Vancouver, BC CHRO Executive Summit

June 14, 2018 , Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown

June 14, 2018
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Vancouver, BC CHRO Executive Summit.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CHROs today:

Investing in your people and the right technologies 

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Vancouver, BC CHRO Governing Body


The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.

Co-Chairs

Tracey Arnish headshot

Tracey Arnish

Coast Capital Savings
Chief Member and Employee Experience Officer

Joette Decore headshot

Joette Decore

Stuart Olson Inc.
EVP, Strategy & Development

Marlene Higgins headshot

Marlene Higgins

DHX Media
VP, People

Chad Hiley headshot

Chad Hiley

Finning International
CHRO

Joanne Klein headshot

Joanne Klein

Goldcorp Inc.
VP, People

Kim Toews headshot

Kim Toews

HSBC Bank Canada
EVP, Head of Human Resources

Agenda


June 13, 2018

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

The Role Leaders Play in Identifying and Engaging Talent

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Laurie Schultz

President and CEO

ACL

Talent retention is amulti-faceted issue that can dramatically impact an organization’s bottom line.Aligning talent and mobilizing it for the business is a strategic advantage that CHROs are striving to do. Laurie Schultz is responsible for transforming ACL’s global business by disrupting talent management and creating double-digit growth. She’s leveraging the company’s unique journey to foster connections with younger generations and create a culture of education and mentorship. Join Schultz’s sessions to learn how strong, clear leadership can better align and retain talent.

June 14, 2018 - morning

7:00am - 7:45am  Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Finning's Inclusion Journey — Spotlight on Leadership Commitment

Chad Hiley headshot

Chad Hiley

CHRO

Finning International

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Kelly-Ann Cordner

Global HR Services leader

Finning International

Chad Hiley, CHRO at FInning International, shares insights on how ensuring teams have the processes and tools in place to manage to foster a culture of representation helps move the conversation beyond diversity and into a discussion of inclusivity.


8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

The Impact of Branding on Recruiting Strategy

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Keri Fraser

VP, People Services - North America

Colliers International

Kerris Hougardy headshot

Kerris Hougardy

Director Talent Acquisition North America

Colliers International

As local and global labor markets continue to tighten, creative recruiting practices are essential for attracting the right talent. To strengthen the workforce strategy at Colliers, Keri Fraser is implementing a successful talent acquisition program that centers on the company’s brand. Follow her journey — from creating an enterprise plan to launching campaigns. Unearth strategies for identifying and navigating key hurdles in your own approach as Fraser outlines how they went from chasing candidates to attracting an impactful staff.

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Digital Labor and Its Impact on Human Capital

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Susanne DiCocco

Partner

KPMG Canada

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Kathy Penner

Partner, ITA Advisory Services

KPMG Canada

The world of HR is evolving. Are you ready? As the speed of innovation, technology and generational changes make the HR landscape more complex, companies must keep pace by digitally addressing workforce challenges. There’s no shortage of ways — think automation, cognitive processing and artificial intelligence — to integrate tech into the workplace. Join Susanne DiCocco and Kathy Penner as they explore the trends and discuss HR’s role in supporting the shift to a digital labor force.

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

The Future of Performance – Assessment Isn’t Development

Kim Toews headshot

Kim Toews

EVP, Head of Human Resources

HSBC Bank Canada

Todd Gilchrist headshot

Todd Gilchrist

VP, People, Legal & Privacy

Alberta Health Services

Sylvain Bergeron headshot

Sylvain Bergeron

Country Manager

Globoforce

Once-a-year performance reviews are out of sync with the pace of business today and annual reviews do little to develop talent or boost employee performance on their own. Forward-thinking organizations are shifting toward more frequent and impactful discussions around short-term priorities. They are empowering managers, peers and teams to provide crowdsourced feedback – often at the employee’s request – with a focus on career development and positive reinforcement. Discuss how a more positive, human approach to performance is critical to attracting and retaining high-performing teams and fostering workplace environments where people can do the best work of their lives.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CHROs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Zachariah Elliott at 503-972-4033 or zachariah@evanta.com

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Creating a Culture of Coaching

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Andrew Martin

Vice President of People and Culture

Joey Restaurant Group

Feedback is a gift, but how do you create a culture around it? Coaching has become a top priority for HR leaders as they begin to help transform young employees into future leaders. What’s the best way to implement leadership mentoring across the company? Andrew Martin dives into the opportunities awaiting executives that embrace people development and the tough conversations that go along with it. Attend this session to learn how to grow leaders with impactful coaching, and discover what it means to make room for failure.

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Addressing Harassment as a Workplace Hazard

Deborah Best headshot

Deborah Best

VP, Human Resources

Raymond James Financial, Inc.

Harassment is a workplace health and safety hazard. When companies correctly identify it as such, they can create messaging and training to address arising issues an imperative. Prior to the #metoo social movement, Deborah Best hosted an educational session across her firm on culture, HR policy and the law – to explain the rights and responsibilities of all employees, and to open a dialogue that creating an environment where everyone wants to work is more than aspirational, it’s a duty. Learn the implications of taking this leap in mindset, and what tools and strategies can help establish a healthy, safe and engaged workplace. Come prepared for an interactive conversation on best practices and fresh ideas for keeping your action plan up-to-date.

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

True, Authentic Leadership

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Mal Griffin

VP, Human Resources

Interior Health Authority

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Katy Player

VP, People

Canfor

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Susan Eick

CEO

The Refinery Leadership Partners

What would your organization look like if leaders brought their true authentic selves to work, even practicing transparency for the tough stuff? Explore the idea that true leadership transformation can only occur when individuals are willing to expose their vulnerabilities and be authentic with their team members. Discuss this concept of “naked” leadership and find out what happens when people stop wearing their corporate armor and start getting genuine.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CHROs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Zachariah Elliott at 503-972-4033 or zachariah@evanta.com 

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

June 14, 2018 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

Lead Like a CEO

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Brent Wouters

President & CEO

ValueKor

All great companies have strategic-minded HR executives at the center of their senior management team. The best HR executives make or break the success of their company's strategic vision. The best of the best HR executives help their fellow senior leaders and the CEO achieve a company culture and talent process that delivers superior company results over time." Join Brent Wouters as he shares his experience with great HR executives and delivers his experience in building great global companies. Join Brent Wouters, President and CEO at ValueKor, as he shares his insights on how HR should view themselves and their teams and organizations through a business leadership lens.

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Empower Your Employees to Be Champions of Change

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Doug Galloway

VP, Human Resources

The Oppenheimer Group

Employee engagement cannot succeed without a commitment to addressing the top themes and making all the work transparent. Join Doug Galloway as he discusses how a 160-year-old company keeps its culture fresh by listening to every employee and make them apart of the strategic plan.


1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Increasing Aboriginal Representation in the Healthcare Workforce

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Mal Griffin

VP, Human Resources

Interior Health Authority

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Kim Humphreys

VP, Human Resources

First Nations Health Authority

Join Mal Griffin, VP, Human Resources at the Interior Health Authority and Kim Humphreys as they discuss a comprehensive approach to building out a diverse workforce.


1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

A Conversation on Harassment

Marlene Higgins headshot

Marlene Higgins

VP, People

DHX Media

Jacquie Pylypiuk headshot

Jacquie Pylypiuk

VP, Human Resources

Capital Power Corporation

Deborah Best headshot

Deborah Best

VP, Human Resources

Raymond James Financial, Inc.

Harassment is a workplace health and safety hazard. When companies correctly identify it as such, they can make the messaging and training to address the issue an imperative. Prior to the #metoo social movement, companies explained the rights and responsibilities of all employees but — now more than ever — it is important to create an environment that welcomes an open a dialogue. In this session, talk with HR peers to learn what tools and strategies can help establish a healthy, safe and engaged workplace. Come prepared for an interactive conversation on best practices and fresh ideas for keeping your action plan up-to-date.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CHROs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Zachariah Elliott at 503-972-4033 or zachariah@evanta.com 

June 14, 2018 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Strategic Partnerships for Advancing HR Analytics

Cameron Brine headshot

Cameron Brine

VP of Employee Experience

Fraser Health Authority

Gayle Corah headshot

Gayle Corah

VP, People

Save On Foods

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Mike Van Hee

VP, People & Organization

Repsol Energy North America

Chris Taylor headshot

Chris Taylor

CHRO

Best Buy Canada

In this session, leading CHROs explore their partnerships with IT and the impact this collaboration has on the business.  

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

What’s Your Secret Talent Weapon?

Giri Rajamahendran headshot

Giri Rajamahendran

SVP, Human Capital

SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts

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Jeff Starnaman

General Manager, Human Resources

London Drugs Limited

Anna Cuglietta headshot

Anna Cuglietta

VP, Human Resources

Stuart Olson Inc.

As organizations increasingly view HR as an engine for business growth, leaders are looking for ways to get the highest return on their efforts to attract, retain and develop talent. In today’s data and outcomes-driven world, HR executives are under greater pressure than ever to demonstrate that they are producing results. What are the tips and tricks that your peers are implementing for low-investment, high-reward talent strategies? Join this peer-driven discussion to discover the creative solutions other HR executives have successfully leveraged at their organizations, and leave with a litany of tools to attract, develop, motivate, and retain productive, engaged employees.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CHROs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Zachariah Elliott at 503-972-4033 or zachariah@evanta.com 

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Creating a More Compelling Future Workplace Experience

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Kevin Mulcahy

Author & Thought Leader

Future Workplace

Understanding the workplace of the future is now a required competency for Human Resource leaders. CHROs need to address the challenges of tomorrow. But how can CHROs help employees feel more emotionally connected to their roles, foster desired behaviors at all levels and remain motivated to continue to develop themselves? Kevin Mulcahy is at the heart of the future workplace. Mulcahy will outline the latest insights into what CHROs could incorporate into creating a workplace that is both engaging and compelling.

4:20pm - 5:00pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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Vancouver, BC CHRO Program Manager


For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program manager.

Zachariah Elliott

503-972-4033

zachariah.elliott@gartner.com