Fall Professional Development Days Recap
Congratulations to the first CTEL cohort receiving their Silver Level Certificates
he APEGS Fall Professional Development Days were held at the Radisson Hotel in Saskatoon on November 5-6. The Professional Development Committee (PDC) organizers were excited to unveil some of new initiatives for this long-standing two-day event.
The event started out with a new course from the creators of the Get to the Point! Technical Writing Class.
This new offering from CTEL (The Centre for Technical and Engineering Leadership) is accredited by the Engineering Institute of Canada and allowed participants to learn valuable leadership skills.
Topics for this event included Managing Change, Thinking Ethically, Leading the Way and Communicating in Business.
Participants enrolled in the CTEL program had the option of taking all four courses to earn a Silver Certificate, or attending individual sessions.
Because of the positive reviews received from participants, APEGS will offer the next level of the CTEL program on February 28 and March 1, 2019 in Regina. More details for this upcoming event can be found on the APEGS website.
The second professional development track was not to be outdone by the first. APEGS was pleased to have three speakers attend to talk about climate change and its effect on the province and the implications it has for future civil development projects.
There was also a session on Psychological Health and Wellness in the Workplace that was very well received.
The event ended with another initiative started by the PDC. APEGS received feedback from its members that budgetary constraints are one of the reasons members do not attend the Professional Development Days.
The PDC listened and was pleased to offer two free professional development sessions for the first time. Financial Planning and Continuing Professional Development Planning were the chosen topics for these sessions and were both very well received by the attendees.