Since the age of the printing press, new technologies have been making old roles obsolete. Yet innovation has a proven history of creating more jobs than it eliminates, not to mention improving the lives of workers and consumers alike.

For decades, people have been concerned that machines might take over their jobs in the near future. And with advanced technologies emerging in the workplace in recent years, those concerns have grown.

Robert Half research suggests, however, that there’s little to fear – if you’re prepared. 

The CCPAA-ON invites Laura Pratt, Director of Permanent Services from Robert Half, to share with us which innovations will bring the most significant changes to business practices and the way people work. Particularly, the following five transformative technologies to watch out for:

  • Process automation
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Augmented, virtual and mixed realities
  • Cloud computing and services
  • Internet of Things


Featured Speaker

Laura Pratt

Director of Permanent Services, Robert Half

Laura Pratt is director of Permanent Services at Robert Half, where she is responsible for finance and accounting, and administration recruitment operations in Toronto. A 23-year veteran in the talent solutions industry, she has been in her current role since 2019. Laura has been recognized for her contributions at Robert Half, including being honoured as a Reach for the Stars President’s Club recipient, and she takes great pride in being a local market expert who is focused on positively impacting people’s careers. Laura earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University.


Seminar Information

Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm EST (registration starts at 6:15 pm)

Session Format: Online Webinar


Cost: Member: Free; Non-member: $15

CPD Credit: 1.0 Hours

Enrolment Limit:80 People

Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation with webinar details. 

Active participation is mandatory for receiving the CPD certificate, including answering all poll questions. 

Please use the same name when registering on and joining the Zoom meeting.

Course Curriculum

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