Browse events by
Narrow events by:
Area of Interest
Format
Select a day to see Events on that day.
Sep
18
WORK LIFE BALANCE: WHAT WORKS? September 18, 2008 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM Edmonton Petroleum Club (11110 – 108 Street), Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person Work life balance: What works? What Doesn’t? • Linda Duxbury, Carleton University • This talk summarizes the key findings from the reporting coming out of the 2001 Balancing Work, Family and Lifestyle National study with respect to the two most prevalent and harmful forms of work-life conflict: role overload and how work interferes with family. Specifically it answers the following questions with respect to these two forms of work-life conflict: What is it? What causes it? Who is at risk? Why should organizations care? What can the key stakeholders (i.e. businesses, employees, families) do to reduce it? ••• Please note that this session is being held at the Edmonton Petroleum Club (11110 – 108 Street) on Thursday, September 18 and is starting 30 minutes earlier than regular CPBI Sessions •••
Event: 3 of 120 Registered
Jun
18
Chase Your Dreams - with Marty Chan June 18, 2008 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person Author and playwright Marty Chan tells light-hearted anecdotes to illustrate how passion for a career can overcome any obstacle, even his mother.
Event: 1 of 120 Registered
May
21
THE USA CONSUMER’S TROUBLES May 21, 2008 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person Gary Smith, Senior Economist/Strategist, Alberta Investment Management Corporation While the worst of the credit crisis may be in the past, continuing difficulties in the financial sector, the ongoing housing crisis, and various other factors will weigh heavily on the consumer sector for some time. As the consumer is the most significant part of the USA economy, troubles in this sector will have an impact on overall economic growth not just in the USA, but also in Canada and around the world. Gary Smith, Senior Economist/Strategist with Alberta Investment Management Corporation will explore the issues troubling the consumer, why they are important, and some possible implications for financial markets.
Event: 4 of 120 Registered
Apr
16
PHARMACIST PRESCRIBING - One Year Later April 16, 2008 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person Margaret Wing, Director of Professional Services, Alberta Pharmacists’ Association xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx In April 2007, Alberta pharmacists were given legal authority to prescribe some medications and administer drugs by injection. One year later 92% of Alberta pharmacists have the authority to prescribe through adaptation of a prescription or in an emergency. Last fall at the completion of a pilot project, fifteen pharmacists, eight of whom are in Edmonton, now have additional prescribing privileges and can fully manage a patient’s drug therapy. It is expected other pharmacists will apply for this additional prescribing authorization now the pilot project is complete. Margaret Wing will provide information on the review process for pharmacists, their scope of authority and the relationship of the pharmacist with primary care physicians and their patients. She will also speak on what employers and employees can expect in the future with regard to the evolving role of pharmacists in patient care.
Event: 9 of 120 Registered
Mar
17
CPP INVESTMENT BOARD March 17, 2008 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person John H. Ilkiw Senior Vice President, Portfolio Design and Risk Management, CPP Investment Board • After opening with a review of the 1997 CPP reforms that led to the creation of the CPPIB, the presentation will focus on how the CPPIB manages the retirement assets of 16 million Canadians. Investment objectives, success measures, fund governance framework and risk management practices will be presented and discussed. How CPPIB adds value, manages risk and ensures accountability will be illustrated using stylized private equity transactions. The presentation ends by explaining why the CPPIB is not a sovereign wealth fund.
Event: 3 of 120 Registered
Feb
20
Leverage Your Total Rewards Program February 20, 2008 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person Leverage Your Total Rewards Program To Attract, Retain & Define Your Employer Value Proposition ::: The Conference Board of Canada Compensation Planning Outlook 2006 states that two thirds of the 347 organizations surveyed report that recruitment and retention are two of the top challenges of Human Resources leaders today. According to the same study, the average employer spends 28.5% of payroll on total rewards. This is a significant investment. However, existing and prospective employees often don’t understand the true value of the total rewards program or the value proposition of the organization. The right total rewards program can have a significant impact on positioning you as the employer of choice. This seminar will explore ways you can leverage your total rewards program to help attract and retain the best talent. Our guest speaker, Diane McElroy of Aon Consulting, will present case studies of how employers in Canada and worldwide branded their organizations internally and externally as “employer of choice”. Diane will share recruiting trends and strategies that can help employers capitalize on promoting their total rewards differentiation in the marketplace. Diane will also share trends in total rewards communication and share how effective communication can contribute to developing a high performance workforce that understands the employee value proposition. Diane McElroy, Senior Vice President from Aon Consulting is the leader of the total rewards communication team. She has over 35 years of experience in the development and implementation of strategic total rewards communication plans. Diane has implemented dozens of human resources branding campaigns to help employers attract and retain the best talent. Diane has won over a dozen national and international awards for excellence in total rewards and change management communication.
Event: 10 of 120 Registered
Jan
16
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION RISKS January 16, 2008 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person DEFINED CONTRIBUTION RISKS: Pension Adequacy and Replacement Ratios:: There has been significant movement from Defined Benefit (DB) to Defined Contribution (DC) pension plans, with few new DB plans being underwritten over the past 10 to 15 years. While DC Plans empower employees with control of their Investments employees also assume the corresponding responsibility to manage those investments to secure their retirement nest egg effectively transferring retirement risk from the sponsor to the employee. For the most part, DC plans were designed based on an internal set Of budgetary constraints and external competitive pressures. Unfortunately in doing so, even in light of the best adhered to CAP Guidelines, Sponsors may have inadvertently ignored the employee perspective, specifically, explaining and clarifying what retirement income may by delivered by DC Plans. In the coming years more Canadians will retire from DC plans than ever before. Many in our business fear lawsuits grounded in complaints about inadequacy of retirement income, or insufficient replacement ratios* due to ill-designed DC Plans. These lawsuits are likely to take another couple decades, as plan members retire in sufficient numbers from DC Plans to result in widespread legal action. Please join us as Minaz Lalani from Towers Perrin provides practical guidance on the role of employers in managing, or avoiding the potential risk of litigation of retirement (in) adequacy in DC Plans. Minaz will discuss: • A better understanding of retirement adequacy and replacement ratios, answering the question: How much is adequate retirement income? • Managing employee expectations on retirement income and providing worthwhile retirement adequacy education and communication| to employees, and; • Actions employers can take to "bullet-proof" retirement adequacy risk. Minaz Lalani is a Principal and consulting actuary with Towers Perrin in Calgary. He has established and designed DC Plans since the late 1980s; recently, he has been strategically involved in managing DC risks for large DC clients. Minaz has over 25 years of experience in strategic, actuarial and human resource consulting services, including pension review and design, financial management of retirement plans, employee education and governance, including integration of retirement plans in merger and acquisition situations. * Ratio of retirement income as a percentage of earnings at retirement.
Event: 10 of 110 Registered
Dec
12
ECONOMIC OVERVIEW 2007 December 12, 2007 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person Gary Smith, Ph.D, CFA Senior Strategist/Economist, Alberta Investment Management Financial markets have been exhibiting tremendous volatility over the last several months. Equity markets have been gyrating, certain segments of the credit markets have effectively closed, and the Canadian dollar and other currencies have reached unprecedented levels when measured against the US dollar. What is going on? Join Gary Smith, the Senior Strategist/Economist with Alberta Investment Management as he provides an overview of why the markets are behaving as they have been lately and explores some detail regarding the magnitude of the problems, and to suggest some consequences of the current market turmoil for economic activity over the next few quarters.
Event: 11 of 120 Registered
Nov
21
A Pension Legislation Update and Review November 21, 2007 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person What’s new... what’s happening... and what to anticipate! - A Pension Legislation Update and Review Come out and hear an update and review of the changes to the pension legislation directly from the authorities at the Alberta Superintendent of Pensions office. We are pleased to have Mark Prefontaine, Acting Deputy Superintendent of Pensions at Alberta Finance come out to review and comment on the recent changes to the pension legislation. In addition, Mark will provide some insight on legislation changes that are currently “in the pipe” and what we can potentially look forward to in the future. This insightful and informative symposium will be followed by a frank open question and answer session to discuss or further clarify the meaning of the changes for plans sponsors as well as the impact on the individual members.
Event: 4 of 100 Registered
Oct
16
Pension Legislation Update October 16, 2007 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Edmonton Petroleum Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person Murray Gold, a partner with Koskie Minsky LLP Barristers and Solicitors will discuss the legal issues surrounding solvency funding, changes to pension legislation in the offing and the impact of recent court cases on pensions.
Event: 4 of 120 Registered
Sep
19
Sanofi-Aventis Healthcare Survey September 19, 2007 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person Art Babcock, Vice president, AON and member of the advisory board for the healthcare survey, will present the 10th anniversary edition of the sanofi-aventis healthcare survey 2007. Come and hear what Canadians are saying about the public health care system and their benefit plans. Hear about latest issues and trends. Get the latest statistics on employee job satisfaction, what’s keeping them at work and what’s driving them away. Learn about the importance of benefit plan design! Enroll early to make sure you get the latest news.
Event: 8 of 120 Registered
Jun
20
Lessons in the Circle of Life June 20, 2007 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person Don’t miss out on our member appreciation event with John Watkis, motivational speaker, entertainer and author Come and be inspired by John and this end of the year event. Using side splitting humor, real life examples and masterful storytelling John will present common sense Lessons in the Circle of Life. For details on John visit: http://www.johnwatkis.com
Event: 5 of 100 Registered
May
16
National Pharmaceutical Strategy May 16, 2007 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person Glenn Monteith Executive Director, Pharmaceutical Policy & Programs, Alberta Health & Wellness In September 2004, Prime Minister Paul Martin and Canada’s premiers agreed to establish a Ministerial Task Force to consider a National Pharmaceutical Strategy. Pharmaceutical policy has become one of the most important and contested domains of health system management – a rise in prominence largely due to financial realities. So what’s happened since then and what does this mean to private and public drug plans and Canadians as a whole??? Glenn Monteith, with his extensive background in health and pharmaceuticals consulting, and his current role as the Executive Director of Alberta Health & Wellness, Pharmaceutical Policy & Programs will provide us with some facts and perspectives on this great debate on drugs.
Event: 9 of 100 Registered
Apr
18
What happens when the oil runs out? April 18, 2007 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person Where is Alberta's economy going now that the debt has been paid off? How can we diversify our industries? And how can we best invest our surplus revenue to ensure prosperity in the future? These are questions that Albertans must address as we make choices that will determine the kind of province we want to leave for our children. Todd Hirsch received a BA (Honors) in Economics from the University of Alberta, and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary. Todd started his career at the Canada West Foundation, where he worked in various research positions over an eight-year period. In 1997, he joined Canadian Pacific Railway in Calgary. During his stay with the CPR, he held positions in the Communications and Government Relations Department, the Commercial Development Group, and the Planning and Performance Group. In 2001, Todd joined the Bank of Canada as an Economist in the Research Department and worked out of the Bank's Calgary office. Todd returned to the Canada West Foundation in 2004 as Chief Economist. Since then, he has developed the Canada West Foundation's provincial economic forecasts and profiles series and has worked on a variety of projects including skills shortages and long-term economic planning for western Canada. Todd is an accomplished writer and his work appears regularly in Calgary Inc. Magazine, Avenue Magazine, Policy Options, and the Globe and Mail.
Event: 11 of 100 Registered
Mar
14
Got Lawyers? March 14, 2007 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person GOT LAWYERS? Greg Harding and Tom O’Reilly of Field Law will talk about (and probably disagree with each other) why pensions and lawyers are such a good mix, and discuss some of the current and emerging legal issues for the pension industry. Greg is chair of the General Litigation Group in the firm's Edmonton office. His varied practice includes commercial disputes, construction litigation, estate litigation, trust law, administrative law, pension and benefits law, as well as constitutional law (including both charter and human rights litigation). He is currently President of the Canadian Bar Insurance Association. Tom advises local, regional, national and international clients on a wide variety of commercial litigation matters, pension matters and intellectual property matters.
Event: 8 of 100 Registered
Page:1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17