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Self Employment Training Program

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 8:45am to Friday, December 21, 2018 - 4:00pm

Self-Employment Training Program is an Alberta Labour initiative that Community Futures Entre-Corp has delivered collectively for 21 years.
The self-employment (SE) training program is a 1-year commitment that will provide training and mentorship on how to start and run a business.
It begins with 7-weeks of classroom-led business training.  Classes run Monday to Thursdays, from 8:45 am to 4:00 pm.
Students will receive regular mentoring support and ongoing follow-up reviews out to one full year.
The 7-week classroom portion includes topics such as:
GST/payrollThe
Basic bookkeeping & financial statements
Quickbooks
Income tax matters
Understanding sole proprietorship/partnerships/corporations
Pricing
Basic Excel
Cash flow budgeting
General operations
Market research (identifying your customer, your competition, industry/product definition)
Social media relationship building
Business planning
HR management
Strategic planning and SWOT
Basis sales tips 
Customer Service
LEAN principles
Several guest speakers are invited in to discuss insurance, OHS/WCB, legal matters, graphic design, branding, website matters, managing stress, True Colors, Chamber memberships, as well as a list of guest panel speakers who are also business owners and have a wealth of experience to share. 
Interested individuals must apply and be assessed for eligibility to determine acceptance. If you want more specific information about the whole program, or just parts of it, please call Pat Guist at 403-528-2824.  The deadline to register is October 26, 2018.   

Emerging Industries & The Future of Work - Session 3

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

EMERGING INDUSTRIES & The Future of Work - Event 3 of 3:  Renewable Energy

#emergingindustries

Thursday, November 29, 2018

This is the third of a three-part series.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

This event is designed to raise awareness and encourage business and community members and to consider the impacts of new industries in our region and how this will affect the region's workforce; and to help prepare employers and workers for the jobs of tomorrow.

The day will be structured into 4 sessions.  Experience an exceptional day of learning with thought-provoking speakers and leaders.  

SESSION 1 - KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Gianni Kovacevic is an investor, author and sought-after strategist in the energy divestment movement. Drawing from over 20,000 hours of research in incumbent and modern energy themes, he is frequently interviewed by the media and has enlightened audiences around the world with his unique brand of storytelling.

His recently published book, My Electrician Drives a Porsche?, was introduced to audiences by way of a one-of-a-kind journey across America in an all-electric Tesla, now credited as the world’s first zero emission book tour. Widely considered as a must read in investment circles, the book is written as an allegory that showcases how technology and human progress will impact every facet of our lives.

Through artful storytelling and finely illustrated analysis, Gianni Kovacevic engages audiences about the fusion between technology and energy.  He shares how this will impact your life, your business and your future.   Will you have more or less customers in the future and what is the impact of established economies versus emerging economies? Audiences learn about the global shifts in energy production that are changing our world, our work place and the role technology plays and how environmental concerns will naturally figure into the economy of the future.

SESSION 2 - SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS

Alberta is a national leader in wind energy, with an installed wind energy capacity of 1,479 MW. The province’s wind farms produce enough electricity each year to power 625,000 homes, equivalent to about eight per cent of Alberta’s electricity demand. As impressive as its progress has been so far, the future for wind energy in Alberta is even brighter. The provincial government’s Climate Leadership Plan promises to phase out Alberta’s 6,300 MW of coal-fired electricity generation by 2030, and replace two-thirds of it with renewable energy. The percentage of demand met by renewable sources is expected to triple from nine per cent today to as much as 30 per cent by 2030. Evan Wilson from the Canadian Wind Energy Association will be on hand to discuss this transition and the opportunities that will be derived from all this planned development in the province of Alberta

SESSION 3 - LOCAL DEVELOPERS

You don’t have to drive far in southern Alberta to see an old rusted windmill in the back corner of someone’s yard.  Interesting how a great idea lived its course, gave way to the modern grid and now is being reinvented in the form of wind energy.  This talk will give a picture of what work within wind energy looks like, how it impacts the community around it and what the future could look like for southern Alberta.

SESSION 4:  Panel Discussion:  we will host a panel discussion with all of the days’ speakers with a Q&A session on the days’ presentation and the topics discussed.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:   Employers, Early adopters, Students, Entrepreneurs and Business Owners, Industry representatives in education, human resources, banking, insurance, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, government, logistics, property and construction, charity, law and policy, energy and utilities, retail, supply chain management, transportation, music, advertising, and real estate.

WHEN:

Thursday, November 29, 2018

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

WHERE:

Medicine Hat College, 299 College Dr, Medicine Hat, Alberta

The main event will take place in the Eresman Theatre.

A Medicine Hat College map and parking pass will be forwarded to you upon registration.

COST:

Included in your ticket price is a lunch, refreshments and a parking pass for the event.    We will provide a GLUTEN-FREE option at the event.    

If you have any questions, please call Community Futures Entre-Corp at 403-528-2824.

View our video link:    https://youtu.be/ugH4j7RvOAY

Register at this link:    https://emergingindustriessession3.eventbrite.ca

 

Canada's Digital Privacy Act (DPA) and the impact on Small Business

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

APEX (a collaborative initiative and partnership between three core service providers, Community Futures Entre-Corp, Medicine Hat College and Alberta Innovates) is offering this free seminar.

This seminar will be presented by Sarah Bowman. Sarah is a Partner at Bolton Bishop Bowman law firm in Medicine Hat.

Costs to the overall economy from data breaches are substantial.

In June of 2015, the Canadian government passed the Digital Privacy Act (DPA), an amendment to Canada’s
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA). This amendment outlines
important information on mandatory breach reporting, notification and record keeping requirements that,
until November 2018, have never been adequately enforced by the government.

Aside from the obvious ramifications of a breach such as lost data and revenue, one of the many new
requirements of the DPA (effective November 2018) requires all Canadian organizations to "keep and maintain a record of every breach of security safeguards involving personal information under its control."

These new mandatory reporting requirements will have an impact on businesses across Canada.
For small business, what does this mean? How can small business prepare for the DPA amendment?

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This seminar is designed for small business owners.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

• What is considered personal information?
• How will Canadian Digital Privacy Act (DPA) requirements affect your business?
• What is a security breach? Who needs to be notified? How soon should notifications of a breach happen?

• What is proper record keeping in the event of a breach?
• The Privacy Commissioner’s authority (audits, fines for non-compliance)
• Examples of data breach scenarios. What are violations and scenarious that could result in possible fines?
• What are the steps that businesses need to take regarding the DPA to prepare now?

WHEN:

Friday, December 14, 2018

Presentations will start at 10 am sharp

Presentations end at 11 am

Questions from 11 am - 11:30 am

WHERE:

Medicine Hat College, Crowfoot Room

HOW DO I REGISTER?  You can register at the Eventbrite Link:   https://digitalprivacyact.eventbrite.ca

If you have any questions about this event, please call Elizabeth Blair at 403-528-2824 or Email at Eblairatalbertacf.com

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