David Usher will deliver an exclusive keynote at “Signature”, McLean & Company’s annual human resources industry event, featuring keynotes from Under Armour, Panasonic and more.


With the overarching theme of “Shaping Prosperous Workplaces,” nine highly anticipated keynotes, two panel discussions, five speed sessions and two peer-to-peer roundtables will focus on the four key trends identified in the company’s report. 2022 HR Trends Report. These include:

  1. Recruitment and retention
  2. The new world of work
  3. DEI after tipping point
  4. Skills in the Age of Change

Aligning with these current trends in the HR industry, event organizers have announced a non-exhaustive list of impressive speakers for Signature 2022. Featuring David Usher, founder of Reinvent AI and leader of the beloved Canadian rock band Wetdelivering his exclusive speech Creative Thinking: The Power to Navigate DisruptionSignature attendees can expect the following top 10 conferences and events, hosted by renowned industry experts:

  1. Chernavia Rockerdirector of human resources and administration at under protectionwill participate in the launch of the event with its dynamic opening speech Leading with Purpose through Crisis, Geopolitics, Culture Wars and the Unknown – Shaped by Fireexamining the critical efforts of HR leaders in a world of work riddled with complex external challenges.
  2. As employee burnout continues to plague industries everywhere, solving it too often falls on the individual. Kelly BerteDirector, Research and HR Consulting Services at McLean & Companydeliver the timely and relevant keynote address Escaping the Cycle of Burnout: Thinking and Acting Differently as an Organizationinspired by latest research on burnout of McLean & Company.
  3. On the famous theme of culture, Michele CampionDirector of Human Resources (HRD), ESABwill explore best practices in creating an impactful and intentional culture in its main session, Shaping a culture through purpose and values.
  4. Today’s age of work demands real commitment and attention from HR professionals. Phil DanaCHRO, AskBiowill investigate the crucial details of HR work with his speech”In the trenches” with a current CHRO – Phil Dana @AskBio.
  5. A strong, vibrant and inclusive culture is more important than ever, which sparked ideas for Stephen ChildsCHRO for Panasonic Automotive, on creating and managing culture from the perspective of leadership ownership in the Cultivate a culture of belonging from the top down opening speech.
  6. Janet ClaryDirector, Research and HR Consulting Services at McLean & Companywill highlight how an internal talent market has the potential to fundamentally change the way an organization of any size grows and moves talent to simultaneously meet employee needs and strategic priorities in the must-see keynote Creating your internal talent marketplace: This isn’t just a new piece of HR technology.
  7. Katrona TyrrelSenior Vice President of Human Resources at Orangetheory Fitnessadvocate for a strong organizational core in their speech Orangetheory’s focus on building core strength through job architecture and compensation philosophy.
  8. Attracting and retaining talent are major considerations for many HR professionals today. Gloria Pakravan, Senior Director, Talent Management at University Health Networkwill talk about talent acquisition and retention while respecting budgetary constraints in Engage and retain talent when financial incentives are not an option: the UHN journey.
  9. Hybrid working has become the new normal for many industries. While it offers opportunities for improving work-life balance, it also presents unique challenges for workplace culture. To meet these challenges, Lynn Ann BrewerDirector, Research and HR Consulting Services at McLean & Companywill lead the CHRO Roundtable: Proactively Managing Culture in Hybrid Environments with panelists Melkeya McDuffieCHRO for Clean ports; Jenn BouyoukosChief Talent & Culture Officer at Yorkville University Toronto Film School; and Kelly Ann CordnerCHRO for SMS Equipment Inc..
  10. The alliance requires real action and intention and plays a crucial role in today’s workplace. Cinnamon ClarkPractice Leader, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Services at McLean & Company, will guide the panelists Heather HardingerSystem Director, DEI / Chief Diversity Officer at CoxHealth; Delphia HowzeDirector of Inclusion Strategy for the University of Tennessee System; and Patricia LaceyHead of Talent and Leadership Development/IED Lead, red banda Heineken company, through their ideas about alliance in the CDO Roundtable: Allies – Where are you?

Jennifer Rozondivision president of McLean & Company, shares the following perspective on Signature’s return:

“Our dynamic speakers exemplify the diversity of today’s modern hybrid workplace and the crucial role HR plays in every organization. This year’s event’s non-sponsor policy will provide a safe and authentic environment HR leaders to connect, network and discover the practical tools and resources they need to excel in a rapidly changing world of work.”

The in-person conference will take place from September 20e at 21st2022, at the Westin Harbor Castle in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. See the full conference program here.

Register for Signature 2022 here.

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