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Presentations

Arbitration & Grievance

Interest Arbitration: Practicalities and Pitfalls for Public and Private Sector Employers
Irene Holden, Arbitrator
February 2008

Collective Bargaining

Strategic Negotiations: Perspectives from a Road Well-Travelled
Don Wood Lecture
George Smith, CBC/Radio-Canada
February 2009

A Paradigm Shift for Collective Bargaining
Dr. Ernest Thiessen, iCan Systems Inc.
February 2009

Employee Engagement as a Bargaining Strategy
Mark MacDonell, Canada Post Corporation
October 2007

Relative Bargaining Power
Drew Mackay, Labatt
June 2006

Single Team Bargaining
John DeLorenzi, General Dynamics Canada
June 2006

British Columbia Public Sector Bargaining: From Turbulent Times to Creative Solutions
Bob De Faye, Public Sector Employers’ Council Secretariat
February 2006

Collective Bargaining at the National Hockey League
Bill Daly, National Hockey League
October 2005

Collective Bargaining: A Continuous Learning Process
Kim Madigan, Canadian National Railway
June 2004

Collective Bargaining: A Continuous Learning Adventure
Gary Fane, Canadian Auto Workers
June 2004

Communication

Introducing The Web 2.0: How Blogs, Wikis, YouTube and Facebook are Changing Employee Communication
Brendan Hodgson and Amanda Brewer, Hill & Knowlton
October 2007

The CBC Lockout: What’s a Wiki?
Stephen Satchel, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
February 2006

E-mail and Union Access: The CBC Experience
Michele Sparling, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
February 2004

Legal Trends in Employee Communication: British Columbia Leads The Way
Vincent P. Johnston, Harris & Company
February 2004

Reaching Unionized Employees: It’s the Message AND the Medium
Boyd Neil, Hill & Knowlton
February 2004

Compensation & Industrial Relations Outlooks

Compensation, Human Resource and Labour Relations Outlook
Prem Benimadhu, The Conference Board of Canada
October 2008

2008 Compensation Planning Outlook
Prem Benimadhu, The Conference Board of Canada
October 2007

Compensation and Labour Relations Outlook (PDF)
Compensation and Labour Relations Outlook (Online with sound)
Prem P. Benimadhu, The Conference Board of Canada
October 2006

2006 Compensation Planning Outlook
Prem Benimadhu, The Conference Board of Canada
October 2005

Compensation and Labour Relations Outlook 2005
Prem Benimadhu, The Conference Board of Canada
October 2004

Productivity Challenges Facing Canadian Organizations
Brenda Lafleur, The Conference Board of Canada
October 2004

Economic Outlook

Economic Update
Pedro Antunes, The Conference Board of Canada
February 2009

The Economic Outlook: Living with a Troubled Neighbour
Pedro Antunes, The Conference Board of Canada
October 2008

2008 Economic Outlook
Paul Darby, The Conference Board of Canada
October 2007

The Economic Outlook: Changing Tides but Firmly Anchored 
Pedro Antunes, The Conference Board of Canada
October 2006

2006 Economic Outlook 
Paul Darby, The Conference Board of Canada
October 2005

The National Outlook 
Peter Hall, The Conference Board of Canada
October 2004

Employee Performance

Managing Employee Performance
Mike Roberts, Bruce Power
June 2008

Implementing Performance Management in Unionized Environments 
Nicole Liddell, BC Hydro
February 2006

Individual Employee Performance Management in Union Environments: “The Emperor Goes to Abilene.” 
Mark Alexander, MacB Group Limited
February 2006

International Labour Relations Issues

Business and International Labour Public Policy
Andrew Finlay, Scotiabank
October 2008

Innovations in Industrial Relations - A Global Perspective
Armand Pereira, International Labor Organization
June 2008

Legislation

Modernizing Labour Laws in Saskatchewan: A Business Perspective 
Marilyn Braun-Pollon, Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
October 2008

Impact of the Supreme Court Decision on Private Health Care and Employer-Sponsored Benefits 
Wade Harding, Morneau Sobeco
October 2005

Explaining Canadian Industrial Relations to Non-Canadians 
Brian Burkett, Heenan Blaikie
February 2005

Managing Labour Relations

Construction Labour Relations
Robert Blakely, Building and Construction Trades Department
June 2008

Innovation in Organizing: The Magna-CAW Neutrality Agreement (Audio)
Buzz Hargrove, Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
February 2008

Measuring LR Success 
Janine Reed, Public Sector Employers’ Council Secretariat of British Columbia
October 2006

Transforming Labour Relations between the GCC Teamsters and the Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd.
Alan Bower, Toronto Star Newspapers and Kevin Logan, GCC-IBT
June 2006

The Fable of the Farmer's Folly
February 2006

New Technology in Labour Relations (Speaking Notes)
Scott MacDougald and Doug Fisher, Canadian National Railway Company
October 2005

Innovative Workplace Health Practicesand Labour/Management Relations
Derwyn Sangster, The Canadian Labour and Business Centre
June 2004

The Labour Relations System: A Search for Alignment and Relevance
Prem Benimadhu, The Conference Board of Canada
February 2004

Pension & Benefits

New Developments in Pensions
Ian Markham and Laura Samaroo, Watson Wyatt
February 2009

The Afforable DB Plan
Karen Hall, Aon Consulting
February 2009

Re-Designing Pension Plans
Jay Parker, University of British Columbia
February 2009

Total Rewards in a Unionized Environment
David Swayze, David Swayze & Associates and  Mary Daly, Mary Daly Consulting Inc.
June 2007

Creative Approaches to Benefit Cost Reduction
Mike DeGirolomo, Canadian Pacific Railway Company
October 2005

Bargaining Retirement: The Trends Towards Defined Contribution Pension Plans 
Michel St. Germain, Mercer Human Resources Consulting
June 2004

Communicating Pension Risks and Obligations to Employees 
Bruce Cohen, co-author of The Pension Puzzle & former columnist with the Financial Post
June 2004

Workforce Planning & Demographics

Harnessing the Power: Recruiting, Engaging and Retaining Mature Workers
Karla Thorpe, The Conference Board of Canada
October 2008

Alberta’s Labour Market Strategy: Building and Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce 
Zarelda Reghelini, Alberta Employment Immigration and Industry
February 2007

Building an Employment Brand at ENMAX
Rick Ehlers and Kirstan Jewell, ENMAX
February 2007

Building and Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce: Priority Actions and Sub-Strategies 
Zarelda Reghelini, Alberta Employment Immigration and Industry
February 2007

The Aging Canadian Workforce: Are You Ready?
Paul Darby, The Conference Board of Canada
February 2007

Tomorrow’s Workforce, Today: Canada’s Four Generations Converge in the Workplace
Adwoa Buahene, n-gen People Performance Inc.
February 2007

The Strategic Value of People: Rethinking Measurement Tools for Strategic HRM 
Ruth Wright, The Conference Board of Canada
October 2006

Labour Restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCRA) 
Andrew Torriani, Air Canada
June 2005

Building Tomorrow’s Workforce: The Role of Immigration and Diversity 
Judith L. MacBride-King, The Conference Board of Canada
February 2005

Workplace Issues

Culture Change Initiatives Implemented at CN
Les Dakens, Canadian National Railway
June 2008

The Web 2.0 and The Law: A Brave New World, or a World Just Like the Old One? 
Mary J. Gleason, Ogilvy Renault LLP
October 2007

Workplace Assessments 
Michael Dunphy, Dunphy & Associates HR Consulting
June 2007

Pandemic Preparedness for Canadian Business 
Jean-Michel Laurin, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
June 2006

2004/2005 WorkCanada Findings 
Graham Dodd, Watson Wyatt
June 2005

From Doing to Being: The Required Journey of Cultural Transformation 
Peter Bromley, FIRST LIGHT PMV Inc.
June 2005

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