CEO Message – January 2015

2015 Annual Conference Preview

Bill GreenhalghWith less than two weeks to go before HRPA’s 2015 Annual Conference & Trade Show (January 21-23 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre), Association staff are putting the final touches on what promises to be another blockbuster event.

This year’s conference—The Business of HR—examines how modern HR practice combines business acumen with deep HR knowledge and capability to create and execute human capital strategies that get results. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend you register ASAP. Friday, January 16 is the last day to register online, however delegates can still register after this date onsite at the conference.

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Besides a full suite (130+) of HR seminars to keep you up to date on the latest thinking across all HR disciplines (from employment law, leadership and global HR to talent management, organizational effectiveness and total rewards), Canada’s largest trade show and a great networking event, we’ve got seven keynotes that really encapsulate the Business of HR, including intellectual capital expert Dr. Nick Bontis, Unselling author Scott Stratten, corporate culture and creativity maven Dr. Ginger Grant, Click Moment author Frans Johansson, futurist Mike Walsh, Freakonomics author Stephen J. Dubner and author, comedian and storyteller Steve Gilliland.

Special Events

We also have a couple of bonus events this year, including:

  • Caregiver-Friendly Workplaces Expert Panel Discussions And Workshop–a pre-conference (January 20, 2015, 2 – 5 pm) workshop exploring issues faced by older workers balancing work and caregiving and their employers, as well as promising practices around building caregiver-friendly workplaces.
  • Crossing the Line in the Workplace—an expert panel discussing what HR needs to know to protect against workplace sexual harassment, including why sexual harassment still exists, what workplaces are higher risk, why victims are reluctant to complain and how employers should respond to complaints while limiting legal liability.

newlogodNew HRPA logos

HRPA will also be unveiling new logos for both the Association and its designations at the Annual Conference.

With the passage of the Registered Human Resources Professionals Association Act, 2013, transforming HR into a Tier 1 profession, as well as the introduction of a new certification framework and designations, the HRPA board felt it made sense to mark these milestones with updated branding. We look forward to your comments on HRPA’s new look.

Certificates & Lapel Pins

In the next few months CHRP, CHRL and CHRE designation holders will receive updated certificates and replacement lapel pins bearing the new designation insignia. CHRLs will receive the CHRL pin, but will be able to order the CHRP pin at extra cost if that was their designation prior to October 29, 2014. Ordering instructions and pricing will be announced at a later date.


Bill Greenhalgh


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