Lunch and Learn Resources

Recorded PD Sessions

Educating the Engineers of our Future

Engineering Effective Emails

New Tools for Task Managment

Business Continuity Planning Amid a Pandemic

Incorporating Climate Change into Water and Wastewater Design Guidelines

Email Management 101: Hacks to get to inbox 0 and become more productive 

OneNote 101: Organize your notes, plans and ideas like a Pro

How to Navigate Through This Financial Crisis

Being Conscious About Bias: The Role of Bystanders in Workplace Culture

Code of Ethics and the Complaints and Discipline Process

Coaching Skills for Leaders

Strategies for Coping with Stress


Prize of Praise - Motivating by Generation (October 20th, 2016)

Tanya Sieliakus, VP, People Solutions & Consulting Services of HR Pros, provided a presentation on motivating trends by generation. For a copy of the presentation, contact Tanya(at)  


Engineering Conference (September 15th, 2016)

Hilliard Bond, P.Eng.Construction Management
Philip MacLennan, P.Eng.Remote Modular Construction

Kris Dove, P.Eng.

David Reid and Peter Lamey

Use of Stamp / Liability Business
Roy McBride, P.Eng., and Mark Reynolds, P.EngNova Centre
David Lapp, P.Eng.Climate Change and Infrastructure
Rober Burton, P.Eng.Maritime Link
April HoweNegotiation
Eric FryVendor to Advisor
Rosalie FineCorporate Strategy
Brenda FayProject Management
Paul Pickering, Rosemary MatsellCultural Competence
Kat Jack and Jane OuilletteEngineers Without Borders
Devon Hartlen and Katherine Adye Instrumented Curling Brush 
Alexander Wilson, P.Eng.CBCL - Truro Flood Study
David Johnson, P.Eng., and Rob Stewart, P.Eng.Irving Shipbuildling Inc./Hatch
Carl Yates, P.Eng.Halifax Water
Mara Vizzutti Effective Communication

Employee Engagement (August 17th, 2017)

The presentation provided by Dianne Gaudet is available HERE

TecSocial Session (aired on Main Street Cape Breton on CBC Radio):

Dispute Resolution (April 20th, 2017)

Tim Brodie's website is  If you would like a copy of Tim's presentation, please visit his website and email a request.

Getting Un-Stuck in Conflict (June 30th, 2016)

The presentation provided by Ron Pizzo is available HERE

Leading Inter-Generational Teams (June 23rd, 2016)

The presentation provided by Michelle Lane is available HERE

Managing Conflict and Difference (May 26th, 2016)

The handouts for this session provided by Gail Boone are available HERE, HERE and HERE. A copy of the powerpoint presentation is available HERE

Occupational Health & Safety and the Engineer (Various 2015-2016)

Conrad LeLièvre, FEC, P.Eng., CRSP's powerpoint presentation is available HERE. Conrad can be reached at lelievreeng at Also discussed at the session is a comparison of OH&S Regulations in the Atlantic provinces (HERE) and a list of safety-related standards in Nova Scotia (HERE). 

Environmental Regulation (April 21st, 2016)

Katherine MacLeod, P.Eng., an Environmental Engineer at Nova Scotia Environment provided an overview of the Environment Act and the associated Regulations and Standards. A summary of the most common activities in the province that require environmental approval and the role Professional Engineers play in the submission of applications was discussed. A copy of her presentation is available HERE

High School Co-Op and Techsploration Volunteer Opportunities (March 17th, 2016)

Lynn Hogan Gillespie from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development provided information on the initiatives within the school system to promote career plan development. Her presentation is available HERE. Packages for those interested in hosting a Co-Op student are available at our office upon request. Contact to request one. 

Arylene Reycraft and Natasha Wall of Techsploration provided a presentation on the organization and opportunities for members to be involved. Their presentation is available HERE. More information is available on their website,


Passive House: On the Road to Net-Zero (January 14th, 2016)

The handout provided at the sessions is available HERE. More information on the presentation is available HERE


Navigating Difficult Conversations (January 7th, 2016)

Delphine du Toit's powerpoint presentation is available HERE


Electric and hybrid options for small marine vessels (December 10th, 2015)

Sue Molloy referred to the Review of All-Electric and Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Technology for Small Vessels prepared by the Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association in her presentation, it is available HERE

Leveraging LinkedIn (November 19th, 2015)

Mark Gillis and Scott McGaw of Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette provided their presentation HERE

Efficiency Nova Scotia: Equipment Retrofit/Replacement Incentives (November 5th, 2015)

Charles Harrington and Errol Pereira provided their presentation HERE

Financial Reports: How to read and use them effectively (October 15th, 2015)

Debi Peverill, CPA, provided her presentation HERE

Technical Writing: Reports (October 1st, 2015)

Resources provided at this session are available HERE. A general resource recommended at the session is the Purdue Online Writing Lab, which has a section for Writing in Engineering

Engineering Conference (September 24th 2015)

200E Presentations: Sydney Tar Ponds, Central Halifax Library, Tidal Power, Contract Law, North Parks Roundabouts, Big Lift

Note: Irving Shipbuilding Update not available 

204 Sessions: Resume, Engineers Without Borders, Performance Management Roadmap, Retirement Planning

205 Sessions: Leadership Presence, Project Management Designations, Entrepreneurship, Ethics Discussion

Strategies for Coping with Stress (September 16th 2015)

A video recording of this presentation is available HERE


From Muskeg to Museum (September 10th 2015)

A video recording of this presentation is available HERE.  


Coaching Skills for Leaders (August 26th 2015)

A video recording of this presentation is available HERE


OH&S and the Engineer (August 6th, October 22nd & 23rd 2015)

The presentation is available HERE


Beyond the Networking Event: Building Lasting Relationships (June 11th 2015)

Ashley Leopold, of KBRS, has provided the presentation HERE


The Do's and Don'ts of Professional Networking (May 21st 2015)

Here is a link to the slideshow from the session. Also, Ashley Leopold has provided a guide to creating your elevator pitch, which can be found HERE


Writing Engineering E-mails that Get Results (January 29th 2015)

Here is a link to the slideshow from the session.  If you are interested in more indepth information on this topic Dawn Henwood, the presenter, offers a course through Dalhousie Continuing Education


Coaching Skills for Leaders (January 22nd 2015)

Here are articles presenters, Gail Boone and Carla Hurley, thought participants would find useful. 

Energy on the Front Line
Inside Out Leadershift
Hold Them Big
The Art of Powerful Questioning
Dare to be Different

(To be read in order listed.)


Tidal Energy Update (November 20th 2014)

Here is a link to the slideshow from the session. 


Mentorship - How to make mentoring opportunities (October 16th 2014)

Here is a link to the slideshow and APEGA Handbook, which was the main source of information for the session.  


Hydraulic Fracturing (October 9th 2014)

Here is a link to the handout provided by Dr. Wheeler at the session. 


Presentations made at the 2013 Annual General Meeting CPD Sessions.

Some presentations were unavailable from the presenters, so will not be shown here.
Click on the presentation link below to access.

Charlottetown Convention Centre Foundation and Seawall Project - Bill Tuck, P.Eng.

Maritime Link Project Update - Tim Leopold, P.Eng.

Tidal Energy in Nova Scotia - Dr. Sue Molloy, EIT

Occupational Health and Safety Updates - Greg Green, P.Eng.

Macdonald Bridge Span Replacement Project Update - Jon Eppel, P.Eng.

Sydney Tar Ponds CLeanup Overview - Dan MacDonald, P.Eng.

Occupational Health & Safety and the Engineer (February 16th, 2016)

Conrad LeLièvre, FEC, P.Eng., CRSP's powerpoint presentation is available HERE