Lessons in leadership and best practices over breakfast - Canadian Management Centre launches National Thought Leadership Speaker Series

    TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - For over four decades, Canadian Management Centre
has been committed to providing Canadian businesses with the latest tools and
teaching techniques required to maximize employee performance and retention.
Continuing in their commitment to help Canada's business community stay at the
forefront of human resource trends, the Centre is pleased to announce the
launch of their National Thought Leadership Speaker Series.
    The National Thought Leadership Speaker Series will give Canadian HR
managers and business leaders the opportunity to learn best practices from
influential authors and researchers in the fields of human resource management
and employee training.
    Inaugural speakers include:

    -   Hugh MacDonald, former vice-president of human resources, CIBC, and
        author of Workforce Relationship Management and Influence

        -  Topic: Workforce Relationship Management and Influence

           -  Toronto: October 3, 2008 at 7:30 a.m., Canadian Management
              Centre, 150 York St, 5th floor
           -  Ottawa: November 18, 2008
           -  Montreal: November 19, 2008
           -  Vancouver: November 20, 2008

    -   Dr. Jim Kirkpatrick, vice-president of global training and
        consulting, SMR, and author of Implementing the Four Levels: A
        Practical Guide for Effective Evaluation of Training Programs

        -  Topic: Training on Trial: The Urgent Need for Training to Meet the
           Needs of Business

           -  Calgary: November 19, 2008
           -  Regina: November 20, 2008

    Coming soon:

    -   Leigh Branham, founder/principal of consulting firm Keep the People
        and author of The Seven Hidden Reasons Employees Leave

    "Our long-term goal is to develop Canadian Management Centre into the
nation's preeminent business management resource," says Greg Breen, president
and managing director, Canadian Management Centre. "We hope that by inviting
audiences to hear these experts speak, we'll have the opportunity to engage
more of the business community in the dialogue of workplace training while
providing Canada's business community with the most up-to-date information on
innovation in HR."

    About Canadian Management Centre

    For more than 45 years, Canadian Management Centre has provided the
Canadian business community with thought leadership on the professional
development and management training needed to improve individual and
organizational performance - and achieve bottom-line results. Headquartered in
Toronto, Canadian Management Centre offers more than 100 programs to
individuals and organizations in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Montreal,
Vancouver and Ottawa that span a variety of vital business disciplines,
including: leadership and management training, sales and project management
and customer service. Each year, more than 12,000 business professionals
acquire the latest in training and development through Canadian Management
Centre's open-enrollment programs, blended-learning and corporate learning
solutions. With a faculty of skilled instructors, the Centre offers courses in
the areas of: business training, career training, customer service training,
leadership training, marketing training, project management training, sales
training and IT professional development.
    Canadian Management Centre also works with a wide array of high-profile
corporate clients. Canadian Management Centre recently won the Gold Canadian
Award for Training Excellence from the Canadian Society for Training and
Development for Making It Happen: Leadership Fundamentals, a leadership
training program developed for LoyaltyOne (Formerly AIR MILES).
    Canadian Management Centre is affiliated with the American Management
Association International network, a global not-for-profit organization that
provides a full range of management development and educational services to
individuals, companies and government agencies worldwide. For more
information, visit www.cmctraining.org.

For further information:

For further information: To attend, arrange an interview with a speaker
or for more information contact: Maximilian Nchama, Anthony Westenberg,
Palette Public Relations, (416) 703-9859 x 17,25, mnchama@palettepr.com,
awestenberg@palettepr.com; Ashley Weinhandl, Canadian Management Centre, (416)
847-3657, aweinhandl@cmctraining.org

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