SocialHRCamp 2020 Virtual 3.0
As the world currently grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, notably how organizations transition to fully remote workforces, the HR community needs to play a huge role in supporting, enabling and leading organizations. We are launching 4 virtual events during the month of April 2020, that will focus on what matters most to organizations, right now. The themes will be:
- Employee Engagement (April 9, 2020)
- Innovating HR Practices During a Pandemic (April 16, 2020)
- Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing (April 23, 2020)
- Cultivating Continuing Workplace Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (April 30, 2020)
Sessions will be virtually lead and facilitated by thought-leaders, HR leaders and domain-specific experts. In traditional SocialHRCamp style, we will maximize audience engagement and learning.
All tickets are by donation and 100% of the proceeds will go to a collaborative initiative with Kits for a Cause to support front-line health workers with supplies to fight COVID-19.
- 5:15 pm - 5:30 pm
- Welcome & Introduction
Speakers:Alysha M. Campbell, Jeff Waldman
- 5:30 pm - 5:55 pm
- The Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19
- The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced tremendous uncertainty, change, and adversity into the lives of people worldwide. This pandemic has led to a significant increase in stress, worry, and anxiety felt from social isolation, family health, finances, and work/home conditions. At Starling, we believe that the more we understand the impacts COVID-19 can have on our mental health, the less we will be afraid of it. In this session, you will discover what the COVID-19 pandemic means for people, and how you can navigate the stress, anxiety, and worry brought on by it.
Speakers:Dr. Andrew Miki
- 5:55 pm - 6:20 pm
- Supporting Employee Wellbeing Through Uncertain Times
- Seemingly overnight, our world has changed. We have gone from working together in offices, hanging out in groups, and going to restaurants to physically distancing ourselves in our homes. On top of that, we are now working in new ways and in new places. We are experiencing rapid change and facing an uncertain future. This is all stressful. Many experts have compared this experience to the stages of grief. We are collectively and individually grieving a way of life. All of this has an impact on our mental health and overall wellbeing. HR professionals and managers have a unique opportunity to lead in a way that is inclusive and empathetic in the moment and plan for a new normal when as we enter the next chapter. This session explores how to foster a sense of belonging and wellbeing during an uncertain time.
- 6:20 pm - 6:45 pm
- HR for HR - Mental Health Support/Considerations for HR Professionals During & After the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Given the role of HR during this pandemic, Sean will share top advice for HR Professionals not only to support themselves and each other during the COVID-19 pandemic now, but top considerations to get ready for when the workforce returns to the new 'normal' .
- 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
- Q & A
Speakers:Alysha M. Campbell, Dr. Andrew Miki, Jeff Waldman, Kristin Bower, Sean Raible
- 7:15 pm - 7:20 pm
Speakers:Alysha M. Campbell, Jeff Waldman
Alysha M. Campbell
Alysha M. Campbell is an accomplished and respected Strategic HR Leader with a decade of experience that encompasses all facets of Human Resource Management. From executing successful multi-million dollar workforce recruitment and optimization projects to spearheading employee culture initiatives, Alysha has truly seen and done it all in the HR space.
Through her experience and foresight in the international talent space, Alysha has developed an eye for talent engagement patterns and the resulting effects on culture. As a speaker and entrepreneur, Alysha partners with and teaches organizations her proven process on how to align their talent with corporate objectives to achieve more and increase profitability. She enjoys sharing the secrets of the trade to help businesses discover the benefits of a high-performance culture, the increasing value of employee engagement, in addition to the ins and outs of talent acquisition.
Within Alysha’s business practices, she encourages companies to embrace the “Employee First” philosophy that focuses on shifting the culture dynamics and encouraging recognition of positive results and behaviours. Ultimately this leads to greater employee engagement, customer service and recurring revenue allowing clients to stay competitive in their respective industry and labour market.
Among her various business ventures, Alysha is currently an HR Business Partner with Index Exchange, a Global Ad Tech Organization. She is a graduate of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and is pursuing further studies as a Change Management Practitioner (CMP).
Dr. Andrew Miki
Dr. Andrew Miki is the Chief Science Officer of Starling Minds. A practicing clinical psychologist for over 10 years, he is passionate about demystifying mental health and empowering people to gain the skills and strategies they need to manage their mental health better. At Starling, he leads a team of cognitive behavioural therapy specialists to help organizations remove their greatest barriers to effective mental healthcare with digital technology. Miki is driven to help organizations build a workforce that feels stronger, more confident, and more resilient. Miki has a background in Clinical Psychology, Neuroscience and Animal Cognition with specializations in the treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders, and Neuropsychology. He is also a member of the Canadian Psychology Association and the Canadian of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.
Jeff WaldmanEntrepreneur & HR Tech Evangelist
Jeff Waldman is a senior HR leader and technology evangelist. His newest venture is ScaleHR, a growth ops consultancy that helps scaling companies streamline costs to empower revenue growth and employee productivity. Deeply engaged and connected within the SMB and HR technology spaces, Jeff’s influence has helped growing SMB companies strategically scale their People Operations through a combination of strategy and technology. With the world of work constantly changing, Jeff’s unique and creative perspective on business, HR, technology, and strategy has helped many growing organizations achieve extraordinary results. He has led and built HR teams at growing organizations in the technology, financial services, entertainment, broadcasting, government, not-for-profit and consulting industries. Currently, he is Founder & Principal at ScaleHR, an HR consultancy that works with growing SMBs to scale their HR and Talent operations, and HR tech startups to build amazing software. He is also the Founder of SocialHRCamp and HR Leaders Collective – experiential learning events for the HR community. Jeff is an avid speaker, blogger, and volunteer with diverse organizations and initiatives throughout North America. Originally from Vancouver, and currently living in North Toronto with his amazing wife and three awesome young boys with who he spends his personal time. He also coaches his kids’ sports teams and is an avid hockey player and snowboarder.
Kristin BowerDiversity & Inclusion Consultant
Kristin brings her two decades of human resources and diversity and inclusion experience to a wide variety of clients through her consulting business, Kristin Bower Consulting.
Kristin is a frequent speaker at conferences and in workplaces on the topics of diversity and inclusion, workplace culture and mental health and has been a frequent collaborator with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Conference Board of Canada. Her writing has been published in PeopleTalk and Visions magazines and the Good Money blog, among other publications, and she has been featured in the Globe and Mail and on CBC Radio and Roundhouse Radio. An outspoken advocate for a deeper awareness of mental health issues, she also writes a blog called Adventures of a Survivor where she shares her personal experiences with mental illness and often includes posts with a human resources and inclusion perspective.
Kristin has led work in the areas of diversity & inclusion strategy development, intercultural competency and unconscious bias training, workplace culture, Reconciliation and Indigenous history, disability and inclusive employment programs and mental health awareness and training and worked in industries as wide-ranging as hospitality to finance. She has studied Human Resources Management at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and Diversity & Inclusion at the University of British Columbia.
Kristin chooses curiosity over judgement and is committed to helping organizations foster psychologically safe, healthy and inclusive workplaces.
Sean Raible is an experienced total rewards/HR leader who has worked in several industries throughout his nearly 20 years in the field, including retail, aviation, financial services, consumer products, high tech, construction, telecom, etc. – including global experience. Until recently Sean held the position of Director of Total Rewards, Health and Well-being at Vancity, and has now launched ‘Game Plan Total Rewards’ – an independent compensation, benefits and workplace mental health consulting business. Learning from his personal journey to seeing and supporting many challenges in the workplace over his career, he’s passionate about impacting mental health with his ‘Change One Life’ 4-Pillar strategy to help organizations really ”show-up” for their employees – all while impacting the bottom line. Sean was the recipient of BC HRMA’s inaugural Rising Star Award, actively volunteers with Variety – the Children’s Charity, and chairs the local Vancouver Total Rewards Roundtable.