Northern Teacher Education
Program Council Inc (NORTEP-NORPAC)
HMC Management Inc. led The Northern
Teacher Education Program Council Inc. (NORTEP) through a
governance review in 2012. The process brought the 17
member board to consensus to complete major revision of
NORTEP's incorporation documents and governance bylaws.
The collegial process led to creating a more effective and
efficient Board of Governors. The Board even agreed to
reduce the board size by approximately 50%. In
addition, the board and senior management developed a clear
understanding of the leadership role of both the board and
Dr. Herman Michell President, Northern
Teacher Education Program Council Inc (NORTEP-NORPAC) La
Rural Municipality of Hanover
Council was very happy with the service HMC provided in finding and hiring a new CAO for us. Council did not have to screen a pile of resumes and it took away some of the stress of hiring your top person. It was very help full to have someone to guide you through the recruitment process.
I would have no issue with recommending Dean next time around.
Toews, Reeve Rural Municipality of Hanover, Manitoba
Rural Municipality of De Salaberry Manitoba
In summary, Council was very happy that it chose to undertake the services of HMC in assisting us in the search for a new CAO. We found that Dean and Larry always acted in a professional manner with the best interests of the Municipality in mind. Timelines were met and in the end, our objective of getting a new CAO was achieved. Our investment in your company was well worth it. Thanks for the great work!
Ron Musick, Reeve Rural Municipality of De Salaberry, Manitoba.
Gilbert Plains Recreation Commission, Gilbert
It was a pleasure working with Dean and Larry in
developing a plan for the future for our local park and
campground facility. Dean and Larry were able to help us in
defining a sustainable vision for recreational services,
from a municipal and community perspective. Their skills in
navigating the process were first-class. From the onset of
the research and information gathering stage, to
facilitating meetings with stakeholders, goal-setting,
drawing on expert advice, and responding to the public at a
community meeting; HMC was instrumental in guiding a sound
process and pulling the pieces together. Dean and Larry's
approachable style, understanding of rural communities,
municipal knowledge and experience were a great asset in our
work with them. The final product which HMC provided, is a
valuable planning tool which serves our immediate needs and
will be a guiding resource for our community in the future.
Curt Gullett, Chair - Gilbert Plains Rec.
Commission & Councillor (Town of Gilbert Plains)
Charlene Gulak, Vice Chair - Gilbert Plains Rec.
Commission & Councillor (RM of Gilbert Plains)
Rural Municipality of Argyle, Manitoba
Our RM used the services of HMC Management Inc. for
hiring our CAO and found them to be very professional. I
would not hesitate to use their services again if the need
arose. I found them to be very thorough and the follow-up
after the hiring was very assuring.
Bob Conibear, Reeve, Rural Municipality of Argyle,
Town of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan
Our community has used HMC Management in a number of
areas. First of all, they lead our New Mayor and Council
through a Council Role and Responsibility Orientation
Workshop, which was very helpful for our new Council. In
April 2013, they assisted us develop our first integrated
plan (a Council driven strategic plan integrated with staff
operations and action plans tied into our budget). In May of
2013, they were hired to develop a plan to search for a new
Chief Administrative Officer. This was a fairly long process
but proved to be very successful, as we filled that position
in November of 2013. Through this time as well, HMC provided
management and operational support for our Acting CAO as
well as for Mayor and Council. We would highly recommend HMC
Management to any municipality in need of direction and
Bob Himbeault, Mayor, Town of Assiniboia,
Teaching English as a
Subsequent Language Saskatchewan Inc (TESL Sask)
Prior to our project we received
an extensive list of consultants from SaskCulture, and we
emailed all of them to ask for submissions of a proposal.
HMC Management INC.
http://www.hmcmanagement.net submitted by far the best
proposal - concise, professional, and realistic. We did not
take long to choose them as our consultant. Larry and Dean
had done similar work in the past, most specifically with
NORTEP (Northern Teacher Education Program Council), and we
had faith they could help us. They did an amazing,
relatively fast, very thorough and thoughtful job with our
organization. With their directness, but humor, they were
able to get right to the bottom of our problem areas, and
help us focus on the issues that we needed to focus on. When
we got off-track, they pulled us back on track and did not
allow us to 1) waste our time, or 2) fall into bad habits or
old patterns. They questioned us in all the ways that we
needed to be challenged and questioned, and gave us the
harsh realities we needed to face. They also are very
knowledgeable about all of the current acts and trends
guiding non-profits, and made sure that we were in alignment
with all current practices and policies. I have
no hesitation recommending them as strategic consultants.
Their professionalism, experience, and respect is unmatched
in my experience, and I would use them as a consulting
service again in a heartbeat.
Deborah Hulston, Academic/Program
Coordinator ESL Program,
University of Regina
Past President, Teaching English as a
Subsequent Language Saskatchewan Inc (TESL Sask)
Town of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan
HMC Management Inc. was hired to
facilitate a Strategic Plan and an Operations Plan for our
community. In addition, Dean and Larry provided a
Governance Training workshop as part of the value-added
component to their planning services. Our Council was
going through a challenging process which, in the end,
required further guidance than initially anticipated.
Dean and Larry did not hesitate to assist our Council and
Staff through this trying time and, in fact, went further
than expected to lead us successfully through each stage.
Dean and Larry were always professional and honest. Their
integrity and strong work ethic inspired all of us to raise
the bar and perform more efficiently and effectively. They
were able to provide insight and direction in a clear and
concise manner, often using humour and a laid-back
approached to keep us on track and focused. Most
importantly, Dean and Larry are able to take difficult
situations and provide realistic solutions that are
manageable and straight-forward. I would highly recommend
HMC Management Inc. to any organization requiring planning
and direction. Dean and Larry are professionals that you can
rely on for assistance, even after the ‘job’ is done.
Carleen Wallington, Manager of
Economic Development & Tourism
Town of Moosomin, Saskatchewan
The Town of Moosomin had previously tried
to recruit a candidate with accreditation of Civil
Engineering, however, even with extended advertising in
Regina Leader Post, Moosomin World Spectator, SUMA Website
and through the SIAST Campus, we were unsuccessful to
generate any interest in the position. Council agreed to
contract HMC to provide recruitment services, and we are
thoroughly impressed in how the whole process transpired.
From the development of an Employment Opportunity Profile,
to the suggested short listing of candidates, to background
checks and references, to organizing and holding the
interview process with candidates both in person and via
Skype, the entire process worked without any issues. The
Town also contracted HMC Management Inc. to perform a
“Strategic Planning” session, and many action plans were
developed. Again, we were impressed by this whole process.
Dean Yaremchuk and Larry Lang are professional and provide
good value for the services they provide. Moosomin would
indeed recommend HMC Management Inc.
Larry Tomlinson, Mayor , Town of
Municipality of Rockwood, Manitoba
RM of Rockwood hired the services of HMC to provide us with
an overall organizational review. We found their company to
be very professional, practical and insightful. Thanks to
the constructive recommendations of HMC, all levels of our
municipality are operating more efficiently. HMC is one of
the best long term investments a municipality could budget
Jim Campbell, Reeve, Rural
Municipality of Rockwood
Town of Carberry/Municipality of North
tasked Dean and Larry at HMC with a Feasibility Study for a
new Rec Property in our community. From the beginning, they
were very professional. As someone who was new to my
position, I wasn’t sure of the process, and they provided
clear guidance on the project. Their research into our
current facilities was very thorough, from tours to looking
into our bookings etc. for all of our different areas
covered all angles. They met with our board regularly, and
everything was very transparent. They helped us plan and
execute a public meeting to unveil our plan to our
community, and their presentation was very clear and well
received by our citizens. Their partnership with aodbt
Architecture was very close, and they worked very well
together to come up with a plan for us to use to begin
developing our new Rec Area. They were able to consolidate
our various properties into one simple, clean, and
well-designed property. I would not hesitate to recommend
their company to anyone.”
Grady Stephenson, Manager of Parks, Facilities, and
South Interlake Planning District, Stonewall, MB
“In 2016, I came across a detailed job advertisement for a
newly posted General Manager position with the South
Interlake Planning District (SIPD). After inquiring about
the position, Dean Yaremchuk of HMC Management Inc. quickly
responded and provided me with a detailed information
package outlining the role and responsibilities of the
position and a profile of the SIPD organization. The
information package, which was professionally prepared by
HMC, further peaked my interest. After submitting my resume
to HMC, Dean conducted a preliminary telephone interview
with me, which then resulted in an in-person interview with
HMC and the SIPD Board. Following the interview process, I
was offered and very pleased to accept the General Manager
position with the SIPD. Having been through several in-depth
interview processes for high-level management positions
throughout Canada, I can say with confidence that HMC
Management Inc. coordinated the most professional,
transparent, and efficient recruitment process that I have
ever experienced. Any questions I had during the hiring
process were quickly answered by telephone or email from the
day I first inquired about the position to the day I was
hired. I appreciate everything HMC did to assist me during
the recruitment process, and would certainly welcome the
opportunity to work with them in the future.
Eric Shaw, General Manager, South Interlake Planning
following amalgamation, Riverdale Municipality continued to
struggle with the structure of the “new municipality”.
Riverdale Council made the decision to hire HMC to
take a hard and unbiased look at the operations of the
municipality and review the entire structure.
Dean and Larry provided a thorough review and
recommendation which consisted of creating effective job
descriptions under a new simplified structure and guiding us
into putting the right people into the right positions.
Their no-nonsense yet humorous approach kept us
engaged and feeling positive about making some very tough
Although we are still in our first year of changes, we
continue to implement the recommendations we received as
part of our overall plan and already see the positive change
in our work environment.
We would definitely recommend HMC Management to
assist in making positive changes to any organization.
Municipality has used HMC Management services a couple of
times. HMC coached us through a Municipal Role and
Responsibility Orientation Workshop, which really helped our
new and existing Councilor's understand their roles and
responsibilities to our Municipality and Rate Payers. At
that time, HMC supported us in the development of a
Strategic Plan which identified the critical priorities and
outcomes to be achieved by our Municipality over a set time
frame. This really helped us ensure that the Council and the
CAO are on the same page with the Financial and Asset
Management Plans into the future.
early 2019, we also hired HMC to fully engage in the
recruitment of a new CAO while also providing Operational
support to Council and our Acting CAO during the recruitment
process. The process was relatively short with no problems.
There were consistent and regular updates from start to
finish which took approximately four months to first day on
the job for our new CAO.
listened, customized their services and worked with us in
providing strong Municipal expertise and acumen to our
Municipality. We highly recommend HMC to any Municipality.
Kevin Edmondson, Mayor,
Town Of Wadena