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Current Roundtables

CPHR BC & Yukon roundtables are peer-learning events where participants are both teachers and learners. A roundtable leader establishes the purpose, intended audience, and logistics based on a variety of options, including area of practice, industry, or geographical segmentation. Participation in a roundtable has a number of benefits, including learning and networking. In addition, participation in roundtables is eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours for the CPHRTM designation. Roundtables are a benefit of membership and free for CPHR BC & Yukon members to attend. Non-members may attend for a fee of $20/session. Please visit the CPHR BC & Yukon online calendar for a complete list of what is coming up.

Burnaby Roundtable – GV

This roundtable is intended to serve the needs of the growing HR community in Burnaby. Discussion topics will cover various aspects of HR, including employment, benefits, labour relations, and training, and will be of particular value to those HR practitioners working in a generalist capacity.

**Volunteer Opportunity: If you are interested in leading this roundtable please contact Quinne Davey for more information.

 

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Campbell River Roundtable – VI

This roundtable serves the members in the Campbell River and surrounding area.  Topics addressed are related to the field of Human Resources. This allows for sharing of knowledge, strategies, lessons-learned, and practical tips, tools, and techniques. Participants are encouraged to actively engage in the discussion, ask questions, and provide real scenarios.

For more information:
Claudette Yeomans

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Career Advancement Network (CAN) Roundtable – GV, SI, VI

The member-only CAN Roundtable in Greater Vancouver, the Okanagan, and Vancouver Island is open to CPHR BC & Yukon members, including consultants, seeking career advancement, part-time and/or semi-retirement opportunities. The purpose of these roundtables is to provide a vehicle for members to network, support and learn from others who are also taking responsibility for their professional development and career growth. To find out more about online CAN Profiles, please refer to the Career Advancement Network.

Victoria CAN Roundtable – more information:  Jocelin Caldwell

Okanagan CAN Roundtable – more information:  Bill Guest

Greater Vancouver CAN Roundtable – more information:  Jabeen Boga, CPHR

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Central Okanagan Roundtable

This is a no-host roundtable, held in Kelowna, focused on specific topics designated for each meeting. The intent of each session is to exchange ideas with other CPHR BC & Yukon Members with a focus on sharing information and solutions.

For more information:
Melaney Kothlow

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Chilliwack Generalist Roundtable – FV

This roundtable is for HR practitioners who gather and discuss a specific topic related to the field of Human Resources, sharing knowledge, strategies, lessons-learned, and practical tips, tools, and techniques. Participants will be encouraged to actively engage in the discussion, ask questions, and provide real scenarios.

For more information:
Pomponia Martinez, CPHR

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Coaching Roundtable – CV

This roundtable focuses on creating a forum for sharing core principles and best practices in the coaching profession. This roundtable is supported by the International Coach Federation, BC Chapter.

For more information:
Ceyda Gultan, CPHR or Rosa Pezzente, CPHR

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Coastal Vancouver Book Club – CV

Are you keen on exploring leading-edge HR and business knowledge? Do you enjoy learning and sharing thoughts with others? The CV Book Club provides a forum where participants can tap into the vast array of HR related literature.

**Volunteer Opportunity: If you are interested in leading this roundable please contact Quinne Davey.

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Comox Valley Roundtable – VI

HR practitioners gather and discuss a specific topic related to the field of Human Resources. A Roundtable Leader guides participants through the chosen topic for sharing of knowledge, strategies, lessons-learned, and practical tips, tools, and techniques. Participants will be encouraged to actively engage in the discussion, ask questions, and provide real scenarios.

For more information:
Alina Constantin

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Cowichan Valley Roundtable – VI

HR practitioners gather to top up their knowledge, share successes and lessons-learned, and take-away practical tips, tools and techniques. Topics for each session will vary and participants are encouraged to bring real-life HR-related scenarios, challenges/questions and/or best-practices that they would like to share and/or see discussed by the group. The Roundtable Leader will guide the dialogue and encourage participation.

If you are interested in leading this roundtable, please contact Carolyne Taylor.

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Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable – CV

This roundtable focuses on creating a forum for sharing core principles and best practices under the broad banner of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Managing diversity and inclusion is a strategic imperative for all organizations.

For more information:
Ian Cameron

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Fraser Valley Roundtable – FV

This roundtable is intended for HR professionals living or working in the Valley and is designed to provide a variety of networking and professional development opportunities in an informal atmosphere. Practitioners share ideas, best practices, brainstorm solutions to people issues, effective workplace strategies, and learn about current HR issues and legislation.

For more information:
Gina Pasqualini Softly, CPHR or Tanya Tighe 

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HR Consultants Roundtable – CV

The strategic role of Human Resources Management is leading to new questions about what it means to be an HR Consultant and the opportunities it brings. This roundtable will bring together experienced HR Practitioners to jointly explore the growing  world of consulting.

For more information:
Jenny Lau, CPHR or Kim Braidwood, CPHR

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HR Technology & Systems Roundtable – CV **NEW**

This roundtable is intended to bring together HR professionals working in roles that manage human resources technology and systems. We encourage all members with HR systems experience (HRIS, HCM, HRMS, TMS, ATS, LMS, Analytics, – you name it!) to join us to learn, network, and build recognition of the strategic importance of HR technology and data.

For more information:
Nelly Lu, CPHR or Jennifer Graham, CPHR

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Kamloops Roundtable – CI

A series of roundtables occur in Kamloops throughout the year. These events focus on a specific topics designated for each meeting. The intent of each session is to exchange ideas and information with other CPHR BC & Yukon Members. We are focused on sharing information and solutions.

For more information:
Colleen Quigley

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Labour Relations Practitioners Roundtable – CV

This roundtable provides an outlet for LR/HR practitioners to network and discuss  topics relating to career development and industry-specific issues from a labour relations perspective.

For more information:
Steve Desabrais, CPHR or Corinne Nichols, CPHR

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Learning and Development Roundtable – CV

This roundtable is comprised of a dynamic community of learning and development practitioners and consultants who interact to share information, ask questions, debate, inform and socialize with our peers in a safe, collegial and trusted environment to enhance our personal and professional growth.

For more information:
Zuhal Uluturk, CPHR
or
Marian Hakze, CPHR
or
Wendy Feng

Lone Riders – Online Roundtable

This is a roundtable for practitioners managing HR functions in small to medium-sized organizations; likely a sole practitioner or someone who is leading a small team. This group meets “virtually” to share knowledge, seek advice, and provide support for one another. In order to become a member of the Lone Riders, you have to meet the following requirements:

  • Have a valid membership with the CPHR BC & YK.
  • Manage the HR function (likely a sole practitioner or leading a small team).
  • Work in a small or medium-sized organization.
  • Inform roundtable chairs of your motivation to become part of the group in a few sentences.

Upon membership approval you will have access to a wealth of knowledge from a solid group of HR professionals. The Lone Rider membership, from all across British Columbia, represents a variety of industries in both union and non-union settings. Members discuss a variety of HR and business-related topics.

For more information:
Lauren Semancik, CPHR 

 

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Maple Ridge/Langley Roundtable – FV

This roundtable serves the HR Community North of the Fraser within the Valley. It focuses on all Generalist topics and the learning needs of the group. Each session has 30 minutes dedicated to Book Reviews to have an opportunity to share recent reads in regards to Leadership, HR and Business Practice.

For more information:
Crystal Davies, CPHR or Lindsay Follett, CPHR

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Nanaimo Roundtable – VI

HR practitioners gather, top up their knowledge, share successes and lessons-learned, and take away practical tips, tools and techniques. The Roundtable Leader will guide participants through a chosen topic, and include group discussions, case studies, examination/application of best practices. Participants will be encouraged to actively engage in the discussion, ask questions, and provide real scenarios.

For more information:
Dana Swarts

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New Professionals Roundtable – CV (Vancouver)

This member-only roundtable is intended to help new professionals by providing a series of comprehensive sessions with practical take-aways to enhance their career advancement by providing a forum for networking with others, sharing experiences, and exploring different aspects of HR

**Volunteer Opportunity: If you are interested in leading this roundable please contact Quinne Davey.

New Professionals Roundtable – FV (Surrey)

This member-only roundtable is intended to help new professionals by providing a series of comprehensive sessions with practical take-aways to enhance their career advancement by providing a forum for networking with others, sharing experiences, and exploring different aspects of HR

For more information:
Margaret Fair, CPHR

 

 

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North Okanagan Roundtable – SI

These roundtables occur in Vernon. A specific topic is designated for each meeting. The intent of each session is to exchange ideas and information with other CPHR BC & Yukon Members and guests, with a focus on sharing information and solutions.

For more information:
Tricia Deere

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North Shore Roundtable – CV

This roundtable is intended to bring North Shore HR practitioners together to share ideas, best practices, ask questions, debate, inform, and network. Individual session topics will be chosen by the roundtable co-chair with input from the participating members.

**Volunteer Opportunity: If you are interested in leading this roundable please contact Quinne Davey.

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Parksville Roundtable

This roundtable guides HR practitioners through a discussion on specific topics related to the field of Human Resources. This allows for sharing of knowledge, strategies, lessons-learned, and practical tips, tools, and techniques. Participants are encouraged to actively engage in the discussion, ask questions, and provide real scenarios.

For more information:
Shannon Elgert, CPHR

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Peace River Roundtable

The Peace River Roundtable is typically held in the fall and spring in either Dawson Creek or Fort St.John. These events focus on a specific topic developed to be of particular interest to HR practitioners in the area. The intent of each session is to exchange ideas and information with other CPHR BC & Yukon Members and interested members of the business community. We are focused on sharing information and solutions.

For more information:
Jessie Drew

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Prince George Roundtable – N

This roundtable provides HR practitioners, consultants and students with the opportunity to gather, top up their knowledge, share successes and lessons learned,  to take away practical tips, tools and techniques. Each session has a designated topic and a lead facilitator who guides participants through the subject and encourages discussion. Roundtable format depends on the topic and the facilitator and may include group discussions, case studies, application of best practices, demonstrations, expert panel Q & As, etc.

For more information:
Tim Read

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Professional Recruiters Roundtable – CV

This roundtable has been developed specifically for recruiters and HR advisors who are responsible for recruitment in private companies, public institutions or search firms. We invite to join us if you currently recruit in some capacity or are job searching in the field of professional recruitment.

For more information:
Kim Adkin or Sandy Dennis or Kimberly MacMillan, CPHR

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Richmond/Delta Roundtable – GV

This roundtable is designed to bring Richmond and Delta HR professionals together to share ideas and best practices. Individual session topics will be chosen by the roundtable leader, with input from participating members, and will focus primarily on local and provincial HR issues.

For more information:
Heather Hettiarachchi or Kyle Lee, CPHR

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Sea to Sky Roundtable – CV

This roundtable is intended to bring HR practitioners throughout the Sea to Sky region together to share ideas, best practices, ask questions, debate, inform and network. The group meets once a quarter to share experiences and best practices to further the application of their discipline.

For more information:
Merdith Bodell, CPHR

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Senior Leaders Forum – FV + VI

The forum provides an opportunity for senior HR practitioners to have peer networking and learning opportunities. This is for members only, in a senior leadership role in an organization. Those HR & business leaders will have an opportunity to enhance their peer network and development professionally.

For more information:
Fraser Valley:  Grace Lynne Reeve, CPHR

Vancouver Island:  Greg Connor, CPHR or Hayley Fong, CPHR

South Okanagan Roundtable

A series of roundtables occur in Penticton throughout the year. These meetings focus on a specifically-designated topic and the intent of each session is to exchange ideas, information and solutions with other CPHR BC & Yukon members. Other roundtables occur in the Southern Interior Region – please refer to the CPHR BC & Yukon online calendar.

For more information:
Judi Harvey

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Smithers Roundtable – N

These roundtables are typically held in the fall and spring for members of CPHR BC & Yukon and other interested parties from the business community.  The intent of each session, with topics developed by the local committee, is to exchange ideas with a focus on sharing information and solutions.

For more information:
Tim Read

 

South Surrey Roundtable – FV

This roundtable is intended for HR professionals living or working in the South Surrey catchment and is designed to provide a variety of networking and professional development opportunities in an informal atmosphere. Practitioners share ideas, best practices, brainstorm solutions to people issues, effective workplace strategies, and learn about current HR issues and legislation.

For more information:
Kathleen Saddington Durston, CPHR

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Tech Roundtable – VI

The Tech Roundtable provides an opportunity for Human Resources professionals working in local technology companies to network and share ideas, information and expertise in a confidential setting. Group members present and facilitate conversations around current topics of interest, as determined by the group.  This roundtable is ideally suited to HR Professionals (Managers, Specialists and Generalists) who possess practical experience/training and are able to participate and contribute.

For more information:
Christina Seargeant, CPHR

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Total Rewards Roundtable – CV

This roundtable is a group of mid and senior level compensation and/or benefit practitioners who meet once a quarter to share experiences and best practices to further the application of their discipline. The format includes open and panel discussions as well as guest speakers and industry experts.

For more information:
Heather Stewart, CPHR or Valerie Travis

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Tri-Cities Roundtable – GV

This roundtable serves the HR practitioners who live, work or travel in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. This roundtable is designed to unite HR practitioners and business professionals with a vehicle to share information on current HR best practices. HR practitioners at every level and with varying degrees of education/experience are encouraged to attend.

For more information:
Gene Lang, CPHR  or  Jennifer Leaman

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Victoria Generalist Roundtable – VI

HR practitioners gather to top up their knowledge, share successes and lessons-learned, and take-away practical tips, tools and techniques. Topics for each session will vary and participants are encouraged to bring real-life HR-related scenarios, challenges/questions and/or best-practices that they would like to share and/or see discussed by the group.

For more information:
Crystal Wood, CPHR Candidate

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West Kootenay Roundtable – SI

These roundtables are held in the fall and spring (typically October and April) in the Castlegar area. These events focus on a specific relevant topic developed for each meeting by the local committee. The intent of each session is to exchange ideas and information with other CPHR BC & Yukon Members and interested members of the business community, focused on sharing information and solutions.

For more information:
Carla Marshall

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West Shore Roundtable – VI

This roundtable is held at the Westin Bear Mountain Hotel & Spa and will focus on generalist topics relevant to HR practitioners with the intention for information sharing, learning and networking.

For more information:
Jennifer Burgin

 

Williams Lake Roundtable – N

These roundtables are typically held in the fall and spring for members of CPHR BC & Yukon and other interested parties from the business community.  The intent of each session, with topics developed by the local committee, is to exchange ideas with a focus on sharing information and solutions.

For more information:
Tim Read

 

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