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Human Resources Management for Indigenous and Northern Organizations

Optimizing Your Organization's Human Capital and Meeting Legal Obligations

December 4, 5 and 6, 2018  ·  Whitehorse, Yukon
Preliminary Agenda: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
9:10 - 10:10
The Role, Responsibilities and Tools of Today's Human Resources Manager
  • Human resources as a strategic business partner
  • The key components of an effective human resources team
  • Tools to enable your best practice
10:10 - 10:30        Networking Break
10:30 - 11:30
Employee Appraisal
  • Basic templates for one-on-ones, quarterly check-ins, formal annual review documents, and employee guides to a review
  • Reaching the strategic goals of the organization through individual goal-setting and coaching
  • Building a good rapport and relationship
  • Assessing training requirements for employees to succeed
  • Encouraging and empowering employees to take control of their own review process and drive their own success
11:30 - 12:30
Performance Management Communication Challenges
  • Traditional vs. western organizational structures and processes and how they impact on employee performance
  • Performance management in an environment of historical trauma: mediation vs. discipline
  • Techniques to go beneath the obvious to address foundational issues around performance
  • How to have difficult conversations
  • How to plan conversations to get the desired results
  • Practical communication methods that make all the difference
  • Techniques for harnessing the observer effect - the impact of noticing
12:30 - 1:30        Luncheon Break
1:30 - 2:30
Privacy and Confidentiality: Principles and Practices
  • Key legislation relevant to privacy and confidentiality
  • Understanding the consequences of non-compliance
  • What does a privacy and access-to-information compliance program look like?
  • Policy requirements for your organization
  • Common mistakes and how to avoid them
2:30 - 2:45        Networking Break
2:45 - 3:30
Terminating an Employee: A Step-by-Step Guide
  • Termination with or without cause
  • What is notice?
  • What is the appropriate notice period?
  • Thinking ahead: progressive discipline, the duty to accommodate, and workplace policies
  • Understanding constructive dismissal?
  • Responding to legal action relating to termination
3:30 - 4:00
Facilitated Open Discussion: Summary and Q&A
4:00        End of Day One
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As a leader responsible for human resources, you play an essential role in your organization. You are required to develop and implement personnel policies, keep abreast of evolving laws and regulations, and champion a healthy, happy, and respectful workplace.

INFONEX's three-day Human Resources Management for Indigenous and Northern Organizations course taking place December 4-6, 2018, in Whitehorse, will provide you with a mixture of learning opportunities and advance your knowledge in employment law, staff development, how to do employee evaluations, instill a team culture, and prevent bullying in the workplace.

Attend this conference and hear HR practitioners share their success stories of improving human resources policy, employee wellness, skills capacity development, and preventing bullying, at their respective organizations. Discuss approaches to managing employees and social media. Learn about how one employer aligns their policy with the community culture. Get a toolkit for how to influence people, which will help you instill a team approach to meeting your human resources objectives. Hear how the youth movement can help you attract and retain talent for your organization.

Human Resources Management for First Nations Governments will allow you to benefit from the thought-provoking discussions, need-to-know regulatory updates, and practical tool kits covering the full scope of human resource management at First Nations organizations. We hope to see you there.

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