Conference 2017: Program



Monday, October 30, 2017

 Time  Event  Speaker  Location 
 8:00 - 9:00am  Registration & Continental
   Carlton Lobby 
 9:00 - 10:30am Opening Keynote -
Follow Me I’m Right Behind You!
 Jody Urquhart  Main Plenary 
 10:30 - 11:00am   Health Break     Carlton Lobby 
 11:00am - 12:00pm  Breakout #1     
 The Future of Work - HR
 Trends & Transitions in 2017
Jen Wetherow, Great Place to Work Canada  TBD
 I Love My Job, It's the People 
 I Can't Stand!
 Jody Urquhart   TBD 
Psychosocial Factors and Return to Work - Case Management Starters   Lorraine Mischuk, 
 Maximize Human Capabilities
 12:00 - 2:00pm  Lunch Keynote -
50 Shades of Beige
 Tina Varughese  Main Plenary
 2:00 - 3:00pm  Breakout #2     
 Transforming Managers Into
 Leaders - How to Shift Thinking

Eric Stutzman, ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance

Business Acumen - How to Build Your Credibility and Career Beyond Just You

 Kerri Twigg,
 Career Stories Consulting 

 50 Shades Darker - Recruit, Retain, Engage  Tina Varughese  TBD
 3:00 - 3:15pm  Health Break    Carlton Lobby
 3:15 - 4:15pm  Breakout #3    
HR's Executive Role in Strategy & Execution  Al Babiuk, Loewen  TBD
Up In Smoke - Managing Marijuana (and other legal drug) Use in the Workplace Jamie Jurczak, Taylor McCaffrey LLP  TBD
Leveraging Reverse Mentorship - Embracing and Utilizing Your Whole Team MaryAnn Kempe & Sarah Giesbrecht, Birchwood Automotive Group  TBD
 4:30 - 5:30pm Reception   presented by People First HR Services   Carlton Lobby

For descriptions of each session, click here

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

 Time  Event   Speaker   Location  
 8:00 - 8:45am  Registration & Continental
 Carlton Lobby
 8:45 - 10:15am  Keynote - 
 The Frog Factor
Sarah McVanel  Main Plenary
 10:15 - 10:30am  Health Break  Carlton Lobby
 10:30am - 11:30am
 Breakout #4
Innovative Partnerships - Leveraging HR Wisdom with External Expertise David Dyck, Facilitated Solutions & Brenda Kriss, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries  TBD
Collaboration in Action - Solution Focused Leadership   Sarah McVanel  TBD
 TRC92 - Indigenous Youth

Dave Angus – Johnston Group

Ron Brown – Winnipeg Boys and Girls Clubs

 11:30am - 1:45pm  Lunch Keynote - 
 Leadershifting HR
Dr. Nick Bontis  Main Plenary
 1:45 - 2:45pm
 Breakout #5
 HR Predictive Analytics & ROI  Dr. Nick Bontis  TBD
 Transgender & Gender Diverse
 Inclusion in the Workplace
Dr. Reece Malone, Diversity Essentials  TBD
 Mental Health in the Workplace - Encouraging Resilience &
Josh Klassen, St. John Ambulance  TBD
 2:45 - 3:00pm  Health Break  Carlton Lobby
 3:00 - 4:00pm  Closing

For descriptions of each session, click here

"I really enjoyed all the keynote speakers and learned some valuable information to take back to my organization." - 2016 HR & Leadership Conference attendee

"The workshops were very interesting with a lot of new information as well as a rehfreshmentand new perspective." - 2016 HR & Leadership Conference attendee

"The conference is improving each year, which is great!" - 2016 HR & Leadership Conference attendee


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