Chapter PD: Presentation Skills & Writing and Employment Law

May 20, 2017

CPABC’s Burnaby/New Westminster Chapter is please to offer you  back to back Chapter PD Sessions on Saturday, May 20th, 2017.  You may register for one or both sessions.

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time: Registration and Breakfast 7:00 am
Session 1: 8:00am – 10:00am
Session 2: 10:15am – 12:15pm
Location: Executive Hotel and Conference Centre, 4201 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby, BC ; This event is near the Gilmore Skytrain/Brentwood Mall Location
Who: CPABC Members – Students also welcome
Early Bird Registration for both sessions: $75 + GST (deadline for early bird is May 6, 2017)
Registration for both sessions: $80 + GST (after May 6, 2017)
Registration for one session only: $40 + GST
Level Session 1: General
Level Session 2: General
CPD: Both events qualify for 4 hours verifiable CPD & one event qualifies for 2 hours verifiable CPD
To register: Register here

Session 1 – Presentation Skills and Writing

How to knock their socks off with your presentation skills?

Do you dread standing up to speak at a corporate meeting? Does the thought of having to give a speech make your blood run cold? Do you numb people with numbers when you make a presentation? The art of learning to speak in public is important to master if you want your career to advance. Daphne Gray-Grant can help turn you into a confident speaker with her two-hour presentation. You will learn:

  • Why stories are more important than facts
  • Three ways to HIDE your lack of confidence
  • The five-part structure to a winning presentation, and
  • How to avoid death by PowerPoint

Don’t let fear of public speaking keep you on the sidelines. Learn how to improve your presentation skills in this interesting and useful workshop.

Speaker’s Biography:

Daphne Gray-Grant

Workshop leader Daphne Gray-Grant is a former daily newspaper editor, a writing and editing coach and the author of the popular book 8 1/2 Steps to Writing Faster, Better. She holds an honours degree in political science, volunteers as a debate coach at her local high school and coaches writers around the world. Her most popular program is called Get It Done and it provides book and thesis writers structure and accountability for finishing their projects.

Session 2 – Employment Law

Presentation summary

  • Understanding the legislative framework and common law that applies to employment issues
  • Identifying workplace discrimination and how to avoid Human Rights issues
  • Non – Compete agreements, the do’s and don’ts
  • The current state of the law regarding ‘independent contractors’ and requirement to remit source deductions for them under the Income Tax Act
  • Practical advice on how to terminate employees and avoid legal issues
  • Privacy issues in the workplace (Time permitting)

Speaker’s Biography:

Kent Douglas Wiebe

Mr. Wiebe studied economics at Simon Fraser University before going on to complete his law degree at the University of British Columbia. Before entering the profession of law, Mr. Wiebe was the executive vice-president of Credit Management Corporation as well as an executive at the Credit Bureau/Equifax. Before founding Wiebe Wittmann El-Khatib, Mr. Wiebe worked at a tier one law firm in downtown Vancouver before moving to London England where he worked at Allen and Overy LLP, one of the largest law firms in the world as a corporate lawyer.

Mr. Wiebe has been a regular instructor for the Chartered Professional Accountant’s  of British Columbia Professional Development Program for the past two decades, a professor of Business Law at the University of Phoenix, Burnaby campus and a presenter on the topic of Creditor Remedies with the Continuing Legal Education society of BC. Mr. Wiebe’s practice focuses primarily on corporate/commercial law, employment and mergers and acquisitions where he advises both public and private corporations as well as many financial institutions and private equity funds.

In his spare time he enjoys oil painting, woodworking, biking, working with charities and spending time with his wife and three children. Mr. Wiebe is active in both Federal and Provincial politics and serves on the board of a number of corporations and non-profits. He currently sits as a board member of North Shore Community Resources which is a multi service agency which provides a variety of community based services to the residents of the north shore.

Registration for these events:

Early bird registration for both events (until May 6, 2017) is $75+ GST which qualifies for 2 hours verifiable CPD for each session (4 in total).
After May 6, 2017,  both events cost $80+ GST which qualifies for 2 hours verifiable CPD per session. Alternatively,  you can take either of these sessions individually for $40 + GST each and are 2 hours verifiable CPD per session.

Please note Chapter events are not eligible for the CPA BC Passport. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please also kindly note that we do not accept walk-in at the registration desk. Registration must be completed using ePly.

Parking at the hotel facility is free for this event but please check with the hotel registration desk to confirm whether you need to provide them with your licence plate number. Additional overflow paid parking is also available.

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