AAAS Conference 2021

Please Note: Schedule is tentative and subject to change. 

Schedule

In partnership with MNP, AAAS will be providing in-person training courses that will combine bookkeeping theory applied learning principles to enable members to build and practice skills. Participants will learn how to apply hands-on training to their real-life work. Each training session will have two components: the first will focus on explaining key topics, and the second on allowing participants to practice their new knowledge through in-class assignments.

LEVEL ONE: INTRODUCTION (maximum of 15 persons per location)
Understanding the fiduciary responsibility for Not for Profits and Agricultural Societies.

  • Learn about the accounting cycle, terminology, and setting up a chart of accounts
  • Review Tax Reporting and compliance
  • Learn and practice manual bookkeeping techniques, journal entries, and other exercises

Cost: There will be a registration cost of $100.00 per delegate.

In partnership with MNP, AAAS will be providing in-person training courses that will combine bookkeeping theory applied learning principles to enable members to build and practice skills. Participants will learn how to apply hands-on training to their real-life work. Each training session will have two components: the first will focus on explaining key topics, and the second on allowing participants to practice their new knowledge through in-class assignments.

LEVEL TWO: INTERMEDIATE (maximum of 15 persons per location)
Understanding AAAS granting programs, processes, and reporting

  • Training on a computerized bookkeeping software program (QuickBooks)
  • Demonstrate and refine bookkeeping techniques, journal entries and other exercises
  • Introduction to: Developing, adjusting, and administering budgets.

Cost: There will be a registration cost of $200.00 per delegate.

Bylaw Review Workshop (available at each location; preregistration required):

We will be offering the Bylaw review workshop on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Please register at info@albertaagsocieties.ca by May 14, 2021, so that we can have your last approved set of bylaws the Department of Agriculture has on file for you in addition to having enough materials for everyone.  We will be providing a Best Practice set of bylaws and reviewing what areas may be missing or not covered currently in your bylaw. There is a maximum of 30 registrations available per location.

Cost: No Fee

Speakers:

Ice Arena Training (available at the River Cree only; preregistration required):

This course is ideal for the frontline, grassroots Arena Operator who is looking to upgrade their skills in ice facility operations. The following areas will be covered in this course: changing the blade and leveling, safety concerns, proper shaving techniques, proper flooding techniques, proper use of an edger, hand edging, line repairs, board repairs, changing glass, and janitorial concerns. Participants are encouraged to bring warm clothing and a CSA-approved hockey helmet for on-ice sessions. Successful candidates will receive the Arena Maintenance certificate. **Special Note: Spots are limited to the first 20 registrants and each Agricultural Society may send up to 2 delegates. If there are still available spots after May 9, 2021, an Agricultural Society may send more than 2 members.

Cost: There will be a registration cost of $50.00 per delegate.

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Agricultural Societies Program Update (Agriculture and Forestry)

This break out session will provide an overview and update on bylaws, grant applications, annual returns, and innovation in ag societies. Here is your chance to talk with Agricultural Societies program staff and get your program questions answered.

Session details to follow

Speakers:

    Entertainment Centre

     

    Speakers:

    Entertainment Centre

     

    LEVEL THREE: ADVANCED available at the River Cree only. Saturday, May 29, 2021, following the conference
    This workshop will introduce participants to advanced training techniques in QuickBooks Online accounting software and introduction to understanding the facility lifecycle and strategic planning.  During this workshop, participants will learn advanced QuickBooks Online techniques, including the features of setting up Class Tracking, creating and using Budgets, preparing year-end financial statements and reports, and understanding them. Participants will be introduced to asset management and strategic planning.

    • Advanced training on a computerized bookkeeping software program (QuickBooks). 
    • Demonstrate the ability to prepare for year-end financial statements 
    • Demonstrate the ability to analyze financial statements 
    • Understand the basic components of a facility lifecycle plan 
    • Introduction to strategic planning and risk management 

     

    Cost: There will be a registration cost of $200.00 per delegate.

     

    Speakers
    Speaker & Trainer
    Account Executive, Partner
    Director of Community and Content
    Instructor
    Manager, Liquor/Cannabis Licensing
    Consultant
    Not-for-Profit Advisor
    Manager, Licensing
    Emcees
    Event Details
    • Days
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    • Start Date
      May 26, 2021 8:00 am
    • End Date
      May 28, 2021 11:00 pm
    Sponsors