National Conference sessions cover latest trends in Public Policy and Human Resources

Senior newspaper executives can hear the latest developments in public affairs and workplace management during a special series of afternoon sessions at this year’s National Conference in Toronto on May 22. The Public Policy and HR track of the conference program will begin with a presentation on the important role newspapers play in civic engagement. Next up, delegates will hear updates on two key public affairs issues: recycling and the National Media Council. Finally, Lise Maclean, senior human resources consultant and workplace investigator from Wiser Workplaces, will be leading a session on the latest trends in human resources. Maclean’s presentation will include a practical overview of a number of hot HR issues, including talent shortages, duty to accommodate, sexual harassment, virtual work teams, workforce analytics and much more.

These sessions are open to all registered delegates but will be of special interest publishers, owners, general managers, VPs, directors, editors, newsroom leaders and anyone in a supervisory role.

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Registration for the 2015 conference is now open. Newspaper members are encouraged to purchase their conference passes before the early bird deadline on April 20 to save $100 on the cost of registration. Tickets to the OCNA Better Newspaper Awards gala and National Newspaper Awards gala are also available for purchase.

The 2015 conference will take place in the heart of Toronto at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Accommodations can be reserved through the conference website at a discounted rate of $179 per night, single/double.

To register and book your hotel room, and for more information, visit If you have any questions, contact Tina Ongkeko at