letter from the editor
We’re already into the February 2016 issue of HR
Professional, and that means it’s time for the
HRPA Annual Conference & Trade Show! I’m
excited for this year’s event; I’ll be wandering
around the trade show and sitting in on some sessions, and I
can’t wait to get some feedback on the magazine from readers.
The cover feature of this issue comes from Bill Greenhalgh,
chief executive officer of the Human Resources Professionals
Association (HRPA). He gives an in-depth look at the professionalization
of the HR profession and what HRPA is doing to
move the process forward. He also discusses HRPA’s competency
framework, updated in 2015. That article begins on page 22.
Our other feature article is by Melissa Campeau, and she explores
what it means to foster a culture of positive dissent in
your organization. Coming from someone who enjoys (probably
too much) playing the “devil’s advocate” role, I think her article
gives a great perspective on using dissonance as a means for innovation,
and why that’s healthy in our workplaces as long as it’s
managed properly. You can read her article, starting on page 32.
I hope you enjoy this issue of HR Professional, and I hope I get
the chance to meet as many readers as possible at #HRPA2016!
If I miss you and you have any thoughts and ideas to share about
the magazine, my contact information is below, and I look forward
to hearing from you.
VOLUME 33 / NUMBER 2 FEBRUARY 2016
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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
Jason Beeho, Rubin Thomlinson LLP
Dean Bulloch, MBA, CHRE,
School of Business & Hospitality,
Conestoga College Institute
Cheryl Fullerton, Corus Entertainment Inc.
Julie Giraldi, Ontario Hospital Association
John Hamovitch, Intelex Technologies
Paul Klein, Impakt
Claudette Knight, Meridian
Charles Marful, Ernst & Young
Nan Oldroyd, Loblaw
Anthony Papa, Federal-Mogul Motorparts
Laura L. Randell, B.A., CHRE, SEEC
Schulich School of Business
Jose Tolovi Neto, Great
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