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How to Hire Intelligently, Build Your Team Effectively and Fire Compassionately
Dec 01, 2016
Building and managing a team is a critical responsibility
for many senior communicators. Making the right personnel choices can have a
profound impact on your ability to hit the communications objectives of your
company or organization. A bad choice can be costly, leading to low morale,
lower team productivity and significant turn over costs. In addition to hiring
the right person, managers also need to consider how their new hire will meet
the needs of the team and the entire organization. Equally important is how to
effectively identify when things aren't working out. When do you need to pull
the plug and how do you do so compassionately?
Mike Rowlands and Mackenzie Kyle bring
decades of experience working with a wide-range of regional, national and
international companies and non-profits to support their restructuring,
improved operations, leadership development and overall
branding. Stephanie Vellins is a labour lawyer with years of
experience working with both public sector and private sector clients. Kyle is
a Regional Managing Partner for Advisory Services for MNP. Rowlands is
President and CEO of Junxion Strategy, an international consultancy. Vellins is
a partner with Harris and Co.
The session will be moderated by Tori Klassen,
Executive Director, Communications of Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided at the
ABOUT MACKENZIE KYLE
Mackenzie Kyle is the Regional Managing Partner for Advisory Services in
British Columbia. He has more than 25 years experience in operations
improvement and restructuring, and has provided specific assistance in
everything from strategic planning to performance management to managing
projects. He has hands-on experience in a wide variety of industries, and his
services are frequently of use in situations requiring the application of more
than a single specialty.
Mackenzie focuses on assisting clients with identifying and
implementing strategic change and leads the project management service line for
the firm, providing a unique approach to project management that bridges the
gap between theory and practical application of technique.
He has worked in a variety of industries including
manufacturing, transportation, telecommunications, as well as the public sector
and internationally in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. His
first book Making It Happen: A Non-technical Guide to Project Management is
published by John Wiley & Sons and has sold more than 45,000 copies. His
latest book, The Performance Principle, was released in May 2016 by Figure 1
Mackenzie is a member of the MNP Board of Directors.
ABOUT STEPHANIE VELLINS
Stephanie acts for a broad range of clients in both the
public and private sectors, advising on all aspects of employment and labour
law including human rights, personal information and privacy, administrative
law, employment standards and workers’ compensation.
She regularly appears before labour arbitrators, the BC
Labour Relations Board, the BC Human Rights Tribunal and the Workers’
Compensation Appeal Tribunal. Her advocacy has also brought her before the
Provincial Court of British Columbia and Supreme Court of British Columbia as
well as other provincial and federal administrative tribunals.
Stephanie, together with her colleagues from Taylor Jordan
Chafetz, joined Harris as a Partner in December 2014.
ABOUT MIKE ROWLANDS
Mike Rowlands inspires and accelerates human potential by
creating significant moments of insight and vision. An accomplished
entrepreneur and consultant, Mr. Rowlands advises business leaders around the
world, helping to craft distinctive strategies, accelerate success, and build
Mike is President & CEO at Junxion Strategy, an
international consultancy that integrates strategy, branding and reporting,
serving clients committed to social conscience, environmental conservation and
sound financial performance. Junxion's clients include major international
companies such as adidas and Nordea, NGOs like Ecotrust, Greenpeace and
Reconciliation Canada, and a long list of entrepreneurial social ventures. From
offices in Vancouver, Canada and London, UK, Junxion works with clients on four
He has been called "a stellar strategist,"
"an incredible connector," and even "a peace warrior." He
sits on the Board of Directors at Social Venture Network, and at Hollyhock,
where he is also an Executive Producer of the annual Social Venture Institute.
He's an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at RADIUS Ventures, an impact venture
accelerator, and he's a B Corp Ambassador.
Thursday - December 1, 2016
5:00 - 5:30 PM - Registration / networking
5:30 - 6:30 PM - Presentation/discussion
$30.00 for Members
$45.00 for Non-Members
Event sponsored by Simon Fraser University Marketing and
Communications and MNP
CPRS Calgary - Annual Holiday Soiree
Global PR Summit 2016
After the phenomenal success in 20 different countries, the Global
PR Summit is finally coming to Canada, from 1-2 December in
So what makes the Global PR Summit Canada the must
attend event for all PR and communications professionals in Canada?
Learn more and Register here!
APR Application Deadline
CPRS Nova Scotia
CPRS Nova Scotia - Holiday Social
Dec 06, 2016
CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau - Holiday Mix'n Mingle
Meet Ottawa's finest public relations specialists, communicators,
marketers, creative professionals and community leaders at our annual Holiday
Mix’n Mingle co-hosted by IABC Ottawa, WCT National Capital Region and CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau.
Tickets include appetizers (with vegetarian options
available), a chance to win door prizes and more!
Please note: Early bird sales end November 11th. There
will also be a cash bar on-site. IABC Ottawa has a no-refund policy for events.
Celebrating Communities by Giving Back
This year, members and guests will have an opportunity to give to others
through our holiday food drive. We will be accepting non-perishable foods (i.e.
pasta and pasta sauces, canned goods, whole grain cereals), infant foods and
baby formula, bathroom tissue and diapers, personal hygiene products and more.
Together, we will make a donation to the Ottawa Food Bank!
IABC Ottawa Gives Members and Event Guests, Real Value
In addition to reconnecting with the communications community, learning about
robust communications campaigns or developing new skills at our local events,
after every IABC Ottawa event this year, we will be sharing tangible event
takeaways such as whitepapers, speaker PowerPoints or more.
CPRS Hamilton Holiday Humbug
Dec 07, 2016
CPRS Vancouver: Oh What Fun! CPRS Vancouver Holiday Party
Dec 13, 2016
the ties, kick off the heels and put on your holiday cheer! Oh what fun we’ll have
on Tuesday, December 13that The Portside Pub when we shake off the
winter bah humbug over drinks and laughs with fellow PR and communications
annual favourite event, this year we are excited to host our party at The Portside Pub, one of Vancouver’s
hippest pubs in the heart of Gastown. The wide selection of craft beer and
heartwarming comfort food is just what we all need to jazz up our holiday
admission gets you access to the party, a complimentary drink and yummy
appetizers. Our own private upstairs area comes with a cash bar that will be
available for additional purchases. Space is limited so be sure to register in
advance. Come celebrate another great year with your PR peers!
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Pub 7 Alexander Road
Vancouver, BC V6A 1E9
members - $20
Student non-members - $25
Members - $35
Non-members - $45
CPRS Manitoba: Holly Jolly Holiday Mixer
Dec 14, 2016
Christmas comes but once a year,
let’s get together for some holiday cheer!
the holiday season with your friends from CPRS Manitoba, IABC Manitoba, and the
Ad Association of Winnipeg! This year we’ll be celebrating the holiday cheer at RUDY’S EAT AND DRINK at 375 Graham Ave. 5:30
p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
**Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item as donation for Winnipeg
Harvest as we try to spread some Christmas cheer and smiles for those who may
be without this season.**
Where: Rudy’s Eat and Drink
When: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 dollars
Registration Deadline: Monday, December 12, 2016
Hope to see you there!
CPRS Edmonton - Holiday Mingle and Jingle
Dec 15, 2016
Join CPRS Edmonton on
Thursday, December 15
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Chvrch Of John
10260 103 St
Mingle and Jingle ticket includes:
• One heavenly spirit (drink)
• Shareable holiday
appetizers--a delicious revelation
• Door Prize Entry (with
donation to Edmonton Food Bank)
In the spirit of the holidays, CPRS
Edmonton will be collecting donations for the Edmonton Food Bank. Please
remember to bring at least one food donation.
Food bank donation gets you entry to
win a door prize!
Come celebrate the season and catch
up with your CPRS colleagues!
The more the merrier!
your tickets today!
Deadline for Extra-early bird registration rate to Illuminate, the 2017 CPRS National Conference