Chapter PD Event "Public Service and Its Unions"
Chapter's PD Lunch "Change in the North End: The Merchants Corner
February 3: Capital
Chapter PD Day "Career Management - Transition between CAE to
Senior Financial Executive"
February 3: IGF-Québec
PD Luncheon "How to Stand Out Amongst the Best"
February 11: South-East
New Brunswick Chapter Morning Learning Session "Fraud 101"
February 11: Montréal
Chapter Prestige Luncheon
March 10: Montréal
Chapter Prestige Luncheon
Chapter PD Event "The Art of Influencing Others"
The saga of
BlackBerry Ltd.'s hardware business, which is losing subscribers
and money, will come to a "critical juncture" sometime this year,
say Scotia Capital Inc. analysts.
inflation rate was the fastest in a year, led by double-digit gains
for fruit and vegetables and a reduced drag from gasoline
January 22, 2016
Financially Fit Are You?
Many public sector organizations around the world are evaluating
whether they are financially fit to cope with the increasing public
spending pressures. Using money well means more and better public
A Tale of Two Plans
brand new strategic plan lands on your desk and it is a work of
art! The colour schemes, visuals and the bold visions talk about a
land of tomorrow in which everything will change. Getting up from
your desk, you put it on your shelf next to the last equally
dazzling strategic plan that has not been touched since it arrived
a year ago.
Engagement that Works
G. Robinson and Dean M. Schroeder
Continuous Improvement in New Brunswick
As leaders in
government feel increasing pressure to provide more and better
services without raising taxes, there is growing interest in
applying improvement techniques from the private sector that engage
employees in efforts to cut costs and streamline services.
The St. John's
Chapter started 2015-2016 the year off on September 23rd with guest
speaker Milt Isaacs, President of the Association of Canadian
Financial Officers (ACFO). Read more
1st, FMI Halifax was very fortunate to end off the calendar year
with its annual Christmas luncheon that featured two excellent
presentations. Read more
On October 22,
IGF-Québec members were invited to attend "Big Issues: Adapting
Québec's Taxation System" presented by Mr. Luc Godbout, Director in
the Department of Taxation at the Université de Sherbrooke. In June
2014, Mr. Godbout chaired the review commission on Québec taxation
established by the provincial government. Read more
29th, IGF-Montréal launched its 2015-2016 season with the first
luncheon presentation of its Prestige series "Geopolitics and
Investments" at the National Bank. Read more
It has been a
busy start to the FMI-Capital Chapter 2015-2016 program year in
Ottawa. The October 22nd PD Day on Resource
Management in our Changing Times: Emerging
was highly attended by more than 80
public sector financial professionals. Read more
fmi*igf Manitoba's new fiscal year promised to be shaping up
nicely: the first three presenters were booked, venue was ready to
go and the weatherman was forecasting a mild winter. Yes,
this had to be too good to be true. Read more
2015-2016 program kicked off on October 28th with "Pathway to
Excellence: Becoming a Visionary Leader." This breakfast
presentation by Jason Cameron (personal development strategist and
owner of Cameron Coaching Systems) provided tools to focus one's
leadership to match their inner purpose. Read more
Crane: Edmonton's Official Bird?
Driving through downtown
Edmonton on November 18th, you would have been forgiven for not
realizing that oil was been trending around $45US a barrel. Read more
It has been quite an eventful time
for the Victoria Chapter. We have implemented National's new
registration system and continue to better understand its
functionality. Event organizers are looking forward to a more
streamlined process for the Chapter and its members.