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Dec
11
National Webinar - Into the Great Unknown December 11, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Broadcasted Webinar, Eastern Standard Time (EST) Area of Interest: Investments Format: Web
Nov
19
Trends in Digital Plan Member Engagement November 19, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person A new era: We’re living in a new era of where and how Canadians are consuming information and services and interacting with brands. It’s no longer about trends and forecasts, we’re living in a world where the vast majority of us are connecting via mobile and social media and we are experiencing the benefits of doing so. Of course this is more so for the younger folks than older employees who interact in a more traditional way but this is changing too. Are we ready: Are group providers aligning with benefit plan member expectations? Are we delivering content and experiences on platforms where the majority of plan members are - and are we providing content and functionality that is relevant and expected. Why does it matter: We’ll look at the ROI of doing mobile and social right and how we should be thinking about the costs and benefits. The topic isn't purely generational diversity as such but deals with emerging trends in consuming information and services, largely due to a new generation but not solely. Paul is Director of Digital Solutions for Group Benefits at Sun Life Financial Canada. He has worked in eBusiness and Digital Marketing for the past 10 years. Paul currently leads digital technology product development, as well as digital marketing strategies and best practices. He is a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist and has gained a breadth of experience and perspective working in other areas of the group benefits business, including Operations and Business Development. Host: James Foremsky, Alberta Blue Cross
Event: 33 of 80 Registered
Oct
15
The Business Value of a Healthy Workforce October 15, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person Canadian employers have long relied on their benefit programs to help keep their workers healthier and to stem the tide of higher health, absence and disability costs. According to Towers Watson’s latest study of organizational health and productivity practices, many employers are now working to refine the efficiency of their plans by better engaging employees in their own health maintenance and directly linking organizational health strategy to the employee value proposition. Research findings from their [email protected] research on high-effectiveness health and productivity programs will be discussed as well as the types of strategies employers are utilizing to improve employee health and financial results. During this session, strategies will be explored for employers to: implement employee health engagement strategies; manage key lifestyle risks such as stress, lack of physical activity and obesity; increase participation rates in lifestyle change and support programs; improve health awareness and disease prevention (including mental and emotional health); apply health and productivity effectiveness benchmarks; and compare your organization’s health and productivity against your peers. Julia joined the Calgary office of Towers Watson as a Senior Consultant in 2011 and has over 18 years of experience working in the health and insurance industry. Julia leads Towers Watson’s Absence, Disability and Health Management Practice for Western Canada where she consults to clients on a broad range of strategic issues in the areas of attendance management, disability management, health measurement as well as wellness program design and execution. She has worked with a wide range of organizations across Canada in both the public and private sectors, including leaders in the energy, retail, transportation, education, construction and manufacturing industries. Julia holds an MBA from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary as well as an Honours B.A. from the University of Guelph in Psychology and Business Administration. She is also a licensed life insurance agent. Sylvana recently joined the Calgary team of Towers Watson as a Consultant in the Health & Group Benefits practice. She has over 25 years of experience working in the area of corporate health and wellness and has served on various Advisory Committees. Sylvana’s programs have been recognized both at the provincial and national level. Sylvana consults to Towers Watson’s clients on a broad range of strategic issues related to employee health and productivity including program design, integration and implementation as well as health measurement. Sylvana has a degree in Kinesiology and a Certificate in Adult Learning. She holds a Professional Certification with the Canadian Exercise Physiology Association. Host: Damon Callas, Aon Hewitt.
Event: 17 of 80 Registered
Sep
17
Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey September 17, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Benefits, Networking Format: In Person The annual Sanofi Canada healthcare survey is a recognized Canadian instrument that provides valuable information to plan sponsors and employers. The 2014 survey responses have been compiled. The results provide information for sponsors and employers to consider as they review their benefits and wellness programs and determine specific initiatives to ensure a healthy workplace and provide supports to employees. The CPBI Northern Alberta Council is pleased to welcome Art Babcock of Aon Hewitt Consulting to present the survey results. Art is a member of the sanofi-aventis Healthcare Survey Advisory Board. Art is Vice-President at Aon Hewitt in Edmonton and has provided benefits advisory services to public and private sector plan sponsors for over 28 years. He is active in the industry as an educator, author and speaker and in addition to CPBI, holds membership in The International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists, and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Art has a Master's degree in Business Administration as well as the CLU and CEBS designations. Benefit plan sponsors, human resources and benefits professionals who are responsible for benefit plan design and policy development, strategic initiatives for competitive benefits as an attraction and retention tool and health and wellness promotion within their organization are encouraged to attend this session.
Event: 36 of 80 Registered
Jun
18
DC Plan Retirement: The Shift from Accumulation to Decumulation June 18, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Pensions, Investments, Networking Format: In Person During working years, employers spend time, money and effort to make sure that plan members participate in a competitive, well run retirement plan, with appropriate investments and low fees. However, in many cases, neither employers nor employees know if the accumulation of assets will lead to a pension that’s good enough to retire on. And, just when employees need the most help in putting their retirement puzzle together, many employers step aside. This discussion will highlight how some of the new investment products and services will get plan members through retirement, not just to retirement; what some employers are doing to help employees get ready; comparing the current offerings from plan record keepers and what we might see from regulators going forward. Burk has 30 years’ experience in the pension and investment industry. He has been involved in almost every aspect of retirement and savings plan design, investment and manager selection, monitoring and governance. He has worked with some of Canada’s largest retirement plans, providing guidance and advice to companies, unions, boards of trustees and pension investment committees. As a member of Aon Hewitt’s Investment Consulting practice, Burk is also the DC Practice lead for Western Canada and provides clients with investment selection and monitoring services, as well as guidance on plan design, governance best practices, charter documents and other policy statements. For a number of years, Burk has been working with his clients on plan member purchase of retirement products, education in the pre-retirement corridor, and developing best practices in this area. He has a degree from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and is a Past Chair of the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute’s National Board. Host: Damon Callas, Aon Hewitt
Event: 23 of 80 Registered
May
27
CPBI FORUM 2014 - LIVE WEB STREAMING May 27, 2014 7:45 AM to 4:45 PM Online Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments Format: Web For industry professionals who cannot attend in person, the CPBI FORUM Live Online Channel is a great opportunity to experience the first day of FORUM 2014; attend 6 sessions live and earn CE credits, download resources, chat and exchange with peers, all without leaving the comfort of your seat.
May
26
CPBI FORUM 2014 - Practical Solutions for a Turbulent World May 26 - 28, 2014 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM The Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments Format: In Person, Web The 45th annual national conference, FORUM 2014, of the CPBI will convene May 26th - 28th, 2014 in Boston at the Westin Copley Hotel.
May
22
National Webinar - Asset Liability Management Studies May 22, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Broadcasted Webinar, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Area of Interest: Investments Format: Web
May
21
Understanding Psychological Health and Safety from a Disability Management Perspective May 21, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person
Event: 36 of 80 Registered
May
6
NEW DATE - National Webinar - Indalex: What Impact has the Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision had on Pension Plans? May 6, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Broadcasted Webinar, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Area of Interest: Pensions Format: Web
Apr
16
Communication - Eliminate the Noise April 16, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person Staying ahead means having a clearly defined rewards strategy and one that sets you apart from the competition. In today’s world organizations are facing aggressive competition each day for their employees’ attention. Ever-evolving emerging technologies and social media trends create all kinds of noise that can be hard to ignore – and it’s only going to get louder from here. Your organization has an important message to get across: it’s about the numbers that truly affect your talent – the numbers that make up their total compensation. But, how do you get them to pay enough attention to and understand what those numbers really mean? Join Mercer experts to learn how your organization can harness today’s rapidly advancing technology and stay one step ahead of the competition when it comes to telling your total rewards story. Bio Sharon Vanderwerff is a Principal in the Communication business of Mercer's Toronto office. She partners with clients in designing and implementing communication and education strategies aligned with business objectives and geared to employees through effective use of integrated multimedia communication. Sharon brings 25 years of corporate communication strategy development, research, change management communication and project management experience to her assignments
Event: 27 of 80 Registered
Mar
27
National Webinar - Fixed Income Paradigm Shift March 27, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Broadcasted Webinar, Eastern Time Zone (EST) Area of Interest: Investments Format: Web
Mar
19
Achieving a Return on Investment for Employer Sponsored Wellness Initiatives March 19, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Benefits Format: In Person A case study from the ASEBBP on their Healthy Living Program will be presented as well as discussion on the ASEBPs integrative, long term and collaborative approach to wellness initiatives. Also described will be the predictive analytics and modelling to determine a return on investment.
Event: 53 of 80 Registered
Feb
27
National Webinar - Forecast of Drug Costs in the Private Drug Plan Market, 2013-2017 February 27, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Broadcasted Webinar, Eastern Time Zone (EST) Area of Interest: Benefits Format: Web
Event: ‘Event Full’
Feb
19
Fraud Prevention Update February 19, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person Fraud Prevention Update. Insight will be provided into current trends and the landscape of fraud that is affecting your organization's bottom line. Presenter: Joel Alleyne, Executive Director, Canadian Health Care Anti-Fraud Association. Host: James Formesky, Alberta Blue Cross. Prices below do not include GST.
Event: 28 of 80 Registered
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