Sarnia and District: PD Event - Talk Less + Say More: Reset How Managers Communicate with Their Staff

Date and Time

Starts:11/09/2021 8:00 AM

Ends:11/09/2021 9:30 AM

Registration Closes:11/08/2021 8:00 AM

Event Type: Webinar

1.5 CPD Hour(s)



HRPA Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-Members: $30


Additional Information

Event Sponsor

What happens to staff who 'get by' with managers who rarely communicate? Over time, high-performing employees can go from thriving to barely surviving. Many leaders are unaware the human brain craves the connection only a conversation can give. Let's help our leaders reframe the value of workplace communication. In this session speaker Janet Hueglin Hartwick shares the Four Sparks of Success and review easy tips to promote meaningful dialogue that builds social trust. We will learn to debunk old-fashioned "professional" communication tips; discover the value of speaking to a team member's "mental gatekeeper"; and help our managers decode what an employee wants to hear. We will also check-in with our own needs and receive ideas on how to reintroduce HR as a helpful business partner.

The slide deck and recordings for this event are NOT being shared post-event therefore you will need to attend this virtual event live at the date and time indicated above.


8:00 AM - Welcome and Introductions

8:05 AM - Speaker Presentation

9:30 AM - Event Concludes

Registration Closes: November 8, 2021 at 8:00 AM.

Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator Bobbi-Lyn Smith at

Learning Objectives:

1. Improve labour and employee relations by debunking old-fashioned "professional" communication tips.
2. Improve organizational effectiveness by discovering the value of speaking to a team member's "mental gatekeeper"
3. Improve relationship management by helping your managers decode what an employee wants to hear. Receive pre-written key messages to
navigate challenging conversations.

Learning & Giving Back!  As suggested by HRPA members and as part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, HRPA has identified Indspire and Black Youth Helpline as recommended charities. Should you wish to support please select the $5 donation option upon checkout. Thank you!

Speaker bio(s)
Janet Hueglin Hartwick, President

Janet Hueglin Hartwick inspires professionals to become confident and effective communicators. She is the founder of Conversations@Work, a first of its kind communications training program that promotes mental fitness and resilience. Over the course of her career, Janet has motivated leaders in many sectors, from the public service to municipal government and from agriculture organizations to trade associations. Janet is also the President of Soilleirich Communications Group, a consultancy that specializes in corporate and employee communications. Her work has been recognized with 12 national awards in the areas of corporate communications, advertising and government relations.