Manon Plante, P.Eng., 2019 Candidate for APEGA Councillor | APEGA

Manon Plante, P.Eng., 2019 Candidate for APEGA Councillor

Manon Plante, P.Eng.

Manon Plante's Professional Highlights

  • Bilingual executive level leader and manager (and former Canadian Forces military engineer) with more than 25 years of experience, demonstrating solid achievements in leadership, policy development, governance, and decision-making
  • Assistant Deputy Minister in the Government of Alberta in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Transformation and Review Division
  • Experience on APEGA Council, 2016–2018, including service on Audit Committee

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Manon Plante's Personal Statement

Good day, APEGA members.

My name is Manon Plante and I am seeking a second term as a Councillor on APEGA Council. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learned a great deal—I wish to serve again as l know I have the skills, expertise, and energy to fulfill this role. The reasons have not changed from 2016:

  • give back to my association by using my unique expertise (especially regarding government processes)
  • support association key initiatives
  • support and advocate for self-regulation
  • assist the association in becoming a more robust and wiser regulator
  • make the association more pertinent and closer to its members

I believe strong and sound self-regulation of our profession starts with a robust, visionary, and focused Council. It must demonstrate strong leadership to clearly understand and define our challenges, create realistic and attainable—yet forward–thinking—strategic goals, and align objectives with timelines and focused, measurable outcomes. I have contributed to Council in these areas and wish to continue doing so.

In conclusion, I want you to remember: our Council is key to the strong and sound self-regulation of our professions, so please select the Council members that will uphold this crucial duty. Thank you for voting, and please encourage your fellow members do so, too!

Manon Plante's Q&A

What does self-regulation mean to you as a member of APEGA?

  • the right voice (the membership) to regulate, advance, influence, and lead our professions today and into the future
  • trust, collective competencies, and accountability to ensure we meet our duties—hold paramount the health, safety, and welfare of the public and have regard for the environment
  • the heart of our association, helping ensure its stature and professional independence

Why are you running for Council and why do you think it's important to serve in this way?

  • to serve the association through volunteering as a professional engineer
  • to share my knowledge and expertise (knowledge of government processes), to continue to support key initiatives and plan for future ones
  • to support and advocate for self-regulation
  • to assist the association in becoming a more robust and wiser regulator
  • to make the association closer to its members, helping ensure that it remains relevant and engaging

What challenges do today's engineers and geoscientists face?

  • to remain relevant, sought-after, and trusted professionals in a rapidly changing world of technology, especially in the energy sector
  • to continue to advocate for diversity to ensure our professions remain vibrant and enticing for generations to come
  • to understand and then influence how the globalization of professional expertise and services is shaping our professions

What is the value of professional membership in APEGA?

Being recognized as professionals who

  • adhere to a robust Code of Ethics through integrity, competence, dignity, and devotion to the professions
  • are accountable for their practice to their colleagues and association (self-regulation and discipline)
  • have acquired the right experience, training, and education to provide professional engineering and geoscience services to the public (registry and licensing)
  • sustain a high level of expertise through continued professional development
  • contribute to communities through education, outreach, and volunteering

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