Studies show that traditional intelligence, or IQ, is not enough for employees to perform at a consistently high level. Individuals will need to possess not only well-developed intellectual and technical abilities, but also equally impressive social and emotional skills – “emotional intelligence” – to navigate their ever-changing, increasingly stressful work environments. In fact, researchers have determined these skills account for between 27 and 58 percent of job success. During this interactive session, an award-winning author, speaker, and consultant will help you understand how emotions affect decision making and can often get in the way of connecting with people. He'll provide concrete tools on how to use our whole brains to better understand employees and guide them through their workplace struggles.
Few companies have such a unique and compelling culture as Airbnb – and, in our opening keynote, Mark Levy (former Global Head of Employee Experience) takes the stage to share some of his secrets.
From crafting core internal and external strategies based on company values to discussing the shared behaviours and family atmosphere that make Airbnb so special, Mark will reveal:
Don’t miss this unique chance to learn from one of the best experts in the business.
AI tech and robotic automation are going to transform the world of business. And in a changing landscape with an increasingly digital labour force … how will the role of HR change with it?
It all comes under the spotlight in this interactive session that explores how companies must rise to the HR challenges of a digital takeover, analyzing how HR itself can achieve higher efficiency, effectiveness and value with the help of automation.
Also under discussion:
Make sure you’re prepared for the future – don’t miss this vital discussion.
Remote working is only getting more and more popular.
There’s good reason for this: it offers employees more autonomy, allows them to feel better prepared to do a good job and provides a rewarding work experience. Yet engaging and managing remote employees is still a challenge for employers.
What’s the right leadership style? What are the best tools to use? What’s a reasonable return on investment? What does it mean to ‘lead’ virtually?
It’s all under debate from a panel of leading Canadian HR executives, who’ll be discussing:
Don’t tackle this issue remotely – join us at this great session!
Legalized recreational cannabis is BIG news in Canada.
And it’s brought along a BIG question for employers: what are the ramifications for my business?
But what if we took it a step further? What if we suggested that you consider adding medical cannabis to your drug plan? Well … Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw did just that and they learned a lot along the way.
Join our panel of expert speakers as they discuss the impact of marijuana in the workplace and why companies might consider adding cannabis to their benefits package.
Don’t let the chance to hear such essential insights go up in smoke!
The nature of work has changed, and mounting business pressures have made it risky to rely on a small set of high potential players to push your organization forward. Not only are many of these “HiPo” leaders facing unsustainable levels of stress and burnout, but organizations are ignoring their largest source of leadership potential, which is spread out and hidden among their broader workforce not identified as HiPos.
Realizing the promise of leadership potential requires far more than picking and choosing people who meet a precise profile. To prepare for a world of constant change, we can’t narrow the focus on leadership potential…we must broaden it.
This presentation explores:
Today, HR is well placed to help lead, guide and drive organizations in a digital landscape. As people practices evolve and technological advancements progress rapidly, organizations undergo transformational change to keep pace. Meanwhile, HR is sitting at the intersection of all of these factors.
Not only do we have the ultimate front-row seat to the paradigm shifts in the way we think about work – but we also have the unique opportunity to shape these changes. In this session, David Heather, VP of HR at ADP will discuss how we as HR Leaders can drive productivity, innovation and create new opportunities for the businesses that we lead by creating an actionable vision to embrace technology as a tool for change.
Founded on research and insights, we will explore:
John Stix is an authority on building an effective culture and developing highly motivated teams. He can see the potential in any company – and, through real experience and practice, he understands the challenges and the blockers that come with successfully shifting a workplace culture. He definitely knows how to make it happen.
In this exclusive session John will reveal:
Don’t miss this masterful session from an industry mastermind.
By fixating on teams and team leader excellence, Cisco is rewriting all the rules on performance management. But how?
Alex Johnson (Country HR Leader at Cisco) is here to tell all!
You’ll learn everything there is to know about team performance, as well as:
Be sure to secure your place at this hugely important session.
Employers in Western Canada are locked in competition to employ the best talent and top performing candidates. What’s the secret to engaging the most productive talent while simultaneously facing the new challenges of a global disruptive market?
It’s all under discussion from a panel leading Canadian HR executives. They’ll cover:
If your company is trying to lock down talent, lock down a place at this essential session.
Do you want strategic transformation throughout your organization? Then you need strategic organization in your HR department.
Nothing enables talent, opportunity, strength, efficiency and success like Strategic HRM.
However, it seems that some HR Leaders are still struggling to make the leap from traditional HR into truly transformational HR.
That’s where our closing keynote speaker comes in. Christina McClung (VP Human Resources and Chief of Staff to President, Capital One) knows all about strategic HR management that focuses on people, integrity and strong leadership-team alliances – and she’s going to share that knowledge with you. Topics under discussion:
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“It was our first time for Best Buy to attend the HR Leaders Summit and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Overall, I found the experience to be progressive and jammed packed with great information. The majority of speakers shared leading edge trends and learnings to support the speed that we need to move at in our digital world. It provided development for some new members on my team, had access to research vendor products, along with making new network connections. It was valuable time spent”
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“I would like to take this opportunity to say a big Thank You! for all those people who organized this conference! The speakers are very experienced. I really enjoyed it! Thanks again!”
“This was my first HR Summit and I was impressed with the high calibre speakers and thought provoking topics. It is a good exercise to benchmark our frameworks with industry peers.”
“It's a great cross section of HR Leadership, organizations and vendors.”
“Excellent format. I like that it was geared more towards HR Leaders. It was also a smaller event, quaint and I was able to actually meet and talk with other HR practitioners. I walked away feeling I'd spent my valuable time wisely.”
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