TAKING BACK THE INITIATIVE — SOLUTION-FOCUSED STRATEGIES FOR HR LEADERSHIP

15-16 November 2022 | ARCADIAN COURT TORONTO

#HRLeadersCA

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    9 hours

ABOUT


Economic and social disruption, intense competition, a decline in talent attraction and retention, and disengaged workers are just a few of the non-stop challenges that HR departments across Canada are facing after two years of fighting fires through the pandemic. 

The HR Leaders Summit Canada is a comprehensive event designed to tackle these issues and connect, inspire, and prepare Canada’s best and brightest for this year’s challenges and 2023’s trends. 

This leadership-enhancing event will bring together trailblazing companies to share their insights on topics like overcoming disruption, coming out ahead in the war for talent, data-based retention strategies, leveraging digitization, boosting recruitment with brand revitalization and managing future business challenges. 

Bring your team to HR Leaders Summit Canada 2022 to be inspired, re-imagine your approach to HR, and set concrete goals and action points for your company going forward.     

Why attend?

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    Designed to connect, inspire, and equip Canada’s top HR teams with the latest insights into HR strategy

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    The agenda was developed to deliver practical takeaways for HR teams from inspirational keynotes and case studies to panels and interactive breakout sessions

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    HR Leaders’ 2022 is live once again, offering full networking and knowledge-sharing potential

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    The expanded two-day agenda will address all of the biggest challenges facing HR professionals

SPEAKERS


Jarik Conrad
Jarik Conrad

VP of Human Insights and HCM Advisory, Executive Director, Equity at Work Council
UKG

Meghan Stettler
Meghan Stettler

Director
O.C. Tanner Institute

Dr. Dave Williams
Dr. Dave Williams

Astronaut, Aquanaut & Leadership Expert

Carolyn Byer
Carolyn Byer

HR Lead Canada
Microsoft

Dave Burchfield
Dave Burchfield

Global Director, People Strategy
McDonald’s

Dan Sharkey
Dan Sharkey

SVP, Global Human Resources
CAE

Donna Valiquette
Donna Valiquette

Chief Corporate Administrative Officer, Canada & Head of Culture & Employee Experience, Americas
MUFG

Paul Cameron
Paul Cameron

Vice President, Talent Acquisition
Scotiabank

Erin Dick
Erin Dick

Assistant Vice President, Wellbeing Services
Aon

Greg Bambury
Greg Bambury

CHRO
Medavie

Denise Hayes
Denise Hayes

Chief Human Resources Officer
Moneris Solutions Corporation

Rob Catalano
Rob Catalano

Chief Engagement Officer
WorkTango

Alison Darling
Alison Darling

Director, Professional Programs
Queen’s University IRC

Tierney Bondy
Tierney Bondy

AVP, Compensation & Initiatives
Canadian Tire

Adam Kelly
Adam Kelly

EVP & CCO
CloudMD

Emma Horgan
Emma Horgan

Chief People Officer
Questrade

Nadine Huggins
Nadine Huggins

CHRO
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Mia Guerra
Mia Guerra

Vice President Human Resources, Global Functions & Digital Business Services
HSBC

Lisa Osachoff
Lisa Osachoff

Chief People & Culture Officer
Western Financial Group

Janine Pajot
Janine Pajot

Vice President Human Resources
Bayer Canada

Sean Fahey
Sean Fahey

CEO
VidCruiter

Raj Dam
Raj Dam

Assistant Director, Partnerships and External Relations, Arts & Science Co-op
University of Toronto

Sandy McIntosh
Sandy McIntosh

Executive Vice-president, People & Culture and Chief Human Resources Officer
Telus

AGENDA


  • Registration and breakfast
  • Opening remarks from chairperson
  • Opening keynote: The NASA way – Lessons on leadership, teamwork, and corporate culture

    Space exploration is as much a story of leadership and teamwork as it is a story of exploration and discovery. As the former director of the Space and Life Sciences Directorate, Dr. Dave Williams will share how NASA recovered from tragedy and adversity, and how it developed a culture of competency that continues to attract the best and brightest. 

    • Leadership insights and important principles for leading in environments where outcomes are critical to success 
    • The importance of speaking up and listening up in achieving organizational excellence. 
    • Best practices for controlling risk 
    • Strategies to build resilience and peak performing teams 
    Dr. Dave Williams
    Dr. Dave Williams

    Astronaut, Aquanaut & Leadership Expert

  • Case study: Realigning HR strategies to win the war for talent

    With the competition for talent at an all-time high, employees are re-evaluating their priorities when it comes to how, when and where they work, as well as the purpose behind their work; companies need to take this into account as they seek to win key talent. This session will examine how leading companies are adapting their HR operations and value proposition to the new reality to overcome recruitment and retention challenges.

    • Revitalizing your employer brand to boost recruitment
    • Understanding which recruitment channels are working and which ones need improvement
    • Developing new strategies to identify candidates with the right skillsets
    • Keeping your company current with new technologies to attract the best talent
    Paul Cameron
    Paul Cameron

    Vice President, Talent Acquisition
    Scotiabank

  • Morning coffee and networking break
  • Case study: Future-proofing your employee wellness strategy

    HR must lead organizations in taking a flexible approach to meeting employees’ wellness needs including optimizing operations for better workflow, assessing overall anxiety levels affecting employees, and developing strategies to address signs of high stress and burnout. Having the correct tools in place to ensure the wellness of staff is crucial to employee satisfaction and the success of your company. This session explores how HR professionals can future-proof employee wellness strategies to prevent critical challenges arising around low productivity, absenteeism, and loss of talent.

    • Identifying innovative wellness resources that support busy professionals
    • Creating a supportive work culture from the top down
    • Assessing workloads, sick leave, and time-off policies to address unnecessary pressures on staff
    • What benefits can have a meaningful impact on employees’ circumstances?
    • How can CHROs improve their EQ skills in a remote work environment?
    Jarik Conrad
    Jarik Conrad

    VP of Human Insights and HCM Advisory, Executive Director, Equity at Work Council
    UKG

  • Lunch and networking break
  • Panel: Creating fulfilling employee experiences that amplify resilience

    As work changes, one thing is clear – a generic approach to culture will no longer suffice. Insightful strategies that tap into what employees need most are essential in creating fulfilling experiences that attract, engage, and retain top talent in an evolving market.

    Join this panel discussion to uncover:

    • Understanding the four key factors that lead to fulfillment and form the basis of resilient cultures
    • Enabling positive interactions between colleagues and management – both in the office and remotely
    • Ensuring a positive experience during critical phases, such as onboarding, performance reviews, and promotions
    • Integrating innovative new technology platforms to offer employees frictionless access to information and services
    Meghan Stettler
    Meghan Stettler

    Director
    O.C. Tanner Institute

  • Panel: Developing a comprehensive data-based retention strategy

    With turnover at record highs, companies across the globe are being forced to re-evaluate and reinforce their relationship with employees. HR leaders need to take stock of compensation, benefits, flexibility, wellbeing, and foster trust to deliver a competitive employee value proposition. This session will look at success stories from companies that overhauled their retention strategy and provide a detailed overview of the steps taken.

    • Developing an updated retention strategy and integrating it into HR operations
    • Benchmarking compensation and benefits to identify areas of improvement
    • Using potential sources of data such as eNPS to inform HR decisions
    • Leveraging metrics in attrition and turnover to enable data-driven retention strategies
    Tierney Bondy
    Tierney Bondy

    AVP, Compensation & Initiatives
    Canadian Tire

    Joey Raheb
    Joey Raheb

    Senior Vice President – Chief Broking Officer & National Leader Growth & Client Engagement, Wellbeing
    Aon

  • Afternoon coffee and networking break
  • Panel: Redesigning career development plans to drive engagement

    With ever increasing competition for talent, companies are facing a severe shortage of the skills vital to supporting business growth. This session will explore the importance of enhancing your internal development strategies by providing upskilling and reskilling opportunities and offering career frameworks with a robust learning and development strategy.

    • Building critical skills of managers and employees for career growth opportunities
    • How to identify and then develop leadership competencies to ensure strategic imperatives are achieved
    • Supporting L&D programs by listening to employees and recognizing and rewarding achievements
    • How to create meaningful mentorships in a remote workspace
    Greg Bambury
    Greg Bambury

    CHRO
    Medavie

    Rob Catalano
    Rob Catalano

    Chief Engagement Officer
    WorkTango

  • Case study: Leveraging technology to increase brand connection and retain talent

    Learn how McDonald’s is innovating new approaches to digital employee experience to increase engagement with its 1.9 million employees.

    • Empowering employees with technology solutions that allow for easy access to employment information, provide crew with a voice, and cultivate meaningful connections across the McDonald’s community
    • Maintaining security to enable employees to safely communicate in real-time while accessing proprietary information
    • Integrating SSO capabilities for easy access to schedules, benefits, paystubs, and training materials, while acknowledging the hundreds of different platforms McDonald’s uses globally
    • Ensuring that every new feature is legally compliant, protects the McDonald’s brand, and follows protocols and legislation of every single market’s local jurisdiction
    Dave Burchfield
    Dave Burchfield

    Global Director, People Strategy
    McDonald’s

  • Closing Remarks from chairperson & Drinks Welcome
    Alison Darling
    Alison Darling

    Director, Professional Programs
    Queen’s University IRC

  • Networking Drinks Reception
  • Breakfast
  • Opening remarks from chairperson
  • Opening keynote: Integrating cultural and systemic change in your business

    With companies facing new and complex external challenges, HR leaders need to draw on inspiration and creativity to refocus and respond to crises. This keynote will examine the purpose and new values needed for an effective company culture overhaul to lead your organization through uncertainty.

  • Case study: An overview of a cultural evolution – lessons learned

    In the current climate of disruption, culture is the key enabler of HR strategy and of critical importance to helping organisations to achieve their targets. This case study will provide a detailed look at the steps needed to overhaul company culture to support the business and increase overall resilience to potential challenges.

    • Rethinking core values to rapidly adapt to new business challenges
    • How can leaders create a strong, positive, and inclusive company culture?
    • Facilitating open communication, collaboration and driving innovation
    • Making the move to an outcome-focused work culture
    Dan Sharkey
    Dan Sharkey

    SVP, Global Human Resources
    CAE

  • Morning coffee and networking break
  • Panel: Achieving balanced hybrid work arrangements to optimise employee health, wellness and productivity

    Remote work structures have been essential over the past two years and represent a major change in how companies operate. Now considered a must by many employees, they have a major impact on culture and a company’s capability to attract and retain talent. This session will look at how organisations can offer employees the flexibility to work where, when, and how they choose, while ensuring employees can thrive both physically and mentally whether at home or at the workplace.

    • Understanding the important role that HR leaders play in enabling hybrid work
    • Creating a healthy, safe, and empowering hybrid workspace and home-space
    • Best practices for keeping hybrid workers motivated and engaged
    • Managing hybrid work mental health issues such as social anxiety, health anxiety and stress
    • Workers’ compensation and accommodation services required for hybrid workers
    Carolyn Byer
    Carolyn Byer

    HR Lead Canada
    Microsoft

    Denise Hayes
    Denise Hayes

    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Moneris Solutions Corporation

    Adam Kelly
    Adam Kelly

    EVP & CCO
    CloudMD

  • Roundtable discussions – Share ideas and develop solutions

    Discuss the topics that matter to you most. This session’s interactive format enables in-depth peer-to-peer discussions around the HR professionals’ key challenges, offering an opportunity to network and exchange best practices.

  • Lunch and networking break
  • Panel: Integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion in your company culture

    In the current era of social change and connectivity, the business case for DEI is stronger than ever. Companies are now seeing the direct impact of DEI on overall employee satisfaction and the bottom line. While overall representation and equality in organizations is improving, there are still many opportunities to make changes that will deliver increased wellbeing and productivity. This session will examine recent trends in DEI and provide action points for new initiatives in your organization.

    • Understanding the role of HR in driving DEI initiatives
    • Reimagining workspaces and HR services to be more accessible and inclusive
    • Launching new DEI initiatives to move beyond preliminary discussions
    • Creating a panel of DEI specialists to support the process
    Janine Pajot
    Janine Pajot

    Vice President Human Resources
    Bayer Canada

    Raj Dam
    Raj Dam

    Assistant Director, Partnerships and External Relations, Arts & Science Co-op
    University of Toronto

  • Panel: Developing superior employee engagement strategies throughout the employee journey

    In an increasingly uncertain economic and geopolitical climate, employee engagement is top of mind for HR professionals, and their employees. Companies that support workers in their roles, look after their overall wellbeing and foster trust are gaining an edge in the current job market. This session will address innovative approaches to employee engagement that are delivering results for leading companies.

    • Best practices for empowering employees and making them feel valued
    • Creating a sense of belonging within the organization
    • Communication strategies that motivate teams and encourage collaboration
    • Keeping employees engaged by listening and responding to feedback
    Donna Valiquette
    Donna Valiquette

    Chief Corporate Administrative Officer, Canada & Head of Culture & Employee Experience, Americas
    MUFG

    Sean Fahey
    Sean Fahey

    CEO
    VidCruiter

    Sandy McIntosh
    Sandy McIntosh

    Executive Vice-president, People & Culture and Chief Human Resources Officer
    Telus

  • Afternoon coffee and networking break
  • Panel: Restructuring HR to manage future business challenges

    Organizations around the globe are facing massive disruption to their business models, as well as unprecedented turnover and economic uncertainty. These challenges require a new streamlined approach to HR to increase flexibility and responsiveness. This session will look at how companies can move from traditional operational silos to new HR models and quickly deal with critical issues

    • Positioning HR Leaders as business advisors and agents for change
    • How have the lessons learned during the past two years changed HR?
    • A look at new strategies to increase agility, efficiency, and productivity
    • Using HR technologies to improve workflows rather than processes
    Mia Guerra
    Mia Guerra

    Vice President Human Resources, Global Functions & Digital Business Services
    HSBC

    Emma Horgan
    Emma Horgan

    Chief People Officer
    Questrade

    Lisa Osachoff
    Lisa Osachoff

    Chief People & Culture Officer
    Western Financial Group

    Nadine Huggins
    Nadine Huggins

    CHRO
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police

  • Closing Remarks from chairperson & End of Conference

SPONSORS


Event Partner

  • UKG

Roundtable Sponsor

  • Avature

Gold Sponsors

  • AON
  • CloudMD
  • O.C. Tanner
  • Kazoo + WorkTango
  • VidCruiter

Silver Sponsors

  • Keynote Session Sponsor

    ADP
  • Networking Drinks Reception Sponsor

    Queen’s University
  • Coffee Sponsor

    Venngo

Bronze Sponsors

  • Advica Health
  • EPSI
  • Headversity
  • LMS365

Exhibitors

  • CAAT Pension Plan
  • CloudAdvisors
  • Health Risk Services Inc.
  • 365Talents

VENUE


ARCADIAN COURT TORONTO

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TRAVEL PLANS

Preferred Accommodations

Hotel room rates are subject to all applicable taxes and fees. Rooms are subject to availability in each hotel from dates November 14 to 17.
We recommend that you book as soon as possible or 45 days before the event at the latest.

SHERATON CENTRE TORONTO

123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9

Book your group rate via the reservation link or by calling the line 1 (888) 627-717. Quote that you are part of the KM Business Information Canada Ltd. group attending the HR Leaders Summit Canada to avail the discounted rate until October 4, 2022.

Room rate: $289 CAD per Traditional room/night
Cut-off date: October 4, 2022
Check in: 3pm Check out: 12pm
Reservation Link: Book your group rate for HR Leaders Summit Canada
Dial-in:
 1 (888) 627-7175

SHERATON CENTRE TORONTO

MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN AT CF TORONTO EATON CENTRE

525 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5G 2L2, Canada

Book your group rate via the reservation link or by calling the line 1 (800) 905-0667. Quote that you are part of the KM Business Information Canada Ltd. group attending the HR Leaders Summit Canada or mention the Mini Hotel Code “HRL” to avail the discounted rate until October 4, 2022.

Room rate: $299 CAD per Standard room/night
Cut-off date: October 4, 2022
Check in: 3pm Check out: 12pm
Reservation Link: Book your group rate for HR Leaders Summit Canada
Dial-in:
 1 (800) 905-0667

MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN AT CF TORONTO EATON CENTRE

TORONTO MARRIOTT CITY CENTRE

One Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 1J4, Canada

Book your group rate via the reservation link or by calling the line 1 (800) 237-1512. Quote that you are part of the KM Business Information Canada Ltd. group attending the HR Leaders Summit Canada to avail the discounted rate until October 14, 2022.

Room rate: $309 CAD per Standard room/night
Cut-off date: October 14, 2022
Check in: 3pm Check out: 12pm (10am check out on game days)
Reservation Link: Book your group rate for HR Leaders Summit Canada
Dial-in:
 1 (800) 237-1512

TORONTO MARRIOTT CITY CENTRE

Registration for HR Leaders Summit Canada is open

Take your leadership skills to the next level and conquer your biggest challenges with the help of HR’s most innovative minds. Invigorate your workforce, boost your retention rates, overcome disruption, and knock out tomorrow’s hurdles – all in two comprehensive days.

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