Thank you to our delegates for investing the time and resources to join us at the 2014 Your Workplace Conference in Toronto, Ontario.
Our speakers shared lots of research, and group sessions provided lots of content that we will be sharing with you in our magazine and on this site. Also, conference delegates will be receiving an exclusive e-newsletter to refresh your memory of what was learned.
A big shout-out to all delegates—the inspired leaders of a great cause. Our fundraiser for Interval House, a shelter for battered women and children, raised $210. Congratulations! At this time Your Workplace is pleased to announce that we will be matching your contribution for a total commitment of $420.
Thank You Conference Sponsors for your generous support, which permitted attendees to connect, share and learn!
Your Workplace has successfully launched and delivered an industry leading conference event for over eight years. Our events are unique as they bring together delegates representing key audiences as well as the major influencer groups, including industry thought leaders, researchers and policy leaders; employers and HR professionals; organizational health practitioners; benefits consultants and insurers, and EAP and other service providers.
It’s our engaging learning and networking experience that makes our events so successful. It’s also why many organizations continue to attend, sponsor and exhibit at our events year after year.
Increasing workloads are adversely impacting the health and productivity of our workforce. There are solutions, but they vary based on the different segments of the workforce and their needs today. If you are building or want to sustain a thriving workplace join us for this exciting, industry-leading event.
Conference attendees are senior executives, Vice Presidents, Directors and Managers who are responsible for Human Resources, Talent Management, Workforce Planning and Performance Management. Truly a National event, the conference will welcome attendees from across Canada.
Delegates will gain insights and practical takeaways from best practices, case studies and new tools to help create thriving work cultures in their organizations.
Post-event content includes session notes, video clips, audio tracks and related articles sent exclusively to delegates through our monthly Conference Insider.
✓ author of best-selling books, Always Change a Losing Game and Staying Afloat when the Water gets Rough
✓ author of internationally acclaimed book, The Little Book of Stress Relief, which has been translated into seven languages
✓ current book, Is Work Killing You?: A Doctor’s Prescription For Treating Workplace Stress, is already top-selling
Workplaces are making people sick. Not enough people are talking about it, and when they do, no one is listening. The irony is that the time and effort put in by stressed-out workers is unproductive. Dr. David Posen, a leading expert on stress and author of Is Work Killing You?, identifies the three biggest problems that contribute to burnout and low productivity. He shares how downsizing, economic uncertainty, and technology have made the workplace more toxic than ever and costing employers billions of dollars a year in lost productivity. Most importantly, many of the solutions aren’t complicated.
In a witty, engaging, humourous style, Posen will offer practical advice for managing the harmful symptoms and side effects of stress.
8:30am, OCTOBER 29, 2014
✓ a founding member of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association
✓ awarded a Distinguished Professor Award (2009) from the Faculty Association at the University of Guelph
✓ co-developer of “The Engagement Management Model”, and the “ReNEW” model of effective downtime
When people want to be more productive at work they naturally think of approaches and techniques that can be applied on the job. But there’s a new way to approach organizational effectiveness that focuses on how the activities you engage in while away from the job are not only rejuvenating personally, but make you more effective and productive when you return to work. The approach is called Boosting and focuses on how we need to use our downtime to most successfully recharge our batteries. When this occurs we are more pleasant to live with and we return to work happier, more productive, and feeling like work requires less effort.
Dr. Jamie Gruman, an authority in psychological capital, will discuss his forthcoming book presenting the research behind Boosting. He will reveal the specific activities that you can implement during your time away from work that will have a major impact on your life, and on the quality and productivity of your work.
3:00pm, OCTOBER 29, 2014
✓ Ranked #1 most influential thought leader in HR» by HR Magazine
✓ Ranked #1 management educator and guru» by Business Week
✓ One of the 10 most innovative and creative thinkers» by Fast Company
✓ One of the world’s top five business coaches» by Forbes
✓ One of the top Leadership Development providers around the world» by Leadership Excellence and HR.com
Professor Dave Ulrich has been a pioneer in revolutionizing the HR profession globally, and has helped progressive leaders in the HR field build their leadership brand. He transforms organizations to align their culture with customer and investor expectations. David Ulrich professor, author, speaker, coach and all round HR Guru believes that “HR must give value or give notice”. A well-traveled speaker, who received the 2010 Nobels Colloquia Prize for Leadership on Business and Economic Thinking, will engage you and will help you help translate ideas into actions that work.
When Professor Dave Ulrich speaks, he shares, from a place of passion, his new and innovative ideas that work. He does not simply explain his business models and how they have been successfully implemented within more than half of the companies listed on the Fortune 200. He also won’t just elaborate on his extensive influence as a management thinker. He will inspire you to achieve your personal and organizational goals.
In a dynamic business climate, people professionals need to master skills to keep them relevant to their organization’s strategy, so says leadership expert and Your Workplace Conference 2014 speaker, Dave Ulrich.
This year’s Your Workplace Conference features inspirational speakers, educational sessions, hands-on workshops and executive-level networking in an exclusive two day event. Join top employers like TD, Earls & Habanero as they share strategies, practices and programs used to increase health and productivity outcomes in their organizations. Learn how to balance workload to optimize performance and how to capitalize on your employees to improve your key business decisions and profitability.
These top organizations have positioned themselves as leaders, built relationships and maximized the reach of their brands by investing in you through sponsorship of this conference.
Homewood Health is the Canadian leader in redefining treatment for mental health and addictions. We offer a suite of support services to organizations including specialized end-to-end assistance through our comprehensive wellness, Employee and Family Assistance Programs (EFAPs), in-patient and out-patient care, and Return to Work services.
Manulife is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. We provide clients strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions.
Towers Watson is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With 14,000 associates around the world, we offer solutions in the areas of benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management.
At KIMBERLY-CLARK PROFESSIONAL, we believe in creating Exceptional Workplaces that are healthier, safer and more productive. The Healthy Workplace Project* is a convenient, hygiene-based approach to wellness with high participation rates and employee engagement by providing the right tools and protocols to promote healthier, happier people leading to better business performance.
Headquartered in Ottawa, TalentMap’s integrated employee feedback systems have helped HR professionals across the country to maximize engagement and boost productivity. Some of TalentMap’s clients include the Government of Canada, Alberta Health Services, Stantec Engineering, Research in Motion, Mitel, Great West Life, Canadian Red Cross, Bayer Canada, Royal Bank and more.
From all sectors attendees are: CEO’s, executives, managers, human resource practitioners, policy analysts, Management consultants, Organizational development professionals, benefits consultants, health and wellness practitioners, researchers, private practitioners and other key organizational players interested in a healthy, productive employees and a thriving work culture. Attendees seek real, practical solutions for their organizational concerns.
• two days of programming, keynotes, concurrent sessions and session materials
• wellness breaks and lunch for two days including our signature Dare2Dine lunch
• CE credits have been applied for and may be available
• When you book accommodation at the conference venue, a hot breakfast buffet is included with your room reservation.
• Preferred pricing at early bird rate