HR Workshop

Investing in your career
Vancouver, BC
HR Workshop
Fairmont Waterfront
May 31, 2017

HR Workshop Speaker - Tony Segreto

Tony Segreto

Ultimate Software, Liaison-Special Projects

Tony Segreto serves as Ultimate Software's liaison for special projects. In that role, he moderates events, expertly disseminates UltiPro information via videos, and evangelizes Ultimate's products and services to a wide audience. Previously, Tony spent 40 years as one of the most experienced and trusted anchors on South Florida television. He joined WTVJ in 1968 as an intern. During his tenure, he worked as a photographer, producer, reporter, and anchor for both sports and news. During his career, Mr. Segreto covered more than 20 Super Bowls, 2 Olympics, World Series, Stanley Cups, NBA finals, and National Championships. He has also interviewed two sitting presidents and political leaders from around the country. In 1995, he was honored by the South Florida chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with the prestigious Silver Circle Award, recognizing more than 25 years of excellence in broadcast journalism.

HR Workshop Speaker - Morag Barrett

Morag Barrett

SkyeTeam, Chief Executive Officer

Morag Barrett is CEO of SkyeTeam, an international HR consulting and leadership development company. Morag's experience ranges from senior executive coaching to developing high-impact teams across Europe, America, and Asia. She is a highly effective speaker, trainer, and executive coach. Morag draws from a deep and unique operational skill set. Her corporate career started in retail banking with Royal Bank of Scotland Group in the United Kingdom. With 15 years experience in the finance industry, Morag understands the challenges of running a business as well as the complexities of leading and managing the people that are part of that business. Prior to launching Skye in 2007, Morag was responsible for global leadership and executive development in a U.S. telecom company. Since launching SkyeTeam, she has had the opportunity to work with clients in a range of industries including healthcare, telecoms, mining, manufacturing, engineering, and technology.

HR Workshop Speaker - Cecile Alper-Leroux

Cecile Alper-Leroux

Ultimate Software, VP, HCM Innovation

Cecile Alper-Leroux is an internationally sought-out speaker, thought leader, and visionary on HCM trends, hot topics, and global strategies. Passionate about people and technology in the workplace, Cecile has dedicated her life's work to helping companies design the best possible experience for people at work so they can achieve great things. A seasoned economic anthropologist, she loves uncovering micro-cultures within organizations and helping leaders and HR professionals effectively respond to evolving workplace dynamics, trends, and opportunities. Cecile is currently vice president of human capital management (HCM) innovation at Ultimate Software where she writes and speaks extensively on the changing worker and workforce.

HR Workshop Speaker - Melanie Harmer

Melanie Harmer

McMillan, Partner, Advocacy & Employment

Melanie Harmer is a partner in the firm's Advocacy and Litigation Group. Her practice encompasses a broad range of complex litigation matters, with a particular emphasis on commercial litigation, judicial review, appellate proceedings, and aboriginal law. Melanie is skilled at distilling complex issues and drafting persuasive arguments in high-profile and complicated matters. Prior to joining the firm, Melanie served as a judicial law clerk to six judges of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Her recent experience includes such diverse matters as representing an office of the legislature on a novel issue of solicitor-client privilege, assisting multiple resource companies in defending against injunctions of their exploration and harvesting activities, representing a resource company in obtaining an injunction to remove a blockade of its operations, seeking leave to commence a derivative action in a commercial dispute, obtaining court approval of plans of arrangement and representing shareholders in dissent proceedings, providing advice to international clients on jurisdictional issues, and appearing before an international arbitration tribunal. In addition to representing clients in litigation before the courts, Melanie regularly assists clients in negotiating solutions outside the courtroom.

HR Workshop Speaker - Dr. Jarik Conrad

Dr. Jarik Conrad

Ultimate Software, Senior Director of HCM Innovation

Jarik Conrad, EdD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the senior director of Human Capital Management (HCM) Innovation for Ultimate Software. In that capacity, Dr. Conrad helps organizations stay abreast of the latest workforce trends and innovative approaches to people management and talent optimization. Immediately prior to joining Ultimate Software, Dr. Conrad led The Conrad Consulting Group where he served as an executive coach, facilitator, and management consultant. He has held significant human resources roles at Fortune 500 companies, including McDonnell Douglas (Boeing), Pillsbury (General Mills), Union Carbide (Dow), Citigroup, and CSX Technology. In addition, he directed the human resources department for the City of Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Conrad is an award-winning author and sought after keynote speaker. He has been recognized as a thought-leader in the areas of emotional intelligence, diversity and inclusion, and leadership.