Event pricing $25 for Members and $30 for Non-members
Workshop $80.
– unless stated otherwise
Lunches are now every Thursday but could be the 3rd or the 4th Thursday of the month.

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  • If you are in a role where understanding and staying ahead of current and emerging employment issues is a responsibility, you will find value in many of the speakers and other events regularly sponsored by the BHRN.

    Luncheon Speaker Events Member luncheon: $25.00 payable in cash or cheque due on the day of luncheon; Non-member luncheon: $40.00 payable in cash or cheque due on the day of luncheon; Special Offer: Non-members have your first lunch at the Member rate of $25.00. .
    - unless stated otherwise
    Lunches are always on a Thursday. The BHRN is not just about or for HR professionals. We are about employment issues and trends affecting our businesses and organizations, including public sector, not-for-profit and private sector, big and small.

    *Note: If you need to cancel your RSVP please email Chantel MacLeod

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    May 2019

    Jennifer Spear – HR UnScripted:  Think Faster. Lead Smarter. Act Now! Extended lunch

    May 16, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

      Register: 10:30am Speaker starts: 11:00am  - 12:30pm Lunch 12:30pm Jennifer is a Dynamic Speaker, Facilitator, Trainer and UnConsultant and works with organizations to help them Think Creatively, Solve Problems, Plan Strategically and make creativity & innovation a reality in their workplaces. Prior to starting Clean Slate, Jennifer was Vice President of both Marketing and Human Resources for a National Retailer. As a graduate of both Ivey’s Executive MBA program and Second City, Jennifer operates where the business and creative…

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    September 2019

    Mastering Performance Management with Sandi Hokansson

    September 19, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Best Western Brantford Hotel and Conference Centre, 19 Holiday Drive
    Brantford, ON N3R 7J4 Canada

    https://soundleadership.ca/ Mastering Performance Management - Lunch & Learn Sandi Hokansson, Executive Coach & CEO of SOUNDLEADERSHIP Inc., will be speaking on Mastering Performance Management.   She will cover the following: • Purpose and value • Coaching and feedback • Managing Ratings • Encouraging ‘Upward Communication’ (two-way feedback) • Avoiding Pitfalls • Goals and Career Discussion • Tying it all together & Interim follow up Sandi is a successful Strategic Consultant and Executive Coach who runs her own leadership practice, SOUNDLEADERSHIP Inc.…

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    October 2019

    Jennifer Threndyle : Legislative update WSIB/MOL and upcoming changes

    October 17, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Best Western Brantford Hotel and Conference Centre, 19 Holiday Drive
    Brantford, ON N3R 7J4 Canada

      Jennifer Threndyle: B.Comm. – Major HR Management, B.Ed.-Adult Ed., MBA, CDMP For over fifteen years, Jennifer worked with persons with disabilities and employers in employment programing and return to work services.  Jennifer’s case load was comprised primarily of clients and workers with mental health disorders.  Jennifer has been employed with Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for the past seven years.  During this time she has helped employers comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, WSIB – Return…

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    November 2019

    Stuart Rudner Employment Lawyer and Mediator: Social Media

    November 21, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Best Western Brantford Hotel and Conference Centre, 19 Holiday Drive
    Brantford, ON N3R 7J4 Canada
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    Stuart Rudner Employment Lawyer and Mediator: Social Media and the impact on the employment relationship, both directly and indirectly, including latest trends and watch outs for employers and employees. Stuart is the founder of Rudner Law, a firm specializing in Employment Law (or HR Law, as it is often called). He is the author of You’re Fired! Just Cause for Dismissal in Canada and has contributed to several other leading texts. He also speaks at and chairs various conferences and courses,…

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    December 2019

    Comedian: Keith Barany

    December 19, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    The comedy of Keith Barany is often described as original, gentle & brilliant. In fact The NY Post called him “The wittiest comedian working”. It’s his lightning fast “ad-libs” that most amaze audiences. From time to time Keith has written for well known TV shows such as: “The Emmy Awards”, “Politically Incorrect”, “The Jimmy Kimmel show” and most notably, “SEINFELD”. He’s performed in concert with: John Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, Joan Rivers, Ray Romano, Bob Hope, Joy Behar, Lewis Black &…

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    January 2020

    Blair McCready Annual Legal Update

    January 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Join us to hear Blair’s Annual Legal Update. Blair McCreadie is a partner in the Employment & Labour Group of Dentons Canada LLP’s Toronto office, where he practices in all areas of employment and labour law. Blair is also a member of the firm’s Public Policy Practice Group, and provides strategic advice to clients on government relations and public policy issues.

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    February 2020

    Community Resources: Brantford

    February 20, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    BHRN is welcoming some of our Community Resource Centers to speak about the support they can offer employers. Workforce Planning Board: Danette Dalton Executive Director connect2SKILLS Brantford Community Resource Employment Services  

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    March 2020

    Cancelled Due to COVID-19

    March 19, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Best Western Brantford Hotel and Conference Centre, 19 Holiday Drive
    Brantford, ON N3R 7J4 Canada

    Dr. Arash Zohoor, Co-founder, Inkblot Therapy: Assisting employees with Mental Health in the workplace Dr. Arash Zohoor, Co-founder, Inkblot Therapy. Arash is a community family and emergency physician in Brantford, Ontario. He has a special focus on mental health, addictions and chronic pain and is frequently a guest lecture on these topics across the country. He is a clinical professor at McMaster University. He has been in multiple healthcare leadership roles and has won numerous leadership awards including the Ontario…

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    April 2020

    Cancelled due to COVID-19

    April 16, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Michelle Deluca Conflict Resolution

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    April 2021

    Dennis Touesnard – Employment Contracts

    April 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Dennis, a Brantford native, was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006. Dennis’ practice encompasses all areas of civil and commercial litigation, including employment law, personal injury law, estate litigation and construction law. In the area of employment law Dennis assists employees in obtaining fair compensation when terminated and assists employers in identifying sound, practical business solutions with a results-oriented approach. In the area of personal injury law, Dennis aggressively pursues the rights of injured persons in order to fairly…

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