LGLA CEO Forum December 7-8

Registration is now open for the Local Government Leadership Academy’s 8th Chief Elected Officials Forum in Richmond on December 7-8. The Forum is for Mayors, Chairs and Chiefs only, and this year’s theme is Finish Strong: Making the Most of Year 4.

This timely leadership development opportunity responds to Mayor, Chair and Chief leadership needs for focused strategic efforts, Council/Board alignment, and positive CAO relations. Participants will enjoy an interactive learning opportunity with peers, and leave with ideas, tools and strategies for ‘real time’ challenges and opportunities they are facing.


  • Using a Strategic Alignment Checklist as a governance check-in tool;
  • Aligning and assessing CAO performance expectations;
  • Determining strategic priorities for the 2018 budget;
  • Exploring leadership strategies and enhancing Council/Board dynamics; and
  • Identifying key political orientation needs after the 2018 elections.


  • Tracey Lorenson – 25 years of experience advising local governments as a lawyer, executive and consultant;
  • Don Lidstone, QC – has focused on governance, finance, liability, constitution, aboriginal and environmental law since 1980;
  • Gordon McIntosh, PhD – has delivered 1,300 sessions involving 120,000 civic executives throughout Canada and overseas.

Contact: Errin Morrison, LGLA Program Manager

Registration is $400 + GST and includes meals.

Venue is the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport at 8181 Cambie Road, Richmond. Rooms have been set-aside at the special rate of $135/night. Delegates must identify themselves as participants attending the CEO Forum to qualify for this rate. To make a room reservation, please call Radisson central reservations at 1-800-333-3333. Reservations must be made no later than Monday, November 6, 2017, to qualify for the special rate.

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