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Feb
11
Investments for Pensions February 11, 2010 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person This session will focus on the basic concepts relating to pension fund investments. Presenter: Wally Jaciuk, Bank of Montreal; Host: David Schneider, LAPP. This session will focus on the basic concepts relating to pension fund investments. [Breakfast at 8:00; seminar at 8:30.]
Event: 2 of 80 Registered
Jan
27
Regulatory and Legal Framework for Pensions January 27, 2010 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person This session will provide a background of the legislation governing pension plans in Canada and Alberta. Presenter: Mark Prefontaine, Alberta Finance and Enterprise; Host: Tom O'Reilly, Field LLP. [Breakfast at 8:00; session at 8:30.]
Event: 3 of 80 Registered
Jan
20
Investment Fund Manager Selection January 20, 2010 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person Investment Fund Manager Selection, Hiring and Firing. Speaker: Ron Abraham. The motivation to change a pension fund's investment manager can arise from several factors: a shift in the fund's structure; a change in a manager's organization or philosophy; or simply disillusionment with the manager's performance. Hiring, firing and monitoring investment managers is one of the most important, and yet, frustrating duties faced by pension plan sponsors. This session will examine how best to select an evaluate investment managers; what factors should be considered and what mistakes to avoid. Breakfast 7:30; session 8:00.
Event: 14 of 120 Registered
Jan
14
Introduction to Pensions January 14, 2010 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person This session will provide a brief overview of the Canadian retirement income system. Information provided here will serve as a base for more detailed discussions of key pension plan matters in subsequent pension basics sessions. Presenter: Dave Schnore, Universities Academic Pension Plan; Host: Margaret Biamonte, Enbridge Pipelines. If enroling for all 5 sessions please register at the Pension Basic Series (5 pack) for a discount. [Breakfast at 8:00; session at 8:30.]
Event: 7 of 80 Registered
Dec
16
Investment Forecast 2010 December 16, 2009 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person Three panel members will discuss market behaviour into 2010. A question and answer period will follow. Speakers: Derek Brodersen, CIO, ATRF; John Crouse, VP, Johnson Inc and Filip Ksiazkiewicz, AIMco. [Breakfast at 7:30; Session at 8:00.]
Event: 29 of 50 Registered
Nov
25
Wellness ROI: strategies and results November 25, 2009 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person Wellness ROI: strategies and results – The CPBI of Northern Alberta invites you to join Kevin Kwan, President of Kwantum Inc., for a lively and fun look into ways companies can encourage and support their employee’s healthy choices while improving your business. Innovative employers recognize that strategic wellness programming is about investing in people, and not just the bottom line. Kevin will cover the topic of Wellness ROI, a presentation that will take a closer look at best practices for wellness programs, and how to realize and demonstrate results, with examples and strategies you can use in your business. Management, Human Resources and Benefits professionals who are responsible for employee wellness and development are encouraged to attend this session.
Oct
21
An update on Parental and Maternity Leave October 21, 2009 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person An update on Parental and Maternity Leave :: Sharon Vogrinetz :: The CPBI Northern Alberta Council is pleased to offer an update on the current policies for maternity and parental leave, the human rights decisions that prompted parental rights, employment insurance and top-up plans, and the latest decisions which impact the rights of moms and dads. Sharon Vogrinetz, Coordinator of Teacher Welfare for The Alberta Teachers’ Association, is responsible for ensuring that the information and administration provided to teachers on these topics is accurate and timely. Sharon will provide an overview of the human rights and arbitration cases that resulted in paid maternity leave, as well as the application of the Employment Standards Code on these leaves. She will also discuss the application of sick leave and long-term disability and supplementary employment insurance benefits for employees on maternity leave Benefits professionals who are responsible for liaising with employees and providing information on this complex topic are encouraged to attend this session.
Event: 15 of 120 Registered
Sep
16
What you might wish for in a retirement plan September 16, 2009 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person NO SURPRISES! What you might wish for in a retirement plan Rein Selles and Jim Yih Traditional goals around retirement might include travel, time at a lake or visiting with family. Today, however, those goals can be simplified into one key priority – please, no surprises! The volatility of markets, the uncertainty of pension income, the changing value of residential property and the return of adult children may mean retirement plans feel like one continuous roller coaster ride into the future. Rein Selles and Jim Yih, will join us for a fun and informative look at retirement. Rein is President of Retirement/Life Challenge Ltd. and specializes in Retirement Education and Lifestyle Planning. Jim Yih is a professional speaker and author in the area of Financial Planning for Retirement. Join Rein and Jim in this special full morning seminar.
Event: 1 of 100 Registered
Jun
17
Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing June 17, 2009 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE USELESS?: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing ---- Timothy Caulfield will discuss the recent emergence of direct-to-consumer genetic testing, including Google's 23andme.com, and its potential effects on healthcare in Canada. Will your employees want this in your company's benefits plan? Will pension plan members make elections based on information from these tests? Timothy Caulfield, LLM, FRSC, holds the Canada Research Chair in Health Law & Policy, and is the Senior Health Scholar, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, a Professor of the University of Alberta Faculty of Law and School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute.
Event: 7 of 120 Registered
Apr
15
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS COSTS April 15, 2009 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person RISING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS COSTS ARE LINKED TO EMPLOYEE HEALTH – WORKPLACE WELLNESS STRATEGIES CAN REDUCE THESE COSTS ::: Presenters: Connie Wong, Account Executive, Emergis and Kevin Kwan, President, Kwantum, Inc. The CPBI Northern Alberta Council is pleased to offer two dynamic speakers in this half-day seminar. 7:30 a.m. – Registration and full breakfast 8:15 – 9:45 a.m. – Prescription Drug Trends 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Workplace Wellness Connie Wong, Emergis Account Executive, will start the morning session with a presentation on how the prescription drug landscape is changing and the latest prescription drug trends. Connie will also provide an update on the Alberta Pharmaceutical Strategy and discuss some cost containment initiatives. Following a short health break, Kevin Kwan, President of Kwantum Inc., will discuss the emerging trends in workplace wellness programs and initiatives that can benefit your workplace to achieve stronger, happier employees functioning together. Join Kevin for a fun and interactive look into ways companies can create and support healthy lifestyles while improving productivity. Topics will include how to maintain balance in your wellness program so that everyone benefits as well as practical examples of varying wellness programs currently in action. Innovative workplaces recognize strategic wellness programming is about investing in people.
Mar
18
Communications: Lessons from the newsroom March 18, 2009 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person Communications: Lessons from the newsroom with Guest speaker: Shawna Randolph... A television newsroom is a place that few outsiders ever get a chance to visit. Filled with tight deadlines and sky-high expectations, the pressure can often make ordinary employees do extraordinary things. Shawna Randolph currently runs her own communications company specializing in media relations training. She shares the lessons she has learned over more than a decade as a news anchor and reporter at CFRN TV. More than a communications workshop, Shawna’s lessons cover communication; management; pressure situations; and the importance of dignity and respect in the workplace. If you’ve ever wondered what really went on behind the scenes, here is your chance to find out. You'll take away valuable information to help you deal with the media in the future, and to be a better supervisor or co-worker.
Event: 2 of 120 Registered
Feb
18
INVESTMENT FUNDAMENTALS FOR PENSION COMMITTEE MEMBERS February 18, 2009 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person INVESTMENT FUNDAMENTALS FOR PENSION COMMITTEE MEMBERS with Brad Bondy, FSA, FCIA, CFA, Aon Consulting ......... Pension regulators across the country are mandating an increase in the duty of care for trustees and pension committee members regarding investment management, requiring them to have thorough knowledge and understanding of pension fund investment. This seminar highlights key issues for trustees and pension committee members to consider when overseeing pension plan investment strategies including: • role of the trustee in setting the investment policy • investment risks in pension plans: evaluating your plan's asset mix • key questions to ask to determine if an investment strategy is right for your specific plan. • alternative asset investing for pension funds Brad is a Vice President with Aon Consulting, providing investment consulting services. He has been involved in investment policy design, investment monitoring, investment manager searches, performing risk analysis and asset-liability projections.
Event: 7 of 120 Registered
Dec
17
WE FEAR OPPORTUNITY!! December 17, 2008 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person J. Angust Watt - National Bank Financial:::: The turbulent and exciting roller coaster ride of the markets this past year has left many individuals, employees and employers confused and uncertain about investing in the markets and their retirement plans. Come listen to a financial overview of the past year as well as gaining some insight into what’s to come in 2009. Angus Watt of National Bank Financial will be proving us with some insight into the current economic conditions and well as discussing: ➢ 6 Steps to Economic Recovery ➢ Providing Information on the impact to Pension Plans, Pension Funds and Group RSPs ➢ Impact of Economic Change on the Pension Plan and Group RSP Industry
Event: 8 of 120 Registered
Nov
19
JEPPS – A Status Report November 19, 2008 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person JOINT EXPERT PANEL ON PENSION STANDARDS (JEPPS) – A Status Report - Presenter: Elaine Noel-Bentley, JEPPS Panel Member & LAPP Trustee:: On October 19, 2007, the Ministers of Finance in Alberta and British Columbia appointed a six person panel to conduct a full and independent review of the two provinces' pension standards legislation, with a report due on November 14, 2008. In this session a discussion of the JEPPS process and submissions received, and perspectives on the challenges that the panel has in reviewing pension standards.
Event: 7 of 120 Registered
Oct
15
THE McCRANK REPORT – what came next? October 15, 2008 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person THE McCRANK REPORT – what came next? with presenter Sally Greenhill ......... The government commissioned Neil McCrank to review the governance structure of public agencies to determine best practices and make recommendations. Subsequent to the report the Alberta's Public Agencies Governance Framework was established. The Agency Governance Secretariat manages the implementation of the framework. One of the key initiatives is the skills assessment, advertisement for and recruitment of board members. A representative of the office will explain exactly what is involved with the governance framework, and what public agencies and boards have done in response. This session would be of interest to people involved in public boards and agencies as well as those in the private sector who are interested in the latest governance initiatives.
Event: 2 of 120 Registered
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