Shagun Bhanot (PhD, CPHR) brings over 10 years’ experience in the non-profit and education sectors, where she’s had the privilege of engaging meaningfully in her passions for knowledge sharing and people engagement. As an HR professional, she has always believed in aligning an organization’s vision to its HR initiatives, as doing so would organically lead to employee engagement, talent development and performance improvement. Before joining the organization Vantage Point as a people manager, she worked in various capacities including administration, management of specialized projects, facilitation, career services, recruitment and talent development in the non-profit sector.
She completed her PhD in English literature and linguistics at one of the top universities in India, and immediately joined the Indian Institute of Technology New Delhi, one of the premium engineering institutes in India, as a lecturer. Shagun pursued her certificate in HR Management from BCIT when she moved to Vancouver and subsequently earned her Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. An avid learner believing in continuous professional development, Shagun also took courses in coaching, team dynamics, project management and intercultural competency.
Shagun previously served as a board member for the Immigrant Advisory Council and volunteered with the Vancouver Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants program. She continues to support Plan International Canada.