21 - 23 July, 2019
Toronto, ON

Tuesday, July 24

7:30 am - 8:15 am Networking Breakfast

8:15 am - 8:20 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

8:20 am - 9:00 am Case Study — Immersive Experiential Learning with VR and Gamification – A Ground-Breaking Initiative

Helen Peng - AVP Global Talent, Sun Life Financial
In 2017, Sunlife Financial introduced their top 100 Global Leaders an immersive, ground-breaking learning initiative through VR technology. This session will explore how VR can be used to innovate in the business world and create emotional connection with clients. 
Helen will also expand on how her team brings virtual reality to their learning boot camps on Data Analytics. 
During this session the following topics will be discussed: 
  • Technology enablers: virtual human technology and social simulation 
  • Designing and creating compelling experiences for leader development 
  • Potential future application

Helen Peng

AVP Global Talent
Sun Life Financial

9:05 am - 9:35 am Business Meetings

9:35 am - 10:05 am Business Meetings

10:10 am - 11:00 am Focused Peer-to-Peer Discussions on The Topics Gathered through Social Learning Tool

Before the Exchange, we collected your insights and challenges in the HR space, using the thoughtexchange social learning tool.  During this follow-up session, you’ll have dedicated time to sit with your peers and discuss what they are doing to address each one of these topics that are top of mind. Not to be missed!

11:05 am - 11:45 am Closing Q&A Panel — Join our Keynote Speakers from Day 1, 2 and 3 as they take questions from the audience on their presentation topic.

Wesley Connor - Director, People Development, Randstad Canada
Dessalen Wood - VP Talent Development, Cineplex
Wesley Connor, Director, People Development – Randstad Canada
Avoiding the “One-Hit Wonder” - Learning Initiatives That Really Stick

Helen Peng, AVP, Global Talent Development – Sunlife Financial
Immersive Experiential Learning with VR and Gamification – A Ground-Breaking Initiative

Dessalen Wood, VP of Talent Development – Cineplex Entertainment
On-Boarding New Leaders: A Developmental Approach

Wesley Connor

Director, People Development
Randstad Canada


Dessalen Wood

VP Talent Development

11:45 am - 11:50 am Chairperson's Closing Remarks

11:50 am - 11:50 am Conclusion of the Exchange. See You at the Next Event!