The Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés announces the winners of the 360 Tournament

MONTREAL, May 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - After a competition featuring eight teams from seven Quebec universities, the team from HEC Montréal earned top honours in the second 360 Tournament organized by the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés.

The only university competition organized by practitioners in the field, the 360 Tournament gives future HR and IR professionals the chance to match wits in a high-level competition. Open to all Quebec universities offering a human resources or industrial relations program, the 360 Tournament provides a unique occasion for participants to be evaluated by a team of six senior HR executives. The Tournament brings together students, academics and business people from the four corners of Quebec.

"The 360 Tournament is an opportunity for students to test their knowledge and come into contact with the real working world. It's also an occasion for the Ordre to promote the potential of future HR and IR professionals among employers," explained Florent Francoeur, CHRP, Ordre President and CEO.

HEC Montréal team takes top honours
Top honours go to the team from HEC Montréal, comprised of François Biron, Sarah Côté-Fournier, Catherine Rioux, Gabriela Tofeni, Mélanie Trudelle and coach Marc-Antonin Hennebert, CIRC. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship from the Fondation CRHA.

UQAM's École des sciences de la gestion and Université Laval take second and third place
Second place went to one of the two teams from UQAM'S École des sciences de la gestion, made up of Thomas Bargone Fisette, Catherine Desbiens, Camille Fournier-Marceau, Marie-Pier Gorry, Shanelle Pascal, and coached by Daniel Beaupré. All team members received a scholarship worth $750 awarded.

Third place was won by the team from the faculty of administration at Université Laval, composed of Laurie Bourgeois, Rébecca Godin-Berthiaume, Anne Jobin, Yoan Leclerc, Catherine Normand and coach Martin Dubé, CHRP. Each team member was awarded a $500 scholarship.

And the Public's Choices are…
Ordre members (CHRPs and CIRCs) were invited to vote for their favourite among the three teams that earned the best marks for each of the first two events. After over 3000 views, the Public's Choice Award was presented to the second team from UQAM's École des sciences de la gestion, made up of Valérie Beaulac, Valérie Lamarche, Catherine Lavoie, Geneviève Lebel-Rochefort, Geneviève Meunier, and coached by Daniel Beaupré. As sponsor of this award, the Vézina Nadeau Labre team will host the Award's recipients for a coaching program on developing leadership skills a value of $10,000.

Special thanks to…
The Ordre would like to extend sincere thanks to the committee responsible for drafting the cases and the six jury members, without whom a competition of this stature would not have been possible. A very special thank you to Keurig Canada, and to the Human Resources team at Van Houtte Coffee Services Inc. who has submit a situation that had actually occurred within their organization for the students to analyze in the final event. Lastly, we would also like to highlight the participation of Normandin Beaudry as supporter sponsor of the 360 Tournament.

The 360 Tournament enables the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés to showcase the dynamic energy of the upcoming generation of HR and IR professionals in Quebec. "The level of participation and the quality of the analyses and presentations in this Tournament clearly signal 'mission accomplished'," concluded Francoeur.

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For a list of jury members:

For a list of members of the committee responsible for drafting the cases:

About the Ordre
With 9,500 members, the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés is the fifth largest association of its kind in the world. It is the only organization in Quebec mandated to award human resources professionals a title certifying their competency.

The Ordre is a leader in employee management practices. Committed to innovation, it supports the ongoing development of human resources professionals (CHRPs) and industrial relations counsellors (CIRCs), thus helping to maintain a healthy balance between employee well-being and organizational success. It is vigilant in ensuring that this multifaceted function promotes leading-edge solutions that address the major issues impacting the workforce.

Through its actions in the public arena, the Ordre contributes to the advancement and reputation of the profession and plays a key influential role in the world of work in Quebec.

Image with caption: "HEC Montréal : The winners of the 360 Tournament 2014. (CNW Group/Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés)". Image available at:

SOURCE: Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés

For further information:

Noémie Ferland-Dorval
Coordinator, Communications
514-879-1636 (ext. 217) / 514-476-4918 (cell phone)

Virginie Maheux, CHRP
Coordinator, Professional Development
Organizer of the 360 Tournament
514 879-1636 (ext. 207)

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