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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: Thursday, December 6, 2018
8:00 - 9:00        Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Opening Remarks from the Chair
9:10 - 10:00
Basic Minimums: What Laws Do You Need to Know?
  • Determining if you are covered by federal or territorial law
  • Key sections of the Employment Standards Act (ESA) and regulations
  • Exemptions from territorial law for government and federally regulated employers
  • What employers are federally regulated?
  • Federal labour standards in the Canada Labour Code
  • Common problems and misconceptions
  • Four things to remember at all times
  • Can common law sneak in and increase costs?
10:00 - 10:15        Networking Break
10:15 - 11:00
HR's Role in Capacity Building
  • Undertaking a needs analysis to assess your organization's current HR capacity and forecast future requirements
  • Developing internal resources: growing people into more senior positions
  • Developing a recruitment and retention plan
  • Benefit of mentorship for capacity building and retention
11:00 - 12:00
Combatting Workplace Violence: Bullying, Harassment, and Lateral Violence
  • How to deal with bullying and harassment
  • Will you be compensated for bullying and harassment
  • What are the costs to the organization?
  • Leading the change: what organizations can do to instil healthier working environments
12:00 - 1:00        Luncheon Break
1:00 - 2:15
Investigating Complaints and Misconduct in the Workplace
  • What is a workplace investigation?
  • When to conduct a workplace investigation
  • How to conduct investigation interviews: who to interview and how
  • Steps to follow when conducting harassment investigations
  • Steps to follow when conducting disciplinary investigations
  • Common weaknesses in investigations and how to avoid them
  • Making sound conclusions that stand up to scrutiny
  • Important practical tips on report-writing, interviewing, and evidence collection
2:15 - 2:30        Networking Break
2:30 - 3:15
Strategic Planning to Meet HR Goals and Objectives
  • Strategic goals and metric mapping for the organization
  • How to tie in the strategic plan/goals for all employees
  • Setting goals and metrics
  • Tying in performance reviews
  • Celebrating milestones with staff and community
3:15 - 4:00
Facilitated Open Discussion: Summary and Q&A
4:00        End of Day Three
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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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