On-Demand Webcast: Building the HR Profession for the Public Interest

Date and Time

Starts:05/15/2018 8:00 AM

Ends:05/15/2056 8:00 AM

1 Hour Hour(s)




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This program is designed to engage a broad range of participants, consumers, investors, sponsors, like-minded professionals and the public-at-large to the astounding need for HR Professionals to Build their Profession. Accountants have audits, valuations, filings, and due diligence to validate their work. Lawyers have motions, contracts, statutes and judgements. Qualified HR Professionals have relied on goodwill and individual respect for far too long. 

Participants in this program will learn the 'why', 'who', 'what', 'when', 'where' and 'how' of moving this government mandated, Tier 1 Profession forward – aggressively and confidently, for the betterment of all, particularly the public. Each and every HR Professional has a role to play in this journey, and this program is designed to engage them, and everyone else, in supporting the fulfillment of this astounding need. 

The program makes the case that HR Professionals, and everyone else, need to 'demand better' from themselves in building the HR Profession, in the public interest. The program continues on to identify opportunities, explore appropriate and inappropriate messaging thereof, identify recognized qualifications, provide concrete examples of 'Baking in the Need' for qualified HR professionals, and debrief webinar participant suggestions for additional opportunities to demonstrate the value within, and more importantly, beyond the HR Profession. 


Learning objectives:

  • Recognizing the need for Profession Building in HR, in the Public Interest
  • Identifying opportunities to Build the Profession in day-to-day work, and more broadly, in the Public Interest
  • Appropriate messaging of the need for 'qualified HR Professionals' in specific situations
  • Confirming the definition of a 'qualified HR Professional' in Ontario
  • Avoiding harmful or inappropriate messaging of the need for 'qualified HR Professionals'
  • 'Baking In' professional qualification requirements within the messaging of the need for 'qualified HR professionals'
  • Three (3) examples of 'Baking In' the need for 'qualified HR professionals'
  • Participant suggestions for additional 'Baking In' the need opportunities
  • Discussion / debrief of appropriate additional opportunities identified during the webinar


Who should attend?

  • Human Resources Consultants, independent or affiliated with a firm
  • Human Resources Executives, Leaders, Directors and Senior Managers
  • Governance Experts and Consultants; public, private, association, not-for-profit or otherwise
  • Lawyers, Accountants, and Management Consultants
  • Government Regulators and Managers; federal, provincial, and municipal
  • Pension Funds and Private Equity Investors
  • Academics in any Management or Public Administration discipline
  • Instructors and course designers in management disciplines
  • Small and Medium Business Owners, Executives, and Entrepreneurs
  • Business Incubators interested in the Future of Learning and Work
  • International HR Association representatives interested in advancing their Profession

Speaker bio(s)
Alex Gallacher, CHRP, CHRL, CHRE, Managing Director

Alex, a founder of ENGAGE HR™, is a leader who aligns people with organizational strategies. Alex’s sector experience includes: Banking, Professional Services, Retail, Not-for-Profit, Public Sector, Energy Services, Franchise Operations and Manufacturing. Alex has had extensive experience in all aspects of human resources, including extensive executive recruitment in financial services organizations, compensation at all levels, succession planning and employee relations to name but a few. He also has a strong background in the people components of financial and corporate governance, helping put strategy, structure and people in place to ensure accountability, responsibility and results for employees, executive teams, and board members.

In addition to leading organizational effectiveness efforts for more than twenty years, he has also led significant 'not-for-profit' boards and creates ongoing alliances that add value to clients beyond the services ENGAGE HR™ provides directly. Alex teaches Human Resources Management, Leadership and Employment Law for some of Canada's top universities, in Canada and overseas when time permits.

Alex received an MBA in Human Resources Management from the Faculty of Management, McGill University. He also holds Certifications in Executive Leadership, and HR Management, from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; and, in Advanced Executive Management from the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Alex has achieved the Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) designation from the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPA).

Alex is a past Board Member, having served as Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee and the Governance & Nominating Committees for HRPA. Alex also holds an ICD.D designation, and continues his governance work with a range of clients. He also coaches hockey within the Mississauga Hockey League.