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Conferences, virtual classrooms, courses: 4 easy ways to meet your CPD requirements

A wide range of programs is available to help you fulfill your CPD requirements for 2018

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We’re already halfway through the year (oh how the time flies!), and it’s a great time to take advantage of the programs available to you to help you fulfill your CPD requirements. Whether you register for one of our upcoming conferences, or participate in a virtual classroom or course, you’ll be well on your way to fulfilling this year’s requirements. In the list below, you'll find engaging virtual classrooms, dynamic conferences, as well as and in-person and online courses to help you stay ahead of the curve.

Conferences

A tried-and-true option for meaningful professional development, conferences are one of the best ways to grow your network and your knowledge base.

THE ONE NATIONAL CONFERENCE
When: Oct. 1-2, 2018
Where: Halifax, N.S.
What: Up to 20 CPD hours
The 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.

COMMODITY TAX SYMPOSIUM
When: Oct. 15-16, 2018
Where: Ottawa, Ont. or attend virtually
What: Up to 18 CPD hours
Stay up-to-date on critical commodity tax issues and network with peers from government, industry and practice at Canada’s largest and longest-running indirect tax event.

PUBLIC SECTOR CONFERENCE
When: Oct. 22-23, 2018
Where: Ottawa, Ont. or attend virtually
What: Up to 17 CPD hours
If you’re a senior financial professional in the public sector or work for a not-for-profit that follows PSAB standards, this annual event in the nation’s capital is the place to be.

CONFERENCE FOR AUDIT COMMITTEES
When: Dec. 6-7, 2018
Where: Toronto, Ont.
What: Up to 21 CPD hours
Opportunity lies in times of rapid change. Environments with constant disruption require skilled and diverse audit committee members. Industry experts discuss strategies to help you anticipate change to benefit your board and organization.

Virtual Classrooms

Bring the learning to your office or home with one of our virtual classroom offerings. You’ll be able 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.

Each virtual classroom offering is worth 3 CPD hours.

EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PLANNING AND BUDGETING IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
When: June 20, 2018, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Eastern
A 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.

POWERFUL PRESENTATION SKILLS FOR FINANCIAL EXECUTIVES
When: Sept. 12, 2018, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Eastern
Strong communication skills are critical for financial leaders. In this virtual classroom, you will learn how to create and deliver effective presentations that resonate with stakeholders and drive decision making.

ESSENTIALS OF ONLINE PRIVACY AND SECURITY FOR CPAS
When: Oct. 10, 2018, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Eastern
Most businesses use the Internet to connect with customers, promote work and stay competitive, but they may not understand common security pitfalls. Explore best practices that will help you maximize impact and reduce online risk.

In-Person Courses

Gain valuable insights from experts, network with colleagues and learn a great deal in these intensive courses.

SPECIALIZED GST/HST FINANCIAL SERVICES
When: Sept. 12-13, 2018
Where: Toronto, Ont.
What: 12 CPD hours
This course explores the ever-changing GST/HST legislation and guidance for financial institutions and services, including pensions. Get the practical insights and solutions you need to successfully apply your knowledge in real-life transaction and compliance situations.

IN-DEPTH TAX DIRECTOR’S COURSE
When: Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2018
Where: Saint-Sauveur, Que.
What: 17 CPD hours
In this comprehensive course, you will enhance your ability to manage an in-house tax department and its different roles and develop a greater understanding of tax compliance and financial reporting obligations. This includes the management of internal relationships with different parts of the organization, as well as externally with consultants and the CRA.

IN-DEPTH TAX ISSUES FOR THE OWNER-MANAGED BUSINESS
When: Nov. 3-7, 2018
Where: Mont Tremblant, Que.
What: 25 CPD hours
This course (formerly Advanced Tax Issues for the Owner-Managed Business) is designed for tax professionals in estate planning, retirement and succession planning, or others who work in industry and want to expand their knowledge.

Online Courses

Online courses are one of the most convenient ways to complete CPD requirements on your schedule, and, as an added bonus, you don’t have to change out of your pjs.

PRICING AND CUSTOMER PROFITABILITY
What: 6 CPD hours
Understanding how pricing and customer profitability affect your bottom line is the first step toward maximizing it. This self-paced online course will help increase your understanding and support better decision-making for pricing and profitability.

THE MATERIALITY OF MILLENNIALS
What: 3 CPD hours
Watch this video course to get the essential skills needed to recruit, create contractual provisions, and exercise optimal retention practices for the Millennial generation in small- to medium-sized firms.

PUBLIC SECTOR FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
What: 15 CPD hours
Keep building your knowledge and skills with this comprehensive course that guides you through key elements of financial management for the public sector.

Do yourself a favour and complete your CPD requirements nice and early this year. Register now to take advantage of these diverse online learning options and explore other products in our continuing education portfolio.