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Prince Edward Island Chapter

Past Events

2016 - 2017


Fraud 101


Cst. Gavin Moore

Federal Investigative Unit, RCMP


Whistle Blowing:


Shauna Sullivan Curley

Ethics and Integrity Commissioner, Province of Prince Edward Island


Event Details

Cost $50

When Tuesday January 31, 2017
Where Rodd Charlottetown, Kent Street
Schedule 8:15   Registration
  8:30   Breakfast
  9:00   Fraud 101
  10:00 Break
  10:15 Whistle Blowing
  11:15 Wrap Up

Session is eleigible for two (2) PD credits.


Cst. Moore

Cst. Gavin Moore

Federal Investigative Unit, RCMP

Gavin Moore BBA, is a Constable with the RCMP.   15 years ago, Gavin started his career with the RCMP in Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador working general duties at the local detachment.  Cst. Moore then went on to serve at detachments in Hopedale, Labrador and Alberton, PEI before being posted to the PEI RCMP Commercial Crime Section.  While working in the Commercial Crime Section, Cst. Moore was involved in many fraud investigations.  He is currently working with the Federal Investigation Unit with RCMP in Charlottetown PEI, where he works on investigations including Fraud, Drugs, and National Security.

Cst. Moore was raised in Stratford PEI.  He graduated in 2001 from UPEI with a degree in Business Administration.   He has 15 years of service with the RCMP in Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island working in General Duties at detachments, the Commercial Crime Section and the Federal Investigations Unit.

S Sullivan Curley

Shauna Sullivan Curley

Ethics and Integrity Commissioner, Province of Prince Edward Island

Shauna Sullivan Curley was appointed as the Ethics and Integrity Commissioner for the Government of Prince Edward Island in March 2015.  A lawyer by profession, from 1995 to 2013 she served in various deputy minister roles with the provincial government, including Justice and Attorney General, Education and Early Childhood Development, Environment, and Labour. 

Shauna Sullivan Curley is a graduate of Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Arts degree (1979) and a Bachelor of Laws degree (1982). She received her Queen's Counsel designation in 2001. In 2006 the Institute of Public Administration of Canada awarded her the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Service.

November 29, 2016

Managing Uncertainties



Partner, Accounting Advisory Services, KPMGCanada

Bailey Church, CPA, CA, CIA, will provide an overview of the key drivers of uncertainty at all levels of government and discuss the impact of this uncertainty on accounting and financial reporting, internal controls and information systems, and, most importantly, people.  Citing recent experience with uncertainty and downsizing in the federal government and in the United States.  Bailey will illustrate impacts of uncertainty and discuss what it means from an accounting and financial management perspective.

This Professional Development session is equivalent to two (2) PD credits.

Registration Deadline is Friday, November 25, 2016

Thanks for your interest in fmi*igf PEI Chapter.  All are welcome to attend.  Please share this message with colleagues and friends.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday November 29, 2016
Rodd Charlottetown, Kent Street
8:15 am - Registration
8:30 am - Breakfast
8:45 am - Keynote Presentation


Partner, Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG Canada

Bailey Church is the Co-Leader of KPMG's National Public Sector Accounting Advisory service line. His more than 17 years of experience includes substantial work in financial management, accounting, financial reporting and auditing matters within the public sector environment. Bailey is a well-known speaker at seminars and conferences across the country, including the Government Financial Officers Association, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Financial Management Institute, the Canadian Comprehensive Auditing Foundation, and the Office of the Auditor General.

Bailey joined KPMG in 2000. Bailey leverages his accounting advisory skill set and an extensive background in audit, internal controls, and advisory services to deliver client service excellence working at the cross-section of every major KPMG service line.



October 6, 2016

Annual General Meeting and PD Session

"Transformation in the Federal Public Service"

Mr. Bill Matthews, CPA
Comptroller General of Canada

"A Provincial Perspective"

Mr. Gordon MacFadyen, CPA CA
Comptroller Province of Prince Edward Island

"UPEI School of Business"

Dr. Juergen Krause, MSc, PhD
Dean, School of Business
Director, Centre for Health and Biotech Management Research

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Rodd Charlottetown, Kent Street
8:15 am - Registration
8:30 am - Introductions
8:45 am - Keynote Presentation
10:00 am - Nutritional Break
10:45 am - Annual General Meeting 



B Matthews2Mr. Bill Matthews, CPA
Comptroller General of Canada

Bill Matthews was appointed Comptroller General of Canada effective July 17, 2014. 

Prior to becoming the Comptroller General, Mr. Matthews was Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector, at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, a position he accepted in 2011. Before joining the Expenditure Management Sector, Mr. Matthews worked at the Office of the Comptroller General for seven years, serving as the Assistant Comptroller General in the Financial Management and Analysis Sector from 2009 to 2011.

Mr. Matthews is a chartered professional accountant with over 25 years of experience in accounting and financial management in both the public and private sectors.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University. He also serves as a board member of the Public Sector Accounting Board and the University of Ottawa's Institute for Mental Health Research.


GFMr. Gordon MacFadyen, CPA CA,
Comptroller Province of Prince Edward Island

Gordon MacFadyen was appointed Comptroller for Prince Edward Island September 2, 2014. He brings to the role over 20 years of experience with all three levels of Government. Prior to his appointment Gordon was in the role of Director of Finance and School Board Operations for the province's Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, where he was responsible for all aspects of the budget process. He previously held financial management positions with the province's Department of Health, the city of Summerside, and the Office of the Auditor General of Canada.

Gordon is a graduate of the University of Prince Edward Island and obtained his chartered accountant designation in Ontario while working with the federal Auditor General's office. He is currently an active member of the Chartered Professional Accountants Association of PEI, serving as the chair of the Discipline Committee.

Gordon resides in Summerside with his wife Shelley (a nurse at Prince County Hospital) and daughter Abbey. He also has a son living and working in Toronto. When not on the job Gordon enjoys curling in the winter and golf in the summer. In between seasons he coaches his daughter's high school volleyball team.

His other volunteer interests often bring him in harms way while serving as a Lieutenant with the Summerside Fire Department. He also has an executive role with the PEI Firefighters Association, serving as the Secretary/ Treasurer.

"UPEI School of Business"

Through innovative curricula, teamwork, and leadership-developing experiences, UPEI students gain vital critical thinking and communication skills. With each program, students learn from professors who understand what students need to know in order to become leaders in their chosen field. UPEI also offers an Executive MBA program which recognises that managers deliver results through and with others. This is why the team work experience and networking opportunities are an integral and carefully crafted part of the UPEI School of Business experience.

This presentation will provide information on the variety of programs and certificates available from the UPEI School of Business, as well as some specifics on the offerings in the Public Administration program. Dr. Juergen Krause will also mention some of the research efforts currently ongoing at the School of Business.

KrauseDr. Juergen Krause, MSc, PhD
Dean, School of Business
Director, Centre for Health and Biotech Management Research

Juergen Krause earned his Masters and PhD degrees from the University of Konstanz, Germany and performed his postdoctoral studies at the University of Chicago, Illinois. Before moving into education, he spent 22 years in the Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical industry. Dr. Krause worked 18 years for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals in both the European and United States offices before joining Millennium Pharmaceuticals (now Takeda) in Cambridge, Massachusetts as Vice President of R&D Strategy & Operations in 2004.

During his career, he served in several different operational and strategic capacities, holding senior and executive positions in research and development, manufacturing and quality management, project management, pipeline and portfolio management and strategy development. He also successfully championed global company initiatives and a number of industry/university collaborations and led alliances with other industry partners.

Dr. Krause joined the faculty of the UPEI School of Business in July 2008 and teaches mostly in the field of strategic management, project management and leadership.




2015 - 2016:



Free PD Session June 21, 2016

FREE Professional Development Breakfast Session

With Guest Speakers:

 Dr. Andrew Carrothers  BScEE, MBA, PhD, CFA, PEng

Assistant Professor of Finance, UPEI School of Business


Geoffrey Connolly, QC, PEng

Partner, Stewart McKelvey


Estate Planning and Personal Investing

Dr. Carrothers will focus on personal investing and estate planning strategies to minimize the costs and time delays associated with the probate process. More specifically he will review the advantages of different types of investment accounts, and discuss stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds. On the topic of estate planning, he will discuss advantages and disadvantages of alternative wealth management strategies to achieve the effective transfer of financial assets.

Wills and Estates

Mr. Connolly has a significant Wills and Estates practice and will be presenting on the importance of having a Will, considerations of items to be included in a Will, as well as the importance of Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives in estate planning.

When:             Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Location:        Rodd Charlottetown, Kent Street


8:15 am         Registration

8:30 am         Breakfast

9:00 am         Dr. Andrew Carrothers

10:30 am         Coffee Break

10:45 am         Geoffrey Connolly, QC, PEng.


Cost:                FREE to Members and Past-Members

  Includes free hot breakfast plate and mid-morning coffee break

                      Space is limited, so please register early!


PD Session June 1, 2016

Strategic Financial Management Advice

New programs, a change in government priorities, or even a change in government -
these are just a few of the strategic changes in government that can have huge
impact on all levels of finance. From being key advisors during the development of
new strategic directions, to being key drivers of change implementation, FMI PEI's
half day session will delve into all sides of these changes through a panel discussion
with participants from federal, provincial and municipal levels of government. The panel
will be moderated by Keith Hillier, former Assistant Deputy Minister, Service Delivery VAC,
and will include panelists: Denise Lewis Fleming, Executive Director of Financial Services
and Pharmacare for Health PEI; Charlotte Stewart, President of Charlotte Stewart Executive
Leadership Inc.; and Melissa Hilton, Charlottetown Councillor. Following the panel, keynote speaker Hon. Doug Currie will speak on Strategic Transitions
which will touch on his personal experiences with new directions, new
governments and new priorities.

This session is eligible for 3.5 continuing professional development hours.

When:  Wednesday June 1, 2016

Location:  The Grand Holman, Grafton Street


PD Session and Annual General Meeting September 15, 2015

Annual General Meeting & Professional Development Breakfast Session with guest speakers:

Milt Isaacs, CPA, CMA, CPFA, President, Association of Canadian Financial Officers (ACFO) &

Joe Boughner, Director of Communications, ACFO 

TOPIC:  Building a Sustainable Society -

A Global Issue; a Local Imperative for Action 

Over the past decades, the notion of government austerity has become firmly entrenched in the pervasive political narrative around the world. Governments of all stripes have readily embraced policies ostensibly designed to minimize the role of government. Corporate tax rates have fallen, opportunities to avoid those taxes have increased and broad-scale corruption has further eroded both the public's confidence in corporations and the ability of governments to sustain themselves. 

This presentation will challenge some of the established thinking around job creation, corporate taxes and globalization. Using the lens of prudent financial management, attendees will explore the failings of the current system and be challenged to become more engaged in conversations about truly sustainable societies  




FMI PEI Annual Year End Social and Networking Event,  June 19, 2015Brewery Tour Social.  Come have some good cheer with your FMI Board of Directors and fellow FMI members. Along with networking, we will have a tour of the brewing facility, enjoy tastings of handcrafted beers and, enjoy some Brewery Bites snacks.

PD Session, May 14, 2015, TopicNetworking for Results - with North America's Networking Guru!

Want to increase results by improving personal effectiveness & communication skills?  Michael Hughes can teach you how!  Come get practical tools to assist you in maximizing networking opportunities.

Learn how to convert networking conversations into client relationships and quality referrals. This interactive PD session will focus on developing networking skills as a business strategy. 

Michael Hughes, known as "North America's Networking Guru", is a successful entrepreneur, business consultant, coach, author and professional platinum award-winning speaker.  Michael has proven his ability to help increase results by improving personal effectiveness to positively impact performance and results.

Michael works with Fortune 500 companies, international associations and business organizations across North America, sharing his philosophy and expert knowledge on business-to-business networking, the social network phenomenon and corporate relationship management strategies.  

PD Session, April 21, 2015, Topic:  "How to Write Excellent Briefing Notes" - with Glenda Rodd, Keith Hillier and Wayne MacKinnon 

A Panel comprised of provincial and federal representatives will provide you with feedback on the Briefing Notes prepared during this interactive workshop. 

Want to be an excellent strategic writer?  Want to impress and gain recognition?  Want to know how to condense a lot of information into a concise brief document? 

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, we believe this workshop is for you!  Participants get plain language writing tips, standard briefing formats, insight on how to provide pertinent and complete information based on objective analysis and consultation, how to frame specific parts of the briefing: the subject, issue, background, options, recommendations, etc. 


Glenda Rodd with more than 25 years of experience in strategic planning, policy

development, organizational design, service delivery frameworks, project and human

resource management, will provide tips and techniques used to prepare Briefing Notes in complex times. 

Keith Hillier has extensive experience in executive leadership as a former Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer with the Government of Canada.  As a panel member, he will provide insight on how briefing notes are an important strategic tool for communication between departmental staff and elected officials and, provide feedback on Briefing Notes prepared during the workshop. 

Wayne MacKinnon is senior editor with Communications PEI.  He has extensive experience as a provincial government communications officer, and has conducted a number of workshops with senior managers on writing briefing notes.  As a panel member, he will provide insight on how briefing notes are an important strategic tool for communication between departmental staff and elected officials and, provide feedback on Briefing Notes prepared during the workshop. 

PD Session, December 2, 2014, Topic:  Talent Management - Get clearer insight on what it means to put in practice the phrase "People are your greatest asset!"

Talent Management is essential to the bottom line.  Taking a thoughtful and holistic approach to talent management is a key business requirement for many organisations.  Promoting a culture of learning and development is where top talent, your key employees, want to stay, develop, use their skills and be innovative.  During this interactive session, Sylvie will explore the use of talent management and related resources within the context of public sector financial management.  What role does the talented employee play?  Sylvie will provide some insight as to how individuals can take charge of their own careers.  "If you don't water your garden, don't expect it to grow later!"   Don't put your talent management on the back burner. This presentation will also include the CFO model.

Bio:  Sylvie Séguin, CMA, CGA

A/Senior Director, Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada

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Sylvie Séguin is a CGA with over 20 years of experience in the Federal Government.  As the A/Senior Director within the Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Sylvie is responsible for the The Financial Officer and Internal Auditor Recruitment and Development Program (FORD/IARD) and CA Student Training Program, the design and implementation of the Financial Officer (FI) Core Curriculum, and the development and implementation of the new FI Competency Profiles.  

Sylvie has worked in the area of community development for the past thirteen years.  Prior to her work with the OCG, Sylvie was responsible for the Community Development Office in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).

_______________________________________________________________________________ Topics:  AGM & PD Breakfast Session, October 2, 2014

Topic: Chasing the Federal Fiscal Framework: the long term perspective on expenditure reviews & PEI'sCurrent Financial Position and Balanced Budget Plans with guest speakers:

Glynnis French, CMA, CPA, CMC, PMP, A/Assistant Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Corporate Services VAC and, David Arsenault, CA, Deputy Minister Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs, PEI 

 Bio:  Glynnis French, CMA, CPA, CMC, PMP, A/Assistant Deputy Minister, HR & Corporate Services, VAC 

Since 2009, Mrs. French has been a consultant, working in a number of government departments, including fulfilling the role of CFO at CIDA and working to establish the new Shared Services department both at PCO and post-implementation at the department.  She provided expert financial advice to the UN Agency - Strategy for Disaster Response in Geneva.  She is a member of the Departmental Audit Committee of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. 

Before retiring from the Public Service of Canada, she held several Assistant Deputy Minister positions including initiating the enterprise-wide shared service initiatives as the Assistant Secretary, Corporate Administrative Services at the Treasury Board Secretariat, serving as ADM Partnerships at Canada's anti-money laundering agency, FINTRAC, CFO at Environment Canada, and Vice-President Policy and Planning at the Human Resources Agency of Canada, now OCHRO.  She holds the professional designations of Certified Management Consultant (CMC, 1985), Certified Management Accountant (CMA 2006), and Project Management Professional (PMP 2014).

Bio:  David Arsenault, CA
Deputy Minister Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs, PEI

David Arsenault has more than 35 years experience as a Chartered Accountant.   In 2007, his work was recognized by his peers when he was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Prince Edward Island.

 A graduate of the University of Prince Edward Island, Mr. Arsenault has devoted a significant portion of his career to the Island community.  For example, he was instrumental in the creation of the Colonel Gray Foundation - which assists in providing scholarships to students.  He was also a guiding force behind the indoor soccer complex, which was built in Stratford in 2008.  Additionally, Mr. Arsenault was a member of the University's Board of Governors for nine years, between 1988 and 1996.  Prior to that, he was a member of the Board of Directors for the Prince Edward Island Division of the Canadian Red Cross. 

 June 19, 2014

Hon. Doug Currie, Minister Health & Wellness 

And,  Minister responsible for Sport, Recreation and Healthy Living


Topic:  Health Care Today and Into the Future 

 April 8, 2014  

Corey Poirier: "The interviewer/speaker who can teach you and your team everything you need to know to become "Rockstars" at work!

1/2 Day Professional Development Workshop

Topic:  Strategies for Becoming a High Achiever

- Top 10 traits of High Achievers; How High achievers live their Bucket List, how they learn differently, how they use technology differently

- Help assess your Bucket List, and craft your legacy statement - the importance of discovering and living one's passion!

- Reveal the actions that high achievers and organizations take on a regular basis and how they maintain and measure effectiveness

- Strategies for taking some of the power back and becoming more productive in life and work

- Discuss how our personality type impacts our ability to achieve at the highest level

- A break-out on how to take action on what's covered during the session leaving you with an executable action plan!

November 5-6, 2013

Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

2 Day Professional Development Workshop

Based on the proven principles found in Dr. Stephen R. Covey's best-selling business book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® Signature Program is training that helps your organization achieve sustained superior results by focusing on making individuals and leaders more effective. Participants gain hands-on experience, applying timeless principles that yield greater productivity, improved communication, strengthened relationships, increased influence, and laser-like focus on critical priorities. Participants learn how to: take initiative, balance key priorities, improve interpersonal communication, leverage creative collaboration, and apply principles for achieving a balanced life.

This high value professional development training was brought to our members at a fantastic savings over the typical cost of this event!

 June 21, 2013

"Annual FMI Social & FMI 50th Anniversary Celebrations"

Plus:  Want to learn more on how to build your network?  Our guest speaker Jodi LeBlanc will present "Strategies to Build Your Network".

Bio:  Jodi is a strong supporter of all Web 2.0 technologies - helping employees collaborate, innovate, share and "work smarter".  She is passionate about using social media to extend dialogue beyond organizational and regional boundaries.  As Chair of two National networks, she has utilized social media to connect, collaborate, and engage globally.  Jodi has extensive experience delivering sessions on Web 2.0, Employee Engagement and Career Development.   She was part of the Public Service Branding team and has published multiple articles on Collaboration, Social Media and Branding.  Jodi works as a Values and Ethics Advisor at Veterans Affairs Canada in PEI.


June 21st, 2013


Peake's Quay Restaurant, Great George St, Charlottetown, PEI


Speaker: 3 - 4pm


Social: 4 - 5:30pm


Speaker, complimentary appetizers & a beverage Free for members!

Become a member for $30.  Bonus: new

memberships will carry over to next year. 

Bring a friend to join!  All welcome!

May 15, 2013  

"Strategic Partnerships"

With guest speakers Honorable Robert Henderson, Minister of Tourism and Culture, and Penny Walsh McGuire, Executive Director, PEI 2014 Inc.

PEI Tourism accounts for $380 million in economic activity each year and seven percent of GDP, the highest of any Canadian province.  Come hear Minister Henderson speak about the importance of strategic partnerships in PEI's economic development and give some insights on the approach that is being adopted to realize these goals.

Penny Walsh McGuire will give an overview of the PEI 2014 initiative, including how strategic partnerships with all levels of government, the tourism industry, not-for-profit organizations in PEI, and corporate sponsors come together to help stage a year-long, province-wide celebration of the creation of our nation in 2014.

Q&A will follow each presentation.  Bring your questions and our guest speakers will be happy to discuss.


Date Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Location Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts

Registration 8:15 am

  Hot Breakfast 8:30 am
  Presentation 9:00 am
Cost Cost: $30.00 Members (includes buffet breakfast)
$50.00 Non-Members (includes Membership Fee)


 April 16, 2013

"Enterprise Management"

Presented by Doug Lloyd, Executive Director, Financial System Authority, Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada


Rodd Charlottetown

 February 25, 2013

 "Personal Sustainability - A Question of Balance"

Presented by Bruce Manion, a former CFO in two large federal departments and now a Public Servant in Residence at Dalhousie University


Rodd Charlottetown

 October 26, 2012

Season Opener - "Managing in a Time of Constraint"

Presented by Sally Thornton, Executive Director, Expenditure Management Sector of the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada


Rodd Charlottetown

March 15, 2012

"Financial Reporting & Accountability"

Presented by Jean Laporte, Chief Operating Officer of the Transportation Safety Board & Sue Stimpson, Chief Financial Officer of the Canadian International
Development Agency

Rodd Charlottetown


February 9, 2012


Discussion with the

Honourable Wesley J. Sheridan

Minister of Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs

Holman Grand Hotel


December 7, 2011

"Financial Officer Behavioural Competency Profile"

Presented by Sylvie Séguin and Julie Laghi, Senior Policy Analysts from the Office of the Comptroller

Confederation Centre - Studio 1


November 3, 2011

Page"Fiscal and Institutional Sustainability"

Presented by Kevin Page, Parliamentary Budget Officer

Rodd Charlottetown Hotel - Georgian Room

September 29, 2011

"Strategic Reviews; The Good, The Bad, The Ugly"

Presented by Bruce Manion, B. Comm, CMA, FCMA

Rodd Charlottetown

June 6, 2011

"Managing in a Deficit"

A presentation from Deloitte Canada on Proven Approaches to Cost Reduction

Paula Gallagher, Deloitte's Partner responsible for the public sector practice in Atlantic Canada &
Jonathan Hopkins, a Senior Manager in Deloitte's public sector practice in Ottawa who focuses on cost reduction.

Confederation Centre of the Arts


February 2, 2011

Currie"The State of Public Education in P.E.I."

An Address from the Honourable Doug Currie, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Rodd Charlottetown - Georgian Room


December 9, 2010

"Infrastructure Programs & Economic Recovery"

Panel Discussion

  • Kerry Taylor - Director for the Accelerated Infrastructure Program (AIP), Atlantic Region, and the Provincial Director, PEI, for Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)
  • Kim Horrelt - Senior Director Capital Planning - Province of PEI
  • Nigel Burns - Manager, Economics, Statistics and Federal Fiscal Relations, Province of PEI
  • Donna Waddell - Director of Corporate Services - City of Charlottetown
  • Pat MacAulay - Director Infrastructure Programs Canada - Prince Edward Island Infrastruture Secretariat

Delta Prince Edward - Consbrook Room


October 14, 2010

Lebriel"Who Says You Can't... Dodge Stressful Flying Saucers?"

Presented by Carol Lesbirel, motivational trainer, facilitator and author

Recognize zooming saucers looking to land. Flying saucers are all the things that people get you to do that are not yours to do. Flying saucers can emerge from the workplace and from your personal life. They are everywhere there are people and things to do. One known fact…most people run out of time long before they run out of things to do. "The bad news, times flies. The good news, you're the pilot."

Howard Johnson Dutch Inn (North River)


Wednesday, May 19th

Sinclair"Why Ethical Reasoning is a Key Element in Better Leadership"

with Glenn W. Sinclair, PH.D and CEO E-Sinc

We all know that ethical behavior is critical to professionalism in the work place but do we understand how we reason in moments of critical choice? This session allows us to explore this concept as well as gaining more insight into how others might respond to decision making in relation to their own ethical situations.

A voluntary survey will be distributed and evaluated prior to the event. The survey tool is used to enhance the session material and to provide feedback.

Rodd Charlottetown Hotel - Georgian Room
Thursday, February 11th

"Competency Based Professional Development"

with Sylvie Sequin, Senior Policy Analyst - Transformation Capacity Building and Community Development Sector, Office of the Comptroller, Treasury Board of Secretariat Canada

Competencies, we all hear about them, but has anything been done with competencies in the real world? The Office of the Comptroller General (OCG) of Canada has developed a professional development apprenticeship program based entirely on competencies. After receiving approval as a non-traditional office for Chartered Accountant students, the OCG used competencies for all aspects of the program, from recruitment to promotion.

Using lessons learned from the program, the OCG will be introducing more competency based learning opportunities within their ranks, particularly for CGA and CMA students to facilitate their learning process.

Rodd Charlottetown Hotel - Provinces Room

Wednesday, September 30th

"Leadership Development Program for Chiefs of Audit Executives"

with Monique Clairoux, Senior Director of the Internal Audit Capacity Building and Community Development Sector, Office of the Comptroller, Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada

Monique shares the results of the needs analysis, the learning objectives and framework of the Program and gives participants an opportunity to increase their own leadership awareness by participating in a self-reflection exercise.  

Delta Prince Edward


Tuesday, November 4th

(U.S. Election Day)

Waddell"Election Impact and Fallout"

with Christopher Waddell, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University

How will public policy and the economy be affected by the recent Federal election? What impact could result from the Republicans or Democrats taking the White House? This session will interest all those working in the public sector as the elections and financial crisis continue to unfold in the coming month.

Culinary Institute - Lucy Maud Dining Room


Thursday, September 18th


with Tyler Hayden, Author and team-builder

Changing your life and getting the most out of every single moment of every single day is simple. That is the big secret of success - life is simple. A successful life is not the life of a person who makes the most money or has the most possessions. It is the life of the person who is happy, a person who can balance working hard and playing hard and who remembers that at the end of the day the person who wins had the most fun.

You will leave this presentation with simple changes to begin to create a balanced lifestyle in both your personal and professional life. Tyler is a keynoter, team-builder and author. He has developed program solutions for groups in areas of leadership, management, teambuilding, staff motivation, personal development, and soft skill development. He is the author of 14 books, 2 audio CDs, an interactive CD ROM, and a full-length DVD. His training materials have been sold worldwide, and he has delivered hundreds of high-energy keynotes and team-building programs.

The Charlottetown Hotel - Grafton Room

Wednesday, May 7th

"An Overview of Government Procurement"

with Nathalie Sears, Procurement Officer Acquisitions, PWGSC and Bob Smith, Acting manager of procurement services, Provincial Treasury

How will public policy and the economy be affected by the recent Federal election? What impact could result from the Republicans or Democrats taking the White House? This session will interest all those working in the public sector as the elections and financial crisis continue to unfold in the coming month.

Rodd Charlottetown Hotel - Richmond Room

Overview of Government Procurement


Thursday, May 28


Discussion with The Honourable Wes Sheridan

PEI's Provincial Treasurer

Minister Sheridan speaks to a number of current issues
including the provincial budget, the state of the Island
economy and Federal fiscal relations. Opportunity to interact and ask questions at the end of the session.

Rodd Charlottetown Hotel - Grafton Room


Thursday, November 1

"Confronting Fraud"

Fraud and other illegal or unethical behaviours occur in virtually all organizations. Understand the reasons why fraud occurs.



  • Gary Moulton, CA-IFA, Partner, Forensic and Dispute Services, Deloitte & Touche, Toronto
  • Cpl. Dave Murnaghan, R.C.M.P. Commercial Crimes Unit
  • Cpl. Kim Hendricken, R.C.M.P. Commercial Crimes Unit

Delta Prince Edward, Elfin-Pekeha Room

September 24-26, 2007

"Workshop on Cost-Benefit Analysis"

The PEI Chapters of the Canadian Evaluation Society and the Financial Management Institute are pleased to present a three-day workshop on Cost-Benefit Analysis. This workshop series is designed to offer intermediate-advanced level training in Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) to individuals in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, to help them design, conduct or commission quality benefit-cost analyses, and to improve their understanding of CBA findings.

Presenter: Maximilien Tereraho, Ph.D., Adm.A.
Director, Audit and Evaluation Directorate, HRSDC, Ottawa

Day I - This workshop will provide participants with the foundational concepts and relevant economic principles in CBA. It will cover topics such as the Equivalent Variation (EV) and Compensating Variation (CV) questions, risk and uncertainty, shadow prices/discount rates, the differences between CBA and cost-effectiveness analysis, etc.

Day II - is designed to provide participants with skills in the various techniques in CBA. Among others, the workshop will include techniques for the estimation of tangible and intangible cost/benefits, itemization of costs/benefits, public sector investment criteria, advantages and disadvantages, techniques in sensitivity analysis etc

Day III - will provide participants with practical examples, case studies of various private/public sector projects. The workshop aims to help participants put together lessons learned from the first two workshops, including aspects of CBA report writing and the use of CBA reports. The case studies are selected to include a mixture of projects, including complex projects for which decisions have been made on multiple fronts, such as environmental and political considerations, economic viability or financial feasibility, etc.

Delta Prince Edward, Consbrook Room 


For further information, please contact Samuel Ileso @ 902 566 7714 or at samuel.ileso@servicecanada.gc.ca

Thursday, September 13

"Financial Management & Reporting Update" and Annual General Meeting

MurphyThe Hon. Shawn Murphy, Member of Parliament from Charlottetown and Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Accounts, will open this session with his view of the priorities as chair and also upcoming issues related to public sector
management. As financial professionals, this session will provide you with a unique insight into the issues that are occupying parliamentarians as well as the chance to pose questions.

Future Directions of Financial Reporting


Bill Matthews, A/Executive Director Financial Management and Analysis Sector with Treasury Board Secretariat, will provide a status report of what's new and where government financial reporting is headed. Topics covered include: Treasury Board
Accounting Standards (TBAS), Public Sector Accounting Board issues such as government transfers and segmented reporting and Bill S-217 on quarterly financial reporting on an accrual basis.

The Charlottetown Hotel, Georgian Room