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association news HRIA Conference Chair’s Message By David Knudson Resources Institute of Alberta celebrates its 25th anniversary as an association, the Alberta HR Conference has begun planning our fifth annual event. It’s remarkable to think back and appreciate the growth we’ve seen in the last five years. In 2006, we had about 400 delegates and exhibitors. By 2009, attendance had grown to more than 1,000. To realize that degree of growth within the challenging economic environment of the past couple years is a testament to the value this event is delivering. And this year will certainly continue the tradition of delivering value to HR practitioners of every level and area of expertise. The conference committee has already begun planning for “Think UP: ideas + strategies = RESULTS” at the BMO Centre (formerly the Calgary Stampede Roundup Centre) on April 21 and 22, 2010 in Calgary. We encourage you to visit our rebranded conference Web site at and subscribe to the RSS feeds that will deliver e-mail updates of speakers, sponsors and exhibitors as they are confirmed. The fifth annual Alberta HR Conference will focus on exploring, encouraging and advancing the strategic value of human resources. Speakers and delegates will engage in dynamic dialogue about the importance of higher-level, big-picture thinking. Interactive discussion will reinforce how HR ideas and strategies contribute to the bottom line of any organization. I personally look forward to participating in the dialogue and considering other perspectives, which helps us become more strategic in our thought processes and ultimately makes us better human resources practitioners. Many beneficial and value-added activities are being planned for Think UP 2010, including thought-provoking keynote speakers, a diverse selection of 60- and 90-minute concurrent sessions and a 1-1/2 day tradeshow exhibition. Organizations interested in sponsoring Alberta’s largest HR conference may contact Jenny Chapman, HRIA’s sponsorship & event manager, at Reserve your participation now as a leading partner in the HR industry – the earlier you come onboard, the more your As the Human organization benefits from high-profile exposure to Alberta’s HR decision-makers. The Call for Speakers will open Sept. 1, 2009 and the Call for Exhibitors will open Oct. 15, 2009. As always, we are expecting online registration to open Dec. 1, 2009. Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss your opportunity to participate in this dynamic event. As the leading HR association in Alberta, we are proud to continue our tradition of leading-edge professional development. We look forward to seeing you in Calgary in April 2010! ■ Important Dates Thinking about sponsoring? Contact Jenny Chapman, HRIA’s sponsorship & event manager, at (403) 541-8703 or Thinking about speaking? Abstract submissions will be accepted online starting Sept. 1, 2009 Thinking about exhibiting? Exhibitor applications will be accepted online starting Oct. 15, 2009 Thinking about attending? Online registration will be accepted at starting Dec. 1, 2009 NETWORK Fall 2009 13

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Network - Fall 2009

Network - Fall 2009
HRIA President’s Message
HRIA Executive Director’s Message
Membership Has its Privileges
HRIA Conference Chair’s Message
What is a PEO?
The Performance Framework
Canada’s Training Ground
The Care and Feeding of Your Team
Social Networking Meets Recruitment 2.0
Making Serious Brand Impact
Establish Sound Legal Footing
It’s Dialogical
Index of Advertisers

Network - Fall 2009