LGLA Unveils Power Panel to Follow Keynote Address

All the key elements are now in place for an information-packed 2013 Leadership Forum designed to improve the way we build relations and help our communities prosper.  The final component in the program is a Wednesday afternoon panel presentation from three highly experienced and engaging speakers:

Impasse to Success:  Leading through Relationships

Our panelists will describe situations that were at an impasse, or didn't have the necessary momentum to get the critical mass moving forward, and how they helped lead the way to a successful resolution by identifying, developing and leveraging the relationships needed to accomplish the goal.  Three engaging speakers and proven leaders have accepted LGLA's invitation to be part of this panel discussion.

Graham Bruce – brings a wealth of situations to draw on, from his municipal experience with the Chemainus revitalization; as a key player in AVIM (now AVICC) and their forestry and Expo 86 initiatives; to his provincial cabinet experience; and his work today as CEO of the Island Corridor Foundation.

Darlene Marzari – a delightful, insightful and candid speaker brings many interesting experiences from her time as City Councillor, Regional Board Director, and as someone who reached out to local government to build relationships when she was Minister of Municipal Affairs.

Josh Smienk – served for many years as an Electoral Area Director on the Central Kootenay Regional District. Josh was a major force in the negotiation of the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) legislation and was the founding member of the CBT Board. Josh may also share some of his experiences “working” the halls of UBCM conventions to build relations.

Three more good reasons to attend the Forum!

Impasse to Success – 3:30-5:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 20

Achieving Results through Relationships

Local government leadership is all about building broad, deep, meaningful and respectful relationships. These relationships produce real results in the community and involve traditional and new conversations and communications. This year's Forum comes as new councils and boards enter the second of their three-year terms. It is a chance to reflect on what is working and what is not working so well – a time to reflect on what the next two years hold toward your legacy.

This Forum comes as new councils and boards enter the second year of their three-year term. It is a chance to reflect on what is working and what is not working so well – a time to reflect on what the next two years hold toward your legacy.

Registration Strong for 2013 Forum

The Forum is now just four weeks away. We've had strong registration that has surpassed our threshold expectations, but we have room to accommodate more delegates.  Register soon at www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/2013/LGLAForum.asp.

One of the added benefits of strong registration is the broader spectrum of local government officials that will be participating in the networking events, and the consequent opportunity to share stories and discuss issues and ideas with officials from all across the province.

Thanks to our sponsors, who recognize the value of the Forum and our networking events.

LGLA is pleased to acknowledge:

For the Thursday Lunch – Fortis BC
For the Welcome Reception – Young Anderson, Barristers and Solicitors
For the Thursday Breaks – Murdy McAllister, Barristers and Solicitors

And thank you, as well, to our program supporters:
- Municipal Finance Authority
- Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development

Other Speaker Updates:

Thursday Relationships with First Nations Panel
o    Julian Paine, Assistant Deputy Minister, Local Government, Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development;
o    Russell Dyson, Chief Administrative Officer, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District;
o    Councillor John Jack, Huu-ay-aht First Nation,
o    Ron Poole, Chief Administrative Officer, District of Kitimat,
o    Chief Ellis Ross, Haisla First Nation

Relationship with First Nations – 1:00-2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 21

Friday Morning “Leading through Relations with….” Presentations:
•    Leading through Relations with Your Library – Sandra Singh, Director, Vancouver Public Library
•    Leading through Relations at Home: Dance of Equilibrium – Carol Ann Fried, Friedom Training and Coaching Services

Leading through Relations with… – 8:30-9:50 and 9:30-10:15 a.m., Friday, February 22

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