In today’s fast-moving digital world, taking the time to pause and attend a conference or tradeshow can seem like unnecessary effort. With so many amazing resources available online, is it worth the investment? Social media, online forums and webinars are all great tools to connect with and learn from peers, experts and influencers but there’s no substitute for the unique opportunity of networking, fun and learning gained by attending a real event.
Here are just some of the benefits you can expect to gain:
- Learn from the best
Most conferences will have industry experts and influencers for you to learn from through workshops or keynote addresses. These first-hand experiences can be invaluable to both you and your organization. You’ll get to see real-life use cases, be able to ask questions that are specific to your business challenges, discover new ideas learn best practices.
- Stay on top of trends;
The world of HR is always changing and there are always new things to learn and apply. From strategies, innovations to new legislation, you can gain exposure to new ideas that could be implemented in your own business and prepare for “what’s next”.
- Increase efficiencies;
Conferences are full of exhibitors looking to help you update your technology, benefits and services for your employees. In any company, there’s always room for improvement and by leveraging the latest technology and service offerings you can be more effective and efficient at work, keeping your company ahead of the curve.
- Network and enjoy yourself;
Let’s be honest, conferences are often packed with listening and learning, but there is always time to relax and meet your peers and create meaningful relationships. Sometimes this more casual setting is the perfect environment for sharing ideas, connecting with like-minded folk and building new relationships.
So now that we’ve changed your mind about attending conferences: here are some insights into the top Canadian HR events of 2019, so you can decide the ones that are the best fit for you and your organization.
1. HRPA – January 30th-31st / Feb 01st – Toronto
This year’s conference explores the Work Climate – the shared perceptions, mood, and attitudes about an organization. In an environment that’s increasingly driven by automation and a diverse workforce, learn how to create positive work climates that enable people’s potential to thrive while improving business value. Keynote speakers who are not to missed include: Tarana Burke,
Social Activist & Founder of #MeToo Movement and Cy Wakeman, Drama Researcher, Business Consultant & New York Times Bestselling Author plus many more.
2. Tomorrow’s Workplace Today – February 21st – Montreal
Now more than ever, change is constant. Workplaces are morphing, growing and evolving at every turn. The old rules no longer apply, and all you can expect is the unexpected. It’s a work environment that calls for a whole new brand of leadership – one that is fluid, adaptive, and above all, human. Join other leaders at a unique, one-day experiential event that will help you hone your skills and develop new ones to usher your organization into this new, exciting age. Topics to be discussed range from conscious leadership and redefining health in the workplace to rethinking the traditional corporate system.
Speakers include Lennie Moreno, Founder & CEO of Sofdesk, Michael Newton, FCPA, FCA, Managing Partner at Fuller Landau and many more!
3. HRTech MTL – April 3rd-4th – Montreal
HR Tech Montreal is an annual conference focusing on the newest state of the art innovations in HR technologies. Seasoned industry professionals, leading technology providers, elite HR consulting firms all under one roof! Learn how technology can be customized for every business whether you’re a small startup or large corporation. Speakers include; Jean-Baptiste Audrerie, Practice Leader, HR Transformation & Technologies at HR Horizons Inc, Fouad Benyoub, Product Director at CGI and many more!
4. HRTech Summit TO – June 18th-19th – Toronto
This event features a contemporary trade expo, interactive workshops, thought-leadership interviews and engaging activities with over 1500 HR Professionals and Technology innovators. You will learn about unparalleled innovation in AI and machine learning, automation, blockchain, HR analytics, D&I tech and much more! 2019 Speakers TBC.
5. CRHA – October 8th-9th – Montreal
The CRHA event is a French language event in Montreal featuring nearly 1500 passionate professionals in human resources management, industrial relations and organizational development. Always connected to the latest trends, the CRHA event offers major conferences, peer development, workshops, labs, and much more! 2019 Speakers TBC.
6. HR Management Institute – November 3rd – 5th – Muskoka
IPMI Institutes are unique, invitation only events made up of pre-scheduled, private business consultations between senior corporate executives and a cross section of leading service providers with cutting edge capabilities. The event really stands out in their ability to develop thought provoking roundtable discussions, interactive Think-tank sessions, innovative case studies and best in class keynote presentations providing critical information exchange to enhance the performance of your business. If you are lucky enough to receive an invitation to this event, take advantage of the amazing networking and learning opportunity. 2019 Speakers TBC.
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