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Fraser Valley Symposium (Surrey)

July 22, 2022
Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection
13475 Central Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 0L8 
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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 Mini Super Session
• 1 Interactive Activity in Small Groups
• 5.25 CPD Hours
Time: Registration 8:30-9:00am; Presentations 9:00am-4:15 pm (Breakfast, Buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided.)

CPD Hours: 5.25

Venue: Civic Hotel, 13475 Central Ave, Surrey, BC V3T 0L8
(How to get there: 2-minute walk from Surrey Central Station Google Map | Event Parking)
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

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 ( 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.

Friday, July 22, 2022
8:30 - 9:00am

9:00 - 9:15am
Registration/Breakfast & Networking

Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:15 - 10:30 am

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
Catalina Rodriguez, CPHR - Forte Law

10:30 - 10:45am
Networking & Health Break
10:45 - 12:00pm

Innovative Strategies to Recruit & Retain Your Top Talent
Nicole Davidson, CPHR - Beacon HR

12:00 - 1:00pm
Networking & Lunch Break
1:00 - 1:30 pm

Managing the Unexpected
Annabel Bessem & Douglas Williams - Advisorly
1:30 - 2:45 pm

Hybrid Work Model and their Implications
Jabeen Boga, CPHR

2:45 - 3:00 pm
Networking & Health Break
3:00 - 4:00 pm


Activity Format: Each keynote speaker will rotate and facilitate this session at the attendee tables.
4:00 - 4:15 pm
Thank you & Closing Remarks

Nicole Davidson, CPHR
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.
Jabeen Boga Jamal, CPHR, SHRM-SCP
Jabeen Boga, CPHRJabeen has been a driving force in Canada’s HR industry as a professional, educator and mentor. Jabeen is a Regional HR Business Partner with Revera providing strategic consulting to the leadership team across Western Canada. As a senior HR practitioner with over 7 years of experience, she is accountable for establishing effective employee relations, talent review, succession planning and total rewards. Jabeen is also part of Ashton College’s Business Faculty and has been recognized as a Featured Faculty Member for her teaching excellence.

Awarded with HRD’s Canada’s Rising Star for her significant impact on growth at her past organizations including KPMG and TD Bank, her innovative practices have recognized her as an HR Leader of the future.

Guided by the ethos of giving back to her profession, Jabeen is passionate about the advancement of HR professionals and emerging leaders. It is echoed in her community involvement for not-for-profit organizations including chairing CPHR BC & Yukon’s Career Network and serving on the Board of Directors for the North Shore Women’s Centre.
Catalina Rodriguez, CPHR
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.

Annabel Bessem
Annabel BessemAnnabel is a well-diversified leader, consultant, business coach, mentor & legacy planner. Her passion and expertise are helping allied professionals, HR departments, women, organizations, and communities to support others. She now specializes in B2B interactions.
Douglas Williams
Doug WilliamsDouglas has over two decades of experience helping HR professionals grow talent & add value to their employees’ careers. For the last 20 years he has been living in Asia, where he has worked with the many of the world’s leading companies such as: Microsoft, Nike, PWC & Pfizer, to name just a few. Douglas is a true professional who has a passion for helping employees and HR reps navigate the unexpected.

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Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection

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Boga Jabeen

Davidson Nicole Danielle

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  • Advisorly Event Sponsor

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