COVID-19 Update & Information
LAST UPDATED: 11/26/2020
As executives and employees are becoming accustomed to working from home and social distancing, we have been intentional in our desire to continue supporting executives with the information exchange and connections that they have come to expect from our in-person Institutes. As a company that had hitherto only executed physical events, the pandemic necessitated a shift to virtual events and an associated learning of new formats and opportunities, which we are delighted to present below.
Virtual Think Tanks
We launched the Virtual Think Tank Series in April 2020 with the aim of connecting executives across functional areas and industries in the US and Canada to discuss a variety of topics affecting employees, leaders, operations, resource allocation and the bottom line of their organizations. Over the past few months, C and VP Level Executives have been meeting with their peers during Virtual Think Tanks hosted by IPMI with the goal of learning from one another’s experiences, sharing insights and gaining key takeaways. The Series will continue over the next few months as we collectively navigate a new normal.
Hailed as the “Best virtual conference I have attended so far!” and “Very engaging for a virtual event!!”, the Virtual Corporate L&D Institute at the end of September was our first foray into running a three-day Institute virtually on an online platform. When developing the Agenda for the Virtual L&D Institute, we recognized a need to find a platform that was user friendly and aesthetically pleasing, a timing structure and format that was shorter and accounted for potential screen fatigue, and networking opportunities that were engaging and fun. We are so thankful for the engagement and support of our speakers, service providers and attendees. We were delighted to successfully host our second online Institute, the Virtual HR Management Institute, and brought together our community of Canadian CHROs and HR Leaders in early November for a few days of information exchange, networking and connection. Along the way, we have gained new learning and growth in the online world.
Having closely monitored the evolving pandemic, we have decided to shift the Q1 Institutes to the Virtual Platform. We look forward to hosting our community of EHS Leaders at the end of January 2021, Healthcare HR Leaders at the end of February 2021 and Healthcare Law Leaders at the beginning of March 2021.
In Person Institutes
While we would love nothing more than to gather our clients and communities together at a beautiful venue and to host physical events, your safety and wellbeing are top priorities for us. For the moment, we are following recommended precautionary measures, protocols and guidelines, and will provide updates as we move forward with planning our 2021 Forward Schedule.
We sincerely appreciate the continued support of our clients and we look forward to hosting you at a Virtual Think Tank; or a Virtual Institute, and one day, to seeing you in-person in a safe and healthy environment.
The IPMI Team