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Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2016 Conference on May 17 & 18th. 

Overall participant satisfaction was 91.5%!   

Our annual conference is one you won't want to miss!  Each year, HR professionals and Business Leaders come together in Halifax to learn, share, and network on current HR and Business topics of relevance.  The conference includes a mixture of keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, exhibitor, and networking opportunities.  

Including 2016, overall satisfaction for our last five conferences (since we began measuring overall satisfaction) have each been 90% or higher!  Thank you for confirming our conferences are relevant to you and that they demonstrate a positive return on investment.

To view our detailed 2016 conference program, click here



We welcomed three keynote speakers Stephen MR Covey, Jill Birch, and Martin Latulippe.


Stephen MR Covey - Organizational Trust Expert, Experienced Executive, and #1 Bestselling Author

Stephen MR Covey is a sought-after and compelling advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, sales, and high performance that speaks to audiences around the world.  He is the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Speed of Trust, a groundbreaking, paradigm shifting book that challenges our age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that it is a hard-edged economic driver - a learnable, measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing.


Jill Birch - Leadership and Organizational Change Expert

Is a leader a person? A position? Based on results? it a process?  During the last five years seismic changes have not only changed the way we view the world but the ways we think about organizations and how they are led.  Fresh thinking, combined with new research, signals a dramatic shift away from more traditional methods of conceptualizing leadership to a more relational point of view.  This session will explore concepts and practical applications of relational leadership and discuss ways that leaders at all levels may embody this kind of leadership.  Jill Birch is an accomplished and experienced facilitator and consultant in leadership development for senior executives.  Jill is the CEO of the Canadian Art Foundation and has worked with many organizations in a variety of industries including Sheridan College, Principal & National Capability Lead - Sector Development with Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions' Leadership Solutions Practice, and Associate Director - In-Company Development, International Training and Partnerships with the Schulich School of Business.


Martin Latulippe - The Potential Awakener

Martin Latulippe is a social entrepreneur, award-winning philanthropist, and best selling leadership author who inspires and empowers people to achieve more through building a world-class mindset and stronger relationships.






Tuesday, May 17th

12:00 pm Registration and Trade Show Open
1:00 pm

Opening Keynote - Stephen MR Covey, The Speed of Trust  

Networking Break & Trade Show
3:15 pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions:

  • Making the Speed of Trust Work for You (Stephen MR Covey)
  • Applied Ethics (Blake Jelley, PhD, CHRP)

Opening Reception & Trade Show (end time 6pm)









Wednesday, May 18th

   8:00 am    Registration and Trade Show Opens                                         
   8:30 am   Keynote - Jill Birch, A Window on a New Kind of Leadership
    Networking Break & Trade Show
 10:30 am

  Concurrent Educational Sessions:

  • Smashing Silos to Build Team Collaboration (Jill Birch)
  • Interactive Roundtable Discussions
    Networking & Trade Show
 12:00 pm    Awards & Recognition Luncheon 
   1:30 pm

  Concurrent Educational Sessions

  • Hot Topics/Trends in Employment Law (Brad Proctor)
  • Coaching (Dr. Kirk Blanchard, CEC)
    Networking Break & Trade Show
   3:30 pm   Keynote - Martin Latulippe
   4:45 pm     Conference end time















Pricing & Registration

The earlier you register, the lower the price!  Register early to take advantage of lower rates.  Registration is closed.

   Full Conference Pricing 

Early Bird

   (ends Jan 31)



    Last Chance


 Members  $ 469  $ 569    $ 669 
 Non-Members  $ 709  $ 809    $ 909 
           HRANS Student Members  $ 359  $ 459   $ 559

* 15% HST is added to the above pricing.


Register three people and get the 4th for half the price!  

Must be from the same organization and some restrictions apply.  Contact us to learn more. 


Stephen MR Covey - Individual Tickets

Interested in an Afternoon with Stephen MR Covey on May 17th with VIP seating or attending his keynote?  A limited number of Tuesday afternoon passes, or keynote only passes, will be available for purchase.  The full afternoon ticket will include VIP seating for the Stephen MR Covey Keynote and the Stephen MR Covey Concurrent Session (ticket may only be used by primary registrant for both sessions).

(Note: full conference registrations include the Stephen MR Covey keynote with first come first serve seating.  A separate ticket is not required for full conference participants.)

Stephen MR Covey - Individual Tickets 

Early Bird

  (ends Jan 31) 



 To purchase tickets
Keynote Only  $ 150   $ 200  Click here for keynote   

* 15% HST is added to the above pricing.  Group discounts are available for the keynote, please contact us if interested.



A special conference rate has been arranged with The Prince George Hotel of $159 a night.  If you require accommodations for the conference, we encourage you to book your accommodations using the link below as it allows us to negotiate cost effective accommodations each year.  The Prince George is conveniently located very close to the conference venue and also connected by an underground pedway. 

Click here to book your accommodations directly with the Prince George Hotel and take advantage of this HRANS special rate.  Rooms at this rate are available on a first come first served basis and the negotiated rate is available until Friday, April 15th (based on availability).  We encourage you to book your accommodations early.  


Sponsors & Exhibitors

For information on Sponsorship Opportunities call us at 902.446.3660, option 1.  Exhibitor Opportunities are SOLD OUT.


CPHR Continuing Professional Development Hours

The keynote and educational sessions attended qualify for Continuing Professional Development Hours at one hour per hour of educational session attended, for HRANS CPHR Holders.


Thank You to Our 2016 Sponsors












Program Partners

Cox & Palmer

Halifax Port Authority 

International Coach Federation: Atlantic Chapter





We were excited to have a number of exhibitors at this year's conference.  Please view the detailed program near the top of this page to learn more about each of the exhibitors. 


Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Nova Scotia
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103 / Halifax, NS / B3S 1A2
Telephone: (902) 446-3660 / Fax: (902) 446-3677