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Fraser Valley Symposium (Surrey)

Date: July 22, 2022
Location: Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection

The massive changes these last few years have brought to where we work, how we learn, and the technologies we use to stay connected have escalated the importance of HR’s role within organizations. Join us for our first in-person symposium in the Fraser Valley post pandemic, for a deep dive into current HR trends, a look into the future and discussion of emerging industry developments, and how human resource professionals can be better positioned as strategic business drivers for organizations.

This symposium includes:
• 3 Keynote Presentations
• 1 Interactive Activity in Small Groups
• Minimum of 4.75 CPD Hours

• Nicole Davidson, CPHR, Beacon HR
• Catalina Rodriguez, CPHR, Forte Law
• More details coming soon!
Time: Registration 8:30-9:00am; Presentations 9:00am-4:15 pm (Breakfast, Buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided.)

CPD Hours: Minimum of 4.75

Venue: Civic Hotel, 13475 Central Ave, Surrey, BC V3T 0L8
Registration Fees: Early Bird Rate
(On or before June 19)
Regular Rate
(After June 19)
Student/Retired Member









Fees and/or agenda are subject to change without notice. All pricing excludes applicable taxes. HST/GST # 119446714

Questions about registration or receipt can be directed to pd@cphrbc.ca.

A full refund, less a $25 processing fee, will be issued for cancellations submitted at least one week prior to an event or workshop. Attendee substitutions are permitted; however, member/non-member rate differences will apply. Please submit cancellation or substitution requests by fax (604-684-3225) or e-mail (
pd@cphrbc.ca). Please note that this policy does not apply to conferences, exams or no-charge registrations. CPHR exam fees are non-refundable if registration is canceled after the registration deadline. Please note our deferral policy.


Important Message from CPHR BC & Yukon's Professional Development Team:
While we navigate the continuum of this pandemic, your safety is our top priority.

Please note a few mandatory safety protocols we’ll have in place, as we safely welcome you back in person:
  • If you do not feel well or have any symptoms prior to the event, for the safety of yourself and others, we ask that you do not come in. This also includes if you are required to self isolate during that time. CPHR BC & Yukon will honour a full refund to those pre-registered and affected by COVID.
  • Mask is not required. Wearing a mask will be a personal choice.
  • Throughout the event, please be mindful and maintain social distancing.


Topic: Innovative Strategies to Recruit & Retain Your Top Talent
Presenter: Nicole Davidson, CPHR
Description: As the Great Reset collides with a potential market downturn, it’s vital that we, as HR professionals and business leaders, proactively look ahead. In this talk, we’ll explore what to expect in the second half of 2022, and how to competitively position your company to recruit and retain the very best talent.

Learning Objectives:
  • Innovative, actionable, recruitment and retention strategies for an ever changing marketplace.
  • How to communicate to your employees, giving transparent feedback without demotivating or creating fear.
  • How to lean in to your top people, even in a downturn, creating an engaging environment for growth and high productivity.
  • Tools to support greater flexibility in your workplace.
About the presenter:
Nicole Davidson, CPHR Nicole is CEO & Founder of Beacon HR. With 15 team members across BC, Alberta, and Ontario, Beacon HR helps growing companies find and keep great people through modern approaches to recruitment and retention. Having partnering with over 100+ growing companies, and as a member of Entrepreneurs Organization, Nicole is uniquely positioned to share what works and what doesn’t, across industries and business stages. Nicole serves on the Board of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Accelerator Program, is a mentor through Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, a volunteer workforce educator for Mission Possible in the downtown Eastside, and a proud CPHR member.

Topic: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
Presenter: Catalina Rodriguez, CPHR
Description: No matter how many times you say "why can’t we all get along", workplace conflict does not go away. In this session we will explore the physiological mechanisms of conflict, and various frameworks to address it.

Learning Objectives:
  • How our bodies respond to conflict
  • Identify your own triggers
  • Identify various frameworks for conflict resolution (environmental scans, facilitated discussions, mediations, investigations, bystander intervention)
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the various frameworks
About the presenter:
Catalina Rodriguez, CPHRCatalina has been practicing employment and labour law in B.C. since 2006. She has worked in private practice with a large national firm representing companies, and with a small firm representing mostly employees. She was also in-house counsel for employment matters for a large retailer. Prior to joining Forte Law, where she is currently an employment lawyer and workplace investigator, she was head of employee relations for the Canada operations of a global bank. All of these experiences have given Catalina a broad range of perspectives on workplace issues. She also currently facilitates seminars on workplace harassment through StandUp teams. Catalina brings a coaching, trauma informed, and mindful lens to the practice of law. She is a CPHR and a member of the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association and the Surrey Bar Association. Catalina is also a certified organizational coach.