October 2019 PD News

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CPA Manitoba’s Professional Development seminars focus on both technical and enabling competencies, allowing you to expand your knowledge in a variety of topic areas including, wealth management, leadership skills, emerging technologies and more.
The 2019-2020 program offers over 350 sessions in web-based and in-class formats. Check the Professional Development calendar for more details.  
CPA Manitoba is also offering a variety of  complimentary courses on October 15 at the  Samuel N. Cohen Auditorium located in the Albrechtsen Research Centre near St-Boniface Hospital. This seminar can be recorded and sent to attendees after the session. 

PD Passports provide a savings option for business professionals interested in taking multiple courses at a discounted price. The non-transferable personal passport can be used to mix and match any combination of web-based, half-day, full day and two-day seminars equal to 5 days. 

Savings Example with a Personal Passport

Full-day classroom seminar$375
Passport price for full-day classroom seminar$220
A Corporate Passport allows you to mix and match any combination of web-based, half-day, full-day and two-day seminars equal to nine days and is transferable to all staff in your organization.

The PD program and all passports will run until the end of March 2020. Contact the Professional Development Coordinator at pd@cpamb.ca for more details.

Ethics CPD Requirement Reminder
The professional ethics continuing professional development (CPD) requirement is effective January 1, 2019. 
Members are required to complete a minimum of four hours of verifiable professional ethics CPD during the first 3-year rolling cycle ending December 31, 2021; unless a member is exempt from CPD requirements. Members will then be required to complete the minimum of four hours during each subsequent 3-year rolling cycle. 
Professional ethics (CPD) is learning that specifically addresses professional ethics and/or professional conduct matters that are relevant and appropriate to the member. Ethical decision-making will occur throughout ones’ professional career and at times professional ethics can be a difficult area to manage or adhere to. This may be especially true in areas such as accounting, finance and business where there can be complex issues, ‘grey’ areas and/or pressures to compromise high ethical standards for ‘the bottom line’.
Professional ethics CPD can cover a wide range of topics related to ethics and ethical decision making. Similar to all verifiable learning activities, the four-hour professional ethics requirement can be fulfilled in a number of ways, including coursework (whether through a CPA body or other sources), and other relevant learning activities (including in the workplace). The four hours do not have to be obtained in one single program but can be accumulated through ethics components in any number of seminars or courses.
Examples of topics for Professional Ethics can be found within the CPD Requirements Policy. Should you have additional questions, please contact membership@cpamb.ca.