BCLMA President's Report
Message From the Board
We have had a busy fall season. Both the HR and Facilities subsections hosted well attended meetings with topics regarding Employee Retention Through Building Better Bosses and Ready, Willing and Able – Neurodiversity in the Workplace.
In addition to the subsection meetings, the Association hosted the annual fall educational event at the Paradox Hotel. Kate Davis has a unique ability to find humour in any situation and her insight offered help to firms to empower their staff with effective tools for managing stress. We also hosted our annual Managing Partner Luncheon at the Paradox. This years’ presentation by Cheryl Cran’s on the Future of Leadership was popular with a sold-out crowd. Cheryl discussed the challenges of attracting talent as well as engaging and retaining workers. She offered insights on recent research on worker attitudes, leadership biases, how leaders can lead more effectively.
We also hosted the annual Winter Social last month at the Sutton Place Hotel. It was wonderful to spend time with our peers and our business partners. Please check out the photos in this issue.
This fall our new BCLMA website was launched. The website was designed with strong security features to protect members’ information. It also enables the firm Representative to manage the firm’s BCLMA membership including the Individual Member’s accounts.
In November the Board of Directors met for the annual planning meeting in which the 2023 budget was discussed along with the three pillars from our strategic plan: Organizational Sustainability, Enhanced Technology and Membership Engagement. JP from Vantage Point joined the group to review the 3 strategic pillars and to assist in planning for 2023.
We are often seeking volunteers for various positions within the Association, whether it be as a committee member, subsection chair or member of the Board. At our upcoming AGM, being held in April, we will have 3 vacant Board positions. Volunteering is a great way to network with your peers throughout the year and not just at our social events. Please feel free to call Jane at 604-988-1221 to find out more about the positions we currently have available now, and will have in the future.
We are happy to report we are ending the year with a record number of Individual Members 595 with 193 firms.
BCLMA Board of Directors