01-Event Agenda- Canada

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Forum Schedule

  • Day One- March 30th
  • Day Two- March 31st
09:30am
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09:50am

Day 1 Chair’s welcome & opening remarks

Scott deVeber, Digital Workplace Consultant at Habanero Consulting Group
09:50am
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10:20am
Presentation

Presentation: Three things sailing around Africa taught me about what internal comms teams need today

2021 brings a massive agenda for those working in the people space as we navigate themes like employee experience, mental wellbeing and digital workplaces. While the “same storm, different boats” sentiment comes to mind as no two companies are alike, the power of effective communication is one thing we can all agree on. Join me as we unpack three practical tips that will help your internal comms team stay on course this year.   Speaker:  Karen Johnston, Director of Communications, IC Thrive
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10: 50am
Panel Discussion

Creating a productive hybrid working culture

  • How do you make remote working productive and engaging for both employees and the organization?
  • Developing robust communication systems that foster collaboration and engagement
  • Rethinking how teams can work virtually
  • What skills do mangers and need to lead remote teams?
Moderator:
  • Elise Golanowski, Managing Consultant, ServiceNow, Habanero Consulting
Panellists:
  • Steve Dryburgh Head of HR, Canada, Johnson & Johnson
  • Baghir Akhundov, HR Director Canada, West US and Alaska, Baker Hughes, a GE company
  • Sandy Olejniczak, Vice President Human Resources, Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company
  • Nancy Nazer, Chief Human Resources Officer, OMERS
11:00am
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11:30am
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Case Study: Fostering a people-first strategy at Capital One

  • Reflection and learnings from the past 12 months
  • How to build a people-first culture for the future
  • Real-world examples of how HR effects employees and their lives
Speaker: Diana Brown, VP & Chief People Officer, Capital One Canada
11:30am
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12:00pm
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Developing skill sets for the future workforce

  • How can  employers develop the skill sets needed for its future workforce?
  • Boosting capabilities and skills through training
  • Do employees have the right skills to achieve drive future growth and performance?
  • Building technical skills in areas such as data science, AI and cyber security
  • Understanding emerging, existing and legacy skill sets
  • Adopting a dynamic approach to reskilling and redeploying talent
Speaker: Helen Ashton, VP HR Canada, Campbells Soup Company Canada  
12:20pm
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12:50pm
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Shifting HR from employee-centric to experience-centric

  • How to improve the employee experience in a way that drives performance.
  • Understand how to implement systems and processes to reinforce positivity.
  • Insight on how employee experience is an employee-centric way of thinking about the organization; decisions made internally consider how employees feel about all aspects of their employment.
Speaker: Harvey Foote, Senior Vice President, People at SE Health & Elizz
12:50pm
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13:20pm
Panel Discussion

Creating an excellent digital employee experience

  • How can employees feel valued, trusted and engaged?
  • Enabling employees to be their most productive
  • Creating a good remote onboarding experience for new employees
  • Gaining deeper insight into employee motivations gained a deeper insight into their employee motivations
  • Managing employee wellness and mental health
Moderator:
  • Ben Skelton, Vice President, Habanero Consulting
Panellists:
  • Alexandra Hyland, Associate Director of HR, Kraft Heinz Canada
  • Helen Davies, Director, Employee Experience, HR, Sun Peaks Resort LLP
  • Sascha King, Director, Talent Acquisition & Employee Experience, Spinmaster
  • Dr. Chris Mullen, Executive Director, The Workforce Institute, UKG
13:30pm
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14:00pm
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Your mission critical HR tool of today – the modern intranet.

Your employees and fellow colleagues need more than ever a digital workplace to stay connected and engaged during these challenging times. Join Beezy's practical session to learn how large multinational organizations are leveraging their intranets to meet the needs of today's work environment such as improving remote workforce productivity, taking care of employee wellness & health and remotely onboarding employees   Speaker: David Fletcher, Director, Enterprise Sales, Beezy Inc
14:00pm
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14:30pm
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Presentation : Why optimizing digital experiences matter for the Anywhere Workforce

  • Winning in the workplace
  • The new work paradigm
  • Behind every great experience is a great workflow
  Speakers:  Josh Olson, Head of Experience Solutions, AMER, VMware David Quevedo, VP Global HR Services & Technology, VMware
10:00am
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10:20am

Day 2 Chair’s welcome & opening remarks

Scott deVeber, Digital Workplace Consultant, Habanero Consulting Group
10:20am
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11:00am
Panel Discussion

The Role of HR in digital transformation

  • How can HR play a role in its organization’s digital transformation strategy?
  • Keeping strategies aligned with business needs
  • Addressing the skills gap
  • Managing change and mindsets among employees
Moderator:
  • Imran Thobani, Managing Consultant, Workplace Analytics, Habanero Consulting
Panellists:
  • Mohammed Chahdi, Director, Head of Americas HR Operations, Dell Technologies
  • Omo Akintan, Chief People Officer - People, Equity & Human Rights, City of Toronto
  • Peter Pontone, VP, Human Resources, Ricoh Canada Inc.
  • Shanyn Bzowey, Director, Future of Work, Suncor
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11:30am
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Employee wellbeing in the digital age

  • Sunwing’s Be EPIC be WELL strategy overview
  • Tackling mental health – do your research and keep it simple!
  • How can remote workers keep separation between work and home life and avoid being on 24/7
Speaker: Joann Bokanovic, Vice President Global Total Rewards, Sunwing

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12:00pm
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Reaching employees wherever they need to work

  • Why an agile digital workplace is essential to internal communications
  • How employee apps support your journey and remove communications silos
  • Real life examples of other organizations tapping into these tools
  • What you can do right now to improve employee engagement, communications and collaboration
Speaker: David Salter, Director Technology Solutions, LiveTiles
12:20pm
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12:50pm
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Becoming a resilient organization

  • What challenges need to be overcome to become truly resilient organization? A look at skills and work design,
  • Shifting focus from being an efficiency first to resiliency first enterprise.
  • Leveraging employee and organizational agility to be prepared for continuous changes and respond with speed and effectiveness.
  • Removing barriers to resilience.
Speaker:  Geoff Smith, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Shawcor
12:50pm
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13:20pm
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The Post-Pandemic Office

  • How can enterprises make their offices fit-for purpose and help reduce the spread of virus transmission.
  • How can spaces be adapted to meet the needs of a new work dynamic?
  • What steps can employers put in place to ensure the safety and well-being of their staff?
  • What role does technology play?
Speaker: Jennifer Anquetil, Director, People & Culture, TELUS
13:20pm
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14:00pm
Panel Discussion

Strategies for avoiding communication overload

  • In a world of digital noise, how can you make sure that key messages get through to employees?
  • Crafting targeted and personalized messages that resonate and prompt the desired response
  • How to avoid disconnect between how messages are received and interpreted
  • Successfully communicating with frontline staff
  • Using data to measure impact and performance
Moderator:
  • Christina Ferancik, Product Manager, Habanero Consulting
Panellists:
  • Satri Alpine, Vice President, Talent & Culture, The Oppenheimer Group
  • Catherine Hughes, Director, Talent, Shopify
  • Karen Johnston, Director of Communications, IC Thrive