HRPA 2016 Annual Conference & Trade Show

Canada’s premiere Human Resources event takes place January 20-22, 2016 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Featuring 8 keynotes, 130+ education sessions and networking, it’s three days of learning and inspiration alongside HR professionals from across the country.


Bromelin Helping Hands Interactive Workshop

Date Time Speaker Domain Room
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Shelley Brown
Jenny Simpson

Leadership Development and Organizational Culture


Helping Hands is about changing lives. It’s about accessing the potential of your hands, heads and hearts to build a better world. In this interactive workshop you will be building prosthetic hands for amputee victims of landmines around the world. These hands are needed by tens of thousands of people who cannot afford prosthetic devices. The Helping Hands process teaches your group to model true collaboration, commitment and quality – borne from a deeper sense of caring. Twenty years of facilitation, keynote delivery, organizational development and coaching is behind every Helping Hands program and transforms the experience into a developmental process that connects to who you are, where you are going and how you’ll get there. You won’t believe what can be done in two hours! (space limited to 45 attendees)


This short 2-hour workshop teaches you to model true collaboration, commitment and quality – born from a deeper sense of caring. This activity empowers every participant to build a real and lasting contribution and in doing so, reminds people what it feels like to be engaged in a truly purposeful activity.


Shelley Brown leads the Bromelin organization and has over 25 years of corporate experience in Human Resources in consumer products, high tech and pharmaceuticals. Before starting Bromelin, her role was Vice President, Human Resources at a top 10 Canadian pharmaceutical organization for 8 years. She brought this organization from post-merger trauma to a top employer in Canada in 14 short months, and continued the upward trend to maintain top employer status and increased employee satisfaction. She knows how to get the best out of people while making the company a top class work environment.

With 20 years of experience in the Human Resources field, Jenny Simpson has worked in the public sector as well as the private sector, including a large multi-national pharmaceutical company. Her previous roles include HR, corporate training and development and teaching Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Planning and Recruitment & Selection to students at Niagara College in St. Catharines. She also started the Physician Recruitment program for the Region of Niagara recruiting Family Physicians to this underserviced area.