2017 LGLA Leadership Forum

Did you attend the 2017 LGLA Leadership Forum? If so, we want to hear from you! Please complete our ONLINE EVALUATION by February 10th.

The 2017 Leadership Forum was a one-of-a-kind communication extravaganza. We had an amazing keynote speaker, a host of incredible presenters, a very talented graphic artist recording the proceedings, and a full complement of delegates joining us from all over the province. Thanks to all of those who made it such an incredible success! We look forward to seeing you all again in 2018 for the final Annual Leadership Forum of the 2014-18 electoral term.

Session materials (where available) are posted below – please feel free to download and make use of these excellent resources. Share your favourite sessions with your fellow council/board members or colleagues.

Stay tuned for 2018 Leadership Forum details and announcements; and in the meantime look for LGLA representatives at your spring Area Association conferences and at this year’s UBCM Convention. And stay in touch! We love hearing from you, and your session topic and other suggestions help us to continue offering timely, relevant learning opportunities for elected officials around the province. Send your comments/questions/suggestions to info@lgla.ca.



February 1-3, 2017 – Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, Richmond


Photos from the 2017 Leadership Forum – check back soon…


Audio recordings from the 2017 Leadership Forum – check back soon…



Forum Program

Radisson Hotel Parking Map

Radisson Hotel – Dining Guide

Forum Announcements

Wednesday, February 1 Sessions

Keynote Address: I’m Right and You’re an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up, James Hoggan

Communication Styles for Constructive & Effective Communication, Joint LGMA/LGLA Session

Thursday, February 2 Sessions

UBCM Clinic – 2017 Infrastructure Roadmap, Paul Taylor

Aboriginal Awareness & Communication, Robert Laboucane, Aboriginal Awareness Canada

Bullying? Bad Behaviour? Business as Usual?, Tracey Lorenson

Speaking as a Leader: Part I, The Humphrey Group

Lunch Presentation – Listening, Connecting, Leading, FortisBC

Understanding & Engaging Diversity, SFU Centre for Dialogue – Civic Engage

Collaborative Conversations: Shift Happens, Carol Ann Fried

Speaking as a Leader: Part II, The Humphrey Group

Introduction to Graphic Recording: A Hands-on, Skill-building Workshop, Sam Bradd

Communications Coaching & Discussion Forum, Arjun Singh & Peter Urbanc

Friday, February 3 Sessions

MIA Clinic – Policy Trumps Spin: Managing Public Expectations, Tom Barnes & Megan Chorlton

BC Assessment Clinic – We Value Communication, Richard Taylor

Ethics & Communications, Jerry Berry

Leadership at the Apex: Seeking Political/Administrative Alignment, Gordon McIntosh

Connecting with Local Government Through Performance Audits, Gordon Ruth

11 Ways to Get the Most from CivicInfo BC’s Communications & Information Tools, Todd Pugh

Forum Graphic Recorder’s Report, Sam Bradd


Thank you to our 2017 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


For more information contact LGLA Program Manager, Errin Morrison, at info@lgla.ca.

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