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O Award Winners Recognizing Excellence in 2010 he HRIA’s Celebrating Excellence Awards Program offers an opportunity to recognize those outstanding HR professionals, who are committed to the pursuit of excellence and continue to make contributions to the HR community. In 2010, HR professionals from across the province gathered to celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievements in human resources in three award categories. The Rising Star Award is awarded to an HRIA member in the first five years of his/her career who demonstrates great promise as future leaders in the Alberta HR community. The Award of Excellence is awarded to an HRIA member (individual, group or team) who plays a key role in driving the performance and reputation of an organization and serves as a trusted advisor on organizational strategy. The Distinguished Career Award is awarded to an HRIA member who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the human resources profession in Alberta. It certainly was a night to remember especially with the paparazzi greeting attendees. The success of the program is not possible without the help from our volunteers, nominators and sponsors! Congratulations to the 2010 recipients! Evening of Excellence Rising Star Jillian Walker, Associate Member of HRIA Healthy Workplace Coordinator, The City of Calgary Jillian Walker first started at The City of Calgary in January 2007 as a Human Resources Representative and quickly made an impression on those around her. Jill has improved and re-designed existing programs and currently, as the Healthy Workplace Coordinator, has implemented creative solutions and improvements to the Wellness Opportunities at Work program. Jill is registered to complete her National Knowledge Exam (NKE) to become a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) in May 2010. She also plans to write the National Professional Practice Assessment (NPPA). As well, one of her long-term educational goals is to complete a Masters of Leadership from Royal Roads University. Jill is also passionate about volunteer activism and implementing positive change in the world. Over the past 10 years she has volunteered with organizations across Western Canada, including HRIA and Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta. 8 O NETWORK O Summer 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Network - Summer 2010

Network - Summer 2010
HRIA President’s Message
Congratulations to our Award Winners!
HRIA Conference Coverage
Coaching Conversations Support Organizational Effectiveness
Strategic Human Resources: Avoiding Circular Conversations
Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Making the Case for Enhancing Employee Engagement
The Role of Human Resources Departments
Innovate or Evaporate: The time to act is NOW!
Positioning Yourself for Executive Roles Now
The HR Office
Index of Advertisers

Network - Summer 2010