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  York 2& 3
 I Love My Job, It's the People 
 I Can't Stand!
 Jody Urquhart   Presentation
Psychosocial Factors and Return to Work - Case Management Starters   Lorraine Mischuk, 
 Maximize Human Capabilities
 York 4
 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

 York 2 & 3
Business Acumen - How to Build Your Credibility and Career Beyond Just You

 Kerri Twigg,
 Career Stories Consulting 

 York 4 
 50 Shades Darker - Recruit, Retain, Engage  Tina Varughese  Presentation 
 3:00 - 3:15pm  Health Break    Carlton Lobby
 3:15 - 4:15pm  Breakout #3    
HR's Executive Role in Strategy & Execution  Al Babiuk, Loewen  York 2 & 3
Up In Smoke - Managing Marijuana (and other legal drug) Use in the Workplace Jamie Jurczak, Taylor McCaffrey LLP  Presentation 
Leveraging Reverse Mentorship - Embracing and Utilizing Your Whole Team MaryAnn Kempe & Sarah Giesbrecht, Birchwood Automotive Group  York 4
 4:15 - 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  York 2 & 3
Collaboration in Action - Solution Focused Leadership   Sarah McVanel  Presentation 
 TRC92 - Indigenous Youth

Dave Angus – Johnston Group

Ron Brown – Winnipeg Boys and Girls Clubs

 York 4
 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  Presentation 
 Transgender & Gender Diverse
 Inclusion in the Workplace
Dr. Reece Malone, Diversity Essentials  York 4
 Mental Health in the Workplace - Encouraging Resilience &
Josh Klassen, St. John Ambulance  York 2 & 3
 2:45 - 3:00pm  Health Break  Carlton Lobby
 3:00 - 4:00pm  Closing Session - The New
 Flyer Story: Business and HR
 Alignment at Work
 Denis Sutton—Vice President Human Resources MCI, Frank Fair and Carfair
Sandra Morison-Vice President Finance MCI and Frank Fair
 Main Plenary

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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