Thousand Islands Chapter: Wrestling the Bear: Lessons Learned in 40 years in HR/LR

Date and Time

Starts:11/30/2022 5:30 PM

Ends:11/30/2022 8:00 PM

Registration Closes:11/23/2022 8:00 AM

Event Type: Professional Development

1.5 Hour(s)

Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront 1 Johnson Street Kingston, Ontario


HRPA Members: $35 + tax | Non-Members: $ 70+ tax

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Additional Information

Cancellation Policy: If less than three-(3) business days notice is provided: The member will be charged a $30 no show fee. Cancellations must be made prior to November 26th to avoid the no show fee. If three (3) or more business days notice is provided: The members registration will be cancelled without penalty.

Any required Proof of Vaccination and/or PPE safety protocols for this in-person event will be shared closer to the event date.

Event Sponsor

An HRM Perspective from someone who has lived through the evolution and progression of HR Professional Practice. Insight into what may be ahead and its positive and challenging professional challenges.

Both those at the cusp of a new career in HR as well as “seasoned Professionals” will benefit from the Speaker’s experience and HR journey over 45+ years in the Profession.

Learning Objectives
1. Then and Now;
2. Birth and Legacy of the HR Profession
3. Future challenges in HR Management


5:30 PM - Networking
6:00 PM - Dinner 
6:30 PM - Speaker Presentation
8:00 PM - Event Concludes

Registration closes November 23, 2022 @ 8:00 AM

Registration Difficulties or Questions? Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator, Rebecca Lauzon at

Speaker bio(s)
Ruben Benmergui, CHRP, CHRL, Owner

RUBEN BENMERGUI BA, MIR, LLM, CHRP, CHRL is a Certified HR Professional and Leader with several years of experience in senior management positions. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University, a Master of Industrial Relations degree from Queen’s University, and a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, of York University. He is an independent Consultant based in Ottawa and also teaches part-time in the Department of Law at Carleton University and the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. He is a published author, speaker, and presenter on HR Management topics and issues, and is a former Board Member of HRPA.