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CPHR Alberta Bootcamp - Full Day PD - Calgary

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Wednesday , November 06 , 2019 at 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
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November 06, 2019
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Early Bird Member: $149 | Member: $179 | Early Bird Non-Member: $199 | Non-Member: $225 | Student: $99
Calgary - University of Calgary Downtown Campus
Early bird end date: October 23 | Catering is included

*Attending this event counts as 6 CPD hours - please save the confirmation of attendance email for your CPD log. 

*Please review our Cancellation Policy before registering

About the Event

HR Bootcamp is a one day workshop designed to provide a broad base of knowledge to students and emerging HR Professionals. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from experienced Guest Speakers, who will each be covering an aspect of the Competency Framework. Who should attend? New & emerging HR professionals!

About the Sessions

Lesley MacKinnon - Moving Beyond Physical Safety - A Case Study

Moving beyond physical safety is not only an expectation in law; it is now becoming an expectation in our society.  The protection of a worker's psychological health by proactively mitigating the risks associated with psychological injuries.  What does that look like? How do we maintain a worker’s social well-being and foster positive psychological health?   And what is psychological safety?  How does psychological safety impact psychological health?  

This session will explore the relatedness between physical and psychological safety and its impact on the workplace and the psychological health of its workers.   Through a case study, the session will also outline what steps can be taken to move your health and safety programs beyond physical safety and get at the heart (and I mean heart) of what it means to maintain psychological safety and the social wellbeing of workers in our workplaces. 

This presentation will showcase successful practices that have shown to positively impact the mental and social well-being of workers in the workplace.  This session will delve into the challenges, successes and learnings of an employer’s journey to implement the changes to Alberta OHS legislation with respect to psychological health and safety in the context of a healthcare setting.

Learning Objectives

  • • Understanding the impact of psychological health and safety in the workplace
  • • Steps taken to move beyond physical safety
  • • How to maintain psychological safety and social well-being of your workers
  • • Integrating psychological health and safety into an OHS management system

Steven Armstrong - The HR Professional’s Dilemma: Leading When You Have Full Responsibility, But No Authority.  

Discover these learning outcomes:

  • How to ensure everyone knows how they fit into the mission by clarifying your objectives 
  • How to apply proven HR Management skills to the most complex situations to Diagnose the World of Other People
  • How to succeed without authority by partnering with your Boss while influencing your Peers

Megan Van Huizen - Addictions and the Workplace – Working with your employees 

Accommodating employees with addictions or other related disabilities.  This topic is particularly relevant with the legalization of cannabis.  Whether your organization has policies or employee assistance programs already in place to address these issues or you are looking for information to support your own business this session will:

  • give you information on managing or accommodating addictions and other related disabilities
  • address issues and concerns of the risks to the employees and employer

David Dial - Organizational Orienteering: Leaders as Guides 

The session will focus on HR’s role in developing leaders and managers to guide people in achieving both success and fulfilment in the workplace. Balancing success and fulfilment means being able to balance logic and emotions. Central to this is creating a continuous feedback culture. We will explore the importance of emotional intelligence in the workplace, cultivating leadership styles, building trust and reducing anxiety in the workplace. Processes and tools for supporting this will also be discussed.


  • 8:00am - 8:30am - Registration & light breakfast
  • 8:30 am - 8:4 5am - Opening Remarks
  • 8:45 am - 10:15 am - What exactly is psychological safety?
  • 10:15 am - 10:30 am - Break
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm - The HR Professional's Dilemma
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch
  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Organizational Orienteering: Leaders as Guides
  • 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm - Break
  • 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm - Addictions and the Workplace
  • 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm - Closing

Catering will be provided throughout the event!


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