Certificate and Executive Programs

Certificate in Human Resources for Finance Professionals - In Person

OCT 17 - Oct 18, 2023

CPA Ontario - King, Toronto


OCT 17 - OCT 18



9:00 AM - 4:00 PM




12 Hours


1 Hour


Registration open until

Oct 12, 2023


This course contains 1 verifiable ethics hour


  • Day 1 - Tues, October 17, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2 - Wed October 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Before registering for this session, please note, it is going to be an in-person session and will be held at the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario office in at 130 King St. W. in Toronto. You MUST attend in person to participate, there will not be an option to join this session virtually.

We are no longer asking for vaccine attestation or mandatory masking in our sessions for anything on or after October 1, 2022, but we do ask that you do your best to protect yourself and others. This includes monitoring your symptoms pre-session. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, we ask that you contact us at pdevents@cpaontario.ca


    • Fever above 38
    • New onset or worsening of existing cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Loss of sense of smell and/or taste
    • Stuffy or runny nose
    • Sore throat
    • Muscle aches
    • Headache
    • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
    • Fatigue or exhaustion or loss of appetite

    If you have any of the symptoms listed above, please contact to be withdrawn and credited from the session and invited to attend either a future offering of your course or to choose another course and you will not be charged a withdrawal fee.

In today’s complex & competitive work environment, taking care of the ‘people side’ of business is increasingly important. In turn, finance professionals must learn to minimize risk & manage employee relations professionally. You will gain the fundamental human resource (HR) skills to establish a productive & positive work environment through all stages of the employment cycle. Join to explore how HR planning & strategy impact the effective management of people.


  • Organizational & Legal Foundation: Understand the People First Business Strategy, Compliance, Policies, Agreements & Workplace Legislation
  • Ethical Practice: Ethical vs. Unethical Decision Making, Principles of Ethics, Establish a Code of Conduct
  • Recruitment & Selection: Attracting & Hiring in the Current Employment Market, Hiring & Interview Must Knows, Human Rights in Hiring
  • Organizational Culture: The Key Elements of a Positive Culture, How to Bring Company Values to Life, Survey Your Current Culture, Ensure Your Culture Works for Everyone
  • HR Strategic Planning: Use SWOT Analysis & Other Tools to Develop Strategic Objectives
  • Growth and Development: Performance Management Essentials, How to Empower & Motivate Your Employees
  • Retaining Talent: Employee Engagement, Appreciation and Recognition Techniques


  • Organizational & Legal Foundation
  • Ethical Practice: Developing Proficiency
  • Organizational Culture


  • HR Strategic Planning
  • Recruitment and Selection


  • Growth and Development
  • Retaining Talent
  • Q&A/Action planning

Upon completing this course, participants will:

  • Learn MaxPeople’s secret to creating culture, connection, & compliance and in turn, build a happy, healthy, & productive workforce.
  • Understand the core principles that guide Human Resources and underpin a positive Employment Relationship
  • Know how to address employee relations concerns in a timely, professional & ethical manner.
  • Gain the skills & knowledge required to hire, motivate, engage, & retain talent in strategic way.

Who Will Benefit:

Finance professionals interested in understanding the people-side of management & the underlying principles of the employment relationship at various stages. Whether you are a people-leader, team member or business owner this session will provide you with the keys to a enact a more successful HR approach.


$1534.50 Member

$1534.50 Student

$1754.50 Public

Status: Registration open until Oct 12, 2023


CPA Ontario - King, The Exchange Tower, 130 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5X 1C9


Ilana Stern is the Senior Director, HR Services & Training at MaxPeople a consulting firm specializing in HR Services, Training, Recruitment and Employment Law. A true extrovert, Ilana has always loved being around and helping people which is why she was drawn to a career in the Human Resources field. As someone who cares deeply about having an impact on people’s work lives, she is passionate about employee relations, training, development, and leading complex workplace investigations. She is very practical and known to her clients and colleagues for being a problem solver. Prior to joining MaxPeople more than 8 years ago, Ilana gained broad HR experience over several years working in manufacturing, not-for-profit and retail industries. She has led training programs for employees of all levels as well as delivered keynote addresses on a variety of topics.

Ilana Stern


This CPA Ontario program is a live in person course. You must attend the live course to receive verifiable CPD hours.


  • Day 1 - Tues, October 17, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2 - Wed October 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration, cancellation, withdrawal and all other CPA Ontario PD Seminar policies can be found here.