2015 Chief Elected Officials Forum

The Honeymoon is over! Pursuing Governance Success

10:00 Wednesday, June 24 to 3:30 Thursday, June 25, 2015

Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver, BC

Success as the Mayor or Chair is not just about being elected but making a leadership difference. Join a timely discussion with colleagues eight months after the election on how to enhance organizational and governance effectiveness. This highly interactive session is only for Mayors and Chairs. It will focus on preventive and remedial alignment of:

  • CEO and elected official roles for the ‘real time’ day-to-day activities
  • Decision making steps that provide mutual Council/staff confidence
  • Expectations for individual behaviours and organizational practices
  • Strategic Oversight to ensure good government
  • Leadership that will leave a legacy in your name

We will explore the legislative/legal aspects, critical leader competencies and best practices for meetings, strategic priorities and political/administrative relations. Participants will leave with a governance checklist and practical tools as well as proactive strategies that maximize effectiveness and reactive tactics when things go wrong.

The session will be guided by:

Gordon McIntosh has 34 years of executive, consultant and educator roles and 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 Dalhousie, York, Victoria and Tanzanian Public Service.

Don Lidstone, Q.C. has practiced municipal law since 1980. His focus is in the areas of governance, finance, liability, the constitution, and aboriginal and environmental law.  He has published numerous papers and manuals as well as consulted on the development of the British Columbia Community Charter and municipal statutes throughout Canada.

Download the CEO Forum 2015 Agenda

How To Register:

Download the 2015 CEO Forum Registration Form

Accommodation:

You may wish to book accommodation at reservations@granvilleislandhotel.com

Toll Free 1-800-663-1840

For More Information, Contact:

Eydie Fraser at efraser@lgla.ca or phone 250-356-5103.