Barrie and District - Is Succession Planning Dead

Date and Time

Starts:11/30/2021 6:30 PM

Ends:11/30/2021 8:00 PM

Registration Closes:11/29/2021 11:59 PM

Event Type: Webinar

1.5 Hours Hour(s)



Members: Free or Optional $5 donation | Non-members: $30 + HST


Additional Information

Event Sponsor

Succession Planning has held a promise of enhancing the use of internal staffing and reduction of recruitment costs to increase enterprise efficiency, stability, and viability. The relevant question at present is: Is this a reality today or is Succession Planning Dead?


  1. The role and usefulness of HR Planning Tools
  2. Applying a critical perspective to HR Planning Tools
  3. Alternatives to succession planning



6:30 pm – Welcome and Introductions

6:35 pm – Presentation and Q&A

8:00 pm - Event Concludes


Registration Closes

Monday November 29, 2021 at 12:00 pm.


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Speaker – Ruben Benmergui

Ruben Benmergui CHRP, CHRL has spent 40 years as an HR Professional in both Public and Private settings. He holds a Master of Industrial Relations Degree from Queen's University, and a Master of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University.  He is a member of the Ottawa Chapter and served 12 terms on the HRPA Board.

Throughout his career as a practitioner, consultant, public speaker, and author, Ruben felt that his travails on a variety of professional and workplace issues, were akin to the circus act (now politically incorrect) of wrestling a giant bear. While the struggle is sometimes symbolic and harmless, as in collective bargaining and its conflict rituals, to real-time "discussions" with difficult managers (meritorious of danger pay on the part of HR Professionals in some instances), this struggle has occasionally resulted in the odd wound and involuntary lick but is seldom fatal. The Bear knows the limits of its aggression. And this wrestling takes place, while a wide audience of "stakeholders" looks on, and sometimes cheers for HR, but many times for the Bear.