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- DEC -


Hosted By: Vancouver Chapter
Wire Your Brain for High Impact Leadership & Vancouver Chapter AGM
Location: UBC Robson Square
08:00h - 12:00h

FMI Vancouver Chapter Professional Development Event

Date & Time:   Thursday, December 8, 2016, 8:00 am to 12:15 pm


UBC Robson Square

800 Robson Street  

Vancouver, BC

Speaker & Topic:

Terry Small

Learning Skills Specialist

Wire Your Brain for High Impact Leadership


FMI Vancouver Chapter Annual General Meeting


 8:00  Registration, Refreshments & Networking

8:20 Wire Your Brain for High Impact Leadership

10:00  Break

10:15 Wire Your Brain for High Impact Leadership (cont'd)

11:45 Stretch Break

11:50 Annual General Meeting

Cost: $75

Seating for this event is limited

For catering purposes, your response is requested by November 30, 2016.

Speaker Biography

Terry Small, B.Ed., M.A., is a master teacher and Canada's leading learning skills specialist. He is the author of the Brain Bulletin with over 34,000 subscribers worldwide.

Terry has presented on the brain for over 33 years to organizations around the world. His knowledge, warmth, humour and dynamic presentation style have made him a much sought-after speaker at workshops and conferences. Terry often appears on TV, radio, and in the press. He recently appeared on BCTV, Global, CKNW and Student Success. He has presented his ideas to over 238,000 people in 23 countries.

His clients include IBM, TEDx, Ford, IMD, JTI, UBS, Hitachi, Bayer, Bosch, CRA, RCMP, Telus, and many schools and universities. His presentations are engaging, humorous, practical, and all based on the latest brain science.

Terry believes, "Anyone can learn how to learn easier, better, faster, and that learning to learn is the most important skill a person can acquire."

Terry's wealth of teaching experience and extensive involvement in applied neuroscience and make him an outstanding resource of the business and educational communities. He resides in Vancouver, Canada, where he is a frequent lecturer at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.

Terry Small's Philosophy is simple: "Success is a skill anyone can learn."



- DEC -


Hosted By: Fredericton Chapter
The NB Economic Growth Plan with David Campbell
Location: Fredericton Crowne Plaza
08:00h - 10:30h

Professional Development Workshop

December 13, 2016


David Campbell of NB Jobs Board Secretariat


The New Brunswick Economic Growth Plan:  

Achieving an ROI on economic development investment


David is one of Atlantic Canada’s leading economic development consultants. He began his career in the early 1990s working for the New Brunswick Department of Economic Development, working with investment attraction teams to land what was the beginning of the contact centre boom.

After leaving the provincial government in 1996, David went to work for the New Brunswick Telephone Company and then accepted a role with the Greater Moncton Economic Commission leading initiatives to attract new industry to the Greater Moncton region. In 2000, David accepted the position of Vice President, Competitive Intelligence and Research Services for a market research firm, ShiftCentral Inc.

After 8 years with ShiftCentral, David left the firm to found his own economic development consulting and research firm, Jupia Consultants Inc. which provides services for clients in the public and private sectors. 

In 2015 David joined the Government of New Brunswick’s Jobs Board Secretariat, as Chief Economist.

To keep busy, David authors a daily online blog entitled “It’s the Economy, Stupid” and until recently he contributed to the economic development column in the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal. He is also a published author and a frequent commentator on radio and TV, guest lectures at several Maritime universities and is frequently asked to present at conferences on related topics. 

David holds an undergraduate degree in Finance and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He has also completed certificates in Economic Development at the University of Waterloo in 1999 and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2012.

On top of this, David has previously held the role as Research Fellow with the Canadian Institute for Research on Public Policy and Public Administration (CIRPPPA) at the Université de Moncton.

Workshop is equivalent to One (1) PD Credit.


The Professional Development Workshop will be held at the Crowne Plaza 8:00am

Space is limited, register by visiting the on-line registration system by:
     Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 1:00pm

Member price:  $25.00

Non-Member price: $45.00



Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation of your registration must be received by email by Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 1pm.  If not cancellation is received, you will be invoiced.  Please note that if you choose to send a replacement to the workshop, the individual will be billed according to their membership status (member rate or non-member rate) not yours.

- JAN -


Hosted By: Capital Chapter Chapter
Investment Planning and Infrastructure: Practice Analysis and Emerging Challenges
Location: Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa, 2 rue Montcalm Gatineau
08:00h - 16:00h

Riding a legacy of success, this annual PD Day is renewing itself for the sixth consecutive year. Infrastructure, a key pillar in the current government platform reflected in various Ministers Mandate Letters, is the focus of this day. The impact of this focus and emerging needs for infrastructure financing on the policies related to the management of projects and costing implications will be discussed. The various uses of an Investment Plan will also be discussed, with emerging applications to the third party sector. This year, we will take a new perspective focused on various key issues facing the various communities of practice, particularly in the real estate sector. 

We will focus on what we have learned and will discuss opportunities for improvement and future developments.  The diligent implementation of the Treasury Board policies and a greater emphasis on management decisions, such as prioritization and costing continues to challenge the investment planners, financial analysts, and project managers alike.

Learn why successful best practices for investment proposals and sound CFO attestations depend on strong engagement and relationship building skills between those who manage project management offices and the program managers.  Learn about the value and complexity of data gathering and analysis to costing and the interest of various stakeholders. Learn about the enterprise architecture model which will guide investments decisions, prioritization methodology as well as gating processes.  Learn about the various management and accounting tools used for projects, seek out the emerging communities of practice and identify techniques for building your knowledge and departmental capacity.

Join the FMI Capital Chapter for this exciting and informative day.  Ideally suited to those who have an interest in comptrollership, including Real Property, Engineering, Pure Science, Audit, Asset Accounting, and Advisory Services as well as those who are clients of these functions and those who wish to hone their skills in this area.  Join us for this very interactive professional development day.

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- JAN -


Hosted By: Capital Chapter Chapter
Social Impact - Community Day at Shepherds of Good Hope
Location: 233 Murray Street, Ottawa
08:00h - 13:00h

Join the newly formed Public Service Women's Executive Network for service at the Shepherds of Good Hope. We will prepare a meal, and serve it to Ottawa's vulnerable population most in need. Join us for a morning of networking, community, discussion and fun!

If you wish to volunteer with FMI-CC, please register now. There is a limit of 10 people.


- MAY -


Hosted By: Capital Chapter Chapter
Enterprise Management Transformation: Understanding the new era of leveraging internal control
Location: Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa, 2 rue Montcalm, Gatineau
08:00h - 08:00h

Building on last year's successful theme, Integration and horizontal collaboration between enterprise-level systems, processes and people is a continuing focus. These are core elements that drive enterprise management transformation, of which financial management is a part. This PD Day will explore new directions emanating from Enterprise Management Transformation, the emerging requirements in financial, HR and procurement systems, and how risk-based internal controls have become a key success indicator.

This PD Day will highlight how the management of big data (financial, policy, HR etc.) is becoming increasingly important to this transformation. We will hear the challenges in providing assurance (for accuracy, reliability, accessibility and timeliness) in a standardized way. Participants to this PD Day will have the opportunity to learn how departmental maturity in implementing a number of TB policies, including the Policy on Internal Control, directly relates to their transformation results. The direction and leadership emanating from central agencies on continual enhancement through the establishment of common data elements, common business processes, and move to common configuration and how they work with other enabling sectors, such as IT, HR, will be featured. We will hear from departments on their successes and challenges to meet the rapidly changing requirements.

This PD Day will be of interest to those who are currently involved in Internal Control, Financial Systems, Audit and those who provide Advisory Services, as well as to those who are clients of these functions, and those who wish to hone their skills in this area. Join us for this very interactive professional development day!

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- JUN -


Hosted By: Capital Chapter Chapter
Financial Management Supporting the Government's Agenda - How it all Works
Location: Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa, 2 rue Montcalm, Gatineau
08:00h - 16:00h

To close the FMI-Capital Chapter's programming season, we will hear about how a current theme of the Government of Canada's agenda, a winter/spring budget announcement or new initiative is played out! We will examine the roles and responsibilities of departments, the Prime Minister's office / Privy Council Office, Department of Finance and the Treasury Board Secretariat as the theme is worked out. The exact theme will be chosen closer to the day.

The day will focus on developing the government's agenda through the Speech from the Throne and the Federal Budget and on translating government priorities into action through Memoranda to Cabinet and Treasury Board submissions. The parliamentary process will be touched upon. The day will also include the requirements of Departments and particular those of Chief Financial Officers and ADMs of Corporate Services Branches to manage this process and the challenges and opportunities faced by them in their operations to align to the emerging requirements.  Participants will learn the key steps in the financial process, from funding initiation to public reporting, the financial roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of key stakeholders in the government's departments and agencies.

Looking forward to seeing you at this informative event you cannot miss! This PD Day will be of interest to those who are new entrants to the public service (and are aspiring to be young leaders), those currently are involved in strategic policy, budget submissions, or financial strategies; those who are clients of these functions, and those who wish to hone their understanding of interactions between departments and central agencies.  

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