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15th Annual Northern Symposium + Social (Prince George)

Date: September 26 — 27, 2019
Location: Ramada Hotel (Prince George)


15th Annual Northern Symposium - Leading for the Future
Whatever your organization or role, this Symposium will prepare you to lead into the future. Prepare for challenges that are upon us today and are coming tomorrow. Understand the future of HR, discover new ideas and strategies to advance your workplace, your leadership and your career. The 15th Annual Northern Symposium + Social is Northern BC’s largest HR event.

Get a clear view with expert commentary that is practical and relevant to Human Resources professionals and business leaders. Our speakers will engage you with the most recent hot-topic issues, legal developments, and future trends, with practical tools and takeaways for your workplace.

Receive 9 CPD hours for attending this Symposium.
This symposium is brought to you by:
Deluxe Sponsor
Indeed     Sterling Check
Supporting Sponsors

Date & Time:

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Registration 12:00-1:00pm; Presentation 1:00-5:00pm; Social at Betulla Burning Pizzeria Napoletana 7:00-9:00pm

Friday, September 27, 2019
Registration 8:00am-8:30am; Presentation 8:30am-4:15pm

Venue: Ramada Prince George, 444 George Street, Prince George, BC V2L 1R6

Group Rate on accommodation at Ramada Prince George:
• Premiere 1 King Bed Room at $125/night (taxes and fees applicable).
• Book by August 30, 2019: Call 1.250.563.0055 / Toll Free 1.800.830.8833, or email reservations@ramadaprincegeorge.com, mentioning the group name "Chartered Professional in Human Resources BC & Yukon", or group code "CGPG_1537".

CPD Hours: 9.0
Enquiries: Questions about registration or receipt can be directed to pd@cphrbc.ca.

Should you have any questions regarding workshops in your region, please contact Tim Read, Member Relations Manager at tread@cphrbc.ca.

Betulla Burning  Betulla Burning

Northern Symposium Social at Betulla Burning
September 26th at 7:00-9:00 pm | 1253 3rd Avenue, Prince George

Join us for a social reception-style dinner from Betulla Burning Pizzeria Napoletana.
Connect with informal networking activities, meet Symposium speakers, relax and enjoy after day one of Symposium

Stand-alone tickets are available for non-Symposium guests! See fees details below.


Don't miss your chance to SAVE!
10% discount offered per two* registrants from the same organization, when registered at the same time.
Note: Manual Registration for both registrants is required in order to be eligible for the discount.

Fees/Registration Deadline

Early Bird
(by Aug 30)

(by Sep 20)

Student & Retired Member
Social Event

(Optional add-on or stand-alone ticket)

 $  N/A

 $  30.00

All pricing excludes applicable taxes. HST/GST # 119446714
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.


Thursday, September 26th
12:00 - 1:00 pm /
1:00 - 1:15 pm
Registration at Ramada Hotel / Welcome
1:15 - 2:00 pm
Opening Keynote:
Criminal Background Checks – Hiring with Confidence in Canada and Abroad

• Iain Murray, Regional Sales Director, Sterling
HR Competency:
• Workforce Planning and Talent Management
2:00 - 2:15 pm Coffee Break
2:15 - 3:30 pm
Case Law Update
• Adriana Wills, Harris & Company LLP
HR Competency:
• Labour & Employment Relations
3:30 - 3:45 pm Coffee Break
3:45 - 5:00 pm
Cultivating a Learning Organization -
Why Experiential Learning and Emotional Intelligence Need to Be A Part of Your Employee Training

• Carolyn Stern, EI Experience
HR Competency:
• Learning & Development
• Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace
5:00 pm Closing of Day 1
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Northern Symposium Social (optional)
Betulla Burning Pizzeria Napoletana
1253 3rd Avenue, Prince George
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Friday, September 27th
8:00 - 8:35 am
Registration at Ramada Hotel
8:35 - 10:15 am
Northern HR & Business Leaders Panel
HR Competency:
• Strategy
10:15 - 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:45 am
Breakout Session:
Employee Fulfillment: The Future of Attracting and Retaining the Best People
• Colin Pal, Stillness Labs
Breakout Session:
Duty to Accommodate
• Adriana Wills, Harris & Company LLP
HR Competency:
• Strategy

• Labour & Employment Relations
• Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace
  IMPORTANT: Space is limited for each Breakout Session. Be sure to select the session during the registration process.
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 pm
Breakout Session:
Tacofino: A Case Study on Diversity and Inclusion
• Taylor Chobotiuk, CPHR, Tacofino
Breakout Session
HR Technology and Common Pitfalls
• Brenda Rigney, CPHR
HR Competency:
• Strategy
• Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace

• Strategy
  IMPORTANT: Space is limited for each Breakout Session. Be sure to select the session during the registration process.
2:15 - 2:30 pm Coffee Break
2:30 - 4:00 pm
Closing Keynote Presentation
Details to be announced soon!
HR Competency: TBD
4:00 - 4:15 pm Thank you and Closing