Sarnia and District: * SOLD OUT - WAITLIST ONLY * IN-PERSON ABM plus When Does the HR Professional Say "No". To Manage Risk.

Date and Time

Starts:05/15/2024 5:00 PM

Ends:05/15/2024 8:00 PM

Registration Closes:05/08/2024 8:00 AM

Event Type: Annual Business Meeting

1.5 CPD Hour(s)

Crabby Joe's Petrolia 4236 Petrolia Line Petrolia, ON


HRPA Members: Free
Non-Members: $40 + tax

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Additional Information

This event has reached capacity. When you register online you will be placed onto a WAITLIST. If space opens up closer to the event you will be notified.

This is an IN-PERSON event. Registering online in advance is required. Registrations will not be accepted at the door.

A $35 + tax “no show/late cancellation” fee will be charged if cancellation is not provided to at least 3 business days in advance. No exceptions.

Note: The Annual Business Meeting (ABM) portion of this event will include a report on Chapter activities, volunteer appreciation, and newly designated member recognition.

Event Sponsor

Professional practice, risk, and ethics.

As HR professionals, we don't often have formal authority over others, yet are accountable for all of the people in the organization. Sometimes we have to say "no" to employers, managers, and employees.

In this session we'll explore various ways to understand risk in a workplace and how the HR professional's relationship with that risk can help them support constructive change. 

We will talk about strategies HR professionals can use to say "no" or coach leaders to say "no" in line with professional ethics and values, while supporting the workplace. We will use tools to have effective commitment conversations and balance the duty to support both employer and employee interests.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify areas of risk in your workplace and how they relate to HR professionals.
2. Learn and practice using structured commitment conversations model.
3. Increased comfort to support conversations where HR has to tell leadership "no"


5:00PM Welcome and Networking
5:15PM Dinner
6:00PM Chapter Annual Business Meeting
6:30PM Speaker Presentation | Q&A
8:00PM Event Concludes

Registration: ** This event has reached capacity.  When you register online you will be placed onto a WAITLIST. If space opens up closer to the event you will be notified. **

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

Speaker bio(s)
Lisa Isaac, CHRP, CHRL, Owner & Sr HR Consultant

Lisa is the owner and Senior HR Consultant at Lisa Isaac HR. Lisa is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and has an Honours Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Management in Human Resources and Not-For-Profit Management from the University of Lethbridge. As the Senior Consultant and owner at Lisa Isaac HR Professional Services, Lisa is responsible for high-level strategy, project management, facilitating learning sessions, and teaching the Certified Indigenous HR Professional Designation through AFOA. Lisa’s volunteer portfolio is broad. Lisa served on the Volunteer Board of Directors for the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) and has previously served as the Chair of the HRPA Sarnia & District Chapter Board.