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ROUNDTABLE - Generalist - Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: First-hand experiences from an HR Leader

April 5, 2023
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CPD hours: 1.5
Roundtables are exclusively available and free for CPHR BC & Yukon Members. These events are peer-to-peer discussions 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.

April's Topic: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: First-hand experiences from an HR Leader

Please join us on April 5th as we hear from our guest, Shannon Parker, CPHR (she/her) and 2021 CPHR Rising Star Finalist on her experiences working with equity, diversity and inclusion in two very different organizations: previously as Director, People & Culture at FreshWorks Studio and now as Assistant Director, Talent Consultant at Ernst & Young LLP. Shannon will share her first-hand experiences on supporting leaders in a Canadian-based tech environment to embrace and expand on their EDI efforts, and now how she is seeing EDI demonstrated at amultinational professional services partnership.

Shannon Parker
Roundtable Guest Facilitator: Shannon Parker, CPHR, is the Assistant Director, Talent Consultant, Consulting at Ernst & Young LLP. Her background includes experience in team building, performance management, DEI, compensation & benefits, recruitment and selection, and the training and development of people in a variety of settings that has included the private sector, not-for-profits, and post-secondary institutions. She holds her CPHR designation and is currently working as a Talent Consultant with EY Canada and contributes to the local community as a Mentor in Locelle’s Mentor Moments program and an Advisor with iWIST. Shannon is passionate about creating an inspiring, exciting and supportive environment that helps individuals develop their skills and reach their career goals. Outside of work, you can find her fishing and boating through the Gulf Islands, or socializing over music bingo and jigsaw puzzles.
Roundtable Host: Meredith Campbell-Jess, HR Consultant and Executive Coach at TallSky Consulting Group, has a background in learning and training, with over 20 years' experience in both private and public sectors. She holds Graduate Certificates in both Executive Coaching and Strategic Human Resources Management from Royal Roads University. Meredith specializes in supporting managers, executives, professionals, and teams focus on opportunities to foster positive change in themselves and the organizations they are part of. Her holistic and empowering approach brings clarity, direction, and positive support for her clients. Striving to find innovative possibilities, she loves helping people find opportunities for success and growth, with an ultimate end goal of satisfaction and success for all involved. 
Roundtable Host: Jackie Connelly (she/her), CPHR, Manager, People & Diversity at Doctors of BC has been recognized and awarded by her peers as an integrity-driven human resources (HR) professional. She began her career in HR in 2012 at Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE), then advised leaders and managed both change and the development and delivery of HR strategy in a multi-union environment at BC Transit, and is now in a People & Strategy leadership role at Doctors of BC. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from UBC and a Post Degree Diploma in Business Administration, Human Resource Management & Leadership from Camosun College. Whether through equity, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, recognition, policy or change management, she believes in being a champion of change and enhancing employee experience as the foundation to organizational success.
For more information on this 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 Time - Vancouver

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 - April 4th, 2023 - 3pm   Registration Fee
CPHR Member   Included in Membership
General Member   Included in Membership
Student/Retired Member   Included in Membership
Non-Member   Members only  

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