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Free Webinars
Featured CPA Source Job Postings
Off the Shelf
Workplace Research
HR Findings
CPA Proud: Celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday

Free Webinars

Are Your Conversations Building Trust?

May 25, 2017 − 12:30 p.m. ET

This webinar introduces Conversational Intelligence®, which draws from emotional intelligence, neuroscience and communications. Conversational Intelligence teaches new approaches and skills to promote healthier conversational dynamics and potentially prime for better relationships and more positive cultures. You will learn about:

• the neuroscience of conversations and how trust and/or distrust impact our communications efficacy

• critical (and common) communications blind spots

• how to trigger more trust in conversations with strategies to prime yourself and others for successful dialogues, relationships and outcomes

Help Your Boss Be a Coach

June 15, 2017 − 12:30 p.m. ET

Whether you’re in a formal coaching relationship or not, this session provides key tips on how to get the most out of a coaching relationship with anyone currently in the position of guiding you through your career. You will learn about:

• acting as a good coachee in the context of a manager/staff relationship

• leveraging your manager(s) in their day-to-day work to accelerate their development

• remaining open to feedback and asking the right questions during performance review time

• taking ownership and structuring meetings that are productive and forward-focused

Tech Strategy Update for Leaders

September 27, 2017 − 12:30 p.m. ET

Leaders needn’t know all of the answers − they just need to ask the right people the right questions. This tech strategy update is designed to help leaders get the most from their upcoming technology investment… and their people. You will learn about:

• the five most important (and toughest) questions to ask about technology and tech investment

• 16 tech trends and five implications

• four costly – and avoidable – edetours

• critical issues at the intersection of client relationship management/marketing automation/web/mobile/social

Leadership and Management Webinars

CPA Canada offers a wide range of webinar topics for members and non-members. The Leadership and Management series focuses on topics such as career advancement, people management and HR issues. Members may earn one hour of CPD credit upon successful completion of a quiz for each webinar.


Profile: Brad Williams, CPA

~ Lorie Murdoch

Williams ran his own start-up, Travergence Inc., for 18 months and has held many positions since starting out at KPMG’s Victoria, B.C. offices in 1996 where he got his designation four years later. He left the Big Four firm in 2000 for a CFO position with Pacific Coast Net and has since worked with 17 different companies, including PCNet International as President, Street Light Intelligence as CFO, foreign exchange company Custom House as VP Business Expansion and Integration, and Gravity Lab Inc. as CFO.

Fostering Professional Development at all Career Stages

~ Robert Half

The ability to adapt and motivation to learn are key factors for career success. The more you know, the higher you can climb on the career ladder. And if you’re a manager, the more knowledge your team has, the better they can make strategic decisions and minimize costly business mistakes. Unfortunately, even though most executives recognize the importance of continuing education, many don’t offer such courses.

Six Ways to Reignite Your Job Hunt

~ The Mason Group

If you’ve lost focus on your job hunt and it’s time to reinvigorate your motivation, what’s the best way to start? This article provides six action items to help reignite your job search.

Career Reflections from a Millennial and a Baby Boomer: Part 3 – Late Career

~ Sandra Oliver

A new scientific study examining the careers of almost 3,000 physicists indicated that age is not a factor when determining significant career triumphs and high-impact work. Achieving success in your field is just as likely in the late career stage as it is in early or mid stages. To close the career stages series, continue reading to hear about what Olivia and Sandra think about what’s in store for them in the late career stage.


Featured CPA Source Job Postings

Manager, Pari-Mutuel Operations

Hastings Racecourse

Vancouver, BC

Assistant Manager − Financial Reporting


Winnipeg, MB

Financial Accounting Consolidation Consultant

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia

Senior Financial Analyst

Ontario Ministry of Transportation

St. Catharines, ON

Senior Tax Advisor

Dominion Diamond Corporation

Calgary, AB

Off the Shelf

Who: The A Method for Hiring

Authors Geoff Smart and Randy Street provide solutions to what has been called “the single biggest problem in business today”: unsuccessful hiring. The average hiring mistake costs a company about $1.5 million a year − and many wasted hours. In this book, you'll learn how to:

• avoid common bad hiring methods

• define the outcomes you seek

• generate a flow of A Players to your team by implementing the #1 tactic used by successful business people

• ask the right interview questions to improve your ability to distinguish an A Player from a B or C candidate

• attract the person you want to hire by emphasizing the points the candidate cares about most

Workplace Research

Is the Honeymoon Over at Work?

A recent Robert Half study indicates workers are happiest and least stressed in the first year of employment. After this honeymoon period, employees are expected to work more autonomously and take on added responsibility. At the same time, aspects of the job that initially seemed novel and interesting may lose their appeal.

HR Findings

Smart Workplaces

If you feel the technology you use at work is somewhat outdated, you are not alone, according to a survey of 3,800 employees across 10 countries, including 300 Canadians.

42% of Canadian employees say their workplace is not "smart" enough.

35% believe their home tech is more cutting-edge than their work tech.

57% of global employees expect their workplaces to embrace new technology such as virtual reality within the next five years, compared to 39% of Canadians.

Source: © Canadian HR Reporter, by permission of Carswell, Toronto, Ontario, 1-800-387-5164. Web:

CPA Proud: Celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday

Why Are You Proud to Be a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant?

Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary. We’re celebrating you, Canadian CPAs. Tell us why you’re proud to be a Canadian CPA. Your response may be published on the CPA Canada website and in a special article.



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