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  • NOVEMBER BREAKFAST SESSION

    Please join us on Friday, November 3, 2017 for SARIMS’ November Breakfast Session.

    Location: We are back to the Calgary Petroleum Club: 319 5th AVE SW

    Topic: Stress Management Techniques for Risk Professionals

    Winter, slip & fall season, Christmas, presents, year end, risk management resolution for next year… there are a million things going on in a risk professional's mind at this time of the year. Managing stress, how to stay calm to tackle new challenges, and how to become your best self in the New Year tips are all unfolded in this presentation.

    Speaker: Kirk Macdonald NCC, ACC University of Calgary

    Kirk Macdonald is a Certified Newfield Coach (NCC) and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and has had a private coaching practice for the last 8 years. Kirk is also currently an instructor with the University of Calgary Continuing Education presenting programs on stress management and empowering others through coaching. Prior to that, Kirk completed a successful and comprehensive 27-year career with the Calgary Police Service retiring as a Sergeant in 2008. Kirk believes that one of the greatest risks in managing challenges is to be unaware of the internal and external factors that may be impacting us or the situation at hand. Kirk’s programs include elements of emotional Intelligence, mindfulness and body awareness to help individuals achieve peak personal awareness and empowerment to manage what life throws at us every day.

    You will NOT want to miss this great event!

  • SARIMS Gives Back to Our Communities

    SARIMS is proud to give back to the communities our members operate in. One of the charities SARIMS donated to in 2016 was the Multi-Agency School Support Team (MASST), a program run through the Calgary Police Service providing risk identification and intervention for children age 5-12 in Calgary. The donation given by SARIMS goes towards purchasing helmets, bicycles and providing road safety training for children in Calgary who might not otherwise have access to these items.

    A second charity that is supported by SARIMS members is the South West Alberta Road Safety Society (SARSS) which also provides bicycles, helmets and road safety training for children in the Lethbridge and Southern Alberta region.

    In 2016 SARIMS also made charitable donations to the William H. McGannon Foundation ($10,000) and to the Canadian Red Cross for Alberta Fire Relief ($2,500) following the devastating fires in Fort McMurray.

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