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Current Roundtables

Updated:  September 13, 2021

CPHR BC & Yukon roundtables are peer learning events where participants are both teachers and learners.  Roundtables are a gathering of peers who share experiences and knowledge to build community.  It is critical that you play an active role when you attend. You are part of the group to both hear and listen, but also share and converse.  These roundtables are to enhance personal and professional growth.  The focus is connecting with other members in conversation. Roundtables are not recorded for later viewing. Roundtables are not professional development webinars. Information about professional development webinars can be found here. 

A volunteer roundtable host (or co-host) leads the roundtable and is supported by staff from the association.  All roundtables are using Zoom.

Roundtable attendance is a benefit of membership.  Members in good standing with CPHR BC & Yukon may register.  In addition, participation in a roundtable is eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours for the CPHRTM designation.

Most roundtables are 90 minutes in length.  For the full schedule visit our online calendar.

See also:  Communities of Practice

SPONSORSHIP of the roundtables can be discussed with Jordan Kofsky, Advertising and Sponsorship Specialist, CPHR BC & Yukon.


Career Advancement Network (CAN)

Career Advancement Network (CAN) helps to empower members who are emerging or in job transition and are actively seeking employment or interested in career development topics. Participants have an opportunity to discuss career goals and develop practical skills to enhance their job search effort.

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Coaching is becoming more prevalent in organizations, with many internal HR practitioners adding coach training to their strategic HR Toolkit.  This roundtable is for members who are seeing the value of coaching within their organizations and provides an opportunity to connect with other professionals who have an interest in and passion for coaching.

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The strategic role of HR is leading to new questions about what it means to be an HR Consultant and the opportunities it brings.  This roundtable brings together experienced HR consultants to jointly explore the growing world of consulting. This roundtable meets bi-monthly.

Hosted by:  Jenny Lau, CPHR and Michael Natyna, CPHR

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Managing diversity and inclusion is a strategic imperative for all organizations.  This roundtable is focused on creating a forum for sharing core principles and best practices under the broad banner of equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This roundtable meets bi-monthly.

Hosted by:  Karen Larsen, CPHR and Yancy Ochoa, CPHR


A Generalist Roundtable is open to all members throughout the association, regardless of your experience or area of practice.  Roundtable topics are varied and the focus is on sharing information, strategies, solutions, lessons learned as well as practical tips, tools and techniques.

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Labour Relations

These roundtables provide an opportunity for LR/HR practitioners to discuss industry-specific issues from an LR perspective.  These roundtables are for members currently working in LR or HR practitioners working in unionized workplaces.

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Learning and Development

Comprised of a dynamic community of learning and development practitioners and consultants who interact to share information, ask questions, debate, inform and socialize in a safe, collegial and trusted environment.

Hosted by:  Morgana Hodliffe or Petra Mayer or Paulette Brager, CPHR

Professional Recruiters

Specifically for recruiters and HR Advisors who are responsible for recruitment in private companies, public institutions or search firms.  You may register for this roundtable if you currently recruit in some capacity or are job searching in the field of professional recruitment.

Hosted by: Lisa McAteer, CPHR or Sheryl Brown, CPHR

Senior HR Professionals

This roundtable is open to experienced HR professionals presently serving small to mid-size organizations (up to 200 employees or so) who either are the only HR professional in their organization or lead a small team. Who meet to share experiences and best practices in a safe space. Please note this roundtable is not suitable for students.

Hosted by:  Amanda McLean, CPHR

Total Rewards

This 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 disciple.  The format includes open and panel discussions as well as guest speakers and industry experts.   This roundtable meets quarterly.

Hosted by: Heather Stewart, CPHR and Roey Neville, CPHR

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