PeopleFocus brings together human resources leaders from across the country to share, collaborate and gain knowledge and inspiration. The conference aims to facilitate the development of strong people practices across the Canadian credit union system to drive organizational performance and employee engagement.
This year’s conference will focus on the theme Ready For Tomorrow and will be designed around how credit unions and other organizations are managing and preparing their workforce to meet the changing demands of today and into the future.
Registration is now open!
October 28, 2019
Registration and Breakfast
7:30 – 8:30 am
8:30 – 9:00 am
9:00 – 10:30 am
Speaker: Dan Pontefract
In this interactive discussion, best-selling author and leadership strategist, Dan Pontefract, will introduce the key facets of a truly engaged, collaborative and open thinking employee, one that becomes less stressed, more productive, and certainly engaged at work. You will leave with insights, research, stories and practical tips to genuinely become more open and collaborative.
10:30 – 10:45 am
10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker: Maribeth Pearson, BlueShore Financial
How can we encourage our existing staff to take control of their own careers to learn new skills that will lead us into the future? In this session, we will share our Modern Workplace Learning Strategy where HR and L&D provide support to our staff but it is their responsibility to drive their career forward. By then end of this session you will learn:
The top skills recommended for staff in order to ensure they are ready for the future.
The benefit of implementing a change management strategy that encourages staff to take control of their own career path to achieve these skills can start this process.
Examples of how staff can create opportunities for growth from within and their areas.
12:00 – 1:00 pm
1:00 – 2:15 pm
Speaker: Matthew Watson, Ignite Technical
Join Ignite Technical to learn more about staffing agencies and current staffing trends in Canada.
2:15 – 2:45 pm
2:45 – 4:30 pm
Speakers: Lorie Corcuera, SPARK Creations, Sandra McDowell, First Credit Union and Brianne Spencer
Our esteemed panel members will share their insights on leadership.
Close of Day
4:30 – 4:45 pm
5:00 – 6:30 pm
7:00 – 9:00 pm
October 29, 2019
Registration and Breakfast
7:00 – 8:20 am
7:30 – 8:15 am
Onboarding versus Orientation. How are your organizations addressing this?
8:20 – 8:30 am
8:30 – 9:30 am
Speakers: Richard Beed and Karen Zygun, Central 1
Digital culture – building agility, digital literacy, and innovation throughout the organization.
9:30 – 9:45 am
9:45 – 11:00 am
Dave Weisbeck, Visier Software & Nathalie Pasin and Kristina Paule, First West Credit Union
Going beyond metrics to data analytics – how HR information can drive and support decision-making
11:10 am – 12:30 pm
Speaker: Amy Chui, Central 1
Communicating Compensation – a compelling story to tell
Are you communicating relevant compensation information to your employees? Is the communication consistent with your employer brand and employee expectations? How effective is your current communication and to what degree it is compared to your desired mode?
Developing a robust compensation communication plan that promotes the desired level of transparency is key to an organization’s success. This session will discuss the trends and strategies of compensation communication in light of employee experience. Join us to get some insights to craft the story you want to tell.
12:30 – 1:30 pm
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Speaker: Shelley-Mae Mitchell, Borden Lader Gervais
Legal trends in human capital
2:30 – 2:45 pm
2:45 – 4:15 pm
Speaker: Sean Raible, Vancity
Through his personal journey to current position at Vancity overseeing Health & Well-Being, Sean will speak to why mental health matters on many levels, and ultimately what companies can do to authentically ‘show up’ for their employees. Learn about the link to the larger Inclusion and Diversity strategy at Vancity and the related work covering areas of education, awareness building, advisory, and data-driven program integration. The ultimate goal being addressing both the organizational and individual sides of workplace mental health issues.