2013 CAO/ CEO Forum
"What's Black & White, and Grey All Over"
Pursuing Governance Success
Offered by the Association of Municipal Administrators of Nova Scotia and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities and with Facilitator – Dr. Gordon McIntosh
Thursday April 18th, 2013 6:30pm- 8:30pm & Friday April 19th, 2013 8:30am- 3:00pm
Holiday Inn, Truro, NS
Success in local government is not so much about dealing with the ‘black and white’, but dealing with the ‘grey’ aspects of the political/administrative interface. Dr. Gordon McIntosh will share nation-wide insights to the shifting landscape for local government leadership. Join a timely discussion with colleagues after the elections on how to enhance organizational and governance effectiveness. This highly interactive session for new and experienced Mayors, Wardens and Chief Administrative Officers will focus on preventive and remedial strategies for the alignment of:
- Responsibilities for the ‘real time’ day-to- day activities
- Strategic priorities that are focused and meaningful
- Decision making steps that provide Council/staff mutual confidence
- Expectations for individual behaviours and organizational practices
Participants will leave with a local government checklist to gauge success, proactive strategies that maximize effectiveness and reactive tactics when things go wrong. Registration is limited so please register early by completing the attached registration form.
If you book as a team CAO and CEO the cost is $700 per team (plus HST). Individual registration is $375 (plus HST). These rates apply if registration is received before March 22nd. The rates change if you register after March 22nd to $800 per team and $425 if you book individually (plus HST). Your municipality will be billed for the event. Cancellations before March 28th can be made in writing with no charge. Cancellations after March 28, 2013 will be subject to the full registration fee. Although the program is designed specifically for Chief Elected Officers and Chief Administrative Officers, substitutions (Deputy Mayor or Warden; Deputy Chief Administrative Officer) can be arranged in those cases where the CAO or CEO cannot attend.
A block of rooms is being held by the Association of Municipal Administrators at the Holiday Inn, Truro. Be sure to indicate that you want the AMA rate. Room rates are $109 for a standard room. To reserve a room at the Holiday Inn, Truro call 902- 895-1651.
Gordon McIntosh has 37 years of executive, consultant and educator roles and received the Professional Award for Excellence in Local Government. He has conducted 950 sessions involving 120,000 elected and appointed civic leaders throughout Canada and overseas. Dr. McIntosh is Local Government Advisor at the Banff Centre and faculty for the Universities of Cape Breton, York, Victoria and Tanzanian Public Service.
Contact either Janice Wentzell, Executive Director, AMANS (902) 423-8323, or Judy Webber, Finance Officer/ Event Coordinator, UNSM (902) 423-8673.