Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Performance Learning Series Workshops

Performance Learning Series Workshops

Maximizing Your Business Financials: May 10, 2018 

Alberta Women Entreprenuers (AWE) has partnered with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA)& Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to bring to you a series of financial literacy sessions for business owners over the summer of 2018.

"Maximizing Your Business" session explains the key concepts of cash management, working capital and operational efficiency. Geared towards small and medium business, this session teaches entrepreneurs and their team how to be able to review and change their cash management practices so less cash is required to operate the business and the cash needs of the business can be projected and analyzed.

HR 201: April 18 to June 14, 2018

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has partnered with TEC Edmonton and Juna Consulting Inc., to bring a series of six essential Human Resource topics to small business owners as well as managers, supervisors or anyone who deals with HR capacity as a part of their organization. This 6 session breakfast series will take place in Spring 2018 in Edmonton, AB.

Session One: Bill 17- Updating Company Policies to Match New Legislation Requirements, April 18

Did You of January 1, 2018 Alberta has new legislation?

Bill 17 is the Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act, and it involves changes to the Alberta Employment Standards Code. HR professionals, managers and business owners need to know which company policies are affected and need updating to comply with legislation to minimize risk of fines, complaints, etc.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • List changes to existing employee rights/benefits
  • Incorporate new provisions (to comply with law)
  • Determine the impact of these changes on their workplace

Session Two: Respectful Workplace Matters - Dealing with Harassment and Bullying, May 15

The recent groundswell of harassment allegations in the media (#METOO) has caused many people to take notice of human resources issues. It’s hard to know exactly what IS considered acceptable behaviour in the workplace these days, especially when there has been a history of power imbalances and/or a track record of fraternizing between employees.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the spectrum of respect – from incivility to targeted bullying
  • Identify harassment and its negative workplace effects
  • Discuss impact, roles and responsibilities of bystanders
  • Explain rights and responsibilities of employers and employees under relevant legislation
    • List the protected grounds under Alberta Human Rights Act
  • Respond appropriately to allegations of bullying / harassment

Session Three: Diversity and Inclusion, How to Hire and Leverage Uniqueness, June 14

Managers don’t tend to focus on employee motivation until it’s lost, and most managers think money is the top motivator; but it’s not. Things that are most motivating to employees tend to be easy to do and cost effective. But, the hardest part of rewarding performance at work doesn’t follow the Golden Rule (treat other people the way you want to be treated).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Re-evaluate their current job descriptions and recruitment efforts to expand their reach
  • Assess their working conditions/environments to broaden opportunities – accommodate different workers that add value
  • Select different hiring tools that determine best “fit” for applicable jobs

For more information on the Performance Learning Series Workshop, please contact

Building Resources

AWE has created a guide to help you assess financial risk and perform a detailed market analysis. You can download the guide here.