Peel: Becoming Future-Ready: How to Bridge the Skills Gap

Date and Time

Starts:01/26/2022 6:00 PM

Ends:01/26/2022 7:30 PM

Registration Closes:01/24/2022 11:59 PM

Event Type: Webinar

1.5 CPD Hour(s)



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


Additional Information

Event Sponsor

Formal education and training are no longer enough to prepare talent for the future of work. Prior to COVID-19, globally, one in five were not employed, in education or training (NEET), with 75% of NEETs being women (ILO). The pandemic has only exasperated the skills gap. This workshop will explore: top skills emerging talent need for the future, how to counter the impact of COVID-19 on future of work, build inclusive hiring pipelines, and strategies to train and optimize the performance of the incoming workforce.

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“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)
Kelly Lovell

Kelly Lovell, an acclaimed Youth Mobilizer and Social Entrepreneur, is bridging the gap between business and community to create opportunities for the next generation to thrive. She is a 16-time award-winning thought leader, 3-time TEDx speaker, and CEO of Lovell Corporation and My Effect Inc. As one of Canada’s premier youth consultancy firms, Lovell Corporation helps businesses develop effective youth marketing and millennial employee retention strategies. Putting Lovell Corporation’s youth insights into action, My Effect Inc. is a Waterloo-based social enterprise that specializes in ICT and data solutions that help organizations engage the next generation through social action. As the first ever small-medium sized enterprise to become a Collaborating Partner of Impact 2030, MyEffect’s current focus is tracking skill-based volunteering and social impact achievements that advance the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Blockchain and AI are core components for MyEffect. Specifically, we are exploring optimal ways to use blockchain to document and measure the socio-environmental impact of volunteering and social entrepreneurship activities. Featured by Forbes, INC., Globe & Mail, FOX News, and Entrepreneur, Kelly Lovell is sought out for her expertise in engaging Millennials and Generation Z. Her international networks reach youth influencers across 59+ countries and she is ranked among the top 0.1% of online influencers on the topics of entrepreneurship, innovation, and youth mobilization (Klout). World's youngest Senior Policy Advisor for the W20/G20 Digital Disruptors Team and part of the Blockchain for Impact (associated with the UN). Having met with Heads of State and B20/G20 world leaders, Lovell is often enlisted to discuss the needs of the next generation and create action plans that improve youth employment and social entrepreneurship outcomes. Most recently at 23 years old, Lovell became Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Young Leader of 2016 — a prestigious award that celebrates youth leaders from Commonwealth countries that are making a profound difference in the communities. In June 2016, Lovell personally met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace and discussed strategies to improve youth prosperity throughout the Commonwealth of Nations. At its core, Lovell’s work is rooted in creating opportunities for youth-led innovation and empowering her peers to reach their full potential. Armed with an unwavering passion and an impressive drive, Lovell has grown her company portfolio to five distinct brands that harness media and technology to provide mentorship, skill-building, and entrepreneurship support for youth. Notable projects include a short documentary film that profiles the stories of exceptional young leaders to combat ageist stereotypes that exist in media; a global education project that introduces students to key problems affecting today’s world through the lens of their peers across 59 different countries; and, a personal development platform that helps youth track the transferable skills they gain from community service and extracurricular leadership. Staying true to her commitment to improving job prosperity for youth, Lovell also provides internships and training to young professionals through her companies, and frequently speaks at conferences on behalf of young leaders to advocate for better employment and innovation opportunities. Her most broadcasted keynote speech, “Finding Success While Staying True to Who You Are”, has been viewed in over 550 cities worldwide and 20 universities. Kelly Lovell is dedicated to making the world a better place through peer-to-peer interaction and social innovation