Are You Ready for the Future of HR?

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018  |  8:00 am - 12 noon |  Quality Suites Hotel, Oakville

We are entering an era where Talent Platforms make it possible to deconstruct work and disperse it to free agents in ways unimaginable just a few years ago. How are your company’s Human Resources functions impacted and how do you lead, and build future leaders, in this disrupted workforce future?

In one generation, there will be no employees. Everyone is going be a subcontractor. – John Ruffolo, CEO, OMERS Ventures, Toronto

Join us to hear David Creelman, co-author of Lead the work: Navigating A World Beyond Employment, share his insights on the future of work, and Professor Catherine Connelly will present on the unfortunate phenomenon of knowledge hiding in the workplace. In her interactive session we will talk about three types of knowledge hiding:

  1. Why knowledge hiding is a real problem
  2. Why people hide knowledge (and why some people don't)
  3. What can organizations and managers do differently, and what to do if you notice that people are hiding knowledge from you

How can you disperse work if knowledge is hiding?

If you are a Senior Human Resource Professional, Human Resources Manager, or CEO/COO in a knowledgeworker industry, then this Breakthrough HR event the place to learn, meet, think, and grow.



David Creelman | CEO, Creelman Research

David has spoken at the World Bank in Paris about reporting on human capital, helped leaders from Japan's Recruit Co. tour US HR technology firms, and collaborated with Henry Mintzberg on leadership development. David's two main initiatives are:

  1. Lead the work Navigating A World Beyond Employment smHR Analytics & Evidence-based talent management: helping HR leaders get some visible quick wins in analytics without making big and risky investments.
  2. The future of work: helping managers ease into the new world of work deconstruction and talent platforms.

All attendees will receive a copy of David’s book Lead the work: Navigating a world beyond employment. [Creelman Research] [LinkedIn] @dcreelman


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Dr. Catherine Connelly | Professor, Human Resource and Management, McMaster University

Dr. Connelly holds a Canada Research Chair in Organizational Behaviour. She is an associate editor of Human Relations journal. Her research focuses on the attitudes, behaviours, and experiences of non-standard workers, the effects of leadership styles on leader well-being, and knowledge hiding in organizations. Catherine also conducts applied research with several Canadian organizations in both the private and non-profit sector.

She has made presentations about her research to industry and academic groups across Canada and internationlly. Her research has been featured in the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and on CTV and CBC radio and TV. [Connelly Research] [McMaster] [LinkedIn] [Human Relations]


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Bob Nagar | Ventures: Co-founder of Silicon Halton Sr. HR Community of Practice

Bob built his career and facilitative leadership skills over nearly 25 years as an executive with information technology companies in North America. He is practiced in using action learning to achieve organizational behaviour change with lasting results. He works with individuals and teams to support them in achieving their best life, doing their most fulfilling work and making their most satisfying contribution.

Together with Dr. Denise Rousseau (Carnegie Mellon) and David Creelman, Bob established and facilitates a community of practice in HR Analytics and Evidence-based HR Management. The community includes Senior HR professionals from Chevron, CIBC, Ford, The Gap, Kronos, Marriott, NASDAQ, P&G, Royal Bank of Canada, Shell, a major defense conglomerate, and several other leading firms.

Bob completed his M.Ed in Adult Education and Counseling Psychology at the University of Toronto in a program focused on workplace, learning and change.Bob is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). [LinkedIn]

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Rick Stomphorst | Ventures: Co-founder of Silicon Halton, Co-founder of Silicon Halton's Sr. HR Community of Practice, Founder of SearchVelocity

Rick is a Co-Founder of Silicon Halton and co-leads the Sr. HR Community of Practice and CEO Peer2Peer groups.

Rick also specializes in recruitment services to technology companies and start-ups to identify and acquire high-value technolgy staff, specifically for complex assignments - roles requiring multiple technologies and business experience. [LinkedIn] @stompr


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