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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 Event is sold out. Please register for Fall offering Check herefor more information about Fall Dates.


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

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 Event is sold out. Please register for Fall offering Check herefor more information about Fall Dates.


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

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 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 will leave with a personalized strategy to deal with their most critical “influence” challenge.

September 8  - 8 CKE 1 & 2 Study Program (Fall 2016) - Session 1
September 8  - October 27 CKE 1 & 2 Study Program Package (Fall 2016)
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 Resou

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  - 15 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 2

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

Engage, motivate and develop high performing talent by introducing a robust Performance Improvement Process in your organization.
Today’s employers expect HR professionals to create programs that aid managers in effectively managing talent within their organization. Using a facilitated, case study approach, this five-hour workshop will see you working alongside other HR professionals to learn how to establish and get the most out of performance improvement processes and plans in your organizations.


Learning objectives:


<  Review your current performance improvement process and plans in your organization and contrast it with best practices in managing performance.

<  Identify improvements required to implement an effective approach to building high-performing talent.

<  Determine the "sell" to the C-Suite and Managers on the changes required in your current process to further drive performance


Who should attend:


HR professionals and managers with responsibility around developing talent in their organizations.

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

Cancellation Request/Refund

14 days or more before start date - 100%,

7-13 days before start date - 100% less admin fee,

Less than 7 days before start date - No Refund.,

No show fee will apply for complimentary events.

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.

<

September 22  - 22 CKE 1 & 2 Study Program (Fall 2016) - Session 3
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.

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 28  - 28 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 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 8  - October 27 CKE 1 & 2 Study Program Package (Fall 2016)
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 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 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 26  - 26 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  - 28 International Certification for Mentoring - Level 2 Toronto, ON

Learn how to shape tomorrow’s leaders

The Mentoring Certificate Program – Level 2 is the 2.5-day second phase of the International Certification for Mentoring to a professional designation as a International Certified Mentor Practitioner (ICMP). The course combines academic and practical experience including a full day of case studies and the application of mentoring concepts in a controlled and safe environment.

Learning objectives:

The “Certificate Program – ICM Level 2” continues the International Certification for Mentoring to a professional designation as a International Certified Mentor Practitioner (ICMP).

<  Be able to give and received feedback on performance.

<  Audit one’s own mentoring skills

<  Develop a personal/professional plan (PDP).

<  Discuss the implications of differences in mentor/mentee personality.

<  Develop the mentoring relationship

Who should attend:

Individuals who have completed the Mentoring Certificate Program – Level 2; as well as HR leaders

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

< Durham: 10.26.16 Career Networking Group

Whitby, ON

October 27  - 27 Cultural Competency Training Program Toronto, ON