This program has been pre-approved for 11.75 CPD hours by HRPA. - Day 2: November 14th


11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Surviving Your Next Big Technology Transition

While designed to make your life easier in the long run, transitioning to new HR technologies can be a complex and time-consuming task.

This presentation by David Heather, VP of Human Resources at ADP will look at the top technology trends that are likely to make their way into your workplace— if they haven’t already.

The presentation will outline practical insights for successfully planning and executing these implementations - whether it’s a big change such as migrating to the cloud or automating your talent process, or a smaller scale transition. In each case, preparing for this kind of organizational change can make all the difference.


  • How to work with vendors before, during and after the installation
  • Who should (and shouldn’t) be on your project team
  • Why projects always seem to take longer than you expect
  • How training is a key ingredient for long-term success of your new technology
  • Where to find the resources to make your next transition your best yet

The session will draw on real life experiences and will illustrate which tactics work, which don’t, and what you should do to prepare your team for successful technology roll out.

David Heather — Vice President, Human Resources, ADP Canada

Exploring the organizational threats created by the HR department

Today’s HR leaders have greater visibility of and involvement in organizational decision-making, with more chance of gaining a seat at the board table and a chance to have some say in the way an organization operates, with its people in mind. But with this improved involvement comes increased accountability for the HR department and the impact of its decisions on broader business issues. Join John Dawson, Regional Manager for Xref North America, as he discusses the potential organizational risks posed by the way HR practitioners operate, the reasons for them and the best ways to overcome them.

John Dawson — Regional Manager, Xref North America