April 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM at St Mark’s Lodge. Members and Invited Guests only.
Rosanna Jackson – Making Time, Project and Time Management Solutions
Join us as project manager Rosanna Jackson shares tips and tools to help us organize our writing practice and projects, and how to make more effective use of our time. We can achieve our writing goals, but it helps to have a plan.
April 14th, 2018 at 10:30 am at St Mark’s Lodge. For members and invited guests.
Board Meeting starts at 9 AM.
All members are welcome to join the board for the meeting.
Double-header: How to Sell a Life Sentence and the 9 Principles Major Case Management
Calgary Police Service homicide detective Dave Sweet brings us two presentations:
How to Sell a Life Sentence: Det. Sweet explains the strategies he uses in the interview room and how he creates a space that empowers suspects to tell the truth, even if it means they will serve a life sentence. He uses chilling case examples and details to illustrate these strategies, as well as including the pitfalls to avoid and the safe-guards that are in place to ensure and/or verify information.
Nine Principles of Major Case Management: Det. Sweet explains the nine principles of Major Case Management: the command triangle, communication, accountability mechanisms, investigative strategies, partnerships, leadership and team building, management considerations, ethical considerations and legal considerations. This investigative management model came as a result of the Campbell Inquiry after the violent serial rapist and killer Paul Bernardo eluded police detection because of the lack of coordination between jurisdictions. The model gives technical insight into investigations and is an effective project management system. Det. Sweet brings us through increasingly complex processes and explains how to stay agile to ensure success, no matter the size of the project.
March 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM at St Mark’s Lodge. Members and Invited Guests only.
Sarah Kades & Darlene Maynard – Nanowrimo Prep
Have you participated in either Camp NaNo or NaNoWritMo and want to hone your process? Maybe it is on your to-do list and more information would help you jump in? Join us as we go over strategies and tips we like to use from manuscript planning, to preparing your desk and head space, to what food you have in the house. We’ll cover some expected, and not so expected bases to inspire you to achieve your writing goals.