The Tallest Poppy

Oct. 9, 2018 | Toronto + Live Webcast | Register by Oct. 1 to save 20%

The issue: Tall Poppy Syndrome (TPS), a term that was popularized in Australia, occurs when people are attacked, resented, disliked, criticized or cut down because of their achievements and/or success. Thomson Reuters and Canadian HR Reporter teamed up with Viewpoint Leadership and Women of Influence to conduct ground-breaking research that was completed by more than 1,500 respondents.

The event: Join us as we bring together leading experts to discuss the survey results in depth and start the conversation on how to solve this issue — a staggering 87.3 per cent of respondents felt their achievements have been undermined by others in the workplace.

The takeaways: Participants will have the opportunity to network with other leaders and help develop practical strategies they can implement — for themselves and their organizations.


There are 3 sessions being run for the “The Tallest Poppy,” presented by Thomson Reuters, Canadian HR Reporter, Viewpoint Leadership and Women of Influence.

2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Remarks from the Conference Chair: Todd Humber, publisher/editor-in-chief, Canadian HR Reporter
2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Session 1 – Panel discussion on survey results
2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


      • Rumeet Billan, Chief Learning Architect and Lead Researcher, Viewpoint Leadership
      • Stephania Varalli, Co-CEO, Head of Media, Women of Influence
      • Todd Humber, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Thomson Reuters

Description: The survey results will be discussed and dissected. How big of a problem is Tall Poppy Syndrome? What are some of the real-world consequences in your workplace? With thousands of in-depth comments in the survey, there are some compelling, powerful and troubling results for employers.

Coffee/Networking Break
3:30 p.m. to 3:45 P.M.

Session 2 – Solutions
3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.


      • Moderator - Rumeet Billan, Chief Learning Architect and Lead Researcher, Viewpoint Leadership

Description: Rumeet Billan will moderate this special panel discussion featuring women who have been cut down in the workplace and industry experts who will talk about tactics and strategies employers, HR professionals and all leaders can implement to mitigate this serious issue.

Cocktail Reception/Networking Event - Sponsored by Venngo
5 p.m.

Stay for cocktails and network with fellow leaders to discuss what you’ve learned.

Cost: $245 (Early bird rate of $195 if you register by Oct. 1.)

Location: Thomson Reuters Customer Centre
Bay-Adelaide Centre
333 Bay St., 29th Floor

Live Webinar Option: Can’t attend in person? Register for the live webinar. Cost: $245 (Early bird rate of $195 if you register by Oct. 1)

To register, fill out the form on the top right of this page.

For more information, contact:
Todd Humber
Canadian HR Reporter
(416) 298-5196

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