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2023 Regional Employers Symposium - Connecting Workplace Cultures

An important part of the Regional Employers Services mandate is to create a forum for municipal employers in the region to share and collaborate on significant workforce issues. The Regional Employers Symposium empowers HR leadership by facilitating discussion and capacity development. We invite municipal leaders to come together on this day to learn and to connect with future-focused experts and human resource thought leaders to discuss your most important human resource issues.

​By invitation only.


Date: Friday, October 27, 2023
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: The Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6    map
  • Members:$250 + GST (“Members” refers to Participating Areas and entities identified as receiving Labour Relations Services pursuant to the GVRD Labour Relations Service Bylaw No. 1182, 2012)
  • Non-members:$300 + GST​
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8:00 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 8:45 am Opening Remarks
8:45 am - 9:30 am

nəc̓əʔmət ct (we are one/we are united)

Len Pierre, Owner, Managing Consultant - Len Pierre Consulting

9:30 am - 9:40 am Break
9:40 am - 10:40 am

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Operationalizing EDI

Alden Habacon​ – Inclusive Excellence Strategy Solutions

10:40 am - 11:00 am Networking Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Breakout Session

Choose one of:

Building Trust in the Workplace
Darryl Stickel – Trust Unlimited

Trauma Informed Investigations
Catalina Rodriguez – Forte Law

Workplace Environmental Scans
Panel Workshop with Lou Poskitt, Principal Lawyer – Miller Titerle + Co
Jessica Forman, Employment Lawyer & Workplace Investigator – Forte Law

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Connecting Workplace Cultures Across Generations

Robert Barnard – Co-Founder and Executive Director, Youthful Cities

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Break
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Economic and Labour Update

Ken Peacock – BC Business Council

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Legal Update

Christopher Munroe, Partner – Roper Greyell LLP
Sandra Guarascio, Partner – Roper Greyell LLP

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Closing Remarks


Maria Anicic


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