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Bridging the generations-CIPH tackles human resource issues


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May 5, 2017

Outgoing CIPH Ontario region chair Paul Balik (right) of Independent Supply accepts a plaque from incoming CIPH Ontario region chair Jerry Fairborn of Moen at the Region’s AGM.

Speaker Lisa Leitch discussed “Getting Ready for 2020”, 2020 – when more than half the workforce will be millennials – at the CIPH Ontario Region Annual General Meeting on March 30. Outgoing chair Paul Balik noted that the topic was very apropos given the Ontario Board’s focus in getting new faces out to its business meetings this year.

He pointed out that the Young Executive Society (YES) panel presentation on March 9 attracted almost 70 CIPH young executives. The “Explore the Road to Success” panel featured Heather Ferris of InSinkErator, Rich Palser of Palser), Sian Smith of Noble, Josh Young of Canplas and Balik. The panel, which was moderated by Tom Newell of Emco, answered pre-submitted questions, such as: How we all got into our industry; how we got past personnel barriers; how to best get mentorship from people with experience; and how to best deal with technologically adverse senior managers.

In other CIPH news, the CIPH’s Annual Business Conference, themed Making History Together, will be held June 25 to 27 in Ottawa, ON. www.ciph.com


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