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Free HTML & CSS Essentials Workshop

Want a taste of the world of a Web Developer? Join us for a free evening of learning to code! Led by members of the Lighthouse labs team, you'll be introduced to the fundamentals of web development, and have the chance to try your hand at building your very own website using HTML, CSS, and a little bit of JavaScript.

The workshop will consist of an hour of lecture time and then two hours of hands-on keyboard, coding and exploring the different aspects of programming. There will be mentors on site to help you every step of the way!

If you’ve ever been curious about what it takes to create and customize a website, this workshop is the perfect place to get you started.

Requirements:

Hardware: A Windows or Macintosh laptop.

Software: Atom or Sublime Text installed.

Please note you are required to bring your own laptop (and don't forget your charging cord!).

Not able to make this one? Check out our next HTML & CSS Workshops on:

About Lighthouse Labs:
Lighthouse Labs will take you from coding hobbyist to professional developer. You’ll be immersed into full-stack web development through hands-on experience.

With the support of a brilliant team of instructors and mentors who view coding as the ultimate craft, you’ll join the ranks of over 500 developers in the Lighthouse Labs community. Our industry driven-curriculum and rigorous education standards have created the ultimate result for our graduates: over 95% employment rate.

Learn more @ www.lighthouselabs.ca.

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North Vancouver Real Estate Summit

THE KEY TO INVESTING IS BEING EDUCATED

Please join 4 the real estate industry’s experts for an event of learning how to buy, sell, and manage in today's fast-paced real estate market.

Who you will see and hear from at this event;

David Steele, Western Wealth Capital                                                                             How YOU can DOUBLE your equity investing in U.S. multi-family

Kyle Green, DLC Homeline Mortgages                                                                                                       Mortgage tax strategies that can save you thousands in taxes

Cynthia Aasen, Investment Revenue Realty                                                                                                     Why it is time to start looking at Limited Partnership investing in B.C.

Taylor Steele, Investment Revenue Realty                                                                                                 How to maximize your investing potential using your RRSP’s

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

6:30pm to 9:00pm

Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

138 Victory Ship Way

North Vancouver

 

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Intro to Data Analytics

Experience learning Data Analytics at BrainStation with an introductory evening workshop.

Looking to become confident with data? BrainStation’s part-time Data Analytics course is an effective medium for achieving your digital goals because it is led by an industry expert, it’s hands-on, and you’re accountable to your Educator and peers. If Data Analytics is something you’re curious to dive deeper into, this 90 minute Intro To Data Analytics Workshop is an excellent precursor to the part-time course and offers a great taste of the BrainStation learning experience.

The workshop will provide you with the basic understanding of Data Analytics, and how you can collect, analyze and communicate insights using tools like Excel and SQL. We’ll look at real-world examples of Data Analytics, and discuss how data can be used to generate ideas, solve problems and encourage innovation.

We’ll end the workshop with an exercise allowing you to analyze data and draw insights.

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BrainStation Vancouver Info Session

Interested in building your digital skills? You've come to the right place. Our goal is to empower you to stand out digitally, through courses, bootcamps, workshops, and events.

Whether you're looking to transform your career or level up in your current role, we host free Info Sessions to give you an opportunity to explore all that we have to offer in Vancouver, and identify what works best for your learning goals.

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UX Principles

Experience learning UX Design at BrainStation with an introductory evening workshop.

Looking to advance your career growth with UX Design skills? BrainStation’s part-time UX Design course is an effective medium for achieving your digital goals because it is led by an industry expert, it’s hands-on, and you’re accountable to your Educator and peers. If UX Design is something you’re curious to dive deeper into, this 90 minute Intro To UX Design Workshop is an excellent precursor to the part-time course and offers a great taste of the BrainStation learning experience.

The workshop will provide you with the basic understanding of the UX Design process, as well as an overview of the essential skills of a UX Designer and how they use strategies like Design Thinking and Human-Centred Design when designing digital products. We’ll also discuss how UX Designers work independently and alongside technical teammates, and review what guides the day-to-day work of a UX Designer.

We’ll end the workshop with a sketching exercise, allowing you to put your human-centred design knowledge to the test.

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User Interface Design Principles

Experience learning UI Design at BrainStation with an introductory evening workshop.

Looking to skill-up with User Interface Design? BrainStation’s part-time UI Design course is an effective medium for achieving your digital goals because it is led by an industry expert, it’s hands-on, and you’re accountable to your Educator and peers. If UI Design is something you’re curious to dive deeper into, this 90 minute Intro To UI Design Workshop is an excellent precursor to the part-time course and offers a great taste of the BrainStation learning experience.

The workshop will provide you with the basic understanding of the UI Design process, as well as an overview of the essential skills of a UI Designer and the tools they use when designing digital interfaces. We’ll also discuss how UI Designers work independently and alongside technical teammates, and review examples of great UI and the design trends UI Designers are incorporating today.

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Block Party Community Social

We're celebrating the end of Summer and our Full-time UX students graduating with the first Block Party in our new campus! Join us on Friday, August 25th for drinks, snacks, great conversation and get to know the newest UX designers in Vancouver as well as our awesome community of Makers, Creatives and Entrepreneurs.

Stop by to decompress after a long work week, take a tour of the space and get to know someone new in our community.

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Product Management 101

Experience learning Product Management at BrainStation with an introductory evening workshop.

Looking to level up your career with Product Management skills? BrainStation’s part-time Product Management course is an effective medium for achieving your digital goals because it is led by an industry expert, it’s hands-on, and you’re accountable to your Educator and peers. If Product Management is something you’re curious to dive deeper into, this 90 minute Intro To Product Management Workshop is an excellent precursor to the part-time course and offers a great taste of the BrainStation learning experience.

The workshop will provide you with the basic understanding of the role of a Product Manager and the Product Management process, as well as an overview of the essential skills of a Product Manager and how they use this skill-set to integrate with digital teams. We’ll also discuss how Product Managers work independently and alongside teams, and review what guides the day-to-day work of a Product Manager and how the role is different from that of a Project Manager.

We’ll end the workshop with an exercise around Minimum Viable Product (MVP) identification and its role in Product development.

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Block Party Community Social

We're celebrating the end of Summer and our Full-time UX students graduating with the first Block Party in our new campus! Join us on Friday, August 25th for drinks, snacks, great conversation and get to know the newest UX designers in Vancouver as well as our awesome community of Makers, Creatives and Entrepreneurs.

Stop by to decompress after a long work week, take a tour of the space and get to know someone new in our community.

RSVP Here.

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Free HTML & CSS Essentials Workshop

Want a taste of the world of a Web Developer? Join us for a free afternoon of learning to code! Led by members of the Lighthouse Labs team, you'll be introduced to the fundamentals of web development, and have the chance to try your hand at building your very own website using HTML, CSS, and a little bit of JavaScript.

The workshop will consist of an hour of lecture time and then two hours of hands-on keyboard, coding and exploring the different aspects of programming. There will be mentors on site to help you every step of the way!

If you’ve ever been curious about what it takes to create and customize a website, this workshop is the perfect place to get you started.

Requirements:

Hardware: A Windows or Macintosh laptop.

Software: Atom or Sublime Text installed.

Please note you are required to bring your own laptop (and don't forget your charging cord!).

Not able to make this one? Check out our next HTML & CSS Workshop on:

About Lighthouse Labs:
Lighthouse Labs will take you from coding hobbyist to professional developer. You’ll be immersed into full-stack web development through hands-on experience.

With the support of a brilliant team of instructors and mentors who view coding as the ultimate craft, you’ll join the ranks of over 500 developers in the Lighthouse Labs community. Our industry driven-curriculum and rigorous education standards have created the ultimate result for our graduates: over 95% employment rate.

Learn more @ www.lighthouselabs.ca.

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Brokers & Bankers

You have a choice for your money, but what is the wisest path? Invest through a bank or invest through a broker? The debate rages on which choice offers the greatest gain, the least risk, and the most ample return.

On October 26th, Business in Vancouver will bring together leaders on each side of the discussion to argue their cases on where your money belongs as an investment. Join us at the Vancity Theatre for what we expect will be an entertaining and engaging battle over the direction of investment and what it means for you.

 

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Speaker Series | Head Of Global Community at lululemon

Previously, Michelle worked for the Canucks, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olypmic and Paralympic Winter Games as well as the Vancouver Whitecaps, and has over 10 years of experience in community building and marketing.

At lululemon Michelle leads the strategy for their athlete programs and store ambassadors. When she's not at the Olympics bringing yoga to professional athletes and teams around the globe, she works closely with the community innovation team helping elevate events (think SeaWheeze Sunset Festival).

A leader in building strategic relationships, join Michelle as she discusses influencer marketing, ambassador storytelling, as well grassroots marketing in a digital space.

Founded in Vancouver, BC, lululemon athletica is a yoga-inspired, technical athletic apparel company for yoga, running, training and most other sweaty pursuits.

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Leveraging LinkedIn to Maximize Your Career Growth

Are you currently job hunting, thinking about switching careers (bonus points if it's in the tech industry), or trying to expand your network? This session will teach you the specifics on how to create an effective LinkedIn profile and how to navigate the networking tool to maximize your career growth. Bring your questions and be prepared for an interactive session!

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Lighthouse Labs YVR Employer Only Demo Day

This will be a great time to lock in your junior developer talent for the fall and engage with our alumni. Sit back, relax, and watch our graduated web alumni present at Employer Only Demo Day.

Each group of students will showcase their product, speak to the technologies they used, the work they contributed to their app, and speak to the technical skills they've acquired over the past eight weeks.

Employers will have the opportunity to ask students questions about their projects, and the demos will be followed with our public Demo Day at 6PM. Please feel free to stay, grab a slice of pizza and beer, and connect with our alumni.

All our students are available to start as full time Jr. Developers OR you can start them as a developer intern for a min of $500/week for the first 3-4 months.

4:30pm – Registration

4:45pm – Presentations start in our main classroom space!

Our Career Services Advisor, Carmen Tsang, would be happy to help arrange interviews with our students and will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about Lighthouse Labs and how we work with our hiring partners.

Spaces are limited!

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Business in Vancouver’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies Reception

Join us for a fantastic opportunity to meet and mingle with some of BC's fastest growing companies when Business in Vancouver presents the 2017 Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies Reception.

Following the publishing of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies list on August 22nd, this networking reception highlights the achievements of companies across BC who have shown remarkable growth over the past five years.

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End of Summer Soiree – Vancouver – Hycroft

Join Women in PR Canada at our end of summer soiree at Hycroft in Vancouver, B.C. We are having a conversation about career transitions, and no matter what stage you are in your career, this event is for you!

Mingle in the spacious foyer at the foot of the Grand Staircase, relax in the formal Drawing Room and enjoy a glass of wine on the spectacular Terrace overlooking the beautiful walled gardens.

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HR Compliance 101 – for Non HR Managers

This Course is approved by HRCI and SHRM Recertification Provider.

Overview: Knowing what to do in increasingly complicated employee situations can be difficult for even seasoned managers, especially if a manager has never had training. For a new manager these problems are intensified.

Further exacerbating the problem is that managers often inherit a dysfunctional department and/or are promoted to supervise those with whom they once were coworkers. In an increasingly complicated world of employee compliance in which HR struggles just to keep abreast of new developments not teaching managers the basics can be costly. After all it's the managers who interact with employees on a day to day basis and every day is an opportunity for problems to arise that a manger was never trained how to address. Even routine situations such as denying a seemingly simple request for a few days off can blow up into claims of a denied request for protected leave.

Why should you Attend: From a business perspective, training managers in the basics of HR compliance basics of employment law, how to write documentation and how to use the tools of employee development is the cheapest thing an employer can do to stave off unwarranted employment claims.

From a manager's perspective managing from Day One is the most important thing a manager can do for productivity purposes, compliance reasons, employee development and engagement and also to safeguard their own career.

From an HR perspective, training managers of the basics of HR compliance can help to defend against a whole host of unwarranted employment claims, including those that often begin from miscommunication, misinformation, and mismanagement.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Basics of the Big Four of employment compliance- Title VII, FLSA, FMLA, ADA
  • Managing from Day One – Using the 4 tools of a manager,coaching, performance reviews, performance improvement plans and discipline
  • The 12 elements of documentation
  • What to do if someone is struggling doing their job for whatever the reason – having a process
  • Inheriting a dysfunctional department – avoiding the pitfalls
  • Preventing harassment, bullying and general dysfunction
  • What to do with employee complaints


Who Will Benefit:

  • Front Line Managers
  • Department Managers
  • New HR Persons
  • Anyone promoted into a Management position
  • Managers Who were promoted from within their companies
Instructor:
Teri Morning MBA, MS, SPHR, SPHR-CA is the President of her own HR Consulting firm. She has over 15 years human resource and training experience in a variety of professional fields, including retail, distribution, architectural, engineering, consulting, manufacturing (union), public sector and both profit and non-profit company structures.
Event link :    http://www.trainhr.com/control/w_product/~product_id=701791LIVE/?channel=networkinginvan_september_2017_SEO
Contact Details:
NetZealous LLC, DBA TrainHR
Phone: +1-800-385-1627
Email: support@trainhr.com

 

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Resident & Non Resident Alien Payroll

This Course is approved by HRCI and SHRM Recertification Provider.


Overview: More companies are now expanding their recruiting worldwide to find the best talent, it is becoming more and more critical for payroll professionals to understand non-immigrant concerns and how it affects how we pay employees. From taxes that need to accounted for in the US and in the foreign country.

Why should you Attend: As a payroll professional when you have been told by your HR department that they hired a new associate with an H1B visa, your response probably was ok so what does that mean? In the past we didn't have to worry about our employee's nationalization status for purposes of payroll.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Detailed discussion on why it is critical for HR and payroll to work together on anyone being hired that is on a visa status
  • Understanding the Visa process from how companies obtain a visa for a potential employee to how to handle employees already on visas when being hired
  • Understanding taxation concerns for non-immigrant workers
  • Discussions on what is an I-94 card and how to review them
  • Details of different types of work visa's such as L-1,E,O,H-1,TN/NAFTA
  • Details of different types of student visa's such as F-1 & J-1
  • Tax Equalization and Tax Protection Plans
  • Having a solid Hypothetical tax plan
  • Review of Tax Settlement Statements and how to account for international assignments


Who Will Benefit:

  • Payroll Professionals
  • Human Resources
  • Accounting Personnel
  • Business Owners
  • Employee Benefit Professionals
  • Lawmakers
Instructor:
Dayna Reum ,CPP, FPC is currently the Payroll Tax Manager at PetSmart Inc. Dayna has been heavily involved in the payroll field over 15 years. Starting as a payroll clerk at a small Tucson company, Dayna moved on to be a Payroll Team Leader at Honeywell Inc. During Dayna’s time at Honeywell she obtained her FPC (Fundamental Payroll Certification) through the American Payroll Association. She also received several merit awards for Customer Service and Acquisitions and Divestitures. Dayna is no stranger to teaching she has taught at the Metro Phoenix American Payroll Association meetings and at the Arizona State Payroll Conference. Topics including Payroll Basics, Global/Cultural Awareness, Immigration Basics for the Payroll Professional, Multi-State and Local Taxation and Quality Control for Payroll, international and Canadian payroll.
Event link :    http://www.trainhr.com/control/w_product/~product_id=701754LIVE/?channel=networkinginvan_september_2017_SEO
Contact Details:
NetZealous LLC, DBA TrainHR
Phone: +1-800-385-1627
Email: support@trainhr.com
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HR Metrics: A Critical Measurement of the Impact of Human Resources Management

 

This Course is approved by HRCI and SHRM Recertification Provider.

Overview: Effective HR metrics are not developed in a vacuum. The “right or best” metrics require a detailed understanding of your organization: how it generates revenue, its business strategies and objectives, it business imperatives, the risks it faces, the opportunities to be seized, and what it already measures.

Thus, HR metrics should not be developed in a silo or owned exclusively by human resources. To be of value, HR metrics should measure the business factors that are important to the organization not just HR and should be co-owned by HR and the C-suite, other departments, and line managers. The right or best metrics are HR metrics that incorporate the input of stakeholders and contribute to informed decision-making. From this perspective, HR metrics should be predictive and action oriented. HR metrics that do not assist organizational decision making are of little value. The issue is not the number of metrics. As Albert Einstein noted: “Everything that counts can't be measured and everything that can be measured does not count.”

As noted, the measurement of business outcomes is a critical component of the HR auditing process. Thus your organization's HR metrics should help you assess the value and contribution of your organization's human capital; should focus your organization's attention on how human capital helps it achieve its business objectives; should help you measure and assess human capital management and employment practices liability related risks; and should help you assess individual and organizational performance.

Since HR metrics can assist your organization identify weaknesses and failures in its human resource management and employment practices compliance activities, your organization's selection and use of specific HR metrics is not only an indicator of what issues it considers important, but is also an indication of your organization's commitment to identify and ferret out ineffective or unlawful practices and processes.

Thus your organization may be scrutinized not only on the issues it chooses to measure, but also the issues it chooses to ignore. Thus your use of HR metrics considers both quantitative and qualitative methods and measurements, should help you assess your organization's performance, and should provide you with data that will allow you to evaluate human capital outcomes.

Why should you Attend: Governmental and regulatory agencies have put employers on notice that they must create, maintain, and demonstrate procedures and activities that they are in compliance with the laws – and these laws are numerous. At the same time, investors, lending institutions, and third party administrators are constantly imposing requirements upon employers that ensure resources are properly used and that results are properly reported. In this environment, organizations must be able to demonstrate compliance through objective measures. The failure to demonstrate compliance with these requirements can impose significant liabilities.

Thus employers need metrics and measurements that are strategic, operational, and transactional. They need metrics that help them identify monetary and non-monetary risks and help them manage revenue generation, productivity, labor costs, and profitability.

Further, they need metrics that help identify non-compliance. These metrics measure the employment brand and organizations' ability to attract and retain top performers. They also measure legal and statutory non-compliance, which may result in fines, penalties, debarment, and lost business opportunities. This webinar discusses the use of HR metrics in helping organizations assess these risks and discusses the use of HR related Key Compliance Indicators (KCIs) that can be used as an element of a continuous audit process that provides assurance of compliance.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Gain an understanding of key HR metrics
  • Be able to identify and assess the strategic and operational impact of HR metrics
  • Learn the role of metrics in measuring and communicating value
  • Review the basics of using HR metrics in assessing human capital related risks
  • Learn how HR metrics improve strategic and operational decision making


Who Will Benefit:

  • HR Professional
  • Internal and External Auditors
  • Risk Managers
  • CEOs and CFOs
Instructor:
Ronald Adler is the president-CEO of Laurdan Associates, Inc., a veteran owned, human resource management consulting firm specializing in HR audits, employment practices liability risk management, HR metrics and benchmarking, strategic HR-business issues and unemployment insurance. Mr. Adler has more than 37 years of HR consulting experience working with U.S. and international firms, small businesses and non-profits, insurance companies and brokers, and employer organizations.
Event link :   http://www.trainhr.com/control/w_product/~product_id=701800LIVE/?channel=networkinginvan_september_2017_SEO
Contact Details:
NetZealous LLC, DBA TrainHR
Phone: +1-800-385-1627
Email: support@trainhr.com
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Shadow

 

This Course is approved by HRCI and SHRM Recertification Provider.

Overview: Managing a shadow payroll can be complex and in some cases, if it's not managed correctly it can become costly to an employer. This topic will ease the compliance burden along with providing a better perspective of a shadow payroll.

Why should you Attend:

  • You will be able to define shadow payroll
  • You will be able to discuss how to implement a U.S. shadow payroll for international employees
  • You will be able to describe the pay components associated with an expatriate compensation plan

You will be able to identify the most commonly used U.S. shadow payroll terminology.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • What Is a Shadow Payroll
  • The Importance of a Shadow Payroll
  • Implementing a U.S. Shadow Payroll for International Employees
  • Various Types of Assignments: Short, Long and Permanent
  • Host Country or Home Country Payroll Responsibilities
  • Pay Components Associated With an Expatriate Compensation Plan
  • Expatriates Payroll Reporting and Taxation Requirements
  • Most Commonly Used U.S. Shadow Payroll Terminology


Who Will Benefit:

  • Payroll Professionals
  • Compensation Professionals
  • HR Professionals
  • Benefit Professionals
Instructor:
Dayna Reum ,CPP, FPC is currently the Payroll Tax Manager at PetSmart Inc. Dayna has been heavily involved in the payroll field over 15 years. Starting as a payroll clerk at a small Tucson company, Dayna moved on to be a Payroll Team Leader at Honeywell Inc. During Dayna’s time at Honeywell she obtained her FPC (Fundamental Payroll Certification) through the American Payroll Association. She also received several merit awards for Customer Service and Acquisitions and Divestitures. Dayna is no stranger to teaching she has taught at the Metro Phoenix American Payroll Association meetings and at the Arizona State Payroll Conference. Topics including Payroll Basics, Global/Cultural Awareness, Immigration Basics for the Payroll Professional, Multi-State and Local Taxation and Quality Control for Payroll, international and Canadian payroll.
Event link :   http://www.trainhr.com/control/w_product/~product_id=701780LIVE/?channel=networkinginvan_september_2017_SEO
Contact Details:
NetZealous LLC, DBA TrainHR
Phone: +1-800-385-1627
Email: support@trainhr.com
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