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Optimizing Employee Performance Through Strategic Leadership - October 22-23 (Mississauga) THIS WEEK!

Leading, managing and influencing employee performance is one of, if not the greatest single challenge that anyone faces. This challenge exists regardless of your position within the organization, from individual contributor to President. So how do we influence others to get more done, improve business performance while reducing stress? Join Shawn Casemore for this two-day workshop to learn how to increase employee engagement, create more effective communication channels with your employees, utilize engagement to drive change, and more. Whether you lead others directly or indirectly, this workshop will help you further develop your effectiveness interacting with others. READ MORE

Risk Management for Supply Chain Professionals - November 27-28 (Toronto)
A company's supply chain performance directly impacts its operations, finances and reputation - making risk management assessments necessary for organizational survival and success. This two-day workshop presented by Richard Venerus of RV & Associates will provide participants with a general understanding of risk and a review of the kinds of risks that may be encountered in supply chain, as well as an introduction to the practice of enterprise risk management (ERM). This workshop is designed for participants who have a cursory knowledge of risk management and who seek a strong introduction to concepts and tools for practical application. READ MORE

Service Contracting - Challenges and Strategies - December 8-9 (Toronto)
**Due to the popularity of this session a second workshop has been added December 8-9**
Service Contracting often has a high level of complexity and covers a broad range of service arrangements.  Whether you are contracting for consulting services, landscaping services or services unique to your industry, this two-day session will provide you with strategies to deal with the challenges of service contracting.  Presented by commercial lawyer Debby Shapero Propp, this session will address service contracting strategies such as creating and utilizing a Statement of Work, planning strategies, knowing what to look for when retaining a consultant, addressing change management in a contract, and implementing service management techniques. This workshop includes a one-by-one review of contractual provisions unique to service contracts. Participants will be provided with specific clauses for takeaway use. If you want to improve service contracting in your organization, whether in the public or private sector, this session is for you. READ MORE

Upcoming Events
Partner for Performance - SCMAO Annual Conference - Oct 24-25 (Mississauga)

Vendor Relationship Management - Nov 5

Seminars & Workshops

Introduction to Business Communications (SMT) - Oct 16 (Toronto)
Ethical Behaviour and Social Responsibility (Interactive) - Oct 17 (Toronto)
Negotiation Skills (Interactive) - Oct 23 (Toronto)
Communication and Relational Skills (Interactive) - Oct 30 (Toronto)
Supplier Sourcing & Management (Diploma) - Oct 31 (Toronto)
Introduction to Marketing (SMT) - Nov 5 (Toronto)
Competitive Bidding, Contract Preparation and Management (Interactive) - Nov 8 (Toronto)
Negotiation Strategies (Diploma) - Nov 14 (Toronto)

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17th Annual SCMAO Conference 
Partner for Performance

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