Date: January 27, 2021
To kick off the year we’ll be introducing the new committee heads, as well as bouncing ideas off everyone to see what we should cover this year and in what format. We’d love to see everyone join the meeting even if it’s only for a portion of it. This sub section has been in standby for some time, it would be great to see everyone again.
New Committee Chair: Greg Holubowicz of Kornfeld LLP, email@example.com
New Committee Co-Chair: Dharam Dheensaw of Harper Grey LLP, firstname.lastname@example.org
* A zoom invite will be emailed the day before to everyone that registers for this event
Date: February 10, 2021
Location: Via Zoom
Please join us in welcoming a familiar face, former BCLMA HR sub-section co-chair, Megan McAllister, for a discussion on Self Care & Resiliency Strategies for the 2020 Workplace HeRoes.
To say it has been a challenging time to work in Human Resources is an understatement. There has never been more pressure, spotlight or demands – from making difficult business decisions, to the responsibility of creating safe workspaces to holding space and time to deal with the difficult emotions of others.
Yet, we all know the advice, in order to help anyone else, we must first put on our own oxygen mask. Why is self-care and resilience so important and how do we actually achieve it? Megan will guide us through this discussion, drawing on her own insights and lessons learned through the pandemic and her journey with breast cancer. Hint, we won’t be talking about manicures or bubble baths (although those are highly recommended too).
Megan McAllister is the Owner and Senior Human Resources & Leadership Consultant at Megan McAllister Human Resources and Leadership Consulting | Vancouver, which provides HR and leadership solutions to busy business owners, executive teams and HR departments. With her combined senior corporate HR experience and a passion for mental health awareness and mindfulness for leadership and life, Megan is on a mission to create a ripple effect of better workplaces and happier people.
This HR Subsection event will take place on Wednesday, February 10th from 12:00 – 1:00 via ZOOM call.
Registration is open to BCLMA members only. Please register by February 5th. The zoom link will be sent to you a few days before the event.More Details
Date: February 24, 2021
Cost: $36.75 - $42.00
Location: Via Zoom
COVID-19 has brought many changes into our lives, and the way we work – both within our traditional workspace and now from a distance as we work from home – has been a significant concern for employers. As we enter 2021 and long term strategic planning, firms are thinking about short and long term policies and processes which will keep employees safe and satisfied, businesses operating and our industry flourishing.
Now with a vaccine on the horizon, along with a workforce that has a desire to continue to work from home, it’s time for firms to start contemplating the longer term considerations for how we’ll move forward through the rest of COVID-19 and beyond.
Join us for a moderated panel discussion on what you’ll need to consider when developing your plans for safe return to the office and remote working practices.
Our panel, comprised of labour & employment lawyers, an HR specialist and the Director of OHS Consultation & Education Services at WorkSafeBC, will discuss what a return to the office may look like, the employer/employee responsibilities when an employee moves to a permanent or hybrid remote working situation, how develop effective work-from-home policies, and tips and tricks to deal with performance management issues and metrics.
Sign up to hear our panel of experts speak to this important topic and answer your questions! Please ensure to send us your questions when you register. This event is proudly sponsored by
Chris Back is the Director of OHS Consultation & Education Services at WorkSafeBC. Consultation & Education Services serves the workers and employers of BC by positively influencing health & safety behaviours and disability management practices through partnerships, consultation, and outreach. Chris has been with WorkSafeBC for six years. Before moving into the Director role, Chris managed the manufacturing & retail portfolio as well as the construction portfolio in Consultation & Education Services. Prior to WorkSafeBC, he held various leadership positions in health and safety and disability management, primarily in the healthcare industry. Chris is a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist and holds an MBA from Royal Roads.
Cissy Pau is a Principal Consultant with Clear HR Consulting. Her track record of over 25 years in HR management has earned her a reputation as a leading HR expert who is in demand by a varied client list across Greater Vancouver and BC. A Chartered Professional in Human Resources and a Commerce graduate from UBC, Cissy is known for her straightforward approach and her ability to talk clients through the most complex of HR matters. Cissy is frequently profiled and called upon to share HR expertise by media outlets and publications such as BC Business Magazine , CBC, The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s , and Business in Vancouver. She was named one of Canada’s Top 25 HR Professionals by Canadian HR Reporter.
Andrea Raso is a senior partner and the Chair of the Employment & Labour practice at Clark Wilson LLP. Andrea has experience in all areas of employment and labour law and draws upon her 25+ years of experience when assisting clients. She helps resolve issues that permeate the work environment and that may detract from productivity. Her approach to problem-solving is ambitious and versatile. Andrea’s top priority is to help her clients’ reach their goals practically and efficiently, and achieve the best possible results.
Mike Jones is an employment lawyer with HHBG Lawyers. His practice includes assisting employees at all stages of the employment relationship, from contract review, to workplace and human rights, to wrongful dismissals. Prior to joining HHBG, Mike worked at a general litigation firm where he practiced in a number of areas, including employer sided employment law. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Provincial Court of B.C., the B.C Human Rights Tribunal and other administrative tribunals. Mike earned his J.D from the University of British Columbia in 2014.More Details
Date: March 17, 2021
Location: Via Zoom
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Date: June 03, 2021
Location: D6 Lounge – Parc Vancouver
Join your fellow BCLMA member on the Patio of D6 Lounge in the Parc Vancouver Hotel.More Details