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HR Forum: Find out more about ITAC and how the HR Forum can influence policy issues

March 22, 2012

Please join us on March 22nd fort the next HR Forum meeting which is being hosted by Softchoice Corporation in Toronto. Please mark your calendars accordingly!

"Find out more about ITAC and how the HR Forum can Influence Policy Issues"
KARNA GUPTA, President and CEO, ITAC

  • Getting to know Karna; his background, his first impressions at the ITAC helm
  • Presentation will provide information on ITAC’s priorities for 2012/2013; ITAC Mission/Vision/Values/Operating structure (how does it get the work done); ITAC’s endeavours and activities; ITAC’s Government Initiatives and where HR Forum can assist; ITAC Dashboard/Scorecard (how do you measure what you say you are going to do & provide progress updates) and on ITAC’s Challenges
  • ITAC Board endorsed female diversity goal
  • ITAC and the HR Forum
    • opportunities or areas where HR Forum and the ITAC priorities can align; where ITAC can support participant members
    • items that, as an HR Forum we’d expect to see industry influencing helping
      (eg. innovation in Canada, immigration policies and their impact)
    • how the HR Forum can assist on the policy front in making changes to the whole of the Immigration/foreign workers issues to help in the skills shortage

"Enhanced Robust Roundtable on Strategic HR"
Laura Desjardins, HP
KARNA GUPTA, President and CEO, ITAC

The roundtable will be based on points raised in Karna Gupta’s presentation/talk ... this dialog will be focused on the intersection of IT industry (via ITAC) and HR. Time permitting, we will also explore other roundtable topics.

The ITAC HR Forum meetings are open to HR professionals of ITAC member companies at no cost. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please forward this email to co-workers and colleagues who are interested in attending and/or who wish to be added to the mailing list. HR Forum meetings are a great opportunity for professional development and information sharing.


MEETING AGENDA PRESENTER
Welcome and Introductions Sheryl Heldson-Baker, Oracle
Bruce Markowitz, Unisys
ITAC Update Micheline Lepage
“Find out more about TIAC and how the HR Forum can Influence Policy Issues” Karna Gupta, ITAC
“Enhanced Robust Roundtable on Strategic HR” Laura Desjardins, HP
Karna Gupta, ITAC
Lunch and Roundtable discussion All


When Thursday, March 22, 2012
Time 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT
Location Softchoice Corporation
173 Dufferin Street, Suite 200 Toronto, ON M6K 3H7
Map
Register Click here to register or by email to mlepage@itac.ca by March 19

Only members from outside the GTA who cannot attend in person, may join by teleconference:
1-416- 637-5070 or 1-855-582-6873; Guest ID#: 17762. Please advise in advance.

HR Forum Co-Chairs
Sheryl Helsdon-Baker, Oracle
Bruce Markowitz, Unisys

ITAC Program & Events Manager
Micheline Lepage, ITAC

Hope to see you there and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Micheline Lepage, Manager, Programs and Events, ITAC
Tel: (613) 238-4822 x2245 / Cell: (613) 791-1261