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2017 Symposium: Insight and Opportunities, Human Resources in Education

BC Public School Employers' Association

Thursday, 2 November 2017 at 9:00 AM - Friday, 3 November 2017 at 2:15 PM (PDT)

2017 Symposium: Insight and Opportunities, Human...

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Event Details

The BCPSEA 2017 Symposium: Insight and Opportunities, Human Resources in Education, will be held Thursday November 2 and Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, 1180 West Hastings Street.

Program Highlights

The theme of this year's program focuses on Organizational Culture and features keynote speaker Jennifer Moss.

As author of the book Unlocking Happiness at Work, Jennifer, has made the study of happiness in the workplace her passion and professional focus. Her presentation will share current research and strategies drawn from her Ontario project "the HERO Generation" which explores the impact of healthier educators on students' academic outcomes. Balancing research and real-world case studies, Jennifer presents informing and inspirational stories for school district leaders to consider in their building of strong organizational cultures.

Tracey Gurton will be returning to offer a plenary session "Building a Strong Organizational Culture; Whose Responsibility is it? A healthy culture has many outcomes, including lower turnover, greater productivity and collaborative team environments. In her presentation, Tracey will indentify the necessary factors and practices that make organizations special, unique, and capable of supporting the organization's vision. Starting with an examination of what organizational culture is, Tracey will then explore the most effective leverage points for maintaining our culture's strengths as well as investigate how culture can be a leadership tool.

We are excited to have Allan Seckel, CEO of Doctors of BC joining us on Friday, November 3 to discuss "Implementing a Healthy and Supportive Workplace Culture." Allan will share his experience as well as the specific strategies and steps taken to Make Doctors of BC a great place to work.

Particpants will also have the opportunity to choose from the following working sessions: 

Legal Tips for Avoiding Culture Woes - Lindsie M. Thomson and Sari Wiens, Harris & Company LLP
Strategies to Maximize Your Recruitment Efforts - Simon Lewis, 6S Marketing and Janet Stewart, BCPSEA
The Connection Between Health and Work - Kathy Wright and Maureen Carradice, BCPSEA
Mental Health and Labour Relations: Creating a Pyschologically Healthy Workplace - Dr. William Howatt, Morneau Shepell
Addressing Workplace Dysfunction - Marli Rusen, Arbitrator, Mediator, Investigator

Please note that all travel, accommodation, and meals not provided at the Symposium are at school district expense.

Have questions about 2017 Symposium: Insight and Opportunities, Human Resources in Education? Contact BC Public School Employers' Association

When & Where

Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
1180 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5

Thursday, 2 November 2017 at 9:00 AM - Friday, 3 November 2017 at 2:15 PM (PDT)

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BC Public School Employers' Association

BCPSEA is a full service employers' association and is the accredited bargaining agent for the province's 60 public boards of education, for unionized teaching and support staff in the British Columbia K-12 public education system. We provide a full range of human resource services with a focus on the development, coordination and facilitation of human resources best practices.

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