The Regional Tune Up series will resume in the New Year and the events will be longer with added value. Due to the positive feedback we received from previous events, this winter’s Regional Tune Ups will be full-day events instead of half days as originally scheduled.

In addition, in case you missed it, ACFO events are now classified as training for FIs, so it should be easier for you to get approval from your employer to attend these inspiring and informative events.

The next Regional Tune Up sessions will take place in four different cities across Canada in January and February 2018. These free sessions will include inspiring keynotes and a presentation from the Office of the General Comptroller on career development in the morning followed by a town-hall-style lunch from ACFO. Afternoon sessions will vary by location and will feature leaders in the financial management community. A more detailed schedule will be available shortly. For each event, a complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served.

In addition to professional development, Regional Tune Up events are also a good opportunity for members to receive important updates on ACFO’s work and get a chance to meet staff and board members. It’s also an opportunity to network with your fellow FIs. Sessions are expected to run from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

This year’s Regional Tune Up events are funded through the Joint Career Development Program (JCDP) managed by ACFO and the Office of the Comptroller General (OCG).

Dates and Locations

Tuesday, January 16 – Montreal, QC

Courtyard Marriott, 380 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest
Keynote – Danièle Sauvageau: As an executive coaching consultant, Danièle has helped numerous clients in building new visions and managing change. As head coach for the Canadian women’s hockey team Danièle led the team to seven consecutive wins in world championships. She is a former police officer with the RCMP and Montreal Police.

Tuesday, February 13 – Edmonton, AB

Courtyard Marriott, One Thornton Court, 99 Street and Jasper Avenue
Keynote – Kate Davis: As a writer, comedian, actress and mother, Kate has the ability to find humour in any situation and tackles the serious subject of work and life balance in an easy and entertaining way. Kate’s generous insight and outspoken character provides a powerful combination to help organizations empower their staff with effective tools for managing stress and sustaining motivation.

Thursday, February 15 – Vancouver, BC

Metropolitan Hotel, 645 Howe Street
Keynote – Carolyn Stern: An emotional intelligence facilitator, Carolyn specializes in helping professionals maximize their potential. She has helped thousands of people increase their self-confidence and make decisions and solve problems under pressure. A corporate trainer, Carolyn helps her clients make strong connections in both organizational and personal life.

Tuesday, February 20 – Winnipeg, MB

Radisson Hotel, 288 Portage Avenue
Keynote – Jessica Holmes: Comedian, author and mental health advocate, Jessica uses humour and savvy to deliver motivational insights into finding greater meaning in your work, using positive psychology to be happier day to day, setting and reaching your goals and learning to laugh at life’s shortcomings.


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