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September 2016
April 1  - 1 On-Demand Webinar: HR This Week
December 11  - 11 On-Demand Webinar: AODA Employment Standard:
September 6  - October 25 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:

September 6, 2016

September 13, 2016

September 20, 2016

September 27, 20

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

CKE 1 & 2 Study Program (Fall 2016) - Session 4

October 2016
April 1  - 1 On-Demand Webinar: HR This Week
December 11  - 11 On-Demand Webinar: AODA Employment Standard:
September 6  - October 25 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:

September 6, 2016

September 13, 2016

September 20, 2016

September 27, 20

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.

CKE Preparation Workshop with Stan Arnold

Toronto, ON

Writing your Comprehensive Knowledge Exam (CKE 1/ CKE 2)?

HRPA’s CKE1 / CKE2 preparation program is a three-hour workshop focusing on proven multiple-choice strategies designed to optimize a testwriter’s chance of selecting the correct answer. The workshop also looks at exam prep tips and techniques, how to manage exam stress, plus a list of recommended textbooks and websites. The workshop also features sample CKE1 / CKE2 exam questions.

Offered as In-Class Session or Broadcast.

Regarding this session’s group activities, please be advised that the online experience may not be the same as in-class participation.

Learning objectives:

<  Recognize question formats and apply relevant multiple choice strategies to enhance chances of a correct answer

<  Learn and apply exam preparation strategies

<  Learn and apply strategies to effectively manage exam anxiety and stress

Who should attend:

Individuals who wish to earn their CHRP or CHRL designation and wish to supplement their content knowledge with strategy-based knowledge, and improve their chances of success in passing the exam.

Please contact PD TEam to learn about other Exam Preparation Programs Click here

Please note: Participation in

October 4  - 4 Conflict Resolution: Difficult Conversations Toronto, ON

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. This session boosts your ability to deal with “unreasonable” people, manage difficult situations and handle sensitive issues by developing an interest-based negotiation framework and enhancing your listening skills. Learn how to shift a difficult conversation to a learning conversation.

What you’ll learn from this session:

<  When and how to apply interests-, rights- and power-based approaches to resolving conflict

<  Using the Triangle of Satisfaction as a tool to uncover the three types of interests people often have

<  Strategies and practice for dealing with angry people

October 4  - 4 Accommodating Gender: It Can Change - August 10, 2016
October 5  - 6 Finance and Accounting Essentials for HR Professionals Toronto, ON

The Key to a Financially Sound Business - A Sound HR Team!


Organizations which continue to weather the economic downturn – all have one thing in common; an effectively operating HR structure.


This program is specifically designed to provide greater insight into the Finance and Accounting world.


It can be highly instrumental for the HR professional's personal development and career aspirations.


<  Learn how to set up an effectively operating HR structure.

<  Make the move from Tactical to a Strategic HR Business Partnership.

<  Closely align and contribute to strategic and business financial goals.

<  Closely align and contribute to strategic and business financial goals.

<  Get a deep understanding of Finance and Accounting aspects of a business.

<  Be prepared to offer solutions reflective

October 5  - 5 Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment - October 5, 2016
October 6  - 6 CKE 1 & 2 Study Program (Fall 2016) - Session 5
October 11  - 11 An Overview of Employment and Labour Law - Ottawa Ottawa, 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

October 12  - 12 Durham: 10.12.16 Career Networking Group Whitby, ON

complimentary to members
October 13  - 13 An Overview of Employment and Labour Law - Guelph Guelph, 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

October 13  - 13 CKE 1 & 2 Study Program (Fall 2016) - Session 6
October 15  - 15 CKE1 / CKE2 Preparation Workshop - October 15, 2016
October 18  - December 14 Canadian Benefits Program Certificate Toronto, ON

This program is offered over three dates:
Level 1: October 18, 2016
Level 2: November 15, 2016
Level 3: December 14, 2016



Note:

To determine if your company qualifies to cover the cost of this program, click here.


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 ele

October 18  - 18 Dealing with Workplace Theft, Fraud, and Corruption
October 20  - 20 2016 HR Law Conference - Onsite Toronto, ON

2016 HR Law Conference


2016 HRPA HR Law Conference: Celebrating 25 Years!

For the last 25 years, the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) has been helping HR professionals limit legal liability, stay compliant and protect their organizations through discussion and information sharing at the annual HR Law Conference. This year will be no exception, and we will do this while reviewing developments in employment law and human rights over the last 25 years which have informed and influenced where we are today.


Law Conference presentation



Join HRPA and 16 of Canada’s top employment lawyers for updates and insights which will include the following:

<  A review of 25 years in each of employment and workplace human rights law: Where have we been and where are we now?

<  A specific review of the most important legal cases in the last 12 months: What every HR professional needs to know now.

<  Specific panel discussions for each of

October 20  - 20 2016 HR Law Conference - Webcast
October 20  - 20 CKE 1 & 2 Study Program (Fall 2016) - Session 7
October 21  - 21 Strategies for High Risk Terminations Toronto, ON

High-risk terminations are fraught with difficult legal and practical issues, particularly when they involve a disabled, pregnant or potentially violent employee. In this session you will examine the risks involved in these terminations and how you can minimize them. Explore the entire termination process from start to finish, including due diligence and proper documentation.

Learning objectives:

<  Identify potential high-risk terminations

<  Evaluate the issues that need to be considered in proceeding with such terminations

<  Identify specific risks such as a human rights complaint, Ministry of Labour complaint or litigation

<  Consider tactics for reducing these risks

<  Take away useful strategies for conducting high-risk terminations

October 25  - 25 Compensation 101 Toronto, ON

This workshop covers the fundamentals of compensation systems, including: the importance of compensation and rewards for organizational success, compensation system components (base pay, performance-based pay and benefits), legal considerations, as well as non-financial rewards and other aspects of total reward systems. A strategic framework for compensation is developed and relevant theoretical explanations offered on why compensation may (or may not) motivate desired employee behaviours.


Participants will also get an opportunity to design the base pay structure for an organization. This includes doing the job evaluations, conducting market pay research, and developing the resultant pay grades and ranges.


Learning objectives:


<  The components of compensation systems: base pay, pay-for-performance and benefits

<  The importance of using a strategic approach in designing compensation systems

<  Relevant compensation theories

<  Relevant laws related to organizational compensation systems in Canada


Who should attend:


HR Professionals involved/interested in their organization’s compensation function; those aspiring to become compensation

October 25  - 25 Hiring Secrets to Attract the Best Candidates Toronto, ON

An efficient approach to recruiting talent for your organization

This seminar focuses on the best methods for finding and hiring the best candidates as efficiently as possible. Join Marc Belaiche of TorontoJobs.ca for a half-day session on writing job descriptions that appeal to job seekers; killer social media tips for finding, attracting and communicating with qualified candidates; employer branding via social media; and determining the best strategies to find candidates in your industry: job postings, resume access, social media, job fairs, recruiting firms, etc.

Learning objectives:

<  Understanding how to use LinkedIn to attract candidates.

<  How to maximize limited time and resources to get the strongest job seekers

<  How to use Social Media to find the best and brightest candidates

<  Understanding that there are different strategies needed for each type of role that is being recruited for

Each attendee will receive a copy of the book “Tales from the Recruiter”, a best-selling book written by the presenter, Marc Belaiche, President of TorontoJobs.ca

Who should attend:

Anyone involved

October 26  - 26 Compensation 201 Toronto, ON

This workshop provide participants with advanced knowledge on compensation systems in Canadian organizations, with a focus on design, implementation and evaluation. The program cover skill-based/competency-based pay systems, the design of both individual and group performance-based pay systems, and benefits systems (both mandatory and discretionary). The main focus will be on design issues, including eligibility, structure, participatory mechanisms and implementation.


Learning objectives:


<  The importance of the various components of pay systems in Canada

<  How to design a variety of pay systems, including base pay, performance-based pay and benefits

<  Learn when and under want conditions these pay systems will have optimal value for organizations

<  Learn research evidence on the use/effectiveness of these pay systems

<  Relevant laws concerning compensation

< WSIB Claims Management and Appeal Overview

Toronto, ON

Simplify your WSIB Claims Management

Gain the knowledge and confidence to manage your WSIB department efficiently

Gain the expertise you need to effectively run your WSIB department with in-depth classroom discussions and in-class case studies

Learn how to:

<  Complete WSIB forms and manage claims more efficiently

<  Outline the entire WSIB appeal process

<  Identify red flags early on

<  Develop strategies to reduce lost time duration and claims cost.

Register for this valuable program to get the tools necessary to complete WSIB forms and identify early “red flags”.

The program will also assist you with WSIB claims management and outline the WSIB appeal process.

Through in-depth classroom discussion and in-class case studies, you can gain the knowledge and confidence to effectively run their WSIB department.

Learning Objective:

After completing the session, you will:

<  Have a better understanding of how to manage WSIB claims through in-class training and case studies.

October 26  - 26 Durham: 10.26.16 Career Networking Group Whitby, ON

October 27  - 27 Cultural Competency Training Program Toronto, ON