Upcoming Events

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events. Attendance at Chapter events are open to all members, candidates and students enrolled in the CPA Professional Education Program or Pre-requisite Program, as well as legacy AAT and ACIA members. Guests are also welcome at some events.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Chapter PD: Cultural Awareness in the Workplace/H.R. 101

May 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Photo: Getty Images

Topic 1: Cultural Awareness in the Workplace

Participants will learn and reflect on the components that make up their culture and behaviors and their impact on performance in the workplace. They will also gain a strong understanding of the main culture theories and their practical application not only in the workplace but in their daily life. The seminar will include real-life situations, small case discussion and tips that are easy to understand and apply.

This seminar is aimed at a general audience who has an interest in understanding multiculturalism and its implications for oneself and for the workplace. Professionals in a general management role and, particularly, those in HR functions gain a solid foundation on why we behave we do and will learn techniques that will help them in managing cultural diversity in the workplace.


  • What is Culture?
  • Culture and the Workplace
  • Cultural Awareness, Values and Attitudes
  • The value of time in culture
  • Culture and Conflict
  • Humour
  • Managing Multiculturalism in the Workplace

Topic 2 : HR 101 – A Roadmap for CPA Professionals in the Workplace – An Update
Prerequisites: none

This seminar is aimed at CPA Professionals who want to enrich their knowledge on HR related issues as well as for those who have HR responsibilities and need to understand the fundamental principles of HR.


    • The HR Environment
    • From Onboarding to Terminations and everything in between
    • Performance Management
    • Performance Appraisal
    • The legalities of HR (Overview of main legislation affecting the workforce)

This session will also focus on: 

  • Key successful HR activities that enhance performance/engagement in the workplace
  • Discussion of the main and recurring HR issues in the workplace and their potential legal implications
Date:Saturday, May 25, 2019
Where:Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, 7311 Westminster Hwy Richmond, BC
Time:Registration and Breakfast: 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM | Session: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost:$85 + GST  – (Regular) | $80 + GST – (Early bird discount – until May 11, 2019) 
CPD | Level:3 hours | General
To Register:Click here

Complimentary Parking provided by the hotel (We will be sending out a parking pass prior to the event)

INSTRUCTOR: Enrique Arce

Enrique Arce, CPA, CMA, CPHR, MBA (Fullbright Scholar) is an instructor at Capilano University in Management, Finance, and Culture courses. He is also an In-class and long-distance facilitator for the CPA PREP Program. He held senior management roles in public and private companies in local and international organizations. In addition to teaching, he has a Business Consulting practice. In his free time, he is a soccer referee. He enjoys skiing and playing golf.


May 25, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Executive Airport Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre
7311 Westminster Highway
Richmond, BC V6X 1A3 Canada
+ Google Map
Posted in