October People & Culture Events Calendar


The Rise of Coworking Spaces & Why it Matters

The Pacific Club is proud to host a speaker event dedicated to the rise of coworking spaces and why it matters. The event will be held at the brand new Pavilion Cowork in Vancouver. We'll have a panel of experts share their thoughts on coworking spaces and you'll have a chance to get in on the discussion.

According to one stat in Allwork.space: "40% of flexible workspace demand is forecast to come from large and corporate companies." What does that mean and how could that affect you? Come to the speaker event and ask those questions!

What are Pacific Club Speaker Events?

Our speaker events are what we’ve always been known for, as we have had a who’s who of the Vancouver business community speak to our members. Last time it was an informative discussion about ridesharing with Uber's manager for Western Canada so our speaker events are great opportunities to be in the know and hear from industry leaders.

October 8th

What now, HR? Employer Branding & Diversity

This will be a fun and synergistic evening of discussion about the ever-changing face of employer branding and the importance of weaving inclusion and workplace diversity into your business's employer branding strategy. Guest speakers Keira Roets, Madison Kot and Sarah Blackmore will discuss how you can start to tackle employer branding, why it matters and how to gear your strategy to be inclusive and appeal to a broad range of potential candidates.

**This event is for anyone wanting to learn more practical tips and tricks to implement in your organization tomorrow! No passive learning here - come prepared to interact and learn in an engaging environment with our dynamic speakers**


The Growth Council: Presented by Beacon HR x McMillan

Your Growth Council is a team of experts who will share learnings from supporting tech companies in their journeys to success. You should join this session if you’d like to learn how to avoid the pitfalls that many entrepreneurs make during high growth periods and if you’d like to set up your organization for long-term success. We’ll hear from local experts across compensation, benefits, recruitment/HR, and startup law.

  • 5:00 pm - Welcome

  • 5:30 pm - Panel begins

  • 6:45 pm - Q&A

  • 7:00 pm - Networking

Your Panelists:

  • Morgan McDonald, Co-Founder Startups @ McMillan (Law)

  • Keira Roets, People Operations Manager, Beacon HR, (Recruitment)

  • Paul Dhillon, Founder, RYPE, (Total Rewards)

  • Jeff Devlin, Director, Elements (Benefits)

  • Moderated by Nicole Davidson, Founder, Beacon HR


A Conversation on Corporate Culture: The Best Ones Don't Happen by Accident

A strong company culture impacts all aspects of your organization. But what can you do to cultivate and strengthen your corporate culture? On October 16th, 2019, join industry leaders as they share their experiences creating and maintaining strong corporate cultures in some of BC's most recognizable workplaces.

Panelists will share their ideas about:

  • Why a strong organizational culture drives performance, attraction and retention

  • How to build intentional cultures that reflect organization values

  • The importance of avoiding culture busters

  • The critical role of leadership as culture stewards

  • Caring for you culture and withstanding the test of time

Who Should Attend?

Business Leaders, Managers, Human Resource Professionals, and anyone who is a culture influencer or steward.


InnovateWork Vancouver - Creating Change in the World of Work

The second InnovateWork Vancouver will bring HR, Talent, Tech, and C-Level pros together for an evening of learning and networking. Join us on October 17th to hear from awesome local speakers, discuss issues with a panel of experts and make new contacts.

Why Attend?

* Network with HR, Talent, and Tech pros and make new connections

* Share innovative ideas and help improve the world of work

* Hear from awesome local thought leaders

Madi Kot