Upcoming National Events

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Upcoming Chapter Events

- MAY -


Hosted by: Victoria Chapter
2019 FMI/CPA Joint Professional Workshop
Registration is now closed. To added to the wait list for this event, please send an email to victoriachapter@fmi.ca.
Location: Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC
07:30h - 04:00h

The Victoria chapters of the Chartered Professional Accountants and the Financial Management Institute invite you to the 19th annual Joint Professional Development Workshop.  This year’s lineup includes current topics and trends in the public sector including trade, money laundering, digital supercluster, cyber security, smart cities, cannabis, accounting (of course!), how to make the most of your pension and much more!

Advance registration is required for this workshop (closes May 15, 2019).

***To register, please visit https://www.fmi-igf.ca. ***

Event Details

LOCATION:                           Hotel Grand Pacific    463 Belleville Street, Victoria BC

TIME (Day 1 & 2):                

7:30 - 08:30 am           Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:30 - 12:15                 Morning Sessions (Nutrition break included)

12:15 - 1:00 pm           Lunch

1:00 - 4:00 pm Afternoon Sessions (Nutrition break included)

**Detailed Agenda to follow. 

Our Sponsors:


FULL SESSION (2 DAYS)                                         FEE:  $300                                         

DAY 1 ONLY (Wednesday, May 22, 2019)               FEE:  $185

DAY 2 ONLY (Thursday, May 23, 2019)                   FEE:  $185

Workshop Fees include Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Nutrition Breaks and Social Event

**Please indicate any dietary restrictions in your registration profile.   


Please join us from 4:15 – 7:00 p.m on May 22nd for our Workshop social event, also located at the Hotel Grand Pacific.  No additional registration required!

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds can only be given for this even if an email requesting cancellation is sent to victoriachapter@fmi.ca prior to May 3, 2019.

For further information, please contact the Victoria FMI Chapter by email: victoriachapter@fmi.ca


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- MAY -


Hosted by: Capital Chapter
Project Management in the Public Sector – Lessons Learned
Location: Ottawa Sheraton (150 Albert St.)
08:00h - 16:00h

Are you interested in learning more about what it is to be a good project manager? If so, Project Management in the Public Sector is THE PD event you will not want to miss! The Day encompasses the following objectives:

1)    Project Management Fundamentals and Tools

2)    Relevant use of Project Lifecycles

3)    Challenges and Best Practices with Project Management Practice


This PD Day aims to provide those who are interested in project management with insight into current policies and best practices on how to better scope, plan, monitor, and report on time-limited project initiatives. The workshop will help participants understand how to use available guides and tools to assess the complexity and risks of departmental projects, and prioritize them based on available resources. Successful projects don’t just happen – every project needs a manager and this workshop will show you just how success can be achieved!


This session is ideally suited for professionals involved in project management, program delivery, audit, financial management or strategies. This PD Day would also be of interest to those who are clients of the government, and private sector professionals who are involved with managing projects.

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- MAY -


Hosted by: Regina Chapter
Developing Successful Business Continuity Plans - Breakfast Session - Friday, May 31, 2019
Location: Delta Hotel, Verdi Room, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina SK
08:30h - 10:00h

Developing Successful Business Continuity Plans - Breakfast Presentation 

Sponsored by the FMI Regina Chapter


Delta Hotel Regina, Verdi Room, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive

Friday May 31, 2019


The FMI Regina Chapters invites you to join us to explore the ever more important issue of business continuity planning.   Our presenter is Gustavo Meschlerof MNP. 

A disruption or crisis can have long-term effects on the financial, operational, and overall health of an organization. Many organizations do not have adequate programs in place to ensure continuity of operations that will protect the enterprise in the event of a crisis and satisfy the expectations of Board members and key stakeholders. Today, organizations must be able to do more than just recover business processes and technology after a disruption.


This session will explore:


  • Key components to implement a Business Continuity Program based on ISO 22301 Standard.
  • How to perform an Business Impact Analysis and determine Critical Business Functions to provide the foundation for the Business Continuity Plan ("BCP").
  • Approach for the documentation of a BCP and considerations for a Disaster Recovery Plan (to recover a business IT infrastructure).

About the Presenter - 

Gustavo Meschler, IS Eng, CISA, PMP, CRMA, ABCP

Gustavo leads the MNP's Enterprise Risk Services practice in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Versatile and performance-driven, Gustavo brings over 20 years of experience in enterprise risk management, project management, IT audit and security, IT governance and controls, and business continuity management.

Prior to joining MNP, Gustavo was a Director with a major accounting firm, overseeing the delivery of IT risk management and business continuity management services in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He was previously employed as the Director of the Information Technology Department of the National Registry of Weapons and Explosives of Argentina.

Gustavo is an Information Systems Engineer (IS Eng), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), ITIL Certified Consultant and Project Management Professional (PMP). He also holds the Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and the Incident Command System (ICS 300) designations.

Please join us on Friday, May 31st!

A hot breakast is included and this session qualifies for 1.0 PD credits!

Registration Period and Breakfast -   7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Presentation - 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


A hot breakfast is included and this session qualifies for 1.5 PD credits!

7:45AM - 8:30AM Breakfast and Registration

8:30 - 10:00 AM Workshop


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- JUN -


Hosted by: Halifax Chapter
Cultivating Emotional Intelligence for Impactful Leadership Presence, AGM & Lunch - June 5, 2019
Location: Brightwood Golf and Country Club, 227 School Street, Dartmouth
09:00h - 01:00h

Come and join your FMI colleagues on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 for our last event of the 2018-19 season.  This informative professional development session is entitled "Cultivating Emotional Intelligence for Impactful Leadership Presence" with Mara Vizzutti, New Avenue Leadership.

While corporate life has always been demanding, the pressures to accomplish more with less has been exacerbated by many factors including: the expectation of instant communication via technology, global competition, economic downturns and baby boomers retiring in great numbers resulting in job gaps in many sectors.  These and other stressors have made leadership in the 21st century more taxing.

Many working professionals are operating with a ceaseless onslaught of priorities and fires to put out.  Meanwhile the development of other skills related to more effectively managing their relationships with themselves and others can be overlooked.

As a result, the attributes of emotional intelligence (how leaders manage their relationship with themselves, their colleagues and how other experience them) can fall to the wayside in the rush to meet deadlines.  Leadership presence can be undermined. 

In this hands-on practical workshop we will work with:

  • Defining Leadership Presence and Emotional Intelligence,
  • Assessing our strengths and opportunities to grow on our own EI,
  • The 5 components of Emotional Intelligence at work and the behaviors that inform them.

When leaders develop their own inner capacities and support their direct reports to do the same, a more positive, trustworthy culture can be generated in the workplace.  This positive culture is grounded in a series of respectful, authentic conversations that set the stage for the ongoing growth and development of all employees regardless of role or position.


Time:  Registration:  8:30 a.m.  Learning Session:  9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  AGM & Lunch:  11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location:  Brightwood Golf and Country Club, 227 School Street, Dartmouth, NS

Cost:  $75.00


To register for this event go to www.fmi-igf.ca.  Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.  Deadline for registration is May 31, 2019.

Membership with FMI provides reduced rates for professional development opportunities, on-line access to the FMI e-Journal, access to complimentary webinars and eligibility for a draw that provides free registration and travel subsidy of $2,000 to a national FMI learning event (either PD Week or PSMW).  Another benefit of membership is the Chapter's Annual Scholarship for a member or dependent of a member in a full time study at university or community college.  Details are available on the Chapters web page at www.fmi.ca/chapters/halifax/scholarship/.

Looking forward to seeing you on June 5th!



Mara Vizzutti, MA is a seasoned facilitator and certified executive coach.  She has been working in the field of leadership development since 1996.  Over the years, Mara has facilitated high caliber trainings to audiences of senior executives, supervisors and front-line employees in diverse industries.  During the course of her career, she has completed numerous trainings, and holds certifications in many leadership development programs.  She holds a Master's degree in Organizational Development and Leadership.

Mara's areas of expertise include:  executive coaching, strengthening the capacity and the emotional intelligence of leaders, and supporting the installment of feedback friendly coaching cultures within organizations.

Mara is passionate about supporting professionals to better lead themselves and others.  When she is not working, she likes to play in the outdoors by hiking, biking, running and swimming.  She also enjoys painting pictures, hooking rugs, meditation practices and creating travel adventures in other parts of the world!

Website:  www.newavenueleadership.ca

Office:  902-477-2535

E-mail:  mara@newavenue.ca



- JUN -


Hosted by: Manitoba Chapter
Welcoming Internationally Educated Professionals
Location: Radisson Hotel - 233 Portage Avenue
11:30h - 13:30h


FMI MANITOBA presents: Welcoming Internationally Educated Professionals
Presented by: Ximena  Munoz, Manitoba’s Fairness Commissioner


Ximena Munoz has extensive experience in settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees in Manitoba. She has worked for several provincial government departments as well as for the federal Citizenship and Immigration department for the past three decades. Ximena has been Manitoba's Fairness Commissioner since December 2008 and is currently the most senior Fairness Commissioner in Canada. She is responsible for the establishment of the Office of the Manitoba Fairness Commissioner and the implementation of the Fair Registration Practices in Regulated Professions Act that was proclaimed in April 2009. Since her appointment, Ximena and the staff of the Office of the Manitoba Fairness Commissioner have worked hard to establish positive, collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders involved in recognizing the qualifications of internationally educated professionals. The goal is to ensure fair processes that result in the timely integration of these professionals in their fields of education and experience.


Today, 41% of applicants for registration to 30 Manitoba self-regulated professions are internationally educated. In a three year period, 47% of applicants to CPA Manitoba were internationally educated. The top countries of education for these applicants were the Philippines, India, United Kingdom, United States and Australia. This presentation will provide information on the experiences of these professionals. What they must do to register, what works well and what could be improved. Diversity in the workplace is enriched by the addition of these internationally educated professionals.

- JUN -


Hosted by: Capital Chapter
Government Priorities of the Day - Budget 2019
Location: Ottawa Sheraton (150 Albert St.)
08:00h - 16:00h

The FMI Capital Chapter has had a fantastic year and we are going out with a bang! This is the PD Day you will not want to miss! We have once again, enlisted engaging speakers to highlight some of the Government of Canada's key priorities that are of interest to you and your organization. Dynamic senior leaders, from both inside and outside Government, will share their perspectives on the various government priorities by sector: Economic Policy Priorities; Social Policy Priorities; and Innovation as a top priority. The day will feature several exciting keynote speakers throughout the day.


This PD Day is ideally suited for those involved in delivering on these key priorities, new entrants to the public service, aspiring leaders, those involved in strategic policy, program delivery, financial management or strategies and federal budget submissions. The PD Day will also be of interest to those who are clients of these initiatives and those who wish to understand interactions between departments and central agencies, and the Federal Budget process.


Join the FMI-CC afterwards for a season closing ceremony and networking.  An event not to be missed.

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