This program has been pre-approved for 11.75 CPD hours by HRPA. - Day 1: November 13th


1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Effectively driving digital change: HR’s role

Today, the complexity behind business growth is driven by rapidly changing technology and a company’s ability to harness the latest while bringing its capabilities (and employees) up to current standards. Failure to move ensures a short business life-span.

Despite today’s tendency to make a hero of the technology itself, all this change is really powered by and serves people.

So, where does HR fit into this movement?

Global consultants, Prophet, recently conducted research to understand how HR is impacting the world of work during a time of rapid digital change. They then identified the barriers HR faces, and the most important levers available to becoming a critical player in digital transformation.

Join Jeff Smith, a Partner at Prophet, to hear about the six HR archetypes driving digital change, and other highlights from the research.

Jeff and representatives from Kronos Canada will then lead participants in a facilitated session, to workshop:

  • Finding your HR role in digital transformation
  • Understanding the barriers preventing HR from becoming drivers
  • Initial steps to building greater traction

Nicole Filiatrault - Director, Marketing, Kronos Canada

Jeff Smith - Partner, Prophet

How to set up a leadership pipeline for success in today’s environment

As organizations strive to adapt to an evolving world to continue to grow, their people management systems and processes must become more sophisticated and their leaders must develop greater capability. A lot is at stake, from addressing critical talent needs, both in the short-and long-term, to ensuring high potentials understand the cohesive vision of the company and have the opportunity to leverage their learning agility.

In this session, Right Management will go over the key aspects organizations must tackle in order to effectively build their leadership capabilities. We will present a perspective that highlights the critical gaps that must be overcome to address business issues and upcoming talent requirements to drive sustainable performance.

In the second part of the session, panelists from leading Canadian organizations will discuss the leadership development challenges they have encountered and share their insights on how they crafted their talent strategy roadmap for now and into the future.

Jean-François Ducharme - Leader Coach and Senior Talent Management Consultant, Right Management

Frank Luengo - Chief Operating Officer, Sonora Foods Ltd

Velda Warren - Senior Leadership and Talent Lead, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)