Announcements

Announcements

  • Recording from today's iVolunteer Training Webinar

    Hello Community, 

    Thanks again to all of those who joined me today for this quarter's iVolunteer Training Webinar! 

    For those of you who couldn't join us, or would like a refresher of what was discussed, you can access a full recording of the webinar by clicking on the link below:

    https://hrpa.adobeconnect.com/pt28d0yhhgos/ 

    Have a fantastic long weekend! 

    Justin
  • Our Next Quarterly Training Webinar for iVolunteer

    Hello community, 

    I am pleased to confirm with you the details of our first iVolunteer training session for all Chapter volunteers.

    Please join me on Thursday, June 27th from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET for our first session. 

    To join the meeting, click on the following link:
    https://hrpa.adobeconnect.com/ivolunteer/ 

    Agenda:
    • Brief Introduction to iVolunteer
    • Getting started
    • Communities 
      • What they are 
      • Joining and viewing your communities 
      • Creating entries in your communities (events, library entries, discussion posts, etc) 
    • Volunteer Opportunities 
      • Creating an opportunity 
      • Viewing and applying for opportunities 
    • Your Settings 
      • Community Subscriptions (notifications) 
      • Direct Messaging 
      • Your Personal Profile page 
    • Q & A / Demo of other features as requested 

    If you have any questions or comments leading up to this webinar, I would love to hear/read them! Feel free to reach out to me either by phone at 416-923-2324, or email, at jmanuel@hrpa.ca.

    Justin
  • Speed Mentoring Is Back!

    Speed Mentoring is back for the first time in years!

    Whether you're a seasoned HR pro or just beginning your career, this event is going to be a blast for all.  It's all going down May 9th at the Novotel Hotel.  Register at the events page here.

    We wanted to use the occasion to get in touch with the members of our old MentorCity dashboard to ensure you had the opportunity to join in before registration fills up!

    And in case you haven't heard, last year we re-launched MentorCity with the convenient 'self-matching' feature, giving members more control over their mentorship experience. Head over to the new MentorCity community page to create your new profile.

    Not only is this a free event, but you'll earn CPD hours, enjoy some light food & drinks and gain mentoring opportunities in the process!

    The interactive discussion in a speed networking format will give attendees the chance to ask real questions to learn “what it’s really like” from individuals working in the industries they hope to start their careers in and allow you to grow your network.

    So don't forget to follow the link and secure your Speed Mentoring spot before it's too late!
  • Community Maintenance - April 26th

    Hello Community, 

    Higher Logic will be performing scheduled infrastructure maintenance for the online community on Friday, April 26 from 11PM ET to 3AM ET. Although you may anticipate a brief downtime during the maintenance window, your site will not be down during the entire allotted time frame.  

    Apologies in advance for the disruption. Please let me know if you have any questions. 

    Best, 

    Justin 
  • National Volunteer Week 2019 - Thank you, from all of us here at the HRPA

    Hello Community, 

    To kick off Volunteer Canada’s 2019 National Volunteer Week, HRPA CEO Louise Taylor Green has a message for all of our amazing volunteers.

    To view her remarks, click here.
  • iVolunteer Training Webinar for Chapter Volunteers

    Hello community, 

    I am pleased to confirm with you the details of our first iVolunteer training session for all Chapter volunteers.

    Please join me on Wednesday, March 27th from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET for our first session. 

    To join the meeting, click on the following link:
    https://hrpa.adobeconnect.com/ivolunteer/ 

    Agenda:
    • Brief Introduction to iVolunteer (what it is, what it's used for)
    • Getting Started
    • Communities
      • What they are
      • Joining and viewing your communities
      • Creating entries in your communities (events, library entries, discussion posts, etc)
    • Volunteer Opportunities
      • Creating opportunities
      • Viewing & applying for opportunities
    • Your Settings
      • Community Subscriptions (notifications)
      • Direct Messaging
      • Your personal profile page
    • Q & A / Demo of other features as requested

    If you have any questions or comments leading up to this webinar, I would love to hear/read them! Feel free to reach out to me either by phone at 416-923-2324, or email, at jmanuel@hrpa.ca.

    Justin
  • iVolunteer Training for Chapter Volunteers

    Hello Community

    I trust you've all been doing well! 

    I am writing to you all today to let you know that I have created the following survey to determine the frequency and timing of recurring iVolunteer training sessions - something that many of you have been requesting.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YRPQBBR 

    Your responses to this survey will help me determine when these sessions will be taking place, and how often. 

    The survey should take you no more than a minute to complete. 

    I would greatly appreciate getting your feedback to this survey by Friday, February 15th. 

    As always, I welcome any thoughts you may have. 

    Until the next update.

    Justin

    jmanuel@hrpa.ca 
    416-923-2324, ext. 334
  • Community Maintenance - Saturday, January 26th

    Hello everyone, 

    Higher Logic will be performing infrastructure maintenance for our online community on Saturday, January 26 from 8AM ET to 2PM ET.

    We apologize for the disruption and appreciate your patience. Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Best,

    Justin

  • Connect with HR professionals at the HRPA Networking Cafe Meet-up Stations

    When: Wednesday, January 30th – Friday, February 1st
    Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 600 level
    How: start connecting with your peers now

    Hello Community, 

    I hope you are all excited to attend the upcoming 2019 HRPA Annual Conference! 

    With it just around the corner, we wanted to provide you with a means to easily connect with each other in person. 

    We’ve heard from many of you how important this is to you, so we’re creating a space at HRPA’s 2019 Annual Conference to facilitate these face-to-face conversations.

    Our Networking Café meet-up stations are located on the 600 level and will be open throughout the conference.

    If you are looking to connect and share knowledge with fellow HR professionals before & after our Annual Conference, then you may be interested in signing up to HRPA's virtual networking platform, available exclusively for members through the HRPA Networking Café. 

    It takes less than 3 minutes to join and you can complete your profile using your LinkedIn. To sign up and start connecting with your peers, click here: https://bit.ly/2FfrVJu 

    HRPA’s Networking Café was launched officially at our 2018 Annual Conference. Since then, our annual conference registrants, volunteers, members and students have participated in hundreds of face-to-face meet-ups and thousands of telephone exchanges and unique conversations have taken place. 

    Looking forward to seeing you all at the conference. 

    As always, I welcome your thoughts, comments and anything else you may have for me! 

    Justin
  • Annual reminder to audit your Chapter's volunteer opportunities

    Hello Community, 

    As we approach the end of the year, I wanted to send out a quick reminder for you all to take a quick look through your Chapter's volunteer opportunity listings to see which ones you're still looking to fill, and which ones have already been filled and are no longer active.

    With a new year comes a renewed interest for many to get involved with the Association through their local Chapter. 

    From time to time, I'll receive an email from someone wanting to put their name forward to volunteer, however, they have reservations to do so given the dates indicated on the listing they're interested in. There have been some instances where a potential volunteer will contact me and ask me if they're able to apply for a volunteer opportunity which dates back as far as 2016! 

    When you have a moment, please take a quick look through your Chapter's volunteer opportunities. For all inactive opportunities, please remove them by clicking on EDIT > Put on hold. By putting the opportunity on hold, it will be saved in the back end and remain invisible to the public. The content can be used and revised for future use.

    If you need any help with this, then please feel free to contact either myself or your TMS. We'd be more than happy to help guide you through this process.

    Happy Holidays!

    Justin
  • Network Maintenance: Thursday, November 1st - 12:00pm ET

    Hello Community, 

    Starting at 12:00 pm ET, our network will be down today for server maintenance.

    All of HRPA's online services which are built on our CRM & SSO will be down because of this. These services include iVolunteer & HRPA's Networking Cafe.

    We anticipate the downtime will last anywhere from 1 - 3 hours. 

    If you have any questions about this, feel free to send them over to me directly. 

    Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

    Justin
  • Online Community Maintenance 10/27

    Hello Community, 

    Higher Logic will be performing infrastructure maintenance for our online community on Saturday, October 27 from 5 PM ET to 11 PM ET. 

    We apologize for the disruption and appreciate your patience. Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Best,

    Justin