The Collaboration Centre - Ottawa City Centre
Registration and Networking
Introduction from the Chair
Welcome remarks by the chair and an introduction to the day
Heidi Hauver, Chief People Officer
Unlocking the Secret for More Dynamic, Innovative and Collaborative Workplace Cultures
Kicking off with an exploration of the key themes covered during the day, this session will explore some of the strategies Giatec is leveraging to revolutionize the future of work! Leadership; talent; DEI; wellbeing, employee engagement and attracting and hiring immigrants .
Kimberly Stone, SVP, Finance & Operations, Giatec Scientific Inc.
Attracting and Retaining a Talented Workforce
How can HR put in place to manage the shift from managing full-time employees to managing talent?
How do organizations communicate beliefs and principles to employees?
Nina Nazarshoeva, Director, People Services, Canadian Red Cross
Paul Horton, Chief HR Officer, Recollective
Julia Duffy, Vice President, Employee Success, Cinchy
Siobhan Whelehan, Senior Director, HR, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Moderated by Steph Barlow, CPO, Iversoft
Morning Coffee and Networking Break
Time to refuel and continue networking!
A Holistic Approach to Supporting Employee Safety and Well-being:
Lessons from Rogers
Candace DiCresce, Senior Director of Safety & Accessibility, Rogers
Safeguarding Employee Wellness – Practical Interventions for a Healthy Workforce
New employees – adopting a blueprint that is attractive to new recruits
Aging workforce – ensuring that employees can work until they are ready to retire
Adopting a strategy that enables employees to return to work
Nadine Huggins, CHRO, RCMP
Cindy Newell, VP People, Culture & Strategy, Ottawa Community Housing
Ramneet Aujla, CHRO, Metrolinx
Moderated by Monica Chohan, Founder, Chohan Law & Wilbrod House Consulting
Strategies for Avoiding Workplace Burnout
An interactive session designed to engage, inform and provide you with the tools you need to recognize and avoid employee burnout in your workplace
Lydia Di Francesco, Workplace Wellness Specialist, Fit + Healthy 365
Networking Lunch Break
It is time for lunch - and you have earned it. Time to make new friends.
Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace Culture
What is the role of data in driving equitable action to further EDI&A?
From fragmented DEI to inclusion for all
Dr. Yasmin Razack, Former Chief Diversity Officer, Canadian Blood Services
Danielle Bazinet, Dir. HR, Assembly of First Nations
Donna Burnett Vachon, Director, Change and OD, Hydro Ottawa
Ray Edwards, Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada
Moderated by Sharon Nyangweso, CEO, QuakeLab Inc.
Fireside Chat: Connecting the Dots Between Inclusivity, Benefits and Performance
Permpreet Soomal, Chief People Officer, Capital One Canada
Embedding Learning and Development into the DNA of the Organization
As businesses seek to move faster, how important is employee and team growth? The perception is that employees are more likely to move jobs – what can be done so that they stay?
How can you foster a learning environment that keeps pace with a high degree of change?
Ensuring employees are enabled to build skills for the future?
What factors influence today’s learning ecosystems?
Katrina Moss, Leadership Development Innovator, Shopify
Afternoon Coffee and Networking Break
Time to refuel and continue the networking!
How International Students can Overcome Skills Shortages and Help Build Your Talent Pipeline
Hear first-hand from international students and experts at uOttawa regarding what it takes to engage, hire and retain international talent. Where is the greatest potential to leverage international talent? What obstacles need to be overcome to convert international students to fulltime hires?
Chantal Yelle, Daniel Amyot, Danielle Lénéus, Ali Belbachir and students, University of Ottawa
The Future of Work – People, Innovation and Change
How can organizations ensure their high potential talent develop into future leaders?
How will innovation change HR in the future?
Amanda Jones, Senior Director of HR, Sanmina
Stefanie McNeil, Vice President - People, Field Effect
Sue Ivay, Chief HR Officer, Calian
Marc Morin, Secretary General, Canadian Radio-television & Telecommunications Commission
Chaired by Keira Torkko, Chief People Officer and Chief of Staff, Assent
Chair’s Closing Remarks
Top take-aways from the day!
Program subject to change *Provisional Date
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