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March 29- 30, 2022 | Toronto, Canada

The Leading Future of Work Event Series

The Future of Work Canada Event launched in 2019 with the core mission to focus on the latest trends & strategies within the Future of Work landscape including: Frontline Workers, Workplace Transformation, HR Technology, Culture, Employee Engagement, Digital Workplace, Learning & Development, Human Resources and Office Space & Design.

Created for senior executives within:

✓ Human Resources
✓ Internal Communication
✓ Change Mangement

✓ Digital Workplace
✓ Employee Experience & Engagement
✓ Business Transformation

2022 AGENDA

DAY ONE

EST
MAIN STAGE

9:40am
Chair's Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:00am
Panel: The HR Leader in a Hybrid World
  • What are HR Leaders new priorities and how have these shifted over the last couple of years?
  • What has the pandemic and remote working taught HR Leaders about their workforce?
  • What do HR Leaders need to consider when formulating their back-to-work / hybrid work strategies?
  • How will HR leaders monitor and measure the effectiveness of their new model work strategies going forward?
  • Kelly Pereira, Senior Vice President Talent Strategy & Solutions, RBC
  • Kerry Pond, CHRO, Trillium Health

 

10:45am
Presentation: Adopting a flexible working model
  • One size does not fit all - how can you offer employees a flexible model that suits them?
  • Challenges and opportunities that flexible working presents to employers
  • Maintaining connection and engagement in the flexible working model
  • How do you measure productivity?
  • How do employers maintain equity and inclusion with on-site workers vs. remote workers
11:15am
Coffee Break
HR & Engagement Track
11:45am
Presentation: Leading Remote teams
  • Common challenges of leading remote teams#
  • What skills sets do managers of a dispersed workforce need?
  • How can managers inspire innovation and drive engagement across remote teams?
  • Creating a productive, engaging and inclusive environment for all employees regardless of location

 

 

12:15pm
Presentation: Diversity Equity and Inclusion in the hybrid workplace
  • What challenges and opportunities does hybrid working bring for DEI?
  • What do employers need to consider when advancing equity in a hybrid workplace?
  • How do you create a level playing field for advancement and reward?
  • Addressing the biases managers may hold toward in-person and remote work.
  • Kelly Pereira, Senior Vice President Talent Strategy & Solutions, RBC
  • Kerry Pond, CHRO, Trillium Health

 

12:45pm
Presentation: The new workplace experience
  • Remote Vs. Office - when employees can work anywhere, what motivates them to work from the office?
  • What does the post-covid reality mean for office real estate?
  • How will flexible working enable employees to bring their best selves to work?
  • How can employers truly adopt a best of both hybrid strategy?
  • Prioritising employee health and safety

     

  • Kelly Pereira, Senior Vice President Talent Strategy & Solutions, RBC
  • Kerry Pond, CHRO, Trillium Health

 

1:15pm
Lunch Break
2:15pm
Panel: Building and maintaining culture with a hybrid workforce
  • How can leaders be intentional about creating a strong, positive and inclusive company culture?
  • Facilitating open communication, collaboration and driving innovation
  • Shifting to an outcome-focused work culture
  • Promoting self-care and wellbeing and avoiding burn out
  • Effective onboarding introducing new team members
  • Creating a sense of belonging within the organization
  • Kelly Pereira, Senior Vice President Talent Strategy & Solutions, RBC
  • Kerry Pond, CHRO, Trillium Health

 

3:00pm
Presentation: Hybrid employee engagement
  • Best practices for keeping hybrid workers motivated and engaged
  • How can you empower employees and make them feel valued?
  • Harnessing the power of feedback and ideas.
  • The importance of a good onboarding programme.
  • Kelly Pereira, Senior Vice President Talent Strategy & Solutions, RBC
  • Kerry Pond, CHRO, Trillium Health

 

3:30pm
Coffee Break
Digital Workplace Track
11:45am
Presentation: Shaping and delivering your Digital Workplace Strategy
  • What business capabilities will be targeted for digitalization?
  • Creating a digital workplace team. Leadership roles and team structures critical to the success of digital transformation
  • Successfully deploying new technologies and ensuring uptake.
  • How can business be more efficient? How can they scale up?
  • How should the Digital Workplace further evolve to support hybrid working

12:15pm
Case study: The digital journey

A look at one organisation’s digital transformation journey. Looking at what they learnt, what they achieved and technologies deployed.

12:45pm
Presentation: The role AI and automation in the modern workplace
  • Practical examples of how AI can be used in the modern workplace
  • Accelerating how work gets done with automation. What tasks can be automated? How do you decide what to automate first?
  • Human vs machine. How can humans and AI work together and addressing employee concerns
  • How can AI enhance employee experience?
  • Using employee data to drive business efficiencies.

1:15pm
Lunch Break
14:15
Panel: Building a collaborative and engaging digital workplace
  • What best practices are organisations discovering for effective communication and collaboration?
  • Ensuring all employees across the organisation (both office workers and frontline workers) have access to digital workplace technologies and feel engaged.
  • Creating better connection opportunities across the whole organisation.
  • Tools and technologies to optimise the employee experience and productivity
  • Designing a frictionless digital employee experience for all
3:00pm
Presentation: Democratizing IT for rapid digital transformation
  •  How do you understand what your employees want? How do they interact with technology?
  • Understanding user personas
  • Providing consumer like experiences to employees

     

3:30pm
Coffee Break
Main Track
4:00pm
Presentation: Technologies to enable hybrid working

4:30pm
Panel: Communication strategies for a dispersed workforce
  • Best practices for communicating change through uncertain times
  • Long term communication strategies that motivate and encourage collaboration
  • Selecting the right tools and channels to deliver the right message, to the right people at the right time.
  • Keeping employees engaged through effective and creative communications
  • Lessons learnt from over the last 2 years dealing with the pandemic

 

2:00
End of Day Two

Day Two

EST
MAIN STAGE

9:40am
Chair's Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:00am
Panel: Surviving the Great Resignation
  • What can HR do evolve the employee value proposition?
  • Addressing the work-life balance - how an employers promote a healthy work culture?
  • Outcomes over output - reimagining how productivity is measured
  • Extending trust and creating great employee experiences
  • How can employers provide additional flexibility?

Tracey Kalimeris, Vice President, Talent & Culture, North & Central America, Accor

10:45am
Presentation: The war for talent
  • Strategies for gaining and retaining talent. How do you keep your top performers?
  • Investing in the employee. How can you help grow their careers?
  • How to attract and retain talent through innovative hiring, onboarding, and skill-building initiatives
  • Making your workplace a place with purpose and meaning and a great place to work

Tara Ataya, Chief People and Diversity Officer, Hootsuite

11:15am
Coffee Break
HR & Engagement Track
11:45am
Presentation: Recruitment technologies
  • How is tech affecting the way employers find talent? Opportunities to engage non-traditional candidates in broader geographies
  • What role does it play in driving diversity and inclusion?
  • Finding the right balance of technology and human touch.

 

 

12:15pm
Presentation: Strengthening employee financial wellbeing
  • Making the business case for supporting employee financial health and how does this fit in with a broader employee wellbeing strategy?
  • Identifying individuals, teams or at risk groups
  • Engaging employees and fostering a culture of financial wellness and support
  • Building accessible financial wellbeing strategies and ensuring employees are aware of any resources or benefit available to them
  • Tools and technology to help create a financial wellbeing strategy

 

 

12:45pm
Presentation: Supporting Employee health and Wellbeing
  • Designing a health and wellbeing strategy
  • Avoiding employee burnout, indifference or digital overload
  • Employing analytics to identify areas of concern
  • Restructuring working practices to deliver enhanced performance
  • Supporting employees in the transition back to the office

 

 

1:15pm
Lunch Break
2:15pm
Panel: Talent Mobility
  • How can businesses identify, develop and deploy talent to meet the needs of the business?
  • Creating a culture of Mobility and incentivising managers not to hoard their best performers?
  • Common pitfalls to avoid that perpetuate immobility
  • Reducing red tape, stigma and silos to create complete workforce agility

 

 

3:00pm
Presentation: Future-proofing Learning & Development
  • How can you make sure your employees are ready for the future of work?
  • Shaping the learning agenda to support strategic capability development
  • How can employers modernising learning practices and make it accessible to all?
  • How do you train new staff and replace in-person coaching?

 

 

3:30pm
Coffee Break
Digital Workplace Track
11:45pm
Presentation: Applying an agile mindset to the digital workplace
  • The importance of an agile mindset when creating a digital workplace
  • Which agile concepts should organisations adopt?
  • What has the pandemic taught us about being able to adapt quickly to changing and ever evolving workplace requirements?
12:15pm
Presentation: Driving digital dexterity
  • How can organisations prepare more people for the digital world?
  • Empowering your people for workplace digital transformation
  • Improving data literacy in employees.
  • Is your upskilling programme affective?
  • Making digital dexterity a C-Suite Priority
12:45pm
Presentation: Using People Analytics to inform decisions about the Future of Work
  • How can data help organisations in shaping post-pandemic workforce strategies?
  • Helping business managers to become more data literate and apply people analytics effectively
  • Where will people analytics have the most impact in the next 12 months?
1:15pm
Lunch Break
2:15pm
Panel: Leading the digital transformation change agenda
  • The importance of successful change management for success digital transformation
  • How can change teams best prepare employees for a digital workplace and new ways of working?
  • Putting employees at the heart digital transformation
  • Robust communication strategies to boost employee adoption
3:00pm
Presentation: Designing the digital workplace of the future
  • Creating an exceptional digital workplace experiences
  • Applying Customer Experience principles to employee experience
  • Designing a frictionless digital employee experience for all
  • Creating moments that matter and ensuring employee wellbeing in the digital workplace
3:30pm
Coffee Break
Main Track
4:00pm
Presentation: Supporting a multi-generational workforce
  • Benefits and challenges of a multi-generational workforce
  • Understanding the expectations of each demographic
  • How can you bridge the gap and unite the workforce?
  • How can you successfully gain and retain all employees?

4:30pm
Panel: The holy grail: How to truly engage employees and elevate the employee experience
  • How are employers boosting the employee experience and engagement post covid?
  • How has the employee experience changed now there are new hybrid working models?
  • A look at the shift in employee engagement to focus on well-being
  • Extending trust and investing in creating frictionless employee experience
  • How can employers create an inclusive company culture and a positive employee experience for all?
  • Employee listening strategies

Suzannah Kelly, Vice President, Global Talent Management, Apotex
Amy MacGregor, VP Employee Experience, Global HR, Manulife

 

5:15pm
End of Day Two

Future of Work Canada

Hybrid Experience

We will be offering you the opportunity to attend the conference in person and will be following the latest Canadian government guidance to ensure the conference is a safe place for you and your colleagues.

Delegates attending the venue will be able to watch and engage with the conference live.

Our online events platform is fully mobile compatible giving delegates the flexibility to watch all of the session, participate in discussion sessions and network 'on the go'.

We are planning for a hybrid conference, however if circumstances change and it is no longer feasible to run a face to face element then the conference will be converted to fully virtual

In Person Features

Access to the conference venue on your chosen day/s of the conferences

Access to the industry exhibition

Individual catering and refreshments

Access to the virtual platform

Access to both days of content virtually

Priority access to the recordings of each talk for three months

FUTURE OF WORK CANADA STANDARDS
  • Future of Work Canada CleanStay Standards provide elevated cleanliness and sanitation across the entire attendee journey. A cleaning protocol is completed to verify an event space is sanitized and disinfected thirty minutes prior to event start.

  • CleanStay Event Room Seal is applied once the room is properly cleaned, set and EventReady.

  • Sanitizing Stations will have prominence in primary entryways as well as key high traffic areas including inside and outside event space(s), meal and beverage service areas, public restrooms and congregating areas.

  • Vendor compliance to all standards and floor plans submitted to hotel for approval in advance of event.

  • Completed EventReady Room Checklist provided to planners.

ATTENDEE NUMBERS CAPPED FOR SAFETY

The Future of Work Canada will be following Government guidelines and reducing our in- person attendance to a maximum of 100 attendees per day. All attendees will have a flexible, safe and socially responsible experience. 

Virtual Features

Live broadcast of all the talks

Recordings of every talk available for three months after the event

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Prices & packges

EARLY BIRD 1 DAY PASS

$150
  • One Day Conference Ticket
  • Coffee-break & Networking
  • Lunch and Networking
  • Access To All Sessions on The Day
  • Access to All Post Sessions Via the FoW-HUB post event

EARLY BIRD 2 DAY PASS

$250
  • Two Day Conference Ticket
  • Coffee-break & Networing
  • Lunch & Networking
  • Access To All Session Across The Two Days
  • Access To All Session Post Event via the FoW HUB

VIRTUAL PASS

$100 / Person
  • Access all sessions virtually live on the day
  • Submit questions live
  • Keynote talk
  • Lunch and Networking

Location

VENUE

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown

108 Chestnut Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G1R3, Canada

Get to the venue

AIRPORT

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport: 4.0 kilometers
Toronto Pearson International Airport: 30.0 kilometers

PARKING

Parking is available at venue, please contact the venue direct for prices.

ADDRESS
108 Chestnut Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G1R3, Canada
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HOTEL

The Park Central

The Future of Work Canada has an exclusive discounted room rate for all attendees who would like to book a room. To book your discounted room, please follow the link below.