Former Yahoo! guru Tim Sanders to speak about implications of scarcity
thinking at the 12th annual CMA Alberta Accountability Summit

EDMONTON, May 28 /CNW/ - Scarcity thinking is one of the biggest factors impacting organizational success today, according to Tim Sanders, former Yahoo! Chief Solutions Officer and leadership coach. Sanders will be speaking on the topic at the 12th annual CMA Alberta Accountability Summit in Edmonton on May 28, 2010 at The Westin Hotel.

More than 550 management accounting professionals and business leaders from around the province will hear Sanders speak about the importance of helping employees move away from a scarcity mindset, where they fear there's not enough work to go around, towards abundance thinking that fosters a culture of creativity, innovation and superior customer service.

"Organizations that manage to stamp out scarcity thinking will have more success in every area: retention of talent, innovation, collaboration, and most importantly, delivering customer value," says Sanders.

The annual conference, hosted by Certified Management Accountants (CMA) of Alberta, helps Alberta's strategic management accounting professionals hone their skills, network and learn business-changing concepts and ideas to help their organizations thrive in the new economy.

"CMAs are challenging the new economy and driving industry by using dynamic leadership to grow business and increase productivity," says Kara Mitchelmore, Vice-President, Program Development for CMA Alberta. "CMAs are known for their superior management accounting skills, strategic thinking and leadership capabilities. The CMA Accountability Summit helps enhance these skills, making CMAs a vital ingredient for organizational success in the new economic era."

In addition, two other keynote speakers will be presenting at the conference.

Craig Kielburger, children's rights activist, award-winning author, three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and founder of Free The Children, will use his international experiences, share case studies and provide audience members with specific recommendations that will allow attendees to help make their company a global leader in corporate social responsibility.

David Chilton, author of Canada's all-time best-selling book, The Wealthy Barber, will conclude the conference with a presentation that humorously illustrates how a healthy perspective can lead to positive results, despite what life throws at you.

    
    Throughout the morning and afternoon, attendees will sit in on two of the
following concurrent sessions of their choice:

    -   The Moolala Method: Why smart people do dumb things with their money
        (and what you can do about it)
        Speaker: Bruce Sellery
    -   Accountants and other daredevils: Inspiring stories of people who
        have overcome "you-can't-do-that" thinking
        Speaker: Carol Patterson, CMA
    -   Introduction to social media
        Speaker: Doug Lacombe, MBA
    -   A new generation of GAAP - PE GAAP
        Speaker: Karine Benzacar, MBA, CMA, CPA (Del.)
    -   Leadership
        Speaker: Jim Harris
    -   Out with schmoozing: The "new" networking workshop
        Speaker: Rhonda Victoor
    -   Environmental Sustainability
        Speaker: David Crawford, CMA, CCEP
    

Media are welcome to attend the presentations and are also invited to sit in on Tim Sanders' roundtable discussion with 25 post-secondary students and future business leaders after his keynote presentation concludes.

To learn more about the CMA Accountability Summit, visit www.cma-alberta.com. For more information about the Accountability Summit speakers and presentation times, view the CMA Alberta Accountability media kit at http://www.cma-alberta.com/index.cfm/ci_id/14755/la_id/1.htm.

About CMA Alberta

As an integral partner of CMA Canada, CMA Alberta is the self-governing professional organization responsible for the training, accreditation and continuing professional development of CMAs in Alberta. Of CMA Canada's 47,000 members across Canada and around the world, more than 6,600 CMAs are accredited in Alberta.

Certified Management Accountants are strategic financial management professionals who have gained the knowledge and skills necessary to provide leadership, innovation and an integrating perspective to organizational decision-making in the global marketplace. Our accreditation process is rigorous, but richly rewarding. It leads to the most respected and highly sought-after designation in business: the CMA.

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For further information: For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Erin Weiss, Communications Coordinator, Certified Management Accountants (CMA) Alberta, Phone: (403) 231-8065, Email: eweiss@cma-alberta.com

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