February 2017

Branch Dinner Presentation: Corporate Practice and Organizational Quality Management

Organized by the APEGBC Okanagan Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For space availability, please contact [email protected]
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Prestige Beach House Kelowna - 1675 Abbott St., Kelowna, BC
Presenter: Peter Mitchell, P.Eng.
Director, Professional Practice, Standards and Development, APEGBC

Scott Martin, P.Eng.
APEGBC Councillor and Member of the Advisory Task Force on Corporate Practice
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Online Registration: $15.00 + GST = $15.75
At the Door Registration: $20.00

*Refreshments prepared by the West Coast Grill will be served and are included in the registration cost.
Contact: Pam Ades, P.Eng.
Email: [email protected]
Important Dates: Please register by Friday, January 27, 2017.
Peter Mitchell, P.Eng., on behalf of APEGBC, will facilitate a discussion and presentation for the Okanagan Branch regarding corporate practice and regulation.

We invite association members and stakeholders to learn about the issues and considerations involved in APEGBC's evaluation of corporate practice, and to provide consultation and input on this topic. For background information and more, see apeg.bc.ca/corporatepractice

This presentation addresses several issues currently being examined, including:

  • How do organizations influence the practice of engineering and geoscience by individuals?
  • Would the regulation of companies by APEGBC realistically serve the goal of improving public protection?
  • What, if any, types of organizations should be covered by corporate regulation?
  • Which, if any, regulatory model would be best suited for BC?

Please join us in this discussion to also find out more about APEGBC's voluntary OQM program developed to improve the quality management of professional engineering and geoscience practices at the individual and organizational levels and offers certification to participating organizations. Certification has been shown to result in benefits such as insurance discounts, increased operational efficiency, industry recognition and demand, as well as increased regulatory compliance and exemptions from random professional practice reviews.


5:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Registration and networking
6:00 PM – 6:20 PM:  Branch business and announcements
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Corporate Practice and OQM presentations  
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Close


Parking is available along the north side ofthe hotel, in City Park or in the Impark lot at 275 Lawrence Avenue. 

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