CPMEA Development Events

Each year, the CPMEA offers our membership the opportunity to connect and engage with fellow CPMs across our campuses to help enhance their professional networks, all while receiving the benefits of learning programming and skills development opportunities through several lunch & learn sessions, Membership Breakfast and Annual General Meeting.

All Committees Meeting @ 519 Kaneff Tower
Sep 16 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

CPMEA All Committees Meeting

Please note - attendance is limited to CPMEA Executive, Standing Committee and CPM Committee representatives.


  1. Welcome
  2. Executive Goals 16/17
  3. Committee Goals 16/17
  4. Committee Representatives Goals 16/17
  5. All other business
Lunch & Learn - LinkedIN: Insights and Outsights @ Room 242 - York Lanes
Oct 27 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

About the session: 

Building a successful brand is critical to staying challenged and competitive in today's changing workplace. In this interactive session, participants will clarify their individual brand and learn to leverage Linkedin to demonstrate distinct professional excellence, strategic digital presence, and ongoing career planning.

About the Speaker

jennifer-0021_resizedJennifer Sipos-Smith, PhD studies
Jennifer Sipos-Smith (HBA, MA, PhD studies in Education) Course Director, York University, is the founding director of the Glendon Career and Skills Development Centre at Glendon College where she teaches leadership and communication courses. Jennifer recently gave a TEDtalk; (Why workplaces need 20-something leadership); and works with emerging and established leaders in corporations on career and communications strategies and building high performance teams.

New Year! New You! @ 280N York Lanes
Jan 18 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Guest Speaker:

Luke Durward

Luke Durward

Luke Durward is a York University Graduate of Kinesiology and “This is my time” contest winner. Additionally, Luke is the Owner of The Village Gym Vaughan, a modern group Cross Training studio that helps people achieve their ultimate fitness goals with fun and challenging workouts like no other. Aside from turning average people into superheroes, Luke is also a Certified Nutritionist and speaker. His most notable talk “How to make healthy eating unbelievably easy” has amassed over 950,000+ worldwide views on YouTube and continues to grow.

Join Luke Durward, Owner, The Village Gym Vaughan for an informative session on a new you, for a new year! Luke will provide tips and truths, with information designed to help you make sustainable change.

Light refreshments will be provided for registered participants.

Annual Membership Breakfast @ Founders Assembly Hall (FC 152)
Feb 21 @ 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Your CPMEA Member Relations & Programming Committee is thrilled to announce the 5th Annual CPMEA Breakfast to be held on:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 8:30am – 11:00 am
Founders Assembly Hall | 152 Founders College

Join your fellow CPMs to share a delicious hot breakfast and chase away the winter blahs. We have an exciting line up this year, including an interactive workshop entitled Using Change Intelligence to Create High Performance Project Teams, as well as a presentation from the Osgoode Mediation Clinic on services available to CPMs.

In addition, the CPMEA has arranged for a professional photographer to be onsite. The CPM Package, if you choose to participate, nets a single pose, professionally edited headshot that will be delivered electronically. The photographer's fee for CPMs only is $50.

We ask that you RSVP no later than Thursday, February 16th, 2017.

Keynote Speakers:

Lindsey Ostrosser

Lindsey Ostrosser is a Student Affairs and Services professional and is the co-founder of Relationship Zen. She inspires her teams to design, facilitate and implement student-centered initiatives that foster student success. In her spare time, she is a community facilitator, sings classical voice, and is a yoga enthusiast. Lindsey's favourite aspect about Change Intelligence (CQ) is the framework it provides for learning how to harness and maximize the unique perspectives and strengths of individual group members.

David Ip Yam photograph

David Ip Yam

David Ip Yam is a higher education professional and leadership educator. His approach to management is to care, connect and enable while fostering a learning-centered, impact-driven, and theoretically-grounded culture. This approach reflects his core values: add value, lead collaboratively, and learn continuously. His personal projects include co-running a Karate school, writing and facilitating for RelationshipZen.ca, and consulting for small start-up not-for-profits. David enjoys Change Intelligence (CQ) because it addresses the psychological and interpersonal aspects of change management, making it easier to achieve shared aspirations.


Lunch & Learn - LEAN @ York @ 280N York Lanes, Keele Campus
Apr 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

What is Lean? What does it mean when organizations start talking about 'getting lean' or 'leaning out'? What does value and knowing your customer have to do with Lean? Is there a way to apply Lean principles while adding value? Join Continuous Improvement Project Lead Jodi Tavares as she discusses the application of LEAN principles at York University. Learn about LEAN tools and how to apply them in our everyday context, to increase value, improve service, and re-focus on the customer.

Participants in this lunch and learn will leave with:

  • Lean at York, and how Lean can be applied in our current context
  • Defining a problem statement, and identifying customers
  • Lean tools that increase value, and how to use them
  • The role of the stakeholder in applying Lean
  • Bringing decisions and work closer to the customer

Jodi Tavares is a Lean Sigma Green Belt, and is certified in Change Intelligence. A continuous improvement lead with the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Jodi has been a member of the PRASE team for 5 years.  Using a combination of Lean, project management and change intelligence, Jodi works with functional leads to take improvement initiatives from Plan to Sustain.