25 years of strategic thinking for HR PlannersCanadian Human Resource Planners has seen a lot of fads come and go in the last quarter centuryBy Uyen Vu07/12/2004|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/12/2004 It began as an idea by the poolside in Scottsdale, Ariz. Some 150 people had gathered for a Human Resource Planning Society conference, and the seven Canadians attending were talking at one table. One of them, Jeannette Lalonde of Canadian Pacific, voiced a thought: why not have such meetings of their own in Canada? To kick-start the project, she volunteered to organize the first meeting, at Montreal’s historic Windsor Station.That was 1979, when HR professionals concerned with business strategies and other high-level issues were called human resource planners. This year, Canadian Human Resource Planners (C.H.R.P.), a voluntary group of mostly HR executives at four chapters, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and London, is celebrating 25 years of coming together to share ideas and brainstorm solutions. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.