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ROUNDTABLE - The Meaning and Purpose of Land Acknowledgements as a Step in Reconciliation

Date: May 5, 2021
Location: Online

CPD hours: 1.5

Please note Roundtables are exclusively available and free to CPHR BC & Yukon Members. You can find more on becoming a Member on our website.
You have more than likely seen or heard a land acknowledgment or you may have been asked to provide one. In this roundtable, participants will leave with an in-depth knowledge of the meaning and purpose of territorial land acknowledgments and their role as a step towards reconciliation with Indigenous people in Canada. Specifically, we will explore:

• What is a land acknowledgment?
• Why do we do land acknowledgments?
• How do I give an acknowledgment?
• What is my role?

Guest Facilitator: Susanne Thiessen, is an educational leader with over twenty years of success in designing inclusive programming and curriculum and in modelling teaching practices that engage diverse learners in the areas of Indigenous management, cross-cultural leadership, diversity and inclusion, strategic HRM and leadership development.
Roundtable Host: Meredith Campbell-Jess, Manager of Professional and Continuing Studies at Royal Roads University, has a background in learning and training, with over 18 years experience in both private and public sectors. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Human Resources Management from RRU and brings the natural ability to view problems through the eyes of the employee. In her current role, her portfolio includes the for-credit graduate certificate programs and the open enrollment suite of programs. She is continuously planning for improvement and looking for opportunities that foster positive change in organizations. Striving to find innovative possibilities, she loves helping people find opportunities for success and growth.
Roundtable Host: Jackie Connelly, CPHR, Organizational Development and Employee Experience Leader at BC Transit, began her career in human resources at Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) and is currently a member of the People and Culture team at BC Transit. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from UBC and a Post Degree Diploma in Business Administration, Human Resource Management & Leadership Option from Camosun College. Jackie has previously been responsible for transit operator recruitment, launching a new, organization-wide employee recognition program and providing HR generalist advice to a variety of client groups including asset management, IT and finance. In her current role, she plays a key role in managing change by leading and supporting the development and delivery of HR strategies, frameworks, policies and procedures that support and empower people to do their best work.
For more information on the Vancouver Island Roundtable, please contact Meredith Campbell-Jess or Jackie Connelly.
Please pre-register.  You will receive a confirmation immediately and the details about how to access the Zoom call will be sent to you via a calendar invite from Emmalee Gummer by the end of the business day before. 

This Roundtable is available online via Zoom call. 

7:30 - 9:00am Pacific Standard Time

Registration: Please register by the date indicated below.  You will receive a registration confirmation immediately.  The details on how to access the online roundtable will be sent via a calendar invite from Emmalee Gummer by the end of the business day before.
  • Questions about registrations can be directed to Emmalee Gummer Member Relations Coordinator, Vancouver Island
  • Questions about this roundtable can be directed to Carolyne Taylor, Member Relations Manager, Vancouver Island

Registration Deadline - May 4th, 2021 - 4pm   Registration Fee
CPHR Member   Included in Membership
General Member   Included in Membership
Student/Retired Member   Included in Membership
Non-Member   Members only