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Je suis fier de m’être associé en tant que bénévole pour recruter des employeurs pour participer à notre 3e Salon d’emploi pour réservistes. L’évènement a eu lieu hier soir, le 5 octobre, au manège militaire de la Côte-des-Neiges, à Montréal. Je remercie la Compagnie Canada d’avoir organisé avec brio ce salon sous l’égide de son Programme d’accès au carrières civiles pour réservistes (PACCR). Je tiens aussi à souligner le soutien indéfectible du 34e Groupe-Brigade du Canada ainsi que le 2e Régiment de campagne de l’Artillerie royale du Canada. Ces unités de réserve ont fourni le site ainsi que le support administratif.

Treize entreprises étaient représentées au salon, toutes à la recherche de leaders et militaires de grande qualité prêts à relever les défis et à travailler en équipe : ADT, Brinks, Maxsys, Aerotek, Career Edge, Rheinmetall Canada, Accenture, Metro, Air Canada, CN, Groupe Robert, Bell Canada et la Garde côtière du Canada. La Compagnie Canada était aussi présente avec son kiosque pour expliquer son nouveau service METPathfinder, conçu spécialement pour connecter les vétérans et réservistes avec des opportunités d’emploi chez des entreprises canadiennes qui supportent les militaires et la Compagnie Canada.

Plus de 80 réservistes ont visité le salon. Ils étaient bien préparés à poser des questions pour en apprendre le plus possible sur les occasions offertes. Les recruteurs des entreprises étaient unanimes : Ce salon est une occasion unique de rencontrer des réservistes militaires et les supporter dans leurs carrières parallèles militaires (à temps partiel) et civiles (à temps plein ou partiel). Un gros bravo !

Vous pouvez communiquer avec moi si vous aimeriez participer à notre prochain salon PACCR, soit le 25 janvier 2018 :

Pour plus d’informations sur la Compagnie Canada :

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I’m proud to have been a volunteer helping to recruit employers for our 3rd Reserve Job Fair, held yesterday evening, 5 October 2017, at Côtes-des-Neiges Armoury in Montreal. Many thanks to Canada Company for organizing an outstanding event under the banner of its Reserve Civilian Career Access Program (ReCCAP), and to 34th Canadian Brigade Group and 2nd Field Regiment, RCA, for providing the venue and support.

Thirteen employers were represented, all looking for the high-quality, team-focused leaders and soldiers serving in Canada’s Army, Air Force, and Navy Reserves: ADT, Brinks, Maxsys, Aerotek, Career Edge, Rheinmetall Canada, Accenture, Metro, Air Canada, CN, Groupe Robert, Bell Canada, and the Canadian Coast Guard. Canada Company also had a kiosk to present their new METPathfinder website, designed to match military veterans and reservists with prospective employers.

Over 80 reservists came to the event, well prepared and ready to learn as much as possible about the opportunities available. The recruiters were unanimous: This is a unique, focused event for Canadian companies looking to hire military reservists and support them in their dual careers. It’s also an excellent way to support our men and women in uniform as well Canada Company. Bravo!

Contact me if you’re interested in participating in our next ReCCAP Job Fair for reservists on 25 January 2018:

You can find out more about Canada Company and METPathfinder here:

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I was featured in an article in the National Post on 6 December 2010 – Strategy Comes Easy.

In it, I’m quoted extensively on how I’ve used my military background to launch and run a successful consulting business. The article also features another retired serviceman’s experiences in starting his own business.

My thanks to Jameson Berkow of National Post for writing a great article.

Richard’s latest article on effective crisis management published in Canadian Plastics.

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In this short clip, I was interviewed about some of the challenges and decision factors that high-level leaders such as Obama and BP CEO Tony Hayward might be facing as a result of the oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico.

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I was quoted on 10 June 2010 in an article by the Canadian Press on the massive risks confronting BP in the months and years to come. It’s a piece on finance and investment, but it’s an interesting read nonetheless.

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I’m now listed on, Canada’s premier directory of experts for media.

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MONTREAL – 26 April 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Alcera Consulting Inc. is proud to announce that Richard Martin will be teaching a course in the Management of Humanitarian Assistance Projects at Universite du Quebec en Outaouais in Gatineau, Quebec. This course is offered during the 2010 summer term and is part of the Masters in Project Management degree programme. Richard Martin is founder and president of Alcera Consulting Inc and has lectured at UQO since 2007.

Martin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the topic. He got his formal start in project management in 1993 as a deputy project director with the Canadian Department of National Defence.
Says Martin, “I saw firsthand how disagreements can grow simply because of a failure to appreciate the subtleties of doing business in other cultures.”

As a former Army officer, Martin led teams of soldiers in Norway, Germany and Bosnia. “Bosnia was the most interesting, because we were responsible for enforcing the Dayton Peace Accord and keeping the peace in an area where Serbs had been ethnically cleansed and were attempting to return. We had a number of humanitarian projects on the go at any one time, and also had to ensure security for the many others that were underway. I had to deal with military officers, municipal politicians and employees, local police, NGOs, representatives of international organizations and allied militaries. It was a challenge, but an exhilarating learning experience.”

Martin intends to bring this cross-cultural sensibility to the classroom and to temper the more theoretical aspects of project management with his real-life experiences of international project management, security enforcement, and conflict management in extreme situations and conditions. He adds, “Much of the literature emphasizes differences between cultures. My experience is that the differences, while important, are rather superficial compared to our common humanity. I intend to build on that understanding and to provide my students with the practical tools to lead cross-cultural project teams in providing humanitarian relief.”

Richard Martin, president of Alcera Consulting Inc. /Alcera Conseil de gestion inc., brings his military experience, leadership and resolve to bear for the benefit of executives and organizations who wish to thrive by exploiting change, risk, and opportunity.

For more information, please go to, write to, or call 514-453-3993 (toll free 888-453-3993).

Richard Martin
Alcera Consulting Inc.
N.D. Ile-Perrot, Quebec
T: 514-453-3993 F: 514-453-4701

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Phone: 514.453.3993

I will be co-instructor for a one-day course in Interagency Cooperation and Coordination at Drummondville College on 15 April 2010.

I developed and teach this course with André Gagnon of Cogesure. It is aimed at municipal managers, politicians, executives involved in emergency management. For more information on this course, please see the following link (in French):

Workshop in Interagency Cooperation and Coordination