Where were you in ’64?

August 18, 2014

Beatles on Ed Sullivan Show 1964Where were you in ’64?

50 years, it is a long time and a lot has changed. So what happened in ’64?

What was the Cost of living?

  • Average annual income $5,880
  • Gallon of milk $1.06
  • Gallon of gas $0.25
  • Loaf of bread $0.21
  • Pay phone (local call) $0.10
  • Life Magazine $0.35 or 1 year subscription (51 issues) $5.00
  • Thom McAn Shoes $9.95
  • Sunshine Clothes Dryer by General Electric $99.95
  • Emerson 11” portable TV $139.95
  • Best Homes (pre-fabricated homes) $8,990 – 17,990
  • Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III sedan $16,665

So why is 1964 significant for us?

It’s our 50th Anniversary!

Nine visionary leaders established the Canadian Industrial Management Association (Manitoba Division) in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 8, 1964. The name changed in 1970 at the National Conference in Winnipeg to become the Canadian Institute of Management.

These nine visionary leaders became the first Winnipeg branch board members:

  • Martin James Anthony Lyons
  • Donald Harvey Jackman
  • George Elwyn Douglas
  • Serge Edward DeConinck
  • Timothy Ryan
  • William John Antiliff Bullman
  • Charles Leslie Hill
  • George Hugh Boucher
  • Douglas Godfrey Renton

Since 1964, over 3,400 individuals have received the Certified in Management designation in Manitoba. Currently, Manitoba is the largest branch of CIM in Canada with close to 750 members.

On October 4th 2014 we will begin celebrating our 50th Anniversary year with a Gala Dinner at the Victoria Inn. This event is free to CIM Winnipeg Branch members and a guest. You can register by going to our events page Deadline to register is August 29, 2014.

See you on October 4th!

Message from the National President

August 18, 2014

Dr. Matthew Jelavic, C.Mgr, National President and CEO of the Canadian Institute of Management

Dr. Matthew Jelavic, C.Mgr.

As I begin my second year of presidency, I am very proud of the many accomplishments we have made collectively as an Institute, providing value to our individual and corporate members and academic partners. In my last message to the membership, I outlined the focus and strategic priorities for the future of our Institute; this message will reflect on our accomplishments from this past year. As a result of the outstanding work and dedication from our volunteers and staff, we have reached the following milestones in the Institute’s history:

  • The strategic commitment to roll out Management Direct, the world’s most comprehensive management intelligence tool forming a cornerstone of our professional and educational offerings.
  • The imminent launch of an innovative modern website, which has taken user engagement and access to the right information at the right time to a whole new level.
  • The complete adoption of digital social media in our communications, messaging and outreach efforts. We now have fully managed social outlets on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest, with more to come.
  • Launching Management Matters, our weekly digital News Brief and source for the latest management news, developments, networking and professional development opportunities and events.
  • A suite of membership services including group discounts and affinity programs unparalleled in the history of the Institute. The return on your membership investment is now more evident than ever.
  • Fully developed corporate membership packages and promotional materials allowing the Institute to reach out to the business world, providing unparalleled value to our partners.
  • A fully developed corporate sponsorship package to help engage the business world in CIM events, conferences and professional development opportunities.
  • The development of a corporate membership program for our Nationally Accredited educational partners allowing their organizations and students to experience the many benefits the CIM has to offer.
  • The amending of our constitution to conform to the new Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations’ Act, which will allow extensive member interaction and engagement in the governance of our Institute.
  • A firm commitment to an environmentally sustainable strategy to go digital where possible, reducing our carbon footprint and providing more agility in the development of products and services.
  • The transition to the latest technologies in the National Office to ensure exceptional member services, communications responsiveness and reliability.
  • Fiscal efficiencies in our operations that have resulted in more membership value.

As Canada’s professional management association, all staff and volunteers are committed to providing value to our members, to help them succeed and develop. I look forward to leading the Institute into the future with a firm commitment to the membership that any investment in the Institute will provide real value.

– this article was originally published in The Canadian Manager magazine August 2014


August 8, 2014

ManagementDirect Returns!

CIM is pleased to announce that we have renewed ManagementDirect as a membership benefit. As a CIM member, you’ll have access to this extensive online knowledge resource packed with management best practice content.

  • Dealing with an absenteeism issue?
  • Need to better manage your time?
  • Want a template for a strategic plan or a checklist to manage your project?   

ManagementDirect’s extensive library of content includes:

  • E-learning modules: from developing a management style to the principles of project management
  • Leader videos: covering real-life management issues
  • Thinkers: summaries of the ideas of major theorists to help problem solving
  • Interactive scenarios
  • Published articles: a database of articles from the Professional Manager magazine
  • Checklists: hundreds of practical tick lists of activities to ensure a best practice approach
  • E-journals: thousands of journals, publications and research documents offering latest industry insight
  • Document outlines and research summaries on key business initiatives such as devising a marketing plan
  • CPD/PDU tracking

ManagementDirect Is Better Than Ever:

New Structured Learning Journeys

This allows you to create and access ‘playlists’ of content on core management skills or hot topics.  You can now create customized learning journeys specifically designed for management support.

Massively expanded e-learning content

Everything you need to progress to the next level is at your fingertips. ManagementDirect now boasts over 120 modules and 15 interactive scenarios which make it an incredibly valuable new asset to our CIM members.

Clearer graphics, quicker navigation

Not only has ManagementDirect been redesigned to give it a thoroughly modern look and feel, but it’s also clearer and simpler with improved search and navigation to ensure members can get to the information they need – when they need it.

See what ManagementDirect is all about:

To sign up for ManagementDirect see our Members login page