Yesterday I received good news and decided to celebrate.
I bought my wife a Starbucks card. Ordered premium dinosaur toys for my daughter and I signed up for the upcoming Canada Logistics Conference.
In a previous post I outlined some of the choices I made in my path to earn the APICS CSCP certification. The IBF conference in Chicago was definitely a high point in that journey. Meeting international supply chain professionals and seeing Salam Akhtar’s presentation gave me an extra push to hit the books. I am curious to see what the conferences here in Canada look like.
In addition to the two courses at the University of Toronto later this year, today I registered for “Transportation Systems” and decided to attend the 2017 Canada Logistics Conference in Montreal.
Based on feedback from my other posts, about half the initial questions I receive in my E-Mail relate to costs and return on investment.
I am going to list the fixed costs here. Early bird registration to attend the conference costs around $1,674.75 Canadian dollars. Two nights at the Delta equal $428.61*. Flight: TBD.
What you get out of attending conferences is up to YOU. I prepare for the sessions by studying the topic ahead of time. I attend the presentations and take notes.
The sessions are subject to change, but I already have a couple that really interest me. I hope to attend the following sessions in particular
- Inventory and Warehouse Efficiency
Learn what inventory efficiency really means and gain proven methodologies for reducing non-productive inventory – at the root – to increase business profitability
Presented by: Jim McKay, CCLP, Founder & President of the AVLECA Group
- Leading, Coaching, and Inspiring Multigenerational Teams
Adapt your leadership skills to manage and mentor people from each generation – including Milennials and Generation X – to build engagement, retention, and to attract top young talent
Presented by: Karen McCullough, CSP, Gen Y and Gen X Evangelist
- Me, Inc.
‘Me, Inc.’ helps you see yourself as a company that YOU manage, and to help you to realize the impact your decisions can have on your career and personal success
Presented by: Martin Tremblay
I am deeply interested in public speaking. I cannot say that it is one of my top skills, but I do enjoy watching TED Talks on Youtube and paying attention to effective managers, and how they motivate people.
With hard work, one day I may gather enough experience and knowledge to create a meaningful presentation. That is definitely something I would like to do later in my career.
Before deciding to sign up for the conference, I was about to click “BUY” on this item:
After reading some reviews I realized the battery lasts only 8 minutes. I was planning to get it to make some cool videos while walking my dog in the park… and to record myself playing basketball… I know that one day I am going to tell my daughter:
“Your father was a good basketball player. I could hit 3s like Stephen Curry!” She is going to say, “Yeah, right! Who is Stephen Curry?”
I plan to share some posts about the conference. Check back later in the year.
If anyone else is planning to start the CCLP designation this year, feel free to reach out to me. It would be cool to create a study group. I have seen some demos on the new iPad Pro and Apple pen… I may get them* to see if note taking is as easy as it looks.
*Got them… delivery date: June 29, 2017