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Halifax Chapter

Events

05-09-2017 11-44-28-2AM

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

 

Brightwood Golf and Country Club
227 School Street
Dartmouth, NS

 

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

LEAN IN THE WORK PLACE

with

Schattenkirk Dale 9608 SmDale Schattenkirk

KPMG

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

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

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

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

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

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

Looking forward to seeing you on January 24!

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

 

Brightwood Golf and Country Club
227 School Street
Dartmouth, NS

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

ETHICS AND DIVERSITY

with

MarthaThomas.jpgMartha Okot Thomas, CPA, CA

bcIMC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Looking forward to seeing you on February 22!

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