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Are you a high-potential (HiPo) employee? Don’t miss this upcoming event!

Earlier this year, my regular column for Canadian Accountant covered specific ways to get recognized as a high-potential employee.  In it, I laid out seven ways to become worthy of high-potential employee status.  Well, the topic of the high-potential employee got so much attention that I have now been invited to speak on this very subject at an upcoming conference.

Are you a HiPo?


I am very excited to announce that I will be one of the featured speakers at the Elevate Your Mind conference presented by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Alberta in Edmonton at the Shaw Conference Centre on May 14, 2018.  As our Alberta blog readers may already know, I have partnered with this exceptional organization for several years on a variety of learning events, and so I am thrilled to be working with them once again.  Elevate Your Mind is a full-day conference offering a variety of engaging and targeted speakers and sessions to “elevate” the skills of Alberta CPAs at any stage in their careers, and on May 14, I will be presenting a fast-paced high-energy session titled Are you a HiPo?

What is a HiPo?

In case you’re wondering, HiPos are high-potential employees, those illustrious group of individuals who have been tagged as the solid performers in any organization—from the public sector to academia to those in industry.  HiPos are the people who are invited to key meetings, asked for input on a variety of decisions, and offered advanced learning opportunities. And despite challenging economic circumstances in Alberta, they’re also the ones that seem to survive every round of layoffs and land firmly on their feet. So what does it take to be recognized as a HiPo? Is it just who you know, coupled with the luck of the draw? Or can you influence how you and your talents are perceived among the powers-that-be?  Well, that’s exactly what I’ll be addressing in this session.  I’ll explain three specific strategies you can take to showcase your strengths, establish your workplace value, and position yourself as a HiPo in your organization.

Early bird rate in effect until March 29!

Even though this event is organized by CPA Alberta, registration is open to anyone from any organization.  If you belong to a profession that requires ongoing professional education credits, then this may be a perfect (and fun!) way to get a head start on 2018’s requirements.  Here is a link to the Conference Agenda page, with additional links to more information.  Keep in mind that there is an early bird rate in effect until this Thursday March 29, so if you know you want to be there, this is the time to take advantage of a significant discount!

Let me know if you’re attending so that I know to watch for you! 

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