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CAMA Partners with ICMA University’s Online Learning Portal
ICMA University offers you and your staff a range of opportunities to increase your professional knowledge and skills all from the comfort of your own office!  CAMA is pleased to partner with ICMA University to offer CAMA members access to ICMA University’s Online Learning Portal offering a wide variety of webinars.

Webinars cost $249.00 (US Funds) for non-members and $149.00 for ICMA members. Through this partnership, ICMA is pleased to offer a $50.00 discount off of the non-member rate to CAMA members, taking the webinar price to $199.00 for CAMA members.  Upon checkout of your webinar registration, please enter the coupon code CAMA01 for the discount on upcoming and on demand webinars which are sorted by topic area.

To browse ICMA University webinars, visit http://learning.icma.org/store/provider/custompage.php?pageid=12. You’ll be prompted to sign in to your account (it’s free and you don’t have to be an ICMA member).  If you don’t have an account, you’ll get a chance to create one.  On this Online Learning Portal you can see upcoming webinars, On Demand (archived) webinars and annual conference webcasts, and access free podcasts.
 
Please note that you don’t have to be an ICMA member to receive this discount.  To receive even deeper discounts on all ICMA products and services, consider joining ICMA.  As a CAMA member, you get  a discounted membership rate of $135.00 US and you will realize savings on things like conference registration, publications, and online learning opportunities.  ICMA University Webinars also offer 1.5 CE credits that help ICMA Credentialed Managers to maintain their status.  If you are interested in becoming a member please visit the website (http://www.camacam.ca/en/icmamembership.asp).

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L’ACAM s’associe au portail d'apprentissage en ligne de l’ICMA
Le programme universitaire de l’ICMA vous offre à vous et à votre personnel un éventail de possibilités pour accroître vos connaissances et compétences professionnelles, le tout dans le confort de votre bureau!  Ainsi, grâce à un partenariat qu’elle a noué avec l’ICMA, l’ACAM offre à ses membres l’accès au portail d'apprentissage en ligne du programme universitaire de l’ICMA, un site qui propose une grande variété de webinaires.

Les webinaires coûtent normalement 249 $US pour les non-membres et 149 $US pour les membres de l'ICMA. Dans le cadre de ce partenariat, l'ICMA offre aux membres de l'ACAM une réduction de 50 $ sur le tarif non-membre. Il ne leur en coûtera donc que 199 $ pour s’offrir une telle formation. Au moment de s’inscrire aux webinaires, vous devez entrer le code de promotion CAMA01 pour obtenir la réduction de prix sur les prochains webinaires et sur ceux qui sont consultables sur demande et classés par thème.

Pour voir les webinaires proposés par l'Université de l'ICMA, allez à http://learning.icma.org/store/provider/custompage.php?pageid=12.  On vous demandera de vous connecter à votre compte (c’est gratuit et il n’est pas nécessaire d’être membre de l'ICMA); si vous n’avez pas de compte, vous pourrez en créer un. Ce portail d'apprentissage en ligne vous permet de voir les webinaires à venir, d’en consulter à la demande (webinaires archivés), de visionner les webémissions des conférences annuelles et d’accéder à des balados gratuits.

À noter qu’il n’est pas nécessaire d’être membre de l'ICMA pour profiter de cette réduction. Par contre, l’adhésion à l'ICMA permet de bénéficier de réductions de prix encore plus importantes sur tous ses produits et services. Les membres de l’ACAM peuvent adhérer à l’ICMA pour aussi peu que 135 $US et ensuite profiter des tarifs de membres pour l’inscription à la conférence, les publications et les formations en ligne. Les webinaires du programme universitaire de l’ICMA donnent également droit à 1,5 crédit de formation continue, un atout pour les gestionnaires titulaires d'un titre de compétence qui souhaitent conserver leur statut.  Vous voulez devenir membre? Consultez le site : http://www.camacam.ca/fr/icmamembership.asp
 


Congratulations Winnipeg: National Geographic's List of Best Trips on Earth 2016
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Arctic Glacier Winter Park at the Forks and the Downtown Spirit bus. Those are three of the reasons National Geographic Travel named Winnipeg one of the best places to visit on earth on their list, Best Trips 2016.

"Winnipeg is a whistle-stop on rail and road trips across Canada; polar bear and beluga whale enthusiasts know it as the starting point for their journey north to Churchill," Kimberley Lovato wrote in the article.  "But this unpretentious prairie city proves itself worthy of more than a glance from a train window."

The National Geographic profile provides information on the public transit system, including the Downtown Spirit, a free bus with three routes at the center of the city. 



 
The 45th Annual CAMA Conference will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the Delta Winnipeg and Winnipeg Convention Centre from Monday, May 30th to Wednesday, June 1st, 2016.   The Golf Tournament and other Pre-Conference activities will begin on Monday morning with the Conference Program ending after the President’s Dinner on Wednesday evening.
 
The Full Conference Program and on-line registration will be available at the end of February 2016.
 
You can also keep up-to-date with Conference news by following us on Twitter, @camalink, and by using the hashtag #CAMA2016.



Imagine
 

Imagine life as Mayor of a rapidly growing city.  It is your responsibility to ensure that citizens’ evolving needs and demands are met and that the city runs like a well-oiled machine. To achieve this, you must focus on growing the economy, stimulating job growth and creating a modern, safe, educated and healthy community where businesses want to operate, people want to live and other cities want to emulate. This is the vision of an ideal city.  But realizing this vision is easier said than done.

Fortunately, visionary city leaders across the globe are already on their way to realizing the vision of a truly connected city. Frost & Sullivan predicts the global smart city market will increase from $22.5 billion to $3.3 trillion market by 2020. Link to the article: http://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/web/cama/an-introduction-microsoft-citynext.aspx 



CIRA Free Webinar

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (the not-for-profit entity that operates .ca) is pleased to offer CAMA members a special no-fee one hour webinar focused on the future of the Internet for Canadian municipalities.  Join your colleagues from across Canada by “clicking” your preferred date below to learn more and register:
For those who can’t attend we welcome you to contact us directly http://www.cira.ca for a custom presentation or to join us at the 2016 CAMA Conference and Annual General Meeting in Winnipeg where we are thrilled to be a first-time exhibitor! 



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