Getting involved in your profession can be rewarding! Doing so is a great way to expand your network, sharpen your skills, and discover resources that can help you succeed at work and elsewhere. Here are five ways that you can renew your engagement with your profession this fall:
- Cast a Ballot – The CPA Alberta Board and Regulatory Vote is currently underway. There are three open board positions, and four changes to the bylaws for consideration by Alberta CPAs. Take the time to carefully consider board candidates and the bylaw amendments—your vote will impact the future direction of the profession. Find out how you can cast your ballot.
- Hear an Interesting Speaker – The third installment of the CPA Assist Speaker Series features former NHL goaltender Clint Malarchuk. He will share his emotional story of his long battle with obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression and alcoholism, in an effort to end the stigma of mental illness and help others who are suffering. The event will also include a book signing. Get the details and register.
- Volunteer – Volunteering within the profession is a great opportunity to use your knowledge and experience to advance the profession, while also expanding your network and skills. Volunteer roles exist at CPA Alberta, CPA Canada, and related organizations. More information on volunteer opportunities can be found here.
- Gain Knowledge – Fall is back-to-school time! Why not become a student yourself? CPA Alberta offers a wide variety of learning opportunities, from personal and professional skills to technical competencies. The Fall/Winter 2016/2017 Professional Development Catalogue is now online in a fully searchable, easily accessible format. Search for relevant courses today, and register early!
- Go Local – Local chapters provide an opportunity to connect with CPA colleagues in your area, and provide a great outlet for networking and developing your knowledge. Chapters are independent bodies, with their own executive. Currently, active CPA Chapters exist in Calgary, Edmonton, Central Alberta, and Grande Prairie, and all offer interesting and relevant events to participate in. In addition, there are similar organizations devoted specifically to the needs and interests of CPAs in public practice, which also offer abundant networking and learning opportunities. Find your local chapter
Pick one, two or all five, and deepen your connection to your profession today! You can also learn more about the services, programs and resources offered by CPA Alberta by attending the CPA Alberta Orientation session, taking place immediately following the CPA Alberta Annual General Meeting on September 20.