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Digital Signatures with Notarius

Digital Signatures with Notarius

Discover the diverse types of digital signatures and how they can be used to sign distinct types of documents as an individual, department, or organization.

Find an upcoming Notarius workshop 

Branch Luncheons

Join us over the lunch hour for valuable presentations on fascinating topics and the opportunity to network with your peers!

Find an Upcoming Luncheon 

President's Visits

APEGA's 100th President, George Eynon, will be traveling to each of APEGA's Alberta branches to engage with members and permit holders around the province

Find a President's Visit 

 

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15
Nov
2019

Client and Contractor Relations (Edmonton)

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop explores professionalism principles, tools for managing projects, and giving feedback to others when you don’t have any positional authority over them.

Register by November 8, 2019

Leaders need to manage relationships with various stakeholders inside and outside the organization. This involves being able to build rapport with others, as well as maintain trust through effective communication. This workshop explores professionalism principles, tools for managing projects, and giving feedback to others when you don’t have any positional authority over them.

When you participate in this session, you will learn how to:

  • Build Relationships
    • Determine what professionalism means and explore how it is perceived by others
    • Explain how to make a good first impression
    • Identify their natural behavioral styles, others' interaction preferences, and the best way to approach a stakeholder based on their personality traits
    • Understand the impact trust has on developing and maintaining relationships
  • Manage Relationships
    • Explain the importance of project scope expectations and the impact of miscommunication and scope creep
    • Identify when to give someone feedback
    • Provide feedback to a business partner in a respectful and constructive manner
    • Honor professional boundaries

About the Presenter

Julianna Cantwell webJulianna Cantwell, CACE, CPHR, is the President of JUNA Consulting Inc., a strategic human resources consulting practice that helps organizations improve individual and group performance. Specializing in learning and development for 20 years and communications for more than 15 years, Julianna logs over 100 days a year speaking and facilitating learning.

Julianna supports learning in business and leadership skills, especially in male-dominated work environments. She has facilitated workshops for:

  • Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT) Centre
  • The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • The Association of Science and Engineering Technology (ASET) Professionals of Alberta
  • Mentoring, Opportunities and Real Experiences (MORE) Program
  • Construction Labour Relations Association (CLRA)
  • EPCOR, Capital Power, Enbridge, Cougar Drilling, Qualico, Valard, TEC Edmonton, Clark Builders, and others

Committed to lifelong learning, Julianna is a graduate from the University of Alberta, NAIT, and MacEwan University and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). She is also a Past President of the Human Resources Management Association of Edmonton (HRMAE), a former Director on the Board of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), and is currently Vice Chair of the Self-Regulation Policy Advisory Group for the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – Alberta (CPHR-AB). Julianna also served as a Director on the Board for Little Warriors.

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office

1500 Scotia Place
10060 Jasper Ave NW

Edmonton, AB

Date

November 15, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Speaker

Julianna Cantwell, CACE, CPHR

Cost Professional Member: $300
Member-in-Training: $300
Non-Member: $325

Group and company discounts apply. Every third registrant on the same form gets 50% off.

Discounts may apply for M.I.T.s and unemployed members. Contact PD@apega.ca for more information.
Eligible PDH

7

Registration Deadline

November 8, 2019

Register Now

20
Nov
2019

Let's Start Talking Again: Helping Leaders Lead Through Communication (Calgary)

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop will not only give you the keys to better communication, it will include exercises to show you how to communicate better to get you on the right track immediately.

Register by November 13, 2019

We communicate more than we ever have in the past. With email, text, social media, and the internet, many people are constantly telling others what they think and how they feel. But are we really communicating well when it counts? Can we have the kind of face-to-face conversations in the workplace that are needed to move organizations forward?

The biggest problem many organizations have today are difficult conversations that either aren’t being held, or if they are, they aren’t being done very well. The most important thing a leader can do is influence the behaviour of others, and the best and easiest way to provide that influence is through effective communication.

When you participate in this session, you will learn:

  • The importance of leading teams and saying what needs to be said, but doing it without attitude or a big ego
  • Why good listeners are good communicators
  • Ways to control conversations by asking questions
  • How to prepare for and have difficult conversations
  • Tips to communicate more effectively on any situation
  • Ways to improve body language
  • Ways to build “cultures of communication” within organizations

 

About the Presenter

Grant AinsleyGrant Ainsley is a former award-winning journalist and public relations professional who now works with politicians, business executives, association leaders, and others to help refine their messages to the public. He’s one of Canada’s top media trainers and does workshops for clients across Canada. He speaks about communications, along with social media and digital marketing. He’s the author of the book The Honest Spin Doctor.

While in radio in Edmonton, he served as morning news anchor, did a daily talk show, and had a role in management. He was also in charge of communications for the City of Edmonton’s Public Relations department, and for over a decade, he was CEO of a large Alberta association. Grant lives in Edmonton with his wife Deborah. They have four grown children.

 

Where

APEGA Calgary Office

2200, 700 2nd Street

Calgary AB

Date

November 20, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Speaker

Grant Ainsley

Cost Professional Member: $175
Member-in-Training: $175
Non-Member: $200

Group and company discounts apply. Every third registrant on the same form gets 50% off.

Discounts may apply for M.I.T.s and unemployed members. Contact PD@apega.ca for more information.
Eligible PDH

3.5

Registration Deadline

November 13, 2019

Register Now

20
Nov
2019

Edmonton Branch Luncheon: Dead Sea Scrolls, Pablo Escobar, and Glaciomarine Clays

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The APEGA Edmonton Branch invites you to hear Paul Bauman, P.Eng., P.Geoph., discuss the background, technical challenges, and outcomes of notable archaeological investigations. Besides describing the intriguing geoscience scenarios of each of the site investigations, Paul will clearly describe why the findings are important and of inherent interest to a wide audience.

Register by November 13, 2019

Since 1990, Paul Bauman has carried out and directed near-surface geophysical exploration programs on 6 continents. Some of his notable archaeological investigations have included exploring for Dead Sea Scroll Caves, gas chambers of the Sobibor Nazi extermination camp, a Holocaust escape tunnel in Lithuania dug by the "Burning Brigade," Second World War mass burials, a first century bath house in Nazareth, the mythological ancient city of Atlantis, and the tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem on the property of Joseph of Arimathea. Recent locations of water resource exploration programs for humanitarian relief have included the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh, the massive Kakuma Refugee Camp in the Turkana desert of Kenya, and the villages of Northern Uganda destroyed by Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army.

Some of the more significant geophysical targets in Western Canada have included mapping geohazards in glaciomarine clays and waste rock dumps, imaging the interior of earth-filled dams, the direct detection and mapping of oil sand and shallow gas deposits, and the mapping of natural saline discharge zones along the entire reach of the Athabasca River through the oil sands deposits. A number of these programs have been featured in television and movie documentaries, books, a Discovery Channel “reality” television series about hunting for the hidden cash, arms, emeralds, and drugs of Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel, and even an off-Broadway play.

In this talk, Paul will briefly discuss the background, technical challenges, and outcomes of a few of these investigations. Besides describing the intriguing geoscience scenarios of each of the site investigations, Paul will clearly describe why the findings are important and of inherent interest to the wider audiences of PBS NOVA, the New York Times, Time magazine, National Geographic, and APEGA.

About the Presenter

Paul BaumanPaul Bauman, P.Eng., P.Geoph., is the founder and technical director of the geophysics group at Advisian (a division of WorleyParsons Canada Services Ltd). Paul earned a BScE in Geological Engineering and a minor in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University, and a M.Sc. in Earth Sciences from the University of Waterloo. Over the past 30 years, Paul and the geophysics group at WorleyParsons have pioneered many applications in near-surface geophysics, including in the areas of water exploration, salt water intrusion mapping, contaminant mapping, the direct detection of hydrocarbons, archaeology, geotechnical engineering applications, and the measurement of fundamental hydrogeological properties.

Paul has appeared in a number of documentaries and television series, including the National Geographic television special Finding Atlantis, two NOVA documentaries (Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land and Holocaust Escape Tunnel), the documentary Deadly Deception at Sobibor, the six episode Discovery series Finding Escobar’s Millions, the recently released The Good Nazi, and Finding Water, a documentary about a water exploration program in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Paul was the recipient of the 2016 APEGA Community Service Summit Award.

 

Where

APEGA Lindberg Conference Centre

1500 Scotia One 
10060 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4A2

Date November 20, 2019
Time

Registration: 11:15 a.m.

Lunch: 11:45 a.m.

Presentation: 12:15 p.m.

Speaker

Paul Bauman, P.Eng., P.Geoph.

Founder and Technical Director, Geophysics Group

Advisian (a division of WorleyParsons Canada Services Limited)

Cost

Member: $35

Non-member: $40

Student: $20

Registration Deadline November 13, 2019

Register Now

21
Nov
2019

Social Media for your Professional Branding & Presence (Edmonton)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

If you’re looking to get social for leisure, to search for a job, or to develop your personal brand, this workshop is for you. In this session, you will learn about content creation, how to professionally engage with your network, and the impact your professional standing has on your brand.

Register by November 14, 2019

Does your 2020 vision include social media for professional branding and presence?

Whether you are a new grad, a seasoned professional, or a contractor, using social media makes good business sense. If you’re looking to get social for leisure, to search for a job, or to develop your personal brand, this workshop is for you. Cultivate your arsenal of tools, resources, and connections to undergo a social media transformation by embracing the power of the different platforms. In this session, you will learn about content creation, how to professionally engage with your network, and the impact your professional standing has on your brand.

When you participate in this session, you will learn:

  • What it means to be a professional online and the importance of representation.
  • The nuts and bolts of a successful social media strategy to position your brand for success.
  • How to accelerate your career by streamlining your processes and improving your existing skill set.
  • How to assess and audit your current social media initiatives through real-life feedback, discussions, and learning.
  • How to build your network online and take it offline.
  • How to set your content up for success by pairing it with a rewarding long-term strategy.

About the Presenter

Alnoor DamjiAlnoor Damji does leadership, business, and executive coaching, and works with organizations around strategic planning, cultivating fully engaged employees, and facilitating coaching and training programs. Over the past five years, Alnoor has worked with organizations to accelerate revenue growth and maximize engagement. Alnoor has presented to leaders and business developers at conferences and training sessions, across Canada and internationally.

He uses his background in Human Resources management along with over 10 years in career services to assist mid-career clients to need to seek 'best-fit' solutions. In one-to-one work and group settings, he brings marketing savvy to competitive job search as he repackages past work experience to meet changing career goals. Alnoor understands the strategic and tactical issues that job seekers face, and as a coach, he is highly effective in opening up new perspectives. He has delivered keynote speeches, motivational talks, and conducted seminars and workshops, and has worked with hundreds of organizations of all sizes and industry.

 

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office

Lindberg Conference Centre
1500 Scotia One

10060 Jasper Ave NW

Edmonton, AB

Date

November 21, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Speaker

Alnoor Damji

Cost Professional Member: $175
Member-in-Training: $175
Non-Member: $200

Group and company discounts apply. Every third registrant on the same form gets 50% off.

Discounts may apply for M.I.T.s and unemployed members. Contact PD@apega.ca for more information.
Eligible PDH

3

Registration Deadline

November 14, 2019

Register Now

21
Nov
2019

Calgary Branch Luncheon: Application of DNA Sequencing Technology in the Oil and Gas Industry

11:15 am - 1:00 pm

Join Carmen Li and the APEGA Calgary Branch to learn how the Geomicrobiology Group at the University of Calgary is using DNA sequencing to pioneer a new understanding of the microbiome of petroleum systems.

Register by November 17, 2019

Microbial activity in petroleum systems presents both challenges and opportunities. Negative consequences can include challenges like reservoir souring and corrosion or biogenic gas emissions from tailings ponds. However, microbiological success stories can also be found, including problem-solving applications such as bioremediation of tailings ponds, oil spills, or reservoir souring, as well as new opportunities such as enhanced oil recovery or bioprospecting in oil and gas exploration.

For the petroleum industry, the naturally-occurring microbial processes in upstream and downstream operations can be exploited or impeded for improved returns. This requires a closer examination of the microbes in petroleum environments. In recent years, strategies for studying these microbes have transitioned towards DNA sequencing, a rapid and highly-sensitive technique that generates massive amounts of data and results in an increased understanding of the complexities of microbial community dynamics within these environments.

The Geomicrobiology Group at the University of Calgary is using DNA sequencing to pioneer new understanding of the microbiome of these petroleum systems. This presentation will include examples related to tailings pond reclamation and management, oil spill bioremediation, microbiological oil exploration, and biotechnology for lowering the steam-to-oil ratio during SAGD.

About the Presenter

carmen liCarmen Li received a masters of science in Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology in 2010 from the University of Alberta. Carmen continued working in the same research group, led by Professor Julia Foght, for several years applying molecular microbiology methods to reclamation and bioremediation of oil sands tailings ponds by stimulating the activity of in-situ microbial communities to accelerate tailings densification.

In 2014, Carmen joined the Geomicrobiology Group at the University of Calgary to work with Casey Hubert as a research scientist and lab manager. Carmen’s research has focused on using detection of specific microbial DNA signatures as a tool for deep sea offshore oil and gas exploration, while also providing supervision to other group members applying DNA sequencing and other genomics approaches to oil spill bioremediation, reservoir souring and corrosion control, environmental baseline mapping using microbial diversity, and tight unconventional reservoir characterization. Carmen manages and operates the group's in-house Illumina MiSeq platform that provides DNA sequencing services for internal and external clients, including oil industry collaborators.

Where Fairmont Palliser
133 9 Ave SW
Calgary, AB  T2P 2M3
Date November 21, 2019
Time

Registration: 11:15 a.m.

Lunch: 11:45 a.m.

Presentation: 12:15 p.m.

Speaker

Carmen Li

University of Calgary

Cost

Member: $50

Non-member: $60

Student: $25

Registration Deadline November 17, 2019

Register Now

26
Nov
2019

Job Search: Gaining the Advantage (Calgary)

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Whether you are a new entrant to the workforce or recently unemployed, this course will give you practical tools to help take the next step in your career.

Register by November 19, 2019

Landing a personally rewarding job in the current economy is, to put it mildly, a challenging task. Knowing what job to target requires clear career goals, effective research techniques, and the skills to put your best foot forward. An insightful cover letter teamed with a resume that showcases the required skills is the first step to winning the job. The ability to standout in an interview is critical to be selected as the top candidate. Whether you are a new entrant to the workforce or recently unemployed, this course will give you practical tools to help take the next step in your career.

When you participate in this session, you will learn:

  1. A process for targeting personally rewarding jobs
  2. How to position skills and experience effectively in resumes and cover letters, matching your capabilities with job requirements
  3. Research and preparation techniques for the interview
  4. Appropriate behaviour for the interview
  5. How to respond to behavioural and other challenging interview questions and receive feedback on your effectiveness
  6. Options for interview follow-up

About the Presenter

Esther Hudson, BA, B.Ed., MAdEd, CPHREsther Hudson's consulting work focuses on helping organizations build the capability and commitment of their people to achieve breakthrough results. She is experienced in designing and delivering learning-based systems and interventions that create a change in skills and attitudes. Leadership development, thinking training, customer service, change management, and culture assessment are her particular specialties. She has designed and delivered training in over 50 different content areas. Taking a systems approach to managing personal and organizational change is central to all that she does.

Esther's experience includes over 30 years of consulting with a specialization in human resource development. She has worked with clients in a wide range of companies, including oil and gas, three levels of government, professional firms, construction and transportation companies, electric utilities, high tech companies, and non-profit agencies.

Esther has worked with groups as large as 350 and as small as one. She is an accomplished conference speaker as well as a talented learning facilitator. Her sessions encourage people to think more deeply about what they are doing and to have the confidence to take constructive action and create change. Esther received a bachelor degree in arts and education from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She also holds a masters degree in adult education from St. Francis Xavier University and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).

Where

APEGA Calgary
Windsor Conference Centre
2200, 700 2 Street SW

Calgary, AB

Date

November 26, 2019

Time

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Speaker

Esther Hudson

Cost Professional Member: $300
Member-in-Training: $300
Non-Member: $325

Group and company discounts apply. Every third registrant on the same form gets 50% off.

Discounts may apply for M.I.T.s and unemployed members. Contact PD@apega.ca for more information.
Eligible PDH

8

Registration Deadline

November 19, 2019

Register Now

26
Nov
2019

Notarius: Digital Signatures (Edmonton)

9:00 am - 11:00 am

As organizations move from paper to electronic filing, one of the key challenges in this transformation is the authentication of these files. During the session, you will discover the diverse types of digital signatures and how they can be used to sign distinct types of documents as a person, a professional, a department, or an organization.

Register by November 19, 2019

As organizations move from paper to electronic filing, one of the key challenges in this transformation is the authentication of these files. During the session, you will discover the diverse types of digital signatures and how they can be used to sign distinct types of documents as a person, a professional, a department, or an organization.

When you participate in this session, you will learn how to:

  • Explain the distinct types of signatures, from paper to electronic and digital signatures
  • Demonstrate what a digitally signed PDF looks like
  • Review APEGA digital signatures and productivity software suite available to members
  • Review ROI and workflow of digital transformation within a corporate environment
  • Validate and accept digitally signed documents
  • Identify a modified PDF
  • Digitally sign data files, like BIM, Excel spreadsheets, and emails

You will also see how an energy agency saved over 1 million dollars per year after completing their digital transformation, and learn how a transportation agency undertook the digital transformation process.

 

About the Presenter

Marc St JacquesMarc St-Jacques is the Vice President of Sales at Notarius. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and has been working in the field of information technology for the past 20 years. Specializing in digital authentication solutions since 2009, Marc has personally assisted over 3000 engineers to become more proficient in the digital authentication of electronic drawings.

 

Where APEGA Edmonton Office
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW
Date November 26, 2019
Time 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Speaker Marc St-Jacques
Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2
Registration Deadline November 19, 2019

Register Now

28
Nov
2019

Notarius: Digital Signatures (Calgary)

9:00 am - 11:00 am

As organizations move from paper to electronic filing, one of the key challenges in this transformation is the authentication of these files. During the session, you will discover the diverse types of digital signatures and how they can be used to sign distinct types of documents as a person, a professional, a department, or an organization.

Register by November 21, 2019

As organizations move from paper to electronic filing, one of the key challenges in this transformation is the authentication of these files. During the session, you will discover the diverse types of digital signatures and how they can be used to sign distinct types of documents as a person, a professional, a department, or an organization.

When you participate in this session, you will learn how to:

  • Explain the distinct types of signatures, from paper to electronic and digital signatures
  • Demonstrate what a digitally signed PDF looks like
  • Review APEGA digital signatures and productivity software suite available to members
  • Review ROI and workflow of digital transformation within a corporate environment
  • Validate and accept digitally signed documents
  • Identify a modified PDF
  • Digitally sign data files, like BIM, Excel spreadsheets, and emails

You will also see how an energy agency saved over 1 million dollars per year after completing their digital transformation, and learn how a transportation agency undertook the digital transformation process.

 

About the Presenter

Marc St JacquesMarc St-Jacques is the Vice President of Sales at Notarius. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and has been working in the field of information technology for the past 20 years. Specializing in digital authentication solutions since 2009, Marc has personally assisted over 3000 engineers to become more proficient in the digital authentication of electronic drawings.

 

Where APEGA Calgary Office
Windsor Conference Centre
2200, 700 2nd Street SW
Date November 28, 2019
Time 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Speaker Marc St-Jacques
Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2
Registration Deadline November 21, 2019

Register Now

3
Dec
2019

Let's Start Talking Again: Helping Leaders Lead Through Communication (Edmonton)

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop will not only give you the keys to better communication, it will include exercises to show you how to communicate better to get you on the right track immediately.

Register by November 26, 2019

We communicate more than we ever have in the past. With email, text, social media, and the internet, many people are constantly telling others what they think and how they feel. But are we really communicating well when it counts? Can we have the kind of face-to-face conversations in the workplace that are needed to move organizations forward?

The biggest problem many organizations have today are difficult conversations that either aren’t being held, or if they are, they aren’t being done very well. The most important thing a leader can do is influence the behaviour of others, and the best and easiest way to provide that influence is through effective communication.

When you participate in this session, you will learn:

  • The importance of leading teams and saying what needs to be said, but doing it without attitude or a big ego
  • Why good listeners are good communicators
  • Ways to control conversations by asking questions
  • How to prepare for and have difficult conversations
  • Tips to communicate more effectively on any situation
  • Ways to improve body language
  • Ways to build “cultures of communication” within organizations

 

About the Presenter

Grant AinsleyGrant Ainsley is a former award-winning journalist and public relations professional who now works with politicians, business executives, association leaders, and others to help refine their messages to the public. He’s one of Canada’s top media trainers and does workshops for clients across Canada. He speaks about communications, along with social media and digital marketing. He’s the author of the book The Honest Spin Doctor.

While in radio in Edmonton, he served as morning news anchor, did a daily talk show, and had a role in management. He was also in charge of communications for the City of Edmonton’s Public Relations department, and for over a decade, he was CEO of a large Alberta association. Grant lives in Edmonton with his wife Deborah. They have four grown children.

 

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office

1500 Scotia Place

10060 Jasper Ave

Edmonton, AB T5J 4A2

Date

December 3, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Speaker

Grant Ainsley

Cost Professional Member: $175
Member-in-Training: $175
Non-Member: $200

Group and company discounts apply. Every third registrant on the same form gets 50% off.

Discounts may apply for M.I.T.s and unemployed members. Contact PD@apega.ca for more information.
Eligible PDH

3.5

Registration Deadline

November 26, 2019

Register Now

4
Dec
2019

Job Search: Gaining the Advantage (Edmonton)

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Whether you are a new entrant to the workforce or recently unemployed, this course will give you practical tools to help take the next step in your career.

Register by November 27, 2019

Landing a personally rewarding job in the current economy is, to put it mildly, a challenging task. Knowing what job to target requires clear career goals, effective research techniques, and the skills to put your best foot forward. An insightful cover letter teamed with a resume that showcases the required skills is the first step to winning the job. The ability to standout in an interview is critical to be selected as the top candidate. Whether you are a new entrant to the workforce or recently unemployed, this course will give you practical tools to help take the next step in your career.

When you participate in this session, you will learn:

  1. A process for targeting personally rewarding jobs
  2. How to position skills and experience effectively in resumes and cover letters, matching your capabilities with job requirements
  3. Research and preparation techniques for the interview
  4. Appropriate behaviour for the interview
  5. How to respond to behavioural and other challenging interview questions and receive feedback on your effectiveness
  6. Options for interview follow up

About the Presenter

Esther Hudson, BA, B.Ed., MAdEd, CPHREsther Hudson’s consulting work focuses on helping organizations build the capability and commitment of their people to achieve breakthrough results. She is experienced in designing and delivering learning-based systems and interventions that create a change in skills and attitudes. Leadership development, thinking training, customer service, change management, and culture assessment are her particular specialties. She has designed and delivered training in over 50 different content areas.  Taking a systems approach to managing personal and organizational change is central to all that she does.

Esther’s experience includes over 30 years of consulting with a specialization in human resource development. She has worked with clients in a wide range of companies, including oil and gas, three levels of government, professional firms, construction and transportation companies, electric utilities, high tech companies, and non-profit agencies.

Esther has worked with groups as large as 350 and as small as one. She is an accomplished conference speaker as well as a talented learning facilitator. Her sessions encourage people to think more deeply about what they are doing and to have the confidence to take constructive action and create change. Esther received a bachelor degree in arts and education from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She also holds a masters degree in adult education from St. Francis Xavier University and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).

Where

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

Date

December 4, 2019

Time

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Speaker

Esther Hudson

Cost Professional Member: $300
Member-in-Training: $300
Non-Member: $325

Group and company discounts apply. Every third registrant on the same form gets 50% off.

Discounts may apply for M.I.T.s and unemployed members. Contact PD@apega.ca for more information.
Eligible PDH

8

Registration Deadline

November 27, 2019

Register Now

4
Dec
2019

Notarius: Digital Signatures (Webinar)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

As organizations move from paper to electronic filing, one of the key challenges in this transformation is the authentication of these files. During the session, you will discover the diverse types of digital signatures and how they can be used to sign distinct types of documents as a person, a professional, a department, or an organization.

This is a webinar presentation of the monthly Notarius sessions held in Calgary and Edmonton.

As organizations move from paper to electronic filing, one of the key challenges in this transformation is the authentication of these files. During the session, you will discover the diverse types of digital signatures and how they can be used to sign distinct types of documents as a person, a professional, a department, or an organization.

When you participate in this session, you will learn how to:

  • Explain the distinct types of signatures, from paper to electronic and digital signatures
  • Demonstrate what a digitally signed PDF looks like
  • Review APEGA digital signatures and productivity software suite available to members
  • Review ROI and workflow of digital transformation within a corporate environment
  • Validate and accept digitally signed documents
  • Identify a modified PDF
  • Digitally sign data files, like BIM, Excel spreadsheets, and emails

You will also see how an energy agency saved over 1 million dollars per year after completing their digital transformation, and learn how a transportation agency undertook the digital transformation process.

 

About the Presenter

Marc St JacquesMarc St-Jacques is the Vice President of Sales at Notarius. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and has been working in the field of information technology for the past 20 years. Specializing in digital authentication solutions since 2009, Marc has personally assisted over 3000 engineers to become more proficient in the digital authentication of electronic drawings.

 

Where Online
Date December 4, 2019
Time 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. MDT
Speaker Marc St-Jacques
Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2
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4
Dec
2019

Effective Meetings Workshop (Fort McMurray)

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

During this session you'll get the practical tips, information, and inspiration you need to turn your meetings into a competitive advantage, based on the proven 10-step system in Gord Sheppard's book.

Register by November 18, 2019

Are you ready to take your meetings to the next level? Then you and your team are going to love the Effective Meetings Workshop.

During this session you'll get the practical tips, information, and inspiration you need to turn your meetings into a competitive advantage, based on the proven 10-step system in Gord Sheppard's book, The Meeting Leadership Solution.

In this course, you will learn:

  1. Why great meeting start with you and how you can be accountable.
  2. How to deepen team trust by applying fast, practical communications techniques.
  3. How to calculate the actual cost of a meeting so that you don't waste a single second.
  4. How to connect every meeting directly to your organization strategy.
  5. How to fight so you can really get along.
  6. How you and your team can get inspired so you can make every meeting count!

About the Presenter

gordon sheppard webGordon Sheppard has facilitated, run, and participated in more than 2000 meetings during his 30+ years of work experience. He has also produced a variety of online educational materials to help organizations reach their goals. He is a professional speaker, meeting facilitator, consultant, and trainer who combines a master’s degree in business administration with a bachelor’s degree in drama—and a Prosci Change Management Certification—to deliver a unique, people-centered approach that will help you and your organization to succeed.

Gord is the author of The Meeting Leadership Solution, which offers a proven 10-step system that will help you take action and turn your meetings into a competitive advantage. He is also the president of MLI Interactive, which helps organizations learn how to produce and market their own online courses. Gord has worked successfully with CEOs, executives, managers, employees, students, and volunteers across all sectors.

Where

Spartan Controls
985 Memorial Drive
Fort McMurray, AB T9K 0K4

Date

December 4, 2019

Time 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Speaker Gordon Sheppard
Cost $50
(light refreshments will be provided)
Eligible PDH 3
Registration Deadline November 18, 2019

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4
Dec
2019

Peace Region Branch APEGA Requirements for Registration

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Peace Region Branch invites you to a presentation from an APEGA representative, who will answer any questions you have about the engineering, geoscientist, or professional licensee designation application process in Grande Prairie.

Register by November 27, 2019

Do you wonder what you need to know for your professional membership as an engineer or geoscientist in Alberta? Do you want to hear more about the application process and next steps to help set you up for success? Join us for a presentation from an APEGA representative, who will answer any questions you may have about your application for licensure as a professional engineer (P.Eng.), professional geoscientist (P.Geo.), or professional licensee (P.L.(Eng.) or P.L.(Geo.)).

Individual and group discount rates available!

Objectives & Takeaways

  • Familiarity with the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act
  • Understanding of the licensure requirements for various designations and licenses APEGA offers
  • Overview of the Canadian engineering and geoscience licensing system
  • Who is APEGA and what is its mandate
  • Overview of the various licenses and designations APEGA offers
  • Overview of APEGA's professional membership application process

 

About the Presenter

Amit Banerjee, P.Eng., M.Eng.Amit Banerjee is APEGA's Director, Registration Operations, based out of Edmonton. Prior to joining APEGA in June 2016, Amit spent over 15 years working for Alberta Environment and Alberta Energy Regulator, where his focus was on regulating industrial and municipal activities from an environmental perspective.

He holds an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from India, and master’s degrees in environmental engineering from the University of Manitoba and the University of Alberta. In his free time, Amit volunteers for several community events.

Where Aztec Engineering
9401 117 Street
Grande Prairie, AB T8W 0C7
Date December 4, 2019
Time 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Cost

$10 per person

$25 per group up to 4

$40 per group up to 8

Registration Deadline November 27, 2019

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5
Dec
2019

FULL | Calgary Branch PD Evening: Variances, Application, and Updates of Gas Code Regulation

5:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Join the APEGA Calgary Branch to learn about the 2020 versions of the CSA B149 gas codes adopted by regulation in Alberta.

This session is full

The 2020 versions of the B149 gas codes adopted by regulation in Alberta are anticipated for publication on or about January 2020. In Alberta, automatic code adoption has been established for the gas codes, and they are anticipated for enforcement approximately 12 months from the date of publication.

There have been significant changes in the codes that have involved substantial relocation and editing of all of the referenced codes. Additions to the code primarily address challenges that involve new technologies, complex projects, and new ways of applying codes within residential, commercial, and industrial installations. There has also been the introduction of some objective based processes through annexes.

Additional challenges that involve the required approval of uncertified gas-fired equipment through the use of certification bodies, inspection bodies, and now engineers with the authentication variance issued July 2019 will be discussed.

About the Presenter

Sidney ManningSidney Manning joined Alberta Municipal Affairs as the chief plumbing and gas administrator in 2009. Sidney has more than 30 years experience in the construction industry and inspections, gibing him extensive knowledge of large mechanical systems, with a focus on controls and pneumatics, hydronic heating, forced air systems, as well as the full scope of plumbing and gas installations. Sidney contributes to the development and implementation of gas codes by national participation in the Interprovincial Gas Advisory Council as well as numerous subcommittees. The Canadian safety system is supported through participation on the Accreditation Advisory Panel with the Standards Council of Canada as well as steering committees for gas with CSA and internationally for alternate fuels and vehicles.

 

Where APEGA Calgary Office
Windsor Conference Centre

2200, 700 2 Street SW
Calgary, AB  T2P 2W1
Date December 5, 2019
Time

Dinner: 5:30 p.m.

Presentation: 6:00 p.m.

Speaker

Sidney Manning
Chief Plumbing and Gas Administrator, 

Alberta Municipal Affairs

Cost

Members: $30

Non-members: $40

Registration Deadline December 1, 2019

This session is currently full. Click here to see other upcoming sessions in Calgary.

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10
Dec
2019

Calgary Permit to Practice Seminar (Afternoon Session)

12:45 pm - 4:15 pm

This 3.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by December 3, 2019

This 3.5 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

Windsor Conference Centre

2200, 700 2 Street SW

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 3.5
Registration Deadline December 3, 2019

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11
Dec
2019

Calgary Permit to Practice Seminar (Morning Session)

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This 3.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by December 4, 2019

This 3.5 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

Windsor Conference Centre

2200, 700 2 Street SW

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 3.5
Registration Deadline December 4, 2019

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12
Dec
2019

Calgary Branch Luncheon: Creating Value from Waste in Alberta’s Oil Sands

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The treatment of oil sands tailings is one of the most difficult environmental and operational challenges facing the mining oil sands sector. This presentation will describe the Creating Value from Waste technology and its benefits and provide an overview of the development pathway.

Register by December 8, 2019

The treatment of oil sands tailings is one of the most difficult environmental and operational challenges facing the mining oil sands sector. Tailings from the secondary extraction froth treatment (FT) process contain lost bitumen, solvent, and valuable minerals. The release of the hydrocarbons to ponds results in methane and volatile organic compound emissions. Titanium Corporation’s patented suite of Creating Value from Waste (CVW) technologies—a trademarked process described as transformational by Canadian Natural Resources Limited—are designed to intercept FT tailings as they exit facilities, recover and recycle the lost hydrocarbons, improve the quality of the residual tailings for remediation, recover the minerals, and create a new minerals export industry for Alberta.

Titanium Corporation and Canadian Natural Resources Limited recently completed front-end engineering design for implementation of CVW at the Horizon site and are now working toward project sanctioning. The Canadian and Alberta governments have been highly supportive of the development of Titanium’s technologies, providing $20 million of grant funding to date and recently announcing a further $50 million toward the commercial project at Horizon.

This presentation will describe the CVW technology and its benefits and provide an overview of the development pathway.

About the Presenter

Scott NelsonScott Nelson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Titanium Corporation, an Alberta-based company that has developed Creating Value From Waste (CVW) technology, which is designed to recover valuable lost commodities from oil sands waste tailings streams and reduce environmental impacts. A significant new minerals export industry will be created to meet growing world demand for zircon and titanium. Scott assembled and led the Titanium Team through research and development and demonstration piloting to the completion in 2019 of site-specific engineering to bring this game-changing technology to the market place.

Prior to joining Titanium Corporation in 2005, Scott held senior executive positions in the energy and technology industries in Canada and internationally, including president of Hess Corporation’s Canadian business unit, chairman of London-based Eurosov Energy PLC, and senior management roles with IBM Canada, Amoco Petroleum, Dome Petroleum, and Irving.

 

Where Fairmont Palliser
133 9 Ave SW
Calgary, AB  T2P 2M3
Date December 12, 2019
Time

Registration: 11:15 a.m.

Lunch: 11:45 a.m.

Presentation: 12:15 p.m.

Speaker

Scott Nelson

President and CEO

Titanium Corporation

Cost

Member: $50

Non-member: $60

Student: $25

Registration Deadline December 8, 2019

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13
Dec
2019

Central Alberta Branch Lunch and Learn - Promoting Your Business

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Central Alberta Branch invites you to learn how to easily promote yourself or your business and get more leads with presenter David Papp P.Eng.

Register by December 9, 2019

If you aren’t pushing out regular content online, you should be! Learn how to leverage the power of video and how captured content can be easily repurposed. You will also learn methods to discover what your new customers are looking for, how to establish yourself as an authority in your field, what tactics to identify the best ways to share, some strategies to get your content noticed, and a formula to extend the value of your efforts across multiple platforms.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

About the Presenter

David PappDavid Papp, P.Eng., is a well-recognized expert & speaker in all things tech.With a degree in computer engineering and numerous certifications, he has established his reputation over 25 years of professional field experience. He spends his time helping businesses and individuals embrace technology and thrive in the online world.
 

Where

Stantec
1100, 4900 50 St.
Red Deer, AB  T4N 1X7

Date December 13, 2019
Time

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  

Cost

$25

Registration Deadline December 9, 2019

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13
Dec
2019

Central Alberta Branch: Festive Bowling Night

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

APEGA Central Alberta Branch invites you to bring a friend or the whole family and join them for this fun festive bowling event!

Register by December 6, 2019

Bring a friend or the whole family and join us for this fun festive holiday event! This is a great opportunity to get away from the office and have some fun, all while networking at the same time. This is also a fun opportunity to show off that holiday sweater that even grandma wouldn't wear. There will be a prize for the funniest, most unsightly sweater of the night.

Please register early as there is limited space for this fun-filled event! Your registration includes 90 minutes of bowling, shoe rental, and appetizers.

 

Where

Heritage Lanes
8 - 6200 67A St.
Red Deer, AB  T4P 3E8

Date December 13, 2019
Time

Registration: 5:40 p.m.

Bowling: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Cost

$20

Registration Deadline December 6, 2019

 

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17
Dec
2019

Notarius: Digital Signatures (Edmonton)

9:00 am - 11:00 am

As organizations move from paper to electronic filing, one of the key challenges in this transformation is the authentication of these files. During the session, you will discover the diverse types of digital signatures and how they can be used to sign distinct types of documents as a person, a professional, a department, or an organization.

Register by December 10, 2019

As organizations move from paper to electronic filing, one of the key challenges in this transformation is the authentication of these files. During the session, you will discover the diverse types of digital signatures and how they can be used to sign distinct types of documents as a person, a professional, a department, or an organization.

When you participate in this session, you will learn how to:

  • Explain the distinct types of signatures, from paper to electronic and digital signatures
  • Demonstrate what a digitally signed PDF looks like
  • Review APEGA digital signatures and productivity software suite available to members
  • Review ROI and workflow of digital transformation within a corporate environment
  • Validate and accept digitally signed documents
  • Identify a modified PDF
  • Digitally sign data files, like BIM, Excel spreadsheets, and emails

You will also see how an energy agency saved over 1 million dollars per year after completing their digital transformation, and learn how a transportation agency undertook the digital transformation process.

 

About the Presenter

Marc St JacquesMarc St-Jacques is the Vice President of Sales at Notarius. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and has been working in the field of information technology for the past 20 years. Specializing in digital authentication solutions since 2009, Marc has personally assisted over 3000 engineers to become more proficient in the digital authentication of electronic drawings.

 

Where APEGA Edmonton Office
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW
Date December 17, 2019
Time 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Speaker Marc St-Jacques
Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2
Registration Deadline December 10, 2019

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18
Dec
2019

Edmonton Permit to Practice Seminar (Afternoon Session)

12:45 pm - 4:15 pm

This 3.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by December 11, 2019

This 3.5 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 Edmonton

Lindberg Conference Centre

1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW

CostFree
Eligible PDH3.5
Registration DeadlineDecember 11, 2019

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19
Dec
2019

Notarius: Digital Signatures (Calgary)

9:00 am - 11:00 am

As organizations move from paper to electronic filing, one of the key challenges in this transformation is the authentication of these files. During the session, you will discover the diverse types of digital signatures and how they can be used to sign distinct types of documents as a person, a professional, a department, or an organization.

Register by December 12, 2019

As organizations move from paper to electronic filing, one of the key challenges in this transformation is the authentication of these files. During the session, you will discover the diverse types of digital signatures and how they can be used to sign distinct types of documents as a person, a professional, a department, or an organization.

When you participate in this session, you will learn how to:

  • Explain the distinct types of signatures, from paper to electronic and digital signatures
  • Demonstrate what a digitally signed PDF looks like
  • Review APEGA digital signatures and productivity software suite available to members
  • Review ROI and workflow of digital transformation within a corporate environment
  • Validate and accept digitally signed documents
  • Identify a modified PDF
  • Digitally sign data files, like BIM, Excel spreadsheets, and emails

You will also see how an energy agency saved over 1 million dollars per year after completing their digital transformation, and learn how a transportation agency undertook the digital transformation process.

About the Presenter

Marc St JacquesMarc St-Jacques is the Vice President of Sales at Notarius. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and has been working in the field of information technology for the past 20 years. Specializing in digital authentication solutions since 2009, Marc has personally assisted over 3000 engineers to become more proficient in the digital authentication of electronic drawings.

 

Where

APEGA Calgary Office

Windsor Conference Centre

2200, 700 2nd Street SW

Date December 19, 2019
Time 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Speaker Marc St-Jacques
Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2
Registration Deadline December 12, 2019

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