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Meet Canada's leading human resource and management experts! IPM, in conjunction with the Association of Professional Recruiters of Canada, the Canadian Management Professionals Association and the Canadian Association of Assessment Specialists, holds regular chapter events, workshops and conferences featuring recognized national industry expert speakers.

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Dan Palayew



Erin Durant



Brian Sartorelli



Sarah Bunder



Kathie Lynas



Jacqueline Throop-Robinson




Register three (3) participants from the same organization at the same time and a fourth participant attends FREE of charge.


IPM's Chapter Meetings & Workplace Events

Management Tools for Today's Workplace

Ottawa Full Day Conference



Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hours: 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. (Continental breakfast served at 8:30a.m.)

Location: Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, 150 Albert St., Ottawa

Topics and Speakers:

Legal Update: Performance Management & Discipline in the Workplace presented by Dan Palayew, LL.B., Partner/ Regional Leader, Labour & Employment Group and Erin Durant, JD, Associate, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

WSIB, Social Media and Investigations Update: What Employers Need to Know presented by Brian Sartorelli, President, Investigative Risk Management and Sarah Bunder, C.C.I.I., OSINT Specialist, Investigative Risk Management

Top 10 Barriers to Effective Writing in the Workplace and How to Overcome Them presented by Kathie Lynas, Principal Consultant, Kathie Lynas Communications

Sign In Your Teams: Connect, Collaborate and Create with Ease presented by Jacqueline Throop-Robinson, CEO, Spark Engagement

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Register three (3) participants from the same organization at the same time and a fourth participant attends FREE of charge.

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Legal Update: Performance Management & Discipline in the Workplace

Performance management includes activities which ensure that goals are consistently being met in an effective and efficient manner. Developing the right performance management system is a challenge for most organizations because there are so many elements critical to the process. Progressive discipline, if used properly, can be a vital management tool.

Topics covered in this legal update include:

- An overview of the fundamental principles of performance management
- Developing a performance management model and implementing SMART goals
- The basic legal concepts for imposing discipline in unionized and non-unionized workplaces
- The importance of progressive discipline and proper documentation
- Performance management and probationary employees

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WSIB, Social Media and Investigations Update: What Employers Need to Know

This session will provide information on recent developments in the areas of WSIB, Social Media and other corporate investigations.

Obtain valuable insights on:

• Using Social Media in conjunction with WSIB/LTD investigations, attendance management, pre-employment, intelligence and background investigations
• A review of WSIB case law and admissibility
• At what point in the process do you retain a professional investigator, who should know about the investigation and what do you look for when hiring

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Top 10 Barriers to Effective Writing in the Workplace and How to Overcome Them

Strong writing skills are critical in today’s workplace. When your written communications are clear, concise and focused on both your audience and business needs, decision-making and productivity are improved.

Given that so much business is conducted electronically and organizations are leaner, communicating through writing is a part of most our jobs. Yet, while we have strong expertise related to our organizational responsibilities, many of us have received no formal training in writing. We often unknowingly erect barriers to understanding in our written communications – and the result is confusion and frustration for our readers.

In this presentation, you will learn about the 10 most common barriers that writers create for their readers and the easy-to-apply techniques that overcome them. You will gain knowledge about ways to strengthen every aspect of your writing – from word choice and tone, to sentence structure and narrative flow – to help you communicate to your managers, colleagues and clients with more efficiency, clarity and impact.

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Sign In Your Teams: Connect, Collaborate and Create with Ease

Take your teams and leaders beyond the basics. Our focus is your success, whether you have a problem to solve or an idea to build.

In today's world, teams are much different than years ago. The traditional "team in a box" no longer serves organizations as well. More often individuals are interacting with people from within their own workplace, other organizations and communities. There is value and strength in being able to easily transition and adapt to each new interaction.

In this very interactive session, discover the Golden Rule of Collaboration at work, build on ideas with proven techniques, deal with people who create barriers and work with mistakes. Obtain practical tools and techniques for everyday use and work with others constructively. Learn how to take your team to the next level and how to apply these principles in both your professional and personal lives.

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