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Christian Codrington

(CPHR, BBA), Associate HR Consultant - Vancouver

Christian has held senior management roles with a number of significant employers throughout his career prior to starting Forum HCM. He was last with the Human Resources Management Association, an association for HR professionals in BC and Yukon where he led teams responsible for professional development, metrics and the office of the registrar for the CHRP designation. Christian was also responsible for government relations, starting the association down its path to become a self-regulated profession.

Prior to HRMA he was with Best Buy Canada, as a leader of a human resource team. He has also worked at Starbucks Coffee, as an employee/labour relations specialist and coach to senior leaders and staff; the Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC (C&W), and Service Canada in various HR/LR roles. In his previous jobs he has been responsible to deliver many human resource related initiatives, negotiated, interpreted and managed within the parameters of numerous collective agreements, as well as represented each organization at administrative tribunals, such as the Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal and small claims courts.

He has appeared in dozens of radio, print and television features including the Vancouver Sun/Province, Globe & Mail, Business in Vancouver, Global News, CBC News, the Current, the Early Edition providing expert commentary on human resource related subjects.

Christian graduated from Simon Fraser University with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration concentrating in Organizational Behaviour. He also supplemented those learnings with two certificates from the Justice Institute of BC. One in Conflict Resolution and Third Party Negotiation and another in Mediation.

Forum HCM is a consulting firm specializing in providing a wide range of human resources solutions to business wanting to attract, retain and develop the best talent to their teams and achieve their organizational goals. In addition to running his practice, Christian also instructs several HR courses in the Simon Fraser University Continuing Education Program. Christian stays active by serving as a volunteer coach in a community basketball program, plays a leadership role in the high school PAC and enjoys playing guitar with his teenage boys.

Little known facts:

  • I am obsessed with music and perhaps that developed as a result of one job I had as a university student - DJ
  • As a teenager, I used to keep aquariums and tropical fish. At one point I had six tanks going and used to breed and sell fish back to the pet store
  • Currently, I coach in a kids basketball program and am known as Coach Chris.

 

One of my favourite places to travel is back to my family’s home – Trinidad, and I would very much like to travel to south east Asia, and in particular Vietnam.

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