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PD: Cultural intelligence and Personal Leadership

June 20, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 12:15 pm

$50 – $85

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Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time: 7:00 am Registration and Breakfast; 10:00 am Refreshment;   Session 1: 8:00 am – 10:00 am & Session 2:10:15 am – 12:15 pm
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 & Candidates
Early Bird Registration for both sessions: $75.00 + GST (deadline for early bird is June 5, 2015)
Registration for both sessions: $85.00 + GST (after June 5, 2015)
Registration for one session only: $50.00 + GST
CPD: Both events qualify for 4 hours verifiable CPD & one event qualifies for 2 hours verifiable CPD each
To register: Register here 


Session 1: 8:00 am – Cultural intelligence: being effective in a cross cultural work setting

We live and work in a global world. Those who succeed will be those with the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) to navigate and adapt to differences and to function effectively across national, ethnic and organizational cultures. The good news is that CQ can be developed and learned. This course will focus on providing you with a conceptual framework for CQ, as well as a set of tools to prepare for and succeed in a cross-cultural context.

Who is the session for?
This session is for anyone in an organization who wants to improve their Cultural Intelligence. 

What is the session about?
This session will challenge each participant to improve their Cultural Intelligence. It will provide participants with a framework to plan and think about what to do in different cross-cultural situations.

What will I learn?
You will learn:

  • How to apply the cultural intelligence model
  • How to develop your cultural intelligence
  • How to better understand your cultural awareness and readiness to adapt to cross-cultural situations

Personal leadership: improving your impact and influence

For today’s professionals applying personal leadership to impact and influence are essential skills. The topics covered are:

  • Individual communication style and what motivates others and us
  • Adapting our approach to connect effectively with others
  • How we can anticipate reactions to our approach and how we might counter them

Who is the session for?
This session is for anyone in an organization who wants to improve their impact and influence.

What is the session about?
This session will challenge each participant to improve their Impact and Influence. Accepting your recommendation is a choice others make every day regardless of your title. If given the choice, would I be influenced by me?  This session will help you to understand different communication and relationship styles and how to adapt your own style to become more influential in your role.

What will I learn?
You will learn:

  • How to improve personal impact and influencing skills to engender trust
  • How to develop your credibility and ensure you deliver against business goals
  • How to develop a plan to negotiate and ‘sell’ your ideas and recommendations more effectively


  • You will work on a specific challenge and develop a communication plan to achieve your desired outcome.
  • You will work in pairs and small groups and will each receive individual coaching by the facilitator.
  • You will receive handouts and additional tools at the end of the program to support your personal development.

Speaker Bio:

Wayne Rawcliffe B.A., B.Ed., MBA, EdD (enrolled), CHRP

President, Senga Consulting Inc.

Wayne is an organizational effectiveness specialist, educator, speaker, and seminar leader who is recognized for bringing creativity and a wealth of ideas to his work with clients to improve their impact through better communication.

He is the author of numerous articles including: 10 Things I Learned About Teamwork from Dragon Boating, Your Network is Your Net-worth and How To Develop An Internal Consulting Practice.

Wayne’s clients benefit from his over 25 years of experience improving individual, team and organizational performance. Wayne has worked extensively with all levels of leadership in public, private and not-for-profit sector organizations to successfully develop and implement organizational improvement initiatives.

A native of Alberta, Wayne settled in Vancouver after living in the UK, eastern and central Canada and considers this one of the most beautiful cities in the world. When he is not working with clients, or travelling, he volunteers his time in the community and creating a home for his three dogs, Gimli a neurotic whippet, Levi the retired greyhound and Cheesus the goofy whippet.


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

Parking at the facility is free but please check with the hotel registration desk to confirm whether they require your license plate number.

Please contact Jessica Liu at BurnabyNWChapter@bccpa.ca if you have any further inquires.


June 20, 2015
8:00 am - 12:15 pm
$50 – $85
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CPABC Burnaby/New Westminster


Executive Hotel and Conference Centre
4201 Lougheed Highway
Burnaby, BC Canada
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