Media Advisory – Electricity Human Resources Canada draws outstanding lineup of speakers and panelists to national …

OTTAWA, Oct. 22, 2013 /CNW/ – Ms. Michelle Branigan, Chief Executive
Officer of Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) invites media
representatives to the 2013 EHRC National Conference titled Empowering the Future Today - on November 6 and 7 at the Hotel InterContinental Toronto Centre (225
Front St W, Toronto).  Media representatives are required to confirm
their presence.

The 2013 EHRC National Conference offers an exceptional lineup of
ministers, guest speakers and panels who will present practical HR
solutions to electricity workforce challenges. Included in this high
profile lineup are: Hon. Jason Kenney, MP, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for
Multiculturalism; Hon. Yasir Naqvi, MPP, Minister of Labour and numerous industry-leading CEO’s and senior
executives.

The two day national conference will bring business leaders from the
electricity sector and human resource professionals together.  Expected
attendees include employers, labour, education, and government
representatives working for and with the sector. There will be sessions
to help organizations address the workforce challenges facing the
sector today including such topics as recruitment and retention,
knowledge transfer and diversifying the workforce.

New this year will be the Inaugural Awards Gala that will provide national recognition for the achievements of
individuals and companies working in the electricity and renewable
sector in Canada, celebrating innovation in workforce development in
the industry. Gianna Manes, President and Chief Executive Officer of
ENMAX Corporation, will receive the inaugural 2013 CEO of the Year
Award.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
Day 1:  Wednesday November 6, 2013
 
  09:00  CEO Panel: Future Labour Force Needs for Business Success
  Featuring CEOs from:
    Hydro One
Ontario Power Generation
Northwest Territories Power Corporation
Newfoundland Power Inc. and
Ontario Power Authority
 
  10:30  Concurrent Sessions:
  - Session 101: Developing your Organisation’s Knowledge Strategy

Organizations represented on the panel include:  Hydro One, the
Knowledge Management Institute of Canada

     
  - Panel Session 102: The Aboriginal Advantage – Employing Aboriginal
People in the Electricity Workforce and Supply Chain
 
  Lunchtime speakers:
   
  Guest Speaker Sonya Gulati, Senior Economist, TD Bank
Economic Outlook
   
  Keynote Speaker: Julian Chapman, VP Consulting & Business Solutions, Forrest & Company Limited.and
Brigadier-General, Deputy Commander, 4th Canadian Division / Joint Task
Force Central, Army Reserves

Accountability and the Not-So-Secret Weapon in the Electricity Talent
Challenge

  14:00   Concurrent Sessions:
    Panel Session 201:  Bridging the Gap – Attracting and Retaining Women in
the Electricity Industry
    Panel Session 202: Renewing Futures – Building Powerful HR Strategies
for Canada’s Renewable Energy Workforce
 
  19:00 – The Inaugural Awards Gala & Dinner – national recognition for the achievements of individuals and companies
working in the electricity and renewable sector in Canada.
  Featuring Keynote Speaker: The Honourable Yasir Naqvi (MPP), Minister of Labour
Emcee: Norm Fraser, Chair EHRC Board and COO Hydro Ottawa
 
  Day 2:  Thursday November 7, 2013
    08:00 – Keynote Speaker: The Honourable Jason Kenney (MP), Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for
Multiculturalism
    08:30 – Panel: Training Canada’s Workforce – The Role of All Levels of
Government
    09:30 – Workshop: Employee Engagement – The Powerful Impact of an
Engaged Workforce
    10:00 – Plenary: Training & Development. A Structured Approach
    10:45 – Plenary: Succession Planning
    11:30 – Plenary: Creating the Workforce of Tomorrow
     
    Lunchtime Keynote Speaker:  Angela Ferrante, Board of Directors, VIA Rail Board of Directors and
Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
Employee engagement at all levels of the organization

More information on the National Conference, including a full program,
can be found at www.electricityhr.ca/conference.  Media can register by contacting tesdaile@tsa.ca.

Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) is a not-for-profit organization helping to keep the lights on
in Canada by enabling a world-class workforce for the entire
electricity industry. EHRC helps to build a better workforce by
strengthening the ability of the Canadian electricity industry to meet
current and future needs for a highly skilled, safety-focused, diverse
and productive workforce. For more information visit www.ElectricityHR.ca 

SOURCE Electricity Human Resources Canada

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