Halifax Full Day Conference
Today's Critical Issues in Employment Law
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Hours: 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. (Continental breakfast served at 8:30a.m.)
Location: Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel, 15 Spectacle Lake Drive, Dartmouth
Topics and Speakers:
Today’s Critical Issues in Employment Law presented by Michael Murphy, J.D., Associate, McInnes Cooper, Halifax
Succession Planning: Make it Work! presented by Tony Case, PhD, Senior Consultant, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette
Mindfulness at Work: Training our Minds to Pay Attention presented by Michelle Lane, Leadership Catalyst & Principal, Vibrant Leaders
Power Through that Laundry List: Steer your teams to project delivery! presented by Judith Richardson, CEO & Principal, PONO Consultants International and Cynthia Giles, Founder & CEO, Capstone Project Solutions Inc.
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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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Today’s Critical Issues in Employment Law
This session will provide an overview of recent developments in three major areas that impact your organization.
• Workplace harassment and bullying
Workplace harassment and bullying can have many targets, take many forms and often be “invisible”. However, the negative workplace effects of harassment and bullying aren’t invisible: employees often suffer a wide array of physical and psychological effects that spread to broader workplace problems.
- Review the impact of workplace harassment and bullying and how to avoid the costs such conduct generates
- Gain the skills to identify and determine when you should intervene
- Learn how to respond effectively and proactively to meet your legal obligations to provide a safe workplace free of harassment and bullying
-Discover the five key steps to investigate harassment and bullying when it does occur
• Cannabis: A burning topic for every employer
The pending legalization of recreational cannabis is driving the stigma down, and the usage of both recreational and medical cannabis up.
Obtain updates on the latest legal developments around cannabis @ work.
• Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Canada’s latest census numbers are clear: we need workers. Participants will get a brief update on the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and how it’s helping Atlantic Canadian employers hire the employees they need.
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Succession Planning: Make it Work!
Why do it?
Organizations must ensure that they aren’t losing the expertise and knowledge of top talent when they leave. Succession planning is different than having an immediate replacement plan. Having a good plan in place also decreases risk of the organization by being able to provide the same level of business to your clients and stakeholders.
Succession planning takes time to develop and perfect. Review the list of things to be done to achieve your goals. Discuss how to design your plan so it aligns with your business strategy and it is made to be just as important. You’ll gain better understanding on whom to approach when and how to get buy-in from top tier management.
This planning process usually takes longer than you think and should be treated as important as any other organizational goal. Obtain insights on how other organizations have succeeded in developing the right plan and key factors to success. Discover simple tools to get started now.
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Mindfulness at Work: Training our Minds to Pay Attention
Our minds naturally wander- we do it about 50 percent of our waking moments. Add the reality of external distraction in our volatile and hyper-connected 24/7 world to the equation, and it’s easy to appreciate why our ability to focus and pay attention is under such tremendous pressure. Notably, the costs are mounting in our personal health and wellbeing, as well as our overall ability to be effective in our personal and professional lives. For leaders and organizations, the impact on executive functioning skills such as problem-solving and decision making, to name but two, are areas worthy of focus and attention.
Our minds, just as our muscles, can be trained. The practice of mindfulness and the capacity it offers to cultivate present moment awareness without judgement or emotional reactivity provides an opportunity to train our minds to pay attention. In the process, we strengthen our ability to pay attention in a mindful way and learn to more readily return to focus on the task at hand when our minds wander.
In this interactive session, discover the art and science of mindfulness, highlight some of the research findings about its impact in the workplace and experience a few simple ways of exploring and applying mindfulness – for yourselves and your organizations.
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Power Through that Laundry List: Steer your teams to project delivery!
Picture a cluttered desk, full inbox and harried team member-doing their best to keep up. Does that sound like you or any of your colleagues?
Regardless of your situation or workplace, you will learn to guide your teams to actively and clearly deliver their projects. You will get some real-life inspiration and tools to power through your laundry list of to-do's with clarity, focus and purpose.
In this dynamic interactive session, discover how to apply some of the principles and processes of Project Management and Change Management to simplify tasks, take control and simply empty your inbox!
• Explore the 3 essentials of managing projects and apply to everyday to-do lists
• Draw on your power to influence, inspire and develop collaborative skills and strength
• Examine the role of leaders as change agents and catalysts for organizational growth
• Befriend “resistance” to change
• Discuss strategies for developing a results-focused organizational culture
Click here for information on Judith Richardson
Click here for information on Cynthia Giles