Spring Professional Development Days

Continuing Professional Development Workshops
March 2 and 3, 2017 Saskatoon SK
Delta Bessborough
601 Spadina Crescent East



Thursday March 2, 2017

Registration 8:00 am - 8:30 am

Track 1  Get to the Point!  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

A Practical Writing Course for Business and Technical Professionals
(RGI International)(2 day course)

This interactive two-day classroom session introduces participants to the Pyramid Method of WritingTM and applies it to writing effective letters, reports, emails, instructions and proposals.  It offers an opportunity to receive feedback on one pre-course assignment and two post-course assignments.  The second day allows time to discuss and evaluate longer, more technical documents such as recommendations, investigations, formal reports and studies, and proposals.  Group exercises allow participants to learn from each other.

  • This course has sold out each time we have offered it!
  • The student feedback has been outstanding
  • 100% of the participants rated the course overall as EXCELLENT

Lisa Moretto is the President of RGI International, Inc. with offices in Winnipeg, MB and Rochester, NY.  She has 22 years of experience teaching business and technical communication courses for government agencies, private corporations, consulting firms and professional societies.  Her courses consistently receive positive reviews.  She is an engaging and interactive presenter.

She has experience as an Information Developer for IBM in the US and as a Learning Products Engineer for Hewlett-Packard in the UK. Lisa holds a BS in Technical Communication from Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, and an MS in User Interface Design from the London (England) Guildhall University. 

She has co-authored four books with Ron Blicq: Get to the Point!, Guidelines for Report Writing, and Technically Write! with Prentice Hall, and Writing Reports to Get Results with the IEEE Press. 

Lisa teaches regularly for APEGS (the Association and Professional Engineers and Scientists of Saskatchewan) and EGM, (Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba).  Her clients include, Enbridge, Tundra Gas, Vale, TetraTech/WEI, KGS, Hatch, AECOM, Richardson International, LSAM, PAMI, SaskTel and several engineering consulting firms across the US and Canada. She has been an invited speaker to EGM’s annual Ingenium conference for five years.

Lisa is an adjunct professor at the Rochester Institute for Technology, where she teaches Technical Writing, Business Communication, and Effective Technical Communication. She is a Past President of the Rochester Engineering Society and contributes a monthly article to the RES Magazine.  She is a member of the Society for Technical Communication and the IEEE Professional Communication Society.

Event

Early Bird
(Prior to Feb. 10)  

Regular           

Students
(proof of enrollment)

Non-Members

Get to the Point!
(2 day course)

 $1,000

 $1,100

 $550

 $1,250



Track 2  QP Short Course  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Geoscientists Canada (APEGS)

This short course will provide information on NI 43-101 and 51-101.  It is intended to inform practitioners working in the mineral and oil & gas resource exploration areas, using these instruments, on their duties as professionals working in these areas and will provide background information as to what is required to become a Qualified Person with respect to these national instruments.

Sandra Foster, P.Geo., FEC(Hon), FGCis a Professional Geologist with over 35 years international experience in the mineral exploration and geoscience fields.  She has operational experience ranging from greenfields prospects to active mining environments, including exploration project management and resource evaluations for uranium, base metals and potash and coal projects and environmental site assessment and remediation.

Sandra is an independent consultant with a global practice specializing in generation of new mineral projects and the development of highly effective exploration teams.

Sandra has been a registered professional for over thirty years, and was first registered with APEGA (Alberta) when they were one of the only jurisdictions admitting geologists. She has been an active member and volunteer with APEGS since 1999.

Sandra received her Bachelor of Science in Geology at the University of Saskatchewan and her Masters in Science at the University of Alberta. Sandra and her husband Martin reside in Saskatoon and have two sons at the University of Saskatchewan, neither of whom is pursuing a science career.

Sandra has served on APEGS Council and was also APEGS’ representative on the Geoscientists Canada Board of Directors.  She is the current Chair of the APEGS Awards Committee.

John Styles, P.Eng., FEC is President and CEO of Pilgrim Energy Inc., a private company engaged in business and finance consulting to the resource industry, and is founder and president of Outlaw Trail Spirits Inc., a craft distiller based in Regina. He also serves as principal with Auburn Energy Inc., a junior oil company, and has served as a sessional engineering instructor at the University of Regina since 2001. John has over 35 years of experience in the resource industry. He founded and/or has served on the boards of a number of public companies, including Reece Energy from 2007 through to its acquisition by Penn West in 2009. John was CEO of Invictus Minerals Corporation, staking the 97,000 acre KP-289 "Legacy" potash exploration permit in 2005, and ultimately selling Invictus to Potash One (now K+S Canada) in 2008. Previously, he served in various engineering and business development roles with a number of domestic and international resource companies, having started his career with Gulf Canada in Edmonton in 1981.

John holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech (1987), and is licensed as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Saskatchewan, and has received the Fellow of Engineers Canada designation. John has been an active volunteer with APEGS, having served as Councillor for Group IV (2010-2013), and as a member of the Experience Review, Nominations, Academic Review and Professional Edge committees.  He is a past chair of the Academic Review Committee and is currently the vice chair of the Professional Edge Committee.  John previously served on the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board accreditation team as a General Visitor for the 2008 engineering program review at University of Saskatchewan. He serves annually as an industry adjudicator for the fourth-year capstone engineering project presentations by students at the University of Regina. John is secretary of the South Saskatchewan chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and previously served as chair and director of the South Saskatchewan section and director of the Petroleum Society of CIM.

Event

Early Bird
(Prior to Feb. 10)  

Regular           

Students
(proof of enrollment)

Non-Members

QP Short Course
(1 day course)

 $200

 $250

 $100

 $350

 


Thursday Luncheon  12:00 - 1:00 pm

Compact of Mayors – Climate Change Initiatives
Featuring Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark

NOTE: the lunch is only for those registered in the courses on this day.


Friday March 3, 2017

Registration 8:00 am - 8:30 am


Track 1  Get to the Point!  8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Day 2

Get to the Point!  A Practical Writing Course for Business and Technical Professionals
(RGI International)(continued from day 1)


Track 2  Ethics  8:30 am - 12:00 noon

Analysis of an Ethical Dilemma – “The Incident at Morales” (APEGS) 8:30 - 10:00 am

The APEGS Professional Development and Professional Practice Exam Committees are pleased to provide an ethics refresher for all practicing engineers and geoscientists.  Incident at Morales involves a variety of ethical issues faced by a company that wants to quickly build a plant in order to develop a new chemical product to gain an edge over the competition. 

Potential technical and ethical issues arise from equipment design, use of chemicals, and facility siting.  Because of environmental considerations related to the chemicals used in the process, the company decides to construct their plant in Mexico.  Technical, environmental, financial and safety problems arise that involve ethical issues. 

This will be a facilitated interactive session with participants expected to fully discuss issues as they arise in the video presentation. 

Ryan M. MacGillivray, M.Sc., P. Eng., is the Secretary-Treasurer, Senior Design Engineer and partner at the mechanical consulting firm Daniels-Wingerak Engineering Ltd., in Saskatoon.  The firm specializes in mechanical system design for commercial and institutional buildings, including the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan, office buildings, nursing homes, and university buildings.  Systems include building heating, ventilation, air conditioning, controls, fire protection, plumbing, and medical gas.  Prior to joining Daniels-Wingerak Engineering Ltd. in 2002, Ryan was a Research Assistant and Sessional Lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan, where he received his B.E and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering in 1999 and 2005.  He has been registered as a Professional Engineer in Saskatchewan since 2005.  Ryan is currently a member of the APEGS Professional Practice Exam Committee, and has served many roles on the ASHRAE Saskatoon board.  Ryan and his wife, Margaret, have three school-aged children, and they all enjoy golf and camping.

Communication as Ethical Action 10:15 - 12:00 noon
(UofS – Graham School of Professional Development, College of Engineering)

Being an ethical professional means doing the right thing; however, much of our doing originates in communicating. This presentation explores how communication both builds our ethical character and helps us demonstrate that character in our personal and professional relationships. 

Jeanie Wills, PhD teaches in the Graham School of Professional Development, College of Engineering. She also has a Master’s degree and several years of practical communication experience gained through work in radio. She currently teaches interpersonal communication, negotiation, and a foundational communication class. 

Deb Rolfes is the Undergraduate Program Chair in the Graham School of Professional Development and teaches the foundation communication class, oral rhetoric, and the peer mentorship capstone class. She has been involved with APEGS since 2006, first as a Public Appointee to Council and now on the Professional Edge Committee.

Event

Early Bird
(Prior to Feb. 10)  

Regular           

Students
(proof of enrollment)

Non-Members

Ethics
(1/2 day course)

 $100

 $125

 $60

 $175

 

Friday Luncheon  12:00 - 1:00 pm

APEGS Continuing Professional Development Program (APEGS)

All members of APEGS are required to maintain their professional competency by undertaking professional development activities.  APEGS has made revisions to the requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  This presentation will outline these changes and demonstrate how to report professional development activities. 

Marcia Fortier, P.Geo.A.Sc.T, has nine years of field experience in BC, AB, SK, MB and the Northwest Territories. Her most recent work experience has been on Phase I, II and III environmental site assessments and investigations within urban and rural areas of SK and MB as well as groundwater investigations for proposed industrial sites within SK. She has extensive experience in field supervision, data collection, interpretation and analysis of field data, environmental assessment and technical reporting writing. In addition, Ms. Fortier has five years of drafting experience in the environmental, mining, government, municipal, oil and gas sectors. She has drafted using AutoCAD to create construction, municipal infrastructure and environmental drawings for reporting purposes. Ms. Fortier volunteers in the community as an APEGS Professional Edge Committee member, APEGS Professional Development Committee member and with the Broadway Theater in Saskatoon.

NOTE: the lunch is only for those registered in the courses on this day.

 

Track 2  Change Management  1:00 - 4:30 pm

Don’t Just Manage Change: Thrive in Constant Change!!
(UofR – Continuing Education)

Today’s organizations that are thriving never remain static.  Change is no stranger to the managers, leaders and professionals in the engineering and geoscientist fields.  Change is constant, with contemporary considerations including change to business processes, communication methods, and diversity in the workplace.  Shari Hildred, PMP, and facilitator for Career & Professional Development at the Centre for Continuing Education, University of Regina, will lead this interactive session that engages participants while exploring strategies to effectively manage in a changing environment.  Concepts include presenting how changes affect us differently and exploring various areas including effective change management strategies for leaders; why change affects people differently; communication as the single most critical consideration in changing environments; and, some practical tools to take away. 

Shari Hildred, PMP, is an Instructor with the University of Regina for the Project Management Certificate Program and a Senior Cultural Executive.  Shari draws on expertise gained over 20 years of project and management experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Shari’s background includes senior management experience within the Saskatchewan provincial government, private business ownership and the cultural, heritage and arts sectors where she focused on business analysis, financial management and project management in a variety of disciplines including: finance, risk management, policy development, strategic planning, governance framework, operations, human resources, administration, information technology and facilities management. 

Shari has a proven track record of highly successful instructional design and delivery with the University of Regina and Colleges throughout Saskatchewan, including customized course development and delivery for the Government of Saskatchewan’s Public Service Commission, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour Relations & Workplace Safety, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Advanced Education and the RCMP.  In addition, Shari has recently developed and delivered the University’s newest training in the area of project management exam preparation classes. 

Additional areas of expertise include: diligent and accountable development and delivery of complex and sensitive facilitated strategic planning, governance framework and policy development; and, excellence in cultural institution and non-profit management.

Shari has a reputation as a strong, trusted community leader with relationship building and partnership development and is known to work with sensitivity in constantly changing and culturally diverse environments. 

Shari was certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) in 2007, studied Cultural Resource Management at the University of Victoria as well as public policy studies at the University of Regina’s Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. 

As a project manager consultant, Shari applies project management methodology across various industries demonstrating the value of project management regardless of the sector, and continues to research and document knowledge acquired from her work.

Event

Early Bird
(Prior to Feb. 10)  

Regular           

Students
(proof of enrollment)

Non-Members

Change Management
(1/2 day course)

 $310

 $375

 $175

 $410

 


Registration fees include coffee breaks, lunch* and all workshop materials.
GST will be added to all the above fees.

Looking for Accommodations?

Marriott Reservations at 1-888-890-3222 or 306-244-5521.
APEGS has negotiated a rate of $169.00/night, plus taxes, at the Delta Bessborough.
Ask for the APEGS block of rooms for the meetings being held on March 2 & 3.

For More Information:

Contact Shawna Argue, P.Eng., MBA, FEC, FCSSE, FGC(Hon)
Director of Education and Compliance
306-525-9547
toll free 1-800-500-9547
email sargue@apegs.ca