CSPM Conference

Managing, Motivating and Engaging Remote WorkersNovember 18

Given the growing trend for employees to work remotely on a full- or part-time basis, this half-day event features several experts who will share their insights on managing, motivating, and engaging employees who work remotely. While there are numerous benefits to using remote workers, there are also challenges both from the perspective of the employer and the employee. The purpose of the event will be to draw on the expertise of our keynote speaker and panelists in discussing some of these benefits and sharing ideas about how to deal with some of the potential challenges. This event is eligible for 2.5 CPD hours for CPA members.

Theme Managing, Motivating and Engaging Remote Workers 
Date and Time November 18, 8:30 am to 12 noon (breakfast provided)

 Vantage Venues – Garden Hall Room (16th Floor); 150 King Street West, Toronto.

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Speakers  Bio

Keynote address and Panelist:

Josh Zweig, CPA, CA (CEO, LiveCA)

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When Josh originally set out to pursue his CPA designation, it was so that he could gain a skill to make an impact on the businesses where he'd work and launch an exciting career. Unfortunately, there aren’t that many prime-time television accountant dramas and often CPAs will find themselves at odds with a certain public image, expressed in a “but you don’t look like an accountant” comment.

LiveCA is an extension of that passion to make an impact in the lives of others, but also in a way that challenges the general accountant stigma and makes us proud to be CPAs.

Josh graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business and spent a number of years in public practice at both a national and mid-size CPA firm where he received both his CPA, CA designations as well as a public accounting license. Josh co-founded LiveCA LLP in 2013 which is now the largest remote-only CPA firm in Canada with over 100 team members. As CEO, Josh is responsible for managing the overall profitability, customer satisfaction and employee engagement in the business. He also acts as the leading head coach to the senior leadership team.


Megan Nimigon

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Meg Nimigon is a Team Synergy Coach who helps remote teams (and their leaders) build dreamy team culture without going into the office. She does this through her Team Synergy Program which engages remote teams on a journey to build trust, connections and to co-create solutions to the challenges they’re facing. She also coaches one-on-one with CEO’s and Sr. Leaders to help them master their mindset so they can reach their ambitious goals, without burning themselves out. Meg brings a unique background to her work as a mindset coach, applied theatre practitioner, and online learning designer – to engage remote teams over Zoom in a way that creates transformative and lasting results.

Instagram: @megnimigon


Dr. John Trougakos


Dr. John Trougakos is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and HR Management at the University of Toronto. His work focuses on the dynamics of employees’ daily organizational life, seeking to provide insights into current organizational challenges as well as those of the rapidly evolving workplaces of the future. John's award-winning research has been published in numerous leading academic outlets and has been featured widely by a variety of media outlets, including the New York Times, BBC, CBC, the Globe and Mail, National Public Radio, Bloomberg, and Time, to name a few. He also runs his own consulting firm, JPT Associates Inc., which specializes in helping companies with issues related to future proofing strategies, leadership, group dynamics, employee well-being, productivity/performance management, as well as developing and maintaining effective work models (e.g., remote, hybrid, flex, return to office, etc.). His industry collaborations include such organization as Staples Canada, the Canadian Securities Trader Association, Hellenic Pharma, HP Canada, Bell Canada, Deloitte, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Defense, AGF Investments, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, among many others.


Time Event
8:30 am to 9:25 am Sign-in and complimentary breakfast
9:25 am Welcome and opening remarks
9:30 am Keynote address and Q&A: Josh Zweig
10:30 am to 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 am to 11:45 am Panel session (Megan Nimigon, John Trougakos and Josh Zweig)
11:45 am Closing remarks


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