October 21 and 28, 2021
9:00AM-12:00PM, both days
Program sponsored by:
(Note: Sessions must be purchased as a set)
The pandemic has added new complexities and challenges to the long-term care workplace. Spruce up your toolbox and leverage the expertise of leaders in the field through a two-part series presenting a range of creative and tested strategies to meet your current HR demands. You’ll receive updates on Ministry developments, hear from legal experts about recruitment and retention approaches, get ideas for building resilience among COVID-strained staff, and learn from member homes as well as from international perspectives. There will also be time to ask questions and brainstorm solutions. This is a rich, information-packed learning opportunity that you will quickly put to work in your home.
- Get actionable approaches for recruiting and retaining clinical staff under current constraints, including PSWs, use of RPNs, funding issues, and helpful wellness initiatives.
- Discuss how to have positive, constructive, critical conversations with employees.
- Understand recent research findings about health and safety linkages to retention, and pick up HR tips and tricks used by member homes during the pandemic and beyond to support their workforce.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
- Responding to the Shortage of Clinical Staff: Recruitment and Retention Strategies
- Building Resilience for Staff
- The Right to Manage–The Leaders Playbook for Having Critical Conversations with Employees
Lisa Levin, CEO, Advantage Ontario;
Sandra Ramelli, Integrated VP People and Strategy, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph, St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre Brantford;
Diana Tikasz, Social Worker, TEND Academy;
Steve Mathew, Healthcare Executive;
Céline Delorme, Partner, EMOND HARNDEN LLP;
Carol Strachan, Director, Staffing Supply, Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care | Ministère des Soins de longue durée de l'Ontario
Thursday, October 28, 2021
- “A Matter of Care” Report from the Aged Care Workforce Strategy in Australia
- Roundtable/Fireside Chat – Top Tips and Tricks for Managing the HHR Climate Today
- Healthy Workers Initiative: The Effects of Health and Wellness on Staff Retention and Satisfaction
- A variety of seasoned long-term care administrators will host intimate breakout sessions focused on HR pressure points and general HR issues and challenges facing the participants
Professor John Pollaers, Chancellor of Swinburne University and Founder of Leef Independent Living Solutions;
Julie Wheeler, Administrator, Long-Term Care, Sunnyside Home, Seniors' Services, Community Services, Region of Waterloo;
Jane Sinclair, General Manager, Health and Emergency Services, County of Simcoe;
Ted Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, The Bess and Moe Greenberg Family – Hillel Lodge, Ottawa Jewish Home for the Aged;
Jennifer Cornell, Director of Long Term Care, Grey Gables, Lee Manor and Rockwood Terrace Care Communities;
Sherri Bastos, Director, Stakeholder and Government Relations;
A variety of seasoned Long-Term Care Administrators
Cancellations: Cancellations will be accepted up to five working days prior to the date of the program less a 15% administration fee that will apply regardless of the status of payment. Registrants who fail to attend the program or cancel after the deadline date shall be liable for the full fee. There is no charge for delegate substitutions. The AdvantAge Ontario Education Department reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this program.