The Talent Series

Shape the future of your business with this series of 4 HR workshops! It focuses on the tools you need to implement and cultivate a highly productive and cohesive team. These workshops feature industry professionals that will discuss leading edge techniques in a hands-on, interactive setting.

This series is for:

> Small businesses
> Businesses starting up or expanding

NOT recommended for:

> HR Professionals
> Consultants


Feb 19th


Marilyn Owston, TrendLine Consulting Services
Special Guest: Emily Lauzon, International & Community Matchmaker - Northern Policy Institute

This interactive workshop will provide the tools and techniques necessary to structure their recruitment process, improve accuracy, and ensure objectivity in evaluating candidates, and to, ultimately, help them select the right person for the right job.


Feb 26th


Kristen Cumming, Cantos Performance Management

Concerned about onboarding and team performance? This session presents a straightforward, model for workforce engagement that can be applied to recruitment, screening, orientation, and performance management.


About Kristen Cumming

Kristen Cumming's career is focused on improving the connection between people and their work. Her 20 years’ experience in career development and human resources is complemented by a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Education degree in Workplace and Adult Learning. Kristen instructed for eight years with the Bachelor of Management Business Economics program at the University of Alberta – Augustana Campus and for the past 20 years operated a successful consulting practice through which she serves as a speaker, facilitator, and trainer on recruitment and retention, leadership and execution.


Mar 5th


José Tolovi Neto, Great Place to Work® Canada
Special Guest: Stacey Strey, Open Mind Interiors

José will present on what makes great workplaces and the power of Trust to drive performance. Dive deep into the business benefits (ROI) of a high-trust culture and engaged employees. We’ll look at best practices, and global trends from across industry.


About José Tolovi Neto

José Tolovi Neto is the Managing Partner for Great Place to Work® Institute in Canada. Before starting this position in 2009, he was a Partner and the Vice President of our Brazilian affiliate, where he is still a board member. Jose also serves as a member of GPTW’s Global Advisory Board and sits on the board of directors of GPTW France, Spain and Mexico.

José has been studying the characteristics of high-trust work cultures for over 10 years and uses this experience to help companies create and sustain great working environments. He has been a guest speaker at several conferences and seminars and is frequently asked to contribute to a variety of business and HR management publications. Prior to joining the Institute, José was a senior business executive in the technology industry, having worked for organizations such as Microsoft and EDS in Brazil, England, Germany and Spain. He holds Bachelor and Graduate degrees in business management from FGV (ranked Latin America’s top business school). José has two young daughters and lives with his family in Toronto.


Mar 12th


Pam Ross, Blue Rebel Works

Pam will give your business the tools it needs to develop and maintain an engaging business culture. These include low and no-cost strategies and actionable tactics that you can bring back to your company and start propelling a cultural transformation.


About Pam Ross

I decided many years ago that if I was going to spend a third of my life at work, it better be awesome! In 2011, I finally worked up the courage to leave my HR gig in the corporate world and started Blue Rebel (then called Pam Ross Consulting) with a vision to improve people’s lives by making work awesome. I love combining my natural strength in developing cutting edge, creative ideas with the pragmatic, operational approach I used in the corporate world.



Innovator Members - $20 per session (plus HST and includes lunch)

General - $30 per session (plus HST and includes lunch)

8:00 am to 12:00 pm
2400 Nipigon Rd.


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