2017 Leadership Forum – Draft

The Local Government Leadership Academy’s 2016 Leadership Forum will be held February 3-5, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport.

Since our first forum in 2007, the LGLA’s annual conference has been well received by elected officials and senior administrators from BC local governments and First Nations communities. All those with an interest in leadership at the local level will benefit from attendance, including those working towards an LGLA Certificate.

Our theme for 2016 is Respectful Leadership, and delegates can expect a full program guaranteed to inform and inspire. Join us for an exciting keynote, practical sessions addressing an array of current issues and concerns, interesting panel discussions, ample networking opportunities and the excellent hospitality of the Radisson Hotel in the heart of downtown Richmond.

Agenda & Registration:

Click here to view a one-page OVERVIEW of the 2016 Leadership Forum.

Click here to view the 2016 LGLA Leadership Forum AGENDA.

Click here to view the FULL PROGRAM for the 2016 Leadership Forum.

Click here to view our one-page PROGRAM-AT-A-GLANCE.

(Please contact Eydie Fraser at efraser@lgla.ca to request a spot on the the waitlist.***

Please Note: Electoral Area Directors may also wish to register for the UBCM’s annual EA Forum, to be held February 2-3, 2016 – also at the Radisson Hotel in Richmond. Many EA Directors choose to make a week of it and take in both events. EA Forum registration is available at: www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/2016/UBCM-EA-Forum.

Hotel Reservations:

We are currently waitlisting rooms at the Radisson at the special “early bird” rate of $112/night (based on availability and subject to change). Please call 1-800-333-3333 or email reservations@radissonvancouver.com and mention the Local Government Leadership Academy when you reserve.

Hotel Information Guide

Hotel Parking Map

Hotel Dining Guide

Forum Announcements/Notifications:

Notice #1 – Forum Announcement/Registration Open – Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Notice #2 – It’s Up to You – Respectful Leadership Guest Essay by Dr. Gordon McIntosh – Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Notice #3 – 2016 Keynote Address: 3-Dimensional Leadership, Dr. Beverley Busson – Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Notice #4 – Partnership & Collaboration: The Foundation of Local Government in BC – Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Notice #5 – Hotel & Conference Centre Information – Thursday, January 28, 2016


Thank you to our 2016 LGLA Leadership Forum Sponsors:

  • Province of BC, Ministry of Community, Sport & Cultural Development
  • BC Assessment Authority
  • FortisBC
  • Lidstone & Company, Barristers & Solicitors
  • Local Government Management Association
  • Municipal Finance Authority
  • Municipal Insurance Association
  • Young Anderson, Barristers & Solicitors
  • Union of BC Municipalities

2016 Forum - Sponsor Logos


Please contact Errin Morrison, Program Manager, at emorrison@lgla.ca with your questions.

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