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Jan
19
Divorced from Reality? Pension Administration of the Matrimonial Property OrderJanuary 19, 2011 7:30 AM to 11:30 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonThe rules, calculations and problems that underpin the administration of matrimonial propoerty orders in Alberta will be explained. While primarily oriented toward pension administrators, this session will be of interest to anyone who would like more insight into the legislative, legal and actuarial processes that go into the creation of MPOs and their administration by pension plans. Presenters: D Mulyk, Alberta Finance, B Thiessen, Aon Hewitt and D McLaughlin, Field LLP. Host: M Biamonte, Enbridge Pipelines and T O'Reilly, Field LLP. [Breakfast 7:30; session 8:00-11:30] Fees below do not include GST.
Event: 17 of 80 Registered
Dec
15
The New Normal in 2011: Investment ForecastDecember 15, 2010 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonThis session will examine the performance of the financial markets and the global economy in 2010; retirement fund expected returns for 2011; investment challenges and opportunities for pension plans; changing investment strategies and key issues for pension trustees and committee members. A panel discussion featuring presenters D Brodersen, ATRF, S Hakim, Aon Hewitt and F Ksiazkiewicz, AIMCo. Host: R Thiessen, Aon Hewitt Consulting. [Breakfast 7:30; session 8:00] Fees below do not include GST.
Event: 71 of 80 Registered
Nov
17
Keeping it Simple: Making Pension and Benefit Communications Understandable and EngagingNovember 17, 2010 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonToo many of your communication initatives miss the mark - they are too clever, too confusing or too unclear. If you get the sense that your customers don't have a clue what you are talking about - you are probably right. So what to do about it? Through this simple and lighthearted presentation, we will review some of the critical - but usually overlooked steps to delivering information in a way that your customers will understand - and hopefully act on. If good communication is so important . . . how come nobody is doing it? Presenter: David Schneider, Edmonton Police Services; Host: Donna McPherson, Great West Life [Breakfast 7:30; session 8:00.] Fees below do not include GST.
Event: 50 of 80 Registered
Sep
22
Alberta Pharmaceutical StrategySeptember 22, 2010 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonInterested in learning more about the Alberta Pharmaceutical Strategy? Presenter: Steven Long. Host: Lorraine Wolhand, City of Edmonton. [Breakfast at 7:30; session at 8:00.] Fees below do not include GST.
Event: 29 of 80 Registered
Jun
16
A Holistic Approach in the Disability Management WorldJune 16, 2010 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonThis session will explore the management of illness cases focusing on a holistic approach. Identifying abilities rather than disabilities is the new best practice and is a more positive approach to assist employees re-entering the workplace. Speakers: Jane Standing, ASEBP; Lynn Norris, ASEBP. Host: Holly Bevan, The ECM Group. Breakfast at 7:30; session at 8:00
Event: 23 of 80 Registered
Apr
21
The Whole Kit and Kabboodle - The Total Rewards StoryApril 21, 2010 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonThe proverbial question for employers - how do we most effectively attract, retain, develop and encourage our people? A key business challenge for any organization is how to optimize where the organization focuses its' time, effort and money with respect to employee offerings - where to get the biggest bang for its bucks. Our session will look at trends in taking a total reward perspective, why this is important and how the pension and benefits' offering fits. This is an information and interactive session so please come prepared to share your stories and learnings. Speaker: Diane Panting, AON Consulting, Winnipeg, Host: Robert Thiessen, Aon Consulting Breakfast at 7:30; seminar at 8:00 Please note: the prices listed do not include GST.
Event: 24 of 80 Registered
Mar
17
Hot Topics in Pension and Benefits LawMarch 17, 2010 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonCurious about the latest trends and challenges in pension an benefit law? Be sure to register for this interesting session to find out more. Presenter: Donald Figol, Mercer (Canada) Inc; Host: Tom O'Reilly. Breakfast 7:30; session 8:00-9:00. [Breakfast at 7:30; session at 8:00.]
Event: 44 of 80 Registered
Mar
10
Pension Plan CommunicationsMarch 10, 2010 8:00 AM to 11:30 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonThis session will provide the basics of creating and implementing an education and communication strategy. Presenter: Maureen Simons, Hewitt Associates; Host: Bob Thiessen, Aon Consulting [Breakfast at 8:00; session at 8:30.]
Event: 6 of 80 Registered
Feb
25
Pension Plan FinancingFebruary 25, 2010 8:00 AM to 11:30 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonPension Plan Financing. This session will introduce participants to the financing of a pension plan. Presenter: Bob Thiessen, Aon Consulting; Host: Sharon Vogrinetz, The Alberta Teachers' Association. This session introduces participants to the financing of a pension plan. [Breakfast at 8:00; session at 8:30.]
Event: 3 of 80 Registered
Feb
17
HR Strategies in the Changing WorkforceFebruary 17, 2010 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonAs the veteran and baby boomer population leave the workforce, employers are having to fill those physical and knowledge gaps with a new crop of workers. This panel discussion will identify what Edmonton's workforce demographics currently looks like and factors impacting the supply of skilled workers now and for the future. This seminar will assist us in understanding the differences between the four generations represented in today's workforce; identify this group's values and needs; discuss how HR professionals have had to evolve to attract and retain them and how employee benefit plans need to respond to the increasing diversity of today's workplace. Presenters: Angela Anderson, APSC; Brenda Nylund, EEDC; Mark Razzolini, ABC. Host: Elaine Shannon, ASEBP. Breakfast at 7:30; session at 8:00.
Event: 30 of 120 Registered
Feb
11
Investments for PensionsFebruary 11, 2010 8:00 AM to 11:30 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonThis session will focus on the basic concepts relating to pension fund investments. Presenter: Wally Jaciuk, Bank of Montreal; Host: David Schneider, LAPP. This session will focus on the basic concepts relating to pension fund investments. [Breakfast at 8:00; seminar at 8:30.]
Event: 2 of 80 Registered
Jan
27
Regulatory and Legal Framework for PensionsJanuary 27, 2010 8:00 AM to 11:30 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonThis session will provide a background of the legislation governing pension plans in Canada and Alberta. Presenter: Mark Prefontaine, Alberta Finance and Enterprise; Host: Tom O'Reilly, Field LLP. [Breakfast at 8:00; session at 8:30.]
Event: 3 of 80 Registered
Jan
20
Investment Fund Manager SelectionJanuary 20, 2010 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonInvestment Fund Manager Selection, Hiring and Firing. Speaker: Ron Abraham. The motivation to change a pension fund's investment manager can arise from several factors: a shift in the fund's structure; a change in a manager's organization or philosophy; or simply disillusionment with the manager's performance. Hiring, firing and monitoring investment managers is one of the most important, and yet, frustrating duties faced by pension plan sponsors. This session will examine how best to select an evaluate investment managers; what factors should be considered and what mistakes to avoid. Breakfast 7:30; session 8:00.
Event: 14 of 120 Registered
Jan
14
Introduction to PensionsJanuary 14, 2010 8:00 AM to 11:30 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonThis session will provide a brief overview of the Canadian retirement income system. Information provided here will serve as a base for more detailed discussions of key pension plan matters in subsequent pension basics sessions. Presenter: Dave Schnore, Universities Academic Pension Plan; Host: Margaret Biamonte, Enbridge Pipelines. If enroling for all 5 sessions please register at the Pension Basic Series (5 pack) for a discount. [Breakfast at 8:00; session at 8:30.]
Event: 7 of 80 Registered
Dec
16
Investment Forecast 2010December 16, 2009 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonThree panel members will discuss market behaviour into 2010. A question and answer period will follow. Speakers: Derek Brodersen, CIO, ATRF; John Crouse, VP, Johnson Inc and Filip Ksiazkiewicz, AIMco. [Breakfast at 7:30; Session at 8:00.]
Event: 29 of 50 Registered
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