CEO Message – August 2015

HRPA 2016 Annual Conference

Bill GreenhalghI know it’s August and most of you are probably concentrating on enjoying the rest of your summer or getting ready for September, but HRPA’s 2016 Annual Conference & Trade Show – January 20-22, 2016 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre – is only five short months away. Let’s take a look at what HRPA’s conference team is putting together for this year’s event:

Keynote speakers: From neuroscience to rock n roll

The 2016 conference has an exceptional line-up of keynote speakers. Coming from backgrounds as diverse as economics, sport, entertainment, science and broadcasting, the conference’s eight keynotes offer something for everyone, whether you’re looking for inspiration, education or entertainment. Among them includes CIBC economist Benjamin Tal who will explore the global forces affecting our economy and the critical link between economics and HR; Olympic gold medalist and mental health champion Clara Hughes who will discuss her struggles with depression and her work to end the stigma around mental illness in Canada; CBC broadcaster Rex Murphy will talk candidly about the influence of human resources and its effect on current events; and former Moist frontman David Usher will show how you can bring creativity, innovation and inspiration to your work.


A big part of the annual conference is professional development and with more than 130 sessions across all HR disciplines—HR leadership, occupational health & safety, employee relations, organizational culture, total rewards, and more—you will come away with both CPD hours and a head full of practical HR learning you can use and apply straightaway in your own organizations.

I invite you to attend my own session Aligning HR to Business Strategy to learn what CEOs want and value most from HR professionals and what HRPA is doing to develop the next generation of HR executives.

Trade Show

And of course, a no-miss part of the event is Canada’s largest HR trade show. Attend this free show to browse among more than 250 exhibitors—including some of the biggest names in the industry—and learn about the latest HR products and services. Plus make connections with representatives from Canada’s leading HR schools, consultants and small HR service providers.

Start your 2016 off right with three days of HR learning, networking and inspiration at HRPA’s 2016 Annual Conference & Trade Show. I hope to see you there!

Register by Oct 15 and save $275 >>

In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your summer.

Best regards,

Bill Greenhalgh

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