By Carla Ayle, BA, CHS
GAMA International Canada Professional Development Director
On behalf of the GAMA International Canada Board of Directors, I would like to thank all Canadian GAMA members who attended the LAMP 2012 conference in Orlando, Florida.
We really stood out at a reception in the atrium with our Canadian balloons and trinkets. We even attracted a few people from other countries who thought our team looked like one they wanted to join. Thank you for taking time to support GAMA Canada’s efforts to bring together the roughly 115 Canadians who attended the conference. We’re glad you got the chance to socialize with your fellow Canadians.
As the Professional Development Director on the GAMA Board, I recognize the importance of conferences like LAMP. I’ve been to a few previous LAMP conferences, but this year I was particularly struck by the wide representation from provinces and companies across Canada. When new companies are represented, we get to learn from new leaders. I consider this to be one of the privileges of being involved.
I’d like to make special mention of the GAMA chapter reps who attended LAMP. It was very nice to see some of your names on the list. I know each of you is committed to professional development, and this was just further proof of your commitment. Thank you.
Another point of interest and importance at this year‘s LAMP was the availability of French translation. This is a major step forward as it opens up new doors of professional development for our French- speaking partners.
The big challenge for each of us is to take the information we picked up at LAMP and apply it in our businesses. I trust each of you will share and implement the ideas you took in at LAMP. I also trust that next year you will encourage a new member to attend.
Attending LAMP inspires us and serves to remind us that we are in the business not only of success but — more importantly — of touching people’s lives.
Warmest thanks to our GAMA Canada LAMP sponsors: