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Rethink Motivation – Winnipeg’s Conference for Leaders

March 25, 2015

On Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 the Canadian Institute of Management Winnipeg Branch will be a Silver Sponsor of the QNet – Manitoba Quality Network Conference: Rethink Motivation – Winnipeg’s Conference for Leaders

Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre | 1808 Wellington Avenue

Keynote Speaker – Cy Wakeman

New York Times bestselling author, Cy Wakeman, spent over 20 years cultivating a revolutionary approach to leadership. Grounded in reality, her philosophy teaches people how to turn excuses into results and transform employees into accountable, successful members of the workforce.

Cy’s professional journey began when she was promoted to her first management position. She developed and taught her employees a reality-based mindset and discovered that they were driven to deliver results, adapt to change and emanate happiness on the job.

Inspired to help others transform their workplace, Cy wrote the book Reality-Based Leadership and began consulting and training. Today she visits more than 200 companies each year.

Named one of the “Top 100 Leadership Experts to Follow” on Twitter, Wakeman’s influence continues to build. Her programs are consistently ranked by participants as the single most impactful training they have ever received.

An expert blogger on and, Cy’s ideas have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New York Post, and on


CIM Winnipeg and our educational partners, University of Manitoba – Extended Education, will be represented at the trade show.

To find out more about the conference and to Register visit 

QNET Excellence Conference

June 5, 2014

MAY 28 2014 QNET4


On May 28th the QNET Excellence Conference “Cultivating Corporate Culture” was held at Victoria Inn Hotel and Conference Centre with over 300 participants. CIM Winnipeg Branch participated in this conference as a Silver sponsor and hosted a tradeshow booth and was co-located next to the University of Manitoba Extended Education. We had many participants come by the booth and express interest in CIM.

The keynote address and luncheon plenary session was presented by Ron McMillan, who is a recognized expert in leadership, influence, and workplace communication. He is the author of four New York Times bestselling books: Crucial Conversations, Influencer, Change Anything and Crucial Confrontations.

The conference had four streams of Leadership & Management, Quality & Effectiveness, Tools & Techniques and Workplace Wellness with twelve breakout sessions in total.

Big Daddy Tazz closed out the conference with his special brand of humour.

QNet Excellence Conference

April 30, 2014

QNet Excellence Conference - May 28, 2014

Canadian Institute of Management, Winnipeg Branch, is pleased to be a Silver Sponsor of the QNET Excellence Conference, held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre, Winnipeg, MB.

Explore various ways organizations are “Cultivating Corporate Culture” through:

  • Leadership & Management
  • Quality & Effectiveness
  • Workplace Wellness
  • Tools & Techniques

Opening Keynote & Luncheon Plenary Speaker: Ron McMillan

Recognized as an expert in leadership, influence, and workplace communication, Ron McMillan’s internationally published research led to the development of four New York Times bestselling books: Crucial Conversations, Influencer, Change Anything and Crucial Confrontations. More than one million people and 300 of the Fortune 500 companies have changed human behaviour with the help of Ron’s award-winning training solutions. Ron is a, dynamic keynote speaker with an engaging style that is a sought-after mix of entertainment, practicality, humour and research.


Closing Keynote: Big Daddy Tazz

After 30 years of denying he had the mental illnesses that were controlling his life, Tazz realized that being manic-depressive, attention deficit, and having mild dyslexia could either destroy or enhance his life… it was his choice. Today, audiences are happy to join him on his rapid cycle ride down the never-ending road to recovery. Often described as “one of the most talented comics in the business,” Tazz has been delighting crowds at fundraisers, corporate events, festivals and on television for more than twenty years. Big Daddy Tazz will make you laugh til you cry then laugh again… it’s the bi-polar way.

Download 2014 QNET Excellence Conference Breakout Sessions and Registration Information

Register at or phone 204.949.4999

CIM Winnipeg Branch Bronze Sponsor of the Q-Net Excellence Conference

July 17, 2012

The Canadian Institute of Management Winnipeg Branch was a Bronze Sponsor for the Q-Net Excellence Conference held at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on Thursday May 3rd, 2012.  As a Bronze Sponsor, CIM Winnipeg Branch was given an opportunity to set up an information booth for the benefit of the conference attendees.

To complement the CIM table, arrangements were made through the Q-Net conference organizers to have our partner, the University of Manitoba (also a Bronze sponsor), set up next to our table.  We were lucky to have Char Chastelaine, who is the UofM laison to the CIM Winnipeg Branch, work next to us.  Due to our ties, we were able to capitalize on our joint attendance.

Winnipeg Branch Past President, Bob Beitz (Left) and President, Clayton McPherson (Right), ready to greet future and current CIM members

"Partners in Education"

Throughout the day, several Winnipeg board members talked with participants about the Canadian Institute of Management, its Federal Charter, the Certified in Management Program and our educational partnership with the University of Manitoba.  We discussed the many benefits of our program with current and future leaders as well as answered any questions regarding the Certified In Management program.  We also took the opportunity to promote the CIM’s Professional Manager designation.

If you are having a leadership, management or supervisory event, please contact the CIM Winnipeg Branch to find out how we may be able to inform new and veteran managers of the benefits of the CIM program.

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