Shelly Druce: Regional Co-Chair, Ottawa
Shelley graduated from
Algonquin College's School
of Business in Ottawa in
1974 and immediately went to work
for IBM until 1980. After a oneyear
stint with a management consulting
firm, she left the private sector
for the voluntary sector where she has
now worked for twenty years. Having
worked as Director of Administration
in a busy
for more than
16 years, Shelley
decided it was
time for a change
and for some reflection
took a few months
off and then made the decision to
become self-employed. She worked
as an HR consultant for the next
year and a half and then accepted a
part-time job as an employee with the
Canadian Council for International
Cooperation (CCIC), coordinating
all human resource activities. She
continued to consult through CCIC's
for-profit arm, One World Inc. until
a year ago when her part-time job
transitioned into full-time work based
on special projects.
Shelly Druce, RPR|
The Council is a coalition of
Canadian voluntary sector organizations
working globally to achieve sustainable
human development. CCIC
seeks to end global poverty, and to
promote social justice and human
dignity for all. To achieve these objectives,
the Council mobilizes public
action in support of sustainable development,
profiles best practices in
development cooperation and creates
opportunities for discussion and learning
among its members.
CCIC is a unionized organization
and had always used the traditional
positions-based bargaining to
negotiate its Collective Agreement.
Shelley was able to introduce the
problem-solving approach of interest
based bargaining that focused on
mutual gains and built on the collaborative
way staff work at CCIC.
Shelley has developed many new
policies including diversity, gender
equity and conflict of interest policies.
She has worked on improving
the professional development program
by looking for new sources of
funding and having Board and staff
trained in new tools such as Appreciative
Inquiry and Scenario Plan-
ning that can be integrated into activities
such as Strategic Planning.
As part of her commitment to
life-long learning, Shelley has taken
many university and college courses.
In 1986, she completed her RPR
accreditation. Shelley also graduated
with a Certificate in Labour Management
Relations from the University
of Ottawa in 1997. She is currently
working on the Canadian Management
program, as well as studying French
and Spanish. She has recently joined
the Speaker's Committee for the
Ottawa Chapter of IPM. She has
been a volunteer for the United Way
for almost twenty years.
Shelley lives in the Gatineau
Hills with her husband and dog and
has an adult son living in the U.S.
She enjoys country living, gardening
and spending time at the family cottage.
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Lisa Rowe: Regional Co-Chair, Winnipeg
Having owned a small restaurant
franchise with her
husband for six years, and
worked for a number of different
companies, Lisa found she had developed
an interest in the human
resources field. She felt she had a lot
to offer both personally and professionally
from her business and work
to enroll in the
at the University
her studies while
and raising a young
family, and graduated in 1999 with a
Certificate in Human Resource Management.
Lisa Rowe, RPR|
Lisa's primary focus in entering
the human resource field was to gain
experience in the area of staffing,
with the goal of branching off into
other directions. She began her HR
career in 1998 with New Flyer Industries
as a Human Resources Assistant.
New Flyer Industries is the
largest manufacturer of urban transit
buses, and leads the industry in innovative
technology and bus designs.
Her responsibilities included
coordinating and conducting employee
employee benefits enrollments/changes,
maintaining employee files, scheduling
interviews, preparing employment
offers, and conducting interviews
for entry level positions. Lisa
was able to gain some valuable handson
experience and decided to specialize
in the area of recruitment and
selection, which tied in closely with
her primary overall staffing focus.
Thereafter, she obtained her Registered
Professional Recruiter designation
and she has been a member of
the APRC since February 2000.
Lisa currently holds the position
of Human Resources Coordinator
with New Flyer Industries. Her primary
responsibilities focus on recruitment
and selection, compensation
administration, employee relations,
and various HR projects related to
the areas of Employee Performance
and Development, Job Descriptions,
Employee Relations, HR Policies
and Procedures, and Recruitment
and Selection. She is also a member
of the Anti-Harassment Committee.
New Flyer has three plant locations,
the Corporate Head Office
and main plant facility in Winnipeg,
MB, a final assembly plant in Crookston,
MN, and a full production facility in
St. Cloud MN. New Flyer also has
Service Centers in Winnipeg and
New Jersey and a Service Parts area
that provides after market parts to a
variety of transportation industries.
New Flyer employs nearly 1800 employees,
whose backgrounds cover a
wide range of professions and skills,
in both Canada and the United States.
Lisa is committed to continuous
learning in all aspects of human resources
and has an interest in obtaining
an education related to management,
with the goal of moving into a
leadership role in the future.
Lisa has been active in her community
for many years in volunteer
roles such as softball coach, softball
commissioner, nursery school committee
vice-president, executive secretary
and member for a non-profit
organization in support of children's
sporting activities. She now joins the
National Board of Directors in the
position of Regional Co-Chair for
Manitoba and is looking forward to
working with the Winnipeg Chapter.
Alan Davis: Third Party Recruitment Specialist
Recruited Canadian Astronauts On Behalf Of The Canadian Space Agency.
Alan began his career in civil
engineering as a Project
Manager, specializing in
the renovation of historic buildings.
He then moved to the marketing side
of the construction business and continued
his studies in that area. Alan
started recruiting in 1978 and has
never looked back. He initially specialized
focused in the
moved into the
search business in
1982 and started
his own search
company in 1983. Alan's company
works under the name of Alan Davis
& Associates Inc., with offices in
Ontario and Quebec. The head office
in Hudson, Quebec, is a 100
hundred-year-old building, which
started out in life as the village general
store and has been converted to
modern office premises.
Alan Davis, RPR|
& Associates Inc.
Alan is driven by a high sense of
personal values and ethics, combined
with strategic vision and a philosophy
of continuous improvement. His company
is focused on recruiting, and offers
services in executive search, "guru" search,
consulting, training and program
recruiting on a global basis. The highest
profile mandate ever conducted was
the recruitment of the Canadian Astronauts
on behalf of the Canadian
Alan sees his job, first and foremost,
as an innovator. The first major
innovation was that of offering services
on a fixed fee basis. This led to a
wide range of diversified products and
has allowed Alan to devise more innovative
and long term recruiting solutions.
Alan's second most important
task is that of continuous improvement.
Recruiting in Alan's world is a defined
business process that can be
modeled, measured, optimized.
Alan is a frequently published
author on wide ranch of topics in and
around the field of recruiting. He is a
regular conference speaker and in the
last two years has chaired two high
level conferences in the field of recruiting
and retention, and succession.
Having worked in the traditional
third party recruiting environment,
Alan did not consider that the current
models represented a recruiting
best practice, or a way of building
long-term stable relationships with
clients. Alan decided the best way to
do it better was to do it yourself, so
he opened up his company in 1983.
Alan's plans include creating a
better awareness for the recruiting
services that he provides, especially
in the overseas recruiting area. He
sees overseas recruiting as a key ingredient
in solving many of the succession
issues, which will be very
apparent in the next five to ten years.
His aim is to continue with a policy
of diversification into sectors where
there are talent shortages.
Alan's family represents his primary
interest. He has been married
for over thirty years and has four
children between the ages of ten and
eighteen. He has a passion for golf,
and he has taken many golfing vacations
with his family. Alan also enjoys
learning about military history.