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Feb
20
The New Era of Drug Plan Management February 20, 2008 11:45 AM to 1:15 AM Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Format: In Person The New Era of Drug Plan Management
Event: ‘Event Full’
Feb
20
Leverage Your Total Rewards Program February 20, 2008 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person Leverage Your Total Rewards Program To Attract, Retain & Define Your Employer Value Proposition ::: The Conference Board of Canada Compensation Planning Outlook 2006 states that two thirds of the 347 organizations surveyed report that recruitment and retention are two of the top challenges of Human Resources leaders today. According to the same study, the average employer spends 28.5% of payroll on total rewards. This is a significant investment. However, existing and prospective employees often don’t understand the true value of the total rewards program or the value proposition of the organization. The right total rewards program can have a significant impact on positioning you as the employer of choice. This seminar will explore ways you can leverage your total rewards program to help attract and retain the best talent. Our guest speaker, Diane McElroy of Aon Consulting, will present case studies of how employers in Canada and worldwide branded their organizations internally and externally as “employer of choice”. Diane will share recruiting trends and strategies that can help employers capitalize on promoting their total rewards differentiation in the marketplace. Diane will also share trends in total rewards communication and share how effective communication can contribute to developing a high performance workforce that understands the employee value proposition. Diane McElroy, Senior Vice President from Aon Consulting is the leader of the total rewards communication team. She has over 35 years of experience in the development and implementation of strategic total rewards communication plans. Diane has implemented dozens of human resources branding campaigns to help employers attract and retain the best talent. Diane has won over a dozen national and international awards for excellence in total rewards and change management communication.
Event: 10 of 120 Registered
Feb
14
Benefits Fundamentals 3: Drug Plan Primer February 14, 2008 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM National Club, 303 Bay Street., Toronto, Ontario Format: In Person Benefits/Investment Fundamentals. Lecture Three.
Feb
7
2008 Benefit Ball February 7, 2008 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM Liberty Grand, Governor's Ballroom, Toronto, Ontario Format: In Person Aloha Luau - Celebrating a true island experience. Single Ticket and Pair of Ticket pricing is available. Open the PDF file below.
Event: ‘Event Full’
Jan
31
sanofi-aventis Healthcare Survey January 31, 2008 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario Format: In Person .
Jan
24
Pension Fundamentals 3: Socially Responsible Investment January 24, 2008 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM National Club, 303 Bay Street., Toronto, Ontario Format: In Person Pension/Investment Fundamentals. Lecture Three.
Jan
17
Economic Forecasts January 17, 2008 11:45 AM to 1:30 AM Radisson Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan Format: In Person Economic Forecasts
Event: ‘Event Full’
Jan
17
Canadian Economic and Capital Markets Update January 17, 2008 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM Hotel Fort Garry, Winnipeg, Manitoba Format: In Person Canadian Economic and Capital Markets Update
Event: ‘Event Full’
Jan
16
Economic Forecasts January 16, 2008 11:45 AM to 1:15 AM Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Format: In Person Economic Forecasts
Jan
16
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION RISKS January 16, 2008 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person DEFINED CONTRIBUTION RISKS: Pension Adequacy and Replacement Ratios:: There has been significant movement from Defined Benefit (DB) to Defined Contribution (DC) pension plans, with few new DB plans being underwritten over the past 10 to 15 years. While DC Plans empower employees with control of their Investments employees also assume the corresponding responsibility to manage those investments to secure their retirement nest egg effectively transferring retirement risk from the sponsor to the employee. For the most part, DC plans were designed based on an internal set Of budgetary constraints and external competitive pressures. Unfortunately in doing so, even in light of the best adhered to CAP Guidelines, Sponsors may have inadvertently ignored the employee perspective, specifically, explaining and clarifying what retirement income may by delivered by DC Plans. In the coming years more Canadians will retire from DC plans than ever before. Many in our business fear lawsuits grounded in complaints about inadequacy of retirement income, or insufficient replacement ratios* due to ill-designed DC Plans. These lawsuits are likely to take another couple decades, as plan members retire in sufficient numbers from DC Plans to result in widespread legal action. Please join us as Minaz Lalani from Towers Perrin provides practical guidance on the role of employers in managing, or avoiding the potential risk of litigation of retirement (in) adequacy in DC Plans. Minaz will discuss: • A better understanding of retirement adequacy and replacement ratios, answering the question: How much is adequate retirement income? • Managing employee expectations on retirement income and providing worthwhile retirement adequacy education and communication| to employees, and; • Actions employers can take to "bullet-proof" retirement adequacy risk. Minaz Lalani is a Principal and consulting actuary with Towers Perrin in Calgary. He has established and designed DC Plans since the late 1980s; recently, he has been strategically involved in managing DC risks for large DC clients. Minaz has over 25 years of experience in strategic, actuarial and human resource consulting services, including pension review and design, financial management of retirement plans, employee education and governance, including integration of retirement plans in merger and acquisition situations. * Ratio of retirement income as a percentage of earnings at retirement.
Event: 10 of 110 Registered
Jan
15
Outlook 2008 - Year of the Rat January 15, 2008 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM Marriott Hotel, Kensington Rooms, Calgary, Alberta Format: In Person The global economy faces key challenges in the Year of the Rat.
Event: ‘Event Full’
Jan
15
Pension Investment Forecast 2008 January 15, 2008 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario Format: In Person .
Dec
12
Time to Get Dressed Up, Not Stressed Up! December 12, 2007 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Chamber of Commerce, Ballroom, Calgary, Alberta Format: In Person Presented by Dr. Pat Pitsel
Event: ‘Event Full’
Dec
12
ECONOMIC OVERVIEW 2007 December 12, 2007 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person Gary Smith, Ph.D, CFA Senior Strategist/Economist, Alberta Investment Management Financial markets have been exhibiting tremendous volatility over the last several months. Equity markets have been gyrating, certain segments of the credit markets have effectively closed, and the Canadian dollar and other currencies have reached unprecedented levels when measured against the US dollar. What is going on? Join Gary Smith, the Senior Strategist/Economist with Alberta Investment Management as he provides an overview of why the markets are behaving as they have been lately and explores some detail regarding the magnitude of the problems, and to suggest some consequences of the current market turmoil for economic activity over the next few quarters.
Event: 11 of 120 Registered
Dec
6
Christmas Reception December 6, 2007 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Casino Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia Format: In Person Join us for some Hoilday Cheer and a chance to meet with friends and colleagues.
Event: ‘Event Full’