Knowledge Bureau's extensive list of continuing education courses are designed to help you expand your skill set to better serve the needs of your clients. Registering for a course is also a commitment to better educate yourself about leading-edge trends and strategies in tax and finances. Those looking for CE credits and certification have come to the right place!
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Investment & Retirement Courses
This leading-edge program is designed to provide structure and process for advisors interested in specializing in tax-efficient retirement income planning. This is a skillset in great demand by the baby boomer demographic—the most affluent generation in our history—who seek credible, trusted, and expert solutions to their complex retirement planning requirements and view tax erosion as the biggest threat to their wealth.
Debt is the number one financial issue in Canada today. This course will help students to advise their clients on what debt is and how to use it properly; enhance their ability to manage debt and cash flow to accumulate wealth for the future.
Largely due to advances in preventing heart disease and more aware, and healthy, lifestyles, Canadians who reach age 65 are more likely than ever to live into their 90's. This takes retirement income planning into a much longer period in which a focus on continued accumulation and investing is as important as tax-efficient withdrawal of funds. Capital must be preserved at the same time. This course reviews the measurement and calculation of risk and return from this perspective.
Formerly Investment Strategies in Charitable Giving. Canadians are becoming more philanthropic; giving more every year to causes that are important to them, but there is today a major change in the world of philanthropy—people want to be in control of how they give. They are holding the organizations accountable for the money and want to see how it is managed. They’re becoming far more demanding in wanting to maximize the impact of their donations. This course is to assist financial advisors who want to ensure their clients’ gifts complement their overall wealth management strategy in a tax-effective manner.
Tax, financial planning and wealth management competencies are required to fund income and capital accumulation goals derived from investments. The advisor must use a strategy and a process geared to preserving, growing and transitioning wealth tax efficiently to the next generation, throughout the lifecycles of individuals within a family.
Formerly Use of Trusts in Tax and Estate Planning. You need to know the pros and cons of all possible solutions for wealth and succession planning. Planning with trusts is becoming more and more common, and if you can’t answer questions and explain the concept, your clients will find someone who can. This course will provide you with a well-rounded knowledge to nail down a long-term and potentially intergenerational connection to the client and their family with the ability to lead probing questions and connect with the right professionals who can facilitate the right estate planning solutions.
From a start-up to flourishing enterprise by establishing ten key principles of marketing, a process for developing a communications and marketing plan and tips on branding to establish your unique value proposition.
Every company requires the interaction with legal talent to develop contracts with the various stakeholders it interacts with. This course provides the background information business owner need to understand basic contractual agreements and templates for engagements with customers, sub-contractors and employees.
Learn how to structure the core operations departments required to build and manage a company including finance, administration, sales, marketing and staffing as well production to grow a market-driven business someone will eventually buy.
How to build a great organization with focused decision-making and outstanding financial success. Learn expert business planning strategies that support investment.
Learn how to invest in the people who work with you to create an innovate culture in which all stakeholders to the success of the organization are focused and working in tandem. Build up a new generation of leaders for the future, too.