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June 2016
April 1  - 1 On-Demand Webinar: HR This Week
December 11  - 11 On-Demand Webinar: AODA Employment Standard:
June 30  - 30 Grand Valley 06.30.16 PNG HR Transitions Cambridge, ON

June 30  - 30 West Toronto: 06.30.16 Webinar - You Negotiate All The Time Webinar, ON

June 30  - 30 Halton: 06.30.16 Mentoring Program Finale Oakville, ON

July 2016
April 1  - 1 On-Demand Webinar: HR This Week
December 11  - 11 On-Demand Webinar: AODA Employment Standard:
July 4  - 4 Toronto: 07.04.16 Senior ENG - Using LinkedIn to Advance Toronto, ON

LinkedIn is a powerful business networking tool with direct and indirect benefits to anyone looking to develop in their career. In this session we will discuss the direct and indirect benefits to a well structured LinkedIn profile and how to go about creating and maintaining a well structured profile. We will also discuss some best practices and cover the "What Not to Do's". We will end with some real examples and go through some live examples.

Learning objectives:

<  Understand the importance and power of LinkedIn

<  the elements of a powerful LinkedIn profile

<

July 6  - 6 Addressing Employee misuse of technology Toronto, ON

The workplace is changing and given the technological world we now live in, employers now must manage employees outside of the workplace. This seminar examines how to protect your organization and its reputation through technology and social media policies, plus understanding the importance of addressing and investigating off-duty conduct.

Learning objectives:

<  How to set expectations in the hiring process

<  The importance of technology use policies, including social media

<  Best practices for dealing with employee-owned devices

<  What to do if a departing employee takes company information

<  When is off duty conduct an employment issue?

<  Importance of Social Media policies.

Who should attend:

HR professionals, managers, executives and business owners.

July 6  - 6 Document, Document, Document!
July 7  - 7 Establishing an Effective Joint Health and Safety Committee Toronto, ON

Learn how to establish and run a successful Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) in your workplace

This seminar provides a comprehensive guide to establishing and running an effective Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC), including structure and composition; the powers and duties of the committee; plus how to have productive meetings and work effectively as a team. Applicable sections of the Occupational Health & Safety Act will be discussed; and evidence-based strategies to improve the effectiveness of a JHSC will also be examined.

Learning objectives:

<  Identify legislative requirements pertaining to Joint Health and Safety Committee structure and function

<  Gain better understanding of duties and powers of the JHSC as a whole and for its members individually

<  Become familiar with the latest and most relevant evidence on how to make a JHSC work more effectively

<  Examine a number of real-life scenarios on improving the work of a JHSC

Who should attend:

Current and

July 7  - 7 Better Interview Techniques - July 7, 2016
July 12  - 12 Skills Assessment Tool - July 12, 2016
July 13  - 13 Finding the Strategy in HR Analytics Toronto, ON

When searching for strategies to improve the bottom line, your organization may be overlooking a crucial tool: HR Analytics.

Join HR analytics expert and Numerical Insights magazine founder Tracey Smith for an in-depth presentation on how HR leaders can leverage HR analytics to make better talent decisions and connect HR data to business outcomes.

You’ll learn the concept of building a linkage map, how to assess your HR analytics and how to prove whether concepts like engagement really impact the bottom line.

Learning objectives:

<  Assess the maturity level of HR Analytics in your own organization

<  Select the right metrics and HR Analytics technology to best suit your needs

<  Determine the steps for performing an effective analysis

<  Connect HR results to business results to demonstrate HR’s value

Who should attend:

HR leaders, CFOs and CEOs.


Event open for Registration to Directors and Above. CEOs welcomed. Please submit registration requests toituka@hrpa.ca

Registration, Breakfast and Networkin

July 13  - 14 LGBTQ Workplace Inclusion Certificate Toronto, ON

The business case for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) inclusion is clear: numerous studies have proven that inclusion of LGBTQ people creates productivity and profitability for a business or organization and enhances employee engagement. This Certificate provides an introduction into LGBTQ inclusion, shows how to create a positive workplace for LGBTQ staff and customers, and gives concrete examples for trans inclusion.


Learning objectives:

<  Increased knowledge of language and concepts in regards to LGBTQ

<  Best practices to address transgender rights in the workplace, especially pronouns and gender identity

<  Concrete examples of LGBTQ support for a business or organization

<  Workplace transitioning strategies and best practices

<  Clear examples of the business case for LGBTQ inclusion


Who should attend:

HR Professionals, diversity professionals, public policy professionals, union officials, and anyone interested in a better understanding of LGBTQ incl

July 13  - 13 Are you ready for Ontario’s new Workplace Harassment Rules?
July 14  - 14 Dress for Success:Dressing and Dress Codes for the Workplace
July 14  - 14 5 Ways to Create Innovation Breakthroughs Toronto, ON

Innovation... not just thinking outside the box, but nurturing what's inside the box!

In this day and age, we find more and more companies believing that innovation is the heart to their success, a means of growing bigger and better. While some companies try to be more innovative, they just don't seem to be living up to this vision...why is that? Perhaps it has something to do with their innovative climate?

If you think about innovation, in some instances innovation does come in a flash, but for the most part it's indeed a purposeful search for opportunities. A search for opportunities with people with a certain amount of knowledge, ingenuity and focus, who understand their clients needs. But for these people to search for opportunities they need to be in an environment that unleashes this creativity. This goes beyond having a suggestion box or brainstorming meeting or an occasional survey. It actually requires one to look deeper into their talent management.

Join HRPA and Dale Carnegie Training on July 14th for unique Outdoor Meet-up—afternoon personal development session and discussion on how to create innovation breakthrough in your organization.

Bring a friend or your team for an afternoon of relaxation and learning in the great natural beauty of Toronto’s High Park!

Space is limited so secure your place at these must attend events!

*A no-show fee of $25 will apply if you fail to attend

Testimonials:

“When Kevin speaks a light bulb goes on and you wonder why you never saw it before. I have seen him transform a room and the effect is still there a year later.”

McGrath- Past President & Publisher Time Magazine

“Kevin’s style is so engaging that his audience

July 18  - 18 West Toronto: 07.18.16 Webinar - Aim High: 5 Steps to Hiring Webinar, ON

July 18  - 18 Peel: 07.18.16 ENG: Peer Sharing and Networking Brampton, ON

July 19  - 19 Addressing the Toxic Work Environment Toronto, ON

Utilizing a combination of presentation, facilitated discussion and case studies, this interactive session will present the latest theory on the toxic workplace and how to apply these models to real life situations. Participants will utilize tools and frameworks to analyze real life case situations and develop strategies to implement an ideal workplace. This session shows how you can assist your leaders in proactively monitoring and addressing such poisonous environments in order to maintain and restore your workplace.

Learning objectives:

<  Identify and learn how to respond to signs and symptoms of a toxic work environment

<  Apply an assessment tool to analyze real life case scenarios

<  How to use staged conflict resolution and implement a sustainable dispute resolution process;

<  Learn how to use workplace behavioural expectations to develop sustainable team charters to address a toxic workplace and restore positive team relations

<  Discuss trends and developments in managing workplace conflict, poisoned work environment, conflict

July 20  - 20 Balancing social media & privacy at work Toronto, ON

Social media use is no longer restricted to an employee’s private life, and has in fact contributed to blurring the ever-thinning line between the personal and professional life of employees. This trend poses significant challenges for human resources professionals.

In this workshop, employment lawyer Parisa Nikfarjam discusses the emerging issues surrounding social media and privacy and provide practical approaches to responding to these ever-evolving challenges.

Learning objectives:

<  Gain a better understanding of recent case-law on social media use, misuse, and an employee’s right to privacy in the workplace

<  Develop best practices and policies for using and/or controlling the use of social media platforms

<  Learn from case studies on how to react to social media use without risking privacy breaches

Who should attend:

HR managers or anyone who deals with issues involving social media usage by employees; HR policy developers and decision-makers

July 20  - 20 Union Avoidance Strategies - July 20, 2016
July 21  - September 15 The HR Business Partner Certificate Toronto, ON

This program is offered over three dates:
Day 1: July 21, 2016
Day 2: August 18, 2016
Day 3: September 15, 2016

It’s time to benchmark what it really means to be an HR Business Partner (HRBP). In this certificate program, attendees will learn both a practical HR Business Partner framework and the development strategy to prepare an HR professional for the role. Combining coaching and consulting methodologies with organizational design and development principles, the HRBP can become a proactive resource for the line, diagnosing dysfunction, triaging issues, advising when able, and coordinating resources when not.

Learning objectives:

<  Know and understand the framework of accountabilities of an HR Business Partner

<  Know the acceptable benchmarks of effective business partnering

<  Have the skills to be an effective business partner:

<  Know how to consult with the line on the barriers to the line’s success

<  Know how to diagnose the root causes of, and prescribe solutions to, barriers to t

July 26  - 26 How to Avoid a Constructive Dismissal - July 26, 2016
July 27  - 27 Corporate Culture is a Business Activity Toronto, ON

How to Survive VUCA Times and Sleep Well at Night .

VUCA has described the volatility of today’s world. With the price of natural resources, especially oil, at lows not seen in decades and economic pressures for profits, the dominance of the shareholder myth continues. This misunderstanding has caused business leaders to focus more and more on shareholder at the cost of long term sustained success. Yet, shareholder value thinking is endemic in the business world today. Still driving day-to-day decisions that have longer term implications then just making money today. Why do people still believe that driving share price is a means of getting through VUCA times?

What does drive corporate sustainability? This session will focus on the needs for leaders to understand that stakeholder trumps shareholder, every time. That focusing on the important and not the urgent differentiates leaders. What is important is how a company builds employees to give discretionary effort. How the employee feels a connection to the importance of meeting their individual commitments collectively leads to something important and also bigger then themselves.

Learning objectives:

<  Differentiate between the overt (stated) and the covert (authentic) values

<  Understand aspirational values are not authentic and will not be embraced by employees

<  The power of creating a ‘line of sight’ rooted in the values of

July 28  - 28 Corporate Health and Wellness 101 - July 28, 2016 Toronto, ON

Spend a pleasant afternoon in Toronto’s High Park learning about the value of corporate wellness programs and how to successfully implement them.

Space is limited so secure your place at these must attend events!

*A no-show fee of $25 will apply if you fail to attend

Learning objectives:

<  The value of corporate wellness programs: quantitative and qualitative aspects

<  The implementation of corporate wellness in your workplace: successes and pitfalls

<  How an HR professional can ensure that a corporate wellness program will have positive and significant impact

<  Practical, interactive demonstrations of corporate wellness in action

Who should attend:

HR professionals at all levels including HR Students and HR staff.

Please Contact PD Team to check dates for Other Outdoor Meetings

August 2016
April 1  - 1 On-Demand Webinar: HR This Week
December 11  - 11 On-Demand Webinar: AODA Employment Standard:
July 21  - September 15 The HR Business Partner Certificate Toronto, ON

This program is offered over three dates:
Day 1: July 21, 2016
Day 2: August 18, 2016
Day 3: September 15, 2016

It’s time to benchmark what it really means to be an HR Business Partner (HRBP). In this certificate program, attendees will learn both a practical HR Business Partner framework and the development strategy to prepare an HR professional for the role. Combining coaching and consulting methodologies with organizational design and development principles, the HRBP can become a proactive resource for the line, diagnosing dysfunction, triaging issues, advising when able, and coordinating resources when not.

Learning objectives:

<  Know and understand the framework of accountabilities of an HR Business Partner

<  Know the acceptable benchmarks of effective business partnering

<  Have the skills to be an effective business partner:

<  Know how to consult with the line on the barriers to the line’s success

<  Know how to diagnose the root causes of, and prescribe solutions to, barriers to t

August 3  - 3 Termination or Resignation?
August 4  - 4 Effective Resume Screening - August 4, 2016
August 9  - 11 Workplace Investigations Certificate Program Toronto, ON

In recent years, many employers have seen an increase in the number of workplace harassment complaints with a corresponding need to conduct a thorough and legally sound investigation. Improper or incomplete investigations cost money and time and can erode credibility. Unfortunately, the consequences of an improper investigation can be dire including reaching the wrong result, having difficulty supporting an outcome or even facing a lawsuit for a negligent investigation.

The Workplace Investigations Certificate Program is an in-depth three-day program that effectively equips human resources professionals with the ability to recognize, investigate and report the findings of crucial workplace investigations. The program takes place over three days with each day building on the skills and knowledge of the previous day(s). The program covers background, legal issues and the psychology of workplace harassment and the practical application of conducting and reporting on crucial workplace investigations. Participants will apply a case study approach to honing their investigation and reporting skills and will be assessed on their report writing skills.


The Workplace Investigations Certificate Program has been approved by The Law Society of Upper Canada for 2.5 Professionalism and 18 Substantive Hours


The Workplace Investigations Certificate will cover:


<  Knowing the law; when you must investigate and when other approach

August 10  - 10 Accommodating Gender: It Can Change - August 10, 2016
August 11  - 11 An Overview of the Human Rights Code Toronto, ON

Given the increased general awareness of important human rights issues and what constitutes discriminatory treatment in accordance with human rights legislation, it is more important than ever for employers to create a work environment that is free of discrimination and accommodates employees’ personal circumstances where applicable.

This seminar explores the challenges of managing an aging workforce, accommodating employees with disabilities, and addressing employees who have childcare or eldercare obligations. It will also serve as an update on awards given in the courts and tribunals, and the unique approaches used by adjudicators to assess discrimination claims. Learn how to balance the employer’s interest in promoting harmonious relations while minimizing losses to productivity, along with the employee’s interest in managing their work, family and health.

Learning objectives:

<  Understand if you’ve breached human rights legislation.

<  Combat discrimination in the workplace.

<  Create a work environment that distinguishes worker issues in a dignified way.

<  Gain an understanding of awards given in the courts and tribunals.

Storytelling—Using Narrative at Work

Toronto, ON

Great leaders have always been powerful storytellers. When we share who we are and what we care about, we inspire and connect people to what is important. This outdoor learning session in Toronto’s High Park provides a three-step process to connect with audiences and organize your message into compelling real-world stories based on what you want listeners to feel, think and do.

Learning objectives:

<  Establish a strong, unbreakable connection with your listeners

<  Motivate, inspire and influence even the toughest audiences

<  Feel confident, clear and calm as you handle your nerves while speaking

<  Organize your thoughts quickly and easily, and for the greatest impact

<  Present your message in a way that “sticks” with your audience for the long-term

Who should attend:

HR professionals who present regularly to staff and/or management. HR professionals who rely on PowerPoint

August 16  - 16 The Human Side of Contemporary Leadership Toronto, ON

The human side of contemporary leadership is Organizational Behaviour—how people react to, and interact with, the values, structures, systems, policies, incentives, and demands that create their workplace environment. This workshop examines how organizational behavior can contribute to the success of an organization in a complex world and how contemporary leaders can themselves become more effective.

Learning objectives:

<  Appreciate the underlying dynamics of the contemporary business operating environment and their consequences for organizational dynamics, behaviour, and leadership;

<  Use a theory-based understanding of organization dynamics to guide practical decision making in people- and team-related matters;

<  Understand the principles of intrinsic motivation and ways to effect a highly engaged, committed workplace;

<  Design and effect change and transformational processes for both individuals and groups while encouraging affirmative commitment; and

<  Begin to enact their personal embodiment of 21st century organizational leadershi

August 16  - 16 Interview Structure Best Practice - August 16, 2016
August 18  - 18 Emotional Intelligence in Action - August 18, 2016
August 25  - 25 Creating a Culture of Workplace Wellness Toronto, ON

Building a workplace culture of wellness can help reduce healthcare costs, increase productivity and profits and create competitive advantage; while reducing sick leave, turnover and disability costs. Attend this session in Toronto’s beautiful High Park to learn how you can improve the physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing of your employees.

Bring a friend or your team for an afternoon of relaxation and learning in the great natural beauty of Toronto’s High Park!

Space is limited so secure your place at these must attend event!

*A no-show fee of $25 will apply if you fail to attend

Learning objectives:

<  Why organizations should be concerned with employee wellness

<  How to develop a strategy for your workplace

<  How to achieve a competitive advantage due to productivity

<  How stress negatively affects coping with work/family

<  How you can improve the physical

August 30  - October 18 CKE 1 & 2 Study Program (Summer 2016) – In Class Toronto, ON

Are you writing the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam CKE 1 or CKE 2 Exam soon?


If you have been out of school for some time and need a refresher on Human Resources Management (HRM) terms, definitions and concepts, this study course is for you.


Led by York University Human Resources Professor Ron Alexandrowich, the study program includes eight sessions that provide a comprehensive review of the nine functional areas tested on both the CKE 1 and 2 exams: Strategy, Professional Practice, Organizational Effectiveness, Workforce Planning and Talent Management, Labour and Employee Relations, Total Rewards, Learning and Development, Health, Wellness and Safe Workplace, Human Resources Metrics, Reporting and Financial Management.


It also includes a 2-hour timed mock exam to help you prepare with confidence.


Offered as In-Class Session or Online Broadcast* Registration for Broadcast available. Broadcast dates are different.

*Online experience may not be the same as in-class participation.


This study program first launched in the Fall 2015 with a very high rating from participants!

Do you want to learn more about this program?

a) View Informational Complimentary Webcast. Register Here.

b) Check Program Agenda. Click Here.



Fall 2016 Dates:

August 30, 2016

September 6, 2016

September 13, 2016

Septembe

September 2016
April 1  - 1 On-Demand Webinar: HR This Week
December 11  - 11 On-Demand Webinar: AODA Employment Standard:
July 21  - September 15 The HR Business Partner Certificate Toronto, ON

This program is offered over three dates:
Day 1: July 21, 2016
Day 2: August 18, 2016
Day 3: September 15, 2016

It’s time to benchmark what it really means to be an HR Business Partner (HRBP). In this certificate program, attendees will learn both a practical HR Business Partner framework and the development strategy to prepare an HR professional for the role. Combining coaching and consulting methodologies with organizational design and development principles, the HRBP can become a proactive resource for the line, diagnosing dysfunction, triaging issues, advising when able, and coordinating resources when not.

Learning objectives:

<  Know and understand the framework of accountabilities of an HR Business Partner

<  Know the acceptable benchmarks of effective business partnering

<  Have the skills to be an effective business partner:

<  Know how to consult with the line on the barriers to the line’s success

<  Know how to diagnose the root causes of, and prescribe solutions to, barriers to t

August 30  - October 18 CKE 1 & 2 Study Program (Summer 2016) – In Class Toronto, ON

Are you writing the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam CKE 1 or CKE 2 Exam soon?


If you have been out of school for some time and need a refresher on Human Resources Management (HRM) terms, definitions and concepts, this study course is for you.


Led by York University Human Resources Professor Ron Alexandrowich, the study program includes eight sessions that provide a comprehensive review of the nine functional areas tested on both the CKE 1 and 2 exams: Strategy, Professional Practice, Organizational Effectiveness, Workforce Planning and Talent Management, Labour and Employee Relations, Total Rewards, Learning and Development, Health, Wellness and Safe Workplace, Human Resources Metrics, Reporting and Financial Management.


It also includes a 2-hour timed mock exam to help you prepare with confidence.


Offered as In-Class Session or Online Broadcast* Registration for Broadcast available. Broadcast dates are different.

*Online experience may not be the same as in-class participation.


This study program first launched in the Fall 2015 with a very high rating from participants!

Do you want to learn more about this program?

a) View Informational Complimentary Webcast. Register Here.

b) Check Program Agenda. Click Here.



Fall 2016 Dates:

August 30, 2016

September 6, 2016

September 13, 2016

Septembe

September 1  - October 20 CKE 1 & 2 Study Program Package (Fall 2016)
September 1  - 1 CKE 1 & 2 Study Program (Fall 2016) - Session 1
September 7  - 7 Overtime and Hours of Work for the Salaried Employee
September 8  - 8 Influence Strategies for Powerful Results Toronto, ON

“No matter what level individuals are at in an organization, or what kinds of clients they deal with, their individual success depends on being able to gain cooperation, conduct key conversations and influence people over whom they have no formal control.”

Drawing on the insights from her extensive business experience and professional teaching, Ruth Brothers will show you how to:

<  Coax cooperation from the people who control the resources

<  Acquire key information and overcome barriers

<  Hold the “tough conversations”

<  Gain support for your personal objectives

<  Hone your “influence” skills

This is a highly interactive seminar, designed to introduce participants to the concepts of partnering successfully, conversing effectively and influencing key stakeholders.

At the end of the session participants leave with a personalized strategy to deal with their most critical “influence” challenge.

September 8  - 8 CKE 1 & 2 Study Program (Fall 2016) - Session 2
September 13  - November 15 Canadian Benefits Program Certificate Toronto, ON

This program is offered over three dates:
Level 1: September 13, 2016
Level 2: October 18, 2016
Level 3: November 15, 2015

The Key to Attract and Retain Key Talent!

Gain a Clear Understanding of Canadian Group Benefits.

Group Benefits form an important part of an employee's compensation program and play a valuable role in attracting and retaining key talent.

Now you can get a comprehensive overview of benefit programs in Canada with this course.

<  Understand the basics and develop better strategies.

<  Manage your programs more effectively.

<  Keep escalating costs under control.

Complete all three levels and receive your Benefits Program Certificate.

Each day builds on the knowledge and skills of the previous level. Successful graduates will have completed all three levels.

WHY you should be here:

Level 1 – Introduction to the key elements of a Canadian Benefits program.

<  Overview of the public and private benefits in Canada

<  Over

September 13  - 13 An Overview of Employment and Labour Law - London London, ON

This interactive workshop will give participants an overview and basic knowledge of Ontario’s workplace laws. The workshop will take participants through the areas of labour, employment, occupational health & safety and human rights laws in order to give a basic understanding of the most common issues facing employers today. The workshop is interactive in nature and utilizes various forms of media (i.e. pictures, graphs and videos) as well as engages participants through examples, role plays and questions.

The workshop is broken down into four sections:

<  Employment Standards and Employment Law

<  Human Rights in Employment

<  Occupational Health and Safety

<  Unions and Unionization

September 14  - 14 Interviewing & Selecting Winning Talent Toronto, ON

People aren’t your greatest asset – the right people are.

When you have the right people in place, you can motivate them and drive them to produce the results you desire.

This seminar provides the tools and insights to help you identify and hire candidates more objectively; conduct a more objective and comprehensive assessment of job candidate fit; and ensure that you have the right talent in place.It also examines how structured behaviour-based interviewing can increase objectivity and reduce hiring decisions made on “gut feel”.

Learning objectives:

<  Determine critical behaviours and interview questions for a specific job

<  Use structured behaviour-based interviewing in their next interview

<  Conduct legally defensible interviews

<  Link reference checks to critical job behaviours

<  Use a detailed Interview Guide to document during their interviews

Who should attend:

This Seminar is Highly Recommended for Human Resources Professionals, Recruiters, Hiring Managers and anyone

September 14  - 14 Taking the Stage Toronto, ON

Join HRPA and Judith Humphrey, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Humphrey Group

Taking the Stage: How Women Can Speak Up, Stand Out, and Succeed shows how to communicate with courage and confidence in every situation, from formal speeches to brief hallway conversations. Judith Humphrey provides the inspiration and practical advice for women to “take the stage” in their careers. Throughout the book she also provides “advice for leaders of women” that shows leaders—men and women--how to build stronger teams by actively supporting the development and success of women.

What others are saying:

"I have brought Judith Humphrey's brilliant program 'Taking the Stage' into three companies on five continents. The results have been extraordinary. Women all over the world have discovered—as readers will—how to express themselves with courage and confidence, whether on the shop floor or in the executive suite."Kate Bishop, executive vice president, HR (Europe), CEVA Logistics

"Finally—a book that shows women how to communicate powerfully, persuasively, and with presence. Women at TD have benefited tremendously from the program that inspired Taking the Stage."Grace Palombo, executive vice president and head of HR, TD Bank, and member, Catalyst US Advisory Board

"If you manage a business and wish to support women in their pursuit of a successful career, Taking the Stage is an important read. I have seen women come back from the 'Taking the Stage' program and be considerably more confident speaking in front of their peers."John Montalbano, CEO, RBC Global Asset Management

September 14  - 14 Durham: 09.14.16 President's Reception Oshawa, ON

September 15  - 29 Pension Plans Certificate Program - Barrie Barrie, ON

This program is offered over three dates:
Level 1: September 15, 2016
Level 2: September 22, 2016
Level 3: September 29, 2016

Master the basics of Pension Plans and Governance

Keep your employees motivated, confident and productive through their worklife.

Compelling reasons to earn your certification:

<  Retirement Plan arrangements are under increased scrutiny from pension regulators and the corporations that sponsor them.

<  Legal issues concerning Canadian private pension plans have grown in prominence, as well as mounting issues over their adequacy in the context of an ageing population.

<  These concerns have become more acute as a result of the global economic downturn and the poor performance of pension plan investments. /p>

A must-attend program for HR professionals, committee members and pension trustees

<  Learn all about the key elements of operating and administering pension plans.

People Analytics: From Understanding to Execution

Toronto, ON

Workforce Analytics: From Understanding to Execution is a one-day interactive workshop aimed at the HR professional looking to use data and analytics to drive better business outcomes. The workshop will provide an end-to-end view of workforce analytics and will enable participants to take part in interactive modules focused on equipping them with the information, framework and steps/plan needed to get started and be successful with workforce analytics. Not only will participants see, hear and learn about how to execute on workforce analytics, they will have the opportunity to ‘do’ workforce analytics. Participants will spend time in a hands-on environment, interacting with workforce data and looking at business issues using a real workforce analytics solution. Participants will also learn best practices for communicating with executives and telling the people story.

A section of the course will require a computer. Please ensure that the Chrome browser is installed in the laptop.

Class size is limited to 10 participants

Learning objectives:

<  Learn how workforce analytics can deliver a holistic understanding of your people and enable you to focus more on strategy less on data manipulation.

<  Obtain a powerful and proven framework for doing workforce analytics i

September 15  - 15 The Duty to Accommodate Toronto, ON

Develop the Ability to Handle Workplace Disability

<  Be better equipped to handle all accommodation issues

<  Avoid costly complaints and litigation

<  Build the foundation for a more inclusive workforce.

Last year, over 50% of the complaints before the Human Rights Tribunal were with respect to disability. This number will only likely increase in years to come.

One of the most complex human resources issues is dealing with accommodation - disability and mental health, as well as requests for accommodation on the basis of family status.

<  Attend this session to obtain a better understanding of workplace mental health issues, employees’ family needs and the legal framework behind accommodation

<  Participate in discussions about appropriate strategies with the help of practical examples and fact scenarios

CKE 1 & 2 Study Program (Fall 2016) - Session 3

September 19  - 20 Certificate Program for Managers and Supervisors Toronto, ON

Foundational management skills training to help your new managers excel

If your organization is promoting staff to management positions, this two-day certificate program provides the skills to manage people and the foundational knowledge to help them shift from individual contributor to manager/supervisor. Participants will learn how to manage teams through motivation, delegation, coaching, communication, performance management and leadership. Key employment/human rights laws will also be covered.

Learning objectives:

<  The employment relationship continuum – from hiring to firing and all points in between

<  Overview of important human rights and employment law

<  People-management skills

<  Conducting effective interviews

<  Managing difficult employees

Developing High-Performers through Performance Improvement

Toronto, ON

September 20  - 20 Durham: 09.20.16 Nine and Dine Golf Social
September 21  - 21 Navigating the Employment Standards Act Toronto, ON

The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) is the chief piece of legislation regulating your workplace. This seminar explores everything from minimum wage to hours of work, vacations with pay, emergency, maternity, parental and compassionate care leaves, and termination and severance pay.

What you’ll learn from this session:

<  Tips on how to maintain compliance proactively

<  How to deal with and respond to ESA-related complaints and enforcement

<  Recent and emerging developments, and a chance to work through practical problems

September 21  - 21 Ottawa: 09.21.16 HRPA Ottawa Kick Off Event Ottawa, ON

September 22  - 22 Payroll Essentials for HR Professionals Toronto, ON

This seminar is designed for accounting and human resource professionals who have a functional responsibility to oversee the payroll function but are not actually processing a payroll. It provides an introduction and overview perspective of the payroll function. Participants will learn about processing and reporting requirements, and payroll practitioners' responsibilities with regard to government statutory withholding and remittance.

Learning objectives:

<  Processing a payroll: reviews the information necessary for payroll, including calculating/producing a pay, withholding statutory deductions, and correcting a payroll error.

<  Employment/Labour Standards: the legal requirements for Employment/Labour Standards and how they relate to payroll.

<  Government reporting: government remittances, including those made by the Canada Revenue Agency, Revenu Québec, and provincial ministries and bodies. Also touches on the Record of Employment (ROE), workers' compensation and other required reporting.

<  Taxable earnings: how to treat various earnings such as bonuses, vacation pay, commissions and more.

September 22  - 22 Optimizing Organization Design Toronto, ON

An important part of Human Resources is talent management--including acquisition, management and retention. Organization design can significantly improve talent management. This workshop, Optimizing Organization Design: A Critical Human Resources Skill, will help HR professionals improve their department’s functions, the performance of the organization, as well as personal impact by learning about proper alignment of positions, accountabilities and authorities.

This workshop provides HR professionals, who also have organization performance responsibilities, with an understanding of how to maximize organization design, better match people to positions and increase HR functioning that improves employee engagement, customer satisfaction and financial performance.

<  Better understand key factors in organization design, alignment of positions, accountabilities and authorities, people, deliverables and tasks.

<  Learn how this approach can help to determine how many layers your organization should have and place positions in the correct layer.

<  Learn about information processing capability and how you can use it to better match people to positions.

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September 22  - 22 CKE 1 & 2 Study Program (Fall 2016) - Session 4
September 27  - 29 Workplace Investigations Certificate Program - Ottawa Ottawa, ON

In recent years, many employers have seen an increase in the number of workplace harassment complaints with a corresponding need to conduct a thorough and legally sound investigation. Improper or incomplete investigations cost money and time and can erode credibility. Unfortunately, the consequences of an improper investigation can be dire including reaching the wrong result, having difficulty supporting an outcome or even facing a lawsuit for a negligent investigation.

The Workplace Investigations Certificate Program is an in-depth three-day program that effectively equips human resources professionals with the ability to recognize, investigate and report the findings of crucial workplace investigations. The program takes place over three days with each day building on the skills and knowledge of the previous day(s). The program covers background, legal issues and the psychology of workplace harassment and the practical application of conducting and reporting on crucial workplace investigations. Participants will apply a case study approach to honing their investigation and reporting skills and will be assessed on their report writing skills.

The Workplace Investigations Certificate Program has been approved by The Law Society of Upper Canada for 2.5 Professionalism and 18 Substantive Hours

The Workplace Investigations Certificate will cover:

<  Knowing the law; when you must investigate and when other approaches may be better. Understanding the psychology; the victim and bullying styles and types.

<  Conducting fair and comprehensive investigation

September 27  - 28 Pay Equity Certificate Toronto, ON

Ensure your pay systems are fair and equitable. .

Employers need the proper education and training on pay equity principles and procedures to ensure they conform to Ontario’s Pay Equity Act.

This two-day certificate program provides HR leaders with the knowledge to build proper pay systems; the factors related to gender discrimination; plus the law and pay equity compliance procedures. Through legal and historical context you will come out of the certificate being able to design a pay system that it is in compliance with pay equity law.

Learning objectives:

<  Design a fair and equitable pay system.

<  Identify and understand the historical and legal context of pay equity.

<  Apply relevant theories to analyze gender pay discrimination.

<  Devise a compensation system that is in compliance with the pay equity act.

<  Maintain pay equity in your organization.

Who should attend:

Human resource professionals; trade union officials; representatives from government, such as the Ministry o

September 27  - November 29 Pension Plans Certificate Program - Toronto Toronto, ON

This program is offered over three dates:
Level 1: September 27, 2016
Level 2: October 25, 2016
Level 3: November 29, 2016

Master the basics of Pension Plans and Governance

Keep your employees motivated, confident and productive through their worklife.

Compelling reasons to earn your certification:

<  Retirement Plan arrangements are under increased scrutiny from pension regulators and the corporations that sponsor them.

<  Legal issues concerning Canadian private pension plans have grown in prominence, as well as mounting issues over their adequacy in the context of an ageing population.

<  These concerns have become more acute as a result of the global economic downturn and the poor performance of pension plan investments. /p>

A must-attend program for HR professionals, committee members and pension trustees

<  Learn all about the key elements of operating and administering pension plans.

Knowing Your Rights

Toronto, ON

Managing employees with illnesses can be a daunting task. Our program is intended to educate employers on their rights when it comes to verifying claims of Illness, disability and workplace injuries. Employers have rights and it is imperative they know the type of information they are entitled to receive when managing leaves.

What participants will learn:

<  How to obtain useful medical information about an employee's condition

<  What an employee’s obligations are during accommodation and the return to work process

<  How to implement and monitor a gradual return to work program

<  What is (and is not) a "disability" under the Human Rights Code?

<  How to Discipline (or terminate) for illness or injury-related attendance issues

<  Reporting and return-to-work obligations under the WSIB

Psychometric Testing in Recruiting and Selection

Toronto, ON

Today, many employers are using personality assessments, or psychometric testing, during the recruiting and talent selection process to ensure they find the best talent possible—with the best “fit”—to meet and exceed their objectives.

Join HRPA and psychometrics expert Marty Reaume for a full-day seminar examining how to effectively use psychometric testing tools in talent acquisition, employee development, succession planning, coaching/mentoring and leadership development.

Learning objectives:

<  The 5 Sciences behind psychometric assessments

<  The benefits of using psychometric tools and how to integrate them into HR practice

<  Using psychometrics to: increase the probability of making the most effective hire or promotion, reducing turnover rates, increasing engagement and productivity and identifying star performers

Note: Participants will have the opportunity to complete their own assessment that will be debriefed with them during the session.

Who should attend:

HR leaders, managers and talent acquisition professionals who are interested in adding psychometric assessments to their talent management toolbox.

September 29  - 29 CKE 1 & 2 Study Program (Fall 2016) - Session 5