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2014 Keynote Speakers Announced for the SAHRP Conference

May 12, 2014  
Posted by: Kit Mazurak
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The SAHRP Conference Steering Committee is thrilled to announce the exciting line-up of keynote speakers for the 8th Annual SAHRP Conference:


Start with WHY
Expert Start With Why Facilitator

Committed to a world in which people go home every day fulfilled by the work they do, David Mead focuses on helping business leaders and organizations create cultures that make that idea possible. Inspired by Simon Sinek’s ground-breaking book, Start With Why, David’s natural ability to translate Sinek’s message comes across in all of his talks.

Why Aboriginal Leadership Matters?
Indspire's 2013 First Nations Youth Recipient

Gabrielle Scrimshaw is a young professional with a passion to create social impact. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Gabrielle is a member of the Hatchet Lake First Nation. She has studied international business and policy in Australia, Asia, the Americas and Europe. She co-founded a national not-for-profit for Aboriginal Professionals and was named the 2013 First Nations Youth Achiever by Indspire.

Unleash Your Inner Tyrant!
Motivational Speaker

The first of its kind, Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! helps managers and executives become better leaders by showing them everything they should avoid – including how to create a culture of fear and mistrust, how to oppress and demoralize employees, and how to stand firm in the face of all change – before wrapping up with a serious conversation about the kind of leaders we should all strive to become.
A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Jeff began his career as a high school English teacher before following his father Rex Havens into the world of stand-up comedy, where he worked with some of the brightest lights in American comedy and honed the art of engaging audiences through laughter. 


HR practitioners from across Canada have set their sights on becoming “true” professionals—but what does that mean exactly? This keynote lunch panel will explore the topic from practitioner, policy, and academic perspectives, highlighting the implications of the professionalization of HR in Canada for HR professionals, employees, organizations, and broader society.


Greg Honey, SHRP, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, Farm Credit Canada; President, Saskatchewan Association of Human Resource Professionals


Claude Balthazard, PhD, CPsych, CHRP, Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs and Privacy Officer, Ontario Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA)

Michael Carr, Deputy Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, Government of Saskatchewan

Dionne Pohler, PhD, CHRP, Assistant Professor, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, Associate Faculty, Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan

Early Bird Registration will open June 3rd!

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Saskatchewan (CPHR Saskatchewan)
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