HR Power Lunch: Collective Bargaining - HR's Role in Managing the Table

Date and Time

Starts:03/07/2024 12:00 PM

Ends:03/07/2024 1:30 PM

Registration Closes:03/06/2024 8:00 AM

Event Type: Webinar Series

1.5 CPD Hour(s)



HRPA Members: Free | Non-Members: $35

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Additional Information

HRPA West Toronto Chapter is pleased to host this HR Power Lunch webinar.

Event Sponsor

Collective bargaining can be an intimidating concept and occurrence. Join us to learn critical strategies for managing the process, relationships, budgets, and expectations. These are vital skills to help HR professionals negotiate an agreement within their mandate while maintaining their mental health.


  • prepare before negotiations start to maximize creativity and meaningful discussions
  • focus on the interests and not the issues
  • manage the expectations of their team, the Union, and their boss


12:00PM Welcome & Introductions
12:05PM Guest Speaker
1:30PM Event Concludes


Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator Tammy Williams at

Speaker bio(s)
Susan Haywood, CHRP, CHRL, Managing Partner

Sue is an Associate Professor at the Smith School of Business at Queen's University and the President and Founder of HR Blueprints consulting firm. She has served as chief negotiator for many tables in provincial and federal jurisdictions and the public and private sectors. Recognized for demonstrating a natural aptitude for strengthening HR business practices in line with company values and existing legislation, as well as for championing diversity & inclusion and employee wellness and driving business profitability through a people-first approach, it is Sue's creativity and problem-solving abilities that set her apart. She is also a mom to a son and passionate about rescuing and adopting Great Danes - a hobby her family reluctantly supports but does not encourage.