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. 

February 4th VHH
Leading within Complexity

Overview: Christina Comeau is researching the skills needed to lead in complexity and how to encourage leaders to learn and adopt these skills.  Her work centers on leveraging the principles of complexity science to resolve complex challenges.   That said, complexity appears to be the harder path, but it may also me the right path. There are some who say it is the only path to resolve the relentless, intractable problems that face humanity.  Of course, this is an ongoing discussion.  One that you are invited to participate in.
There are many interpretations of what complexity is and what emergence is.  Christina looks at complexity as a concept that describes how all natural living systems actually function.  Emergence strikes her as being what a natural living system does to nurture and sustain all that lies within the context of a particular complex system.   The trouble is emergence can be inconvenient, if you happen to have a different agenda in mind.  That's the rub, leading complexity asks that leaders adopt a different stance than the ones commonly used to control a situation and direct particular outcomes.

Christina will discuss the interim findings of her research and moderate a group discussion that links our lived experience with the skills needs to manage complexity.

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

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, January 21, 2021
Time: 7:00pm ET / 4pm PT
Location: ONLINE

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.


Each month a book summary is selected from the Youexec.Com collection of book summaries. is an executive resource portal used by over 900,000 executives worldwide. Membership to the portal is one of the benefits of your CMC membership.

To participate in the CMC Book Club Express you simply read the selected book summary, register to attend, and log in to the Zoom meeting room. Don’t think you even have time to read a book summary – no worries there is a 20- minute audio summary to download. To access your YouExec account, check out your member benefits page. 


Seeing around Corners
Inflection points can create growth opportunities and render entire industries obsolete. Seeing around corners teaches you to foresee and take advantage of the next inflection point. 

Rita McGrath, world-renowned expert on innovation, distills decades of consulting expertise to give you the lowdown on how to anticipate disruption, build organizational resilience, and thrive when your competitors are caught off-guard. Learn how to spot signals early, think beyond industries, and innovate for the future with risk management in place.

Bring your lunch, your coffee or your cocktail depending on your time zone. 

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm Pacific Time 
Location: ONLINE
Cost: Free w/ CMC-Canada membership


Beyond Surviving To Thriving In The New Normal

Optimizing Personal & Professional Self-Management

In the midst of the global pandemic, you and your clients adapt to different changes. Successful adjustment, which includes elements of change and stress management and, thus, self-management, is at the core of thriving during and beyond.

CMC-Ontario invites you to join us for the first of our monthly Digital Series on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.  Beyond Surviving to Thriving: Optimizing Personal & Professional Self-Management presented by Carolyn Hamilton-Kuby, CEC, PCC.

This session will discuss ways to effectively manage self-adjustment, and the anxiety surrounding it.  The presentation is intended to provide tips and techniques for self-empowerment to promote self-management optimization and, therefore, to thrive in the 'new normal.'

Discussion Topics:  

  • Key Elements of Thriving
  • ‘In-Tense’ Coach Approach Model
  • Managing Personality Diversity
  • Optimizing Self-Management

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

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