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. 

March 4th VHH
2020 Tax Update

Overview: Noreen Irvine, CMC will lead us through a session that provide education and updates on tax deductions for Consultants and the Canadian Tax requirements.

Noreen Irvine is the Managing director at IrvCo & Associates Ltd and the past president of CMC Alberta,  she has extensive experience across both B2B and B2C in sectors including tech, education, lifestyle, charity, oil and gas, start-ups and more.  Noreen has a proven track record of developing financial, compliance, risk, and operational strategies. She runs a consulting practice and is a professor at the University of Calgary where she teaches accounting, all levels of advanced taxation, estate planning and risk management.

She is a winner of the prestigious Chartered Accountants Education Foundation teaching award and the student union teaching awards for innovative teaching. She believes in creating entrepreneurs of the future through joint partnerships with the European innovation academy. Noreen is currently doing research on leadership and mentorship in the areas of risk management and taxation.
Noreen is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, has done videos for tax teaching workshops throughout the country and enjoys sitting on boards and volunteering her time to worthy causes and travelling the world.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Mountain Time 
Location: ONLINE
Cost: Free 

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, March 18, 2021
Time: 7:00pm ET / 4pm PT
Location: ONLINE

Create a business plan in 28.7 minutes

Easily, Quickly Build a Business Plan

Join us for What’s Up Wednesday, on March 10, 2021, where James Burgess, international bestselling author, will share his insights and secrets on how to build brilliant business plans in a matter of minutes.

James will address proven tools that enable business owners, presidents and department heads to get radically focused on their business intentions and to be radically accountable to do the work necessary. 

Discover how days upon days, weeks and weeks, even months of Business Planning can be reduced to a matter of 28.7 minutes.

Why you should attend:

  • Learn how a Business Plan can be sustained indefinitely by creating synergies between the Business Owner, the Business and the Business Plan.
  • Discover how companies can incorporate business strategy through an entire Leadership Team to ensure that everyone walks the same route and speaks the same voice.
  • Receive FREE downloadable version of the international bestselling book CHAOS, How Business Leaders Can Master the Power of Focus.
  • Build your own Business Plan for 2021 easily and fast and for FREE with FOCUS Yourself; A 7-Module Business Planning Program.

We encourage everyone to show up and invite a guest to join the dialogue.

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm Eastern Time 
Location: ONLINE
Cost: Free to CMC Members and Guests
CPD: 1 point

The Future of Consulting and Predictions for 2021

A Conversation with Nik Nanos & Cara Wolf

Where do we go from here?  What are the opportunities and areas for growth in the consulting business for 2021 and beyond?  At the end of one of the most disrupted and tumultuous years in living memory, we look forward to the next 12 months with optimism. We take a perspective that encourages consultants and business advisors across all walks of life to harness the emerging forces of disruption to create a better future.

CMC-Ontario invites you to join us for the ‘What’s up Wednesday’ Digital Series, April 14, 2021.  During this session you will be a part of a conversation with Nik Nanos, Chief Data Scientist and Founder of Nanos Research and Cara Wolf, CEO of Ammolite Analytx, as they explore current consulting and business opportunities. They will take a look at Global trends and developments in light of recent challenges and discuss areas of business that are emerging.

Discussion Topics:  

  • Current Consulting / Practitioner: How is the consulting industry re-positioning itself to for success going forward into the post-pandemic world?
  • Client renewal and business survival: What tools, trends and mind sets do business advisors need to tackle the new future in the midst of economic upheaval.  What will your clients need going forward to rebound or re-invent themselves?
  • Positive insights: New opportunities that transcend consulting. Larger trends effect everyone, within those trends what positive outcomes and directions can you take away from this discussion and build on.
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm Eastern Time 
Location: ONLINE
Cost: Free to CMC Members and Guests
CPD: 1 point