Imagine Your Workplace Conference is designed to spark conversation and connection. This program is delivered in the spirit of “imagine your workplace” — what could you achieve if deliberate intention rather than unconscious reaction drove your work? This unique event is a convergence of the latest research with practical application to improve the quality of organizations.
The morning will focus on the science behind engagement, with succinct, highly polished five to 10 minute lightning talk sessions involving some of Canada’s most respected experts.
After the Imagine Your Workplace Conference’s signature networking lunch called Dare2Dine, you will hear a dynamic featured speaker to launch you into an interactive afternoon.
The practical application of the science will be covered in the afternoon by a compelling keynote and an engaging hands-on workshop.
The day's events will be followed by a post-conference reception from 4:30 - 7 pm, where attendees can discuss all they've learned and continue networking. During the reception we will announce the winner of the 2018 Thrive Awards!
Love the community, the great energy, the food and high quality programming!
Very professional and well thought out event. Enjoyed every minute.
What a unique approach! This conference exemplifies how to hold meetings while delivering great information and excellent networking opportunities.
The Lightening Talks were brilliant.
Gigantic thank you!
The Imagine Your Workplace Conference advisory board provides non-binding merit-based recommendations to the host Your Workplace. Advisory board is composed of experts in the field of human resources and is chaired by Your Workplace President Vera Asanin.
Julie helps the BBD team to reach their full potential. The belief held by BBD that HR is about enhancing and supporting talent directly relates to Julie’s extensive work experience in higher and international education. An everyday adventurer, Julie operates on many channels. She enjoys hobbies that range from gardening and fitness pursuits to binge-reading and travel, and her sense of humour is matched by her ability to be enthusiastic about… just about everything.
Alistair Price is the VP of Human Resources at Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group.
Caterina Sanders has a diverse background. Her former role as Vice-President, People & Culture, combined dual responsibilities for operations and employee experience. Under her employee experience leadership Habanero received numerous awards and is now nationally recognized as a top Canadian workplace. She is also a skilled consultant with a background in interaction design and account management. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of British Columbia.
Travis is the Culture Curator at 360insights and an espresso enthusiast. He works with senior leadership, HR and the people leaders of 360insights to create the “360 Unbelievable Experience”. Since 2012 he has focused on talent acquisition, learning, growth and employee experience for this rapidly growing software company which grew from 59 employees in 2012 to over 260 today. 360insights is rated in the top five best places to work in Canada for four consecutive years!
Rocky Ozaki is a self-professed evangelist on the future workplace. He believes that technology, a sharing economy and the connected generation are dramatically changing the way companies attract and engage their people, and is leveraging his 10 years of senior level operations and HR with four years of start-up tech experience to help organizations of all sizes and sectors thrive in the workplace of today. Ozaki is the Vice-President of Community for the B.C. Tech Association and is a co-founder of STARFiiSH, an engagement survey company for the tech industry.