All Day Chapter PD Event – Castlegar

Castlegar, Wednesday, May 24

All Day Chapter PD!

Join us on Wednesday, May 24th for our all day Chapter PD event and earn 7 hours CPD.

Chapter PD
Date:Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Where:Fireside Inn Hotel, Banquet Room, 1810 8th Ave, Castlegar BC
Time:Seminars Start at 8:00 AM & end at 4:15 PM
Cost:Cost – $125 per member.  Cost includes all 3 seminars, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, coffee, tea, soft drinks.
CPD:7 Hours
To register:Click Here

Morning Session:  Your People Strategy – Time for a Tune-Up?
8:00 AM to 12:00 noon

You run a successful practice or lead staff as part of your professional accounting role but are your people practices robust and in trend?  Attend this session to learn latest strategies and tips for how to attract, hire, engage and retain the most critical resource, your people.  In this workshop you will gain tips for:

–          Building a healthy organizational culture
–          Strategies for recruiting in a social and modern world
–          Orienting your new staff to increase engagement at the outset
–          Growing and developing your staff that aligns with business needs
–          And more!

Speaker:  Marlene Delanghe, M.Ed., Founder and Principal of Career Solutions consults with top organizations to attract and retain top performers in companies that want to stay ahead of the curve. With 20 years of experience, she has delivered human resource services to Fortune 500 companies, national and local firms.  She holds a master’s degree in Psychology, a certificate from Sauder Executive Education in HR Leadership, and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration.  She was nominated for a Governor General’s Award for excellence in her graduate research.

1st Afternoon Session:  Employment Law Issues – How to avoid litigation
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Wrongful dismissal lawsuits are costly both financially and for staff morale; particularly for small businesses. This seminar will revise the current employment law in B.C. as it pertains to employment agreements in professional workplaces. The focus will be on practical suggestions to avoid a legal dispute with an employee, from drafting employment contracts to negotiating severance packages.

Topics will include:
•    Drafting employment agreements;
•    Contractors versus employees;
•    Restrictive covenants;
•    Workplace discrimination under the B.C. Human Rights Code;
•    Employments Standards Act issues;
•    Termination for cause;
•    Severance; pay in lieu of notice and working notice;
•    Settlement agreements.

Speaker- Matthew Yates graduated with degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Queensland in Brisbane in 2008. He practiced as a lawyer in Australia primarily in personal injury law at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers before moving to Canada in 2011. Matt was called to the British Columbia bar in 2013 and now practices in civil litigation including family law, employment law and estate disputes. Matthew works at the law firm Stacey, Trillo & Yates in Nelson, where he lives with his Kootenay-born wife and new baby. He is a member of the Kootenay Bar Association and is a volunteer lawyer at the Nelson Advocacy Centre.

2nd Afternoon Session:  Cyber Security and Managed IT Services
3:15 PM to 4:15 PM

Speaker, Justin Dechaine , Key Account Manager at Sitkum IT Managed Services, is a recent resident to the West Kootenay’s. Sitkum IT Managed Services provides proactive and worry free management of all office, computer and network equipment. His primary role is being a liaison to small business’s in the area to both existing customers and potential customers. Justin has had lots of exposure to different fields in Information Technology such as sales working with Networking, Fiber Optics, Telephony, Disaster Recovery systems, Servers and Desktops.

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