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Regina Chapter

Past Events

 

2018-2019

October 26, 2018 (Friday)

 

 

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

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

Qualifies for 1.5 PD credits

 

Ethics and Diversity

Breakfast Presentation 

Sponsored by the FMI Regina Chapter and

fmi*igf Canada 

 

Michael McCormack

Martha Okot Thomas, CPA, CA  

 

Delta Hotel

Umbria Room

1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina SK

Friday October 26, 2018

Synopsis:  

Every day 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.

 

About the Presenter - Martha Okot Thomas, CPA, CA :     

Martha works in the Internal Audit Department of the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), 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 BCI. 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 is a Board Member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and also 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 is not out golfing, she can be found cavorting with her daughters or hiking some of Vancouver Island's beautiful trails.

 

A hot breakast is included and this session qualifies for 1.5 PD credits!

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

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

 

Registration Fee:

fmi*igf Members $45
Non-members $80

 

 

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June 19, 2018 (Tuesday)

 

 

Registration and Hot Breakfast
7:35 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Presentation
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Qualifies for 1.0 PD credits

 

How Much Cyber Security is Enough?

Breakfast Presentation 

Sponsored by the FMI Regina Chapter and the 

Institute of Internal Auditors - Saskatchewan Chapter

  

Michael McCormack

Saskatchewan Chapter  

 

Ramada Hotel

Oak Room

1818 Victoria, Regina SK

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Synopsis:  

When it comes to investing in cyber security, there are several questions that are frequently asked by the C-suite: 

  • Am I spending enough on cyber security?
  • Am I spending on the right enhancements for cyber security?
  • How much cyber security is enough?
  • How do I measure the effectiveness of my cyber security program?

A challenge with cyber security is that the cyber threat is always evolving, resulting in the requirement for enhancements or new capabilities in order to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of computer systems and the data that they hold.

This presentation will cover what organizations should be doing when it comes to cyber security, and what organizations should be planning on doing. We will also discuss the concepts of "how much cyber security is enough" and "how to measure the effectiveness of the cyber security program."

About the Presenter - Kent Schramm:   

Kent is a Director within Deloitte's Cyber Risk Services. Kent has 30 years' experience in the public sector. Since joining Deloitte, Kent has worked with clients at the federal, provincial and municipal governments, in the financial services sector (major banks and financial institutions in Canada and Israel), pension funds, insurance, higher education, healthcare, nuclear energy and gaming.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Kent was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Government of Ontario, responsible for the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the Government's information systems and information contain therein, supporting over 65,000 Government employees and 13 million citizens. His scope of responsibilities included the 24/7 cyber security operations centre, education and awareness, identity and access management, vulnerability management, intelligence and situational awareness, policy, forensics, cyber risk assessments across the Government, security engineering and compliance.

Before becoming the provincial government's CISO, Kent was at Public Safety Canada's National Cyber Security Directorate. He led the creation of cyber situational awareness for the Government of Canada and the formulation of the National Cyber Incident Management Framework. He also led the creation of cyber exercises (crisis management) for federal security and intelligence departments and agencies.

Prior to joining Public Safety Canada, Kent served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, attaining the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He served in a variety of operational, staff and command roles in Canada and the United States. He focused on cyber security operations for both domestic and deployed military operations (Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Africa), cyber intelligence with key allies and strategic cyber policy.

Prior to joining the Air Force, Kent served as a Forensic Specialist for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  Kent is originally from Regina, Saskatchewan.

A hot breakast is included and this session qualifies for 1.0 PD credits!

Registration Period and Breakfast -   7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Presentation - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration Fee:

 

May 17, 2018 (Thursday)

 

 

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

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

Qualifies for 1.5 PD credits

 

Auditing in the Digital Age

Breakfast Panel Discussion & Question Period 

Sponsored by the FMI Regina Chapter and the 

Institute of Internal Auditors - Saskatchewan Chapter

  

Michael McCormack

Saskatchewan Chapter  

 

Delta Hotel

Umbria Room

1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina SK

Thursday, May 8, 2018

Auditing in the Digital Age

 

Synopsis:  

This breakfast session includes a structured discussion with panelists along with an open question period. The panelists include:

Judy Ferguson:  Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan

Richard Arthurs:   Nationa Lead for MNP's Data and Information Dynamics Practice  

Bruce Willis:   National Lead for KPMG's Internal Audit, Risk, and Compliance Services Practice

   

A hot breakast is included and this session qualifies for 1.5 PD credits!

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

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

Registration Fee:

 
fmi*igf Members $45
Non-members $80

 

March 8, 2018 (Thursday)

 

 

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

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

Qualifies for 1.5 PD credits

 

The Pitfalls of Forensic Investigations

Breakfast Session

with Michael McCormack of MNP and

Scott Wolfe of the Commercial Crime Unit

of the Regina Police Service

  

Michael McCormack

Michael McCormack of MNP 

 

Delta Hotel

Trentino Room

1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina SK

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Pitfalls of Forensic Investigations

with

Michael McCormack and Scott Wolfe

Synopsis: Employee misconduct, whether theft, fraud, harassment in the workplace, can result in investigations which are costly, time consuming and complex.  The pitfalls of an improperly performed investigation can result in claims of harassment, unlawful dismissal suits, civil actions and in some cases criminal complaints.  MNP Investigative and Forensic services will provide tips to conducting investigation and avoiding the pitfalls in internal investigations.  The Regina Police Service Commercial Crime Unit will provide additional information on filing complaints and the actions taken by the Police in criminal investigations.

 

Michael McCormack - BA, CFI: Mike is a senior manager in the Investigative and Forensic Service line of MNP LLP. He is responsible for investigations across Canada. He works with First Nations, corporations, public organizations on employee misconduct, risk assessments, due diligence and harassment cases. Mike is designated as a Certified Forensic Investigator. Before joining MNP, Mike served for 24 years at the Ottawa Police Service. He has been assigned to the RCMP Anti Money Laundering unit, the European Union Anti Organized Crime unit in Bosnia and spent his career investigating financial crimes. He has experience investigating complex international financial crimes including a variety of fraud schemes, money laundering and proceeds of crime offences.

Regina Police Service Commercial Crime Unit:  The Commercial Crime Unit of the Regina Police Service is made up of 9 investigators who are responsible for investigating offences related to business, accounting and electronic data. This includes internal fraud/theft in the workplace, breaches of trust, identity fraud and offences where computers are either the target or instrument of crime. 

 

A hot breakast is included and this session qualifies for 1.5 PD credits!

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

 

November 30, 2017 (Thursday)

 

 

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

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

Qualifies for 1.5 PD credits

 

Will Saskatchewan Recover? 

Insights on Saskatchewan's Future

Breakfast Session

with Paul Martin

Paul Martin - Martin Charlton Communications

 

Delta Hotel

Lombardy Room

1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina SK

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Will Saskatchewan Survive?  Insights on Saskatchewan's Future

with

Paul Martin
Saskatchewan Business Commentator

The province is recovering from the downturn that followed an unprecedented decade of economic and population growth. But what does the future hold?

Business commentator Paul Martin will offer his insights into where we've been and some thoughts on the big forces that will shape the decisions we make about our next decade.

 

A hot breakast is included and this session qualifies for 1.5 PD credits!

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

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

 

 

October 25, 2017 (Wednesday)

 

 

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

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

Qualifies for 1.5 PD credits

Ransonware and Security in the Internet of Things  - Breakfast Session

with Rick Wanner

Rick Wanner

 

Delta Hotel

Campania Room

1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina SK

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

 

 

Ransonware and Security in the Internet of Things

Ransomware, malware that encrypts files on a computer and requests a ransom to decrypt the files, is estimated to be a $1 Billion crimeware business in 2016. This presentation will give some insight into the ransomware industry, will provide guidance into how to protect your computer from ransomware and whether you should pay the ransom if you do get hit.

Security in the Internet of Things - Most people have heard of the Internet of Things, but ask them how it affects them and they will almost always be flummoxed. The fact is that nearly every one of us is affected by the Internet of Things every day. The Internet of Things is all around us, in industrial applications like smart meters, to enterprise solutions such as cameras and access control, to home appliances and even medical equipment. But are these devices safe? This presentation provideds an overview of the Internet of Things, risks of these devices, and what you can do to help ensure that IoT devices in your home are safe.

This session will provide you with practical and up-to-date information and understanding of internet security issues.

Rick Wanner, MSISE has diverse experience in Information Technology, ranging from operating system programmer and architect for telephone switches, cellular switching, to virtually every aspect of information security. For the last dozen years Rick has been employed as a security manager in Corporate Security at SaskTel. In that position Rick is responsible for aspects of policy compliance including policy development, security consulting, risk assessment, compliance assessment and penetration testing. Rick is also a volunteer incident handler with the Internet Storm Center and is active in industry groups tracking DDOS and ransomware.

A hot breakast is included and this session qualifies for 1.5 PD credits!

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

Workshop - 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

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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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 SaskatchwanPlanning And Accountability ManagementSystem Breakfast Sessionwith Deanna Bergbusch,BergbuschExecutive Director, PlanningAccountability and ReportingBranch, 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 creditsRegina Police Service Logo July 19 2012Corporate Fraud Awareness
Breakfast SessionRegina Police Service
Commercial Crime Unit Delta Hotel
Tuscany AB
1919 Saskatchewan Driveevent flyer  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 Young

WORKSHOP : Presenting Financial Information to Senior Government Officialswith Jim Marshall, MA, BAExecutive-in-Residence and Lecturer at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Reginaand Wynne Young, MEdExecutive-in-Residence, Outreach and Training, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina event flyer  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 MANAGERSwith Lucia Stachurski, CPA CMA
Partner, Omni Management Consulting AllianceNovara Ballroom
Delta Hotel
1919 Saskatchewan Driveevent flyer  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 CANCELEDKeeping Saskatchen StrongGOVERNMENT 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, 2015J Cameron

PATHWAY TO EXCELLENCE - Becoming a Visionary LeaderJason 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 SystemsJason 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 FRAUDPresentation by the
Regina Police Service - Commercial Crime UnitIn 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.event flyer  Delta Hotel - Trentino Room
1919 Saskatchewan Drive
Regina, SKRegistration 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 SafetyJLaporteJEAN 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.event flyer  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 -fergusonMeet the Provincial AuditorJudy Ferguson, Acting Provincial Auditor ofSaskatchewanDocumented Policies - Their Continued Importance in Today's WorldThe 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. event flyer  Delta Hotel
1919 Saskatchewan Drive
Regina, SKBreakfast 7:30 - 9:30Ms.

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, SKListen 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, SaskatchewanRegistration, Coffee & Networking: 8:15am - 8:45am
Speaker: 8:45am - 9:30am
Q & A: 9:30am - 10:00amWhy 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 ConsultationBlue 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 IssuesLIVE WEBCAST from PD WEEK 2012 in OttawaTourism 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 Event2012 Financial Management Community Development and Career Building SeriesBlue 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, 20122012 Annual General MeetingFinancial Management Institute of CanadaRegina 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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