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Halifax Chapter


2018 19


December 5, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Christmas Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Brightwood Golf and Country Club
227 School Street
Dartmouth, NS

A fmi*igf Halifax Chapter Professional Learning Session...

We are offering a "Bring a Friend" promotion to this event. If you know of a person who has not previously attended an FMI event and might be interested in coming, please contact Angela Porter at or 902-897-8920 to provide their contact information for the complimentary "Bring a Friend" registration.


Sign up before November 30, 2018!

Becoming a More Senior Leader?

Consider who you are and how you lead for maximum effectiveness

Stepping up to more senior leadership roles in an organization often means doing less of what you're good at and best known for, and more of what's needed now. Which usually means being a more strategic leader and enabling the growth and success of those you lead, for starters. And, it often means a far more fundamental shift in your identity, as you move from 'subject matter expert' to 'organizational leader.' What might it mean for you?

In this engaging and interactive workshop led by leadership effectiveness coach Michelle Lane, you'll have an opportunity to explore the question of leadership identity and interpersonal communications at more senior levels and consider what it means for you - regardless of where you are in your evolution as a leader. The approach will be thought-provoking, interactive and applied, with time for personal reflection as well as shared learning. Participants will also have an opportunity to practice a few simple techniques designed to enhance their effectiveness at all levels of leadership. 

Michelle Lane

Founder, Vibrant Leaders

Michelle Lane

Michelle Lane, CPCC is a leadership effectiveness consultant, facilitator and coach. She works with emerging, evolving and established leaders and professionals who want to be more effective and build stronger, higher-performing teams and organizations. Michelle helps her clients discover and develop the clarity, competence and confidence they need to be more effective; build their capacity for more strategic and complex leadership; and create the conditions for success in the organizations in which they lead. She has more than 35' years diverse business leadership experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Connect with Michelle on Linked In or learn more here: www.vibrantleaders.ca

8:30 am Registration
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Session & Luncheon
COST $75

This professional development session is equivalent to three  (3) PD credits.

Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment at www.fmi-igf.ca. Deadline for registration is Friday, November 30, 2018.

Questions? Contact at (902) 897-8920.

Looking forward to seeing you on December 5!

January 23, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Brightwood Golf and Country Club
227 School Street
Dartmouth, NS

A fmi*igf Halifax Chapter Professional Learning Session...


Sign up before January 18, 2019!


Financial management and controls have been one of the bread and butter staples of overall management for many years. Yet today they are more essential than ever as a key ingredient in a well run public sector environment. In an ever increasingly complex world within and surrounding us, it is critical that organizations have strong policies, practices and procedures making up their basket of financial management and controls.  While the responsibility to ensure this is working well rests with those running an organization, there are also expectations upon auditors to provide valuable insight on how well these are working. The Auditor General of Nova Scotia has made examining and commenting on a broad spectrum of such critical matters a key part of his 5 years as AG to date. This has included work on financial audits and separate performance audits of various aspects of these systems and practices.  The work of the Office of the Auditor General on financial management and controls has been the centre of media coverage in NS and nationally in the recent past. For example, the National Post reported on the progress of the Government of Nova Scotia in managing fraud risk as reported on by the Auditor General. In addition, there have been numerous interviews, articles and features on the state of controls reporting by the AG, clearly showing that what gets reported and how you report it can bring light to this seemingly dry topic


Michael Pickup

Auditor General of Nova Scotia

Mr. Pickup is in year 5 of his 10-year term as Auditor General of Nova Scotia.  He leads an Office which reports to the Nova Scotia Legislature approximately four times a year on financial and performance audits.  He and his team deliver roughly ten performance audits a year, as well as audits of the Province's financial statements and selected government organizations.   Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Pickup spent nearly a quarter of a century working at the Office of the Auditor General of Canada both in Ottawa and in a regional office.  He was responsible for numerous financial and performance audits with a focus on financial management and control.   He also taught at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa as a part-time professor on many occasions.

The Auditor General is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) and will become a FCPA, FCA effective November 3, 2018.

Mr. Pickup currently serves on CPA Canada's Audit and Assurance Standards Board as 1 of its 14 voting members.  This Board sets professional standards for auditors across Canada in both the private and public sectors.  Prior to this he served on the Public Sector Accounting Board Task Force that defined generally accepted accounting principles for the public sector.

In his free time, Mr. Pickup became a self-published author in late July 2018 with his first book titled "Nan-Made: How a Grandmother Made a Man".  This first book is a collection of 25 short stories honouring his recently deceased grandmother.  The book has found commercial success and has spent many days in August 2018 as a Number 1 Best Seller on Amazon Canada in its classification and has also made the top 100 Best Seller books on Amazon for self-help books with hundreds of thousands of titles available.  Mr. Pickup has also done a number of television, radio, and print media interviews on this book and his journey. 

8:30 am Registration
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Breakfast & Session
COST $75

This professional development session is equivalent to three (3) PD credits.

Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment at www.fmi-igf.caDeadline for registration is Friday, January 18, 2019.

Questions? Contact  at (902) 897-8920.

Looking forward to seeing you on January 23!

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