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Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Consultations

Help to identify barriers that women face in the industries, and share your experiences with gender-related workplace barriers.

Find a Consultation session near you 

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Permit to Practice Seminars

For Permit Holders and Responsible Members. RMs must attend within six months of being added, and then at least once every five years.

Find a Permit to Practice Seminar  

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Meet the 2019 Council Candidates

Come out and share a cup of joe with candidates, and vote using our live polling stations at the APEGA offices.

Edmonton: February 20 Calgary: February 27

 

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19
February
2019

The Timeless Secrets of Influential Leaders

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Based on roughly 5,000+ personal interviews with the world's top achievers and most influential leaders, this session reveals the top 5 traits and habits that all top level leaders share, both personally and professionally.

Register by February 12, 2019

Based on roughly 5,000+ personal interviews with the world's top achievers and most influential leaders, keynote speaker Corey Poirier will reveal the top 5 traits and habits that all top level leaders share, both personally and professionally.

During his talk, Corey Poirier will reveal how people looking to further their career or launch a new career can start applying these 5 traits and habits immediately, leading to improved personal and professional lives.

Timeless secrets revealed during this keynote include:

  • The 1 Degree Circle of Influence: The Pied Piper Method and how it relates to career development
  • The Power of The Learning Plan (TLP)
  • The Case for Mentorship
  • The Hour of Power E+R=O (Event + Response = Outcome) and how these 3 letters could change your life forever
  • The Power of NO!

Participants will learn how to become indispensable in their careers, how to leverage the habits and traits of leaders to begin and/or reach new heights in their careers, what sets the top leaders apart from everyone else, and how to begin leveraging this knowledge immediately.

About the Presenter

Corey PoirierCorey Poirier is a multiple-time speaker at TEDx, MoMondays, and PMx. He is also the host of the top rated Conversations with Passion radio show, founder of The Speaking Program, and has been featured in multiple television specials. He has presented to and trained hundreds of clients across North America, is a columnist with Entrepreneur and Forbes magazine, and has appeared on CBS, CTV, NBC, and ABC. He has interviewed over 5,000 of the world's top leaders in search of the secrets to success that he can share with his audiences.

 

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office

1500 Scotia One

10060 Jasper Ave

Edmonton AB

T5J 4A2

Date

February 19, 2019

Time

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

Speaker

Corey Poirier

Cost

Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

 

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

Eligible PDH

7

Registration Deadline

February 12, 2019

Register Now

20
February
2019

Edmonton Permit to Practice Seminar (Morning Session)

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This free 3-hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by February 13, 2019

This free 3-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

Presenter TBD

Where

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

Presenter

TBD

CostFree
Eligible PDH2.5
Registration DeadlineFebruary 13, 2019

Register Now

20
February
2019

Edmonton - Coffee & Conversation with the Candidates

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Mingle with the 2019 APEGA Council candidates and vote on site.

Coffee & Conversation with the Candidates is an opportunity to be face-to-face with your potential Councillors. So, come out and share a cup of joe with candidates, and vote using our live polling stations at the APEGA offices.

Before the event, be sure to familiarize yourself with the candidates.

 

Where APEGA Edmonton Office
Lindberg Conference Centre
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Avenue NW
Date February 20, 2019
Time 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Cost Free

Register Now

21
February
2019

Knowing Your Brand: Preparing Your Career for the Future of Work in 2019

11:00 am - 2:30 pm

This important workshop is your essential first step to prepare yourself to land higher, particularly in competitive job markets.

Register by February 14, 2019

If you don’t know what makes you exceptional, how can anyone else? This important workshop is your essential first step to prepare yourself to land higher, particularly in competitive job markets. Know who you really are and learn how to effectively brand yourself and articulate your value proposition. Find out how to start building your brand by knowing, believing, and sharing what makes you extraordinary, and learn the secrets of standing out to strategic prospects.

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

  • Build your brand for the 2019 job market and unleash your value
  • Identify transferable skills
  • Package your "secret abilities" to attract the best opportunities
  • Define your "WOW factors"
  • Make yourself more marketable and define what sets you apart
  • Articulate your unique value to an employer
  • Crush it in networking meetings
  • Stop playing the job lottery
  • Land higher!

About the Presenter

Jackie Rafter, MBAJackie Rafter, BEd, MBA, is a visionary career transformation strategist and entrepreneur with a passion for helping people discover and live their purpose. As founder, president and CEO of Higher Landing, Jackie helps professionals, executives, and globally-known athletes to help them transition and transform their careers. The proprietary career transformation methodology she has pioneered at Higher Landing is being broadly adopted across professions, particularly in the oil & gas industries as they go through significant, disruptive change.

Jackie believes in the ability of people to tap into their potential and is particularly focused on helping them re-invent, brand, and package themselves to take advantage of the massive systemic changes taking place in job search and career management. She has taught at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and regularly appears in various media as an expert and thought leader on the oil & gas job market and the career transformation strategies necessary to thrive in it.

Before starting Higher Landing, Jackie built two professional search firms, founded Canada’s first publicly traded company with an all-female Board of Directors, Roxi Capital (now trading as Plastifab Corp.) and was a founder of Anorak Capital (now trading as Total Energy Services).

Jackie holds dual degrees from the University of Calgary with an MBA and Bachelor of Education (French) and is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She is a champion of helping people live healthy and authentic lives and enjoys travel and running long distance. She has worked in five countries around the world, including Monaco, the UK, Switzerland, and South Africa.

 

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office

1500 Scotia One

10060 Jasper Ave

Date

February 21, 2019

Time

11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Speaker

Jackie Rafter, BEd, MBA

Cost

Free

Eligible PDH

3

Registration Deadline

February 14, 2019

Register Now

21
February
2019

Lethbridge Branch Lunch & Learn: Engineering Application of Artificial Intelligence

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This Lunch & Learn will touch on Artificial Intelligence and its applications, AI as a type of engineering design, and ethical and societal issues.

Register by February 19, 2019

With the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI), there are questions on how AI impacts our society and way of life. In this lunch and learn, we will hear about AI and its applications, AI development as a type of engineering design, and some ethical and societal issues.

About the Presenters

Eric Chalmers, P.Eng., PhD, completed an electrical engineering co-op program at the University of Alberta in 2011. He completed a PhD in the U of A's electrical and computer engineering department in 2015, and received the George B. Walker award for best doctoral thesis. Eric then worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the neuroscience department at the University of Lethbridge, where he developed brain-inspired machine-learning algorithms. He accepted a position at Farmers Edge—first as a senior data scientist, then as lead data scientist—developing intelligent prediction models and decision-support systems for precision agriculture. Eric is currently the Director of Data Science at SurexDirect, an online Canadian insurance brokerage that ranked 22nd on Canadian Business and Maclean’s  2018 Growth 500 list.

Where

CASA

230 8th Street South

Lethbridge, AB T1J 5H2

Date February 21, 2019
Time 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Speakers Eric Chalmers, P.Eng., PhD
Cost Member/Non-Member: $15
Student: $10
Registration Deadline February 19, 2019

Register Now

22
February
2019

Lakeland Branch Annual General Meeting

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

APEGA Lakeland Branch invites you to participate in their Annual General Meeting (AGM), where branch business will be discussed and the new branch executives will be elected.

Register by February 21, 2019

APEGA Lakeland Branch invites you to participate in their Annual General Meeting (AGM), where branch business will be discussed and the new branch executives will be elected.

Where

Taps Sports Bar and Grill
5411 55 Street
Cold Lake, AB  T9M 1R6 

Date

February 22, 2019

Time

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Cost

Free wings/appetizers will be provided as part of the social night.

Registration Deadline

February 21, 2019

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February
2019

Thinking Outside The Box; Creative Thinking Skills

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thinking differently and being truly creative is difficult in today’s fast-paced, risk-intolerant and capital-constrained environment. We often hear leaders ask their staff to "think outside the box" more. Leaders at all levels can help foster learning and innovation. This workshop will provide you with the practical tools to "see" problems as opportunities and let go of the old ways of dealing with them by using new thinking tools.

Register by February 19, 2019

Thinking differently and being truly creative is difficult in today’s fast-paced, risk-intolerant, and capital-constrained environment. We often hear leaders ask their staff to "think outside the box" more. Leaders at all levels can help foster learning and innovation. This workshop will provide you with the practical tools to "see" problems as opportunities and let go of the old ways of dealing with them by using new thinking tools.

What will be covered? We start by trying to understand how the educational system and other life factors can shape our thinking patterns and lead to incremental or familiar change that is not innovative. You will uncover your unique blend of preferences and strengths in the four stages of the creative process. Mapping these preferences (creative profiles) can help teams learn to respect and synchronize different thinking and problem solving orientations with their fellow teammates. You will learn to use a three-stage process to find the right question/problem, see the current reality more clearly, and conceptualize ideas that will delight your customers. Most importantly, you will learn to think differently and have fun doing it.

At the conclusion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Articulate why it is so difficult to “think outside the box” when coaching and developing others to be more creative
  • See your own blend of creative strengths in association with others, thereby increasing mutual understanding and collaboration while decreasing conflict from diverse points of view and working styles
  • Develop innovative ideas that create value and differentiation
  • Respectfully challenge conventional business practices
  • Flex your problem solving style for the associated stage in the innovation process
  • Understand what fosters and impedes innovation and risk taking in organizations

About the Presenter

Erin WaddellErin Waddell is the Principal of Lead With Core Values, a company that coaches and facilitates teams to uncover new possibilities and bring their best selves to the world. Over a wide-ranging career, she’s been a successful executive and leadership coach accountant, educator, project manager, international public speaker, transformational change agent, management consultant, and leadership development facilitator. Erin is passionate about learning methods that are practical, personalized, and highly interactive. Erin is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), and a credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She holds a master’s degree in leadership from Royal Roads University. Erin is an active volunteer with organizations supporting education, health, and infrastructure in the developing world. She is a director of Health Reach Canada, a not-for-profit supporting development projects in Nepal, Tanzania, and India. 

 

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office

1500 Scotia Place

Edmonton, AB

T5J 4A2

Date

February 26, 2019

Time

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

Speaker

Erin Waddell

Cost

Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

 

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

Eligible PDH

7

Registration Deadline

February 19, 2019

Register Now

27
February
2019

Calgary - Coffee & Conversation with the Candidates

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Mingle with the 2019 APEGA Council candidates and vote on site.

Coffee & Conversation with the Candidates is an opportunity to be face-to-face with your potential Councillors. So, come out and share a cup of joe with candidates, and vote using our live polling stations at the APEGA offices.

Before the event, be sure to familiarize yourself with the candidates.

 

Where

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

Date

February 27, 2019

Time

4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Cost

Free

Register Now

27
February
2019

Vermilion River Branch Annual General Meeting & Bowling

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

APEGA Vermilion River Branch invites you to attend a bowling social event and annual general meeting at Lloyd Lanes.

Register by February 25, 2019

Come join the Vermilion River Branch for casual bowling at Lloyd Lanes Bowling Alley. It's just $2 for a pair of shoes to attend.

Following the bowling, members are welcome to join the local branch's annual general meeting (AGM) in one of the meeting room spaces upstairs at Lloyd Lanes.

Food, beverages, and snacks are available to purchase at Lloyd Lanes. No outside food or drink permitted.

 

WhereLloyd Lanes Bowling Alley
6822 56 Street
Lloydminster, AB T9V 3N6 
DateFebruary 27, 2019
Time

5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

 

5:00 p.m. - Meet & Greet, Shoe Rentals

5:30 p.m. - Bowling

6:30 p.m. - AGM 

Cost

FREE
Attendees will be responsible for the rental of their bowling shoes and their own food and drinks.

Registration Deadline

February 25, 2019

Register Now

28
February
2019

Calgary Branch Luncheon: Alberta Electricity System Evolvement

11:15 am - 1:00 pm

Join Gary Hart, P.Eng., AltaLink’s Chief Operating Officer, as he explores emerging technology, its ability to disrupt or enhance the industry, and what the next steps are for utilities and the province’s electricity transmission backbone. In this luncheon, the speaker will provide an update on Alberta Electricity Evolvement. With a target to have 30 per cent of Alberta’s energy be supplied by renewable sources by 2030, new technology and new generation options are creating opportunities for investors and customers to participate in a market unlike anything seen previously.

Register by February 24, 2019

Alberta’s electricity system is evolving. With a target to have 30 per cent of Alberta’s energy be supplied by renewable sources by 2030, new technology and new generation options are creating opportunities for investors and customers to participate in a market unlike anything seen previously. Join Gary Hart, P.Eng., AltaLink’s Chief Operating Officer, as he explores emerging technology, its ability to disrupt or enhance the industry, and what the next steps are for utilities and the province’s electricity transmission backbone.

About the Presenter

Gary Hart P.EngFor more than 30 years, Gary Hart, P.Eng., has held a variety of senior positions in the energy industry across Canada, most recently as Managing Director for Berkshire Hathaway Energy Canada. Gary started his career with TransAlta and moved through a number of roles of increasing responsibility. As Director of Business Development for Western Canada, Gary developed two Alberta cogeneration projects before moving to Ontario, where he was VP of Operations, Eastern Canada, for TransAlta Limited Partnership. Following his tenure at TransAlta, Gary joined Westcoast Power as VP Operations with accountabilities for their generating portfolio. Gary then went on to join Suncor Energy in utility operations and supply chain, most recently as their Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Field Logistics. Gary has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.

Where Fairmont Palliser
133 9 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2M3
Date February 28, 2019
Time 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Registration: 11:15 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m.
Presentation: 12:15 p.m.
Speaker Gary Hart, P.Eng.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
AltaLink
Cost

Member: $50

Non-Member: $60

Students: $25

Registration Deadline February 24, 2019

Register Now

1
March
2019

Consultation Sessions for the Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Grant Project (Webinar)

9:00 am - 10:30 am

The consultation phase for APEGA’s Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) grant project begins with a series of in-person and virtual consultation meetings. These sessions are intended to identify workplace barriers that women face in the fields of engineering and geosciences, and to hear input from APEGA members (of all genders) about their experience with gender-related workplace barriers.

Register by March 1, 2019

The consultation phase for APEGA’s Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) grant project begins with a series of in-person and virtual consultation meetings.

These sessions are intended to:

  • identify workplace barriers that women face in the fields of engineering and geosciences
  • hear input from APEGA members (of all genders) about their experience with gender-related workplace barriers 

 

WhereWebinar

Login information will be provided after registration.
Time9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
CostFree
Eligible PDH1.5
Registration DeadlineMarch 1, 2019

Register Now

1
March
2019

Consultation Sessions for the Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Grant Project (Webinar)

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The consultation phase for APEGA’s Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) grant project begins with a series of in-person and virtual consultation meetings. These sessions are intended to identify workplace barriers that women face in the fields of engineering and geosciences, and to hear input from APEGA members (of all genders) about their experience with gender-related workplace barriers.

Register by March 1, 2019

The consultation phase for APEGA’s Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) grant project begins with a series of in-person and virtual consultation meetings.

These sessions are intended to:

  • identify workplace barriers that women face in the fields of engineering and geosciences
  • hear input from APEGA members (of all genders) about their experience with gender-related workplace barriers 

 

Where Webinar

Login information will be provided after registration.
Time 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Cost Free
Eligible PDH 1.5
Registration Deadline March 1, 2019

 

Register Now

6
March
2019

Lethbridge Branch Annual General Meeting

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join the APEGA Lethbridge Branch for their Annual General Meeting. We encourage all members to participate as we elect the members for the 2019-2020 year.

Register by March 4, 2019

Join the APEGA Lethbridge Branch for our annual general meeting (AGM). We encourage all members to participate as we elect the Branch Executive members for the 2019-20 year.


Agenda:
Introductions
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Minutes
Branch Annual Report
Branch Financial Report
Branch Executive Elections
Appointment of 2019 Nominating Committee
Adjournment 

 

Where

Lethbridge City Hall
Culver City Room
910 4th Ave South

Lethbridge, AB  T1J 0P6

DateMarch 6, 2019
Time11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cost

Members/Non-Members: $15

Students: $10

Registration DeadlineMarch 4, 2019

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6
March
2019

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Liquids Pipeline Leak Detection But Were Afraid to Ask

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This presentation will touch on the regulatory environment, TransCanada's commitment to safe transport of liquid hydrocarbons, TransCanada's multi-level approach to leak detection, and a discussion on new leak detection technologies.

 Register by March 3, 2019

Al-Aziz Moosa, P.Eng., PMP, and Douglas Robertson, P.Eng., will discuss TransCanada's approach to detecting leaks in liquids pipelines. The presentation will touch on the regulatory environment, TransCanada's commitment to safe transport of liquid hydrocarbons, TransCanada's multi-level approach to leak detection, and a discussion on new leak detection technologies.

About the Presenters

Al-Aziz Moosa, P.Eng.Al-Aziz Moosa, P.Eng, PMP, is a program manager within TransCanada's Field Engineering and Projects team. During his time at TransCanada, he has worked on projects to improve the existing leak detection system, test the existing leak detection system to ensure regulatory compliance, test and evaluate new leak detection technologies, and install new leak detection technologies. Prior to joining TransCanada, Al worked in the technology and defence sectors, where he developed and supported innovative sensor systems.

Douglas Robertson, P.Eng.Douglas Robertson, P.Eng., is a professional engineer with over 20 years of pipeline leak detection, SCADA, and control room experience. During his career, he has designed, built, installed, maintained, tested, and operated a diverse cross section of leak detection technologies all over the world. During his time working with and for both leak detection vendors and pipeline operators, Douglas has acquired a depth and breadth of knowledge of pipeline leak detection for gas and liquids pipelines. During his time working in control rooms, he also acquired in-depth knowledge of the challenges and benefits of the day to day monitoring of pipelines using leak detection systems and their impact on operations. 

Where APEGA
Windsor Conference Centre
2200-700 2 St SW
Calgary, AB  T2P 2W1
Date March 6, 2019
Time 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Registration & Light Refreshments: 5:30 p.m.
Presentation: 6:00 p.m.
Speakers

Al-Aziz Moosa, P.Eng., PMP

&

Douglas Robertson, P.Eng.

Cost Member: $45
Non-Member: $55
Registration Deadline March 3, 2019

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9
March
2019

Vermilion River Branch Curling Open Funspiel

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

APEGA Vermilion River Branch invites members of APEGA, ASET, APEGS, SASTT, and guests of all skill levels for a Curling Funspiel.

Register by February 28, 2019

The APEGA Vermilion Branch is hosting a Curling Funspiel as a social event for members of APEGA, ASET, APEGS, SASTT, and guests. Teams consist of 3-4 people and should include at least two players registered as professional members. All skill levels are welcome.

  • Games are scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. and will last one hour. The full schedule will be emailed to team captains on March 6, 2019.
  • Clean shoes are required; no street shoes will be allowed on the ice.
  • There are a limited number of brooms and sliders available to borrow at the curling club.
  • Snacks and beverages available at curling club.

See the event poster (pdf)

If you have any questions, please contact Karl Jory at kjory@solidearth.ca or 780-870-6061.

 

Where Kitscoty Curling Club
Corner of 50 Street and 52 Avenue
Kitscoty, AB  T0B 2P0 
Date March 9, 2019
Time 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cost $120 per team (maximum of 4 per team)
Registration Deadline February 28, 2019

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13
March
2019

Calgary Permit to Practice Seminar (Morning Session)

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

Register by March 6, 2019

This 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 

APEGA Presenter TBD

Where

APEGA Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre

2200-700 2 Street SW

Presenter

APEGA Presenter TBD

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline March 6, 2019

Register Now

13
March
2019

Edmonton Branch Luncheon: TEC Edmonton - A Part of Alberta Innovation

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

APEGA Edmonton Branch invites you to learn about the role of TEC Edmonton in Alberta's innovation culture.

Register by March 7, 2019

Join the Edmonton branch to discover the avenues for innovative and entrepreneurial Albertans who will contribute to next generation products and services. TEC Edmonton offers a variety of accelerators and programs for entrepreneurs to take action on ideas and products. 

About TEC Edmonton

TEC Edmonton accelerates growth of emerging technology-based companies. The prosperity resulting from TEC’s programs, working in partnership with the community, will help Edmonton towards being recognized as one of North America’s leading regions for wealth creation through innovation. See more about TEC Edmonton.

 

Where APEGA Edmonton Office 
Lindberg Conference Centre
15th Floor, Scotia One 

10060 Jasper Ave NW
Date March 13, 2019
Time

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Registration: 11:30 a.m.

Lunch and Presentation: 12:00 p.m.

Speaker

TEC Edmonton

Cost

Member: $35

Non-Member: $40

Students: $20

Webinar: $10

Registration Deadline

March 7, 2019

Register Now

13
March
2019

Calgary Permit to Practice Seminar (Afternoon Session)

12:45 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Register by March 6, 2019

This 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 

APEGA Presenter TBD

Where

APEGA Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre

2200-700 2 Street SW

Presenter

APEGA Presenter TBD

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline March 6, 2019

Register Now

13
March
2019

Consultation Sessions for the Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Grant Project (Edmonton)

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The consultation phase for APEGA’s Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) grant project begins with a series of in-person and virtual consultation meetings. These sessions are intended to identify workplace barriers that women face in the fields of engineering and geosciences, and to hear input from APEGA members (of all genders) about their experience with gender-related workplace barriers.

Register by March 11, 2019

The consultation phase for APEGA’s Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) grant project begins with a series of in-person and virtual consultation meetings.

These sessions are intended to:

  • identify workplace barriers that women face in the fields of engineering and geosciences
  • hear input from APEGA members (of all genders) about their experience with gender-related workplace barriers 

 

WhereEdmonton APEGA Office
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW
Time5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Dinner will be served.
CostFree
Eligible PDH1.5
Registration DeadlineMarch 11, 2019

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15
March
2019

Beat the Winter Blues: Lakeland Branch Tubing Night

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

APEGA Lakeland Branch invites members and their families to an evening of tubing at Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort. Participants can enjoy riding the tube park or the warm camp fire and hot coco!

Register by March 12, 2019

Beat the winter blues! Members of the APEGA Lakeland Branch and their families are invited to an evening of tubing at Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort. Participants over the age of two can enjoy riding the tube park, and participants of all ages are welcome to enjoy the warmth of the fire pit. A free hot chocolate will be provided to each participant. S’mores, roasting marshmallows, and jumbo hot dogs will be available for purchase at the Koko Shack.

View the Lakeland Tubing Night Poster (pdf)

Please note: This event is only for APEGA members and their families.

  • Children under the age of five must ride with an adult in their tube.
  • Children under the age of two are not permitted to ride the tube park, but they are welcome to enjoy the fire pit.
  • Helmets are recommended and are provided for free from Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort.
  • If an extreme weather event results in the closure of the resort, the event will be cancelled and you will be notified by email or telephone.

For more information on the Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort Tube Park, please visit their website.

 

Where Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort - Tube Park

63231 Range Road 411

Cold Lake, AB T9M 0A1 
Date March 15, 2019
Time

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Cost

APEGA Member Family Ticket: $20

APEGA Member Single Ticket: $10

Registration Deadline

March 12, 2019

Register Now

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March
2019

Edmonton Permit to Practice Seminar (Morning Session)

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

Register by March 13, 2019

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

Presenter TBD

Where

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

Presenter

TBD

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline March 13, 2019

Register Now

20
March
2019

Leading Major Capital Projects

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Large engineering and construction projects are complex and of longer duration, presenting greater challenges to busy managers and executives. The long history of staggering cost overruns and delays in project completion offers little assurance that the cost estimates and schedules presented to project executives can be relied upon. The level of uncertainty and volatility associated with major capital projects make a predictable outcome almost impossible to achieve.

Register by March 13, 2019

Large engineering and construction projects are complex and of longer duration, presenting greater challenges to busy managers and executives. The long history of staggering cost overruns and delays in project completion offers little assurance that the cost estimates and schedules presented to project executives can be relied upon. The level of uncertainty and volatility associated with major capital projects make a predictable outcome almost impossible to achieve.

To help busy leaders, this course proposes the application of a Benevolent Dictatorship on the next wave of major capital projects. Benevolent Dictatorship is a practice in which a demanding leader exercises absolute leadership over an organization and its major capital projects, but does so for the benefit of all members of the organization and the projects in full compliance with legal, moral, and ethical requirements and values. 

Project leaders must act ethically and legally, understand risks, and address the concerns of their stakeholders while overseeing and participating in the delivery of their major capital project.

This course will cover the following subjects:

  • Embrace Uncertainty: classify risks, allocate reserve amounts and assign responsibility for risks.
  • Engage Stakeholders: each consultation and negotiation with a stakeholder can affect how well you deliver your project.
  • Transform Governance: establish a governance structure and advocate ethical behaviour.
  • Fulfill Your Obligations: appreciate your contractual and tort obligations, recognize your claims and disputes obligations, and pursue HSE obligations.
  • Build Relationships: earn trust, gain respect and adopt a collaborative relationship model.
  • Improve Productivity: prepare productivity plan, address productivity issues, incorporate productivity lessons learned, set project-based productivity targets, measure productivity, provide feedback.

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

  • Improve major capital project performance
  • Conduct oversight of major capital projects
  • Understand and fulfill senior executives’ obligations

About the Presenter 

George Jergeas, P.Eng., PhDDr. George Jergeas, P.Eng., is a Professor of Project Management in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he has taught and researched methods for improving project management since 1994. He has 40 years of work experience, principally in infrastructure projects as well as claims and disputes. He has worked with project teams in oil sands development, hospitals, roads and bridges, tunnelling, LRT expansions, and mining projects. As a claims consultant investigating numerous construction projects both in Canada and the USA, George gained insight into the fundamental causes of project success and failure.

 

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office

1500 Scotia Place

Edmonton, AB

T5J 4A2

Date

March 20, 2019

Time

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

Speaker

George Jergeas, Ph.D, P.Eng.

Cost

 Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

 

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

Eligible PDH

7

Registration Deadline

March 13, 2019

Register Now

25
March
2019

Leading Major Capital Projects

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Large engineering and construction projects are complex and of longer duration, presenting greater challenges to busy managers and executives. The long history of staggering cost overruns and delays in project completion offers little assurance that the cost estimates and schedules presented to project executives can be relied upon. The level of uncertainty and volatility associated with major capital projects make a predictable outcome almost impossible to achieve.

Register by March 19, 2019

Large engineering and construction projects are complex and of longer duration, presenting greater challenges to busy managers and executives. The long history of staggering cost overruns and delays in project completion offers little assurance that the cost estimates and schedules presented to project executives can be relied upon. The level of uncertainty and volatility associated with major capital projects make a predictable outcome almost impossible to achieve.

To help busy leaders, this course proposes the application of a Benevolent Dictatorship on the next wave of major capital projects. Benevolent Dictatorship is a practice in which a demanding leader exercises absolute leadership over an organization and its major capital projects, but does so for the benefit of all members of the organization and the projects in full compliance with legal, moral, and ethical requirements and values. 

Project leaders must act ethically and legally, understand risks, and address the concerns of their stakeholders while overseeing and participating in the delivery of their major capital project. 

This course will cover the following subjects:

  • Embrace Uncertainty: classify risks, allocate reserve amounts and assign responsibility for risks.
  • Engage Stakeholders: each consultation and negotiation with a stakeholder can affect how well you deliver your project.
  • Transform Governance: establish a governance structure and advocate ethical behaviour.
  • Fulfill Your Obligations: appreciate your contractual and tort obligations, recognize your claims and disputes obligations, and pursue HSE obligations.
  • Build Relationships: earn trust, gain respect and adopt a collaborative relationship model.
  • Improve Productivity: prepare productivity plan, address productivity issues, incorporate productivity lessons learned, set project-based productivity targets, measure productivity, provide feedback. 

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

  • Improve major capital project performance
  • Conduct oversight of major capital projects
  • Understand and fulfill senior executives’ obligations

About the Presenter

George Jergeas, P.Eng., PhDDr. George Jergeas, P.Eng., is a Professor of Project Management in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he has taught and researched methods for improving project management since 1994. He has 40 years of work experience, principally in infrastructure projects as well as claims and disputes. He has worked with project teams in oil sands development, hospitals, roads and bridges, tunnelling, LRT expansions, and mining projects. As a claims consultant investigating numerous construction projects both in Canada and the USA, George gained insight into the fundamental causes of project success and failure. 

 

Where

APEGA Calgary Office

2200 Scotia Center

700 2nd Street

Calgary AB

T5J 4A2

Date

March 25, 2019

Time

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

Speaker

George Jergeas, Ph.D, P.Eng.

Cost

Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

 

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

Eligible PDH

7

Registration Deadline

March 19, 2019

Register Now

26
March
2019

Painless Public Speaking

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

n this session, we will work on speech fundamentals on how to attain clear articulation, how to breathe fully, how to lift your speech off the page through emphasis, inflection, word duration, and pause. We will look at the importance of body language and how that can affect your message. We will also delve into why we feel anxious when we speak.

Register by March 19, 2019

In this session, you will learn speech fundamentals, including how to attain clear articulation, how to breathe fully, and how to lift your speech off the page through emphasis, inflection, word duration, and pause. We will examine the importance of body language and how it can affect your message. We will also delve into why we feel anxious when we speak in public. The speaker's thesis was on alleviating anxiety in public presenters, and she will present many exercises and techniques that can help reduce your stress.

Participants are asked to prepare a two-minute speech on a topic of their choosing (it can be work related if you want). You can memorize it, read it from a sheet of paper, or cue cards, but please do not read it from your phone.

After participating in this session, you will:

  • Have a strategy for dealing with performance anxiety when speaking.
  • Have the tools to become a more polished and powerful presenter.
  • Be able to watch a presenter and analyze their performance.
  • Have the confidence that your next presentation will be better than ever.

About the Presenter

Alyson Connolly BFA MFAAlyson Connolly, BFA, MFA, is a voice and public speaking coach who works with clients of all types: those who are good speakers but want to be great, those who would rather die than speak in public, and those whose accent hinders their clarity. She began her career as a professional actor on the stages of Western Canada, and she has over 30 years of experience. She is also a keynote speaker who tells the story of her life, from a difficult childhood to overcoming her fear onstage, as well as speaking about public speaking. Her book Public Speaking for Dummies was released in bookstores and online in August 2018. 

 

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office

1500 Scotia One

10060 Jasper Ave

Edmonton, AB

T5J 4A2

Date

March 26, 2019

Time

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

Speaker

Alyson Connolly

Cost

$299

Eligible PDH

3

Registration Deadline

March 19, 2019

Register Now

27
March
2019

Catching the Current Wave; What Job Searchers Need to Know in Today's World

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Just like everything else in this fast-paced world, keeping up with current and effective job search techniques is no easy task for job searchers. How can I move up in my organization? What if I don’t want to be an engineer anymore? How do I find out what else I’m good at? What if I want to become an entrepreneur? What are the current trends in writing resumes and cover letters? How are employers recruiting these days? How should I prepare for today’s interviews? How do I maximize social media? Participants will learn answers to these questions, and a lot more, in this highly interactive session.

Register by March 20, 2019

Just like everything else in this fast-paced world, keeping up with current and effective job search techniques is no easy task for job searchers. How can I move up in my organization? What if I don’t want to be an engineer anymore? How do I find out what else I’m good at? What if I want to become an entrepreneur? What are the current trends in writing resumes and cover letters? How are employers recruiting these days? How should I prepare for today’s interviews? How do I maximize social media? Participants will learn answers to these questions, and a lot more, in this highly interactive session.

After participating in this session, you will be able to:

  • Leverage social media
  • Identify and learn about cutting-edge job search tools
  • Understand employer recruiting techniques
  • Utilize informal (and free) self assessment tools

About the Presenter

Herky CulterHerky Cutler has been a member of the Career Development Association of Alberta for 20 years and has been a Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP) since the designation was created. He has trained career development practitioners for over 10 years, both face-to-face and online. He has a chapter about “Using Music as a Career Development Tool" published in a career development book, and he has also written a book on leaders and organizational development, with a chapter devoted to career development. Herky has presented and been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences in North America on a wide variety of career development topics.  

 

Where

APEGA Calgary Office

2200 Scotia Center

700 2nd Street

Calgary AB

T5J 4A2

Date

March 27, 2019

Time

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

Speaker

Herky Cutler, CCDP

Cost

Professional Member: $155

Member-in-Training: $155

Non-Member: $175

Eligible PDH

3

Registration Deadline

March 20, 2019

Register Now

28
March
2019

Catching the Current Wave; What Job Searchers Need to Know in Today's World

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Just like everything else in this fast-paced world, keeping up with current and effective job search techniques is no easy task for job searchers. How can I move up in my organization? What if I don’t want to be an engineer anymore? How do I find out what else I’m good at? What if I want to become an entrepreneur? What are the current trends in writing resumes and cover letters? How are employers recruiting these days? How should I prepare for today’s interviews? How do I maximize social media? Participants will learn answers to these questions, and a lot more, in this highly interactive session.

Register by March 21, 2019

Just like everything else in this fast-paced world, keeping up with current and effective job search techniques is no easy task for job searchers. How can I move up in my organization? What if I don’t want to be an engineer anymore? How do I find out what else I’m good at? What if I want to become an entrepreneur? What are the current trends in writing resumes and cover letters? How are employers recruiting these days? How should I prepare for today’s interviews? How do I maximize social media? Participants will learn answers to these questions, and a lot more, in this highly interactive session. 

After participating in this session, you will be able to:

  • Leverage social media
  • Identify and learn about cutting-edge job search tools
  • Understand employer recruiting techniques
  • Utilize informal (and free) self assessment tools

About the Presenter

Herky CulterHerky Cutler has been a member of the Career Development Association of Alberta for 20 years and has been a Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP) since the designation was created. He has trained career development practitioners for over 10 years, both face-to-face and online. He has a chapter about “Using Music as a Career Development Tool" published in a career development book, and he has also written a book on leaders and organizational development, with a chapter devoted to career development. Herky has presented and been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences in North America on a wide variety of career development topics.

 

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office

1500 Scotia One

10060 Jasper Ave

Date

March 28, 2019

Time

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

Speaker

Herky Cutler, CCDP

Cost

Professional Member: $155

Member-in-Training: $155

Non-Member: $175

Eligible PDH

3

Registration Deadline

March 21, 2019

Register Now

8
April
2019

Advanced Project Management

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The long history of staggering cost overruns and delays in completion offers little assurance that the cost estimates and schedules presented to project executives can be relied upon. This session is tailored for project managers who are involved directly in managing projects and will build on the Fundamentals of Project Management session by analyzing current industry practices and introducing some value-improving practices to enhance the delivery of complex construction projects.

Register by April 1, 2019

The long history of staggering cost overruns and delays in completion offers little assurance that the cost estimates and schedules presented to project executives can be relied upon. This session is tailored for project managers who are involved directly in managing projects and will build on the Fundamentals of Project Management session by analyzing current industry practices and introducing some value-improving practices to enhance the delivery of complex construction projects.

The presenter will discuss research findings about cost overruns and benchmarking. He will also discuss ways to improve project decision-making, the management of construction, and associated risks. Fresh thinking is required and some long-held ideas of best practice will be challenged to opens the door to a different way of thinking to enhance project predictability. 

The course may cover the following topics:

  • Overview of project gated processes: its application, advantages, and disadvantages.
  • Discussion of the dilemma of predictability and risk/causes of cost overruns and what we can do about it.
  • How to identify early warning signs.
  • Re-defining project risks: operational risk, strategic risk, contextual risk, contingencies, and allowances.
  • Key success factors for major capital projects.
  • Cost estimating overview, classifications, contingencies, and confidence.
  • Reshaping the governance system:
    • The Project Sponsor and his/her leadership role.
    • The Project Executive Officer and his/her leadership role.
    • Project Eco-system and contract strategies.
  • Fast tracking projects: How to fast track and key success factors.
  • Improving the decision process, constructability, PDRI, lessons learned, team building and alignment, and building and sustaining project teams.

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand project key success factors
  • Challenge some long-held ideas and best practices
  • Change focus from project level to the executive level
  • Enable project managers to deliver their projects more effectively and efficiently

About the Presenter

George Jergeas, P.Eng., PhDDr. George Jergeas, P.Eng., is a Professor of Project Management in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he has taught and researched methods for improving project management since 1994. He has 40 years of work experience, principally in infrastructure projects as well as claims and disputes. He has worked with project teams in oil sands development, hospitals, roads and bridges, tunnelling, LRT expansions, and mining projects. As a claims consultant investigating numerous construction projects both in Canada and the USA, George gained insight into the fundamental causes of project success and failure. 

 

Where

APEGA Calgary Office

2200 Scotia Center

700 2nd Street

Calgary AB

T5J 4A2

Date

April 8, 2019

Time

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

Speaker

George Jergeas, Ph.D, P.Eng.

Cost

Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

 

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

Eligible PDH

7

Registration Deadline

April 1, 2019

Register Now

10
April
2019

Calgary Permit to Practice Seminar (Morning Session)

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

Register by April 5, 2019

This 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 

APEGA Presenter TBD

Where

APEGA Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre

2200-700 2 Street SW

Presenter

APEGA Presenter TBD

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline April 5, 2019

Register Now

10
April
2019

Edmonton Branch Luncheon: Refining Bitumen in Alberta

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

APEGA Edmonton Branch invites you to learn more about the newest refinery in Alberta from those who run and engineer the facility.

Register by April 4, 2019

Join the Edmonton branch learn more about the newest refinery in Alberta from those who run and engineer the facility. 

About the North West Redwater Partnership

The Sturgeon Refinery is Alberta’s newest stand-alone refinery — the first to be built in more than 30 years. The NWR Sturgeon Refinery is the world’s only refinery designed from the ground up to minimize its environmental footprint through carbon capture and storage, while producing cleaner, high-value products needed to meet North America’s energy demands. See more about the NWR Sturgeon Refinery.

 

Where Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill
Edmonton, AB T5J 1N7
Date April 10, 2019
Time

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Registration: 11:30 a.m.

Lunch and Presentation: 12:00 p.m.

Speaker

North West Redwater Partnership

Cost

Member: $35

Non-Member: $40

Students: $20

Webinar: $10

Registration Deadline

April 4, 2019

Register Now

10
April
2019

Calgary Permit to Practice Seminar (Afternoon Session)

12:45 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Register by April 5, 2019

This 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 

APEGA Presenter TBD

Where

APEGA Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre

2200-700 2 Street SW

Presenter

APEGA Presenter TBD

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline April 5, 2019

Register Now

16
April
2019

Edmonton Permit to Practice Seminar (Morning Session)

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

Register by April 15, 2019

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

Presenter TBD

Where

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

Presenter

TBD

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline April 15, 2019

Register Now

17
April
2019

Calgary Branch Luncheon: Near Surface Geophysics in Search of Failing Dams, Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Hidden Stashes of Pablo Escobar

11:15 am - 1:00 pm

Paul Bauman, P.Eng., P.Geoph. will present a brief discussion of some of the challenges in applying near surface geophysical methods to provide humanitarian relief as well as address archaeological, geotechnical, and even criminal issues.

Register by April 14, 2019

Since 1990, Paul Bauman has carried out and directed near surface geophysical exploration programs on 6 continents. Notable archaeological investigations have included exploring for Dead Sea Scroll Caves, the mythological ancient city of Atlantis, gas chambers of the Sobibor Nazi extermination camp, a Holocaust escape tunnel in Lithuania dug by the "Burning Brigade," World War II mass burials, a first century bath house in Nazareth, 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 opening this March.

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.

WhereFairmont Palliser
133 9 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2M3
DateApril 17, 2019
Time11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Registration: 11:15 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m.
Presentation: 12:15 p.m.
SpeakerPaul Bauman, P.Eng., P.Geoph.
Founder and Technical Director, Geophysics Group
Advisian (a division of WorleyParsons Canada Services Limited)
Cost

Member: $50

Non-Member: $60

Students: $25

Registration DeadlineApril 14, 2019

Register Now

25
April
2019

Save the Date: APEGA Annual General Meeting & Conference

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the 2019 APEGA AGM & Conference, April 25-26, 2019!

Website and registration coming soon!

APEGA Annual General Meeting & Conference

More information will be posted soon. Bookmark apegaconference.ca to stay informed.

Where

TELUS Convention Centre

120 9 Avenue SE

Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

WhenThursday, April 25, 2018
Friday, April 26, 2018
Eligible PDHYes
Websitewww.apegaconference.ca


30
April
2019

Advanced Project Management

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The long history of staggering cost overruns and delays in completion offers little assurance that the cost estimates and schedules presented to project executives can be relied upon. This session is tailored for project managers who are involved directly in managing projects and will build on the Fundamentals of Project Management session by analyzing current industry practices and introducing some value-improving practices to enhance the delivery of complex construction projects.

Register by April 23, 2019

The long history of staggering cost overruns and delays in completion offers little assurance that the cost estimates and schedules presented to project executives can be relied upon. This session is tailored for project managers who are involved directly in managing projects and will build on the Fundamentals of Project Management session by analyzing current industry practices and introducing some value-improving practices to enhance the delivery of complex construction projects.

The presenter will discuss research findings about cost overruns and benchmarking. He will also discuss ways to improve project decision-making, the management of construction, and associated risks. Fresh thinking is required and some long-held ideas of best practice will be challenged to opens the door to a different way of thinking to enhance project predictability.

The course may cover the following topics:

  • Overview of project gated processes: its application, advantages, and disadvantages.
  • Discussion of the dilemma of predictability and risk/causes of cost overruns and what we can do about it.
  • How to identify early warning signs.
  • Re-defining project risks: operational risk, strategic risk, contextual risk, contingencies, and allowances.
  • Key success factors for major capital projects.
  • Cost estimating overview, classifications, contingencies, and confidence.
  • Reshaping the governance system:
    • The Project Sponsor and his/her leadership role.
    • The Project Executive Officer and his/her leadership role.
    • Project Eco-system and contract strategies.
  • Fast tracking projects: How to fast track and key success factors.
  • Improving the decision process, constructability, PDRI, lessons learned, team building and alignment, and building and sustaining project teams.

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand project key success factors
  • Challenge some long-held ideas and best practices
  • Change focus from project level to the executive level
  • Enable project managers to deliver their projects more effectively and efficiently

About the Presenter

George Jergeas, P.Eng., PhDDr. George Jergeas, P.Eng., is a Professor of Project Management in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he has taught and researched methods for improving project management since 1994. He has 40 years of work experience, principally in infrastructure projects as well as claims and disputes. He has worked with project teams in oil sands development, hospitals, roads and bridges, tunnelling, LRT expansions, and mining projects. As a claims consultant investigating numerous construction projects both in Canada and the USA, George gained insight into the fundamental causes of project success and failure.

 

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office

1500 Scotia Place

Edmonton, AB

T5J 4A2

Date

April 30, 2019

Time

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

Speaker

George Jergeas, Ph.D, P.Eng.

Cost

Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

 

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

Eligible PDH

7

Registration Deadline

April 23, 2019

Register Now

1
May
2019

Building Better Work Relationships

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Is there someone at your office who you just don’t "get" and who drains your energy? No matter how much you try, you just can’t get them to see your point or change their ways? This workshop uses the Everything DiSC™ tool to help you gain important insights into peoples’ communication preferences and working styles. The immediate feedback received from this workshop gives you the practical tools you'll need to build and sustain more harmonious and productive relationships in all aspects of your life.

Register by April 24, 2019

Is there someone at your office who you just don’t "get" and who drains your energy? No matter how much you try, you just can’t get them to see your point or change their ways? This workshop uses the Everything DiSC™ tool to help you gain important insights into peoples’ communication preferences and working styles. The immediate feedback received from this workshop gives you the practical tools you'll need to build and sustain more harmonious and productive relationships in all aspects of your life.

After participating in this session, you will have:

  • Awareness of your personal working and communication styles
  • Increased your awareness for understanding the working styles of others
  • Identified your health and unhealthy behaviors in a conflict situation of your choosing
  • Uncovered your blind spots, assumptions and attitudes that may be getting in the way
  • Experienced how to engage with others by creating a safe space
  • A clear picture of the actions needed to work more effectively and productively with others

About the Presenter

Erin WaddellErin Waddell is the Principal of Lead With Core Values, a company that coaches and facilitates teams to uncover new possibilities and bring their best selves to the world. Over a wide-ranging career, she’s been a successful executive and leadership coach accountant, educator, project manager, international public speaker, transformational change agent, management consultant, and leadership development facilitator. Erin is passionate about learning methods that are practical, personalized, and highly interactive. Erin is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), and a credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She holds a master’s degree in leadership from Royal Roads University. Erin is an active volunteer with organizations supporting education, health, and infrastructure in the developing world. She is a director of Health Reach Canada, a not-for-profit supporting development projects in Nepal, Tanzania, and India. 

 

Where

APEGA Calgary Office

2200 Scotia Center

700 2nd Street

Calgary AB

T5J 4A2

Date

May 1, 2019

Time

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

Speaker

Erin Waddell

Cost

Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

 

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

Eligible PDH

7

Registration Deadline

April 24, 2019

Register Now

2
May
2019

Calgary Permit to Practice Seminar (Morning Session)

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

Register by April 29, 2019

This 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 

APEGA Presenter TBD

Where

APEGA Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre

2200-700 2 Street SW

Presenter

APEGA Presenter TBD

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline April 29, 2019

Register Now

2
May
2019

Calgary Permit to Practice Seminar (Afternoon Session)

12:45 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Register by April 29, 2019

This 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 

APEGA Presenter TBD

Where

APEGA Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre

2200-700 2 Street SW

Presenter

APEGA Presenter TBD

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline April 29, 2019

Register Now

15
May
2019

Edmonton Branch Luncheon: COSIA and Oilsands Innovation

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

APEGA Edmonton Branch invites you to learn more about COSIA and its role in oilsands technology innovation.

Register by May 9, 2019

Join the Edmonton branch to learn more about Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA)'s vision to enable responsible and sustainable growth of Canada’s oil sands while delivering accelerated improvement in environmental performance through collaborative action and innovation. 

About COSIA

COSIA is mobilizing the world's best minds to improve environmental performance. COSIA is an alliance of oil sands producers who collaborate and innovate: their vision is to enable responsible and sustainable growth of Canada’s oil sands while delivering accelerated improvement in environmental performance through collaborative action and innovation. The alliance was launched March 1, 2012. See more about COSIA.

 

Where APEGA Edmonton Office 
Lindberg Conference Centre
15th Floor, Scotia One 
10060 Jasper Ave NW
Date May 15, 2019
Time

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Registration: 11:30 a.m.

Lunch and Presentation: 12:00 p.m.

Speaker

COSIA

Cost

Member: $35

Non-Member: $40

Students: $20

Webinar: $10

Registration Deadline

May 9, 2019

Register Now

16
May
2019

Building Better Work Relationships

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Is there someone at your office who you just don’t "get" and who drains your energy? No matter how much you try, you just can’t get them to see your point or change their ways? This workshop uses the Everything DiSC™ tool to help you gain important insights into peoples’ communication preferences and working styles. The immediate feedback received from this workshop gives you the practical tools you'll need to build and sustain more harmonious and productive relationships in all aspects of your life.

Register by May 9, 2019

Is there someone at your office who you just don’t "get" and who drains your energy? No matter how much you try, you just can’t get them to see your point or change their ways? This workshop uses the Everything DiSC™ tool to help you gain important insights into peoples’ communication preferences and working styles. The immediate feedback received from this workshop gives you the practical tools you'll need to build and sustain more harmonious and productive relationships in all aspects of your life.

After participating in this session, you will have: 

  • Awareness of your personal working and communication styles
  • Increased your awareness for understanding the working styles of others
  • Identified your health and unhealthy behaviors in a conflict situation of your choosing
  • Uncovered your blind spots, assumptions and attitudes that may be getting in the way
  • Experienced how to engage with others by creating a safe space
  • A clear picture of the actions needed to work more effectively and productively with others

About the Presenter

Erin WaddellErin Waddell is the Principal of Lead With Core Values, a company that coaches and facilitates teams to uncover new possibilities and bring their best selves to the world. Over a wide-ranging career, she’s been a successful executive and leadership coach accountant, educator, project manager, international public speaker, transformational change agent, management consultant, and leadership development facilitator. Erin is passionate about learning methods that are practical, personalized, and highly interactive. Erin is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), and a credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She holds a master’s degree in leadership from Royal Roads University. Erin is an active volunteer with organizations supporting education, health, and infrastructure in the developing world. She is a director of Health Reach Canada, a not-for-profit supporting development projects in Nepal, Tanzania, and India.

 

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office

1500 Scotia Place

Edmonton, AB

T5J 4A2

Date

May 16, 2019

Time

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

Speaker

Erin Waddell

Cost

Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

 

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

Eligible PDH

7

Registration Deadline

May 9, 2019

Register Now

22
May
2019

Edmonton Permit to Practice Seminar (Morning Session)

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

Register by May 18, 2019

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

Presenter TBD

Where

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

Presenter

TBD

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline May 18, 2019

Register Now

5
June
2019

Calgary Permit to Practice Seminar (Morning Session)

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

Register by May 31, 2019

This 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 

APEGA Presenter TBD

Where

APEGA Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre

2200-700 2 Street SW

Presenter

APEGA Presenter TBD

CostFree
Eligible PDH2.5
Registration DeadlineMay 31, 2019

Register Now

5
June
2019

Calgary Permit to Practice Seminar (Afternoon Session)

12:45 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Register by May 31, 2019

This 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 

APEGA Presenter TBD

Where

APEGA Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre

2200-700 2 Street SW

Presenter

APEGA Presenter TBD

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline May 31, 2019

Register Now