Earn 5 CMUsYour Career and The Digital Future of Supply Chain

Prsenters: Pat Campbell, VP, Strategic Initiatives, SCMA
Pina Melchionna, President & CEO, CITT
Two professionals who hold both SCMP and CCLP designations to be confirmed closer to air date 

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Air Date: April 3, 2019

CMUs: Certified CITT members earn 5 CMUs for their first viewing of this webinar (live or recorded). 

Like most industries, transportation and logistics is confronting immense change – and like all change it brings risk and opportunity. The Canadian Transportation Act review in 2014 identified that Canadian industries and transportation have a less than 41% usage of advanced communication technologies – but with shippers and carriers beginning to understand the value of new technology,  it is changing from “nice to have” to necessity. Adoption rates will soon reach critical mass and individuals without the relevant skills may find themselves obsolete.

The Canadian Supply Chain Research Foundation (formerly the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council) has recently released its report Digital Supply Chain: Creating Skills for the Future, based on projected changes in the sector over the next 3-5 years stemming from increased use of: autonomous vehicles, robotics and automation, big data analytics, drones, mobility internet/the internet of things, and blockchain.

Pat Campbell, VP, Strategic Initiatives, of SCMA, and Pina Melchionna, President & CEO of CITT will kick off the session with a discussion of the report, followed by a candid conversation with two professionals who hold both the CCLP and SCMP professional designations.

The discussion will include:

  • How today’s leaders are planning to succeed in a rapidly evolving industry

  • The role of leadership and soft skills in an era of technical expertise

  • What the skills of the ideal employee of the near future looks like

  • How to prioritize your skill development for your career goals

  • How to make your company’s digital transformation successful

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About the facilitators:

Pat Campbell, VP, Strategic Initiatives - SCMA

Pat’s career experiences are a reflection of her passions for stakeholder engagement and partnership building. From the foundation she established in earning an M.A. in Global Development Studies from Queen’s University—for which her thesis looked at the economic, social and cultural impacts of free trade on the lives of women and children in a manufacturing area in Northern Mexico—Pat has worked with various provincial, federal and aboriginal government agencies on public/private project initiatives and in a number of labour and non-profit environments.

One of her most gratifying experiences was with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General & Native Affairs, serving as Stakeholder Liaison on the team that negotiated the first successful land claim settlement in the province. Through subsequent roles, Pat continued to develop her skills in stakeholder engagement. Her expertise in bringing together people with diverse perspectives to tackle challenges has led to the creation of sound, strategic solutions for numerous clients, partners and stakeholders.

Giving to her community—through volunteer work with Muskoka Women's Advisory Group, South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, the Royal Canadian Legion and Midwives of Muskoka—Pat demonstrates the same values of building trust and enhancing capacity that are reflected in her work life.

Pina Melchionna, President & CEO - CITT

Pina Melchionna joined CITT as president & CEO in September 2017. Previously, Ms. Melchionna was appointed to the SGI Board of Directors in 2016 and serves as a member of the Investment and Lending Committee. Ms. Melchionna has a Juris Doctorate Law Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a specialized Master of Business Administration in Financial Services from Dalhousie University. She completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program and was awarded the ICD.D designation in 2015. Ms. Melchionna is a member in good standing of both the Ontario and Saskatchewan Bar Associations and is also a member of the Professional Financial Planning Council and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Before joining CITT, Ms. Melchionna was Executive Vice President at Concentra Bank where she led the operations of Concentra Trust, its wholly owned subsidiary and was responsible for the strategic delivery of trust and estate solutions as an integral part of wealth management. She was part of the executive leadership team providing oversight for wholesale banking, commercial lending and leasing strategies supporting the credit union market in Canada. Prior to her work at Concentra, Ms. Melchionna worked at several other national financial institutions and initially began her career as a lawyer in Ontario. She was also a professor at Humber College, Sheridan College and Seneca College.

Ms. Melchionna has several volunteer board positions, including as a director for St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon, the Saskatoon Community Foundation and The Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan and is Chair of the Society of Tax and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

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