Presentations available from the 2009 Annual Tourism HR Forum Please click on the name of the presenter to access the link:


Now is the Time – Plan to Master Change in Today’s Environment

Dr. Rick Johnson, CEO Strategist 

Leadership Techniques in an Economic Recovery

Dr. Rick Johnson, CEO Strategist

Career Pathways and Recognition

Richard Chiasson, Owner, L’Institut Culinaire de l’Atlantique
Mary Dempster, Faculty, Department of Tourism Management and Culinary Arts, Nova Scotia Community College
Rudolf Fischbacher, CCC, CCI Chairman, Canadian Culinary Institute, CCFCC
Bernard Martinage, Founder and President, Federation of Dining Room Professionals

Integrating Sustainability in Post Secondary Education

Marion Joppe, Research Chair in Tourism, University of Guelph
Marie-Janou Lusignan, Coordinator, Tourism Techniques, Cegep Granby-Haute-Yamaska
Catherine Noppen, Professor, Event and Conference Planning, Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec

How to Keep Your Best Employees

(available only in French)

Alain Samson, Author and Speaker with Formatout Inc.

Importance of Training: Engaging Employees During Change

Geneviève Brault, Human Resources Director, Parc Safari
Mark Reynolds, C.H.R.P., Vice President Human Resources, Canlan Ice Sports Corp.
Jérôme Vigneault, Human Resources Manager, Auberge Le Baluchon

State of the Labor Market: Forecasting the Outcome

Greg Hermus, Associate Director, Conference Board of Canada

Raising the Profile for the Events Industry

Nathalie Courville, General Manager, Institut de l’événement
Joyce Dogniez, CMM, Director of Global Training Practice Meeting Professionals International, Luxembourg
Michael Granek, CSEP, Academic Director – Event Planning Diploma Program, The Art Institute of Vancouver
Thérèse St Onge, IFEA Canada Director, International Festivals and Events Association

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How to Build a Better You

Bryan Dodge, President, Dodge Development Group