2015 Workplace in Motion Summit
The world is changing… are you?
The 2015 Workplace in Motion Summit took place on April 16, 2015 in Toronto. Please see the Queen's University IRC 2015 Workplace in Motion Summit Proceedings for the findings from the Summit. You can also read the following article for a general recap and pictures from the event: Getting Ahead of the Shift: Summit Inspires Thoughtful Conversations About the Changing World of Work.
Join your colleagues for invigorating conversations about how we can reinvent our organizations to accelerate talent development, amplify learning and thrive in the future economy.
The Queen’s IRC 2015 Workplace in Motion Summit will explore key trends in technology, global competition, generational flux and the knowledge economy. The day will include valuable opportunities to network with colleagues, discover what pioneering organizations are doing to connect and leverage talent, and learn what you can do to thrive in the new world at work.
The era of centralized governing systems and hierarchies is over. Frameworks that worked in the past no longer serve us. To remain relevant and sustainable, a new set of organizational fundamentals is emerging – promoting connectivity, innovation and adaptability.
Imagine an organization where:
- Teams easily connect and collaborate across boundaries
- People contribute to projects that truly excite them
- Success is measured by the ability to learn and innovate
The Summit is ideal for leaders who want to get ahead of the shift. Bring colleagues from OD, HR, LR, as well as current and future leaders to learn and explore together. Your team will leave inspired and ready to lead change together based on this foundational experience. Your team will leave with new ideas and important questions to help shape your organization’s future.
Summit Hosts and Leaders:
The Summit Hosts and Leaders are Paul Juniper, Brenda Barker Scott, Françoise Morissette, Diane Locke and Anne Grant. Their bios can be found in the “Facilitators and Speakers” tab below.
Guest Speakers include:
- Brittany Forsyth, Vice President of Human Relations, Shopify
- Bryan Acker, Culture Change Ambassador, TELUS Communications Inc.
- Christine Greco, Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs, Samsung
- Courtney Jolliffe, Resource and Logistics Co-ordinator, We Day, Free the Children
- Hugh Ritchie, Director, Government Relations Program, Office of the President, OpenText
- James Prince, Manager of We Day Retail Distribution and Sales, Consumer Engagement, Me to We
We have attendees from the Government of Ontario, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Sleep Country Canada, Canadian Mental Health Association, CIBC and more. Many of these organizations have taken advantage of group pricing and have registered their teams. Registration numbers are growing daily and new companies are being added regularly.
- Key trends in technology, global competition, generational flux and the knowledge economy
- How pioneering organizations are embracing strategies that access, connect and leverage talent
- Implications for shaping new organizational, HR and LR strategies
- What you can do today to get ahead of the shift
- An inspired team with a shared foundational experience to build a new workplace strategy
- The ability to identify gaps in capabilities, tools & technologies, mindsets, and strategies
- Online resources and forum to continue the conversations
- A new network of professional colleagues
The Workplace in Motion Summit is geared towards human resources, labour relations and organizational development professionals, as well as leaders at all levels in the organization.
Our pricing model makes it easy for you bring a team that can use this foundational experience to reshape your workplace for the future. Your Organizational Team may include colleagues from OD, HR, LR, and leaders at all levels in the organization, from seasoned managers to new recruits. Your team will leave inspired and ready to lead change together based on this foundational experience.
Brenda Barker Scott is a groundbreaker with a passion for creating workplaces that inspire, connect and grow people. Over her twenty-year career in teaching and consulting, Brenda has led ambitious renewal efforts aimed at enhancing innovation and collaboration with provincial governments and agencies, school boards, not-for-profits and private firms.
When working with leadership teams, she combines strong theoretical knowledge with practical methodologies to ensure that the right people are engaged in the right conversations to design robust and workable strategies.
Brenda is co-author of Building Smart Teams: A Roadmap to High Performance (Sage 2004), and is currently undertaking field...
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Paul Juniper (MA, Geography (York); CHRL; SPHR; SHRM-SCP; Honourary Life Member, HRPA) became the sixth Director of the Queen's University Industrial Relations Centre (Queen’s IRC) in 2006. Paul is a leading and respected figure in Canada's HR community, with over 30 years of experience in human resources and association leadership.
Paul is particularly sought for his views on the future of the human resources profession. He speaks regularly at conferences on trends in human resources, and the ways in which individuals and their organizations can continue to raise the bar on HR. Paul developed and designed the Queen’s IRC Advanced HR Certificate to meet the increasingly complex professional development needs of...
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