Fredericton Chamber of Commerce and HRANB
The Top 5 Human Resources Related Risks You Need to Know
7:45AM ï»¿Registration / Breakfast
8:15AM ï»¿Opening Remarks
8:20AM Introduction: Sally Wells, Moderator
8:25AM Hiring Immigrants, Cultural Sensitivity and Express Entry - Julia Ramirez, Ignite Fredericton
8:40AM UNB Job Development Program - Nichola Anderson, UNB
8:45AM Productivity Through Assistive Technology - Neil Squire Society
8:50AM Leveraging Partnership and Opportunities - Penny Polchies, JEDIï»¿
8:55AM Government Programs - Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
9:35AM Q&A - Sally Wells, Moderator
10:00AM Panel Discussion:
Topic #1 - Employee Engagement - Mike Burgess, Director of Human Resources, Xplornet Communications Inc.
Topic #2 - Hiring Do's and Don'ts - Lori Orchard, Human Resources Officer, St. Thomas University
Topic #3 - Wellness and Mental Health in the Workplace - John Oxner, Manager of Wellness and Organizational Development, Government of New Brunswick
Topic #4 - Importance of Job Descriptions - Wayne Mallet, Instructor at NBCC
Topic #5 - Performance Management - Mike Burgess, Director of Human Resources, Xplornet Communications Inc.
12:00 Noon Lunch
12:30PM Keynote Speaker: Richard Petrie, Stewart McKelvey - Legal Trends Relating to HR and Labour Laws
1:15PM Q&A - Sally Wells, Moderator
1:30PM Closing Remarks
RICHARD G. PETRIE
Richard Petrie is a Partner in the Atlantic Canada law firm, Stewart McKelvey, based in the firm’s Fredericton, New Brunswick office, where he maintains an active labour and employment law practice. He attended the University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 1990; B.A. 1987) and the University of Illinois (LL.M., 1990). Mr. Petrie has acted as principle legal advisor to employers in both public and private sectors including the following areas: universities; municipalities, transportation; airports, forestry and related manufacturing, auto dealerships, energy and financial services. Mr. Petrie’s practice is concentrated in representing corporate employers with respect to labour and employment law; including administrative and tribunal law, judicial reviews, arbitration, collective bargaining, contract and regulatory issues, wrongful dismissal claims, occupational health and safety matters; union certifications and unfair labour practice complaints. Mr. Petrie has appeared before numerous arbitration, labour relations and human rights tribunals in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. Mr. Petrie is a frequent speaker on issues within his area of expertise. Mr. Petrie is recognized in both Lexpert Canadian Directory; Best Lawyers in Canada and Lawday’s Leading Lawyers for Employment Law, as a leading practitioner in the fields of Labour Relations Law; Employment Law; and Workplace Human Rights Law. Mr. Petrie is a member of Stewart McKelvey’s Partnership Board, and Chair of the Partnership Board’s Human Resources and Governance Committee.