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.
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:
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.
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.
Register at www.qnet.ca or phone 204.949.4999
Dennie Cormack is the Student Records and Systems Support Officer in the Registrar’s Office at Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology, with 18 years’ experience working in post-secondary education.
A highly motivated member of the Registrar’s Team, Dennie leads the Degree Audit Team, and Catalogue Governance. In addition to the Registrar’s Management Team he works closely with Academic Chairs, Continuing Education, Regional Campuses, the Controller’s Office and Support Services.
As a trainer, he instructs Support Staff, Instructors, Coordinators, Program Managers, Chairs and Deans in the use of College software including Colleague (enterprise resource planning), Catalogue Maintenance (curriculum), and RRC Reporting.
He strongly believes in cross-training, teamwork, staff development and empowering team members to take the initiative. Throughout his career Dennie has believed in 360 degree leadership. Each person can have influence and take on a leadership role whether it is leading employees, leading laterally with colleagues from other departments or leading upwards with senior managers.
Dennie received his Certified in Management designation in June 2012 and joined the CIM Winnipeg Board of Directors in October 2012 as the Director of Communications.
Dennie is a life-long learner and strongly believes that knowledge is a continuous process. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Manitoba and from Red River College a Diploma in Business Administration as well as Certificates in Career/Employment Counseling, Human Resource Management and Industrial Supervision.
He has also received his Tourism Certified Professional (Event Coordinator) designation from the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) in 2007.
Dennie enjoys travelling, golfing, hiking, biking, reading, and watching a variety of cinema. His interests include strategic enrolment management, Canadian military topics, economics, politics, history, management and leadership.
Bob is mechanically inclined and in his senior high years took industrial electrical with the focus of becoming a licensed electrician. In 1974 Bob was hired into a railway apprenticeship and by 1980 had acquired an interprovincial electrical license (now called Red Seal) as well as a contractor license. At this time Bob was very adamant he would never go into management as he could not see himself sitting behind a desk.
Life has a habit of changing ones outlook and goals. Bob realized he enjoyed the challenges of planning as well as doing the electrical requirements of major projects and building and maintenance repairs. As a result Bob moved into management as a maintenance supervisor. At the suggestion of one of his managers, Bob joined the CIM Program.
The CIM Designation helped Bob survive a number of downsizing and restructuring phases. In the first reorganization Bob was moved from the maintenance environment into the world of manufacturing. The man who could never envision sitting behind a desk relished the daily challenges of a manufacturing operation. Bob held a number of manufacturing positions including floor supervisor, planner, engineering requirements and shop manager.
The CIM courses gave Bob the building blocks to understand the needs of both maintenance and manufacturing. The program allowed him to understand employees’ differences and the ins and outs of disciplines and rewards. CIM also gave Bob the knowledge to defend inventory on hand – to times of manufacture – to customer requirements; as well as justifications for returns on investment.
In 2009, 35 years to the day from his first day as an apprentice, Bob finished his last day of working for railroad industries. In his retirement Bob is enjoying his passions of traveling and home renovations.
Louise Doberstein is an enthusiastic, energetic and highly motivated entrepreneur. Fluent in both English and French gives Louise an upper hand in many areas. Highly skilled in working in communications with diverse clientele gives Louise a competitive edge. She is a strong leader and has a proven ability to strategically manage various stages of planning; establishing priorities; delegating tasks and following through to ensure success. She is a self-starter with excellent analytical, organizational, and creative skills. She has worked alongside her husband in a ground-up lawn care business, established in 1998 (Dobie’s Lawn Care – 204-757-2944 – email@example.com).
Working all aspects and areas of her business and working full time at MTS Allstream while completing her CIM designation displays how motivated she is. Achieving her designation has been a value in Louise’s career at MTS Allstream. Her strong work ethic, personal drive for success and genuine grassroots personality, with the support of the four year management and administration program through the Canadian Institute of Management, continues to evolve.
The University of Manitoba – Continuing Education Canadian Institute of Management’s graduating class of 2010 elected Louise as their valedictorian, which attests to Louise’s tenacity and positive “can-do” attitude. Since graduating, Louise has demonstrated growth in many areas including self-confidence within the professional industry. She is reliable, dependable and a hardworking professional with a practical hands-on approach, who always perseveres to achieve the best results.
Louise is well known for her passion and ability to meet and exceed personal goals/targets, a knack for connecting with decision makers and the ability to transfer the secrets of sales and account management to others, displaying excellent presentation, negotiation, closing, and follow through skills.
Upon joining the Winnipeg CIM Branch Board of Directors, Louise’s passion for CIM has increased her quest to re-engage past members and increase awareness of the CIM brand.
It comes with sadness that I announce that Clayton McPherson has tendered his resignation as president of the CIM Winnipeg Branch.
Clayton brought his unique perspective to the board. His experience obtained from the successful start up and operation of his own new business (Kitpak Fulfillment) has been invaluable to the board.
He introduced new concepts to fulfil our members’ experiences and saw it through to grow the Careers In Motion series.
He always had the membership’s best interest at heart, always striving to provide true bang for their buck.
During Clayton’s time on the board, these same core values have led to Kitpak’s tremendous growth, and as a result, he is no longer able to continue his work with the CIM Winnipeg Branch Board of Directors.
The Winnipeg Branch of the Canadian Institute of Management thanks Clayton for his dedicated leadership and service to the board and the membership and we wish him well as his business continues to grow.
Thomas Ritter C.I.M., P.Mgr.
President, Winnipeg Branch
to be held on
Monday, January 6, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Norwood Hotel, 112 Marion Street, Winnipeg MB
A Special Branch Meeting is being held to make changes to the Winnipeg Branch Constitution so fully audited financial statements can be presented at all future annual general meetings.
To save costs, past Winnipeg Boards submitted “duly balanced Annual Financial Statement” which did not fully meet the Branch Constitution requirement to “submit an Annual Financial Statement, duly audited”. At the 2013 Winnipeg Branch Annual General Meeting the Winnipeg Board of Directors committed to the membership that going forward the requirements of the constitution would be met and audited Financial Statements would be presented at future annual general meetings.
The Canadian Institute of Management’s fiscal year end is May 31st as dictated by our National Organization. To allow the time required to develop audited financial reports the board needs to change the date of AGM of “held in May of each year”. The Non-for-Profit Act requires financial reports to be presented to its membership within six months of the organization’s fiscal year end or in our case on or before November 30th of each year.
Changing the AGM date directly affects two article sub-sections in the branch’s constitution. Two Motions will be presented and voted on at the Special Meeting to allow future boards the time needed to present audited Financial State.
Article VI Sec.7 – Change the requirement date of “held in May” to “held within five months of the end of the fiscal year”.
Article VIII Sec.7 – Change the date newly elected officers assume duties of “on June 1st or earlier” to “November 30th or earlier”.
Motions 2014-S01 and 2014-S02 can be accessed by clicking the links below:
Members planning on attending the meeting must register by December 20th through the link provided below to ensure seating for all attendees.
Members who are unable to attend can also accept/reject the motions through the link provided below. Votes must be submitted no later than January 3, 2014.
Please click here to register to attend the meeting, or to submit your votes online.
Questions and comments can be directed to the Winnipeg Branch at 204.474.8653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.