Leaders' Forum Program


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12:30 PM 1:00 PM 0:30 Lunch - for National Executive Empress Room
1:00 PM 3:00 PM 2:00 CCI National Executive Meeting [By Invitation Only] Empress Room
3:00 PM 3:30 PM 0:30 Refresh / Break  
3:30 PM 5:30 PM 2:00 Joint CCI National Executive/Council Meeting [By Invitation Only] Empress Room
5:30 PM 6:30 PM 1:00 Refresh / Break  
6:30 PM 8:30 PM 2:00 Meet & Greet - All Welcome Bluenose Room
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THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2024 - Overall Theme - Selling CCI ROOM
8:00 AM 9:30 AM 1:30 National Committee Chairs (Super Committee) Working Breakfast Meeting [By Invitation Only]  
      CCI-N Council Breakfast Meeting [By Invitation Only]  
      Networking Breakfast [All Attendees Welcome] Bluenose Room
9:30 AM 9:40 AM 0:10

Opening Remarks /  President's Remarks
Devon Cassidy (CCI-National Executive Member and President) (Nova Scotia Chapter)

Bluenose Room
9:40 AM 9:45 AM 0:05

Indigenous Protocol
Devon Cassidy (CCI-National Executive Member and President) (Nova Scotia Chapter)

Bluenose Room
9:45 AM 10:15 AM 0:30

Welcome to the Leaders Forum… Now What? 
Whether this is your first time or you are an experienced NLF participant, join us in this session to find out what to expect at the NLF and tips and tricks to make the most of this event.  

Stacey Malcolm (Co-Chair of the Events Committee) (Eastern Ontario Chapter)
Sharon Siuksteris (Co-Chair of the Events Committee) (North Saskatchewan Chapter)

Bluenose Room
10:15 AM 11:15 AM 1:00 KEYNOTE - Selling CCI to YOUR Chapter Bluenose Room
11:15 AM 11:30 AM 0:15 Refresh / Break  
11:30 AM 12:15 PM 0:45

CCI Social Media Update

Adrian Breitwieser, CRP (Co-Chair of the ARCC Committee) (South Alberta Chapter)
Michelle Dyer (Chief Operations Officer, Theresa Place Media)
Luis Hernandez (Co-Chair of the ARCC Committee) (Toronto & Area and Windsor Chapters)
Theresa Place (President, Theresa Place Media)

Bluenose Room
12:15 PM 1:15 PM 1:00 LUNCH  
1:15 PM 2:00 PM 0:45

CCI's Dragon's Den: Chapter Selling Your Chapter

A fun and interactive activity designed to ignite enthusiasm for your CCI Chapter!

Participants will work in groups to craft compelling “elevator pitches”, highlighting the unique aspects and benefits of their CCI Chapters. These pitches will be presented to a panel of “Dragons” who will evaluate and provide constructive feedback on each presentation. Whether you are part of the presentation or providing your team with ideas, “CCI Dragon’s Den: Selling your Chapter” will ensure that participants leave with ideas for creatively promoting their chapters, beyond focusing on membership numbers.

Stacey Kurck, (Moderator) (National Events Committee Member) (Toronto & Area Chapter)

Heather Dickenson, (Co-Chair of the Events Committee) (London & Area Chapter)
Lisa Frey, (CCI-National Governance Commttee Member, CCI National Council Rep-BC) (BC Chapter)

Bluenose Room
2:00 PM 3:00 PM 1:00

Committee Meetings

ARCC (Bluenose Room)
BPIR (Bluenose Room)
Government Relations (Empress Room)
Governance (Messer Room)
National Events (Bluenose Room)
Risk Management & Finance (Bluenose Room)



3:00 PM 3:30 PM 0:30

Remember - You're Still a Member
Put your membership hat on - what kind of support do you need? National / Chapter level can do for you


Murray Johnson, LCCI (Toronto & Area Chapter) 
Abbie Thurgood, (South Alberta Chapter)

3:30 PM 3:45 PM 0:15 Refresh / Break  
3:45 PM 4:30 PM 0:45

Overcoming the Barriers to Engagement 

We’ll be wrapping up the day with a working session where attendees will collaborate to identify how to overcome barriers to engaging potential members or re-engaging former members. Through an interactive group exercise, attendees will work together and apply insights gleaned throughout the day to devise innovative solutions. This session will distill key takeaways into actionable tactics for driving growth and impact within our local chapters.

Stacey Malcolm (Co-Chair of the Events Committee) (Eastern Ontario Chapter)
Sharon Siuksteris (Co-Chair of the Events Committee) (North Saskatchewan Chapter)

4:30 PM 5:30 PM 1:00 Refresh / Break  
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FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2024 - Overall theme - Strengthening CCI ROOM
7:30 AM 8:30 AM 1:00 Delegates Networking Breakfast by Province - Ontario, Sask, Alberta, Atlantic Bluenose Room
8:30 AM 9:00 AM 0:30

Welcome remarks from the Mayor of Halifax

Mike Savage (Mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality)

Bluenose Room
9:00 AM 9:45 AM 0:45

Improving Relationships with Property Managers

Leah Chambers (CCI-National Executive Member) (North Saskatchewan Chapter)
Shane Haskell (CCI-National Executive Member) (London & Area Chapter)
Anand Sharma (North Alberta Chapter President)
Donna Singbeil (North Saskatchewan Chapter President)
Brad Wells, LCCI (CCI-National Executive Member) (Grand River Chapter)

Bluenose Room
9:45 AM 10:30 AM 0:45 National Committee Updates Bluenose Room
10:30 AM 11:00 AM 0:30 CHECK ON LIFE BREAK  
11:00 AM 11:45 AM 0:45

Sharing Your Knowledge & Expertise: Engagement & Mentorship

This will be an exploration into preserving invaluable institutional knowledge and fostering ongoing engagement within CCI. Here, we'll delve into strategies for retaining seasoned leaders who have made substantial contributions to CCI. As these leaders transition, or prepare to transition, from active involvement, their historical insight and perspective remain indispensable assets to our organization and industry. Through candid conversations, we'll uncover innovative approaches to harnessing their wisdom and mentorship while mitigating burnout.

Moderator: TBD

Andrée Ball, LCCI (CCI-National Executive Chair and Past President) (Eastern Ontario Chapter)
Stephen Cassady (CCI-South Alberta Director, Former Chair of CCI-National)
Doug Forbes (CCI-National Governance Committee Co-Chair, CCI-National Government Relations Committee Member) (Manitoba Chapter)
Jon Juffs, LCCI/ACCI (CCI-National Governance and Certification Committee Member) (Toronto & Area, Golden Horseshoe, and Huronia Chapters)

Bluenose Room
11:45 AM 12:45 PM 1:00 LUNCH  
12:45 PM 1:45 PM 1:00 Team building activity - TBD Bluenose Room
1:45 PM 2:15 PM 0:30

(1) Coffee and Conversation: Educational Mentorship for Smaller Chapters

Patricia Elia (CCI-National Executive Member) (Eastern Ontario, Golden Horseshoe, Huronia, and Toronto & Area Chapters)
Luis Hernandez (CCI-National ARCC Committee Co-Chair) (Toronto & Area and Windsor Chapters)

Bluenose Room

(2) National HR Update for Larger Chapters

Andrée Ball, LCCI (CCI-National Executive Chair and Past President) (Eastern Ontario Chapter)
Devon Cassidy (CCI-National Executive Member and President) (Nova Scotia Chapter)

2:15 PM 3:00 PM 0:45 Increasing Revenue at your Chapter Through Fresh Opportunities  Buenose Room
3:00 PM 4:00 PM 1:00 Refresh / Break  
4:00 PM 6:00 PM 2:00 SOCIAL EVENT - A. Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery Tour & Social (2 hours)  



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