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APEGS Fall PD Days

November 20, 2023 @ 8:30 am - November 21, 2023 @ 4:30 pm

Event Format: In-Person Event

Location: Sandman Signature Saskatoon South Hotel, Saskatoon SK

Hosting Organization: APEGS

Course Summary: Attention APEGS Members!

The APEGS Professional Development Committee is pleased to offer courses once again from the Centre for Technical and Engineering Leadership (CTEL).

Earn Formal CPD credits by attending one or all of the following four sessions and earn accredited CEU’s from the Engineering Institute of Canada.

Course 1: Oh No, Not Another Meeting!: Meeting Skills for Technical Professionals
Cost $300.00*
November 20, 2023
8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Most people hate attending meetings. The meeting is unfocused, runs overtime, and becomes a waste of time. Using the PAT (purpose, agenda, timeframe) approach will bring structure and discipline to a meeting and make it more productive.

Course Objectives:

  • Determine the best format for a meeting and who needs to attend
  • Understand the roles of people attending the meeting
  • Prepare a focused meeting agenda
  • Record and format meeting minutes
  • Present information confidently and concisely as a participant
  • Encourage all meeting attendees to participate
  • Manage time and keep the meeting focused
  • Recognize and manage different personality types
  • Understand how to manage distractions

Course 2: Fostering Innovation in Any Environment
Cost $300.00*
November 20, 2023
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Clients deserve not only solid solutions but creative results. To rediscover our ingenuity, we must learn to use our imagination and resist leaving it outside of our professional persona. This interactive course explores innovative thoughts and ideas by discussing elements that comprise innovation.

Course Objectives:

  • Define and describe innovation generically
  • Focus on and list Gelb’s seven steps for thinking like a genius
  • Understand components of innovation
  • Identify innovative personality types
  • Describe what creativity in the workplace looks like
  • Use brainstorming techniques to generate ideas
  • Understand how to create and foster a culture of innovation

Course 3: Project Management for Everyone
Cost $300.00*
November 21, 2023
8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Projects can quickly fail without clarifying expectations, identifying roles and defining scope. Planning, preparing, reporting, scheduling, managing change, and accountability are essential skills for all leaders.

Course Objectives:

  • Define projects, project management, and project managers
  • Identify the importance of the PMBOK and PMI
  • Identify the five process groups and nine knowledge areas as defined by the PMI
  • Describe the triple constraint
  • Review a project needs assessment and write goals, requirements, and deliverables
  • Create key project documents: statement of work, project planning worksheet, and project charter
  • Examine a project schedule, time estimates, costs, and resources
  • Understand and use the work breakdown structure
  • Review project planning documents: schedule, risk management plan, and communication plan
  • Use planning tools, including the Gantt chart, network diagram, and RACI chart
  • Establish and use baselines
  • Monitor and maintain the project

Course 4: So You Have to Give a Talk?
Cost $300.00*
November 21, 2023
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Nervousness can be reduced with proper planning, preparation, and practice.  Structuring your content and formulating an interesting introduction are the keys to being an engaging speaker.

Course Objectives:

  • Analyze an audience and their needs
  • Formulate an engaging introduction
  • Structure the body of the talk and summarize the information
  • Develop confidence
  • Establish an effective platform presence
  • Create and use effective visuals

Only 30 spaces are available for each course. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

* The course fee is subject to tax and processing fees, which are not included.

How to Register: Click here to register. Deadline to register is November 13, 2023.

Event Contact: Jolene Arthur, Manager of Professional Development and Compliance – cpd@apegs.ca


November 20, 2023 @ 8:30 am
November 21, 2023 @ 4:30 pm


Sandman Signature Saskatoon South Hotel
2815 Lorne Ave
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7J 0S5 Canada