Join Matt Burns, Lena Hutzcal and the gang for the third InnovateWork virtual event as HR, Talent, Tech and C-level pros come together to be educated, engaged, and inspired about innovating in our rapidly changing workplace.

InnovateWork #3 is free to attend and, like the in-person summits we've hosted, we'll present inspiring high-profile speakers offering practical tips with a West Coast twist.

The format will be similar to our popular meetups - four speakers followed by a Q&A. So get your questions ready!


A series of 9-minute talks to educate and inspire us.

Stuart Knight

Stuart Knight

Author, speaker, podcaster and award-winning entrepreneur
Stuart Knight Productions Incorporated

Communication in a Crisis

Carla Rieger

Carla Rieger

CEO at MindStory Coaching and Speaking Academy

A Brain Hack for Building Confidence when Working in Uncertain Times

Bob St-Jacques

Robert St-Jacques

GM, Professional Services


Using Performance Management to Pivot and Take Advantage of the Recovery

Kerris Hougardy

Kerris Hougardy

Vice President

People Services North America at Colliers International

Authentic Branding in Times of High Unemployment


Questions for our speakers led by our InnovateWork Vancouver hosts.

Matt Burns

Matt Burns

Founder & Chief Innovation Officer


Lena H

Lena Hutzcal

Director, National Accounts

ModoHR Technologies - ScreeningCanada

This InnovateWork Webinar is Free for HR, Talent and Tech Pros!

Sign up today and join us on May 26th at 1 PT for the 3rd #InnovateWork virtual event as HR, Talent, Tech and C-level pros come together to be educated, engaged, and inspired about innovating in our rapidly changing workplace.

Thanks to our Sponsors and Supporters!

The HR Gazette - Organizing Sponsor - Latest opinion, reviews and podcasts for pros interested in HR Technology, Talent, Performance, Learning, Leadership.

WorkTango - Organizing Sponsor - A platform to give employees a voice and companies actionable insight.

Lighthouse Labs - Community Partner - Empowering students, launching careers, and contributing to the growth of Canada’s tech industry.

BentoHR - Community Partner - Simplifying digital HR transformations by combining strategy, technology & analytics

ModoHR - Community Partner - A technology-driven business services company providing modern screening solutions


Stuart Knight, Best selling author, professional speaker, podcaster and award-winning entrepreneur

Stuart has written, produced and starred in shows that have been seen by over one million people and each year speaks around the world helping some of the planets biggest companies reach new levels of success. You may have seen or heard him on many TV and Radio shows where he is often asked for his expert opinion on high-level communication.

As an international traveler, Stuart Knightwrites a sought after blog, hosts a hit podcast and shares videos that are seen by over twelve thousand people every week. As a critically acclaimed author of two books, Stuart Knight encourages people to boycott what they thought and join a new revolution in thinking. Please join me in welcoming Stuart Knight.

Carla Rieger, CEO at MindStory Coaching and Speaking Academy

Carla Rieger helps people influence with power, integrity and purpose. Change leadership, selling ideas without having to sell, team building and Servant Leadership, storytelling.

She is the CoFounder of MindStory Coaching Academy, an author of 6 books and 15 online learning programs, an internationally known motivational speaker, trainer, consultant, facilitator and executive performance coach for over 20 years. Her specialty is breaking leaders free of inner limitations so they can fulfill their leadership calling.

Robert St-Jacques, GM, Professional Services at 7Geese

Bob is an expert in successfully creating, improving, and transforming the People and Culture function including Employer Branding, Recruitment, Compensation Systems, Performance Management systems, Corporate Universities, Shared Services centres, and Centres of Expertise, at start-up and high-growth organisations.

He has created and implemented short, medium, and long-term human capital strategies linked to business initiatives, ranging from 3-month turnaround efforts to multi-year strategic plans. Bob has trained 3000+ employees and 2000+ supervisors, managers, and directors, including C-Suite executives, and Board members, in a multitude of areas: employment law, customer service, sales, communication skills, presentation skills, influencing and persuasion, negotiation, customer service, strategic planning, and leadership. He has also won 6 global and regional awards for recruitment and a regional award for a corporate university rollout.

Kerris Hougardy, Vice President, People Services North America at Colliers International

Kerris leads Colliers International's North American People Services group for Canada and the USA. She coaches, mentors and manages a high performing team of over 80 human resources professionals with a focus on strategic business partnerships, talent management, employee experience excellence, employment brand championship, diversity & inclusion and continuous process improvement.

Lena Hutzcal, Organizer of InnovateWork Vancouver

Lena is Director, National Accounts at ModoHR Technologies - ScreeningCanada, HR and Recruitment solutions advisor helping organizations reduce risk with HR technology. People connector and Travel enthusiast!

Matt Burns, Organizer of InnovateWork Vancouver

Matt is a passionate and accomplished global HR executive, advisor, consultant, and speaker who sits at the intersection of technology, analytics & culture.




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InnovateWork is a forum for HR professionals and business leaders looking to connect and learn best practices on how to improve employee happiness and workplace output.

This InnovateWork webinar is brought to you by The HR Gazette & WorkTango and supported by Gallagher and High Road Human Capital.