THird Thursday - Networking events (Online)

"Third Thursdays" are an opportunity to get together with colleagues, meet new and interesting people, and share ideas with other professionals ... all in a very laidback environment.

This event is put on as a collaboration by CIs across the country. Members from Atlantic to BC, and everywhere in between, are encouraged to join and meet fellow consultants part of the national CMC community.

Every 3rd Thursday of the month -- next session:
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Time: 7:00pm ET / 4pm PT
Location: ONLINE

BMS Insurance Membership Benefits Session

BMS, CMC-Canada's exclusive insurance partner, will identify and explain the key features of E&O insurance coverage available to CMC-Canada members and describe how this and specific business insurance products can protect Management Consultants. BMS will also discuss possible risks arising from virtual service delivery and the specialized Cyber insurance solution available to manage these risks.

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Time: 2:00pm ET - 3pm EST
Location: ONLINE
Free to CMC-Canada Members

CMC Book Club Express

It’s official, CMC has a book club. A book club specially designed for people who want all the benefits of a book club without reading the book.

CMC Book Club Express

CMC Book Club Express is a fun and easy way to explore new books on leadership and management, get to know other CMC members, laugh and meet one of your professional development requirements.

NEXT EDITION: June 24, 2021

Book - Chaos: How business leader can master the power of focus

Learn Business Planning techniques that make Business Planning EASY, FAST, SUSTAINABLE and entirely PRACTICAL PLUS other business strategies all of which will shatter your revenue ceiling and take your revenues to new levels of success.

Access the book for free here

Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern Time 
Location: ONLINE
Cost: Free to Members and Guests
CPD: 1 point

Gender Parity Series –
Global Gender Gap Index: A Primer and Roundtable Discussion

Let's talk about gender parity in Canada.  The World Economic Forum's Global Gender Parity Gap Index has been measuring the world's performance in this area since 2006. 

Glynis Middleton MBA CMC will introduce us to this topic, define the language around gender parity, and explore the intersectional considerations that ensure our conversation is inclusive of all intersects. 

Following Ms. Middleton's presentation, a round-table discussion will take place, where participants will be invited to share their own thoughts, experiences, perspectives, and plans to make a positive impact on these very important metrics.

Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET 
Location: ONLINE

CMC-AB Virtual Happy Hour

The Alberta Virtual Happy Hour is held the first Thursday of every month.  We encourage CMCs, associate members, and those interested in the profession across Alberta and Canada to join us for a discussion on different topics relevant to the management consulting profession.   Typically, we start with a conversation starter where 1-2 learned colleagues share their knowledge on a particular subject and afterwards break out into discussion groups.  

This an opportunity to get together with colleagues, enjoy a beverage (virtually), and share ideas on how we can move forward together through these challenging times.   CMCs can claim 2 CPD credits towards your annual CPD compliance.   

This event is put on as a collaboration by CIs across the country. Members from Atlantic to BC, and everywhere in between, are encouraged to join and meet fellow consultants part of the national CMC community. 

September 2nd VHH
Selling Yourself: Planning to Talk to Strangers


Overview: Chad Banman, B.Ed Many consultants ride the roller coaster of revenue, one minute their starving hoping a new customer will come their way the next minute they have more work than they can handle. The stress of riding that roller coaster can take a toll and while they are experts in their area they often struggle with the concept of how to sell themselves or are uncomfortable doing so as the last thing they want to be is a “used car sales person.”   

While aggressively waiting for the phone to ring may have been a strategy that worked in the past it is less likely to work in todays economic reality.  The first part of the session will be focused on creating a prospecting plan that encompasses multiple ways of reaching out to people we have never done business with.  Once we have a plan the next part is discussing how do we get into a conversation with people in a way that leads to deeper conversations and sets us apart from all the other consultants that they may have run into.

Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Mountain Time 
Location: ONLINE
Cost: Free 

Words Never Lie but People Do - Detecting Deception in Everyday Communications

Join us for this exciting 8 hour Professional Development Session called Words Don't Lie But People Do: Detecting Deception in Everyday Communications Delve into the world of linguistic analysts and FBI profilers to learn how a person's words reveal whether they are truthful or not. Discover how linguistic lie detection techniques can help you in all of your business dealings.

Learn how linguistic lie detection techniques can be applied to a variety of high-profile media cases to illustrate examples of deception including:

  • How to determine if a person is speaking truthfully or untruthfully.
  • How to gather more information when an individual is deception or deflective in their replies.
  • Learn specific linguistic triggers that indicate deception.
  • Learn what types of questions produce the most effective responses?
  • How linguistic lie detection is used for human resources, audit, and investigative areas.
Date: September 28 & 29, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM MST
Location: ONLINE