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October 27, 29 & 30

River Valley School Information Session and Open Houses

Location: Two locations in Bowness
Time: Times vary

River Valley School is an independent, dual-stream Montessori and Progressive school in Bowness for ages 3 to Grade 6, now with two campuses. With leadership and global citizenship counted among their core values, RVS is a better choice for your children. Come to the annual Open Houses and learn more.

Cost: Free

Website: www.rivervalleyschool.ca

For further information contact William Waugh, Admissions - 403 246 2275 - admissions@rivervalleyschool.ca



 

October 27 - 30

Reflections West Art Show and Sale

Location: Hyatt Regency Calgary
Address: 700 Centre Street SE
Time: 4pm - 9pm (October 27); 9am-7pm (October 28-30)

Hyatt Regency Calgary will host another edition of the Reflections West Art Show and Sale this fall, where original art work from a selection of well-known Western Canadian artists will be available for viewing and purchase. Artists will be on site painting daily.

Cost: Free

Website: www.reflectionswestart.com/events

For further information contact: 403.231.7798; info@reflectionswestart.com
 


Monday & Tuesday, October 27 - 28

Strategic Workforce Planning

Location: Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
Address: 110 9th Avenue SE
Time: 8:30am-5:00pm

Manage an aging workforce, employee turnover and an evolving economy with a strong succession planning strategy. This course is suitable for executives, managers and HR professionals who will lead strategy and implementation of initiatives related to succession planning within their organizations.

Cost: $2,350

Website: irc.queensu.ca
 

For further information contact: Karen Brick Tel: 1-888-858-7838 email: Karen.Brick@QueensU.ca

 


Tuesday, October 28

Ultimate Software’s HR Workshop in Calgary



Location:  Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire

Address: 255 Barclay Parade SW
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ultimate Software is hosting a complimentary HR Conference in Calgary.  You’ll hear HR leaders discuss how to understand employees’ emotional intelligence, embrace culture during adverse times, and employ best practices during terminations.  You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in discussions on current HR issues taken straight from today’s headlines.

Cost: Free

Website: http://www.ultimatesoftware.com/HR-Workshop-Agenda/70160000000olfD/131
For further information contact: Jody Piper, 800-432-1729, ext. 6796, HR_Workshops@ultimatesoftware.com

 


Wednesday, October 29

Fast Track Your Speaking Business

Location: Heritage Room, Hotel Blackfoot Inn
Address: 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE
Time:  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Be inspired to get back on track with your speaking business.  Meet and network with CAPS Calgary members and past Fast Trackers.  Participate in two 20 minute small-group sessions to get tips and strategies from CAPS Calgary experts.  Find out how you can apply for Fast Track 2015.

Cost: $29.00  payable at the door or can prepay via paypal through website  (CAPS members and past Fast Trackers no charge).

URL:  http://www.capscalgary.ca/events/fast-track-your-speaking-business-2/

For further information contact:  Call Patricia Morgan, 2015 CAPS Calgary Fast Track Selection Committee Chair at 403.242.7796 Or email Patricia at: patricia@solutionsforresilience.com
 


Wednesday, October 29

Thought Leaders Forum: Renewable Energy Transformation in Germany: An Inspiration for Alberta

Location: University of Calgary, MacEwan Hall A (lower level)                  
Address: 2500 University Drive NW
Time: 9:00 am

What is it like to live in a city with 100% renewable electricity? How did Germany become a world leader in renewable energy? What can we learn from Germany to become renewable energy leaders?  Keynote speakers: Bertram Fleck, Chief Administrative Officer (Rhein-Hunrueck County), Christine Woerlen, founder and CEO, Areop Consult

Cost: Free and open to the public. You must register to attend the event.

URL:  http://thoughtleaders.eventbrite.ca

For further information contact: Melody D. Harris; P: 403-210-9786; e: wenet@ucalgary.ca 
 


Wednesday, October 29

Rotary Club of Calgary – Big International Event - Fundraiser


Location: The Bank and Baron
 Address: 125 8 Avenue SW
Time: 5:00 Doors Open.

Last year more than 200 friends, family and Rotarians came out to enjoy the BIE (Big International Event) evening. All proceeds go to making a difference in the lives, health and education of hundreds of Aids Orphans in Uganda through our TRACC program (Taking Rotary Assistance to Children and Communities), and several villages to create their own income generating farms through the Sustainable Cambodia initiative.

Cost: $40: Includes dinner and drink (Available online or at the door)

URL:  http://www.rotaryclubofcalgary.org

For further information, contact Eric Bennett, 403-213-7525
 


Thursday, October 30

Constant Contact Offers and Promotions

Location: Online (Webinar)
Time: 10:30 - 11:30am MDT

This presentation will provide a deeper look into the importance and effectiveness of offers and promotions as tools for either increasing/rewarding loyalty or for driving word of mouth and new customers/supporters/clients.

Cost: Free

Website: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3938593948106166018

For further information contact: Brandon Klayman, 403.770.9776, brandon@cc94.com
 

Thursday, October 30

Ideal Life Experience Workshop


Location: Ideal Life Experience
Address: 205 - 2505 17th Ave SW
Time: 11:00 AM

Most people spend more time planning a vacation than they spend thinking about and really planning their Ideal Life. This workshop is an invitation to slow down for 20 minutes and really think deeply about what you want from your life and to prioritize those wants in a way that will dramatically increase the likelihood of actually living your Ideal Life. The purpose is to provide value to the community by facilitating you through an exercise that helps give you more clarity about your IDEAL LIFE and the importance of making good choices in alignment with that. The end result is an alignment in your financial choices with your most important goals and most deeply held values.

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ideal-life-experience-workshop-tickets-13582951975
For further information contact: Laura Donnelly, TA@ideal-life-experience.ca
 


Thursday, October 30

Brave Communications Performance Training for Leaders presents Jane MacFarlane’s vocal Workout

Location: Leela Ecospa and Studio
Address:  849 – 1 Avenue NE
Time: 12:15-1pm

Brave Communications Performance Training for Leaders helps you communicate your ideas clearly and present them powerfully.
At this 45 minute workshop you will learn effective communications techniques that help you develop your natural voice to deliver authentically and with passion.

Cost:  Regular rate is $40 per session – 15% discount for Business in Calgary events subscribers; multiple session rate is $150.

Website:  http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/brave-communications-and-jane-macfarlane-vocal-workout-tickets-12970333617

For further information contact: Kelly Schuler 403 680-7307 kelly@bravecommunications.ca


Thursday, November 13

ACT v17 Road Show

Location: Executive Royal Inn Hotel and Conference Centre Calgary
Address: 2828 23 St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8T4
Time: 8:30 Registration, 9:15 am Event starts

Join us for this exciting opportunity to see the newest, most feature-rich release of ACT! in years, as we cover what’s new to the 2015 release (henceforth known as ACT! v17), and what’s in store for the future with the new owners of ACT!.
 
Cost: Free

URL:  http://keystroke.ca/default.asp?pID=141#.VDW5OPldWAg

For further information contact: Rebecca Helps, 1-800-857-0558 ext 309, rebecca@keystroke.ca