Chapter PD Day – Nanaimo

October 3, 2016


The Upper Vancouver Island Chapter is pleased to invite you to our upcoming Chapter PD Event on October 3rd, 2016.  We will be  offering 2 seminars, The Science of Leadership and Ethics 24/7, you can attend one or both seminars.

Session 1: Science of Leadership and Teamwork

Research has shown that developing self-awareness and social awareness is critical in leadership and collaboration.  But understanding self and other is complex.  To be effective in our collaborative relationships we must clearly understand and value the diverse strengths and approaches of others. Harnessing cognitive diversity is an underutilized competitive advantage in leadership and teamwork.

This workshop will provide:

  • an engaging overview of the fascinating science of cognitive diversity
  • an explanation of a model for understanding and valuing different thinking preferences and how different approaches complement one another
  • an explanation of teams and teamwork including a specific model to ensure high quality team decisions
  • exercises that illustrate the concepts being addressed

Register early – seating is limited to 35 participants.

Session 2: Ethics 24/7 (4 CPD)

CPAs are required to take a minimum of four-hours of verifiable business ethics training within each three-year continuing professional development (CPD) cycle.

This workshop will address ethics in the environment of all professional accountants, whether in practice or industry. In this lively workshop, you will challenge yourself and your colleagues in making decisions on business ethics scenarios and case studies from the public practice, industry, government and/or not-for-profit sectors. You will also explore the results of recent ethics surveys applicable to all business settings.

*You must bring a current copy (paper or electronic) of the CPA Code of Professional Conduct, as you will be referring to it throughout the workshop.  This is available online here.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 50 REGISTRANTS – so register early!

This seminar meets the 4 hour ethics CPD requirement.

Chapter PD Day
Date:Monday, October 3, 2016
Where:Royal Arbutus Room, Vancouver Island University, 900 5th Street, Nanimo, BC
Time:Session 1: Science of Leadership: 8:15 AM – 12:15 PM| Networking & Lunch: 12:15 PM – 1:00PM | Session 2: Ethics 24/7: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cost:$175 + GST (Ethics 24/7 only)
Cost:$125 + GST (Leadership only)
Cost:$225+ GST (both sessions)
CPD:4 Hours per session
Level:Intermediate (Leadership)
Level:General (Ethics)
To Register:Click here


Session 1: The Science of Leadership
GUY NASMYTH, Ph.D., is a dynamic, informed, and thought-provoking trainer and speaker. His lively and interactive workshops and presentations help participants to understand and work with the art and science of excellent leadership. Guy’s focus reflects his comprehensive understanding of human development and organizational systems. A combination of neuroscience, complexity theory, and psychology underscores his highly accessible and relevant presentations. Guy works with both public and private sector clients and practices globally. He is a faculty member for graduate programs at Royal Roads University and the University of Victoria.

Session 2: Ethics 24/7
MICHAEL ELL, FCPA, FCGA, is a Public Practitioner and Consultant. Michael was the Primary Public Practice Reviewer for CGA-BC from 1999 to 2015, is an Associate of the CPA Canada Accounting Standards Board Private Enterprise Advisory Committee, and a member of the CPA Canada Practitioners Technical Advisory Board. He develops and facilitates courses on public practice issues, accounting standards, and the CPA Canada Handbook for the accounting profession. Besides providing services to small business clients, he focuses on providing monitoring, mentoring and standards consulting to accounting firms in BC and across Canada.

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