In partnership with Quickbooks Canada; the Belleville CPA Ontario Association is hosting a unique opportunity to experience a PD course like no other in Prince Edward County. Spend the day at the Grange of Prince Edward Estate Vineyard & Winery; build your leadership and presentation skills while discovering what the county has to offer!

Included in this package is a leadership skills course, food, drinks and other activities at the vineyard.

PD Session #1 :

  • Changing role of accountants and how the services are delivered to clients today
  • Online commerce landscape for services and how clients are finding accountants
  • Elements of branding
  • PD Session #2 :

    Presentation Skills for Business Professionals - Learning How to Present the Best Version of Yourself

    Your personal brand is on display when presenting your ideas and strategies upward in your organization or outward to your clients, Your audience makes quick judgements, often unfairly about your intent, competency and warmth as you express yourself on subjects your care about or are responsible for.

    Presenting your ideas effectively and with impact is more about being audience focused than self or presenter focused. Participants will learn how to have a conversation with their audience, leverage the power of authenticity and a non-anxious presence especially in high stakes situations. This half day workshop is about learning how to help your audience feel good about themselves and you as the presenter by shifting your focus from yourself to them by paying attention to meaning as well as message.

    Recommended books and job aids are provided to assist in further exploration and proficiency in this key personal brand component. Remember, long after people forget your words, they will remember how you made them feel.


    • Neuroscience behind fear of speaking especially when presenting to senior executives or difficult clients and how a powerful OPEN UP model can make a difference
    • Ten foundational principles for effective delivery integrating influence, facilitation and conflict resolution knowledge areas
    • How to unify presentations through a strong main message supported by a proven three step process - opening, body, close including handling nervousness and self-doubt
    • How to remain audience focused versus presenter focused in both preparation and delivery of content
    • How to sell ideas to customers, team members and senior executives through the smart use of organizing frameworks and compelling visual aid design
    • Top ten pitfalls and best practices when presenting ideas to any audience including job aids and bibliography


    All business professionals interested in strengthening their personal brand and obtaining valuable insights and feedback on interpersonal skills and how they impact their environment.

    More details to be announced! Register soon, seats are limited.

    Registration Deadline: October 1st, 2019 at 11:59 PM