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Interior Symposium: The Talent Challenge; Recruit, Engage and Retain (Kelowna)

Date: November 8, 2019
Location: Four Points Sheraton

Interior Symposium: The Talent Challenge; Recruit, Engage and Retain

Join us for an interactive experience specifically designed to optimize your organization’s recruitment, engagement and retention through the HR lens.

In an era of ever-changing corporate conditions and an appetite to sustain high quality culture practices, we’ll gather for what promises to be a highly attuned, interactive and action packed morning full of tangible take-aways and perceptual shifting moments, leaving you with the power to recruit, engage and retain in style. This is a symposium not to be missed!
Time: Registration 8:30-9:00am; Presentation 9:00am-12:15pm

Venue: Four Points Sheraton, 5505 Airport Way, Kelowna, BC, V1V 3C3

CPD Hours: 3.0


Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 am
Session 1
9:00 am - 10:00 am
HR Competency
The Talent Challenge: Creating a Culture to Recruit, Engage and Retain the Best
Marlene Higgins, CPHR
Brand Result
Session 2
10:15 am - 11:15 pm
HR Competency
Retention in an Employee's World Shawnee Love, CPHR
Love HR Inc.
Session 3
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
HR Competency
Panel Discussion: A Conversation on Starting with the End in Mind

• Marlene Higgins, CPHR
• Shawnee Love, CPHR
• Terri Eriksen, B.B.A., CPHR (Moderator)

Program Details:

Topic: The Talent Challenge: Creating a Culture to Recruit, Engage and Retain the Best
Presenter: Marlene Higgins, CPHR
Session Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am

Competitive advantage and business results depend more than ever on recruiting, engaging and retaining the "right" talent – people who are highly effective at both leadership and technical skills. But how do we make that happen?

Making theory work has become HR’s biggest challenge. We all know “what” we want to do but "how"? The answer is simpler than we believe.

Join Marlene for an interactive session where she shares key insights having worked with several of Canada's top business leaders.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand what your CEO and CFO need most from HR leadership,
  • Tips on how to make the case for the budget HR needs,
  • Practical steps to turn HR theory into action, and the
  • Key metrics (evidence) to show that it is working.
About the presenter:
Marlene Higgins Marlene Higgins, a 2013 CPHR Award of Excellence for Innovation recipient, has over 20 years experience providing human resources counsel to some of BC’s most notable customer centric organizations; London Drugs, Ritchie Bros Auctioneers, KalTire, Blissco Cannabis and DHX Media. From privately held, family enterprise to publicly traded companies, she has focused teams, executives and CEO’s on four business capitals; people, strategy, execution and cashflow in order to create clarity, energy and alignment.

Topic: Retention in an Employee's World
Presenter: Shawnee Love, CPHR
Session Time: 10:15 - 11:15 am

Retaining employees is good for business, particularly in a challenging economy where demand for employees exceeds supply. We will explore what employees want enabling participants to identify practices and strategies their organizations can employ to retain diverse employees.

In this presentation, you will learn:
  • The motivations which drive employees to join and remain within organizations,
  • How to identify those motivations in your employees, and
  • Specific practices that retain employees.
About the presenter:
Shawnee Love Shawnee Love is the owner of LoveHR, an Okanagan based consulting practice specializing in people, culture and talent management.

Since 2009, the LoveHR team has been helping clients hire and manage their people, developing and delivering skill development training, and providing coaching, advice and creative and practical HR solutions and strategies to organizations on culture and effective people management.

Shawnee is also well known for her speaking, training and blogging on topics relevant to business owners and leaders of teams. For more information, visit her website www.lovehr.ca.

Registration Deadline

Early Bird
(October 18th)

(November 4th







Student &
Retired Member



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