HR at the Heart of Organizational Transformation

Organizations in the public and private sectors face major transformation, which challenges every aspect of the organization.  HR can play a value-added role as a strategic partner to help the organization as it goes through transition.

Jennifer Pierce, Vice President, Talent Management and Shared Services HR for the Hudson’s Bay Company and Principal with S3 HR Inc, led a major downsizing and restructuring initiative at HBC and will share the lessons learned from her experiences. Technological tools also underpin organizational transition, and Howard Yeung from Deloitte will showcase the FedCloud concept of the workplace of the future.


This blog is available in English only.


About the Authors

  • Catherine

    Catherine Waters

    Manager, Learning Lab

    Catherine Waters is Manager of the Learning Lab with the Institute on Governance. She has extensive experience as a consultant, researcher and instructor/facilitator in the areas of public management, public policy, organizational development and corporate governance. Catherine has a special interest in the areas of modernizing governance, citizen engagement and democratic participation, and Aboriginal governance. Catherine has co-authored articles in a number of policy journals. In the area of professional development and life-long learning, she developed and delivered distance learning for the Government of Nunavut and the Certified Management Accountants to expand access to training opportunities to a wider group of public servants.

    Catherine teaches in Carleton University’s MA program in Public Policy and Administration, on Public Management and Labour Relations & Collective Bargaining.

    Catherine previously worked in London U.K. as a Senior HR Manager for British Telecommunications plc, focusing on international business development in the US and EU and labour relations. Particular areas of interest included integration of international joint ventures, organizational change, and professional development and training.

    Catherine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French literature (Honours) from the University of Victoria, a Masters in Public Policy and Administration from Carleton University and an MSc in Labour Economics (With Distinction) from the London School of Economics.

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