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ROUNDTABLE - Challenging & Overcoming Biases

Date: March 3, 2021
Location: Online

CPD hours: 1.5
Roundtables are exclusively available and free for CPHR BC & Yukon Members. These events are peer-to-peer sharing and members play an active role in sharing knowledge and building community. Confidentiality is requested amongst the members present. Roundtables are not recorded for later viewing.
March Topic: Challenging & Overcoming Biases
This roundtable follows our Black History Month panel and discussion where we began to look at the systemic and overt racism that is sadly still the experience for so many people of colour today. 
We'll consider diversity and how we each can challenge unconscious biases to create long-lasting change and better understand how this plays out in our own organizations and what our next steps can be.

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. Meredith Campbell-Jess
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..
Jackie Connelly, CPHR
For more information on the Vancouver Island Roundtable, please contact Meredith Campbell-Jess or Jackie Connelly.
This roundtable will take place online on Zoom.

7:30am to 9:00am – Pacific Standard Time (PST) – Vancouver
8:30am to 10:00am – Yukon Standard Time (YST) – Whitehorse

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:
  • 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 - March 2, 2021
Registration Fee
CPHR BC & Yukon Members - all categories                   
Included with Membership
Non-Members Members Only