Management Forum Annual Conference 2012 - 2013


McGill Management Forum

cordially invites you to our annual conference,

Managing Our Neighbourhood

February 21st, 2013, Holiday Inn Midtown (420 Sherbrooke Street West)

Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Our community has undoubtedly faced some significant challenges over past years. With that in mind we would like to use this year’s annual conference to take an introspective - yet provocative - look at how we, as managers, have risen to these challenges and learned strategies to move our community forward.

What distinguishes us here at McGill is the tenacity with which we handle the great diversity of challenges and tasks we face daily, and the tremendous initiative we bring forth. At this year’s conference, we’ll take a look at ways we can remind ourselves of how much we have achieved, and the many ways we can recognize and acknowledge this.

Michael Di Grappa, our sponsor and staunch supporter, will provide context for the day’s discussion, speak to the current landscape, and provide insight on where we are headed.

Our dynamic keynote speaker, Steve Maguire, Director of the newly-created Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), will introduce the latest in Integrated Management and lead us in exercises on appreciating and reconciling different perspectives on value.

The afternoon will offer a series of interactive workshops for all conference participants, and the day will conclude with an energizing talk by renowned motivational speaker Rock Thomas.

We, your steering committee, are already excited by the promise of the day’s discoveries, and we hope you’ll be there with the same level of enthusiasm; prepared to be challenged and ensured of a value-filled professional development experience!

We look forward to seeing you there!

MForum Steering Committee

Schedule of proceedings (subject to change without notice)

  • 8:30 Continental breakfast
  • 9:00 Welcoming remarks – Patricia Posius, Chair, Management Forum Steering Committee
  • 9:15 “State of the Union” - Michael Di Grappa, Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance)
  • 10:15 Networking break
  • 10:30 Keynote Address – Steve Maguire, Director, Director, Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Concurrent sessions period 1
  • 2:00 Networking break
  • 2:15 Concurrent sessions period 2
  • 3:30 “Make it happen…no matter what!” - Rock Thomas
  • 4:00 Raffle drawing and closing remarks – Patricia Posius
  • 4:15 Networking cocktail

Note: Afternoon sessions: There will be three separate concurrent sessions in the afternoon, repeated over the two afternoon time slots. This will enable everyone to attend two of three sessions. In order to ensure available space in each session, appropriate distribution will be accommodated by pre-selection of sessions. You may preselect on the registration form (preferable) or sign up for remaining available seats at the welcome table the morning of the conference.

Speakers Bio's


Michael Di Grappa Short Bio

Steve Maguire Short Bio         View Steve Maguire's presentation "Integrated Management of our Neighbourhood"

Johanne Houle Short Bio

Lydia Martone Short Bio         View Lydia Martone's presentatio "Expectations and Perspectives"

Amber Lannon Short Bio        View Amber Lannon's presentation "Informed Practice"

Martin Grant Short Bio

Paul Meldrum Short Bio

Wayne Wood Short Bio          View Wayne Wood's presentation "The Safety Outreach Catalog"

Gracy Pardillo Short Bio          View Gracy Pardillo's presentation "Managing your UNIT"

Rock Thomas Introduction

McGill Management Forum

Professor Steve Maguire provided us with the summary of the ideas surfaced during the M-Forum exercises during his presentation "Integrated Management of our Neighbourhood" 

Review the summary: mforum-mdiim-synthesis.pdf

Thank you for your participation!

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