This forum focuses on HR leaders interested in engaging in strategic discussions about the transformational challenges impacting organizations. It allows attendees, opportunities to discuss the pivotal topics and challenges that HR leaders face today in an informal setting with top executives drawn from the Best Workplaces in Canada.

It's an opportunity to constructively share experiences, learn and reflect on some of the bigger issues, both present and future, at senior level.

What to expect from this Forum:

  • Thought-provoking round table conversations
  • This is not a conference; this is a forum limited to 30 participants exclusively
  • Ability to truly network with an exceptional group of senior HR leaders, from across industry
  • A no-holds-barred discussion about the challenging future
  • No PowerPoints, or “talking heads”

The 2017 Forum was quite successful and was received really well by the attendees:

A great way to collaborate with folks in industry. It’s rare to get a chance to talk about pressing issues.” - Manu Varma, VP - HR, Traction On Demand


The Great Place to Work Executive Forum is a great opportunity for thought leadership, best practice sharing and exchange of open discussion about organizational challenges” - Michelle Loo, Director - Human Resources, Hilti Canada


The GPTW Forum is an opportunity to have a conversation about extremely current topics in talent with experienced, passionate and committed professionals. It’s an inclusive Forum that allows everyone to contribute as well as learn from others. Challenging and provoking questions stimulate discussion on difficult issues. No power points, handouts or paraphernalia but rather relationship building and active participation. Excellent network to tap into on an ongoing basis” - Jeannine Pereira, Talent Development and Learning Leader, EY Canada


Taking the time to pause and reflect on our current and future challenges is not easy to do in today’s frenetic business environment. The GPTW Executive Forum offered this great and unique opportunity to have rich and inspiring discussions with Senior HR executives and professionals from various organizations. The small group Forum discussion, great facilitation and most relevant Agenda items really allowed for profound reflections and questionings, while sharing best practices and building relationships. The Forum is really different: No power point presentations but rather active listening, participation and engagement from all. This is my first participation and the second year of the Forum. Most participants came back and stayed in touch, supported each other since, which is amazing!” - Christiane Messier, Director - HR, ABBVIE Corporation - Canada

Click here for fact sheet and agenda of the 2017 Forum.

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