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Plenary Speakers

Name Session Title Day/Time
Shawn Achor The Happiness Advantage April 15 / 8:30am
Nilofer Merchant Curating Greatness April 15 / 3:45pm
Dave Ulrich What Matters Most: Six Key Competencies for Delivering Sustained Value April 16 / 8:30am
Col. Chris Hadfield The Sky is Not the Limit April 16 / 3:30pm

Breakout Session Speakers by Track

Organizational Effectiveness

Name Session Title Day/Time
Christian Codrington, John Hinze, Mark Ishida, Marni Johnson, Tom Syvenky What is Big Data and What Do I Do When I Have IT? April 15 / 10:15am
Dr. Seonaid Charlesworth The Role of Human Resources in Building Effective Teams April 15 / 10:15am
Heather Claridge From Inside Out to Outside In: Aligning Culture and Brand for a Better Organization April 15 / 1:45pm
Trevor Maber Engaging Our Ancestors: The Role of Human Evolution and Brain Science in Leadership and Engagement April 16 / 10:45am
Mark Gruenheid, Erin Robinson Vancity and the BC Centre for Ability – An Innovative Approach to Disability Inclusion April 16 / 1:45pm

Skill Development

Name Session Title Day/Time
Dr. Craig Dowden Who Cares? Why Empathy Should Matter to You and Your Organization April 15 / 10:15am
Dr. Sukhi Muker 5 Simple Secrets Successful HR Professionals Know that Foster Happiness, Improve Productivity and Prevent Burnout Even During Challenging Times April 15 / 1:45pm
Diane Ross Difficult Conversations Success: Secrets to Navigating Strong Reactions April 15 / 1:45pm
Lindsay Benard Dale Carnegie – Increasing Capacity and Performance April 16 / 10:45am
John Vlastelica Lead or Be Led: What the Best HR Pros Do Differently April 16 / 10:45am
Mike Vardy Doing, Doing, Done: Tips, Tools and Tactics for a More Efficient and Effective Digital Workflow April 16 / 1:45pm
Bruna Martinuzzi How To Speak In A Way That Inspires April 16 / 1:45pm

Talent Management

Name Session Title Day/Time
Jocelyn Bérard Getting There Faster – Accelerating Leadership Development April 15 / 10:15am
Janis Boase, Barbara Meens Thistle, Stephanie Milliken Long-term and Short-term Incentive Pay Programs – Opportunities and Challenges April 15 / 10:15am
Rachel O’Connor (mod), Peter Blake, Ken Finch, Nancy MacKay, Shawn Neumann CEO Panel – What CEO’s Want with Talent Management April 15 / 1:45pm
Ulrich, Dave An In-Depth Conversation with Dave Ulrich April 16 / 10:45am
Dr. David Weiss HR as a Driver of Innovation April 16 / 1:45pm

HR & The Law

Name Session Title Day/Time
Ritu Mahil, Gavin Marshall, John McConchie State of the Union: A Labour Arbitration Update April 15 / 10:15am
Dr. Ray Baker, Peter Gall, Andrea Zwack Testing the Limits: Drugs & Alcohol in the Workplace April 15 / 1:45pm
Taryn Mackie, Terrence J. Schmaltz Are Your Employees “Followed”, “Liked”, “LinkedIn”, “Tweeting” and “Friends”?: A Closer Look at Social Media in the Workplace April 16 / 10:45am
Valerie Dixon, Joseph Shaw, Norm Trerise Human Rights – What You Need To Know April 16 / 1:45 pm


Name Session Title Day/Time
Host: Vincent Chow, Tannis Goddard, Brenda Rigney, Cindy Theriault Cracker Barrel – Career Programs April 15 / 1:45pm
Host: Chloé Gendron, Shelly Burchnall, Ann Duffy, Russell Hunter, Erin Sills, Kristy Todd Millar, Geoff Watts Shift & Share: Spread Value and Make Connections April 16 / 10:45am
Host: Lisa Ryan HR Café – High Performance Culture & Women’s Leadership April 16 / 1:45pm
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