Building Intercultural Competence Workshop (Online)

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As Nova Scotia becomes more culturally diverse, we all need to learn how to welcome and work with immigrants and build a better community together. In this full-day workshop, you will: Increase your understanding of settlement and integration issues Explore practical ways to welcome and support new immigrants Develop intercultural relationship-building skills for working with new immigrants This interactive workshop is open to organizations, service providers, educators, and community volunteers. We also deliver workshops tailored to individual organizations. There is no fee. Workshops will take place monthly, either online or in person at ISANS (6960 Mumford Rd, Suite 2120) as ISANS and provincial COVID regulations allow. Please be sure to register early!

Job Scheduling with Slurm

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This core session is designed to help new users at ACENET and Compute Canada get up and running. This session teaches participants how to use Compute Canada’s queuing environment on the national systems, using the job scheduler Slurm. Learn how the scheduler works, how it allocates jobs, what are reasonable requests to minimize wait time, how to make the best use of the resources to be more efficient, how to get more throughput, how to get more jobs running at the same time, and how to troubleshoot and deal with crashes. This workshop is designed for either new HPC users familiar with Linux and Shell Scripting, but who have not had experience with using Slurm, or, for experienced users transitioning to Slurm or seeking to improve efficiency with the scheduler. In order to get the most from the session, participants are strongly encouraged to have a Compute Canada/ACENET account and to bring a laptop to do the exercises. This session will be delivered online. To get the most from ACENET basics, please register for a Compute Canada Account. To register contact your supervising professor, ask for their CCRI, then visit https://ccdb.computecanada.ca/account_application. If your professor is not registered with Compute Canada, […]

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Sales Deconstructed: What You Need to Know to Close

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Nova Scotia Business Inc., in partnership with Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC), is pleased to offer Sales Deconstructed: What You Need to Know to Close. This workshop consists of two half-day sessions focused on providing your business with a step-by-step guide to sales and lead generation. Sessions will include small group work, discussions, assignments and reading on the following topics: What it takes to create a healthy sales funnel and the metrics that matter to enable you to track these over time Understanding the building blocks that need to be in place for a solid sales plan Overview of how sales process evolves from a start-up to a growth-oriented company Building a repeatable sales process to ensure proper onboarding and faster ramp times that you can scale across a growing team Closing the deal – how often to reach out and what to say This course will run from 1 pm to 4:30 pm for 2 days: Day One - Thursday, January 20, 2022: Sales trends 2022 Running your business by the numbers - the KPIs that matter Know your buyer and how to generate meetings at scale Day Two - Thursday, January 27, 2022: […]

Geomatics Atlantic Conference

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The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) is excited to host our every-3-years Geomatics Atlantic Conference in Halifax November 8th – 9th, 2021, online. Geomatics Atlantic 2021The theme is Geomatics NOW – From Field Collection to Online and Real-Time Dissemination and we will be exploring innovation, cutting edge R&D, and the future of geomatics as it relates to the increasing desire to have our questions answered quickly and in a way that is easy to understand and integrate into our own workflows. Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) We will be hosting presentations on current spatial data field collection techniques and software, how teams transmit or store data in the field, and how the field data can be easily shared with others – particularly in near real time. There will be a focus on online/web-based data collection apps, as well as near real-time processing and dissemination methods to clients and other field personnel. We are reaching out to researchers, organizations and companies actively involved in collecting spatial data using online applications (ie. Esri, Avenza, open-source) who in turn make the data available to clients or other field personnel using similar means. We hope to have a cross-sectoral conference that includes: […]

Using E-Commerce to Reach Chinese Consumers

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Business Support Series The Business Support Webinar Series will explore timely topics with  industry experts to provide key insights and answers on the best ways to succeed as a business.  Hosted by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, this series will feature a wide range of topics on how to survive and thrive. Learn about a new business model which allows Canadian brands of any size to sell direct to consumers in China, at the lowest cost, with the lowest risk. Whether your business is new to exporting and you're looking to test out your products in a new market, or you're already exporting and ready to invest further into a full branding & promotional campaign, learn how your business can utilize the Atlantic Resource Partnership Platform & China team to achieve full market development in China, without having to leave Canada. Working together as a partnership, this business model promotes a shared-costs model, saving exporters money, as well as minimizing risk. Key Takeaways Benefits of using e-commerce to reach Chinese consumers Challenges Canadian companies face trying to step into China and how the ARP Platform helps Canadian producers/exporters overcome them. Identifying and understanding platforms Canadian businesses should focus to be successful with e-commerce in China A strong digital […]

Creating Content for Social Media

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Power Lunch is back, and going virtual! You’re invited to join us as we serve up our Power Lunch featuring workshops from selected members to deliver expertise you can use to grow your business. Our Power Lunch leaders will walk you through information on a range of business topics, offer key takeaways, and answer your questions. Power Lunch will be held once monthly from October 2021 through March 2022, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m, delivered virtually. As this year’s sessions are free for participants, we ask that you keep your registration to no more than two sessions, to allow for a larger diversity of attendees. About this Webinar Content creation is a key marketing tool for businesses and one that many struggle with. To succeed you need to be able to attract your ideal client/customer/community. This workshop is geared towards entrepreneurs who want to better understand how to create content for their ideal audience through photography & social media. In this session you will: Create product flatlay images Edit photos with iPhone Build a photo gallery for social media Build a customer avatar

Being a Great Coach Makes You a Better Leader

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Ted Herbert has been a master coach for over 25 years and a leadership development director since 1998. Join him for a conversation about how you can build your coaching skills. For decades, leaders have recognized the value of helping people improve their performance by applying coaching strategies that have worked for centuries. From John Wooden to Michael Bungay Stanier, coaches have applied tried and true techniques to get the most from those they lead. Ted honed his coaching skills with athletes from minor soccer, basketball and football. He served as a bobsleigh coach at the Olympics and has developed Olympians in a variety of sports. As a leadership coach, Ted has applied techniques to help people in leadership roles across a variety of industries. This webinar will introduce the elements of successful coaching and answer questions about how to help those you lead improve at whatever they are striving for.

Headshots – Creating your Digital Brand

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With the new age of social media, people are finding products online now more than ever. Clean headshots show your clients who they’re supporting when they choose you over the competition. Headshots put a smiling face to the company name. Smiling pictures are an easy way to make clients comfortable with your business in seconds. When someone browses your website and sees a cheerful employee, it can create a positive connection in their mind. For this session, join Jay Fisher – Halifax’s premier headshot photographer and expression coach from ‘Capture it Photography’ – to understand the importance of headshots for your business. At this session, you will learn about: What a headshot is and how it is different from other types of photography What your photo says and why do you need a headshot How to choose a photographer Preparing for the session What to expect and how to select a headshot Makin selections after the session – looking at different photos and what they say To attend this session, you must: Be an ISANS business client Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 5+

Computational Fluid Dynamics – Ansys Fluent

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This session provides an overview of Ansys Fluent and teaches participants how to use it to solve CFD problems. With advancements in computers and new generations of CPUs and GPUs, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is becoming an indispensable tool in many fields. Researchers and industrial design engineers are using CFD to predict and understand complex fluid flow and heat transfer problems, and to verify and optimize designs. Among open-source and commercial CFD packages, Ansys Fluent is one of the most popular commercial tools. In this workshop, you will learn how to set up a small problem and solve it in Ansys Fluent on your personal computer. The instructor will then demonstrate how to design and solve a large problem using a supercomputing cluster. No prior knowledge of Ansys Fluent is required. Participants must have a personal computer with administrative privileges to download software in order to do the exercise. This session will be delivered online. Participants must register using their institutional / organizational email address (not a personal email, ie. gmail). Connections details and preparation information will be shared prior to the session.

RBC Amplify 2022 Information Session & Networking Event

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Are you passionate about the intersection of technology & business? Are you an innovator who likes to think outside the box and creatively solve problems? Are you looking for a Summer 2022 co-op or internship? This event is an opportunity to learn more about the unique Amplify summer internship and network with the program’s hiring managers. What is RBC Amplify? RBC Amplify is an intensive innovation program, where students in their final summer before graduating are put into cross functional teams of four to tackle real RBC business challenges and build a full solution from scratch in a matter of four months. Find more information about Amplify here! During this session you will have a chance to: Learn more about the RBC Amplify program structure, challenges, and outcomes Meet the Amplify Program & Recruitment team Hear from previous Amplify Alumni about their experience in the program Inquire and ask questions about the Amplify program and recruitment process How do I know if I’m eligible? Students eligible for the 2022 Amplify program are those graduating from a post-secondary institution between September 2022 and May 2023. We are currently hiring for 2 different roles; Business Analysts and Developers (Full Stack + Front […]

techNL Member Webinar: Ignite Technology

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Discover how you can mitigate your cyber risk and be proactive when it comes to cyber security programs. Did you know that over 21% of Canadian business reported they were impacted by a security incident that affected their business? Discover how you can mitigate your cyber risk and be proactive when it comes to cyber security programs. Join our Ignite security expert Kevin Critch, who will be sharing his knowledge on our approach to mitigate risk in the cyber world. Kevin has over 15 years of experience and helps Ignite clients to discover their needs and build long term solutions. In this webinar you’ll learn: Why Security Programs may fail The benefits of Security Programs How Security Strategies can help your business Being Resilient - Incident Response Planning Sign up today and don’t miss out on this important topic.