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Regina Chapter

Past Events

2016-2017

May 24, 2017 (Wednesday)

 

 

Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Workshop
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Qualifies for 3.5 PD credits

 

Leadership and Employee Engagement - How to Inspire Employees in Challenging Times  - Half-day Workshop

with Kellie Garrett

Kellie Garrett

 

Delta Hotel

Novara Room

1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina SK

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

 

 

Leadership and Employee Engagement - How to Inspire Employees in Challenging Times

Leadership is a challenging sport at the best of times. The current economy and resulting cutbacks mean leaders must find innovative ways to do more with less. For most companies, an innovative mindset isn't the norm - so transforming organizational culture is increasingly a priority. All of these factors impact employees, whose morale is not exactly buoyant these days.

Yet engaging employees is exactly what leaders need to do - especially during challenging times. Why? Engaged employees give more of their discretionary effort, tend to stay longer and say good things about their organizations.

This interactive half-day workshop will provide practical information and tools to enhance your ability to enhance employee engagement in your organization, including:

 •  What drives engagement and what diminishes it

 •  Specific actions to improve morale

 •  Individual and team assessments

 •  Constructively managing individual and team performance

 •  Dealing with leadership stress

You'll also walk away with a handout containing actionable tips and a self-assessment.

Workshop leader Kellie Garrett is a certified executive coach and professional speaker who consults in the areas of leadership and culture. In her former role as Senior VP of business strategy and reputation management at Farm Credit Canada (FCC), she was instrumental in helping the CEO to transform the organization's culture. During that time, FCC went from having moderately low engagement to becoming one of Canada's top 50 employers. More information on Kellie is available at http://kelliegarrett.ca.

A hot breakast is included and this session qualifies for 3.5 PD credits!

Registration and Continental Breakfast -   7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Workshop - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

February 16, 2017

Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Presentation
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Qualifies for 1.5 PD credits

 

Public Sector Performance Measurement: An Evolving Art

Breakfast Session

with Michele Arscott

 

Delta Hotel

Verdi Room
1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina SK

Public Sector Performance Measurement: An Evolving Art

For more than thirty years, there has been a movement towards increasing the accountability of the public sector through the use and communication of performance measures.  Initiatives have occurred throughout numerous sectors with a variety of intensity and an absence of any clear overall oversight, guidance or governance body.  By looking at analysis and literature on these initiatives and by hearing about individual experiences in this area, it is clear that performance measurement by itself does not increase accountability.  It in fact, can lead to some unintended consequences.

This presentation will look at the evolution of performance measurement reporting in the public sector nationally, provincially and locally including the mechanisms that are required to support strong performance monitoring and reporting systems.  The consequences resulting from the absence of central oversight, guidance and governance will also be discussed.  Additionally, information on several future trends in this area will be provided.

Michele Arscott is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a Bachelor of Administration and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Regina.  She has had twenty-four years of experience across a number of sectors and spent seven years at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency as the Chief Financial Officer and then as the Vice President of Corporate Services.  Today, Michele is working in the Office of Planning, Performance and Improvement within the Saskatchewan Ministry of Finance as the Director, Planning and Improvement Practices.   In addition to other projects, Michele is currently leading a government wide project on performance monitoring and reporting which includes implementing standards and government wide practices for internal and external performance measurement reporting.  Michele is a sessional lecturer for the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, and is currently instructing "Performance Measurement in Health Care Organizations".

 

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Wednesday,
NOV 23, 2016

Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Presentation
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Qualifies for 1.5 PD credits

 

Saskatchewan Economic Outlook

Breakfast Session

with Doug Elliott, Publisher of Sask Trends Monitor

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Doug Elliott, the owner of QED Information Systems Inc. and publisher of Sask Trends Monitor, has worked in Saskatchewan for more than forty years with over thirty years in the consulting business.  Doug was born and raised in small town Saskatchewan - Grenfell - and attended the University of Regina from 1969 to 1974 where he obtained a Master's Degree in Mathematics and Statistics.  He specializes in quantitative analysis, survey design, labour market analysis, and economic research with current work divided almost equally among:

  • publishing the newsletter;
  • consulting work; and
  • participating in sample surveys, statistical and economic research projects for governments and the private sector.

He is frequently asked to do freelance commentary for newspapers, radio, and magazines on a variety of social and economic issues. 

 

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2015-2016

Wednesday,
MAY 25, 2016

Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Presentation
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Qualifies for 1.5 PD credits

 

Government of Saskatchwan

Planning And Accountability Management

System Breakfast Session

with Deanna Bergbusch,

Bergbusch

Executive Director, Planning

Accountability and Reporting

Branch, Ministry of Finance 

 

 

EVENT FLYER

 

 

The Government of Saskatchewan (GOS) has a Planning, Budgeting and Reporting Framework.  The framework is called the GOS Planning and Accountability Management System and was developed in consultations during 2013 with Associate Deputy Ministers and Executive Directors from across Government. 

The purpose of the GOS Planning and Accountability Management System is to provide:

  • clear direction,
  • manage what is expected to be done; and,
  • make adjustments when necessary to respond to changes in direction or the environment.

Deanna Bergbusch will provide a visual and overview to illustrate this systematic approach to coordinating and aligning resources with goals, strategies and key actions and incorporating monitoring and feedback measures to ensure continuous improvement to the system.

This session will be of interest to individuals whose responsibilities include, or who are involved in, any of the following:

  • strategic planning
  • risk management
  • accountability reporting
  • program evaluation
  • continuous improvement
  • budget development
  • capital planning.

Wednesday,
March 23, 2016
 

Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Presentation
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Qualifies for 1.5 PD credits

Regina Police Service Logo July 19 2012Corporate Fraud Awareness
Breakfast Session

Regina Police Service
Commercial Crime Unit 

Delta Hotel
Tuscany AB
1919 Saskatchewan Drive

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The Commercial Crime Unit of the Regina Police Service is made up of 11 investigators responsible for investigating offences related to business, accounting and electronic data. They investigate internal business frauds, internal business thefts involving accounting systems, breaches of trust and offences where computers are either the target or instrument of crime.

In this session the Commercial Crime Unit will explore different types of fraud that can occur in your organization and with the focus on credit card fraud.   The Commercial Crime Unit will use examples of corporate fraud cases as a backdrop to their presentation. After which a question and answer period will occur.

 

Tuesday,
February 23, 2016

Jim Marshall _Wynne YoungWORKSHOP : Presenting Financial Information to Senior Government Officials

with Jim Marshall, MA, BA

Executive-in-Residence and Lecturer at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina

and Wynne Young, MEd

Executive-in-Residence, Outreach and Training, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina

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Verdi Ballroom
Delta Hotel
1919 Saskatchewan Drive 

Public servants are often called upon to provide information based on their professional and technical expertise, to senior and elected officials who have limited background in these areas. The Presenting Financial Information to Senior Government Officials workshop provides a practical guide to conducting technical and verbal briefings to senior officials. This workshop will also focus on the challenges and best practices of briefing senior officials on financial matters, such as financial data and financial resource management. By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • understand the roles of senior officials and politicians within government;
  • understand how technical information assists management and decision-making;
  • know the roles of technical advisors in these processes;
  • know the principles and steps in briefings and the methods available for presenting technical information;
  • be able to effectively implement communication tools to reach a variety of audiences; and,
  • be able to give effective verbal and technical briefings.

Jim Marshall is currently an Executive-in-Residence and Lecturer at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina. Prior to this, Mr. Marshall served in the Public Service of Saskatchewan for 25 years, occupying senior policy and executive positions in the Department of Finance and Industry and Resources and at the Crown Investments Corporation. Prior to coming to Saskatchewan, Mr. Marshall lectured in economics at Brandon University and conducted research at the Library of Parliament in Ottawa. Mr. Marshall has lectured in economics and public policy at JSGS, the University of Regina, Faculty of Administration and the University of Regina, Department of Economics. He is a graduate of Brandon University and the University of Calgary.

Wynne Young is currently an Executive-in-Residence at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. She has been with the Government of Saskatchewan for 29 years, 16 as a Deputy Minister. In that time she has held a number of positions, including Deputy Minister of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport, Deputy Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour, Deputy Minister of Saskatchewan Learning, Deputy Minister of Community Resources and Employment and Chair of the Public Service Commission. Through her work in the public sector, Ms. Young has developed a deep-seated passion for the public service. She has on many occasions shared her knowledge with Public Sector Leaders from around the world to help them understand the importance of a strong, independent public service and of continual improvement. Ms. Young's passion for community can be seen through her extensive volunteer work with IPAC, including as national president, and the local and national chapter of the YMCA. She believes in sharing her knowledge as a way to help people achieve the greater good.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 

Lucia StachurskiWORKSHOP : TEACHING FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TO NON-FINANCIAL MANAGERS

with Lucia Stachurski, CPA CMA
Partner, Omni Management Consulting Alliance

Novara Ballroom
Delta Hotel
1919 Saskatchewan Drive

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Financial professionals often struggle sharing essential financial information with program managers in terms everyone understands.  There is a specific language and complex concepts are involved in interpreting financial reports.  This impedes the ability of program managers to use financial information effectively in their daily business decisions.
This workshop is focused on providing tools to financial professionals to assist them with translating essential financial information in terms program managers can understand and to encourage effective use of this information to have positive impacts on business and operational objectives.

Lucia Stachurski is a Certified Management Accountant whose strength in aligning strategic and operational planning with financial resources has helped clients to make informed decisions for improved performance. Lucia has over 30 years' experience working and consulting in the public and private sectors, as well as, not-for-profit organizations.

In particular, Lucia enjoys working with small to medium enterprises to improve their financial performance through budget development, sales enhancement, expense control and cash management. Managers must have relevant financial information to make decisions; therefore, systems must be set up to gather the data and provide timely reports and information.

Lucia provides financial coaching and training to managers and staff. She also enjoys working with owners and entrepreneurs to help them understand their organizations' financial statements and results.

Organizations that have found themselves in financial difficulties benefit from Lucia's experience in moving organizations to stronger financial positions. In some situations, Lucia oversees the management of programs and services until the financial situation improves and is sustainable.

Lucia served for many years as a volunteer with the Financial Management Institute of Canada, including terms as President of both the local and national boards. She has recently been accepted as a volunteer with the CPA's Community Connect Program which focuses on improving financial literacy among school aged children, adults and immigrants.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

Keeping Saskatchen Strong

GOVERNMENT OF SASKATCHEWAN (GOS)
PLANNING AND ACCOUNTABILITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

 

  • Due to the Saskatchwan election the event planned for Nov 25th has been cancelled.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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PATHWAY TO EXCELLENCE - Becoming a Visionary Leader

Jason Cameron, B.Ed, ICF
Owner, Cameron Coaching Systems


Leadership is a skill that continue needs to be worked on and improved.  In this session Jason will provide tools to focus your leadership to match your inner purpose.

Course Outline

  • Why vision is crucial on the pathway to leadership excellence.
  • Taking charge of your vision by shifting to a positive outcome, solution-focused framework.
  • Narrowing your focus. Learning what priorities actually count.
  • Understanding the depth of setting S.M.A.R.T goals.
  • Discovering how to utilize brain chemistry to be more efficient and effective on your leadership path.
  • Identifying and applying this new knowledge to yourself by creating a personal and/or professional vision.
  • Aligning your leadership vision with your inner purpose.
  • The importance of commitment and creating an action plan.

Jason Cameron, B.Ed, ICF
Owner, Cameron Coaching Systems

Jason Cameron is a Personal Development Strategist and owner of Cameron Coaching Systems here in Regina. He has been coaching people one-on-one and providing quality personal development workshops here for over 5 years. He is member of the International Coaching Federation, a toastmaster, a husband and father of 6. When he is not helping people realize their life potential, you will find him working on his greenhouse or just spending quality family time.

His one-one-on coaching is supplemented by workshops such as his two day stress eliminator intensive - "Pathway to Empowerment", his workshop on communication in relationships "Relationship Rescue", his workshop on finding purpose in a world of priorities called "Warrior Within" and his course on mindfulness and mindfulness meditation called "The Art of Being Alive".

Jason is also a Professional Instructor for the Self-Defense Company, and in 2016 his plans are to launch a subsidiary of Cameron Coaching Systems called the Saskatchewan Self-Defense Company.  You can also look to 2016 as the year in which he self-publish his first book, "Diets Don't Work! Weight-Loss and the M2 Factor.

EVENT FLYER

 

 

Delta Hotel, Lombardy Room
1919 Saskatchewan Drive
Regina, SK 

   
   
2014-2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

RPS_logo _GOLD_MEDCORPORATE FRAUD

Presentation by the
Regina Police Service - Commercial Crime Unit

In this session the Commercial Crime Unit will explore with you the different types of fraud that can occur in your organization. They will provide you some tools to protect corporate assets.

The Commercial Crime Unit will use examples of corporate fraud cases as a backdrop to their presentation. After which a question and answer period will occur.

Juice, tea and coffee will be available for attendees. As space is limited, please register quickly to guarantee your place.

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Delta Hotel - Trentino Room
1919 Saskatchewan Drive
Regina, SK

Registration 8:00 - 8:30
Presentation 8:30 - 10:00

CPLD = 1 hour

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 

Lac Mégantic : A Case Study on
Risk Management in Transportation Safety

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JEAN L. LAPORTE, FCGA, FCPA, Chief Operating Officer, Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB)

In July 2013, a train carrying crude oil derails in the center of Lac Mégantic, Quebec. About six million litres of petroleum crude oil was quickly released. A fire began almost immediately, and the ensuing blaze and explosions left 47 people dead. Another 2000 people were forced from their homes, and much of the downtown core was destroyed. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) was called upon to investigate this accident to determine what happened and what should be done to prevent further accidents.

Our guest speaker will answer the key questions on every Canadian's mind. What really happened that night in Lac Mégantic? What are the causes and contributing factors of this accident? What needs to be done to avoid another similar accident? What's happening with the recent train derailments in Saskatchewan? Is the rail transportation system safe? What are the most significant risks in the Canadian transportation system?

Our speaker will also share his experience from a public sector management perspective. How does a small organization such as the TSB effectively respond to a major disaster? How do you deal with the challenges and complexities of such a tragedy, as well as with the public and political expectations, while under the national and international media spotlights? Our guest speaker will describe how the TSB used strategic relationships to get its job done alongside the multiple other government agencies who responded. He will also share best practices and lessons learned that can be applied to the management of any projects, big or small.

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Delta Hotel - Novara Room
1919 Saskatchewan Drive
Regina, SK

Registration and Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30
Presentation 8:30 - 10:00

Jean L. Laporte is currently the Chief Operating Officer at the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. He is the most senior official responsible for running this federal government agency which conducts independent accident investigations into selected accidents and incidents in the marine, rail, air and pipeline modes of transportation. Prior to being appointed as COO, Jean worked a total of 25 years in a variety of positions with progressively more responsibilities, including the Chief Financial Officer position which he occupied for a period of 9 years. Jean has also worked at the Treasury Board Secretariat and at Revenue Canada - Customs and Excise. He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, a Certified Professional Accountant, and a Certified General Accountant. In 2007, Jean was awarded a Fellowship by the CGA Association of Canada for his contribution to the accounting profession. Jean is very active in various professional networks both inside and outside government. He is a member of the Financial Management Institute of Canada and served as its National President. He is also actively involved in the CPA Association of Quebec and the CPA Association of Ontario. He is a frequent speaker in various professional development forums across the country.

 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Profile -ferguson

Meet the Provincial Auditor

Judy Ferguson, Acting Provincial Auditor of

Saskatchewan

Documented Policies - Their Continued Importance in Today's World

The 2013 Report: Volume 2 of the Provincial Auditor highlighted important issues in healthcare, water protection, and the reliability of the General Revenue Fund Financial Statements. The upcoming 2014 Report: Volume 2 will likely include more of the same. Judy plans to talk about the continued need for having clear policies and challenges that arise when such policies are unclear or missing.

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Delta Hotel
1919 Saskatchewan Drive
Regina, SK

Breakfast 7:30 - 9:30

Ms. Judy Ferguson has more than 30 years of service with the Provincial Auditor's Office. Appointed as Assistant Provincial Auditor in 2012, Ms. Ferguson leads the Financial Services Division. Throughout her career, she has spent time in various audit positions within the Office and has taught courses at the University of Regina.

Ms. Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan, is a Chartered Accountant, and was awarded the Fellowship of Chartered Accountancy of Saskatchewan in 2004. She has considerable expertise related to auditing and financial reporting, and serves as a representative with several professional organizations and advisory groups including the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors (CCOLA). She served on the Canadian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board from 2007 to 2013.

2013-2014
Thursday,
February 20, 2014

Profile -fergusonJudy Ferguson, Saskatchewan Provincial Auditor 

Presentation on the Provincial Auditor's Report issued December 2013

 

Radisson Plaza Hotel Saskatchewan
Blue Lounge (2nd Floor)
2125 Victoria Avenut
Regina, SK

Listen to Ms. Ferguson's presentation on the most recent report of the Povincial Auditor that highlighted important issues in healthcare, water protection and the reliability of the General Revenue Fund Financial Statements.

Ms. Judy Ferguson has more than 30 years of service with the Provincial Auditor's Office. Appointed as Assistant Provincial Auditor in 2012, Ms. Ferguson leads the Financial Services Division. Throughout her career, she has spent time in various audit positions within the Office and has taught courses at the University of Regina.

Ms. Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan, is a Chartered Accountant, and was awarded the Fellowship of Chartered Accountancy of Saskatchewan in 2004. She has considerable expertise related to auditing and financial reporting, and serves as a representative with several professional organizations and advisory groups including the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors (CCOLA). She served on the Canadian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board from 2007 to 2013.


2012-2013
Friday,
May 10, 2013 

Public Financial Management:
Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?

 

Delta Hotel & Convention Centre
Umbria Room
1919 Saskatchewan Drive
Regina, Saskatchewan

Registration, Coffee & Networking: 8:15am - 8:45am
Speaker: 8:45am - 9:30am
Q & A: 9:30am - 10:00am

Why does Public Financial Management matter?  What happens when it fails or under performs?  What does outstanding Public Financial Management look like?  How can we make excellent Public Financial Management the standard?  

Sir Tony Redmond 250 PixSir Tony Redmond will share an international perspective on the topic of public sector financial management with attendees.  Sir Redmond has had a long and substantial career in public service, in particular local government. He was Chairman and Chief Executive of the Commission for Local Administration in England and Local Government Ombudsman for a period of nine years.  

Prior to that his principal roles included the posts of Chief Executive of the London Borough of Harrow, Treasurer to the West London Waste Authority, Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive of Knowsley MBC and Treasurer to the Merseyside Police Authority. In his earlier years he was Deputy Finance Director of Wigan MBC and Chief Accountant of Liverpool City Council, after occupying roles in Audit, Accountancy, Revenues and Corporate Planning with that authority. In 2011, he was awarded a knighthood for services to local government.
 
Tony is currently Local Government Boundary Commissioner for England and also Treasurer of UNICEF UK.
 
He is a member CIPFA's Institute Council, and currently its President; a Fellow of the Institute of Revenues and Rating Valuation; and a Fellow of the RSA.

Thursday,
February 28, 2013

The Politics of Budget Consultation

Blue Lounge, Hotel Saskatchewan
2125 Victoria Street
Regina, Saskatchewan

Registration, Coffee & Networking: 8:15am - 8:45am
Speaker: 8:45am - 9:30am
Q & A: 9:30am - 10:00am

The Budget is the 'event horizon' for setting government priorities and expected outcomes.  It is the primary means by which governments are held to account in public by elected assemblies, citizens, special interests, and the media.  It is also a strategic opportunity to propagandize the policy agenda and to shape public opinion.

The speaker is a former Commonwealth diplomat and Treasury Board advisor who will offer an insider's view of the Budget process.  On the eve of Budgets in many jurisdictions, the presentation will explore the politics and practices of public consultation governments use to fashion policy and Budgets.

About the Speaker:

WilkensJohn Wilkins, York University
As Executive in Residence: Public Management, at the Schulich School of Business, John Wilkins researches, teaches, and advises on public sector reform, policy management, institutional governance, citizen-centred service, and political-administrative leadership.  He led Commonwealth public sector development for 54 member countries for six years.  He served 32 years in the Canadian public service as Assistant Deputy Minister in Manitoba and governance advisor in Ottawa.  John was awarded the 2009 IPAC Lieutenant-Governor's Medal for Excellence in Public Administration.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Parliamentary Budget Officer's Perspective on Critical Issues

LIVE WEBCAST from PD WEEK 2012 in Ottawa

Tourism Saskatchewan Boardroom
189-1621 Albert Street
Regina, Saskatchewan

Registration, Coffee & Networking:  9:15 am - 9:40 am
Introduction:  9:40 am - 9:45 am
Live Webcast:  9:45 am- 11:00 am

The fmi*igf Regina Chapter is pleased to present a live webcast from Professional Development Week in Ottawa.  The federal government is transitioning from stimulus spending to coming to grips with deficit. The fallout from and impacts of Budget 2012 will not be clear for some time from either fiscal or program perspectives and yet Budget 2013 is looming on the horizon.

Living with Budget 2012 and moving toward Budget 2013, there is much that we can learn from the PBO as he nears the end of his five year term.   Mr. Page is an excellent speaker who will inform and entertain.

About the Speaker:

Kevin Page, Parliamentary Budget Officer
On March 25, 2008, Kevin Page was appointed and became Canada's first Parliamentary Budget Officer.  Mr. Page brought 27 years of experience as a federal public servant  to the position, combined with a MA in Economics from Queen's.  

The mandate of the PBO  is to provide independent analysis to Parliament on the state of the nation's finances, the government's estimates and trends in the Canadian economy; and upon request from a committee or parliamentarian, to estimate the financial cost of any proposal for matters over which Parliament has jurisdiction.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

50th Anniversary Kick-Off Event

2012 Financial Management Community Development and Career Building Series

Blue Lounge, Hotel Saskatchewan 
2125 Victoria Avenue, Regina SK


Registration & Buffet Breakfast: 8:00 am - 8:30 am 
Presentations: 8:30 am - 12:00 Noon

The fmi*igf Regina Chapter is pleased to present a full morning session presented by the Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board Secretariat. The morning will provide attendees with an overview of current developments in financial management from the Assistant Comptroller General of Canada. Information on financial officer competencies and professional development, and a working session on resume preparation and interview skills will also be provided. The session will be of interest to financial managers from all levels of government.  

About the Speakers:

Tom Scrimger, Assistant Comptroller General, 
Financial Management Sector, 
Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board Secretariat

Tom Scrimger's career in the federal public service spans over 30 years. Prior to his current assignment, Tom was with the Department of Canadian Heritage, where he was the Assistant Deputy Minister of Strategic Policy, Planning and Corporate Affairs before assuming the duties of Assistant Deputy Minister for Citizenship and Heritage.

Tom's extensive experience in government has seen him involved in a number of disciplines including policy and legislative development, the implementation and delivery of national programs, information technology management, program evaluation, internal audit and financial management. He was Director General of Sport Canada for five years and has worked in several departments including Human Resources Development Canada, the Secretary of State and Correctional Services Canada. 

As Assistant Comptroller General, Tom is responsible for the Government of Canada's financial management, costing and accounting policies

Juliet Woodfield, CA
Senior Director, Capacity Building and Community Development
Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board Secretariat

Juliet Woodfield, CA has recently joined the OCG from the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) of Canada.  She brings many years of experience as a financial manager and auditor.  Most recently, her roles and responsibilities at the OAG included the oversight of the financial audits of several federal government departments, agencies, and crown corporations.  In addition, she has been a member of the Professional Practices Group at the OAG, having team lead responsibility for the transition of the OAG to the new Canadian Auditing Standards (CAS).  She has participated in the community development of the over 500 financial and provincial legislative auditors across Canada by developing and providing training on the conversion to CAS and on the transition to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).    

Juliet has held various financial controllership roles including the Deputy Financial Officer of the NATO Security Investment Program in Brussels, Belgium; Director of Finance for a mid-size hospital in Cold Lake, Alberta; and Controller for an oil and gas company in Calgary.  

Juliet grew up in Calgary, Alberta and obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and her Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.  She very much enjoys living in the NCR with her family.  

Thursday, September 27, 2012

2012 Annual General Meeting

Financial Management Institute of Canada

Regina Chapter

Fireside Bistro,
2305 Smith Street
Regina, Saskatchewan

Lunch will be provided - 11:45am
  
RSVP TO:   by September 21, 2012.

2011-2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Saskatchewan 2012 Provincial Budget

SPEAKER: THE HONOURABLE KEN KRAWETZ, DEPUTY PREMIER
AND MINISTER OF FINANCE
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Regency Ballroom - Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson
2125 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK
JOINT EVENT, LUNCHEON PRESENTATION - CMA Canada (Saskatchewan)/FMI Regina Chapter/FEI Regina Chapter

Click here to learn more

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Brave New World of Shared Systems and Shared Services

SPEAKER: BRUCE MANION, FCMA
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Umbria Room, Delta Regina
1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina, SK

Click here to learn more

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Morning of Money: Fraud, Payments and Currency

PRESENTATIONS:
"Fraud" - Regina Police Service, Commercial Crime Unit 
"Taking 10% Off the Bottom line:  Payment Best Practices and Solutions for the Public Sector" - SYLVIE PARENT, Regional Vice President, Relations, Corporate Payment Systems, US Bank
"Canada's New Polymer Notes" - TED MIESZKALSKI, Senior Regional Representative (Currency), Bank of Canada
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Campania Room, Delta Regina
1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina SK

Click here to learn more

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Learn to Bounce - Thriving During Changing Times

SPEAKER: ANITA CAPUTO, CMA
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Emerald A Room, West Harvest Inn, 
4025 Albert Street, Regina, SK

Click here to learn more

Friday, September 23, 2011

Annual General Meeting

Friday, September 23, 2011

Lunch - 12:00 noon
AGM - 12:45 p.m.       
Beer Bros - 1821 Scarth Street, Regina 
Proposed By-law Amendment #1    
Under MEMBERSHIP
Section 11:
Associate memberships shall be limited to persons or specific organizations, as approved annually by the Board of Directors and shall be of limited time duration intended to encourage the development of regular membership.  Associate members shall not have voting privileges.  Full time students at post-secondary institutions will be eligible for associate membership at the National fee rate only.
Proposed By-law Amendment #2
Under MEMBERSHIP
Section 14:
Any regular or associate member who activates their membership in May or June will have their membership carried over to the following year.
2010-2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Celebration of Canadian Multiculturalism Day

SPEAKERS: ANGELINE CHIA, MHRD, Regina Open Door Society
& ERCOPH BONGOMIM, CMA, City of Regina
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Trentino Room. Delta Regina 
1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina SK

Click here for speakers' information

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Global Transportation Hub

SPEAKER: WAYNE ELHARD, MLA, Chairman of the Board, Global Transportation Hub Authority
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Lombardy Room, Delta Regina
1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina SK

Click here for speakers' information and presentation
Wednesday, November 18, 2010

Financial Management - Recent Developments and Current Trends 

SPEAKER: BILL MATTHEWS, Assistant Comptroller General, Financial Management Sector, Office of the Comptroller General of Canada
Wednesday, November 18, 2010
Emerald A Room, West Harvest Inn
4025 Albert Street, Regina SK

Click here for speakers' information

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Regina Chapter Professional Development Day
Lean Six Sigma

SPEAKERS: DALE SCHATTENKIRK & BONITA MATUSHEWSKI, B.A.
LTS Consulting
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuscany Room, Delta Regina
1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina SK

Click here for speakers' information

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Regina Chapter Annual General Meeting

Regina Chapter Membership Appreciation Event

(Immediately following the Annual General Meeting)

Tuscany Room, Delta Regina

2009-2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Public Sector Audit Committees: More than a Challenge Role

SPEAKER: DR. DAVID STUEWE, Professor, Public Administration, Dalhousie University
Regina Inn
1975 Broad Street, Regina, SK

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

COMPETENCY BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

SPEAKER: NORMA HUBLEY, CA, Office of the Comptroller General of Canada
Ramada Hotel and Convention Centre
1818 Victoria Avenue, Regina SK


2008-2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009 

"Saskatchewan 2009 Provincial Budget"

SPEAKER: The Honourable ROD GANTEFOER, Minister of Finance 

Hotel Saskatchewan 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 

"The Power Of One - Are You Making A Difference?"

SPEAKER: DAVID COLMAN , a Principal in TriOpus Group 
Ramada Hotel 

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Conflict Resolution - Tools you can use

SPEAKER: SCOTT SIEMENS, Mediator & Conflict Resolution Advisor, Canada Revenue Agency
Ramada Hotel

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Identity Theft Info

SPEAKER: CPL. KELLY HALL - RCMP 
Ramada Hotel

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

REGINA CHAPTER - KICK OFF

Kenosee Room, Regina Inn

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 2007-2008
Friday, May 30, 2008

LEAN EXPERTISE

Speaker: CHUCK DOYLE, from Lean Advisors inc., delivered a thought provoking presentation on lean expertise.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

THE SIX THINKING HATS™

BRENT PEDERSON, Senior Consultant with Hay Group, delivered a simple, practical, flexible, and powerful framework to help people and organizations think more effectively, efficiently, and creatively. 

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Friday, February 22, 2008

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT POLICY FRAMEWORK

BERNIE GEIGER, Office of the Comptroller General of Canada, spoke on the subject of TB and OCG Policy Renewal and new directions of the CG.  He examined the old policy suite, the Federal Accountability Act and Action Plan, the policy renewal exercise and progress to date. 

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROVINCIAL AUDITOR'S REPORT 2007

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

LEADERSHIP, GOVERNANCE, AND ACCOUNTABILITY

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