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2013 National AGM & Conference.

Strategically Partnered ... collectively strong

An Invitation

On behalf of the London Branch, we are pleased to invite you to the 71st Canadian Institute of Management Annual General Meeting and Professional Development Symposium, June 6 to 8, at the Four Points Sheraton. Our conference theme is Strategically Partnered, Collectively Strong.

Our Professional Development Symposium begins with our keynote breakfast speaker, Rex Murphy, social commentator and editorialist. The day continues with four outstanding speakers who are experts in their field and have a connection to CIM. These sessions will be educational and entertaining, and will provide you with new ideas and skills that you can begin using right away.

Come and join us in beautiful London Ontario.

Fred Schumann, C.I.M., CD, MMP, P.Mgr. London Branch President

Christine Hulan, C.I.M. Conference Chairperson


Four Points Sheraton
Executive King Room       $119.00 + HST
Double Room               $109.00 + HST
To book rooms call        519.681.0600

Travelling to London?

Companions--come and be prepared to be indulged with our two day extravaganza. The companions will be joining the delegates for the Breakfast with Rex Murphy, Friday at the Forks with Denise Pelley at Museum London and the President's Gala. Friday and Saturday will be filled with activities such as visiting sites in the local countryside, lunch at a unique country inn, and some retail therapy in both small town and big city Ontario. On Saturday, you will have an exclusive experience from a local chef. Oh, how you will impress your friends once you get home. Check the conference website for more details so you don't miss out on what London has to offer.

For those who prefer to be indulged enjoying one of London's fine golf courses, a golf option will be offered.

Conference Fee

Full Conference Fee       $495.00 + HST
Companion Fee             $399.00 + HST

Other participation options are available. Refer to the website for the fee structure.

For information and registration

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or call us at             519-681-4168

Program at a glance full conference schedule

Thursday June 6

Arrival and Registration

Evening Reception hosted by the National Board

Friday June 7

Breakfast with Keynote Speaker Rex Murphy

Professional Development Symposium featuring

Alison Adair Making Social Media Work for You

Amy Casson Living The Brand

Janine Higgins The Circle of Conflict

Doug Williamson Leadership--Rising to the Challenge

Friday Evening at the Forks, An Evening with Denise Pelley Enjoy dinner at the beautiful Museum London with entertainment by London's acclaimed jazz vocalist. Denise has been entertaining people for years with her amazing talent. Denise also enjoys acting and has performed at London's Grand Theatre. Her one woman show, Jazzabel has been performed in London, Washington and New York. In June 2012, Denise was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Saturday June 8

Canadian Institute of Management Annual General Meeting

President's Gala featuring the musical stylings of Ron Seaward. Rock the night away with a local favourite who is sure to keep everyone in the mood to celebrate and dance the night away.

Sunday June 9


Keynote Speaker Rex Murphy

Rex Murphy was born and raised in Newfoundland, where he graduated from Memorial University. A Rhodes scholar, he attended Oxford University (along with U.S. President Bill Clinton). When he returned to Newfoundland he was soon established as a quick-witted and accomplished writer, broadcaster and teacher.

Murphy's primary interest is in language and English literature, but he also has a strong link with politics. Murphy gained an insider's view of the political world when he worked as executive assistant to the Newfoundland Liberal Party leader. To get an even closer taste of politics, Murphy ran twice as a Liberal candidate in the provincial elections.

Murphy contributes extensively to CBC on many current affairs issues. He contributes a regular televised essay to CBC's The National, dealing with topics as diverse as the Royal Family, smoking, and Quebec politics. He has also created a number of documentaries from Newfoundland, including the highly acclaimed "Unpeopled Shores" about the collapse of the Newfoundland fisheries. Additional documentary work has included pieces on the Second World War, scientist Hubert Reeves, business tycoon Conrad Black, and William Shakespeare.

Rex Murphy writes a weekly column for The National Post and is the author of the book, Points of View, a collection of his columns and commentaries.

Murphy also hosts Canada's only national open-line radio program, CBC Radio's Cross Country Checkup, with close to half-a-million listeners tuning in every Sunday afternoon. The program is broadcast live across Canada on CBC Radio One, on Sirius satellite radio, and around the world on the Internet.

Rex Murphy has won several national and provincial broadcasting awards and has been awarded honorary doctorates in letters by Memorial University, St. Thomas University, and Nipissing University.

Much in demand as a speaker, his oratory--a volatile mix of insight, humour and biting political commentary, powered by an extraordinary vocabulary brings audiences to their feet at events from coast to coast.

Amy Casson

Amy Elizabeth Casson is a leading corporate image, etiquette and communications consultant who develops brand champions within organizations across North America. Since 2004, Ms. Casson has branded thousands of corporate clients and individuals through workshops, seminars, e-learning solutions and one-on-one training. Ms. Casson is a published author--coauthoring "Executive Image Power". She has been quoted in newspapers (including the National Post), appeared on television programs and radio shows. She holds a degree from the University of Western Ontario, a Public Relations Certificate from Humber College and received her professional designation from the Canadian Institute of Management in 2002.

The most successful companies realize that their people are their greatest asset and that every one of them has the potential to become a brand champion. "Living the Brand: Delivering on the Brand Promise" makes the connection between employee based brand equity and profitability, identifies three drivers that generate brand centric behaviour within an organization: the company's HR policies, Leadership Behaviour and Internal Communication Strategies and encourages the participant to begin building their own brand champions.

Janine Higgins

Janine Higgins is a seasoned mediator, sought-after trainer, innovative facilitator and wise life coach. She was called to the Ontario bar in 1980, and practiced law at a leading London firm. Her practice included business law, real estate, wills and estates, and aboriginal law. She was a deputy managing partner. In 1983, she completed the Conflict Resolution Certificate Program at the Justice Institute of British Columbia and left the partnership and the practice of law. Since then she has completed hundreds of hours of specialized training in family and commercial mediation. She was awarded the Chartered Mediator standing and was certified by the Ontario Association of Family Mediators in 2001. In 2008, Janine was certified by the Coaches Training Institute as a Certified Professional Co-Action Coach. She is currently employed by Western University. Janine will entertain, inform and enlighten. Feedback from our students gives Janine 11 out of 10 as an instructor for the CIM program.

The "Circle of Conflict" will teach delegates how to avoid conflict escalation and learn how to deal with conflict constructively and professionally.

Alison Adair

Alison Adair is the Communications Manager for Continuing Studies at Western University and has been employed by Western for more than 11 years. In this role she plans, executes and measures all marketing communications for the unit. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, Alison moved to England beginning her career as an Event Organizer and graphic designer. Her career direction changed once again after returning to Canada. Calling on her experience, creativity, design skills and curiosity, marketing and communications is the perfect fit!

This session will show you ways to integrate social media into your overall marketing strategy, develop relationships and community, provide value for the people you connect with, and more.

Doug Williamson

Doug Williamson is the C.E.O. of The Beacon Group, a Toronto based leadership and strategy development firm with clients spanning a diverse cross section of industries and geographies. He leads the company's professional staff in delivering the highest possible standards of excellence as they advise and support senior leaders and their organizations. Throughout his 30 year international business career, Doug has been intimately involved in shaping positive transformational change in individual leaders and their organizations ranging from Fortune 500 to smaller, more entrepreneurial businesses. He has been instrumental in improving the overall performance and effectiveness of countless senior executives, their teams and their organizations, helping them to develop high performance strategies, leaders and cultures.

Those who read Canadian Manager magazine will recognize Doug's written word as he is a regular contributor to our national publication. Now, you can experience him live in his dynamic, thought provoking presentation, Leadership, Rising to the Challenge. Leadership has always been important and in this presentation participants will learn how the leadership we so desperately need in business today must be built on a new set of competencies and capabilities, redesigned to ensure they are relevant to the times in which we live. Doug will help people understand why the need is so great, and how organizations can help build a better tomorrow by building better, more relevant and more skilled leaders today.
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