Toronto CHRO Town Hall

March 18, 2021 | 10:00am EDT

March 18, 2021 | 10:00am EDT

New Collar Skills – Identifying and Developing the Skills of Your Future Workforce

Participate with your CHRO peers in the Toronto community in small, breakout discussions on a mission-critical priority for HR leaders. These informal discussions allow you to share your insights and learn from the lessons, approaches and experiences of a diverse group of peers in virtual breakout rooms.

Join fellow CHROs in the Toronto community to discuss:

Planning for and shaping the future of work

Aligning skills with business needs

Breaking down traditional HR silos

Discussion Leaders

Members of the Toronto CHRO community will lead the interactive discussion and share lessons learned.

Laura Lee-Blake

Pearle Hospitality

Chief People Officer


Teresa Vozza

Allianz Global Assistance

Chief Human Resources Officer


Nikki Zinman


SVP, Human Resources


Leslie Sarauer


SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer



March 18, 2021

10:00am - 11:00am  EDT

New Collar Skills – Identifying and Developing the Skills of Your Future Workforce

Even before 2020, HR leaders were engaged in a war for talent and recognized the need to upskill and reskill their workforce to address mounting skills gaps. Now that the future of work has arrived and businesses continue to face volatility and tightened budgets, leaders recognize that resilience and agility needs to be baked-in to their existing workforce. This requires being able to shift employee roles to focus on new and different business priorities when needed and adopt practices that put the right people in the right place at the right time. It also requires looking into the near future to identify the skills you don’t yet need but soon will.   

Join this thought-provoking panel of HR leaders to discuss:

  • Identifying your skills gaps and the skills of the future in your industry and professions
  • Creating a roadmap for upskilling, reskilling and cross training your workforce
  • Taking a human-centered approach to upskilling and reskilling your workforce
  • Breaking down silos between learning, skills and careers

Community Program Manager

For inquiries related to this community, please reach out to your dedicated contact.

Catherine Nitz

Program Manager