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CHHMA Education


Throughout the year, the Association hosts a number of affordable speaker events and seminars to help our members gain valuable tips and insights to aid them in their businesses.

Seminar Program

Through our education seminars, members gain valuable knowledge to aid them in their everyday business.  High profile speakers provide insight into a variety of subjects including retail operations.

Over the past few years, members of the Association have had the opportunity to hear first hand from senior executives of the following companies:

Canadian Tire Corporation  Lowe’s Canada
CanWel OCTO Purchasing Group
Castle Building CentresRONA inc.
Co-operative Fédérée The Home Depot Canada
Federated Co-operatives Limited Target Canada
Hart Department Stores TIM-BR MART
Home Hardware TruServ Canada
Hudson's Bay Company TSC Stores
Le Groupe BMRWalmart Canada 

Educational seminars have also been held on a variety of topics including leadership, negotiation skills, accounts receivable collections, the new Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) and new technology such as iPad/iPhone use in Business and how to use LinkedIn to increase sales.

CHHMA Spring Conference & Annual General Meeting

The marquee event on the CHHMA calendar is the CHHMA Spring Conference & Annual General Meeting. This event is held in the Spring each year and features a combination of education, information exchange, entertainment and networking opportunities.

Keynote speakers and break-out seminar sessions deal with issues solely from a manufacturer/vendor perspective.

Peer Networking Groups

CORE “Chief Officers Reaching Excellence” is a program that brings senior officers from non-competing member companies together on a quarterly basis to discuss industry issues and business practices. Meetings are professionally facilitated and agendas are determined by the members on the day of the meeting.

SMART  “Sales Managers Achieving Results Together” is a similar program that brings senior sales and marketing executives from non-competing member companies together on a quarterly basis to discuss and learn more about common issues. Meetings are professionally facilitated and agendas are determined by the members on the day of the meeting.

HR MANAGERS NETWORK is the latest of our networking peer groups that brings human resource managers (or persons with part-time human resource management responsibilities) together on a quarterly basis to discuss issues and practices related to that aspect of the business. Meetings are professionally facilitated and agendas are determined by the members on the day of the meeting.

If you would be interested in joining one of these groups, please contact CHHMA President Vaughn Crofford at 416-282-0022 ext.30 or crofford@chhma.ca.


 



Canadian Hardware & Housewares Manufacturers Association | 1335 Morningside Ave., Suite 101, Scarborough, ON M1B 5M4
Telephone: (416) 282-0022   Fax: (416) 282-0027   Email: pwinter@chhma.ca