Events

Throughout the year, CPHR BC & Yukon host a variety of events centred around networking, Professional Development, knowledge sharing and education.

These events are delivered as online events or in-person events. Expand the accordion below to find out more information on the various types of events CPHR BC & Yukon offers.

The HR Book Club is open to all CPHR BC & Yukon members, regardless of your level or area of practice and is held monthly on Zoom. The books range in topics. The purpose of this Book Club is to motivate, connect, and foster self-growth while building a stronger HR community. Check out our past reads and link to our GoodReads profile here. Check our online calendar for upcoming events.

A Community of Practice (CoP) within CPHR BC & Yukon is formed by individuals who want to engage in a process of collective learning in a shared industry (eg. Health care, not-for-profit, construction etc.).  It is a group of individuals (members and non-members) who share a concern or a passion for keeping people first in the decisions of leaders and want to learn more about how to do this through regular interactions.  The CoP will be led by a member of the association (CoP Leader) and a Member Relations Manager (MRM).  Both members and non-members are welcome to attend.

In addition, participation in CoP’s is eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours for the CPHR designation. Please visit the CPHR BC & Yukon online calendar for a complete list of what is coming up.

If you are interested in starting and leading a Community of Practice for a specific industry please reach out to Carolyne Taylor or Quinne Davey.

Current Community of Practices:

CROWN CORPORATION 

The Community of Practice (CoP) brings together BC and Yukon based practitioners of people practices in Crown Corporations. The purpose of the CoP is to form a linkage between Crown Corporations to have regular interactions on various topics and share on program developments or innovations with other public organizations.   

Recognizing that crown organizations have unique challenges, the goal of this CoP is to connect for professional development and event opportunities, and we connect to build network with HR Professionals within the Crown Corporations to collaborate on ideas and best practices. 

LINK TO APPLY TO JOIN:  Microsoft Forms 

BUILDING WELL:  CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 

BuildingWell is a Community of Practice (CoP) for those working in people and culture in the construction industry.  We are focused on empowering and supporting change, and championing company culture. We drive operational excellence, enable success, and support our colleagues to do the best work of their lives. 
 
We are a community centered around professional development, sharing, and social connection. We unite to share experiences, exchange resources, and learn from others in the community, all in confidence. Collectively, we want to see the construction industry become a leader in adopting best practices in order to retain top talent and encourage growth. 

LINK TO APPLY TO JOIN:  http://www.buildingwell.ca 

HR SHARING CIRCLE:  INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES 

This Community of Practice brings together practitioners of people practices working in Indigenous communities.  HR Sharing Circle CoP Members connect regularly in an online community. We connect for Professional Development and event opportunities, and we enjoy having a network of HR Professionals within this sector that we can learn, share and collaborate with. If you are working as an HR Professional in an Indigenous community and consider yourself in an HR role, we would love to have you join the community.  

LINK TO APPLY TO JOIN: http://www.hrsharingcircle.com  

PEOPLE & COMMUNITY:  NOT-FOR-PROFIT SECTOR 

This Community of Practice brings together practitioners of people practices in non-profit industries.   People & Community CoP Members connect regularly via SLACK. We connect for Professional Development and Event opportunities, and we generally enjoy having a network of HR Professionals within the not-for-profit sector that we can learn, share and collaborate with. If you are in the not-for-profit sector and consider yourself in an HR role, we would love to have you join the community. 

LINK TO APPLY TO JOIN:  http://www.peopleandcommunity.com  


External Communities of Practice

Canadian Agriculture Human Resource Council is forming a Community of Practice – currently they are looking for Subject Matter Experts (SME’s). Find the recruitment request letter here. We’ll stay on top of this and post more information about this CoP when available.

Throughout the year, CPHR BC & Yukon hosts a variety of events centred around how CPHR BC & Yukon members can earn the CPHR designation.  These interactive events offer attendees the information needed to take their career to the next level and the opportunity to ask questions to CPHR BC & Yukon staff.

Regular online CPHR designation information events include:

  • CPHR & NKE Information Session
  • CPHR Candidate to CPHR: The VOE Process Explained
  • How To Claim the NKE Waiver – Student Information Session

Check the online Calendar to find the next information session. Popular CPHR designation information events include, Validation of Experience Assessment information session, how to claim exemption from the NKE – Student Accreditation information decision and more.

Each year, CPHR BC & Yukon hosts the HR Conference & Expo in Vancouver, BC. This is the largest HR event in Western Canada with insightful keynote presentations, concurrent tracks of breakout sessions, peer-to-peer dialogues and the opportunity to earn Continuing Professional Development hours. For more information about the 2024 HR Conference & Expo including how to access the on-demand recordings, please visit the conference FAQ page or email events@cphrbc.ca. The 2025 event will take place April 29-30, 2025, with registration opening in December 2024.

Throughout the year, CPHR BC & Yukon host a variety of networking and ways to connect with others. These events bring CPHR BC & Yukon members together in a variety of settings for a variety of specific member groups. Popular networking/connection events include:

  • HR Gathers – Facilitated in person networking for mid level HR professionals and above over different HR discussion topics. Date, time and locations will vary by region. Ad hoc event. Not regularly scheduled.
  • HR Connects – Sponsored evening networking socials held at sponsor office or other venue. Date, time and locations will vary by region. Ad hoc event. Open to all members and non-members
  • Membership 101 – Bi-monthly online lunch hour meet up along with a presentation on how and what to take advantage of as a CPHR Member. Meets the 4th Monday of every other month 12pm – 1pm. Open to all members and non-members.
  • Seasonal Socials – In person events usually around summer and also at the end of the year. Date, time and locations vary by region. Open to all members and non-members
  • Strategic HR Forum – This forum is for Director Level and above HR professionals or Consultants who are strategically focused and responsible for people and culture strategy in their organization. It meets virtually six times a year and host one or two in-person regional dinner event(s) in Vancouver, Victoria, Whitehorse, Langley, the Interior and North. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month 12pm – 1pm. By application approval only. Members only.

To see what networking opportunities are currently available, please check out the Calendar.

In 2021, CPHR BC & Yukon hosted and partnered with various organizations on more than 60 events and virtual courses focused around professional development. Offerings included more than 30 webinars, nine symposiums and a variety of partnerships with organizations focused on topics such as, workplace investigations, HR data, inclusion at work, leadership, emotional intelligence, amongst other topics.

To see what professional development opportunities are currently available, please check out the Professional Development Calendar.

CPHR BC & Yukon roundtables are where conversations happen and where participants are both teachers and learners.  Roundtables are a gathering of peers who share experiences and knowledge to build community.   These roundtables are to enhance personal and professional growth.  The focus is connecting with other members in conversation.

Participation in a roundtable has a number of benefits, including learning and networking. In addition, professional members earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours towards their CPHR designation.

Who can attend a Roundtable?

Roundtables are a members only benefit and free for CPHR BC & Yukon members to attend. Some roundtables are for a specific segment of membership.  Search ‘Roundtable’ in the calendar to find out what Roundtables are currently going on.

What if I want to lead a Roundtable?

A Roundtable Guide provides an overview, guidelines, format options, timelines and responsibilities and resources. If you are interested in starting a new roundtable, please submit a roundtable proposal form.

Sponsorship

Roundtables are an attractive way to expose your brand to professionals in an intimate setting. Contact Robert Chorner, Manager, Corporate Partnerships & Sponsorship, CPHR BC & Yukon for more details.

CPHR BC & Yukon hosts a variety of events for Student and New Graduate CPHR BC & Yukon members throughout the year. These events give students and new graduates insights into the HR profession, as well as valuable networking time with seasoned HR professionals. 

Some of the annual student focused events include:

  • HR Industry Night
  • Student Summit
  • HRC West Case Competition

Contact your Member Relations Manager for more details or search ‘student’ in the calendar to find out when the next event is.

CPHR BC & Yukon offers full-day symposiums throughout the year. From 2020-to-2021, most symposiums were held virtually due to the pandemic. Both CPHR BC & Yukon members, as well as non-members can attend symposiums, although members do receive discounts on pricing on registration. Symposiums that are held virtually are also available On-Demand.

The symposium format often includes two-to-three keynote speakers as well as breakout sessions and/or an interactive panel discussion. Popular symposiums include Legal Symposium, Mental Health & Wellness Symposium, Diversity & Inclusion Symposium, Compensation & Benefits Symposium and more. To see what Symposiums are currently available, check out the online Calendar.

Wake Up HR & Wind Down HR are networking events which bring together HR professionals from across BC and the Yukon to discuss topical HR problems and ideas. These conversation based events offer both members and non-members a way to connect and share resources at the beginning of the day day (Wake Up HR, every Friday morning 7.30am-8.30am) or the end of the day (Wind Down HR, first Wednesday of the month 5pm-6pm). For one hour come and talk all things HR.

These FREE sessions are online and all those working in the field of HR are welcome to attend. Participation with video connection is preferred.

Search ‘Wake Up HR’ or ‘Wind Down HR’ in the calendar to find out when the next event is.

CPHR BC & Yukon hosts more than 30 webinars each year, offering both members and non-members 60-90 minutes of online learning. The webinars range in price from FREE for CPHR BC & Yukon members to $29.99 for non-members. The webinars are also available On-Demand. Webinar topics include mental health, HR Law, diversity, equity & inclusion, leadership, benefits & compensation and many more.

Webinar attendance can range from 300-800 people. If your organization would like to know how they can deliver a webinar to CPHR BC & Yukon members, please contact Robert Chorner Manager, Corporate Partnerships & Sponsorship for more information.

Conduct Disclaimer for Roundtables and Events

CPHR BC & Yukon wishes to create a safe, respectful and inclusive environment for all. Please remember that while participating in an event, whether online or in person, Association members have the duty to conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner and are expected to abide by the CPHR BC & Yukon Professional Rules of Conduct in both verbal and written comments. We reserve the right to remove, or edit any content, that we in our sole discretion consider harmful, offensive, unprofessional or disruptive. Any behavior deemed offensive could result in a participant being muted or removed from the session, may affect their ability to attend future events, and in certain cases, CPHR BC & Yukon membership discipline procedures may be initiated.

Event Sponsorship Opportunities

CPHR BC & Yukon events are an attractive way to expose your brand to professionals a variety of settings. Please contact Robert Chorner Manager, Corporate Partnerships & Sponsorship CPHR BC & Yukon for more details.