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November 1 , 2004 - Vol. 1, No. 3

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The Polls Are Alive

Civic elections took place in October, the U.S. chooses a president tomorrow, and later this month Albertans will elect a new provincial government. Your Association, meanwhile, is gearing up for an election of your peers – the people who will play a direct role in the essential business of self-regulating Alberta’s three most important professions. Would you like to get more involved?

View Nominations so far, mail-in nomination form and announcement of Annual General Meeting.

And Your Resolution Was What?

Yes, the year is winding down – and so are your opportunities to take advantage of APEGGA’s professional development offerings. If you still haven’t made good on that self-improvement New Year’s resolution, read on to find out what’s on tap.

Professional Development Evening,
Strategies for Project Success

This workshop addresses the critical leadership issues in the development of project objectives and the application of key personnel to ensure a winning project. Major stakeholders will be identified and organized to facilitate decision making. Special attention will be provided on techniques for developing project scope through the application of appropriate human resources. Participants will learn crucial skills on staffing projects for success. Charlie Murdock, P.Eng., is the presenter.

Edmonton – Tuesday, Nov. 16
Register and find out more. . .


Professional Development Days

Strategic Planning, Katharine Bondy; Bears, Bullies and Bad Behaviour, Murray Vines, Patti Connolly and Claudia Verburgh; Protocol for Building Business Relationships, Joanne Blake; Loss and Risk Management, Dr. George Jergeas, P.Eng.; Difficult Conversations, Dr. Billy Strean (lunch speaker).

Edmonton – Tuesday, Nov. 9
Calgary – Monday, Nov. 22

*Please see information on corporate discount.

Register and find out more. . .

Checking In

Your hardcopy PEGG and The PEGG Online now include a regular digest of what APEGGA is doing on your behalf. It’s called Checking In, and it acts as a project report and news digest, with website links and PEGG references to help you find out more.

More. . .

Coming Soon in the Online PEGG

All hardcopy PEGG stories are reprinted in The PEGG Online, every month. In November watch for stories on internationally educated professionals, the wake of Hurricane Ivan, Southern Alberta’s model of water management success, the plight of the Cold War nuclear test site Amchitka, and much more.


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Building Public Support for Your Project - Doing business in today’s world is a challenging and ever-changing endeavor. Are you prepared? Members of the public expect, and in some cases demand, to be involved at all stages in the design and decision-making process. New approaches are required to manage this new reality. Hear all about it from Dr. Norman Wagner, O.C., PhD, LL.D., of knowledge@work. Calgary Branch Luncheon, Thursday, Nov. 18. more

Mars On Earth – Dr. Robert Stewart, P.Geoph., discusses the High Arctic’s role in teaching us earthlings more about Mars. For the last three years, in conjunction with NASA investigators, the University of Calgary geophysics group has tested the Haughton meteorite structure – one of the most Mars-like places on earth. Calgary Branch Luncheon, Thursday, Dec. 9. more

The EnerGreen Foundation is dedicated to fostering sustainable development through projects that promote the use of renewable and alternative energy. Jeff Arsenych, foundation chairman, discusses solar power installations in the environmentally sensitive Galapagos Islands and in a remote Amazon region. Edmonton District Luncheon, Tuesday, Nov. 16. more

Special Areas Water Supply Project – Long-term viability of the human population in east-central Alberta is largely dependent on water. Andrew Durham, P.Eng., of Alberta Environment presents on this timely subject. Central Alberta Branch Lunchtime Forum, tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 2. more
APEGGA’s Guideline on Relying on the Work of Others – presented by Lianne Lefsrud, P.Eng., APEGGA Assistant Director, Professional Practice. Central Alberta Branch Lunchtime Forum, Tuesday, Dec. 7. more
Professional Development
Your chance to learn something new and refine your existing skills.
For information on Calgary and Edmonton Professional Development Days, as well as the Edmonton Professional Development Evening, see left or find out more on our website.

Building Public Support for Your Project - The Workshop. Dr. Norman Wagner, Dr. Barbara Samuels and Dave Gould of knowledge@work guide you along the tricky and critical path of public consultation, during this Dec. 1 Calgary seminar.

**Register by Nov. 26**

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Mentoring Information Session – Have you heard about APEGGA’s Mentoring Program? Nancy Toth, APEGGA Manager, Professional Development, will tell you more at this Central Alberta Branch information session, Nov. 18.

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Permit to Practice Seminar

One of APEGGA’s popular Permit to Practice Seminars is coming to Lloydminster. Find out what your job is as a Responsible Member. Nov. 16.

Find out more and register online...

Member Services
Esso Savings - Gas prices at the pump have escalated in recent months. But relief is here for APEGGA members, thanks to a deal from Member Services provider Imperial Oil. We now have the full information package on 4.5 per cent savings on fuel, oil, top-up fluid and car wash purchases at Esso. More information and business card application.
Bell and its partners want you to go wireless. An APEGGA Member Services provider, Bell says its solutions can reduce your operating budget, improve your billing cycles and increase employee productivity. The company is holding an all-morning customer information session this Wednesday, Nov. 3, in Calgary, and Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Edmonton.

More about Member Services...
PEGGasusThe Online Professional Development Market Place

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