Location: Delta Hotel Toronto Airport & Conference Centre in Toronto
Theme: Connected by Complexity & Design
April 6, 2019 – Pre-Conference Workshops (optional)
April 7 – 9, 2019 – National Leaders Conference
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HR - Collaboration Within Network [clear filter]
Sunday, April 7


Collaboration Within Networks - Closed Session - HR - Current issues in Employment Law (policies, emerging trends & issues)
Policies are the pillars of expectations for any institution. Policies related to respect, incivility, human rights, harassment and sexual harassment create a specific statement about the workplace environment. Sadly, often such policies are under-utilized and not linked to mission/vision/values and not leveraged as proactive tools to foster the sought after “culture of respect”. Even worse, they are (unknowingly) not legally compliant or have gaps that create risk. This workshop will provide an opportunity for each attendee to examine and reflect on their respective human rights/harassment policy/procedure to
ensure it best serves their institution.

This is a “working” workshop. Attendees are requested to bring a copy of their Policy
Manual, including Human Rights/Harassment Policy and Procedure.


Sara Luther

Human Rights & Employment Lawyer

Sunday April 7, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm


HR Network Dinner - La Scala Ristorante
La Scala Ristorante

We are looking forward to some down time with you during our Network dinner. Please look for the HR Network Dinner sign in the Hotel lobby. Buses to depart at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday April 7, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Monday, April 8


Collaboration Within Networks - Closed Session - HR - Employee Wellbeing & Mental Health (comprehensive framework for creating strategies)
Wellness programs are a way of the past, but individual and organizational wellbeing is the way of the future. Schools who want to thrive and lead the way need to move beyond tracking points and trying to get employees to participate in wellness activities, and learn how employers are providing better solutions to improve individual and organizational wellbeing. Join us as we explore a holistic approach to wellbeing – social/emotional, physical, social, financial, career and community – and equip you with the considerations
needed to develop an effective wellbeing strategy to help build resilient employees and a resilient student population.

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Sarah Becker

Area Assistant Vice President - Group Benefit Services, Gallagher
With over 15 years experience in the group insurance industry, Sarah Becker has been partnering with Independent Schools since 2010. Clients are supported in the development, implementation and communication of their employee benefit programs, keeping in mind their unique culture... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday, April 9


Working Breakfast/Collaboration Within Networks - Closed Session- HR - Creative Recruiting Strategies (international recruiting, open discussion to share practices)
Independent Schools have been facing a looming Teacher shortage and struggles to attract academic leaders. This interactive breakfast session will allow the HR network to engage in discussions around recruiting challenges, creative solutions and strategies, and ways to support one another.


Guylaine Frigon

Senior Manager, Human Resources, TFS - Canada's International School
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Tracey Dixon

Director of Talent Recruitment & Development, Mulgrave School

Tuesday April 9, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am