Mark Repath is an associate at Van Kralingen Law, a boutique firm with a practice focused
on employment litigation and all aspects of workplace law. Van Kralingen Law is based in
Toronto and represents employers of all sizes as well as key employees in their employment
disputes. Repath has extensive experience with wrongful dismissal litigation and advising
employers on their obligations in advance of terminations. Read his article on without
cause dismissals in federally regulated workplaces, starting on page 12.
ZAKEANA REID, CHRP
Zakeana Reid, CHRP, is the director, Western Canada for the Canadian Centre for
Diversity and Inclusion. During her career, she has had the opportunity to influence and
design programs within recruitment and training to promote and encourage diversity within
companies as well as manage employment equity programs and plans. Reid brings over
seven years of work experience in the areas of equity and diversity, from performing annual
LEEP audits to analyzing data and finally creating programs for companies embracing
diversity and inclusion. In 2011, she proudly received Morrison Hershfield’s honourable
mention award for Best Workplace for Diversity, presented by Alberta Venture’s Alberta’s
Best Workplaces. Read her article guiding employers how to move from merely compliance
to embracing diversity as a strategic priority, starting on page 16.
Ernie Philip is senior vice president of document outsourcing services at Xerox Canada,
a document management technology company, delivering managed print, digitization and
transaction processing services that help clients achieve efficiency and productivity for better
business results. Read the article he wrote about why leaders need to teach workers to
be resilient in order to best navigate change, starting on page 27.
Bryan Leach is a professional engineer and the principal catalyst with Imparando Consulting
Ltd. in Calgary, a company focused on helping organizations learn. Trained in geology and
geotechnical engineering, he has lived and practiced in the UK, Hong Kong, Canada and
Italy. He has a certificate in adult and workplace learning and a master in continuing education,
both from the University of Calgary. In 2009, Leach retired from a 37-year career
in engineering that and set up Imparando Consulting. Read his article about formal versus
informal mentoring, starting on page 28.
Steve McCarty, vice president of talent development at Enterprise Holdings Inc., oversees
training and development of the company’s 93,000 employees. Enterprise Holdings
operates – through an international network of regional subsidiaries and independent franchises
– the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental brands,
as well as more than 9,000 fully staffed neighborhood and airport locations in more than
80 countries. Read the article McCarty wrote about how to put employees first in the training
and career development processes, starting on page 31.
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