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Meet Canada's leading human resource and management experts! IPM, in conjunction with the Association of Professional Recruiters of Canada, the Canadian Management Professionals Association and the Canadian Association of Assessment Specialists, holds regular chapter events, workshops and conferences featuring recognized national industry expert speakers.

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Toronto Full Day Conference May 2, 2018

Topic:
Today’s Critical Issues in Employment Law presented by Michelle Henry, J.D., Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

The Work of Leaders: Connect to real-world demands presented by Murray Janewski, MBA, President, ACT One International Corp.

Ignite Your Culture! 6 Steps to Fuel your Organization’s Profits, People and Potential presented by Carol Ring, CEO & Founder, The Culture Connection, Speaker, Facilitator and Author

Peak Performance: Become a GameChanger! presented by Orlando Bowen, M.Sc., Motivational Speaker, Executive Director, One Voice One Team Youth Leadership Organization

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Today’s Critical Issues in Employment Law

This presentation will provide recent cases, updates and developments in the following areas:

Human Rights, WSIB and Mental Health Issues

In this session we will:

• Discuss recent cases on assessing the duty to accommodate and undue hardship
• Examine WSIB mental health claims and WSIB decisions on traumatic mental stress
• Obtain insights on what medical information employers are entitled to request
• Consider Health and Safety Issues and Confidentiality
• Review the process of discipline of employees with mental health issues
• Discuss best practices for approaching stress and mental health claims
• Review recent damage awards in human rights cases
• Discuss Best Practices to Avoid Large Damage Awards

Click here for information on Michelle Henry




The Work of Leaders: Connect to real-world demands

Based on best practices,” The Work of Leaders” connects to real-world demands, generating powerful conversations that provide a clear path for action.

Obtain valuable insights into leadership best practices based on work done by Murray Janewski in partnership with John Wiley and Sons. Leadership will be defined as a one-to-many relationship as opposed to the one-to-one relationship that is unique to the field of management. Leadership focuses on tangible steps directed at leading a team toward desired outcomes. Discuss the findings of six years of research and input from over 300 people at over 150 organizations.

Using the framework of Vision, Alignment and Execution, The Work of Leaders encourages leaders to understand their own leadership behaviours and how those behaviours will impact their effectiveness in leading others.

While thought provoking, The Work of Leaders stimulates fresh conversations and perspectives regardless of the leader’s knowledge or experience. It’s an opportunity for leaders at all levels of learning to reflect on how they approach each step of their work. In addition, it encourages reflection and discussion about the team and the organization.

Participants will come away with both the insight and the actions to be able to grow as a leader and to grow their teams.

Click here for information on Murray Janewski




Ignite Your Culture! 6 Steps to Fuel your Organization’s Profits, People and Potential

According to Gallup, employee engagement isn’t getting any better despite a recent uptick in attention and effort. From Nov 2011 to Nov 2015 the % of engaged employees has risen a mere 1.8%. You see, employee engagement only measures the symptom, it isn’t as helpful when it comes to solutions. Measuring culture and cultural entropy directly is a much better strategy to inspiring human performance.

In this session you will hear real life stories about how an organization’s culture can either propel it forward or create barriers that hold it back. Learn how the Values Centre methodology and tools can change the conversation and where your organization fits on the 7 Levels of Organizational Consciousness. Discover a unique 6-step process that demystifies the course of action leaders need to take to shift from a default culture to one designed for success.

When it comes to culture, do you need to be a Google or a Zappo’s? No. Could you be substantially and dramatically better than where you are today? Absolutely!

Click here for information on Carol Ring




Peak Performance: Become a GameChanger!

Leadership – “Leading by Example, We ALL Have Stories AND Gifts to Give”. The expression “A good example has twice the value of good advice” still works today.

We all have unique skills, talents and gifts that we bring to our organizations and teams. In this dynamic presentation, discover new ways of being a catalyst in creating and fostering powerful environments where your people know that they are respected and that their voices matter. They will also be engaged around how they can celebrate each other’s contributions and powerfully tap into their own gifts for the betterment of all.

Click here for information on Orlando Bowen


Toronto Full Day Conference May 3, 2017

Topic:
Today’s Critical Issues in Employment Law presented by Ruben Goulart, LL.B., Lawyer & HR Advisor, Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP

WSIB, Social Media and Investigations Update: What Employers Need to Know presented by Brian Sartorelli, President, Investigative Risk Management and Sarah Bunder, OSINT Specialist, Investigative Risk Management

Harmonious Relationships: Keeping Them All Happy presented by Judy Suke, Motivational Humourist, Professor, Coach and Author

Sign In Your Teams: Connect, Collaborate and Create with Ease presented by Jacqueline Throop-Robinson, CEO, Spark Engagement

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Today’s Critical Issues in Employment Law

This session will provide an overview of new and emerging legal trends that have quickly become front of mind for HR and other senior administrators.

Legal hot spots to be covered include:

* Mental Health issues in today's workplace: The ever increasing challenges associated with managing mental health issues in the workplace, including best practises for dealing with accommodation and managing the flow of information to other employees.

* Bill 132: An overview of these new amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and what they mean to employers faced with the need to investigate harassment complaints. How is the Ministry of Labour approaching these new changes?

* Drug/Alcohol Testing in the Workplace: What, where and how? What can employers do and not do? How does the usage of medical marijuana impact the discussion?

Click here for information on Ruben Goulart




WSIB, Social Media and Investigations Update: What Employers Need to Know

This session will provide information on recent developments in the areas of WSIB, Social Media and other corporate investigation issues.

* WSIB Update, New Case law and Admissibility

Discuss how to apply the best practices for privacy rights, how to use the hard evidence and red flags. Review current case law, admissibility and PIPEDA compliance. Discover how to utilize OSINT for WSIB cases.

* Social Media- A Professional View

Gain valuable insights on the use of social media for pre-employment, intelligence and investigation. Learn about the best practices for digital storing and privacy rights. Explore the use of social media for WSIB investigation and learn more about data mining.

Click here for information on Brian Sartorelli

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Harmonious Relationships: Keeping Them All Happy

Many of us are more capable than some of us, but none of us is as capable as all of us. To be successful, we need to work in harmony.

In this interactive and upbeat presentation, learn about the five common human factors that determine how people act, react and make decisions. Explore various ways to create an atmosphere of harmony. Obtain tips to help you get control, keep control and gain cooperation in a positive and gentle way. Your actions will be received with appreciation and respect.

Understand how to get along with others and handle any situation and gain insights that will help you in all areas of your life.

Click here for information on Judy Suke




Sign In Your Teams: Connect, Collaborate and Create with Ease

Take your teams and leaders beyond the basics. Our focus is your success, whether you have a problem to solve or an idea to build.

In today's world, teams are much different than years ago. The traditional "team in a box" no longer serves organizations as well. More often individuals are interacting with people from within their own workplace, other organizations and communities. There is value and strength in being able to easily transition and adapt to each new interaction.

In this very interactive session, discover the Golden Rule of Collaboration at work, build on ideas with proven techniques, deal with people who create barriers and work with mistakes. Obtain practical tools and techniques for everyday use and work with others constructively. Gain insights on how to take your team to the next level and how to apply these principles in both your professional and personal lives.

Click here for information on Jacqueline Throop-Robinson


Toronto Full Day Conference May 4, 2016

Topic:
Today’s Critical Issues in Employment Law presented by Malcolm MacKillop, LL. B, Senior Partner and Hendrik Nieuwland, LL.B., Partner, Shields O'Donnell MacKillop LLP

Workplace Violence & Sexual Harassment: The Changing Legal Landscape presented by Adam Guy, BA, LL.B., Associate, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Changing Problem Behaviour Without Discipline presented by George Raine, President, Montana Consulting Group and Maxime Labbé, Senior Partner, Montana Consulting Group

Beyond Engagement: A Brain-based Approach presented by Brady Wilson, Co-Founder of Juice Inc., Author, Trainer and Speaker

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Today’s Critical Issues in Employment Law

This session will address three important workplace issues that are rife with complex and developing legal risks: hiring, drugs and alcohol, and social media.

We will first examine the legal pitfalls in the hiring process. Obtain the latest information on human rights, privacy and tort liability that can arise from improper job ads, background checks, interviews and job offers.

Next we will review the use and abuse of alcohol and drugs in the workplace. Discuss workplace drug and alcohol policies, obligations to disclose and/or investigate employee addictions and how to deal with employees with addictions.

You will then get updates on social media and electronic misconduct in the workplace. This area of the law has rapidly expanded over the last five years. Learn about the new test for terminating employees who damage an employer’s reputation using social media, online harassment and how social media can be used to uncover employee fraud.

Click here for information on Malcolm MacKillop

Click here for information on Hendrik Nieuwland




Workplace Violence & Sexual Harassment: The Changing Legal Landscape

From Ghomeshi to Parliament Hill, workplace violence and sexual harassment have been dominating the headlines in Canada and around the world. Many employers are struggling to keep pace with their ever evolving legal obligations and responsibilities. Even the definition of today’s workplace is now blurred with harassment occurring offsite at social functions and online through social media.

In response, the Ontario Government has released an Action Plan that will impact employers and the way in which they deal with these complex issues. Planned amendments to legislation will create new duties and potentially new liabilities for employers that every manager, senior executive and in-house counsel should be aware of.

Learn about the rapidly changing legal landscape of workplace violence and harassment. Obtain practical tips and strategies to take back to your workplace to protect both your employees and your organization.

Click here for information on Adam Guy




Changing Problem Behaviour Without Discipline

In this high energy presentation, human dynamics innovators George Raine and Maxime Labbé will show you their proven Turnaround Interview® technique for coaching employees to break bad workplace habits without using or threatening discipline. This technique corrects minor but persistent problems like lateness, excessive breaks, missing deadlines, negative comments, improper use of work time and similar behaviours.

Already proven in manufacturing, high-tech, government, health care and educational settings, this progressive approach to dealing with sticky problems is producing dramatic results in about 90% of cases.

Learn how and why people naturally defend bad workplace habits and why they resist change. Discover how to use that knowledge to overcome the resistance and how to make the change stick. It may not be that easy at first. Review the proven techniques for controlling the flow of the conversation and for phrasing your questions to get the best chance of success. Rooted in a sound understanding of human nature, this new, high-impact approach to employee coaching will get you to rethink your instinctive approaches to these tough conversations with employees.

Click here for information on George Raine

Click here for information on Maxime Labbé




Beyond Engagement: A Brain-based Approach

This keynote asserts something surprising-that although employee engagement is the primary strategy leaders rely on to get employees to produce a great customer experience, it rarely delivers it. In fact, many leaders and employees today are caught in the grip of the paradox that employee engagement policies can actually lead to employee disengagement. Discover a unique brain-based approach that blends the engagement managers want with the energy employees need.

Brady Wilson will explain revolutionary brain science principles to help leaders shift their strategies, unlock results and experience the benefits that come with true employee engagement. He will also share a gripping story centered around the Boston Marathon bombing and the powerful life-lesson it offered: it’s energy, not effort that deploys your strength. This presentation is based on Brady’s latest book, Beyond Engagement.

Participants will learn:
• The reasons why traditional employee engagement efforts aren’t working
• 10 brain-based employee engagement principles to help you shift your strategy
• Real-life examples of successful engagement initiatives using brain science
• Tips to immediately “Make It Work”

Click here for information on Brady Wilson


Toronto Full Day Conference May 6, 2015

Topic:
Today’s Critical Issues in Employment Law presented by Ruben Goulart, B.A., LL.B., Lawyer & HR Advisor, Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP and Zaheer Lakhani, B.A., J.D., Lawyer, Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP

Don’t Look at Me- Creating a Culture of Accountability presented by Luc Beaudry, Principal, Cygnus Training & Consulting

Transform your Workplace: Harness Passionate Productivity presented by Eddie Lemoine, International Speaker/Author and Employee Engagement Expert

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Today’s Critical Issues in Employment Law

This session will provide an overview of developments in four major areas that impact your business.

• Recent Amendments to the leave provisions under Ontario Employment Standards Act: what they are, what they mean for your business and common issues associated with managing statutory leaves in the workplace.

• Occupational Health and Safety: emerging issues, including mandatory awareness training and dealing with contractors in your workplace.

• New and Emerging Human Rights issues: an overview of current challenges and very recent developments in the law of accommodation. How far do you have to go?

• The Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014: This proposed legislation will impact various workplace laws in Ontario. How will it affect you? What does it mean for your employees?

Click here for information on Ruben Goulart

Click here for information on Zaheer Lakhani




Don’t Look at Me- Creating a Culture of Accountability

Look up an organisation’s website and chances are you’ll find that their values include personal accountability, integrity, openness and honesty. Walk through their workplace and chances are you’ll hear and see countless examples of blame, avoidance, deflection and fear. This culture destroying behaviour has a direct impact on the quality and quantity of whatever service or product is offered.

There are seven levels of accountability and to get to the top, we need to understand the beliefs required to be accountable and learn the core skills that help us to put it to action. In this interactive session, explore the levels of personal accountability and the core beliefs of full accountability. Participants will be able to understand and apply the core skills of personal accountability and obtain practical tips on how to do an organizational accountability health check.

Discover how systems and processes support or hinder accountability and how we leverage accountability moments. Learn how to cultivate an environment where people say what they think, feel and want as part of collaborative dialogues that value varied perspectives and styles in order to make better decisions, save time, leverage strengths and build trusting collaborative relationships internally and externally.

Click here for information on Luc Beaudry




Transform your Workplace: Harness Passionate Productivity

Are your top employees planning to quit? Can’t get your employees to care as much about their work as you do? Is your organization stagnating? Anybody can lead an organization during the good times. It’s the tough times when the true leaders produce results.

What are you doing to stem the tide and change the trend? How do you inspire your team members to new levels of achievement? Experience the proven process for engaging your employees. Employees who are on board will deliver higher levels of customer service, work better with their teams and recommend your organization as a place to work and to do business. Productive, focused employees create a great return on investment. And, they want their leaders and organizations to achieve.

In this high energy session, learn how to:
• How to stand out as an employer of choice
• Attract, engage, and retain your all-star employees
• Harness the expertise of long-term employees
• Successfully navigate diverse demographics and skillfully integrate five generations in one workplace
• Fully recognize your team’s strengths and work collectively to produce a stronger output
• Understand age, gender, and cultural diversity and the role this plays in the workplace
• Interpret future trends and their impact on your organization
• Implement the three steps to effectively lead in today’s job market

Now is the time to steer change in your organization. Now you can align your employees’ ambitions with your organization’s long-term vision.

Click here for information on Eddie Lemoine


Toronto Full Day Conference May 7, 2014

Topic:
The Current State of Human Rights in the Workplace presented by Malcolm MacKillop, LL.B, Senior Partner and Hendrik Nieuwland, LL.B, Partner, Shields O'Donnell MacKillop LLP

Time Management: The New Focus presented by Marcel Bellefeuille, RPR, Professional Coaching Consultant

Create a Performance Management System that Works presented by Craig Dowden, Ph.D., Managing Director, SPB Organizational Psychology Inc.

The Annoying Coworker- Civility in the Workplace presented by Suzanne Nourse, Founder & Director, The Protocol School of Ottawa

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The Current State of Human Rights in the Workplace

2013 was a big year for human rights. In this session, we will explore the implications of these recent human rights milestones.

Discuss the findings of the Pinto Report and its proposed changes to the human rights tribunal process. Participants will get an overview of the types of workplace cases that are coming before the human rights tribunal.

Gain valuable insight into what types of cases employers can expect to see in the future in light of the following developments:

(a) the Federal Court’s inclusion of accommodation for child-care under “family status”;
(b) the recent publication of the DSM-5, which now includes 15 more mental disorders that would likely be considered “disabilities” (such as caffeine and cannabis withdrawal) that employers would be required to accommodate;
(c) the human rights commission’s recently released report that concludes “Canadian work experience” is prima facie discriminatory;
(d) the awarding of what appears to be the largest “back-pay” damages in Ontario (8 years back pay) by the human rights tribunal in the Fair v. Hamilton Wentworth case;
(e) the first-ever award of human rights damages under the new Code provisions by an Ontario Superior Court judge in the recent Wilson v. Solis case.

Most importantly, employers will learn what kind of damages they can be faced with when they are on the losing side of a human rights claim.

Click here for information on Malcolm MacKillop

Click here for information on Hendrik Nieuwland




Time Management: The New Focus

Most people actually use 60% or less of available work time. When over 38,000 people in 200 countries were queried about individual productivity, a Microsoft survey showed that even though they were physically at work five days a week, they were only productively using three days. Attlasian also reports that 60% or less of work time is actual productive time.

In this session, we will address the link between time management and productivity through the following discussion points:
• How are you allocating your time? How and why should you improve it?
• Attitudes are the key to time management and being productive. Discuss the main attributes of a “Championship Attitude”. Breaking away from the traditional thought processes creates unique ideas. This activity is fostered through a simple discipline tool.
• Process is important when applying different time management techniques. Discover unique ways to utilize your time that are targeted and efficient. By using new techniques, you will manage and produce at a different level.

Participants will acquire specific tools to assist them in managing their time in a new and meaningful way. A different look at motivation will improve personal and professional growth through basic measuring criteria. The implementation of a weekly scheduling tool will boost productivity levels not only in the workplace, but in all aspects of your life.

Click here for information on Marcel Bellefeuille




Create a Performance Management System that Works

The issue of performance management has intensified in recent years as organizations invest in systems to maximize their human capital. Despite this attention, many people have been critical of these processes, as they are seen as possibly causing more harm (or certainly more work) than what they are worth. Nonetheless, research has suggested that when done well, effective performance management reaps tremendous benefits for an organization at an individual, team and organizational level. Rather than adding another anecdotal model or series of recommendations to the mix, we will look at what the research has taught us so far about ‘what works’ in performance management.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to create a win-win environment such that the goals of employees and their organizations are aligned. Learn how to structure feedback and coaching to support effective performance management and how to structure appropriate goals that maximize organizational performance and support employee development. Discover new ways to develop the capabilities of management to engage in this process most effectively.

We will also examine recent trends and learn how to deal with the necessary struggles and subsequent rewards that are part of this journey.

Click here for information on Craig Dowden




The Annoying Coworker- Civility in the Workplace

Frequently it's the small things like not respecting the time of others that can cultivate discontent in an organization. One act can affect staff morale which can affect work relationships, productivity and then on to client relationships which affects your bottom line. And it all started with one act of workplace incivility.

Studies (Pearson and Porath) have shown after one inconsiderate act, 28% of affected employees lost productivity avoiding the culprit, 37% of affected employees reported a weakened sense of commitment to their organizations and 53% of affected employees lost productive time dwelling on the incident. Rudeness costs!

Every workplace has at least one annoying employee. This could be the inappropriate talker, the late arrival at meetings and or one who’s late with every assignment. The employees could be great at their job, but they are simply annoying!

In this upbeat interactive session, you will acquire the skills to identify these irritating individuals, areas to avoid, how these situations can escalate and how to deal with them effectively. Don’t wait until you’ve lost your key employees or top customers to recognize this problem in your workplace! Every organization regardless of size will benefit from this presentation.

Click here for information on Suzanne Nourse


Toronto Full Day Conference November 5, 2013

Topic:
The HR World Keeps Changing: Today’s Critical Issues in Employment Law presented by Ruben Goulart, B.A., LL.B., Partner, Bernardi Human Resource Law Professional Corporation

Bounce Forward: Charting Your Course to Resilience presented by Charmaine Hammond, BA, MBA, President, Hammond International Inc.

Innovation: Applied Innovation for Real People presented by Rick Boersma, Co-Founder Floworks Training, Design & Innovation Expert, Juice Inc.

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The HR World Keeps Changing: Today’s Critical Issues in Employment Law

This full morning session will provide an overview of critical HR developments that impact your business. Back by popular demand, Ruben Goulart will work through developments in these key areas:

*Updates on the relationship between Social Media, Privacy and Employment Law
This is an area that continues to grow as more of these issues are dealt with by our courts. What privacy rights do your employees have? How does this ever changing technology impact your legal obligations?

*Bill 168 and Domestic Violence
There is nothing more challenging than managing your legal requirements in the context of potential violent threats to your employees. What are your obligations under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act? How do you manage legal requirements under the Act and the Privacy entitlements of your employees? Review some actual fact situations to help you to identify the issues and understand the optimal response.

*Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
What does this legislation require? What are the time frames for compliance with your employees? How should you manage the compliance process? How does this legislation relate to existing legal obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code?

Managers from all industry sectors will gain valuable insights on these legal updates and more. Bring your questions and concerns. You’ll obtain numerous strategies that you can take back and implement in your organization.

Click here for information on Ruben Goulart




Bounce Forward: Charting Your Course to Resilience

Resilience is more than simply bouncing back after change, challenge crisis and adversity. It’s a process of choosing a new course, setting the sails and being the captain in your life (and business).

Now more than ever, the skill and character of resilience is an essential quality for workplaces, teams and business success. Many professionals are experiencing more to do, in less time and with fewer resources and with more changes…. And the expectation of better results! The current economic situation has created challenges and change, and in some cases, uncertainty and even immobility.

Resilience is a critical skill for individuals and businesses to “Bounce Forward” during change. This interactive workshop provides tips, strategies and tools to:

• Explore the seven essentials to the resilient business and team
• Engage in several resilience building, stress management and lifestyle management activities
• Complete a Resilience Action Plan
• Learn how to handle procrastination, workplace fatigue, juggling priorities, managing time and energy
• Explore strategies to ignite resilience both at work and in your personal lives.

This session will challenge participants to reach beyond their current grasp and to excel beyond their expectations.

Click here for information on Charmaine Hammond




Innovation: Applied Innovation for Real People

More and more, the discipline of innovation is emerging as a new strategic priority across the public and private sectors. Why? Because innovation can create efficiencies, lower costs and increase profitability. Often enough, the challenge is not in coming up with ideas- it is about the ability of leaders to engage their workforce in a process that transforms how everyone approaches innovation.

An unstructured process such as asking people to sit in a boardroom, “think outside the box,” and wait for inspiration to happen is simply not conducive to innovative thinking. Research shows an “average” group using a structured process will produce 500% more ideas than a so-called “creative” group that uses traditional brainstorming methods.

In this interactive high-energy session, participants will be inspired to foster an innovative work environment of highly engaged employees. Learn about the principles that make innovation work for leaders, how using a structured approach can transform how you solve problems at work and obtain practical thinking tools to stimulate innovative thinking in your organization.

It is possible to create a culture brimming with breakthrough ideas and innovations! This session will certainly transform the “box” from which you currently view innovation.

Click here for information on Rick Boersma


Toronto Full Day Conference May 8, 2013

Topic:
Managing Employee Absences Due to Illness- The Legal Perspective presented by Malcolm MacKillop, LL. B, Senior Partner and Hendrik Nieuwland, LL.B., Associate, Shields O'Donnell MacKillop LLP

Work Reintegration Program: Critical Issues for Managers presented by Michael Zacks, LL.B., Acting Director & General Counsel, Office of the Employer Adviser (OEA)

Build Confidence – Inside & Out presented by Luc Beaudry, Principal, Cygnus Training & Consulting

Develop Productive Teams presented by Wendy Godmere, Certified Communications Specialist

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Managing Employee Absences Due to Illness- The Legal Perspective

In this session, we’ll address common issues that arise while the employee is absent from work due to illness. Highlights include:

What are employees’ rights to medical leave?

(a) Is there a right to medical leave under the common law or as part of the duty to accommodate under the Human Rights Code?

(b) Personal emergency and family medical leave under the Employment Standards Act and sick leave provisions under the Canada Labour Code.

(c) Interaction of statutory entitlements with employment contracts that provide STD and LTD benefits.

Can an employer ask for medical documents to support the employee’s medical leave?

(a) Requesting medical documents to support the absence – What can an employer ask for? Can an employer speak directly to the employee’s doctor? If the employee has a lawyer, must the employer only deal with the lawyer? What constitutes sufficient medical documentation? What happens if an employee refuses to provide medical documents?

(b) Requiring an Independent Medical Examination (“IME”) – When can an employer require an employee to participate in an IME? Can an employer choose the IME doctor? What happens if an employee refuses to attend the IME?

(c) Privacy issues – Can an employer provide an employee’s medical documents to a third party insurer or to a statutory body like the WSIB? What steps need to be taken to ensure the privacy of an employee’s medical documents?

What are the benefits an employee can receive while on medical leave?

(a) STD, LTD, WSIB and CPP disability benefits.

(b) What are an employer’s options in providing STD and LTD (e.g. ASO vs. fully funded vs. self-funded), and what are the associated risks and liabilities associated with each choice, including double recovery and arbitrability of claim?

(c) Can an employer fire an employee on medical leave? What are the potential risks and damages? Can an employer reduce severance payments because the employee is receiving STD, LTD, WSIB or CPP disability benefits?

Click here for information on Malcolm MacKillop

Click here for information on Hendrik Nieuwland




Work Reintegration Program: Critical Issues for Managers

The Ontario Workers’ Compensation system is constantly changing and becoming more complex every year. The Office of the Employer Adviser (OEA) has helped employers understand their obligations, roles and responsibilities under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act since 1985.

The WSIB established a new integrated LMR and Return to Work program called the Work Reintegration Program.

This OEA presentation will walk you through the process of returning injured workers to work in the new world of ‘Work Reintegration’. We will review the principles of the process, the employer’s duty to accommodate and the steps to take for a successful outcome. You’ll have your questions answered regarding problem areas and learn about the penalties the WSIB can charge the employer or worker for failure to cooperate.

You will also obtain updates on the Jim Thomas Benefit Policies Review and the impact of new legislation, such as Bill 119 on the construction industry and Bill 160 on the Occupational Health and Safety Act. You will get information about process changes at the WSIB such as the modernization of their Appeals system.

You’ll gain a better understanding of the changes, their impact and what Ontario employers need to know and do.

Click here for information on Michael Zacks




Build Confidence – Inside & Out

We all have relationships that cause us anxiety. We all face some situations that put our confidence to the test. We feel stress, pressure and doubt. Our ability to influence and stay poised is reduced. Why does this happen? What’s really going on is that a story is being played out in our minds. There’s usually a large amount of fiction involved and we often feel like an outside observer without much say.

During this interactive session, you’ll learn to become a more effective writer, editor and fact-checker of your own story. Discover how to become better equipped to create the part that you want to play in order to get the results which you desire.

You’ll obtain valuable insights on:
• How you stand in your own way… and what to do about it
• The thoughts, values and beliefs that drive your feelings and behaviours
• Skills for communicating with clarity
• How to react confidently in situations where you don’t know what to do or say
• Keys to effective influencing

Click here for information on Luc Beaudry




Develop Productive Teams

In today’s workplace, working together as a team has many positive outcomes but is often difficult to achieve.

As organizations expand and strive for growth, we can no longer rely on an individual effort to succeed, but collectively individuals talents brought together builds strength. With organizations going global, a team of people working together may not all be physically in the same location. Learning to lead a team effectively and working together become a crucial piece of the puzzle to achieving growth. There are principles to working as a team and then there are practices to working as a team. Principles never change and practices do.

In this interactive session, participants will explore the foundational principles that create a solid team. Discover new ways of making teams more productive and growth focused. Obtain insights on making the teams more cohesive and solid in nature. Discuss the building blocks needed to develop successful teams which will reduce stress and increase productivity.

Click here for information on Wendy Godmere




Toronto Full Day Conference November 1, 2012

Topic:
Social Networks & Your Workplace: The Ever Changing Legal Landscape presented by Ruben Goulart, B.A., LL.B., Partner, Keyser Mason Ball LLP

A New Wave: Recruiting on Social Media presented by Harpaul Sambhi, Chief Executive Officer and Author, Careerify Corp.

WSIB Fraud Update- Employers Beware presented by Brian Sartorelli, President, CEO/Director/Owner, Investigative Research Group

Performance Networking & Social Protocols- Mastering the Art presented by Lynne Mackay, Certified Image Consultant & Speaker, Mackay Byrne Group

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Social Networks & Your Workplace: The Ever Changing Legal Landscape

In this informative session, we will explore the rapidly evolving area of Social Networking - what it means to you and your employees. Get a hands-on perspective on the challenges presented by social media in today's workplace. What are the legal risks? What are the opportunities? How are our courts reacting to the challenges associated with social networking in today's workplace?

Critical issues include:

• Managing employee use of social media in an environment where many employers now require employees to use it: the importance of policy

• Social media as evidence in employment law

• Social media and post-employment perspectives: how do you deal with an employee who misrepresents their ongoing connection with your company even after they have left?

• Privacy and understanding your rights and obligations as an employer

• The impact of social media upon your obligations as an employer under Bill 168 (amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act)

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A New Wave: Recruiting on Social Media

Does social media really work? Through the developed methodologies in his latest book “Social HR”, Harpaul Sambhi answers what corporations have been asking around the world. We know what social media is, we have seen LinkedIn and other companies rise through social recruitment, but does it actually work? LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Careerify, Hi5, Bebo and thousands of other social networks are all out there. How do corporations utilize these technologies to find the right talent? How do corporations become viral? What strategy works on social networks, more important what does not work? Discover new ideas in a session that is entertaining, thought-provoking and highly interactive.

Obtain valuable insights on:

• Applications and education on how social networks and media are effecting recruitment
• In-depth analysis on social networks which have the greatest ROI on recruitment including corporations leading the way in social-HR recruitment initiatives
• Expert tips on usage of social networks
• Getting employees to refer candidates through viral networking
• Evaluating social networks and media
• Why job boards and traditional advertising will eventually die

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WSIB Fraud Update- Employers Beware

At present, fraudulent (WSIB) compensation and disability insurance claims are occurring at an alarming rate causing considerable costs to the employers. Employers often feel they are being “taken”, that an employee is simply enjoying a lengthy paid vacation, ultimately at the employer’s expense.

Participants will obtain updates on issues including:
• Red flags
• PIPEDA compliance
• Obtaining the hard evidence
• Pixilization
• Knowing the barriers and staying within the guidelines
• Letter of authentication
• Admissibility
• Investigative body status
• Claims management and complaints

Knowing the barriers and guidelines in a typical WSIB claim, how to properly investigate and conduct surveillance on the subject are key to a fair and proper investigation. This session will provide the information you require to identify, investigate and settle WSIB claims while exposing the potential fraud.

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Performance Networking & Social Protocols- Mastering the Art

Successful networking, both internally and externally, requires that we understand and meet the unwritten expectations of the pseudo social/professional arena. Managing the impression you make and maximizing your ‘like-ability’ are the keys to making every networking opportunity consistently profitable.

You’ll master the principles of impression management by exploring perceptual tendencies, the ins-and-outs of small talk and the subtleties of conversation. We’ll cover the need to know elements of referral etiquette, Authentic Client Communication and appropriate attire.

Obtain tips and strategies on social protocols including incorporating appropriate business protocols during business interactions, host and guest behaviours, being prepared with an agenda, tag lines that put you into context when you attend events, approaching groups with confidence and exiting with grace, developing authentic communication and more. This upbeat interactive session will provide you with information and practice of key networking and etiquette strategies to ensure immediate successful interaction and positive performance.

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Register three (3) participants from the same organization at the same time and a fourth participant attends FREE of charge.




2018 National HR Awards Gala Dinner
Canadian HR Reporter & Thomson Reuters

September 27, 2018
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Cocktails 5:30p.m. Dinner: 6:30p.m.
Contact: Paul Burton email: paul.burton@tr.com
Phone: (416) 649-9928
Website: www.nationalhrawards.com






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