The Balancing Act – How the HRPA is Approaching Hybrid Work

Date and Time

Starts:12/14/2022 12:00 PM

Ends:12/14/2022 1:00 PM

Registration Closes:12/14/2022 11:00 AM

Event Type: Webinar

1 CPD Hour(s)



HRPA Members: Free

Non-Members: $30 + taxes

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In the 2021 HRPA HR Trends Survey, 89% of respondents indicated that they expected their organizations would retain hybrid work practices following the pandemic. With so many organizations adopting hybrid work permanently, HR professionals continue to be called upon to design and implement hybrid work programs, policies and practices that effectively respond to worker expectations while support organizational goals, strategies, and operations. It’s a real balancing act! The HRPA is also a medium-size employer, and so we too grappled with the challenge of hybrid work. Join us for this short, informative, and dare we say, ‘culture changing’ webinar, where the Association’s small-but-mighty HR team of Kris Tierney, Vice-President and Diane Biesinger, Specialist will share their experiences, some lessons learned, and the HRPA’s path forward in its new “Balanced-Hybrid Workplace”.

Key Takeaways:

Attending this webinar to gain insights about how the HRPA is approaching hybrid work through its Balanced-Hybrid Workplace concept. Learn more about:

1. Why “balanced-hybrid”?

2. What is “balanced-hybrid”?

3. Myth-busting and other key factors.

4. The culture conundrum.

5. Change leadership approach.

6. Looking ahead.

Speaker bio(s)
Kristina Tierney, CHRP, CHRL, Vice-President, HR and Learning

Kris Tierney is the Vice-President of Human Resources and Learning at the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), Ontario’s regulator of the Human Resources profession. In her role, she provides strategic leadership to the Association’s professional development and learning programming for the HRPA’s more than 24,000 students and members; as well as serving as a member of the executive leadership team providing expertise in the areas of people, culture and HR strategy.

Kris is a passionate HR and business executive who believes that outstanding businesses run on outstanding workplaces where people and culture are strategic priorities. Kris spent more than 15 years’ leading HR and strategic talent programs in high growth, tech companies in automotive and financial services where she served as a trusted people and culture strategist, advisor and business partner to the C-Suite.

Known for her easy and approachable style, she thrives when helping others live their lives with purpose, belonging and value, and is a sought-after speaker and HR, culture and leadership expert. Kris holds the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designations as awarded by the HRPA.

Diane Biesinger, CHRP, HR & Learning Specialist

Diane Biesinger has more than 20 years of experience in HR and has enjoyed working in a wide range of industries from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Diane holds the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation as awarded by the HRPA. She currently brings her passion for HR to the role of HR & Learning Specialist at the HRPA, where her focus runs the range of the workplace experience for all HRPA employees, “keeping the lights on in HR” and delivering on the association’s strategic initiatives.

Diane is proud that HRPA has been certified as a Great Place to Work by GPTW Canada for the last four years and is looking forward to having that continue and improve. Prior to joining HRPA, she spent six years in the telecommunications space working with companies such as Bell and Rogers, as Director of HR. She is passionate about IDEA (inclusivity, diversity, equity, accessibility) and supporting leaders and staff to promote organizational objectives. Diane likes to bring her whole self to work and is enthusiastic about relationships as she brings a genuine love of people, especially our differences, to her daily interactions.