2019 Education Labour Relations and HR Symposium

2019 3/11 | Connects Page, Labour Relations, OPSBA Events, Trustee PD


1:00 p.m.  Laurie Scott, MPP, Minister of Labour

1:20 p.m.  Keynote Speaker:  JAIME WATT

Jaime Watt is the Executive Chairman of Navigator. Widely regarded as Canada’s leading high stakes communications strategist, he is a trusted advisor to boards of directors, business and professional leaders as well as political leaders at all three levels of government across Canada.

Jaime has been involved in governance education and thought leadership throughout his career. He is a guest lecturer at a variety of Rotman School programmes at the University of Toronto and is a Lecturer at the Ivey School of Business at Western University. He regularly provides expert opinion in challenging governance situations.

A highly regarded speaker, Jaime appears often as a public affairs commentator in the media. He is a regular contributor to the CBC, including: The Weekly with Wendy Mesley, The House with Chris Hall, and its flagship news program The National. He also writes a weekly column for The Toronto Star and is a Policy Magazine contributing writer.

There is still time to register for OPSBA’s premier labour relations and human resources professional learning opportunity.

The 2019 Education Labour Relations and Human Resources Symposium takes place April 4 and 5 at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto.

The Symposium is designed to provide professional development in the areas of labour relations and human resources to trustees, directors of education, senior human resources officials and labour relations staff.  Additionally, senior school board decision makers are provided with opportunities to share ideas and strategies, learn about next and best practices, and explore practical solutions to the challenges faced by Ontario school boards.

Presentations will cover a wide range of relevant topics, including:

  • Invisible Disabilities: Understanding the Challenges and Duties in the Employment Context
  • Implementing/Managing a Collective Agreement
  • School Boards Collective Bargaining Act (SBCBA)
  • Province-Wide Group Benefits – 2 Years Later
  • Local Bargaining in 2019 – Keeping Your Own House In Order
  • It’s April 2019: Where Are We In Central Bargaining?
  • Reflection of Values within Collective Bargaining
  • Progressive Discipline for School Boards
  • Arbitration
  • Legal Restrictions on the Role of Trustee as Advocate
  • Medical and Recreational Cannabis in Schools: the Law and Best Practices
  • OPSBA Portal
  • Ambiguity of Trustee Role in Bargaining
  • Performance Appraisals for Support Staff
  • What’s New? A Statutory and Case Law Update

For more information, including a program outline and hotel information, visit the Symposium webpage.