Upcoming National Events

- NOV -

19-23

Mon-Fri
PD Week 2018
Location: Hilton Lac-Leamy, Gatineau
08:30h - 16:00h

- NOV -

19-23

Mon-Fri
PD Week 2018 - Speed Mentoring
Location: Hilton Lac-Leamy, Gatineau
09:00h - h

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- NOV -

19-23

Mon-Fri
PD Week 2018 - Extras
Location: Hilton Lac-Leamy, Gatineau
18:00h - 23:59h

This is where you will find registration for NHL Hockey Game Package, ALN Reception, and our Evening of Celebration.

 Click here for our PD Week 2018 website

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Upcoming Chapter Events

- OCT -

25

Thu
Hosted by: Capital Chapter
Annual General Meeting for FMI-CC Members
Location: Ottawa Sheraton (150 Albert St.)
07:00h - 08:30h

The FMI-CC Board of Directors would like to cordially invite you to attend this year's Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Ottawa. The Board will share the past year accomplishments and provide an overview of future directions. It has been a year of significant change.

Come and meet your new Board Members, current and new FMI-CC Patrons and Sponsors and your FMI-CC Departmental Liaison Officers. The AGM is also an opportunity for you to meet and network with old and new colleagues in the public sector financial management community.

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Members Only Event

- OCT -

25

Thu
Hosted by: Capital Chapter
Service Delivery and Performance Measurement – From Planning to Results
Location: Ottawa Sheraton (150 Albert St.)
08:00h - 16:00h

The FMI Capital Chapter invites you to join us for the exciting launch of our 2018-19 PD Season Building on our success of last year’s performance management workshop we offer an exciting day on the continuing progress of results management.  In collaboration with PPX, QMR Staffing Solutions, and BDO Interis, the FMI-CC is pleased to offer another exciting and informative professional development day focused on performance and results.

Through presentations and interactive sessions, this one day seminar seeks to provide participants with a set of tools to assess government programs and make adjustments as the need arises. The goal is increased efficiency and effectiveness.  We will discuss how to improve the level of understanding in this area and uncover ways for the financial management community to better support performance measurement activities.  This will include revisiting the efforts to date such as the effective implementation to manage results and delivery and how to continue to leverage policy.  Underpinning the entire day’s discussion will be an ongoing focus on strategic advice and improving service delivery in the Public Service – What is working well, where we still need to improve, and a compelling discussion focused on how to bring world-class public service delivery to fruition.

This session will be of interest to financial analysts, senior financial managers and leaders, policy and planning analysts and their senior managers.


  • Individual Fee: $440.00
  • Group of 4 (same organization): $1620.00

 

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- OCT -

26

Fri
Hosted by: Regina Chapter
Ethics and Diversity - Breakfast Session - Friday, October 26, 2018
Location: Umbria Room, Delta Hotel, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina, SK
08:30h - 10:00h

ETHICS AND DIVERSITY Breakfast Session

with Martha Okot Thomas, CPA CA

A  presentation by the FMI Regina Chapter and sponsored by fmi*igf Canada.

 

Every day we face ethical decisions in our work lives and our home lives.  As a country that values diversity, ethical decisions can be more complicated.  In a world of increasing polarization, these decisions become more important.  This discussion will introduce some of the broader concepts of ethics and diversity while asking some provocative questions.

 

Martha works in the Internal Audit Department of the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), a change of pace from her past 17 years working for the BC public service.  Martha is currently responsible for providing both audit and advisory services throughout the organization, based on the current Audit Plan. Martha brought a significant amount of experience to her new role at BCI. She previously worked in a variety of different roles across many different sectors of the BC Government.  Starting in Internal Audit and Advisory Services with the Ministry of Finance, Martha gained a great deal of knowledge of the government's financial processes and controls.  She was able to continue her skills development in a number of different leadership roles.

 

As the Manager, Finance Administration and Audit, she led a team of 20-25 people, oversaw facilities, human resources, and financial planning and reporting.  Moving to the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Martha was able to effect positive change across the Ministry in the development of revenue and accounts receivable processes.  After a period in budgeting for the Ministry of Environment, she moved to the Ministry of Finance where she became Director of Finance, and eventually serving as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director for the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation.

 

Martha is a Board Member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and also has been a dedicated member of the FMI Victoria Chapter.  She filled the roles of program director, vice-president and president before she was elected as vice-president (2015-16) and president (2016-17) of the fmi*igf National Board of Directors. When she is not at work, Martha loves to spend time with her family.  If she is not out golfing, she can be found cavorting with her daughters or hiking some of Vancouver Island's beautiful trails.


 

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

 

For more informaiton

http://www.fmi.ca/chapters/regina/events/

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- OCT -

31

Wed
Hosted by: Halifax Chapter
Innovation in Business: Challenges and Successes
Location: Brightwood Golf and Country Club, 227 School Street, Dartmouth
09:00h - 12:00h

The Halifax Chapter of the Financial Management Institute of Canada is kicking off the 2018-19 professional development season on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 with our first learning session entitled Innovation in Business:  Challenges and Successes

We are pleased to welcome Saeed El-Darahali - Founder and President/CEO, SimplyCast as well as Surita Maddox, Regional Executive Director for Innovation, Science & Economic Development (ISED) Canada. 

The morning learning session will take place at the Brightwood Golf and Country Club, 227 School Street, Dartmouth from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Buffet breakfast will be provided at 8:45 a.m.

The cost for this session is $75 which includes a buffet breakfast and entitles registrants to a complimentary annual membership with FMI National.  All sessions qualify for 3 verifiable CPD credits.

Membership with fmi*igf provides reduced rates for professional development workshops, on-line access to the fmi*igf Journal and the opportunity to be eligible for a draw that provides free registration and travel subsidy of $1,500 to a national fmi*igf event.  Another benefit of membership is the Chapter's Annual Scholarship for a member or dependent of a member in a full time study at univeristy or community college.  Details are available on the Chapters web page at www.fmi.ca

To register for this event go to www.fmi-igf.ca.  Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment. Deadline for registration is October 26, 2018.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 31st!


- DEC -

5

Wed
Hosted by: Halifax Chapter
Transitioning to Leadership & Christmas Luncheon
Location: Brightwood Golf and Country Club, 227 School Street, Dartmouth
09:00h - 12:30h

The fmi*igf Halifax Chapter's Annual Learning Session and Christmas Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Come and join us at the Brightwood Golf and Country Club, 227 School Street, Dartmouth for an informative professional development session entitled "Transitioning to Leadership" with Michelle Lane, Founder - Vibrant Leaders.

Becoming a More Senior Leader? 

Consider who you are and how you lead for maximum effectivesness.

Stepping up to more senior leadership roles in an organization means doing less of what you're good at and best known for and enabling the growth and success of those you lead, for starters.  And, it often means a far more fundamental shift in your identity, as you move from 'subject matter expert' to 'organizational leader.'  What might it mean for you?

In this engaging and interactive workshop led by leadership effectiveness coach Michelle Lane, you'll have an opportunity to explore the question of leadership identity and interpersonal communications at more senior levels and consider what it means for you - regardless of where you are in your evolution as a leader.  The approach will be thought provoking, interactive and applied, with time for personal reflection as well as shared learning.  Participants will also have an opportunity to practice a few simple techniques designed to enhance their effectiveness at all levels of leadership,

Michelle Lane, CPCC is a leadership effectiveness consultant, facilitator and coach.  She works with emerging, evolving and established leaders and professionals who want to be more effective and build stronger, higher-performing teams and organizations.  Michelle helps her clients discover and develop the clarity, competence and confidence they need to be more effective, build their capacity for more strategic and complex leadership, and create the conditions for success in the organizations in which they lead.  She has more than 35 years diverse business leadership experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.  Connect with Michelle on Linked In or learn more here:  http://www.vibrantleaders.ca.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

The cost for this session is $75, includes turkey dinner and entitles registrants to a complimentary annual membership with FMI National.  All sessions qualify for 3 verifiable CPD credits.

Membership with fmi*igf provides reduced rates for professional development workshops, on-line access to the fmi*igf Journal and the opportunity to be eligible for a draw that provides free registration and travel subsidy of $1,500 to a national fmi*igf event.  Another benefit of membership is the Chapter's Annual Scholarship for a member or dependent of a member in a full time study at univeristy or community college.  Details are available on the Chapters web page at www.fmi.ca

To register for this event go to www.fmi-igf.ca.  Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.  Deadline for registration is November 30, 2018. 

Looking forward to seeing you on the 5th!


- JAN -

23

Wed
Hosted by: Halifax Chapter
Taking the Boredom Out of Financial Management and Controls
Location: Brightwood Golf and Country Club, 227 School Street, Dartmouth
09:00h - 12:00h

 The fmi*igf Halifax Chapter's next event will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.  The informative professional development session is entitled "Taking the Boredom Out of Financial Management and Controls" presented by Michael Pickup, CPA, CA, FCPA, Auditor General of Nova Scotia.  

The morning learning session will take place at the Brightwood Golf and Country Club, 227 School Street, Dartmouth from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Buffet breakfast will be provided at 8:45 a.m.

Mr. Pickup is in year 5 of his 10 year term as Auditor General of Nova Scotia.  He leads an Office which reports to the Nova Scotia Legislature approximately four times a year on financial and performance audits.  He and his team deliver roughly ten performance audits a year, as well as audits of the Province's financial statements and selected government organizations.  Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Pickup spent nearly a quarter of a century working at the Office of the Auditor General of Canada both in Ottawa and in a regional office. He was responsible for numerous financial and performance audits with a focus on financial management and control.  He also taught at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa as a part-time professor on many occasions.

The Auditor General is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) and will become a FCPA, FCA effective November 3, 2018.

Mr. Pickup currently serves on CPA Canada's Audit and Assurance Standards Board as 1 of its 14 voting members.  This Board sets professional standards for auditors across Canada in both the private and public sectors.  Prior to this he served on the Public Sector Accounting Board Task Force that defined generally accepted accounting principles for the public sector.

In his free time, Mr. Pickup became a self published author in late July 2018 with his first book entitled "Nan-Made:  How a Grandmother Made a Man".  This first book is a collection of 25 short stories honouring his recently deceased grandmother.  The book has found commercial success and has spent many days in August 2018 as a Number 1 Best Seller on Amazon Canada in its classification and has also made the top 100 Best Seller books on Amazon for self-help books with hundreds of thousands of titles available.  Mr. Pickup has also done a number of television, radio, and print media interviews on this book and his journey.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

The cost for this session is $75 which includes a buffet breakfast and entitles registrants to a complimentary annual membership with FMI National.  All sessions qualify for 3 verifiable CPD credits.

Membership with fmi*igf provides reduced rates for professional development workshops, on-line access to the fmi*igf Journal and the opportunity to be eligible for a draw that provides free registration and travel subsidy of $1,500 to a national fmi*igf event.  Another benefit of membership is the Chapter's Annual Scholarship for a member or dependent of a member in a full time study at univeristy or community college.  Details are available on the Chapters web page at www.fmi.ca

To register for this event go to www.fmi-igf.ca.  Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.  Deadline for registration is January 18, 2019.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 23rd!


- JAN -

24

Thu
Hosted by: Capital Chapter
Leadership – Jan 24, 2019
Location: To be announced
08:00h - 16:00h

Join the FMI-CC for an exciting day focused on Leadership!  In collaboration with the OCG and others, we will take you through the key leadership competencies as well as practical experience exercises and tools to take back to your workplace.  This initiative is a first in the FMI-CC professional development portfolio and is at the request of the OCG and leadership partners.  This session will be engaging and interactive and will address the challenges of a much needed practical discussion about leadership today in the pubic service!

 

This day will be of interest to all levels from EX minus one to the working level.   We will offer practical tips and tools for those wishing to join the executive ranks to those just starting to supervise staff.

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- FEB -

21

Thu
Hosted by: Capital Chapter
Current Trends in Accounting
Location: Ottawa Sheraton (150 Albert St.)
08:00h - 16:00h

At this unique, highly targeted one-day seminar, you can listen to an unmatchable team of financial experts from both the public and private sectors who will supply you with up-to-date information and expert guidance on the latest developments and best practices in accounting, internal controls and cyber security.

Participants will get an overview of key trends that will define the public sector accounting landscape going forward. As well, attendees will receive an update on the latest techniques to improve internal controls in the government sector. They will also hear from a cyber security expert who will share their insights on government security trends and the impact upon the accounting and financial reporting sector.

As always, our PD Day seminars promise to have thought provoking discussions and lively feedback between participants and speakers.

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- MAY -

30

Thu
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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- JUN -

13

Thu
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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