24

April, 2019

Bringing together over 200 senior HR professionals

Vancouver Canada

Agenda

HR Leaders Summit Vancouver 2019

“This program has been approved for 6.75 hours”

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

8:20 am

BREAKFAST SEMINAR


Preparing for the Present: A Mindful Organization

Developing a mindful culture is an effective response to the kinds of maladies found in our modern workplaces—the pressure to do more with less, always being on, constant distractions, plus rising incidence of mental health problems. An evidence-based approach, mindfulness can be viewed as a core competence, positively influencing a diverse range of workplace skillsets and mindsets including: communication, teamwork, safety, productivity, leadership, conflict resolution, resiliency and mental health.

This dynamic presentation will provide the business case for a mindful organization, a client case study, as well as a personal story of an executive moving from mental illness to mindwell. Plus we’ll teach you Take 5 – a mindfulness-in-action tool that can be done in the midst of your day with eyes wide open!


Geoff Soloway, Founder & Chief Training Officer, MindWell-U

David Goodman, Chairman, MindWell-U

Lyne Moussa, CPHR, Manager, Wellness, Safety & Disability, Coast Capital Savings

9:00 am

CONFERENCE WELCOME REMARKS


Matt Burns, Founder, Global HR Collective

9:10 am

OPENING KEYNOTE: WHAT IS THE TRUE ROLE OF HR?


The role of HR is shifting towards being at the centre of business strategy and a key component for pushing change forward. As technology advances, how can HR deliver value to changing work environments? This session will provide insights in the key to strategic HR:
  • Understanding the true role of HR in a fast-changing work environment
  • Delivering value through automation and technological advances in HR
  • Building a vision for the future and delivering transformational change
  • Providing leading edge strategy and innovation to support and drive the business
  • HR's credibility at the leadership level and how it affects a company’s bottom line

Todd Wohler, CPHR, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ritchie Bros.

Kate Parker, Vice President, People, Technical Safety BC

9:50 am

THREE HR MEGA TRENDS YOU CANNOT IGNORE IN 2019


Jarik Conrad, Sr. Director of Human Capital Management (HCM) Innovation, Ultimate Software

11:00 am

MAINTAINING YOUR UNIQUE COMPANY IDENTITY THROUGH PERIODS OF CHANGE


As organizations continue to scale, navigate digital disruption and respond to the differing requirements of the most age-diverse workforce in history, HR leaders must evolve their company culture to reflect the new business environment whilst retaining the organizations unique identity and core values. How do you walk the tightrope between drive successful change and maintaining culture?
  • Evolve in positive ways and remain competitive while being able to maintain the identity and values of your company brand
  • Create a positive organizational culture through inclusion and authenticity
  • Foster a culture of accountability and learning through open communication
  • Link organizational culture to traditional business measures of success
Moderator:

Natasha Jeshani, HR & Recruitment Consultant, Career Contacts

Panelists:

Kristen Rasmussen, Vice President, People and Culture, TELUS

Zuleika Sgro, Vice President, Saje Natural Wellness

Terrence Schmaltz, FCPHR, SVP HR & Communications & CHRO, Westminster Savings Credit Union

Kristen Maclellan, Director, Talent, Best Buy

12:00 pm

LEAD FROM STRENGTHS


Most people do not come close to making full use of their strengths. Yet years of unassailable research have shown that individuals and teams that play to their strengths significantly outperform those that don’t.

Based on Marcus Buckingham’s ground-breaking work on strengths-based leadership, this session will help you uncover and leverage your strengths while managing around weaknesses for improved workplace performance and engagement.

Takeaways

  • Establish link between strengths use and employee engagement, retention and customer satisfaction
  • Identify the mindset you need to be a more effective strengths-based contributor
  • Learn the true definition of a strength
  • Vividly describe your strengths and learn tips to further leverage them (and neutralize weaknesses)

Tracy Hutton, VP Coaching, The Marcus Buckingham Company

12:30 pm
1:30 pm

CASE STUDY - USING PEOPLE ANALYTICS TO BUILD TEAMS WHILE DEVELOPING LEADERS


SureWerx - one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies -- with people dispersed throughout Canada and the USA - partnered to use people analytics to provide Surewerx with the right solutions to increase their dispersed teams’ and leaders’ effectiveness to support cultural change and drive business results. Join Renée Safrata, CEO of Vivo Team and Anna-Maria Parente, Vice President of Human Resources, SureWerx as they share this case study with you.

Renée Safrata, CEO, Vivo Team

Anna-Maria Parente, VP HR, SureWerx

2:00 pm

CREATING A POSITIVE WORKPLACE CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT AND WELLNESS


In 2013, the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard) was introduced by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. At that time, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) voluntarily adopted and implemented the Standard over a three-year period. Positive outcomes from its implementation include interdepartmental collaboration to achieve results; gathering insights from data to inform workplace wellness; developing a holistic approach to improving employee engagement; mobilizing leaders to enhance the employee experience; maximizing HR practices to support growth, engagement and wellness; and taking creative approaches to employee recognition. Overall, adopting the Standard has resulted in creating a positive workplace culture of engagement and wellness at Ontario Shores.

Karim Mamdani, President and CEO, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences; Canadian HR Champion of the Year Award Winner, Canadian HR Awards 2017

2:30 pm

HOW TO WIN THE WAR FOR TALENT


Employers in Vancouver are locked in competition to employ the best talent and top performing candidates. What’s the secret to engaging the most productive talent while simultaneously facing the new challenges of a global disruptive market? What are the key strategies for retaining talent once its in the door? It’s all under discussion from a panel leading Canadian HR executives. They’ll cover:
  • How to combat the increasing turnover rate in Vancouver and retain top talent
  • What are the best apps and tools for sourcing top talent?
  • Using technology to deliver a competitive candidate experience - make it smarter, faster and seamless
  • Compensation, total compensation and rewards – how to provide a compelling total package
  • How do you position your brand to attract top talent and engage employees?
  • Retain your talent by provide ongoing opportunities and incentives
Moderator:

Antonio Zivanovic, Employee Health, Benefits & Pensions Strategist; CEO, The ReFrame Financial Group

Panelists:

Lorie Corcuera, Co-Founder & CEO of SPARK Creations & Co. Inc.

Nahal Yousefian, Chief People Experience Officer, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)

Tracy McDonald, Director, Talent & Culture, Left

Daryl Chappell, CPHR, Head of People and Talent Acquisition, Kabam

3:45 pm

HOW IS AI GOING TO CHANGE THE WORKFORCE LANDSCAPE?


As AI technology is rapidly entering the workplace, the discussion continues of how technology disruptions are shaping the future of work and its implications for HR and business leaders. This exciting session will discuss:
  • Taking a strategic look at the impact of AI across the workforce and how organizations need to adapt
  • Creating a clear AI strategy to adapt to new technologies and determining which roles will remain relevant and valuable
  • Leveraging AI to collect data, preform administrative tasks, and reduce time across multiple processes
  • Reaping the benefits of early adoption: creating efficiencies in the recruitment process and better matching the right talent to the right role
  • Providing your workforce with the right training, development and tools they need to succeed in the digital era.

Matt Burns, Founder, Global HR Collective

Alison Brown, CPHR, Vice President, HR & Administration, Intracorp Projects Ltd.

4:30 pm

CLOSING KEYNOTE: BEING AT THE FOREFRONT OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION


Delivering successful D&I programmes has become a strategic priority. What are the latest trends and innovations that help facilitate long-term inclusivity? This session will discuss:
  • Exploring diversity beyond demographics
  • Securing leadership buy-in for diversity programs and measuring their impact on business performance
  • Addressing bias across the workplace, recruitment, selection and reward and recognition
  • Creating strategies of how to lead a multigenerational workplace

Rachel Williams, Head of EID Recruiting, X - Moonshot Factory

Natalie Scott, Managing Director and Human Resources Business Partner, BMO Financial Group

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