It’s a new year, and you are going to get your 2018 CPD requirements out of the way nice and early, right? Of course! Let us help you get on the right track with our latest offerings. Below, you will find engaging virtual classrooms, dynamic and rewarding conferences, and in-person and online courses to help you stay ahead of the curve. \nVIRTUAL CLASSROOMS\nVirtual classrooms allow you to connect with peers and subject matter experts to ask questions, share ideas and participate in real time. This option is ideal for on-the-go professionals and senior business leaders who are interested in flexible professional development that doesn’t require travel or a multi-day commitment. \nEach virtual classroom offering is worth 3 CPD hours.\nHow to protect your organization from cyberattacks in today's digital world (April 24, 2018)\nExplore the prominent cybersecurity issues facing businesses today as you learn how to protect organizational assets against cyber threats, focusing on malware and common IT deficiencies.\n\nThe business model canvas: Strategy and innovation (April 25, 2018)\nExplore the latest innovative tools and approaches to business models, along with how to lead strategic change in your organization.\n\nBuilding a dynamic, scenario-based forecast (May 10, 2018)\nBuild a robust rolling forecast model, account for multiple scenarios, and learn how to add or remove scenarios easily. The goal is to effectively integrate scenario planning into your forecasting process, allowing you to make effective business decisions using a dynamic and flexible forecast.\n\nEffective operational planning and budgeting in the public sector (May 24, 2018)\nA strategic approach to finance is the backbone of sustainable forecasting models. Dig deeper into the impact your operational planning and budgeting have on financial stability and service delivery in the public sector.\n\nEffective operational planning and budgeting (June 13, 2018)\nJoin Derek Sandison, a leader in the field of organizational performance management, as he guides you through group discussions and the right tools and strategies to use when budgeting and planning for optimal operations. \n\n\nCONFERENCES\nStill one of the best ways to network, learn from the experts, and collaborate with like-minded professionals, conferences offer a great return on investment. This year, we have three that we are particularly excited to share with you. \n\nNational Forum on Technology Solutions (May 28-29, 2018 in Toronto) \nCome together with technology investment decision-makers to develop strategic solutions and explore what the future holds at this brand new conference. \n\nThe ONE National Conference (October 1-2, 2018 in Halifax) \nCash in on early-bird registrations until March 31, 2018.\nThe ONE is Canada’s must-attend, multi-track CPA event of the year. Stay at the top of your game with future-focused sessions, thought-provoking keynotes, prime networking opportunities, and a first-class exhibition floor.\n\nPublic Sector Conference (October 22-23, 2018 in Ottawa)\nConnect with peers, hear about some of the top challenges facing today’s public sector finance professionals, and stay up to date on emerging trends as you explore the leadership and accounting topics that matter most to you. \nIN-PERSON COURSES\nGain valuable insights from experts, network with colleagues, and learn a whole bunch in this intensive course. \n\nIn-Depth HST/GST Course (May 27 – June 1, 2018 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.)\nBuild a strong foundation of knowledge to help you deliver real value-added benefits when advising about HST/GST. This course is designed for serious indirect tax professionals in Canada, both new and experienced. It is the industry standard for training, with a track record for excellence.\nThis course is worth 34 CPD hours. \nSpecialized HST/GST Course (September 12-13 in Toronto)\nFor those who have successfully completed the In-Depth HST/GST Course, this two-day complementary course examines the complex and dynamic indirect tax concepts and legislation for financial institutions, services and pensions.\nThis course is worth 12 CPD hours.\nONLINE LEARNING\nThe online courses available for 2018 are sure to provide helpful information. Here again, the ability to complete these courses at your own pace (and wherever you may be) is an added bonus. \n\nOnline courses range from three to 15 CPD hours.\nOnline Ethics Course Series\nEnhance your knowledge with one of the following online courses that explore the complexities of 21st-century corporate ethics. These online courses provide you with the opportunity and flexibility to learn about ethics at your own pace and at any time to fit your busy schedule. \n\n \n Ethics for the Auditor\n Ethics for the Consultant\n Ethics for the CFO\n Ethics and Tax\n Ethical Principles and the Accounting Profession\n\nThe ONE 2017 Podcast Series: Contemporary Issues in Technology and Sustainability\nInterested in The One? Technology and sustainability are set to change how CPAs make decisions. In this six-part podcast series, we interviewed panelists from The ONE 2017 to share their views on why these topics are relevant across sectors.\nInterested in hearing more of our podcasts series? Explore our other podcast series. Check out the rest of our series. \nCERTIFICATE PROGRAMS\nArm yourself with certifications that can have a real impact on your work, and help you earn the trust of those around you. \nCertificate programs are worth 40 CPD hours.\n\nCertificate in Driving Organizational Profit and Performance\nEnhance your organization’s bottom line and sharpen your skills in performance management. Develop your understanding of how PM will help to improve your organization’s profitability. This program is geared towards mid-level professionals and senior business and accounting leaders with more than five years of experience.\n\nNot-for-Profit Certificate Program\nEnhance your technical skills as a not-for-profit board member or accountant. This program is designed for those new to the not-for-profit industry, either participating on a board or working in an organization. It is recommended to have a base understanding of business and financial management.\n\nPublic Sector Certificate Program\nIncrease your knowledge of public sector finance, deepen your expertise in financial management and keep your career moving forward.\nBy starting to fulfill your requirements early, you’re giving future-you a present. Think all the way to next December when you have your feet up with a holiday beverage in hand, while your colleagues rush to fit in a year’s worth of learning in one week. Register now to take advantage of these diverse online learning options and explore other products in our continuing education portfolio.\n \nKEEP THE CONVERSATION GOING\nIs there something you’d like to see added to the list? Post a comment below.