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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, October 22, 2015
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of T&T
(ICATT) and The Chartered Professional Account-
ants of Canada (CPA) are collaborating to present
a workshop on Employee Performance Manage-
ment. The workshop will be delivered by Brett
Knowles of Toronto, Canada who is a long-time
thought leader in the performance measurement
space and who has worked for some 20 years with
Drs Kaplan and Norton as vice president at the Bal-
anced Scorecard Collaborative. He is a co-founder
of the Balanced Scorecard software application.
Titled Performance Management and Employee
Engagement, the workshop will be held on Wednesday,
October 28, from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm at The Nor-
mandie, St Ann s, with registration via ICATT.
Commenting on the first-time collaboration, ICATT
general manager Esther Le Gendre said, "Trinidad
and Tobago continues to enjoy long-standing relations
with Canada in the sphere of international business.
ICATT has also maintained a cordial working rela-
tionship with the Canadian accounting designations,
now all under the umbrella of CPA Canada. We there-
fore welcome the ongoing partnership and encourage
professionals, beyond the accounting field, to attend
and benefit from this seminar and the experience
offered by Mr Knowles."
Knowles has assisted over 3,000 organisations
from around the world and in all sectors, from AT&T
to Zeneca, the IRS and the City of Kingston. His
clients have had as many as 250,000 employees and
as few as five. He has developed numerous meas-
urement concepts around intangible assets, and has
served on countless editorial boards and conference
Knowles clients have been profiled in Harvard
Business Review, Fortune and Forbes. He assists
organisations in achieving significant and sustainable
performance improvement through world-class exe-
Canadian expert for ICATT/CPA workshop
cution of strategic intent. He has developed award-
winning approaches to strategic planning, business
planning and forecasting---and integrating them
into a single agile approach---which have been imple-
mented in thousands of organisations around the
world. His specialties are Balanced Scorecard, Dash-
board, BI, Driver Based Planning and Activity Based
One of the major objectives of the workshop is
to assist business professionals with the creation
of a performance management solution that moti-
vates, engages and retains employees, building on
a company s existing strategies.
It also seeks to introduce business professionals
to a variety of performance management and
employee engagement solutions to promote a healthy
and dynamic work environment, ownership of
results and sustainable organisational growth.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of T&T
(ICATT) was established in 1970 by an Act of
Parliament. Its principal activities are regulation
of the ethics, discipline, professional conduct and
standards of its members and students; and the
promotion of the knowledge, skill and proficiency
of its members and students.
Jay-Z and Beyonce were joined by a slew of artists
including Nicki Minaj and Usher at Barclays Center
in Brooklyn Tuesday night for a charity concert
put on by the streaming service Tidal that covered
rap, R&B, reggae and even a little country.
The concert, Tidal X: 1020 Amplified by HTC,
was a little like streaming a musical hit parade, as
most of the artistes only sang one song, and even
major stars like Jay-Z and Beyonce kept to short sets.
The goal of the event was to raise funds that would
be given to the New World Foundation, an organisation
that funds social movements.
Concert organisers said all money from ticket prices
was going to the charity, estimated to be about US$1
Jay-Z and other artistes announced in March that
they were the co-owners of Tidal, which was pre-
sented as the first artist-owned music and video
platform. It s a membership-based service that offers
subscribers two levels---US$10 for standard sound
quality and US$20 for high-fidelity sound quality.
Jay-Z said last month that the service had gotten to
one million subscribers. But the service has struggled
against competitors like Spotify and Pandora, which
offer free subscriptions.
At Tuesday s concert, there were just a few passing
references to Tidal. There also were some videos
with people talking about making the world a better
place, but nothing about the organisation that is get-
ting the money from the show.
Most of the artistes performed well-known hits
that received rousing responses from the packed
arena. Usher was an exception to the slew of old
favourites, performing his new single, Chains, which
focuses on racial injustice. He put the song out last
week through Tidal. (AP)
take part in Tidal
hit parade in NYC
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