bach

Total Rewards

Optimizing Total Rewards

Kathleen Jinkerson

Learning and Development

How to Develop the Average Person into a Great Leader

Vanessa Judelman

Organizational Effectiveness

How HR Can Save or Destroy Agile

Frank Leong

Professional Practice

Influencing Greatness in Workplaces Everywhere

Kevin Ames

Professional Practice

How to Understand Data — and Not Be Misled

Allan Hackshaw

Organizational Effectiveness

Working from Home: Strategies for Success for Employees & Employers

Heidi Hauver

Labour and Employee Relations

Accommodating Employees with Disabilities: New Developments Every HR Professional Needs to Know

Cherie Robertson

Professional Practice

How to Be a Resiliency Ninja

Allison Graham

Strategy

The Ego-Continuum — “Making Shitty Leaders Less Shitty”

Mark Robinson

Professional Practice

Networking Lessons from a Reluctant Networker

Helen Latimer

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

How to Land Your Next Great Role in HR — Effectively Writing Your Resume, Improving Your Interviewing Skills and Enhancing Your LinkedIn Brand for Early Career HR Professionals

Simon Parkin, Ranya El-Farnawani

Professional Practice

Future of HR: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of Disruption

Hamoon Ekhtiari

Human Resources Metrics, Reporting, and Financial

The Business Case for Pay Equity

Wendy Glaser

Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace

Office Ergonomics: To Sit or To Stand at Work? ….That is the Question

Rachel Mitchell

Organizational Effectiveness

Creating a Plan for Resilience

Mary Ann Baynton

1:00-2:00PM

Taking an Outside-In Perspective: Linking Economics to HR

Benjamin Tal

3:00-4:00PM

Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace

Know the Essential Duties of Your Jobs — the Why & How

Sarah Snable, Christine Gabany

Learning and Development

How Your Emotional Intelligence Will Shape Your Career

Sharon Jones

Human Resources Metrics, Reporting, and Financial

No Time or Resources: How to Maximize your Employee Benefits Plan

John McLaren

Organizational Effectiveness

Real Recognition: You’ll Know It When You Feel It

Roy Saunderson

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

All Talk, No Action: Making Diversity a Business Priority

Caitlin MacGregor

Strategy

An Update on Brexit

Dr. Tim Oliver

Organizational Effectiveness

Build Bold Bridges: Transform from Traditional Change Management to Agile Change Management and Win Fast!

Sean Bartman, Hashmeen Hosein

Organizational Effectiveness

Bring it on! Helping HR Employees Master Change Transitions in Business and in Life

Sandeep Aujla

Labour and Employee Relations

Bad Ideas on How to Terminate

Adrian Ishak

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

Preparing for the Future: The 5 Investments in Talent Acquisition Every Organization Needs to Prepare for 2020!

David Robertson

Professional Practice

Marijuana Legalization: Is Your Workplace Ready?

Lorenzo Lisi

Learning and Development

So You Think You Can Listen

Joel Silverstone

Professional Practice

Traumatic Mental Stress Claims Expected to Rise at WSIB: Practical Prevention Strategies

Asha Rampersad

Organizational Effectiveness

The Secret of Highly Engaged Teams: Cultivating Passion, Commitment and Action

Dan Trommater

Organizational Effectiveness

Difficult Conversations — Interrupt Your Instincts

Diane Ross

Professional Practice

Advancing your HR Career: Insights from HR Leaders

Kevin Brooks, Kylie Jimenez, Nicole Lichowit, Natasha Toney

Total Rewards

Getting to the Fundamentals — How to Pay an Employee

Caroline Yang

Organizational Effectiveness

Basic Mediation Skills for HR Managers

Donal O’Reardon

Learning and Development

Oxygen Poker: Learn What Drives You!

Brady Wilson

Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace

Supporting Employee Success When Mental Health is a Factor

François Legault

Strategy

The Intelligence Revolution — A New Age of Opportunity

Bill Greenhalgh

Total Rewards

Pharmacogenetics: What Plan Sponsors Need To Know

Valerie Charlebois

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

The Future of Work — Top Trends in 2018

Jen Wetherow

Organizational Effectiveness

Organizational Design for HR Practitioners

Brenda Barker Scott

4:30-5:30PM

Daring Leadership: The Four Pillars of Courage

Dr. Brené Brown

February 1

7:00-8:00AM

Organizational Effectiveness

The Distraction Economy: Risks, Rewards and Remedies

Amber MacArthur

Organizational Effectiveness

A Fresh New Approach to Productivity

Chris Bailey

8:15-9:30AM

Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways

Bill Taylor

10:30-11:30AM

Strategy

Creating a Unique Take on Corporate Social Integration

Manu Varma

Professional Practice

Indigenizing HR

Gene Jamieson

Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace

N-Quotient: Realizing a Productive Workplace through Lessons from Nature

Allan MacKenzie

Organizational Effectiveness

A Fresh Look at an Old Thorn: Performance Management

Adele Haar

Organizational Effectiveness

How to Build True Enterprise Change Capability: A Practical Guide and Journey to Success

Sean Bartman, Hashmeen Hosein

Labour and Employee Relations

Navigating the Tough Stuff Part 2 — Chronic Attendance Issues and Insubordination

Laura Williams

Strategy

Become a Sought-out Trusted Strategic Advisor

Sandeep Aujla

Strategy

Canadian Corporate Immigration Issues for HR: Who Knew Canada Could Be So Cold?

Benjamin Kranc

Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace

Workplace First Aid Includes Mental Health

Steven D. Gaetz

Organizational Effectiveness

Neurodiversity: You Have No Idea of the Talent You Are Crushing

Cris Brady

Labour and Employee Relations

Engaging the Workforce of the Future: The Emergence of Generation Z

Jim Link

Labour and Employee Relations

Managing Social Media Disasters

Jennifer Heath

Learning and Development

How to Coach a Difficult Person Right Out of Your Office

Vanessa Judelman

Labour and Employee Relations

The Arctic Blonde (Greying) Workforce

Adrian Ishak

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

Reciprocal Mentorship — Creative Programs and Demographic Perspectives Revisited

Helen Patterson, Lauren Charbon

Strategy

Disciplined Chaos

Shawn Kanungo

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

The Future of Talent in the Gig Economy: Inside the New Paradigm of Work

Bryan Peña

Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace

Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace: A Clinical Perspective of the New Guidelines from the Canadian Human Rights Commission

Paul Gardiner

Organizational Effectiveness

The Engaged Employee Blueprint: How Companies Can Build A Thriving Workplace Culture

Corina Walsh

Organizational Effectiveness

Innovation and Agility Drive Mission Critical Business Value

Nancy Fonseca

Leadership

Developing Psychologically Safe Leaders: Supporting Changed Behaviours in Our People Leaders

Sarah Jenner

Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace

Introducing or Rewriting an Employee Benefits Plan – Steps for Implementation and Lesson Learned

Phyllis Retty

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

Using Social Recognition to Nurture, Develop and Retain Talent

Dave Bond, Chris French

1:00-2:00PM

The Future of Authority and the Rise of AI

Jesse Hirsh

3:00-4:00PM

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

8 Essentials for Creating a Leadership Development Initiative

John Wright

Strategy

Put Your Money Where Their Mouths Are

Dean Fulford

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

Create a Leadership Pipeline for the Future with a Redefined Campus Experience Today

Valerie Khan

Total Rewards

The Need for Reward Innovation

Jon Ingham

Organizational Effectiveness

The Paradigm of Shattering the “Glass Ceiling” No Longer Applies: How to Create Inclusive Strategies Relevant to Today’s Modern Workforce

Amanda Laden

Strategy

Building a Talent Driven Company From Ground Zero

Heather Wyllie

Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace

Mental Health in the Return to Work Landscape: Tools to Help You Navigate

Jennifer McGillis, Rasul Kassum

Strategy

A Year in Review: Trump, May, Macron and Merkel

Dr. Tim Oliver

Organizational Effectiveness

Changing the Conversation on Leadership! What is Leader Character and How Can You Bring It into HR Practices?

Gerard Seijts

Strategy

The Evolution of the Canadian Workforce

Virginia Brailey

Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace

Stress Management & Well-Being Through Laughter

Marjorie Moulin

Organizational Effectiveness

Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Management

Donal O’Reardon

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

Who Will be Replaced by a Robot? What HR Professionals Need to Know

Michelle Moore

Organizational Effectiveness

Speaking with Confidence Even if You Feel Nervous

Diane Ross

Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace

Do Employers Have a Legal Duty to Provide a Psychologically Healthy Workplace?

Lauren Bernardi

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

Transforming Performance Management: 2018 Trends

Rob Catalano

Learning and Development

Building a Coaching Culture — Leaders Unite

Jodi Zigelstein-Yip

Labour and Employee Relations

Avoiding Liability: Discuss How to Protect your Organization from Costly Common Employment-Related Mistakes

Stuart Rudner, Dan McGarry

Organizational Effectiveness

Imagination Intelligence: The Final Piece of the Intelligence Puzzle

Julian Chapman

Organizational Effectiveness

Resilience: The New Culture Building Block

José Tolovi Neto

Learning and Development

Digital Fluency for Executives

Pam Ross

Strategy

The Psychologically Safe Leader: A New Assessment Tool to Assess Leader Impact on the Work Environment

Dr. Joti Samra

Organizational Effectiveness

Coaching for Cultural Transformation

Carollyne Conlinn, Silvia Lulka

4:30-5:30PM

Changing My Mind

Margaret Trudeau

February 2

7:00-8:00AM

Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace

A Motivated Mindset: The Brain Science of Motivation

Dr. Brynn Winegard

Organizational Effectiveness

How the Best Airlines in the World Drive Employee and Customer Engagement

Shashank Nigam

8:15-9:30AM

Leadership

Purpose Revolution — How Leaders Create Engagement in an Age of Social Good

Dr. John Izzo

10:00-11:00AM

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

Data, Meet People

Anuj Chandarana

Total Rewards

Pay for Performance — How to Design and Manage a Short-Term Incentive Plan

Caroline Yang

Organizational Effectiveness

Mind The Gap: Improving Your Culture With Data

Caitlin MacGregor

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

Video Interviewing — How One-Way Video Interviews are the Greatest New Tool in the Talent Acquisition Arsenal

Stephanie Littler

Learning and Development

Communicating with Influence — What your Audience Needs from You

Gregor Jeffrey

Organizational Effectiveness

World Class Virtual Teamwork

Jane Watson

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

Labour Market Impact Assessment: Will You Be Successful?

Ravi Jain

Strategy

Bridging the Gap from Consultant to Executive

Jeff Dawley

Human Resources Metrics, Reporting, and Financial

Metrics: Measuring HR’s Business Impact

Ben Eubanks

Labour and Employee Relations

Marijuana in the Workplace: Exploring Significant and Emerging Issues

David Turner

Organizational Effectiveness

“Going Gig”: How to Lead and Manage the Contingent Workforce

Julian Chapman

Organizational Effectiveness

Hard Fun: LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® for Team Building & Development

Darcy Roberts

Strategy

Building your Army of Allies: The Evolution of Profitable Relationships

Allison Graham

Professional Practice

The ESA: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

Brian Gottheil

Strategy

Cultural Capital: Measuring and Mobilizing Organizational Culture for Competitive Advantage

Carol Faull

Learning and Development

CHANGE YOUR BRAIN, Change your Results!

Jill Hewlett

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

Employer Branding through Social Media Initiatives

Tracey Kalimeris

Professional Practice

Managing HR Operations in Dismal Times

Angela Vanikiotis

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

Workforce Strategies in an Uncertain Time

Bryan Peña

Organizational Effectiveness

Great Place to Work FOR ALL: Creating a Consistent Culture of Inclusion

Alison Grenier

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

First Year Report Card: Trumpian Immigration Policy

Jonathan Grode, Esq.

Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace

Ignite Positivity! Workplace Practices That Transform Culture

Deb Connors

12:00-1:00PM

Organizational Effectiveness

It’s Time We All Work Happy™— The Secrets of the Happiest Companies and Employees

Dianne Hunnam-Jones

Professional Practice

Your Keys to the C-Suite

Ian Blanchard

Organizational Effectiveness

Mind the Gender Behaviour Gap

Dr. Grace Lordan

Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace

Tools to Build a Health and Safety Culture at Your Workplace

Sobi Ragunathan

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

Trends Shaping the Global Labour Market: What You Need to Know to Tap into Top Talent

Carmen Bryant

Leadership

Executive Presence

Sarah Neville

Organizational Effectiveness

Fourth to the Fourth Power:  Leading the Way to AI + HI = Renaissance

Brian Byrne, Mark Polson

Strategy

Creating Inclusive Workplaces — From the Employee’s Perspective

Michael Bach

Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace

Adopting the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace: Our Journey

Yvone Defreitas

Learning and Development

Microlearning: Learning Trends to Engage Your Employees

Lisa McFarland

Learning and Development

The Resilient Leader — Tap into Your Tenacity & Create Your Legacy

Zaheen Nanji

Professional Practice

Does Your LinkedIn Profile Need a Makeover?

Helen Latimer

Organizational Effectiveness

The Voice of Business Leader on HR

Dianne Fox, Paul Manias, Natasha Toney, John Yip

Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace

The Cost of Caregiving — Employer/Employee Perspectives Relating to Family Status and Flexibility in the Workplace

Helen Patterson

Organizational Effectiveness

Can HR Change the World?

Paul Fairlie

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

Talent Communities: Generating More Robust, Engaged and Consistent Candidate Pipelines

Joe Minaudo

Labour and Employee Relations

New and Evolving Issues in Workplace Accommodation

Maureen Quinlan

Human Resources Metrics, Reporting, and Financial

Current & Emerging Payroll Issues

Steven Van Alstine

Learning and Development

Nine Minutes on Monday

James Robbins

Workforce Planning and Talent Management

Advanced People Analytics for Driving Enhanced Business Outcomes

Dr. Ron Grey

Organizational Effectiveness

The Annual Merit Increase and Performance Review Process — An Alternative to the ‘Same Old, Same Old’

Steven Osiel, Natalia Strelbytsky

2:10-3:10PM

The Future of Work Today: Insights from the New World of Work

Seth Mattison

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