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27
April
2017

APEGA Summit 2017: AGM, awards show, and 2 days of PD!

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The APEGA Summit is APEGA's biggest event of the year! Attend the AGM, the Summit Awards, and a 2-day PD conference.

Register by April 18, 2017

Celebrate Excellence in Engineering and Geoscience at the APEGA Summit 2017

Be part of APEGA’s biggest event of the year! APEGA Summit 2017 brings together Members, Permit Holders, government representatives, and other professionals for the annual general meeting, the Summit Awards, and a two-day professional development conference.

Where

TELUS Convention Centre
120 9 Ave SE
Calgary 

Cost

$550 for all APEGA Summit events
($575 after March 19, 2017)

 

AGM Only: $0
AGM Luncheon: $50
Summit Awards Show: $150
PD Conference: $350

Skills & Knowledge Regulatory
Technical
Leadership & Management
Job Search Savvy
Recommended for Everyone
Registration Deadline April 18, 2017

More Info and Registration

1
May
2017

2 Days: Fundamentals of Project Management

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This session provides an opportunity to discuss project management frameworks using several tools that are essential for successful project management.

Register by April 24, 2017 

Knowing the fundamentals of an effective project management framework is useful when applied to technical and non-technical projects. This session provides an opportunity to discuss such a framework using several tools that are essential for successful project management. Session activities will focus on front-end planning, communication, and teamwork.

New and potential project managers should already have an introductory knowledge of the project life cycle, the gated process, and other basics of projects and project management.

Using real-life examples and class discussions, you will apply your new knowledge of project work, management tools, and skills for practical problem solving. You will also discover how to define a project, and particularly outlining the need, the stakeholders, and budgeting within a Project Charter.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, you will have learned:

  1. How to develop project schedules, cost estimates, and responsibility charts
  2. How to organize, lead, and sustain a project team
  3. How to control projects (e.g. schedule control, cost control and change management)

You will also receive copies of templates for your own RACI chart and Project Charter.

These lessons involve planning, organizing, controlling, and closing your project.

Planning the Project

Developing your Project Execution Plan with:

  • Project activities
  • Estimating time
  • Estimating costs
  • Contingencies
  • Sequencing activities
  • Schedules
  • RACI charts

Organizing the Project

Managing the "soft" issues like:

  • Selecting the project manager and team
  • Assigning work packages
  • Leadership
  • Building and sustaining project teams

Controlling the Project

Reviewing different project controls, including:

  • Schedule control
  • Cost control
  • Managing scope changes

Closing the Project

Wrapping up your project and making sure you have:

  • Client acceptance
  • Documentation
  • Post-implementation audit
  • Lessons learned

Presenter Biography

George Jergeas, P.Eng., PhDGeorge Jergeas, P.Eng., PhD, is a Professional Engineer and professor at the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering. He has more than 35 years of experience investigating cost overruns and delays on major capital projects. Today, he does project management consulting and training for both public and private sector organizations. He has a strong interest in improving project success by establishing effective project teams.

George's work centers on improving project alignment, building and sustaining project teams, enhancing productivity, and making effective contractual arrangements. He has assisted project teams in oil sands developments, hospitals, roads and bridges, tunnelling, LRT expansions and mining. George co-authored Risk Navigation Strategies for Major Capital Projects: Beyond the Myth of Predictability. He is a dynamic and engaging long-standing speaker with APEGA.

Where

APEGA Windsor Board Room

2200 Scotia Centre
700 2 Street SW
Calgary

Speaker

George Jergeas, P.Eng., Ph.D

Cost

APEGA Members*: $555

*includes MITs

Non-Members: $575

Eligible PDH 14
Recommended for

Professional Members
Members-in-Training
Managers/Supervisors
Open to the Public

Skills & Knowledge Project Management
Registration Deadline April 24, 2017

Register Now

1
May
2017

Legislative Review Consultation – Spring 2017

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn about and discuss recommended legislative changes that affect the self-regulation of Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists in Alberta.

Register by April 28, 2017

At the spring 2017 consultation sessions, Members and Permit Holders will discuss recommended legislative changes on: 

  • Permit to Practice registration
  • Permit to Practice reinstatement
  • Investigative panels criteria for interim suspensions and restrictions
  • Practice prohibitions
  • Professional Limited Licensee amendments
  • Examination candidates
  • Code of Ethics

At this consultation session, videos will be presented and the issues will be discussed. Join more than 4,000 Members and Permit Holders who have shaped the future of the professions by engaging in the legislative review process. CPD credit is available.

If you cannot make any consultation session, you can also download the briefing notes and watch the videos online, and then submit your feedback through a survey, which will be available until May 21, 2017.

Where

Online

Cost

Free

Recommended for

All Voting Members 

Registration Deadline

April 28, 2017

Register Now

3
May
2017

Peace Region Branch Lunch PD: Leadership & Communication Skills

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Horacio Galanti shares his experiences around the world and how they relate to leadership and communication skills among groups.

Register by April 28, 2017

Horacio Galanti is a Professional Civil Engineer, although he spent most of his past 20 years in the municipal engineering world.

Horacio has a fascinating passion that has encouraged him to be successful.  This passion has had him completing unimaginable challenges. Having succeeded in completing a journey for these unimaginable challenges, he would like to share his experience and how it relates to leadership and communication skills among groups.

Please join us to hear this exciting expedition with a journey to the 7 summits and 2 poles presented by Mr. Horacio Galanti.

Where

ATCO Electric
9602 123 Street
Grande Prairie

Speaker 

Horacio Galanti,

Community Safety Director for the City of Grande Prairie

Cost

$15 cash at the door

Recommended for

All Members 

Skills & Knowledge

Leadership

Interpersonal/Communication

Registration Deadline

April 28, 2017

RSVP by email: aqkhan@cityofgp.com

4
May
2017

Legislative Review Consultation – Spring 2017

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn about and discuss recommended legislative changes that affect the self-regulation of Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists in Alberta.

Register by April 27, 2017 - Seating is Limited!

Note that this session will be presented live in Edmonton and connected via video conference to Calgary.

At the spring 2017 consultation sessions, Members and Permit Holders will discuss recommended legislative changes on: 

  • Permit to Practice registration
  • Permit to Practice reinstatement
  • Investigative panels criteria for interim suspensions and restrictions
  • Practice prohibitions
  • Professional Limited Licensee amendments
  • Examination candidates
  • Code of Ethics

At this consultation session, videos will be presented and the issues will be discussed. Join more than 4,000 Members and Permit Holders who have shaped the future of the professions by engaging in the legislative review process. CPD credit is available.

If you cannot make any consultation session, you can also download the briefing notes and watch the videos online, and then submit your feedback through a survey, which will be available until May 21, 2017.

Where

Live in Edmonton

APEGA Lindberg Conference Centre
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave.
Edmonton

 

Connected to Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre
APEGA
2200-700 2 St SW
Calgary

Cost

Free

Recommended for

All Voting Members 

Registration Deadline

April 27, 2017

 

 

Learn about and discuss recommended legislative changes that affect the self-regulation of Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists in Alberta.

 

4
May
2017

Legislative Review Consultation – Spring 2017

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about and discuss recommended legislative changes that affect the self-regulation of Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists in Alberta.

Register by April 27, 2017 - Seating is Limited!

Note that this session will be presented live in Edmonton and connected via video conference to Calgary.

At the spring 2017 consultation sessions, Members and Permit Holders will discuss recommended legislative changes on: 

  • Permit to Practice registration
  • Permit to Practice reinstatement
  • Investigative panels criteria for interim suspensions and restrictions
  • Practice prohibitions
  • Professional Limited Licensee amendments
  • Examination candidates
  • Code of Ethics

At this consultation session, videos will be presented and the issues will be discussed. Join more than 4,000 Members and Permit Holders who have shaped the future of the professions by engaging in the legislative review process. CPD credit is available.

If you cannot make any consultation session, you can also download the briefing notes and watch the videos online, and then submit your feedback through a survey, which will be available until May 21, 2017.

Where

Live in Edmonton

APEGA Lindberg Conference Centre
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave.
Edmonton

 

Connected to Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre
APEGA
2200-700 2 St SW
Calgary

Cost

Free

Recommended for

All Voting Members 

Registration Deadline

April 27, 2017

 

 

4
May
2017

Legislative Review Consultation – Spring 2017

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn about and discuss recommended legislative changes that affect the self-regulation of Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists in Alberta.

Register by April 27, 2017 - Seating is Limited!

Note that this session will be presented live in Edmonton and connected via video conference to Calgary.

At the spring 2017 consultation sessions, Members and Permit Holders will discuss recommended legislative changes on: 

  • Permit to Practice registration
  • Permit to Practice reinstatement
  • Investigative panels criteria for interim suspensions and restrictions
  • Practice prohibitions
  • Professional Limited Licensee amendments
  • Examination candidates
  • Code of Ethics

At this consultation session, videos will be presented and the issues will be discussed. Join more than 4,000 Members and Permit Holders who have shaped the future of the professions by engaging in the legislative review process. CPD credit is available.

If you cannot make any consultation session, you can also download the briefing notes and watch the videos online, and then submit your feedback through a survey, which will be available until May 21, 2017.

Where

Live in Edmonton

APEGA Lindberg Conference Centre
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave.
Edmonton

 

Connected to Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre
APEGA
2200-700 2 St SW
Calgary

Cost

Free

Recommended for

All Voting Members 

Registration Deadline

April 27, 2017

 

 

4
May
2017

Boosting Your Employability

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Delve into what employers are really looking for when they are hiring and explore how to identify a variety of career options.

Register by April 27, 2017

Alberta continues to face unpredictable and turbulent economic times. Finding new career opportunities in a tight labour market can definitely be challenging. In this lively presentation, we will demystify the process for proactively taking control of your career direction. We will delve into what employers are really looking for when they are hiring and explore how to identify a variety of career options. You will learn about the transferrable skills that can open new doors for you, and gain insight into how to make connections for tapping the hidden job market.

When you participate in this session, you will receive:

  • Practical handout with information, tools and tips to help participants take charge of their career journey.

Presenter Biography

Claudia Verburgh, CMC, CPHRClaudia Verburgh, CMC, CPHR, is a seasoned career development, leadership development and human resources professional with over 25 years of experience. Claudia’s background includes working with hundreds of individuals and supporting them through their career transitions, helping them to take stock of where they want to go and how to get there. Claudia was previously a Senior Manager with KPMG Consulting, leading their Career Consulting practice where she developed programs and personally coached individuals to achieve their career goals. Currently Claudia’s work focuses on building productive, high engagement workplaces by helping leaders and teams to be their best.

Where

Lindberg Conference Centre
APEGA Edmonton
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton

Speaker 

Claudia Verburgh, CMC, CPHR

Cost

$45

Eligible PDH 1.5
Recommended for All Members
Skills & Knowledge

Business/Management

Communication/Interpersonal

Registration Deadline April 27, 2017 

Register Now

5
May
2017

Legislative Review Consultation – Spring 2017

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn about and discuss recommended legislative changes that affect the self-regulation of Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists in Alberta.

Register by April 27, 2017 - Seating is Limited!

Note that this session will be presented live in Edmonton and connected via video conference to Calgary.

At the spring 2017 consultation sessions, Members and Permit Holders will discuss recommended legislative changes on: 

  • Permit to Practice registration
  • Permit to Practice reinstatement
  • Investigative panels criteria for interim suspensions and restrictions
  • Practice prohibitions
  • Professional Limited Licensee amendments
  • Examination candidates
  • Code of Ethics

At this consultation session, videos will be presented and the issues will be discussed. Join more than 4,000 Members and Permit Holders who have shaped the future of the professions by engaging in the legislative review process. CPD credit is available.

If you cannot make any consultation session, you can also download the briefing notes and watch the videos online, and then submit your feedback through a survey, which will be available until May 21, 2017.

Where

Live in Edmonton

APEGA Lindberg Conference Centre
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave.
Edmonton

 

Connected to Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre
APEGA
2200-700 2 St SW
Calgary

Cost

Free

Recommended for

All Voting Members 

Registration Deadline

April 27, 2017

 

 

5
May
2017

Legislative Review Consultation – Spring 2017

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about and discuss recommended legislative changes that affect the self-regulation of Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists in Alberta.

Register by April 27, 2017 - Seating is Limited!

Note that this session will be presented live in Edmonton and connected via video conference to Calgary.

At the spring 2017 consultation sessions, Members and Permit Holders will discuss recommended legislative changes on: 

  • Permit to Practice registration
  • Permit to Practice reinstatement
  • Investigative panels criteria for interim suspensions and restrictions
  • Practice prohibitions
  • Professional Limited Licensee amendments
  • Examination candidates
  • Code of Ethics

At this consultation session, videos will be presented and the issues will be discussed. Join more than 4,000 Members and Permit Holders who have shaped the future of the professions by engaging in the legislative review process. CPD credit is available.

If you cannot make any consultation session, you can also download the briefing notes and watch the videos online, and then submit your feedback through a survey, which will be available until May 21, 2017.

Where

Live in Edmonton

APEGA Lindberg Conference Centre
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave.
Edmonton

 

Connected to Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre
APEGA
2200-700 2 St SW
Calgary

Cost

Free

Recommended for

All Voting Members 

Registration Deadline

April 27, 2017

 

 

5
May
2017

Legislative Review Consultation – Spring 2017

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn about and discuss recommended legislative changes that affect the self-regulation of Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists in Alberta.

Register by April 27, 2017 - Seating is Limited!

Note that this session will be presented live in Edmonton and connected via video conference to Calgary.

At the spring 2017 consultation sessions, Members and Permit Holders will discuss recommended legislative changes on: 

  • Permit to Practice registration
  • Permit to Practice reinstatement
  • Investigative panels criteria for interim suspensions and restrictions
  • Practice prohibitions
  • Professional Limited Licensee amendments
  • Examination candidates
  • Code of Ethics

At this consultation session, videos will be presented and the issues will be discussed. Join more than 4,000 Members and Permit Holders who have shaped the future of the professions by engaging in the legislative review process. CPD credit is available.

If you cannot make any consultation session, you can also download the briefing notes and watch the videos online, and then submit your feedback through a survey, which will be available until May 21, 2017.

Where

Live in Edmonton

APEGA Lindberg Conference Centre
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave.
Edmonton

 

Connected to Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre
APEGA
2200-700 2 St SW
Calgary

Cost

Free

Recommended for

All Voting Members 

Registration Deadline

April 27, 2017

 

 

8
May
2017

Legislative Review Consultation – Spring 2017

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn about and discuss recommended legislative changes that affect the self-regulation of Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists in Alberta.

Register by May 5, 2017

At the spring 2017 consultation sessions, Members and Permit Holders will discuss recommended legislative changes on: 

  • Permit to Practice registration
  • Permit to Practice reinstatement
  • Investigative panels criteria for interim suspensions and restrictions
  • Practice prohibitions
  • Professional Limited Licensee amendments
  • Examination candidates
  • Code of Ethics

At this consultation session, videos will be presented and the issues will be discussed. Join more than 4,000 Members and Permit Holders who have shaped the future of the professions by engaging in the legislative review process. CPD credit is available.

If you cannot make any consultation session, you can also download the briefing notes and watch the videos online, and then submit your feedback through a survey, which will be available until May 21, 2017.

Where

Online

Cost

Free

Recommended for

All Voting Members 

Registration Deadline

May 5, 2017

Register Now

9
May
2017

Legislative Review Consultation – Spring 2017

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn about and discuss recommended legislative changes that affect the self-regulation of Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists in Alberta.

Register by May 5, 2017

At the spring 2017 consultation sessions, Members and Permit Holders will discuss recommended legislative changes on: 

  • Permit to Practice registration
  • Permit to Practice reinstatement
  • Investigative panels criteria for interim suspensions and restrictions
  • Practice prohibitions
  • Professional Limited Licensee amendments
  • Examination candidates
  • Code of Ethics

At this consultation session, videos will be presented and the issues will be discussed. Join more than 4,000 Members and Permit Holders who have shaped the future of the professions by engaging in the legislative review process. CPD credit is available.

If you cannot make any consultation session, you can also download the briefing notes and watch the videos online, and then submit your feedback through a survey, which will be available until May 21, 2017.

Where

Online

Cost

Free

Recommended for

All Voting Members 

Registration Deadline

May 5, 2017

Register Now

10
May
2017

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This free, 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by May 8, 2017 

This free, 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years.

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • how to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • the roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process

Presenter Biography

David ClarkeSince graduating from the University of Calgary in Electrical Engineering, David Clarke has accumulated over 35 years of experience in senior management, project management, engineering management, process controls and instrumentation covering a wide variety of projects in the energy sector both in Alberta and internationally.  David’s management roles include VP Engineering for a major EPC company in Calgary.  David is known as an effective manager who puts people first to get exceptional results.

Where

APEGA Calgary Office
2200 Scotia Centre
700 2nd Street SW

Presenter

David Clarke 

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Skills & Knowledge  Regulatory
Recommended for Professional Members
Responsible Members
Registration Deadline May 8, 2017

Register Now

10
May
2017

Cultural Diversity: The key to innovation and creativity

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This web presentation helps participants find inroads into spaces of creativity and innovation through the development of intercultural competence.

Register by May 9, 2017

As the world becomes more interconnected, the demand for each of us to be able to shift our cultural perspective and change our behaviours will only become greater. 

Many now realize that learning to navigate cultural differences is a critical skill for the future. Yet the space between cultures can be a mixture of hope and frustration. How do we navigate these storms as we strive to build relevant businesses? If innovation is the recommended approach, how do we get there? 

Hamlin Grange provides a key to creative and innovative solutions to complex problems through the development of intercultural competence—bringing greater self-awareness, reflection, and the ability to bridge across differences. 

This web prese participants find inroads into spaces of creativity and innovation through the development of intercultural competence.ntation helps

Participants will learn:

  • The stages of intercultural competence and why they matter
  • Different ways of thinking and behaving to enhance innovation and creativity
  • How conflict style variations contribute to the creative process 

Presenter Biography

Hamlin GrangeHamlin Grange is a diversity and inclusion strategist with nearly two decades of experience working with individuals, teams, and organizations to help them meet the challenges and reap the rewards of a culturally diverse population. He is president and principal consultant of DiversiPro, a diversity consulting firm based in Toronto. As a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory (ICS), Hamlin believes it is important to understanding the impact of culture on team dynamics and individual interaction. Hamlin has worked with corporations, not-for-profit agencies and governments in Canada, the US, and Europe. He is a well-respected facilitator and trainer with keen insights into board governance, team dynamics, and intercultural competence. 

Where

Online

Speaker 

Hamlin Grange

 

Cost

Free

Eligible PDH

1

Recommended for

All Members

Managers

 

Skills & Knowledge

Interpersonal/Communication

 

Registration Deadline

May 9, 2017

Register Now

10
May
2017

Reduction of Fugitive/Vented Emissions for Oil and Gas Industry

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A discussion of the history and future of petroleum and natural gas emissions regulations, as well as a review of practices, regulations, and other key areas.

Register by May 5, 2017

As Canadian petroleum and natural gas infrastructure grows, emissions regulations from multiple regulatory authorities have been put into effect. Watch dog groups monitor and inspect facilities, plants, and pipelines to ensure compliance in new and existing facilities, storage tank farms, and pipeline stations. Government regulations are becoming strict, and changes during the life of some facilities have rendered parts or all of their system components noncompliant.

In today's world, there are a multitude of regulatory authorities dictating codes on emissions: CSA, API, ISO, Environment and climate change Canada, CAPP, AWHEM, EPA, ISA, and FCA.

In this session, we are going to discuss

  • A brief history of emissions regulations
  • The future of emissions and where the industry is headed
  • Current practices and upcoming regulations
  • A review of a portion of CSA Z620.1 

About the Presenter

Gobind Khiani, P.Eng., M.Eng., has served in engineering and project management roles at procurement and construction (EPC) companies in both operations and engineering. He has a bachelor's degree in Piping Design and Engineering from the University of Pune, India, and a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Calgary, Alberta. Currently he is Director-1 Design Engineering with Fluor Canada Ltd at Piping Engineering Group. Currently, he chairs both the APEGA Calgary Branch Executive Committee and Valve Users Group. Gobind has experience in piping and pipelines, valves, surge/control valve selection and sizing, modularization in valves, safety integrity of piping systems, fugitive emissions, and material selection. Gobind is an active member of the API, ISO, and CSA regulation bodies.

Where

APEGA Calgary Office
Windsor Conference Centre
2200 Scotia Centre

700 2 Street SW
Calgary

Speaker 

Gobind Khiani, P.Eng., M.Eng.

Cost

$45

 

Recommended for

All Members 

Skills & Knowledge

Engineering

Safety & Risk Management

Registration Deadline

May 5, 2017

Register Now

16
May
2017

Engineering Better Team Member Performance with Coaching

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Learn ways to maximize the effectiveness, engagement, and potential of your employees and contractors with effective coaching.

Register by May 9, 2017 

Mastering the ability to bring the best in your people at work is critical to high performing project teams. Coaching your team members enhances their workplace productivity and level of engagement in performing the tasks at hand. 

Every employee and contractor on your projects can reach a higher level of performance, including your average and best performers. What they need is a manager who can coach them, someone who can maximize their individual effectiveness on the job. Learn how to raise their potential and level of work performance and optimize the work being done by your team.

When you participate in this session, you'll learn:

  • Ways to seamlessly integrate coaching into everyday managerial duties.
  • How to assess your team performance gaps
  • How to apply the COACH model to support performance improvement at work

Presenter Biography

Russell Stratton, MA, MCPID, MCMIRussell Stratton, MA, MCPID, MCMI, is “Leadership Champion” with Bluegem Learning. He is a certified trainer, leadership coach and writer with a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management. Russell has a passion for developing emerging leaders and those transitioning from frontline roles into Middle Management, by building their capability and confidence with a blend of dynamic experiential learning and workplace coaching. Russell’s mission is to develop GREAT leaders in every organization he works, with and consign ‘bad bosses’ to the history books.

Russell has a proven track record of success internationally, in a wide range of organizational cultures including small to medium size enterprises, law enforcement agencies, national government departments, charities and not for profits, and with all levels from front line customer facing staff to executive management boards. He holds an advanced Diploma in Training and Development, is certified in manager Coaching and Mentoring and is an accredited Psychometric Practitioner.

Where

Windsor Conference Room
APEGA Calgary
2200 Scotia Centre
700 2 Street SW
Calgary

Speaker 

Russell Stratton, MA, MCPID, MCMI

Cost

Professional Members: $305
Members-in-Training: $205
Non Members: $355

Eligible PDH 7
Recommended for All Members
Skills & Knowledge

Leadership

Business/Management

Interpersonal/Communication

Project Management

Registration Deadline May 9, 2017

Register Now

16
May
2017

Business Development Skills for Consulting Engineers and Geoscientists

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Become a respected leader in business development by developing technical skills to stand out and increase follow-up business from your projects.

Register by May 9, 2017

There are only three possible sources for gaining new business. By participating in this session, you will learn the best approach for each source of business development! Consulting Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists will develop the technical skills to stand out from the competition. With a high status and credible presence, you need to be adept at communicating with clients so they are more motivated to do business with you. Become a respected leader in business development by practicing the competencies to increase follow-up business from your projects.

Discover the strategies behind using specific language, adopting the best manner for presenting your ideas, and applying the top process for meeting the needs of potential clients in a way that guarantees to generate new business. This program works for all personality types, ranging from the introvert to the extrovert. You can be yourself as you adopt these techniques to connect successfully with your prospects and clients so you can book more business!

Alice’s book, Say NO to Me! The True Power of Up-Side Down Selling, is a Canadian best-seller and has been translated into seven languages. Her next book is Un-Selling Skills for Engineers and Technical Experts: Clients don’t Want to be Sold to; They Want to be Helped! (co-authored with Craig Murray, P.Eng., VP Mining and Minerals with the Saskatchewan Research Council). Another soon-to-be published book of Alice’s, How the Top 10% Do It!, is co-authored with Louis Pappas P.Eng.

By participating in this session, you will receive the following:

  • Business Development Skills Workbook (systems and processes to connect with potential clients)
  • Five, 5-minute videos on meaningful client conversations
  • Action plan for managing scope creep with ease and confidence

Presenter’s Biography

Alice Wheaton, BScN, MAAlice Wheaton, BScN, MA, is an executive coach, business development facilitator, consultant, and best-selling author, who works with individuals and leaders of engineering and technical firms to help them create new opportunities and book more business. As one of the most accomplished business development experts in North America, Alice has been helping her clients get more clients and increase their market share for over two decades. She began her career in sales with Xerox, and success in her sales career led to forming her own company and becoming a world-class business consultant, facilitator, and speaker.

She began her career in sales with Xerox, and success in her sales career led to forming her own company and becoming a world-class business consultant, facilitator, and speaker.

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office
15th Floor, Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW

Edmonton

Presenter

Alice Wheaton, BScN, MA

Cost

Professional Members: $305

Members-In-Training: $205

Non Members: $355
Eligible PDH7
Skills & Knowledge Business/Management
Recommended forAll Members
Registration DeadlineMay 9, 2017

Register Now

17
May
2017

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This free, 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by May 15, 2017 

This free, 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers: 

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • how to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • the roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process

Presenter Biography

Shreeram Sigdel, P.Eng., PhD, PMPShreeram Sigdel, P.Eng., PhD, PMP currently is the Assistant Director of Professional Practice with APEGA. His main focus is in improving APEGA’s policies, processes and procedures for effective regulatory and compliance functions. Shreeram is an experienced Professional Engineer and Project Manager, with over 10 years of experience in advanced wireless communication systems engineering R&D, software development, and project management. With a PhD in wireless communication systems and project management professional (PMP) designation, he brings a diverse expertise in initiating and managing through all phases of technology R&D projects tailored to industry trends and needs. Shreeram also brings experience in consulting (software development and testing), teaching, supervising, and managing the scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) program of the Government of Canada. 

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office
15th Floor, Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW

Presenter

Shreeram Sigdel, P.Eng., PhD, PMP

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Skills & Knowledge  Regulatory
Recommended for Professional Members
Responsible Members
Registration Deadline May 15, 2017

Register Now

18
May
2017

Business Development Skills for Consulting Engineers and Geoscientists

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Become a respected leader in business development by developing technical skills to stand out and increase follow-up business from your projects.

Register by May 11, 2017

There are only three possible sources for gaining new business. By participating in this session, you will learn the best approach for each source of business development! Consulting Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists will develop the technical skills to stand out from the competition. With a high status and credible presence, you need to be adept at communicating with clients so they are more motivated to do business with you. Become a respected leader in business development by practicing the competencies to increase follow-up business from your projects.

Discover the strategies behind using specific language, adopting the best manner for presenting your ideas, and applying the top process for meeting the needs of potential clients in a way that guarantees to generate new business. This program works for all personality types, ranging from the introvert to the extrovert. You can be yourself as you adopt these techniques to connect successfully with your prospects and clients so you can book more business!

Alice’s book, Say NO to Me! The True Power of Up-Side Down Selling, is a Canadian best-seller and has been translated into seven languages. Her next book is Un-Selling Skills for Engineers and Technical Experts: Clients don’t Want to be Sold to; They Want to be Helped! (co-authored with Craig Murray, P.Eng., VP Mining and Minerals with the Saskatchewan Research Council). Another soon-to-be published book of Alice’s, How the Top 10% Do It!, is co-authored with Louis Pappas P.Eng.

By participating in this session, you will receive the following:

  • Business Development Skills Workbook (systems and processes to connect with potential clients)
  • Five, 5-minute videos on meaningful client conversations
  • Action plan for managing scope creep with ease and confidence

Presenter’s Biography

Alice Wheaton, BScN, MAAlice Wheaton, BScN, MA, is an executive coach, business development facilitator, consultant, and best-selling author, who works with individuals and leaders of engineering and technical firms to help them create new opportunities and book more business. As one of the most accomplished business development experts in North America, Alice has been helping her clients get more clients and increase their market share for over two decades. She began her career in sales with Xerox, and success in her sales career led to forming her own company and becoming a world-class business consultant, facilitator, and speaker.

She began her career in sales with Xerox, and success in her sales career led to forming her own company and becoming a world-class business consultant, facilitator, and speaker.

Where

Windsor Conference Room
APEGA Calgary
2200 Scotia Centre
700 2 Street SW
Calgary

Presenter

Alice Wheaton, BScN, MA

Cost

Professional Members: $305

Members-In-Training: $205

Non Members: $355
Eligible PDH7
Skills & Knowledge Business/Management
Recommended forAll Members
Registration DeadlineMay 11, 2017

Register Now

18
May
2017

New NOx Regulations for Stationary Spark-Ignition Engines

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

A presentation of the new requirements for engines including NOx emission limits, testing, labelling, maintenance, operation, and administrative requirements.

Register by May 12, 2017

This webinar is presented by the APEGA Calgary Branch, but all APEGA Members are welcome to attend.

The federal Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations came into force in 2016 to improve air quality for Canadians. Part 2 of the Regulations will contribute to this objective by limiting the amount of nitrogen oxides (NOx) emitted from stationary spark-ignition engines combusting gaseous fuel at many industrial facilities. In preparation of the first reporting deadline for new engines (July 1st, ‎2017), the requirements for new engines will be presented, including NOx emission limits, testing, labelling, maintenance, operation, and administrative requirements. A great learning opportunity for all owners and operators of stationary spark-ignition engines!

About the Presenter

Karine Lavertu is the head of the team that administers Part 2 - Engines of the Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations. She has a PhD in mechanical engineering and has worked on air quality issues for the last 8 years within Environment and Climate Change Canada. She contributed to the d‎evelopment of the Regulations based on an extensive consultation process with industry, environmental organizations and other levels of governments.

Location

Online

Speaker 

Karine Lavertu,
Senior Program Engineer, Environmental Stewardship Branch, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Government of Canada

Cost

APEGA Calgary Branch Webinar Fee: $10

Recommended for

All Members

Skills & Knowledge

Engineering

Safety & Risk Management

Registration Deadline

May 12, 2017

Register Now

23
May
2017

Women in Engineering and Geoscience Networking Event

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of conversation and celebration of women in engineering and geoscience. All APEGA Members are welcome at this event.

Register by May 18, 2017 – Space is limited!

We invite you to join us for an evening of conversation and celebration of women in engineering and geoscience. All APEGA Members are welcome at this event.

Our event will kick off with a speed networking activity where we will explore early career experience, international women in the professions, and women in management and executive roles. Representatives from each area will be present to help facilitate conversations and promote sharing as participants rotate through various groups.

The evening will conclude with networking and socializing to celebrate advancements and opportunities in our professions.

  • 5:00-5:30 p.m. – Registration and networking
  • 5:30-5:45 p.m. – Introduction to our panel of women in each group: Early career, International, and Management/Executive experience
  • 5:45-6:30 p.m. – Speed Networking! Groups will rotate through each group in 10-minute networking sessions
  • 6:30-7:00 p.m. – Networking and Socializing

Light refreshments and food will be served throughout the evening.

Where

APEGA Calgary Office
Windsor Conference Centre
2200 Scotia Centre
700 2 Street SW
Calgary

Cost

$15

 

Recommended for

All Members 

Registration Deadline

May 18, 2017

Maximum 40 participants

Register Now

25
May
2017

Engineering Better Team Member Performance with Coaching

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Learn ways to maximize the effectiveness, engagement, and potential of your employees and contractors with effective coaching.

Register by May 18, 2017

Mastering the ability to bring the best in your people at work is critical to high performing project teams. Coaching your team members enhances their workplace productivity and level of engagement in performing the tasks at hand. 

Every employee and contractor on your projects can reach a higher level of performance, including your average and best performers. What they need is a manager who can coach them, someone who can maximize their individual effectiveness on the job. Learn how to raise their potential and level of work performance and optimize the work being done by your team.

When you participate in this session, you'll learn:

  • Ways to seamlessly integrate coaching into everyday managerial duties.
  • How to assess your team performance gaps
  • How to apply the COACH model to support performance improvement at work

Presenter Biography

Russell Stratton, MA, MCPID, MCMIRussell Stratton, MA, MCPID, MCMI, is “Leadership Champion” with Bluegem Learning. He is a certified trainer, leadership coach and writer with a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management. Russell has a passion for developing emerging leaders and those transitioning from frontline roles into Middle Management, by building their capability and confidence with a blend of dynamic experiential learning and workplace coaching. Russell’s mission is to develop GREAT leaders in every organization he works, with and consign ‘bad bosses’ to the history books.

Russell has a proven track record of success internationally, in a wide range of organizational cultures including small to medium size enterprises, law enforcement agencies, national government departments, charities and not for profits, and with all levels from front line customer facing staff to executive management boards. He holds an advanced Diploma in Training and Development, is certified in manager Coaching and Mentoring and is an accredited Psychometric Practitioner.

Where

APEGA Lindberg Conference Centre
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton 

Speaker 

Russell Stratton, MA, MCPID, MCMI

Cost

Professional Members: $305
Members-in-Training: $205
Non Members: $355

Eligible PDH 7
Recommended for All Members
Skills & Knowledge

Leadership

Business/Management

Interpersonal/Communication

Project Management

Registration Deadline May 18, 2017

Register Now

25
May
2017

Challenging Conversations Made Easy

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Learn the concepts and skills required to navigate difficult conversations and effectively respond to the emotions of yourself and others.

Register by May 18, 2017 

As much as you'd like to avoid holding difficult conversations at work or at home, you can’t. However, you can get more skilled at handling the challenging conversations you face. Thankfully, you don’t have to be born with these skills... they can be learned! This session provides practice for clearing conversational hurdles.

Sooner or later, each of us needs to have a conversation with someone that we will find difficult. Whether this involves saying "no" to your boss, giving constructive feedback to a co-worker, or conducting a performance review with a insubordinate direct report, such conversations are often filled with stress and anxiety.  Having learn models, tools, and techniques for approaching your difficult conversations will strengthen your confidence and composure. When emotions run high and there is a lot at stake, you want to guide difficult conversations toward productive ends.

You will learn the concepts and skills required to overcome difficulties and effectively respond to emotions—your own and others'. You will also gain valuable insight into your own personal challenges, and leave with proven techniques for greater negotiation success.

When you participate in this session, you'll receive:

  • Challenging Conversations Cheat Sheet – a step-by-step process to plan and carry out a difficult conversation
  • Situation Assessment – a tool that prompts you to put your feelings aside and prepare objectively

Presenter Biography

Maurice FritzeMaurice Fritze is a dynamic presenter who is well-respected for his strategic thinking, insight, patience, diplomacy and exceptional skill in navigating sensitive situations. He uses his experience, accomplishments and passion to help others learn, grow and succeed in achieving their goals. Maurice worked as a Conflict Coach for the Legal Education Society and ADR Education and he also mediates disputes as a private consultant. He studied with the Alberta Mediation and Arbitration Society, and was on the mediation roster of the Provincial Court of Alberta for 10 years. Maurice was the recipient of the 1992 Governor General's Commemorative Medal, and has been recognized by the Alberta Justice Minister for over 120 mediations at Provincial Court. He teaches three two-day seminars on conflict resolution at MacEwan University, and is a registered lobbyist who teaches seminars on lobbying and mentoring.

Where

Windsor Conference Room

APEGA Calgary

2200 Scotia Centre
700 2 Street SW
Calgary

Speaker 

Maurice Fritze

Cost

Professional Members: $305

Members-in-Training: $205

Non Members: $355

Eligible PDH 7
Recommended for

Professional Members

Members-in-Training
Managers & Supervisors

Responsible Members/Permit Holders

Skills & Knowledge

Leadership

Business/Management

Interpersonal/Communication

Registration Deadline May 18, 2017

Register Now

25
May
2017

Climate Change Strategy and Emissions Reduction Policies

11:15 am - 1:30 pm

Learn about the current carbon pricing policies in place across Canada, and the scope for emission reductions via pricing, relative to other policies.

Register by May 18, 2017

The federal government's announcement of a nation-wide price on carbon in October 2016 has left Canadian provinces with two options for meeting the national requirement: a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade program. Some provinces have already implemented these, others have chosen alternative mechanisms such as energy efficiency programs. This presentation will describe the current policies in place across Canada, and the scope for emission reductions from pricing relative to other policies. It will assess the provincial greenhouse emissions coverage that different pricing policies offer, focusing on the implications of the federally mandated minimum price. The implications for the resource industry will be discussed as well.

Presenter Biography 

Jennifer Winter, PhDDr. Jennifer Winter, is an Assistant Professor and Scientific Director of the Energy and Environmental Policy research division at the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary. Her research is focused on the effects of government regulation and policy on the development of natural resources and energy, and the consequences and trade-offs of energy development.

Jennifer is one of the School’s most prolific authors. She has authored several School of Public Policy research papers, including three examining Canadian energy literacy, two on the safe transportation of crude oil, and a paper on the idea of "green jobs." Other projects she is currently working on are the prospects for Canadian LNG exports to Europe, social impacts of hydraulic fracturing, and comparing provincial emission-reduction policies.

Dr. Winter is actively engaged in increasing public understanding of energy and environmental policy issues; recognition of her efforts include a 2014 Young Women in Energy Award and being named one of Alberta Oil Magazine’s Top 35 Under 35 in 2016. Prior to joining the School of Public Policy, Jennifer worked at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, researching Canadian labour markets. Dr. Winter also serves on the Future Leaders Board of Directors of the World Petroleum Council Canada.

Where

Fairmont Palliser Hotel

133 9 Avenue SW
Calgary

Speaker 

Jennifer Winter, PhD
Scientific Director, Energy and Environmental Policy, The School of Public Policy

University of Calgary

Cost

Members & Guests: $50

Students: $25

ASAP: $15

Recommended for

All Members 

Skills & Knowledge

Engineering

Geoscience

Regulatory

Leadership

Ethics

Business/Management

Safety & Risk Management

Interpersonal/Communication

Project Management

Registration Deadline

May 18, 2017

Register Now

25
May
2017

Branch Luncheon: Infrastructure Growth in Alberta

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Hon. Amarjeet Sohi has dedicated his career in politics to advocating for accessible public transportation and building cooperation among cultural communities.

Register by May 18, 2017

Presenter Biography

Hon. Amarjeet SohiThe Honourable Amarjeet Sohi is the Member of Parliament for Edmonton Mill Woods and the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

Prior to being elected Member of Parliament, Amarjeet was a three-term Edmonton City Councillor. He was first elected in 2007 and then re-elected in 2010 and 2013.

Dedicated to improving Edmonton's infrastructure and livability, Amarjeet represented the city on the Canadian Urban Transit Association, and is a strong advocate for Light Rail Transit. Amarjeet also advocated municipal interests to other orders of government through his delegation to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association. He therefore understands the importance of building strong relationships between governments in order to build strong, vibrant and resilient communities. He has been a prominent leader on city and provincial issues, volunteering with Public Interest Alberta, the Centre for International Alternatives, and the Canadian Labour Congress.

Amarjeet works tirelessly to promote learning and cooperation among cultural communities. While on council he led City Council’s Immigration, Multiculturalism and Racism Free Edmonton initiatives. Amarjeet has received the Edmonton Interfaith Advocate award and John Humphrey Centre’s Human Rights Advocate award for promoting welcoming and socially inclusive communities, the Man of Honour Leadership Award from the Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation and the Recognizing Immigrant Success in Edmonton Life Time Achievement Award.

As a former member of the Edmonton Police Commission, Amarjeet believes in building safe and strong communities. Amarjeet also took a leadership role to create the Police Chief’s Indo-Canadian Liaison Committee, the Punjabi Cultural Association, and the Punjabi Arts Association.

Minister Sohi grew up in the Indian state of Punjab and immigrated to Edmonton in 1981.

Where

Sutton Place Hotel

10235 101 Street

Edmonton 

Speaker 

Hon. Amarjeet Sohi 

Cost

Members: $40

Non-Members: $45 

Students: $20 

 

At the door:

Members: $45

Non-Members: $50 

Students: $20

Recommended for Everyone (Public)
Registration Deadline May 18, 2017

Register Now

30
May
2017

Challenging Conversations Made Easy

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Learn the concepts and skills required to navigate difficult conversations and effectively respond to the emotions of yourself and others.

Register by May 23, 2017

As much as you'd like to avoid holding difficult conversations at work or at home, you can’t. However, you can get more skilled at handling the challenging conversations you face. Thankfully, you don’t have to be born with these skills... they can be learned! This session provides practice for clearing conversational hurdles.

Sooner or later, each of us needs to have a conversation with someone that we will find difficult. Whether this involves saying "no" to your boss, giving constructive feedback to a co-worker, or conducting a performance review with a insubordinate direct report, such conversations are often filled with stress and anxiety.  Having learn models, tools, and techniques for approaching your difficult conversations will strengthen your confidence and composure. When emotions run high and there is a lot at stake, you want to guide difficult conversations toward productive ends.

You will learn the concepts and skills required to overcome difficulties and effectively respond to emotions—your own and others'. You will also gain valuable insight into your own personal challenges, and leave with proven techniques for greater negotiation success.

When you participate in this session, you'll receive:

  • Challenging Conversations Cheat Sheet – a step-by-step process to plan and carry out a difficult conversation
  • Situation Assessment – a tool that prompts you to put your feelings aside and prepare objectively

Presenter Biography

Maurice FritzeMaurice Fritze is a dynamic presenter who is well-respected for his strategic thinking, insight, patience, diplomacy and exceptional skill in navigating sensitive situations. He uses his experience, accomplishments and passion to help others learn, grow and succeed in achieving their goals. Maurice worked as a Conflict Coach for the Legal Education Society and ADR Education and he also mediates disputes as a private consultant. He studied with the Alberta Mediation and Arbitration Society, and was on the mediation roster of the Provincial Court of Alberta for 10 years. Maurice was the recipient of the 1992 Governor General's Commemorative Medal, and has been recognized by the Alberta Justice Minister for over 120 mediations at Provincial Court. He teaches three two-day seminars on conflict resolution at MacEwan University, and is a registered lobbyist who teaches seminars on lobbying and mentoring.

Where

APEGA Lindberg Conference Centre
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton

Speaker 

Maurice Fritze

Cost

Professional Members: $305

Members-in-Training: $205

Non Members: $355

Eligible PDH 7
Recommended for

Professional Members

Members-in-Training
Managers & Supervisors

Responsible Members/Permit Holders

Skills & Knowledge

Leadership

Business/Management

Interpersonal/Communication

Registration Deadline May 23, 2017

Register Now

6
June
2017

2 Days: Fundamentals of Project Management

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This session provides an opportunity to discuss project management frameworks using several tools that are essential for successful project management.

Register by May 30, 2017

Knowing the fundamentals of an effective project management framework is useful when applied to technical and non-technical projects. This session provides an opportunity to discuss such a framework using several tools that are essential for successful project management. Session activities will focus on front-end planning, communication, and teamwork.

New and potential project managers should already have an introductory knowledge of the project life cycle, the gated process, and other basics of projects and project management. 

Using real-life examples and class discussions, you will apply your new knowledge of project work, management tools, and skills for practical problem solving. You will also discover how to define a project, and particularly outlining the need, the stakeholders, and budgeting within a Project Charter.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, you will have learned:

  1. How to develop project schedules, cost estimates, and responsibility charts
  2. How to organize, lead, and sustain a project team
  3. How to control projects (e.g. schedule control, cost control and change management)

You will also receive copies of templates for your own RACI chart and Project Charter.

These lessons involve planning, organizing, controlling, and closing your project.

Planning the Project

Developing your Project Execution Plan with:

  • Project activities
  • Estimating time
  • Estimating costs
  • Contingencies
  • Sequencing activities
  • Schedules
  • RACI charts

Organizing the Project

Managing the "soft" issues like:

  • Selecting the project manager and team
  • Assigning work packages
  • Leadership
  • Building and sustaining project teams

Controlling the Project

Reviewing different project controls, including:

  • Schedule control
  • Cost control
  • Managing scope changes

Closing the Project

Wrapping up your project and making sure you have:

  • Client acceptance
  • Documentation
  • Post-implementation audit
  • Lessons learned

Presenter Biography

George Jergeas, P.Eng., PhDGeorge Jergeas, P.Eng., PhD, is a Professional Engineer and professor at the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering. He has more than 35 years of experience investigating cost overruns and delays on major capital projects. Today, he does project management consulting and training for both public and private sector organizations. He has a strong interest in improving project success by establishing effective project teams.

George's work centers on improving project alignment, building and sustaining project teams, enhancing productivity, and making effective contractual arrangements. He has assisted project teams in oil sands developments, hospitals, roads and bridges, tunnelling, LRT expansions and mining. George co-authored Risk Navigation Strategies for Major Capital Projects: Beyond the Myth of Predictability. He is a dynamic and engaging long-standing speaker with APEGA.

Where

APEGA Lindberg Conference Centre
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton

Speaker

George Jergeas, P.Eng., Ph.D

Cost

APEGA Members*: $555

*includes MITs

Non-Members: $575

Eligible PDH 14
Recommended for

Professional Members
Members-in-Training
Managers/Supervisors
Open to the Public

Skills & Knowledge Project Management
Registration Deadline May 3, 2017

Register Now

7
June
2017

Why you need to know about cultural conflict styles

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This webinar will show you how to use differing cultural conflict styles to navigate difficult conversations when misunderstandings become conflicts.

Register by June 6, 2017

Cultural conflict is something many of us face in our increasingly diverse workplace. This webinar will show you what the western and cultural conflict styles are and how to use them both to negotiate tricky situations, decrease misunderstandings and reduce hard feelings when misunderstandings become conflicts. We will also discuss dealing with situations of values clashes, gender differences and working with people who have limited work experience or exposure to other cultures. You won't want to miss this helpful presentation on working with cultural conflict styles - with insights you will use for many years to come!

Participants will learn:

  1. How to understand and use the cultural and western conflict styles approach to working across cultures
  2. Strategies to use when faced with values clashes and gender differences
  3. Ways to work with people who have very little exposure to other cultures and limited work experience

Presenter Biography

Marie Gervais, PhD, CTDPMarie Gervais, PhD, CTDP, CEO of Shift Management Inc., brings workplace learning to new heights with supervisory and leadership training for industry, online learning, webinars, and workplace learning needs assessment services. She applies field-based practical tools to workplace problems, builds capacity for systems thinking and problem solving, and facilitates collaborative teamwork for today’s multicultural workforce. If you are looking for leadership training with real workplace results, happy employees and increased market share, a conversation with Marie is the best place to start. 

Where

Online

Speaker 

Marie Gervais, PhD, CTDP 

Cost

Free

Eligible PDH

1

Recommended for

All Members

Managers

 

Skills & Knowledge

Interpersonal/Communication

 

Registration Deadline

June 6, 2017

Register Now

7
June
2017

Time Management, Meetings, and Emails

11:30 am - 1:15 pm

The session offers a comprehensive set of strategies for managing time, combating procrastination, and lining our habits up with personal and professional goals.

Register by May 31, 2017

We all have the same amount of time in a day, 24 hours. What separates successful, goal achieving professionals from victims of circumstance are the decisions we make every moment on how to leverage the most out of this limited resource. Effective management of time allows us to:

  • Get more done in less time
  • Obtain personal and professional goals
  • Maintain a strong work/life balance

The session offers a comprehensive set of strategies for managing time, combating procrastination, and ensuring our habits are aligned with our personal and professional goals.

We will explore:

  • Strategic and systems thinking
  • Setting SMART goals & objectives
  • Prioritizing tasks effectively
  • Improving skills to tackle procrastination
  • Addressing our workspace for efficiency and productivity
  • Exploring AXED options for maximum productivity
  • Setting daily habits for better productivity
  • Investigating strategies to better manage meetings and keep them on track
  • Learning alternatives to in-person meetings
  • Organizing and writing faster more effective emails

Presenter Biography

Adam Czarnecki, CPHRAdam Czarnecki, CPHR, is a Certified Human Resources Professional and a recipient of the HRIA Award of Excellence. He is a member of the Senior Management team of a heavy duty truck dealership group in Alberta where he is responsible for Human Resources, Health and Safety, and Information Technology. Adam is also an HR Instructor at the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University and was the Chair of their Advanced HR Curriculum Committee.  He holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from the University of Calgary with a concentration in Crime and Deviance.

Adam is an avid contributor to industry webinars, conferences, and expert panel discussions. These panels relate to human resources, trades, and the Alberta employment pool. Adam also contributes as technology columnist for HRIA’s quarterly magazine, HUMANCapital. Adam is an HRIA Member of the Board, and volunteers with various not-for-profits as a speaker on employment, corporate readiness, and as a resume advisor to students.

Where

Windsor Conference Centre
APEGA
2200-700 2 St SW
Calgary

Speaker 

Adam Czarnecki, CPHR

Cost

$45

Includes lunch

Eligible PDH

1.5

Recommended for

Professional Members

Responsible Members

Members-in-Training

Managers

 

Skills & Knowledge

Interpersonal/Communication

 

Registration Deadline

May 31, 2017

Register Now

14
June
2017

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This free, 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by June 12, 2017

This free, 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • how to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • the roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process 
Where

APEGA Calgary Office
2200 Scotia Centre
700 2nd Street SW

CostFree
Eligible PDH2.5
Skills & Knowledge Regulatory
Recommended forProfessional Members
Responsible Members
Registration DeadlineJune 12, 2017

Register Now

21
June
2017

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This free, 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by June 19, 2017

This free, 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • how to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • the roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process

Presenter Biography

Shreeram Sigdel, P.Eng., PhD, PMPShreeram Sigdel, P.Eng., PhD, PMP currently is the Assistant Director of Professional Practice with APEGA. His main focus is in improving APEGA’s policies, processes and procedures for effective regulatory and compliance functions. Shreeram is an experienced Professional Engineer and Project Manager, with over 10 years of experience in advanced wireless communication systems engineering R&D, software development, and project management. With a PhD in wireless communication systems and project management professional (PMP) designation, he brings a diverse expertise in initiating and managing through all phases of technology R&D projects tailored to industry trends and needs. Shreeram also brings experience in consulting (software development and testing), teaching, supervising, and managing the scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) program of the Government of Canada. 

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office
15th Floor, Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW

Presenter

Shreeram Sigdel, P.Eng., PhD, PMP

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Skills & Knowledge  Regulatory
Recommended for Professional Members
Responsible Members
Registration Deadline June 19, 2017

Register Now

21
June
2017

NAFTA Requirements for Working in the US

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

It may be necessary to look south of the border for employment opportunities until things in Alberta turn around. This seminar discusses US immigration options.

Register by June 14, 2017

Given the current economic and employment situation for many Alberta engineers, geoscientists and engineering technicians, it may be necessary to look south of the border for employment opportunities, until things in Alberta turn around. This seminar discusses US immigration options for experienced engineering and geoscience professionals. 

Hosted by Ackah Business Immigration Law, participants will gain advice for legally immigrating for contract and other work opportunities in the US. Canadian-US NAFTA immigration law insights will inform you about the legal responsibilities of seeking employment in the US.

Under NAFTA law, certain Canadian and Mexican citizen professionals like engineers, geoscientists and engineering technicians, can often obtain ’Treaty NAFTA’ (TN) Visa to work in the US, once they receive an employment offer from an appropriate US employer. Alternately, experienced professionals may be engaged as ‘consultants’ under NAFTA rules, and share their expertise with US-based businesses.

Participants in this seminar will learn about all viable US immigration options for Canadian and Mexican citizens who are engineering and geoscience professionals. As well, there will be time for questions and one-on-one follow ups with the presenter.

When you participate in this session, you also get:

  • NAFTA Professionals List to determine which professional designations qualify under NAFTA law
  • Session materials

Presenter Biography

Evelyn L. Ackah, B.A., LL.BEvelyn Ackah, B.A., LL.B., is the Founder and Managing Lawyer of Ackah Business Immigration Law based in Calgary, Alberta with offices in Vancouver and Toronto. Her legal practice focuses exclusively in the area of Canadian and US cross-border NAFTA immigration law. She has had a successful legal career for more than sixteen years. After 12 years practicing law in Toronto at national and international law firms on Bay Street, she moved to Calgary in 2008 as a partner with a leading national law firm.

In 2010, Evelyn launched Ackah Business Immigration Law to focus on what she does best and to provide innovative and flexible legal services that only a boutique law firm can offer. Ackah Business Immigration Law embodies Evelyn’s independent spirit, her passion for law and her desire to provide the best possible client service. She and her team provide expertise to corporations and individuals in the development and implementation of immigration strategies and advise clients on immigration matters involving employee mobility and relocation. 

Evelyn is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) as a Specialist in Citizenship and Immigration Law and she has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as one of the top 30 Corporate Immigration lawyers in Canada. She was also named to Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 list for 2010. Evelyn received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Simon Fraser University and her law degree from the University of British Columbia.  She is called to the bar in both Ontario and Alberta.

Where

Windsor Conference Centre

APEGA Calgary

2200 Scotia Centre
700 2 Street SW
Calgary

Speaker 

Evelyn L. Ackah, B.A., LL.B

Cost

$45

Eligible PDH 1.5
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Registration Deadline June 14, 2017

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29
August
2017

Edmonton Branch Charity Golf Tournament

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Support the education of future Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists and enjoy a fun day on the links!

Early Bird pricing ends July 11, 2017!

The APEGA Edmonton Branch is pleased to invite you to our Annual Charity Golf Tournament. This tournament has raised thousands of dollars for the APEGA Education Foundation to support the education of our future Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists. Join us for a fun day on the links!

Information on the event and on available sponsorship packages can be found in the printable brochure.

Golfer and sponsor registration forms will be available soon!

Where

The Quarry Golf Club
945 167 Ave NE
Edmonton

Cost

Early Bird: $150 (ends July 11, 2017)

Regular: $175

Recommended for

All Public 

Registration Deadline

August 21, 2017

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