The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

CPD Courses/Activities

Here are some Continuing Professional Development opportunities that partner organizations have opened up to our members. The first section lists activities with set dates, the second section lists activities that are more flexible or can be done any time.


Building Better Basements

Overview:
More and more homebuyers expect their basements to provide the same level of comfort, liveability, and moisture control as above grade spaces. Homebuyers won’t accept the damp, cold, wet, mouldy basements of the past. For smart builders, this presents an opportunity to perfect their craft and to deliver the high performance living space that their home buyers demand. This seminar will identify key areas to enhance basement performance, introduces best practices to understand materials, components, and systems and how they work together and ultimately to provide a better basement.

Presenter:
Michael Leo is a professional engineer who has consulted on projects and publications across North America relating to housing, energy efficiency and sustainability. His studies have supported the development of the Energy Star for New Homes program in Ontario, the EnerGuide Rating System, and the new R-2000 Program. At various times benchmarked the energy efficiency performance and greenhouse gas emissions of new and existing housing in Ontario. He taught sustainable housing in the Architecture Program at Ryerson University for 12 years while for the last 15 years he has taught building science and building technology and ecology at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture at the University of Toronto.


Date: October 21, 2020
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Virtual Classroom
Cost: $99 + HST
 
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All our learning events include physical distancing measures as recommended by Canadian health authorities.

This includes:
  • Seating arrangements being spaced at least 2m away from each other 
  • Catering will be served in individual packages 
  • The learning facility will be well ventilated to maintain fresh air.
Our priority is to create and maintain a safe and worry-free space during our learning events.
 

Leadership for New Managers

Overview:
Making the transition from independent contributor to Manager of people is one of the most significant transitions in your career. Up to now you have trusted primarily your technical and interpersonal skills to be successful. Since you are entering your first management position, you must already have some natural leadership skills. All this will continue to serve you well.

This program will introduce you the technical Human Resource skills you need to be a People Manager in today’s employment environment as well as prepare you to develop your leadership style and the positive influence you can have on your team to keep them engaged and productive.

Date: October 29, 2020
Time: TBD
Location: Kawartha Conservation, Lindsay, ON
Cost: Free

Ontario Building Code (OBC) – Part 8 Onsite Sewage Systems 2012 (Exam Prep)

Overview:
This course deals with the 2012 Ontario Building Code (OBC) requirements for on-site Sewage Systems with design capacity of up to 10,000 litres per day. The OBC technical requirements for these systems are found primarily in Division B., Part 8 of the Code, but also include and refer to other portions of the OBC, the Building Code Act and Supplementary Standard SB6.


Date: November 2, 2020
Time: TBD
Location: Kawartha Conservation, Lindsay, ON
Cost: Free

Ontario Building Code (OBC) – Part 8 Onsite Sewage Systems 2012 (Exam Prep)

Overview:
This course deals with the 2012 Ontario Building Code (OBC) requirements for on-site Sewage Systems with design capacity of up to 10,000 litres per day. The OBC technical requirements for these systems are found primarily in Division B., Part 8 of the Code, but also include and refer to other portions of the OBC, the Building Code Act and Supplementary Standard SB6.

Date: November 23, 2020
Time: TBD
Location: Retro Suites Hotel, Chatham, ON
Cost: $995.00 + HST

Ontario Building Code (OBC) – Part 8 Onsite Sewage Systems 2012 (Exam Prep)

Overview:
This course deals with the 2012 Ontario Building Code (OBC) requirements for on-site Sewage Systems with design capacity of up to 10,000 litres per day. The OBC technical requirements for these systems are found primarily in Division B., Part 8 of the Code, but also include and refer to other portions of the OBC, the Building Code Act and Supplementary Standard SB6.

Date: January 18, 2021
Time: TBD
Location: Bobby Orr Community Centre, Parry Sound, ON
Cost: $995.00 + HST

Legal Process for Building Officials and Designers (Exam Prep)

Overview:
The Legal Process course is intended as an introduction to the legal process for all Building Code practitioners including building officials and designers. The Legal Process course can also be an excellent training and preparation tool for persons preparing to write the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Legal qualification examination.

Students gain a basic knowledge of the legal process related to building code administration, roles and responsibilities of all practitioners, and the course is designed to help prepare individuals to write the Ministry of Municipal Affairs legal qualification examination, a requirement for all areas of Ministry qualifications.

Participants are encouraged to complete all Chapters of the course. Some Chapters are intended for all code practitioners while others provide information for Chief Building Officials, aspiring CBO's, Inspectors who have the same powers and duties as the CBO in relation to sewage systems or plumbing, Inspectors who are Supervisors and Managers of Inspectors and Registered Code Agencies. 

Date: April 12, 2021
Time: TBD
Location: Kawartha Conservation, Lindsay, ON
Cost: Free
 


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7 Axioms of Value Creation 

Overview:

Gain the edge and learn about the code for success in today's disruptives times. In his unique online training series, Ian helps shape critical thinking concepts that prepare you for a future which is technology driven and approaching more rapidly than we could ever anticipate. Access this breakthrough learning in a convenient online format and learn from the comfort of your home or office. 

Presenter:
Ian Khan is the principal of FUTURACY Institute of Thought Leadership and was the speaker at OACETT's 2018 AGM and Conference:  CPD Session
He is a Technology Futurist featured on CNN, a Forbes Contributor, and the author of "7 Axioms of Value Creation". Ian has been on the TEDx stage as a speaker three times. As a leadership author and trainer, he extensively tours globally and teaches his 7-Axioms of Value Creation methodology. Ian is also the host and creator of “Blockchain City”, a documentary capturing the adoption of Blockchain technology by cities worldwide. An expert in Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and the convergence of technology, he is a globally renowned technology expert and thought leader.

The following are included:
  1. Introduction to the 7 Axioms of Value Creation Course. A certificate is issued upon completion. (CPD approved for 2 hours under the Management/Leadership category)
  2. eCopy of the 7 Axioms of Value Creation (Writing a short summary will earn 2 hours of CPD under the Management/Leadership category)
  3. PowerPoint Presentation 
  4. Video of the CPD Session at the AGM. (Writing a short summary will earn 2 hours of CPD under the Management/Leadership category)
  5. Introduction to Today’s Technology Power Era Video
Approved for one CPD activity under the Management/Leadership category upon completion of sections 1, 2, and 4 above.

Developing Cultural Diversity in Your Organization FREE
This is a series of 19 videos recorded by Lionel Laroche, one of Canada’s thought leaders on the topic of cultural diversity and immigrant integration. These videos are meant to help viewers understand the true nature of the challenges that culturally different people often experience when they work together. By analyzing how the way we were brought up impacts the way we think and communicate in the workplace, these videos help viewers pinpoint the root causes of the cross-cultural challenges they may experience and provide concrete, tried-and-tested solutions that viewers can implement immediately in their work. By combining insightful diagrams and humorous anecdotes, these videos help viewers see the perspective of others and realize that we can end up with profound misunderstandings even when everyone involved has the best intentions at heart. These videos are highly recommended to anyone who works in an organization where the company picture is diverse. Check out the videos today!


LEAN Yellow and Green Belt Certifications in the GTA from QCDMS Consultants

About the Certification:
LEAN (Toyota & Honda Production System) certifications are in great demand, across multiple job sectors (Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Public Service). LEAN is simple, and yet it is the most powerful business improvement methodology available. Through LEAN, you can engage yourself and your staff to challenge the status quo and improve your organization's performance. Come & learn how to improve your bottom-line and "how to do more with the same".

About the Events:
CJ from QCDMS Consultants (Charanjit ‘CJ’ Bawa, C.Tech. PMP, Black Belt Lean Coach & Change Agent) is conducting 5 LEAN Yellow Belt certification courses and 2 Green Belt certification courses in the next 7 months. After the training, you will be given the opportunity to visit a TOYOTA or HONDA plant (at no additional cost) to witness all the classroom lessons in action. To register or learn more, follow the link above or email CJ at qcdmsconsultants@gmail.com. Be sure to inform CJ of your OACETT membership to receive a discount on your LEAN training.

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Utility Infrastructure Awareness
Ontario's Only Utility Infrastructure Awareness Education Solution 
Cost:  $113.00
  • Take Ownership of Your Safety
  • Reduce Utility Infrastructure Damages
  • Stay in Compliance
  • Increase Your Safety Culture
This e-learning program gives everyone involved on excavation projects the awareness and knowledge to stay safe and reduce utility infrastructure damages when excavating.  Instructions on how to register.

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Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps​ (offered by the Ministry of Labour)  FREE
This training introduces workers to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. It focuses on the health and safety rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors, and employers. It also serves as a general introduction to workplace health and safety. Workers can use this free training program as one way to meet the minimum training required by the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation. The program can be completed using the workbook or the eLearning module.
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