Canada is changing rapidly with fears that the pendulum is swinging too far in one direction. Some people feel they're on the wrong side of that pendulum while others, fearing the worst, are fighting it every step of the way. However, in this fast paced, completely interactive, information packed and provocative presentation, Stephen will help make sense of the changes taking place in our country and our workplaces.
You'll get the straight goods on how to lead in our unclear world and what accommodations are expected by law as well as by common sense. The pendulum is swinging with changes in Canadian culture, religion and gender-balance therefore you and your team need to be informed, educated and challenged so that you don't find yourself on the wrong side of a "rights" issues.
Lawyer, Author and Speaker, Stephen Hammond will have you thinking, questioning and laughing with current, relevant and provocative examples of our rapidly changing world. Be sure you're leading your team in the right direction.
What's included in this keynote?
- Surprising numbers and examples of our rapidly changing country
- Understanding of how past events have significantly affected our country and workplaces today
- Pro-active steps we all must take to change or face legal challenges
- Inspiring take-aways where doing the right thing, actually works
Canadian leaders in the workplace and within organizations. Canadian leaders see that things are changing, but many aren't sure it's for the better. Some leaders either don't understand why there appears to be different sets of rules for different Canadians, or they have to deal with discontent from employees and members who feel that way. It can be difficult to keep an eye on the work at hand or the bottom line when you have to deal with issues like "rights" that seem out of our hands.
In this keynote, leaders will get to understand what has shaped the changes we see and understand better what Canada is up against when it comes to the changing face of immigrants and the new work force. With understanding, comes a better ability to make decisions based on common-sense, not by mere policy or knee-jerk reactions.
Lawyer-turned workplace discrimination and harassment specialist Stephen Hammond will entertain and educate participants using fun and slightly-competitive exercises. They will learn what to do to accommodate differences and to help their team become more effective in a rapidly-changing society.
Stephen always uses the latest in audience-response technology.
Allow your audience to be educated, entertained and engaged.
"Stephen Hammond spoke to our Corporate Leadership event two years ago. When, this year, due to budget constraints we could only afford one day and two speakers, I said we had to have the best in Canada and Stephen had to be one of them. His interactive technology, his stories, and his humour (he's a funny guy for such a serious topic) help to bring about real and positive change in our workplace. Our CAO said it was the best leadership event we've ever had. I couldn't agree more."
Tatjana Zatezalo, MPA
Manager - Organizational Development & Health
Human Resources Services
Halifax Regional Municipality
Stephen Hammond, B.A., LL.B., CSP, is a lawyer turned educator and entertainer regarding harassment, discrimination and making the changing face of Canada work effectively. After a Bachelor of Arts in political studies from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Stephen got to understand the complexities of workplace interactions from all the issues he had to address. Stephen is the author of Managing Human Rights at Work: 101 practical tips to prevent human rights disasters and Steps in the Rights Direction: 365 human rights celebrations and tragedies that inspired Canada and the world.
Stephen is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) and the Global Speakers Federation. In 2008 Stephen was one of only 5 Canadians to receive the designation of CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) which is the "most prestigious earned designation for platform excellence" by the Global Federation. Fewer than 10% of the Federation members hold this designation. Stephen is a past-president of the Vancouver CAPS chapter and is their national Ethics Chair.