Discuss the Future of Supply Chain Canada with the AB Institute & Board
A Message From Alberta Institute Chair Brent Willett
A Townhall Meeting hosted by Supply Chain Canada, Alberta Institute (formerly SCMA Alberta)
As we start a new fiscal year and during challenging times at Supply Chain Canada, the Alberta Institute Board of Directors would like to invite you to attend a Townhall Meeting being virtually hosted on Tuesday, August 9th from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm MT.
We would like to hear from our community on how we move the Institute forward and to ensure your needs are being met both at an institutional and national level. Our supply chain community has evolved significantly, largely due in part to the pandemic, but supply chain challenges were already bubbling rapidly to the surface prior to COVID-19. Much like the environment in which we currently operate, the SCMPTM & our association MUST pivot.
The SCMP designation is at the heart of our collective Supply Chain Canada Institutes. Our SCMPs symbolize professionals who abide by a code of conduct and sets of best practices & standards to which we all must hold ourselves accountable.
The Alberta Institute recognizes this and has actively been engaging members to ensure we are delivering member value and growing our programs & services to meet your evolving needs. We have been able to grow our membership by +6% and retained members at a rate of 85% which brings the Institute back to near pre-pandemic levels.
Based on your feedback, the Alberta Institute has been advocating at the Federated Council level on your behalf for the following:
Members in attendance voted unanimously to renew our POARA status at our Special Members Meeting held last March 2022.
Course materials need to be reviewed and refreshed to align with the brand and the current supply chain environment.
To remain competitive, the Alberta Institute identified opportunities to improve the member digital user experience to ensure a seamless journey from website to CRM.
At the Townhall Meeting, we would like to:
- Bring members up to date on how we are working with national and other willing provincial Institutes to find a path forward to continue growing the profession for another 100 years;
- Offer our members the insights we have in relation to recent events such as the ON voting and the restructuring at the National level, collect your questions, and hear your concerns to make sure we’re properly representing you as we move forward.
The National Association has called for a Special Members Meeting in mid-August in which you will be asked to provide input on the direction and to vote for an interim Board. We want to ensure we understand the needs of the Alberta membership and ensure that they are clearly conveyed to the Federated Council. We at the Alberta Institute & Board are committed to working with the National Institute and National Board, in an inclusive and collaborative fashion, to achieve sustainable and impactful long-term goals for the overall Supply Chain organization, that benefit all members of the association.