York: In Times of Change, Ensure that HR has a Seat and a Voice at the Leadership Table

Date and Time

Starts:06/01/2021 9:30 AM

Ends:06/01/2021 12:00 PM

Registration Closes:05/31/2021 8:00 AM

Event Type: Webinar

2 Hour(s)



Free for Members | Non-members $30


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Event Sponsor

York: 06.01.21 VIRTUAL In Times of Change, Ensure that HR has a Seat and a Voice at the Leadership Table

9:30am Introduction and Bios
9:35am Speaker Presentations
12:00pm Conclusion/End of Event

Event Description
The workplace is transforming. Leaders need HR's guidance to navigate current issues and the emerging HR trends related to such extraordinary change. Some expect HR to be the subject matter experts, while others may be making decisions without HR's input, not recognizing the potential employee relations impact. And still others continue to see HR as an obstacle rather than a strategic partner.

What can HR do? HR can offer insight and influence business outcomes by first understanding how these trends relate to their company and then providing recommendations to address them. We need to identify ways to broaden our influence while ensuring that we give the best advice for the organization. This session will explore several ''hot topics'' HR is facing and help you to establish HR as an integral advisor to the leadership team's agenda. It will also address a common concern that HR is not provided with or allowed to obtain proper HR Law advice before embarking on new initiatives or actioning decisions that have been made, which can expose the organization to liability.

Learning Objectives
You will come away with:

  • Practical approaches to assess the relevance and urgency within your organization
  • Ways to identify and mitigate potential and/or existing legal risks
  • Straightforward tactics to enhance your ability to confront these topics with confidence

Speaker bio(s)
Michele Bush, Co-Founder ElevatingHR

Michele is the owner of Meglyn Consulting and Co-Founder of ElevatingHR. She is a Certified Coach Practitioner, providing customized career transition and job search support. Michele is known for being a charismatic speaker and engaging mentor for aspiring HR professionals. As a promoter of the "employee experience", Michele also helps small business to identify how their leadership behaviours directly impact retention, productivity, profits, and company reputation. With over 30 years in HR, Michele has worked in both private and public sectors, with entrepreneurs, large multinational and global corporations, across various industries from insurance to biotechnology, spending 10 years in Senior Executive roles in mining and heavy equipment. Michele holds a degree in Psychology and a Business Diploma from Wilfrid Laurier University, an Executive Management Certificate from the McMaster DeGroote School of Business and obtained her CHRM designation from the HRPAO in the early 1990’s. Michele is passionate about advancing the profile of the HR function and ensuring that HR professionals continue to build their confidence and competence to create influence and have sustainable, profound impacts on leadership competency and business results.

Stuart Rudner, Employment Lawyer and Mediator

Stuart Rudner is a leading Employment Lawyer and Mediator, and founder of Rudner Law . For five consecutive years he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in ‘The Best Lawyers in Canada’ in the area of Employment Law, and he has been repeatedly named in Canadian HR Reporter’s Employment Lawyers Directory (a comprehensive directory of the top employment law and immigration law practitioners in Canada). He was also named one of Canada’s top Legal Social Media Influencers and recognized as the only Legal Influencer in Canadian HR Law in the first Lexology Awards. Rudner Law was chosen as the winner of the 2019 International Advisory Experts Award - Employment Law within Canada and the winner of the Canadian Employment Law Firm of the Year for 2019 in the Global Law Experts Annual Awards. Rudner Law was also selected as one of the Top Three Employment & Labour Boutiques in Canadian HR Reporter Readers’ Choice Awards for 2019. Stuart is the author of You’re Fired! Just Cause for Dismissal in Canada and has contributed to several other texts. He also comments frequently in the media on Employment Law matters. He also enjoys spending time with his family, often in hockey rinks and dance studios. Stuart can be reached at 416-864-8501 or stuart@rudnerlaw.ca .