b'Message from the ChairMessage de la prsidente du ConseilAnn StaffordM aybe its the cold, but lately my mind is wandering toC est peut-tre le froid, mais ces derniers temps, summer days. Those lazy, stretched-out days when I wasmon esprit vagabonde vers les jours dt. Je a kid and played outside until the streetlights came on.penseces longues journes denfance o je Everything seemed slower then, and a little less complicated.jouais dehors jusqu ce que les lampadaires The same sentiment could be expressed about mobility. sallument. Tout semblait alors plus lent, et un peu moins compliqu. Le mme sentiment pourrait tre CERC was founded back in 1982 by five corporations in response toexprimpropos de la mobilit.changes introduced by the federal government to tax rules impacting housing loans. At the time, these rules greatly affected the traditionalLe CERC a t fond en 1982 en rponse aux changements home-sale offering, which was the norm in most relocations. apports par le gouvernement fdral aux rgles fiscales concernant les prtslhabitation.lpoque, ces rgles Over the next four decades, mobility would evolve from its origins ofaffectaient fortement loffre traditionnelle de maisonstransactional real estate within relocation to a complex matrix of allvendre, qui tait la norme dans la plupart des rinstallations.types of mobility. It now stretches far beyond the home sale, and encom- Au cours des quatre dcennies qui ont suivi, la mobilit passes everything from domestic relocations, international assignments,est passe de limmobilier transactionnelune matrice international permanent relocations, frequent business travellers, gigcomplexe de tous les types de mobilit. Aujourdhui, elle workers, posted foreign workers, lump sum and more. You get the idea. englobe tout, des dlocalisations nationales aux affectations No longer is there one shoe that fits all. Possibly, there arent eveninternationales, en passant par les permanents internatio-three shoes that fit all. In fact, to succeed in mobility, you might neednaux, les voyageurs daffaires, les pigistes, les travailleurs to open an entire shoe storeor at least the shoe closet of many atrangers, les montants forfaitaires et bien dautres choses dreamer! Yet still, you may not have what someone is looking for. encore. Vous voyez ce que je veux dire.Il ny a plus dechaussurepointure unique . Il est possible As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, the theme ofquil ny ait mme pas trois chaussures qui conviennentconstant change and constant disruption remains steadfastly in place.tous. En fait, pour russir sa mobilit, il faut peut-tre ouvrir The CERC board recently held a two-day strategic planning session toun magasin de chaussures entier ! Et encore.discuss the rapid pace of change, and how we, as an organization, can remain relevant to our members now and into the future. En cette deuxime dcennie du XXIe sicle, le thme du changement et des perturbations demeure une constante. Through the generous support of Troy Pariag at IBM (our past chair),Le Conseil dadministration du CERC a rcemment tenu the board held its strategic planning meetings at the IBM office inune session de planification stratgique pour discuter de la downtown Toronto. The company also donated the time and skillsmanire dont nous pouvons rester pertinents.of Erin McClennan and her team who specialize in consulting withGrce au soutien de Troy Pariag (notre ancien prsident du companies on Design Thinking and Ideation. Thank you, Troy, ErinConseil), le Conseil dadministration a tenu ses runions and IBM for contributing your time, facilities and expertise. It wasde planification stratgique dans les bureaux dIBMvery helpful and much appreciated. Toronto. Lentreprise a galement fait don du temps et des During the meeting, the board reviewed CERCs vision and missioncomptences dErin McClennan et de son quipe, qui se as well as the results of the Member Survey on how our four tenets spcialisent endesign thinking . MerciTroy,Erin etResearch, Educate, Knowledge and Advocacyare rated in importanceIBM pour votre temps, vos locaux et votre expertise !and priority. We also had ideation sessions on CERCs BHAGs (big hairyLe Conseil a aussi examin la vision et la mission du audacious goals!) on how we can bring more value to our members. CERC ainsi que les rsultats de lenqute auprs des PERSPECTIVESPublished by: Sales ExecutivesDirector, Business Developmentemployees and the organizationsreceive one annual subscription with is published quarterly for the: Gary Fustey, Dawn Stokes, Michael Bellthat provide support services. Thetheir membership dues. 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