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Halifax Chapter

Past Events

2017 - 2018

Events

April 4, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brightwood Golf & Country Club
227 School Street
Dartmouth, NS

 

Download Anne-Marie Gammon's presentation

 

Download Joyce Carter's Presentation

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

You will hear presentations from Joyce Carter,  President and Chief Executive Officer of the Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) and Anne-Marie Gammon, President and Chief Executive Officer of CPA Atlantic School of Business.  

Joyce Carter's session is entitled "Effecting Change Through Collaboration".  Halifax Stanfield International Airport is managed and developed by Halifax International Airport Authority. The airport is worth over $2.8 billion annually to the Nova Scotia economy, and employs over 5,600 workers. It is a catalyst for economic and social growth in the region, and has significant plans for growth. So much of what it does enables growth, through tourism, trade, economic prosperity, immigration, and business to business connections. Hear from President & CEO Joyce Carter on how a collaborative leadership style is key.

Anne-Marie Gammon's session is entitled "Resilience and Women in Leadership". Innovation. Disruption.  An increasingly complex world. More than ever, resilience matters. This interactive session explores the resilience of women in leadership.  Resilience will be defined as a critical leadership trait and how it is borne from trials and tribulations. We will then explore how resilience can be developed and sustained individually and organizationally as we adapt to the constant challenges of contemporary leadership.

Membership with fmi*igf is included when you attend one of our sessions. It also provides reduced rates for professional development workshops, online access to the fmi*igf e-Journal and the opportunity to be eligible for a draw that provides free registration and travel subsidy of $1,500 to a national fmi*igf event. Another benefit of membership is the Chapter's Annual Scholarship for a member or dependent of a member in a full-time study at university or community college.  Details are available on the Chapters web page at www.fmi.ca


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

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

with

Joyce CarterJoyce F. Carter, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D

Halifax International Airport Authority

Joyce Carter is President and Chief Executive Officer of Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA). Joyce joined HIAA in 1999, and since then she has been integral in HIAA's growth and development, becoming Chief Financial Officer in 2006, Chief Strategy Officer in 2008, and President & CEO in 2014.

Joyce is a Board Member of the Canadian Airports Council and is Chair of their Large Airports Caucus and Governance Committee. In 2016, she was appointed President of the Board of Directors for the Atlantic Canada Airports Association, and to the Board of Directors of the Airports Council International (ACI) World Governing Board.

She is past Chairwoman of the Halifax Gateway Council, a public/private group formed to pursue multi-modal transportation opportunities in the region, and served as a Board Member of the Board of Trustees of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia for nine years. She serves as a member of Dalhousie University's Board of Governors and is Chair of the Finance, Audit, Investment and Risk Committee, and a member of their Executive Committee, and is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Waterfront Development Corporation Ltd.

Joyce has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary's University and is a graduate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia. In 2012, Joyce was awarded the prestigious designation of Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA). She obtained the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) designation in 2015, and in 2017 was named one of Atlantic Canada's Top 50 CEO's by Atlantic Business Magazine.

 

Annie MarieAnne-Marie Gammon, MBA, FCPA, FCMA

Atlantic School of Business

Anne-Marie Gammon, MBA, FCPA, FCMA is the President & Chief Executive Officer of CPA Atlantic School of Business. Bringing over 25 years of senior financial management experience within diverse industries, including education, real estate, automotive, aerospace and oil, Anne-Marie is also the past Director, Education Services with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, Vice-President, Program Development for CMA Canada, and was previously Vice-President, Financial Reporting for ING Real Estate Canada. An experienced educator with over 20 years of experience, Anne-Marie has served as past co-Chair of the national CPA Certification Steering Committee established to develop the new national accounting education program.

Actively involved in her community as a volunteer, Anne-Marie is the Past-President of Financial Executives International Canada - Atlantic Chapter. She is also Past President of CMA Nova Scotia, past Chair of the CMA Canada Research Foundation and past Vice-President, At Large with the Canadian Academic Accounting Association.

A chartered professional accountant, Anne-Marie has a BBA from the University of New Brunswick and subsequently received her CMA designation in New Brunswick in 1990. She was awarded the Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants' designation in 2003 followed by the Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Nova Scotia. Anne-Marie received her Master of Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School in 2012 and is currently pursuing part-time doctoral studies there. 

Anne-Marie resides in Bedford, Nova Scotia with her husband, Blake, and son, Jonathan.

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

This professional development session is equivalent to two (2) PD credits.

Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment at www.fmi-igf.ca.

Questions? contact at (902) 897-8920.

Looking forward to seeing you on April 4th!

January 24, 2018
8:30 am - 11:30 am

 

Brightwood Golf and Country Club
227 School Street
Dartmouth, NS

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PRESENTATION

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

LEAN IN THE WORK PLACE

with

Schattenkirk Dale 9608 SmDale Schattenkirk

KPMG

In today's fast paced global market that relies heavily on people interacting with technology to achieve results we can easily lose focus that everything is still a process.  Dale's presentation will centre on understanding the short history of Lean in the public sector versus a lengthy run in private enterprise and how this is not a bad thing.  He will also delve into the misconceptions, paradigms, and stigmas attached to full Lean deployments and how organizations can appropriately move past them in a timely manner to acheive true operational excellence.  Dale's story telling manner with bring to life, using real case studies, a practical approach to transforming any organization to becoming world class. 

Dale is a Director with KPMG's Strategy and Operations practice.  With 25 years of experience, Dale has worked extensively within both public and private sectors across Canada concentrating on organizational change and design.  His focus is engaging staff to achieve results through the use of process and quality improvement methodologies.  While working with the Saskatchewan Health system and creating the provincial quality program, for this effort, Dale and his team were awarded the Lieutenant Governor's Award.

He also is responsible for helping three manufacturing facilities achieve the prestigious Industry Weeks Top Ten award.  Prior to KPMG, Dale founded Learning to See Consulting, a boutique consultancy firm focused exclusively on process improvement in private and government based organizations.  Dale also has over 70 published articles on quality improvement and implementation in numerous sectors and is a regular presenter at municipal conferences across Canada and the USA.

8:30 am Registration
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Session
COST $75

Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment at www.fmi-igf.ca. Deadline for registration is Friday, January 19, 2018.

Questions?, contact at (902) 897-8920.

Looking forward to seeing you on January 24!

February 22, 2018
8:30 am - 11:30 am

 

Brightwood Golf and Country Club
227 School Street
Dartmouth, NS

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

ETHICS AND DIVERSITY

with

MarthaThomas.jpgMartha Okot Thomas, CPA, CA

bcIMC

Everyday we face ethical decisions in our work lives and our home lives.  As a country that values diversity, ethical decisions can be more complicated.  In a world of increasing polarization, these decisions become more important.  This discussion will introduce some of the broader concepts of ethics and diversity while asking some provocative questions.

Martha works in the Internal Audit Department of the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC), a change of pace from her past 17 years working for the BC public service.  Martha is currently responsible for providing both audit and advisory services throughout the organization, based on the current Audit Plan.

Martha brought a significant amount of experience to her new role at bcIMC. She previously worked in a variety of different roles across many different sectors of the BC Government.  Starting in Internal Audit and Advisory Services with the Ministry of Finance, Martha gained a great deal of knowledge of the government's financial processes and controls.  She was able to continue her skills development in a number of different leadership roles.

As the Manager, Finance Administration and Audit, she led a team of 20-25 people, oversaw facilities, human resources, and financial planning and reporting.  Moving to the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Martha was able to effect positive change across the Ministry in the development of revenue and accounts receivable processes.  After a period in budgeting for the Ministry of Environment, she moved to the Ministry of Finance where she became Director of Finance, and eventually serving as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director for the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation.

Martha has been a dedicated member of the FMI Victoria Chapter.  She filled the roles of program director, vice-president and president before she was elected as vice-president (2015-16) and president (2016-17) of the fmi*igf National Board of Directors. When she is not at work, Martha loves to spend time with her family.  If she and her husband are not out golfing, she can be found cavorting with her daughters or hiking some of Vancouver Island's beautiful trails.

8:30 am Registration
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Session
COST $75

Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment at www.fmi-igf.caDeadline for registration is Friday, February 16, 2018.

Questions?, contact  at (902) 897-8920.

Looking forward to seeing you on February 22!

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