Sept. 16 - Sawridge Hotel, Fort McMurray
Nov. 25 - Hotel Macdonald, Edmonton
MANAGING KNOWLEDGE IN A VIRTUAL WORLD
A Seminar with Hubert Saint-Onge -- Delivered Live via the Internet
Sept 9, noon 12:30 - Online Introduction and Survey of Member Interest (no charge)
Sept 21, noon 1:15 - Online Seminar ($75)
APEGGA, in collaboration with the CEO Quality Network, is providing an opportunity to use the Internet to receive further professional development. Our first session is on the topic of Knowledge Management - led by one of North America's most noted experts Hubert Saint-Onge.
The Topic: As organizations start to compete more and more on the basis of Knowledge, they realize that many of their corporate systems and approaches are woefully inadequate for the challenge. Knowledge flows electronically around the world in seconds and Knowledge Networks are now more powerful than organizational position or status. Organizations that marshal their resources through "Knowledge" must have an approach that emphasizes and manages human and intellectual capital.
Learning Objectives: What is Knowledge Management?, Why is this important?, Is this just another management fad?, What approaches work best?, What are some of the key issues?, Where do we start?
Our Globally Recognized Expert: Hubert Saint-Onge has been described as Canada's answer to Peter Drucker. Fortune Magazine described him as a leader in the field of levering knowledge capital and featured his successes.
Hubert has developed a comprehensive strategy for building organizational and corporate capability through Knowledge Management. His insights have helped illuminate thousands of people around the world.
Sponsors The CEO Quality Network is operated by Instigo - an online learning company that is dedicated to providing the best professional development sessions via the Internet. The CEO Quality Network is guided by leading CEOs and is dedicated to having the best management development sessions available on the Internet
This event will use an award winning technology called CyberSessions.
Find out more information and register online using the flashing "live conference" button at http://www.ceoqnet.com
APEGGA SEPTEMBER CALGARY BRUNCH LUNCHEON
Date: Thursday, September 16
Time: 11:15 a.m. Registration,11:45 a.m. Luncheon, 12:15 p.m. Guest Speaker
Where: The Palliser Hotel
Cost: $24.00 Members / General Public $12.00 Students
Guest: Gary Steeves, P. Eng., Project Leader
Speaker: Y2K Project, TransAlta Corporation
Topic: Keeping the Lights On
TransAlta recognizes the importance of electricity to the consumer. Thats why weve committed significant resources to manage the year 2000 issue. Youve probably heard a great deal about Y2K and its potential to disrupt information systems and business operations globally. For the electric power industry, a huge effect was required due to the widespread use of electronic technology and the complexity of an interconnected power grid.
TransAlta's Focus is on keeping the power system and internal busines processes intact. The scope of the project is company-wide, and includes control and automation systesm used throughout our operations.
By June 30th, TransAlta had fixed or replaced and tested all major systesm that generate and deliver elecricity, meeting the standard set by the North American Reliability Council. Further testing has been done at all gnerating plants where clocks were advanced to Dec. 31, 1999 and monitored as they successfull passed through critical Y2K dates. TransAlta's generating plants continue to operate in the year 2000 today.
TransAlta is working with key customers, suppliers and business partners to minimize the risk of unexpected events. We have contingency plans in place to restore service quickly in the unlikely event of a year 2000-related power outage.
To ensure adequate seating pre-register with the Calgary APEGGA office at 262-7714 before Monday, September 13, 1999.
APEGGA EDMONTON DISTRICT MEETING LUNCHEON
Date: Sept 21
Time: 11:30 a.m. Registration,12:00 p.m. Luncheon, 12:40 p.m. Guest Speaker
Where: Westin Hotel
Cost: $22.00 Members /Non-Members, $10 Students, Visa and Mastercard available.
Guest Speaker: Aldo Zanoni, President, Network Learning Masters, Vice President, Dev Studios
Topic: Why Technology Implementations Fail - Realigning Technology Solutions with Business Drivers
How can technology implementation failures be prevented? How do we realign it so that it better fits today's business drivers? If your company is similar to most organizations, the wrong people are making critical technology decisions for the wrong reasons. There is a high possibility that your information technology decisions are not congruent with your business strategies. Discover what successful companies will be doing to succeed in 2000 and beyond.
Bio: Aldo Zanoni is the founder and President of Network Learning Masters and co-founder and Vice President of DevStudios Inc. Mr. Zanoni is a certified technology professional with over 20 years experience as a teacher, consultant, systems analyst, networking instructor and business solutions analyst.
To register please call: Shirley Layne or Barb Robinson at 426-3990 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by Thursday, Sept. 16
APEGGA CALGARY BRANCH LUNCHEON
Date: Oct. 13
Time: 11:30 a.m. Registration,11:45 p.m. Luncheon, 12:15 p.m. Guest Speaker
Where: The Palliser Hotel
Cost: $24.00 Members /General Public, $12 Students, Visa and Mastercard available.
Guest Speaker: Alec Patterson, Production Coordinator, BHP Diamonds Inc.
Topic: Diamonds are Forever
The EKATI Diamond Mine, a joint venture of BHP Minerals (51%), DiaMet Minerals (29%), and geologists Stewart Blusson (10%), and Charles Fipke (10%), started production in October of 1998. The opening of Canadas first diamond mine was the culmination of the efforts of many people, and several years of exploration, study, environmental review, construction, and finally production.
An overview of the project will be given to provide a frame of reference. The organization and responsibilities of the mining engineering function will be discussed in detail, including the various tools used on a daily basis. Lastly a brief glimpse of the start-up issues facing the group will be presented.
For more information or to pre-register please contact the Calgary APEGGA office at 262-7714 before Thursday, October 7, 1999.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS
Date: Calgary: Nov 22; Edmonton: Nov 29
Where: Westin Hotel, 320 4th Ave., Calgary; Westin Hotel, 10135 100 St, Edmonton
Cost: $ 85 prior Nov. 6 (Calgary), $ 85 prior Nov. 13 (Edmonton), $100 after for both
Cancellation: Full credit if cancelled prior to 7 days before event. No credit thereafter.
Contact: Make your Seminar choices and call, fax or e-mail the Edmonton office for more information or to register. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Contact: Shirley @ (780) 426-3990, 1-800-661-7020, fax (780) 426-1877, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY SCHEDULE
8:00 8:30 am
8:30 10:00 am
CROSS- CULTURAL TRAINING
10:00 10:15 am
10:15 11:45 am
SPEED READING (Contd)
POWERFUL PRESENTATIONS (Contd)
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Contd)
11:45 1:15 pm
SPEAKER Dr. Jim Beaubien, CSP, CEO of HOPE Learning Systems Ltd.
Topic Thriving On The Brink Of Chaos
1:15 2:45 pm
MAKING MEETINGS WORK
2:45 3:00 pm
3:00 4:30 pm
EFFECTIVE WRITING (Contd)
CAREER MANAGEMENT (Contd)
CONTRACT MANAGEMENT (Contd)