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 FastCompany.com and Forbes.com, Cy’s ideas have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New York Post, and on SHRM.com.
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 http://www.qnet.ca/conference/
Life Member Awards Dinner at Baileys Restaurant.
The Winnipeg Branch Board of Directors hosted an evening at Bailey’s Prime Dining on March 19th to honor two of its newest Branch Life Members.
Mr. William John Antiliff Bulman has been an active member and continues to hold his membership in good standing since 1963. Mr. Bulman has demonstrated outstanding contribution to our branch as he was one of the visionary leaders that established the Canadian Institute of Management which was called the Canadian Industrial Management Association (Manitoba Division) prior to 1970. He has served as a member of our branch as well as a board member while demonstrating outstanding service through his contributions. A very successful business and community leader, Mr. Bulman was inducted as a member of the Winnipeg Citizen’s Hall of Fame in 1988 for his work in Business and Public Affairs. Without Mr. Bulman, the CIM Winnipeg Branch might not be here today.
Mr. George Smith has been an active member and continues to hold his membership in good standing since 1968. He has demonstrated outstanding contribution and service to our branch as a very instrumental for many years with dedication. His main contribution to the program was and is his strong support for maintaining a high academic standard in the classroom. He was responsible for the program management and delivery from 1968 when there were 32 graduates in the program and in his retirement year in 2004 there were 113 graduates. Mr. Smith is the reason we present a Communications Award annually to the student who attains the highest mark in the Canadian Institute of Management’s communication class.
We are honored to have awarded these two gentlemen with the Branch Life Membership Award.
Louise Doberstein, C.I.M.
Vice President of Membership
CIM Winnipeg Branch Board of Directors
What is the next step in your professional development?
Leadership is often regarded as a skill or an art form depending on who you ask. Many think they are leaders or strive to become leaders.
Are you a leader?
Come to meet one of the top leadership experts discuss leadership and how you can become a leader. Don’t miss this event! John Maxwell in Winnipeg 2015 As part of our 50th Anniversary, CIM Winnipeg Branch is sponsoring the John Maxwell in Winnipeg event on June 5, 2015 being held at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Conference Centre.
John C. Maxwell
John C. Maxwell is an internationally renowned leadership expert, coach, and author who has sold over 20 million books. Dr. Maxwell founded EQUIP and the John Maxwell Company, organizations that have trained more than 5 million leaders in 153 countries. Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and organizations such as the United States Military Academy at West Point, the National Football League, and the United Nations. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell’s The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership has sold more than 2 million copies. Developing the Leader Within You and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader have each sold more than 1 million copies.
You can read his blog at JohnMaxwellOnLeadership.com, follow him at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell, and learn more about him at JohnMaxwell.com.
To Register for this event visit: http://www.johnmaxwellinwinnipeg.com/en-us/home.aspx. Deadline for early bird registration is April 15, 2015.
Address by John Bulman, one of the nine founders of CIM in Manitoba
Wasn’t that a Party!
On October 4th, the Winnipeg Branch held a truly memorable 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg.
The evening began with a Cocktail Reception where C.I.M members and their guests had the opportunity to renew friendships and make new friends. During the reception we had a table as well as a slideshow of highlighting some of our Winnipeg branch history.
We had a great turnout with 185 enjoying a fabulous evening. Special guests included: Dr. Matthew Jelavic and Mrs. Myvonny Jelavic, Betty Smith, Robert Beitz, Deb Daigle, Nicole Hamilton, Garry Kalawarny, Doug Komadowski, Cindy Erdosi, Valerie Squires, Phyllis Reid-Jarvis, Janine Drennan-Alsip, Sharon Bukowski, Lynne Gibbings, Vincent Hykawy, Susan Rusk and Alan Thorlakson.
Piper Kyle Campbell lead the Winnipeg Branch Board of Directors and our special guests into the Gala dinner. The evening was Emceed by Gord Leclerc, CTV Winnipeg News Anchor
A number of presentations were made…
The Professional Manager Designation recipients for 2013 – 2014 were:
Gilles Abraham, Nick Bevilacqua, D.Timothy Brown, Darrin Desmedt, Garry Kalawarny, Steven Lupky, and Paul Senecal.
The following awards were presented:
The Performance Recognition for Achievement, Innovation, Service & Excellence Award recognizes individuals who have contributed to our success through their significant contributions to better our branch and our members’ CIM experience. Contributions such as this ensure that the CIM Winnipeg Branch remains the largest and most vibrant branch in Canada.
Robert Beitz, C.I.M.
Clayton McPherson, C.I.M. P.Mgr.
Dr. Lori Wallace
Martin J. Lyons P.R.I.M.E. Awards
The Performance Recognition for Innovation & Management Excellence Award recognizes the general management achievements of an organization located in Manitoba. This year two organizations are being presented this prestigious award.
Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries
Accepting this award – Les Parry
MTS Allstream Inc.
Accepting this award – Ed Kostusik
George Smith Communications Award
The George Smith Communications Award is presented annually to the student who attains the highest mark in the Canadian Institute of Management’s communications class for the current year.
Long-Term Service Pins
We would like to thank the following long-term service pin recipients for their continued dedication and commitment to the Canadian Institute of Management
10 Year Pin
15 Year Pin
20 Year Pin
Albert Stephen Smith
25 Year Pin
30 Year Pin
40 Year Pin
To round out the evening we enjoyed the comedy of Dean Jenkinson
All guests in attendance were entered into a draw for door prizes which included 35 tickets to the John Maxwell Leadership Conference, 1 stay at the Victoria Inn, and 1 pair of Jets tickets.
We would like to thank our organizing committee: Luanne Scott, Dennie Cormack, Louise Doberstein, Garry Kalawarny, and Heather Kozubski.
The Canadian Institute of Management – Winnipeg Branch would like to thank the Victoria Inn Hotel and Conference Centre, Decorations by Rick, Petals by S & A, CSR Systems, and Jon Schroeder Photography.
A special thank you to our sponsors, Manitoba Blue Cross, Petals by S & A, University of Manitoba – Extended Education, and the Victoria Inn Hotel and Conference Centre.
Finally we would like to Thank YOU, the business community, fellow members, friends, and family for your support over the past 50 Years.
To view the pictures from the 50th Anniversary Gala please log into the Members area.
Dennie Cormack, BA C.I.M.
Vice-President Marketing and Communications
50 years, it is a long time and a lot has changed. So what happened in ’64?
What was the Cost of living?
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:
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 http://www.cim-winnipeg.ca/events Deadline to register is August 29, 2014.
See you on October 4th!
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.
ManagementDirect’s extensive library of content includes:
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: http://youtu.be/0M8rKPKOhH0
To sign up for ManagementDirect see our Members login page
On Saturday, May 24, 2014, the Canadian Institute of Management, Winnipeg Branch 48th Annual Graduation was held at the University of Manitoba.
The Convocation ceremonies were followed by a dinner and party to celebrate the accomplishments of the 68 graduates of the Class of 2014.
Thomas Ritter C.I.M. P.Mgr., President of the CIM Winnipeg Branch presented CIM certificates and honors recognition at the Graduation ceremonies. It was an honour to also present the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Academic Awards to the three individuals who excelled in the program, achieving the first, second and third highest grade point averages in this year’s graduating class.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients for their outstanding achievements:
Gold Award: Jana Derby C.I.M.
Silver Award: Jared Munro C.I.M.
Bronze Award: Jaret Sawchuk C.I.M.
In addition three of our graduates were also presented with their Professional Manager designations
Tracy Lamoureux and Christian Gagne were the Valedictorians for the 2014 graduating class. They have graciously given their permission for their speech to be posted for this article.
“Acting Dean Matheos, Platform Dignitaries, Family, Friends and fellow graduates, today is a day to be thankful and to be inspired.
Introduce ourselves – I am Tracy Lamoureux and I recruit people like you to give blood at Canadian Blood Services and I am Christian Gagne and I am a Funeral Director and Embalmer and I work at Desjardins Funeral Chapel.
I would like to start by saying that I will try not to make this sound like a eulogy. It is what I am used to hearing.
We are gathered here today, to mourn the passing of 4 years of our lives due to education. HAHAHA! Just kidding.
During one of our courses, Marilyn, Randy, Charlene and I did a project on Steve Jobs from Apple Computers and this is one of his quotes that we used in our project and I will share it with you today.
“Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~ Steve Jobs
Today, marks a milestone or a great achievement for all of us. Receiving this certificate is a goal that we set for ourselves, for some, it was to better ourselves, or to prove that our brain cells had not deteriorated and we still had it in us. For others it is also a way to achieve success with the companies we work for or to get more initials behind your name than your sibling.
All of us graduating today reached this point in different ways or took a different rocky road. Some of these rocks, on this road, were homework, projects that had to be completed by yourself or as a group. As one instructor put it, you should find a partner to whom you are compatible with or it will end up as a divorce. I know Tracy has been known to kick someone off the island for not doing their share. Other rocks may have been medical issues, illnesses in the family, family activities such as sports, dance, gymnastics or recitals. We may have escaped the stress of being back at school by taking trips and then playing catch up to make sure we did not miss anything. Regardless of these rocks, each and every one of us took those rocks and used them as stepping stones to reach the next level in achieving our goal of graduating. You are all to be commended for your success.
Fellow graduates, we have much to be thankful for. We have received outstanding education thanks to our fine administration and teachers. We are prepared to move on and to take on whatever challenges come next in our lives, whether you intend to continue your education or not.
Remember back to the first time you thought about going back to school to continue your education. 3-7 years is an outrageous amount of time to commit to.
You took that first step.
Researched what was required of you.
Then you made the commitment and you signed up for your first class.
Most of us started with Canadian Business: An Introduction. I remember thinking how am I going to fit in an evening course with homework on top of an already fast paced life. The instructor was great. Each class he would THANK US for making the effort to be there and for having our homework done. Now that made it easier to sign up for another course.
When we sign up for a course Char, is like Charlie from Charlie’s Angels. She keeps her identity hidden from us. She communicates with her recruits through email, briefing us on our new assignments and sharing of information. Char are you here today?
While we have been juggling one or two jobs, our children, lonely left-out spouses (significant others and friends), business trips, vacation deals we just couldn’t pass up, studying at our kids practices we can be thankful that we endured.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin
Let us embrace the education and knowledge that we have received in the past years. Many a times I come across situations where someone’s opportunities for education were not taken because a life has been taken too quickly. Let us not wait until it is too late. Let us instill in our children how important it is to better and enrich ourselves with education. Show are siblings that there is always a little more that we can learn. Encourage other family members or even co-workers to enhance their existing knowledge and make it even greater. We are so lucky to be alive and living in a community, city, province and country that will not demoralize, disapprove, discourage or condemn your choice as a human being to be educated.
Tracy and I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank you.
Instructors – We have talked about the sacrifices we have made as students in continuing our education. We must recognize the sacrifices that are made by the extraordinary instructors. They as well have families and day jobs just like us. They also have to take the time during the week to prepare their lesson plans, correct and grade our homework and assignments. We would like to thank their families for supporting them. We noticed that you gave us respect and we also showed it by being in class on time. Thank you for keeping us awake and having the time fly by. We know it must be hard to look at your student’s faces at 9:15pm and see that, glazed over look, no participation and slouched bodies. Thank you to all of the instructors, without you, none of this would be possible.
“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” ~ John C. Maxwell
Instructors, you have influenced our lives and now it is our turn. Thank you
Thank you to CIM and the board of directors for keeping Winnipeg the biggest CIM Branch in Canada. Thank you to the University of Manitoba and the extended education faculty for all their support and planning.
Workplaces- Thank you for encouraging continuous learning. Your support, whether it be by paying for our courses, books, education leave or the use of meeting room space, it is truly appreciated.
To Our Moms and Dads- You can thank us now that we chose this path for continuous learning and you didn’t have to pay for this education. Thank you for all you help with picking up and dropping of the grandkids for their various activities. Seriously it is a great bonding experience for both of you. Honestly, you have inspired us to continue to strive to be the best version of ourselves every day. You have truly been the best support system we could have asked for.
Kids- Thank you for not laughing too hard when we ask you to help us with our homework. Someone once said to me “We can now tell our kids that if we are able to complete our course while balancing housework AND schoolwork AND jobs AND cooking AND cleaning AND whatever else life threw at us, then you can certainly do it while balancing your schoolwork with Facebook, Twitter, text-messaging, bad hair and make-up days.”
Spouses and/or significant others and friends – Thank you for taking us away on those much needed trips and trying to plan it so we don’t miss class. For all the times you heard “Sorry I can’t do that as I need to get this done” or “Just a few more minutes” then it being a few HOURS later. Thank you to those we care so much for and who care for us, we were able to accomplish all of the small duties of everyday life that needed tending to because of you.
We would not be here today without all of your support.
CLASS of 2014 PLEASE STAND!
Finally, we can be thankful for each other. The friendships that we have made here will last a lifetime and in the same way we have helped each other to, in some ways survive these years here, I hope we will continue to be there for each other and to support each other in future endeavors.
When you leave here today, celebrate what you have accomplished but look forward with an eye toward how you too can be the inspiration for others.
“The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly” ~ Jime Rohn
Congratulations Class of 2014!”