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Gary has successfully managed four distinct career changes. Gary has explored his
entrepreneurial side with a small distribution company in western Toronto. In 1974
he joined Canada's only industry sponsored placement and consulting service which
he served for more than 17 years. In 1980 he accepted a transfer to Calgary Alberta.
He had only intended to stay a short while but the city of Calgary stole his hart. He
has had the opportunity to travel the world and although he enjoys his travel and
there are many locations he continues to frequent, he has continued to call Calgary
his home of homes. Gary's career of more than 25 years has focused in the human
resources arena. He has dedicated his efforts to the development of knowledge and
skills in the field of career management, career transition, coaching and mentoring,
executive search, succession planning, and training and development. Currently he
holds the CMC designation as well as the CHRP designation. Since 1980, Gary has
taken an active role in assisting Canadians manage their careers and seek new or
alternative career opportunities. He has developed programs and conducted seminars
for hundreds of corporate and private clients. Taking early Retirement as a Partner of
Ernst & Young Management Consultants in 1996 he and two of his Partners
founded Canadian Career Partners. Assembling one of the finest groups of diversely
skilled professionals available in Canada, Canadian Career Partners has grown to be
one of the largest fully integrated Human Resource and Business Solutions
consulting firms in Western Canada today (http://www.career-partners.com). In
addition to his professional practice, Gary has served as President of the Canadian
Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA), President of the Human
Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA), and Vice President of the Human Resources
Association of Calgary (HRAC). In addition to his professional practice, Gary has
served as President of the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations
(CCHRA), President of the Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA), and Vice
President of the Human Resources Association of Calgary (HRAC). He also served as
Canada's founding delegate to the North American Human Resources Management
Association (NARMA). Gary is the originator of the CHRP lapel pin, introduced in
1995, which has become a national symbol for the Certified Human Resources
Professional in Canada. Gary has co-authored such publications as How to Job-Hunt
Effectively, a guide to survival and success; Hiring and Dismissal in Alberta;
Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, as well as Human Rights in Alberta; a layman's
guide. Gary's active role in the community includes more than ten years as a member
of the Human Resources Program Advisory Committees for both Mount Royal
College and the University of Calgary Gary was elected to the post of EVP with
Career Partners International in 1997, assuming the role of President between 1999
and 2000. Currently he is President of ContactPoint.ca, a Trustee of the Calgary
Zoological Society, a Board member of Career Partners International, and of CERIC
as well as an Alberta Director with the Canadian Forces Liaison Council.
Gary Agnew, Calgary, [email protected]

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