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Manitoba Chapter

Past Events

 

2017-2018

November 07, 2017

 

20171107 CPA Presentation

                                             

Speaker Luncheon

CPA Canada - Setting the Foundation for Broader Public Financial Management Support

Guy Chevalier is a senior Principal with CPA Canada where he is responsible for public sector research, guidance and support.

In this capacity, Guy provides strategic and operational leadership in conducting research to support the development and implementation of guidance and thought leadership that contributes to stronger public financial management.

A copy of the presentation can be found here.

September 26, 2017

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Annual General Meeting Luncheon

Minutes, By-laws, & Financial Statements

 

2016-2017 

February 23, 2017

 

Feb 23 2017 Risk Mngt

Speaker Luncheon

Risk Management - A Comprehensive Approach to Recognizing and Minimizing Risk in Business

Chris Scott works as the Manager of Security and Loss Prevention with the IKEA Canada Group, where he has been for twenty years.

Chris spoke about risk in business and provided a tool to identify, analyze, and utimately accept or deny possible risks that any business may face. He reminded us that there are multiple high risk items that are not immediately obvious - like internal communication for example.

A copy of the presentation and risk analysis tool can be found here.

 November 8, 2016

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Speaker Luncheon

Winnipeg Harvest - Creating a Community That No Longer Needs Food Banks

David Northcott has been the Executive Director of Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank since 1984, is actively involved in the community, and is a founder of the Canadian Association of Food Banks and the Manitoba Association of Food Banks.

David gave heartfelt speech detailing Winnipeg Harvest past successes, and efforts in our communities.

September 29, 2016

Annual General Meeting Luncheon

Minutes, By-laws, & Financial Statements

2015-2016 
June 2, 2016

PD Luncheon Event

New Manitoba is Out There - A Review of Province's Economic, Demographic, Labour Market and Social Indicators

Wilf Falk, Chief Statistician of Mantioba gave a presentation highlighting how our province has evolved in a number of areas including economic performance, labour markets, population growth and social indicators.  The presentation concluded with a window into the future. 

April 6, 2016

PD Luncheon Event

Big Data Analytics

Rodger Guinn's prentation on Big Data Analytics focused on how governments hold incredible amounts of data within thier various systems and how advanced statistics and new computing capabilities offers the opportunity to capture new insights and value from these latent resouces.

March 10, 2016 

PD Luncheon Event

Balancing the Discussion on Recovery and Wellness - Expanding Our Knowledge of Mental Health Continuum

Katie Thom, Psychology Graduate Student at the University of Manitoba provided a brief overview of the face of mental illness in Canada, the continuum model of mental health, evidence-based strategies for recovery and wellness promotion, and accessible resources for inviduduals, families and work groups.   

January 28, 2016

 

PD Luncheon Event

Change in the North End - The Merchants Corner

Jim Silver, Professor of Urban and Inner Studies, University of Winnipeg, shared the story of the redevelopment of the old Merchants Hotel on Selkirk Avenue into Merchants Corner.

To learn more about this project visit: http://www.themerch.ca/?page_id=5

November 17, 2015

PD Luncheon Event

Artistry in Coaching

Sharon O'Leary, Integral Professional Coach™, PM, Organizational Change Management Specialist

Sharon O'Leary shared her experience and knowledge of how change impacts people and all areas of business. She incorporated the learnings of the Integral Coaching® Canada method which combines heart, intuition, rigor, and deep personal development. She shared how this coaching method creates and embodies sustainable change and a spirited calling to creating something new, in clients, in our communities, in ourselves.

2014-2015 
 June 11, 2015 

PD Luncheon Event

Public Sector World of Opportunities

Roberta Marsh, Manager of Human Resources Services, Research & Systems Corporate Support Services, City of Winnipeg
AND Aurel Tess, Assistance Deputy Minister of Administration, Finance and Justice Innovation, Manitoba Justice

This presentation focused on the non-traditional financial positions within the Public Sector, for example many designated accountants work in non-traditional roles such as Information Technology, Human Resources, Project Management and more.

February 26, 2015

PD Luncheon Event

A Healthy Workplace

Joel Hershfield, Manager of Finance & Technology, Healthy Workplace Advisor, MDA

 A Healthy Workplace:
  • What is it?
  • Is it a Myth?
  • Can it occur?
  • Can it occur in government?
  • Why is it important

Presentation Slides

 December 3, 2014

PD Luncheon Event

Habitat for Humanity Manitoba

Mr. Sandy Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity Manitoba

Topics Presented: An overview of the organization including the four distinct operating businesses that the organization functions in and a discussion on Habitat's impact in the community, which goes far beyond the help they provide to individual families.

Thank-you letter

October 17, 2014

PD Breakfast Event

Connecting the Dots Between Leadership and Good Governance

John Wilkins, Associate Director of the Public Management Program with the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto.

Topics presented: How leadership roles, values, competencies, and development in the public service can contribute towards good governance.

Download the Presentation.

2013-2014 
June 19, 2014 

PD Luncheon Event

A Demographic Overivew of Winnipeg

Georges Chartier, City of Winnipeg's Manager of Infrastructure Planning and City Economist

Topics presented: Our city has changed, but what does the future hold? 

  • how has the population changed?
  • who is coming to Winnipeg?
  • where are they from?
  • what impact does this have?
  • where do they live?
  • what can we expect in the future?
May 21, 2014

PD Luncheon Event

Forensic Services

Kyla Kramps AND Dave Johnson, PwC

Topics presented include:

  • What is Fraud?
  • Who we are and what we can do
  • Hot Topic: Cybercrime
March 17, 2014

PD Luncheon Event

Millenials at Work

Robert Reimer, Kyla Kramps AND Travis Abas, PwC

If managers are to find ways to motivate teams or improve productivity, understanding the workforce matters.

Results of PwC's Millenials at Work Study, a global survey engaging over 4,000 participants from 75 countries, were shared.

Robert Reimer (Baby Boomer), Kyla Kramps (Generation X) and Travis Abas (Generation Y, Millenial) presented the characteristics of these different generations - What is the focus when it comes to work? What is the preferred communication style?  What comes first?

A deeper dive was taken into the look of Millenials - those born between 1982 and 2000. What do they expect? and What motivates them?

December 3, 2013

PD Breakfast Event

Merger of the Accounting Bodies

Ron Stoesz AND Gary Hannaford

October 30, 2013

PD Luncheon Event

Evolution of Citizen Centred Service Delivery

Guy Gordon, Executive Director of Institute for Citizen‐Centred Service (ICCS)

The expectations of Canadians for public services is rising dramatically. Governments, many of whom are under tremendous fiscal pressure, are looking at a wider range of dramatic options to transform their internal and public facing services. Guy will discuss these trends drawing from work the ICCS is doing with Canadian and International partners.

Download the Presentation

September 25, 2013

Luncheon & Annual General Meeting

 

2012-2013
May 9, 2013

PD Luncheon Event

Public Financial Management (PFM) - Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?

Sir Tony Redmond, President, CIPFA

February 7, 2013 

PD Luncheon Event

Psychology of a Fraudster

Jennifer Hibbert, CMA, CFE
January 24, 2013

PD Morning Event

Budget 2012 - Its Impacts on the Financial Community

Webcast Presentation by Kevin Page, Parliamentary Budget Officer of Canada
December 12, 2012

Evening Mixer

Free Holiday Mixer event open to members only. Complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres were served.

October 25, 2012

PD Morning Event

Developments in Financial Management 

Juliet Woodfield, Senior Director, Capacity Building and Community Development, Treasury Board Secretariat

Topics included: Current Developments in Financial Management, Financial Officer Competencies, Career Roadmap and Professional Development, Resume Preparation and Interview Skills

Download the Presentation

September 12, 2012

Luncheon & Annual General Meeting

2011-2012 
May 3, 2012

PD Luncheon Event

Emerging Threats in Technology and Their Impacts

Patrick Hoger, Province of Manitoba

February 28, 2012

PD Morning Event

Allocating Resources to Results: Facts or Myths

Bruce Manion B. Comm, CMA, FCMA, Faculty Member, Canada School of Public Service

January 17, 2012

PD Luncheon Event

Economic and Fiscal Challenges in Canada

Kevin Page, Parliamentary Budget Officer, Library of Parliament

December 7, 2011

Evening Mixer

Free Holiday Mixer event open to members only. Complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres were served.

October 18, 2011

PD Afternoon Event

Learn to Bounce - Surviving & Thriving during Changing Times

Anita Caputo, CMA

This event was sponsored by the Manitoba Federal Council and ACFO.

September 26, 2011

Luncheon & Annual General Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Presidents Report
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Changes to By-Laws
  5. Nominations and Confirmation of board members - elect directors
  6. Introduce Board Members for 2011/12
  7. PD Week draw
2010-2011  
April 28, 2011

PD Luncheon Event

Behind the Scenes of a Forensic Accounting Investigation

Jennifer Hibbert, CMA, CFE, DIFA, Director of Financial Services at Manitoba Culture, Heritage & Tourism and Healthy Living, Youth & Seniors

This lunch session looked inside the world of forensic accounting. Through real case examples, what is involved in conducting a forensic engagement from gathering information to testifying as an expert witness were explored. The session also included a discussion of the different tools and techniques that can be used to conduct the investigation and the various parties that are involved in successfully completing the investigation.

February 17, 2011

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PD Morning & Afternoon Sessions

Financial Management Transformation Initiative presently Underway at the Office of the Comptroller General

Doug Lloyd, Executive Director, Financial Systems Authority, Office of the Comptroller General

  • overview of the duties and purpose of the Financial System Authority;
  • various policies, directives and initiatives which collectively make up the transformation effort;
  • the policy and directive on the stewardship of financial management systems;
  • the financial interoperability and stewardship initiative;
  • how these are related to the renewal of our financial management business processes, creation of standard and common system configurations, and creation of common financial information in the government of Canada; and
  • how this is related to accountability.

Download the English Presentation
and/or the  French Presentation

January 27, 2011

PD Luncheon Session

Comptrollership - Why Strong Comptrollership Practices Are Important to an Organization

Betty-Anne Pratt, Provincial Comptroller, Manitoba Finance

November 25, 2010

PD Luncheon Session

Why CentrePort Canada

Diane Gray, President and CEO, CentrePort Canada

This presentation outlined why Canada's Centre for Global Trade is in Winnipeg, Manitoba and the economic impact of the hub on Manitoba and its citizens.

October 20, 2010

PD Morning Session

Moving Beyond Bookkeeping:  Building Finance Competence in Today's Government

Richard Olfert, FCA, CMC, Partner with Deloitte

This presentation outlined the role that finance can play in transforming government. Finance people need to contribute beyond the basic bookkeeping that has been traditionally expected of them in order to manage the financial pressures and challenges of government policy decisions. What kind of contributions are these?  What skills need to be developed?  What is the potential for impact by finance personnel on government policy?

View the publication at:  www.deloitte.com/assets/Dcom-Canada/Local%20Assets/Documents/ca_en_government_finance_july08.pdf

September 29, 2010

Luncheon & Annual General Meeting

Guest - Helen Hasiuk

Agenda:

  1. Call to Order and Presidents Report  
  2. Treasurers Report, including Approval of June 30, 2009 and June 30, 2010 Audited Financial Statements
  3. Changes to By-Laws
  4. Nominations and Confirmation of board members - elect directors
  5. Introduce Board Members for 2010/11
  6. Update on PSAB by Helen Hasiuk
  7. Draw for PD Week
2009-2010 
June 2, 2010

PD Morning Session

Consolidated Budgeting - The Manitoba Experience

Barb Dryden, Assistant Deputy Minister at Treasury Board Secretariat, Province of Manitoba (responsible for developing fiscal strategy and planning options for the Government of Manitoba)

This presentation outlined the steps that led to the adoption of a summary budget in Manitoba, the issues and challenges of implementation, the introduction of an annual financial management strategy and the impact on financial reporting.

April 14, 2010

Monique Clairoux and Lynn Cowley

PD Morning Session

Becoming a Tri-athlete in Leadership

Monique Clairoux, Senior Director, Internal Audit Capacity Building and Community Development at the Office of the Comptroller General

Participants learned how to leverage their speciality sport and build upon three key leadership aspects: In-depth departmental strategic knowledge, Technical skills, and Leadership skills.

February 23, 2010

 

PD Afternoon Session

Presenting Financial Information to Senior Government Officials

Dan Perrins, Executive in Residence and Senior Policy Fellow at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina, AND
Jim Marshall, Executive in Residence at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina

During this half-day professional development session participants learned the role of technical information in government management and decision-making; the roles of senior officials and politicians in these processes; the roles of technical advisors in these processes and how to ensure informed management in areas requiring advanced technical expertise.

December 16, 2009

Holiday Mixer

Free event open to members only. Complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres were served. Lots of prizes. 

Event Notice

November 25, 2009

Mike McGinn, Bill Matthews, and Richard Decka

PD Morning Session

Financial Reporting Best Practices

Bill Matthews, Assistant Comptroller General, Financial Management and Analysis Sector, Office of the Comptroller General (OCG) of Canada

Updates were provided on the following topics:

  1. Departmental Financial Statements,
  2. Policy on Financial Reporting,
  3. Accrual Appropriations,
  4. International Financial Reporting Standards.

September 24, 2009

PD Afternoon Session

Conflict in the Workplace: Navigating Troubled Waters

Scott Siemens, Mediator & Conflict Resolution Advisor

Key points of the half-day presentation were:

  1. Understanding the nature & impact of conflict in the workplace.
  2. Discovering personal conflict resolution styles.
  3. Exploring methods and mechanisms to aid supervisors in addressing workplace conflict.
2008-2009 

June 17, 2009

Luncheon & Annual General Meeting

May 14, 2009 

Mike McGinn, Iding Sanchez, Sue Kathler, Richard Decka, and Lynn Cowley

PD Luncheon Session

Systematic Succession Planning and Talent Management in a Changing Environment

Sue Kathler, Vice President, People First HR Services Ltd.

Event Notice 

January 27, 2009

Ray Hutton and Lynn Cowley

Professional Development Day

Forensic and Investigative Accounting

Ray Hutton, CA, CFE, CFI, CAMS, CPIM

Presentation on various forensic and investigative accounting topics throughout the day. 

Event Notice

December 11, 2008

Holiday Mixer

Free event open to members only. Complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres were served. Lots of prizes. 

Event Notice

November 20, 2008

PD Luncheon Session

Accountability Then and Now

Honourable Reg Alcock, professor and Associate Dean (External) of the I. H. Asper School of Business

Event Notice

September 25, 2008

Barbara Bowes and Lynn Cowley, Manitoba Chapter President

PD Luncheon Session

Organizational Effectiveness

Barbara Bowes, FCHRP, CMC, M.Ed., President of Legacy Bowes Group

Event Notice

 

2007-2008  
June 19, 2008

Luncheon & Annual General Meeting

June 8-10, 2008

PSMW 2008

Public Sector Management Workshop 2008
in Québec City

May 14, 2008

PD Luncheon Session

Public - Private Partnerships

Joanne Thibault, MPA, Senior Strategy and Planning Consultant AND Jill Vogan, MNRM, Executive Director, Canada-Manitoba Infrastructure Secretariat, MB Infrastructure and Transportation

April 15, 2008

Don Baril-Bissett and Richard Olfert

PD Luncheon Session

A Business Perspective on Climate Change and the Environment

Richard Olfert, FCA, CMC, Managing Partner (Winnipeg Office), Deloitte

February 13, 2008

Lynn Cowley, Bill Cessford and Don Baril-Bissett

PD Luncheon Session

Ethics and the Financial Professional Working in the Public Sector

Bill Cessford, FCMA, CMA

Ethics, a noun, is defined as the rules or standards governing the conduct of a person or members of a profession, a set of principles of right conduct.

The presentation focussed on personal, professional and organizational ethical issues. With the many challenges and changes in the public sector financial field, as well as in ethics, these changes and what challenges they present were addressed. He also highlighted where we are currently and what we need to do to ensure success in the future.

January 17, 2008

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Joyce Bateman, Director of the Manitoba Federal Council Secretariat,
David Hancox; and Don Baril-Bissett.

Professional Development Day

It Is All About Control

David Hancox, CIA, CGFM, Director of State Audits in the NYS Comptroller's Office


This PD Day spoke to various topics throughout the day. The four presentations are as follows:

  1. Strong Controls But Wrong Controls
  2. Finding Fraud: The Devil's in the Data
  3. Re-Imagining the Organization
  4. Fighting Fat after 30: Going the Extra Degree
December 4, 2007

Holiday Mixer

November 20, 2007

Gordon Gunn and Don Baril-Bissett

PD Luncheon Session

Director Liability: What You
Don't Know Can Cost You

Gordon Gunn, Associate Partner, Risk and Resilience Advisor, KPMG

Presentation

September 6, 2007

Don Baril-Bissett, Manitoba Chapter President, with Gail Stephens

PD Session

Transforming an Organization from the Inside Out

Gail Stephens, Chief Executive Officer, BC Pension Corporation

Presentation

 

2006-2007 
June 13, 2007

Annual General Meeting

May 27 to 29, 2007

PSMW 2007

Public Sector Management Workshop in Winnipeg

"Taking Care of Business" - Meet in the centre of Canada… you belong here!

  1. New Faces for the Business of Government
  2. Reporting to Citizens
  3. Green Business is Good Business
May 3, 2007

PD Session

The 8th Habit - From Effectiveness to Greatness

Bill Williams, Contract Training Consultant, Franklin Covey Canada, Ltd.
April 17, 2007

PD  Session

Canadian Pandemic Planning

Larry Bredesen, Regional Coordinator, Public Health Agency of Canada

Presentation

March 15, 2007

PD Session

What IS and ISN'T Identity Theft

Detective Sergeant Bonnie Emerson, Winnipeg Police Service Crime Unit
February 12, 2007

PD Session

The FI to CFO Career Path

Emer Mullen, Director, Resource Management and Operations/Senior Financial Officer, Finance and Administration Directorate, Public Health Agency of Canada

The SFFO Council recognizes the need for skilled, capable, and sustainable FI capacity to support the next generation of public service management. In its 2006 Strategic Plan, the Council decided to prepare a model FI to CFO (Chief Financial Officer) Career Path to help meet this need. The aim of the FI to CFO Career Path is to:

  • identify the skills and competencies needed by FIs who aspire to become a CFOs;
  • serve as a guide for FIs in making their career decisions; and
  • serve as a guide for leaders in the FI community.

SFFO Council "The FI to CFO Career Path" 

Presentation 

2005-2006 
June 13, 2006

Annual General Meeting

FMI Manitoba Plan for Hosting PSMW 2007

Ron Smith, Co-Chair of the PSMW 2007 (Public Sector Management Workshop) Organizing Committee

May 16, 2006

PD Session

10-80-10 Principle

Sunjay Nath,

Author & Human Performance Expert

Mr. Nath shared his trademark, "The 10-80-10 Principle" which is a framework that helps individuals and teams improve performance. This methodology combines best practices with small wins to help people empower themselves. Sunjay Nath travels globally sharing insights on leadership and performance.

April 20, 2006 

PD Session

CCAF's Business Lines

Michael Eastman, Executive Director, Canadian Comprehensive Auditing Foundation AND
Jon W. Singleton, Auditor General, Province of Manitoba speaking on the role of the Auditor General's Office, Province of Manitoba

Presentation on CCAF's Business Lines including:

  • Research Programs for Public Performance Reporting
  • Accountability and Audit
  • Shared Governance
  • Education and Capacity Building
  • Reflections on Accountability, and
  • The Role of Internal Audit
February 15, 2006

PD Session

The Modern Management Agenda - The Role of the Chief Financial Officer/Strengthening of the Finance Community in the Federal Government

Dena Palamedes, Senior Director, Internal Audit, Capacity Building and Community Development, Treasury Board Secretariat 

Presentation

January 19, 2006

PD Session

Competiveness - A Manitoba Perspective, Manitoba's Economic Growth Plan

Hon. Greg Selinger, Minister of Finance, Province of Manitoba
November 10, 2005

PD Session

Strengthening Accountability in Government

The Honourable Reg Alcock, President of the Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board
October 25, 2005

PD Session

Downtown Development and Revitalization

James Ludlow, President and Chief Executive Officer, True North Sports & Entertainment Limited
2004-2005 
June 8, 2005

PD Session & Annual General Meeting

There's No Place Like Home… Especially if You Don't Have One

Ken Bishop, CEO of Winnipeg's Habitat for Humanity
April 7, 2005

PD Session

Grants and Contributions

Pierre Laflamme, Senior Financial Policy Analyst, Treasury Board Secretariat

November 19, 2004

PD Session

Strengthening Financial and Management Controls

Charles-Antoine St-Jean, Comptroller General of Canada
October 27, 2004

PD Session

Preparing Business Cases

Joanne Thibault, Province of Manitoba
 September 23, 2004

PD Session

Why Should Cities have Access to Growth Revenues?

Annitta Stenning, CAO City of Winnipeg