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Hotel Room Block For 2018 Conference Released This Week!

You will be able to book your hotel rooms for CAMA`s 2018 Annual Conference and Trade Show (May 28-30, 2018 at the Fredericton Convention Centre) starting on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  You will be sent an e-mail with the information and it will also be posted on the Conference page on the CAMA website.

The links to the following three hotels will be made available at the same time:
  • Hilton Garden Inn (connected to the Convention Centre).  This is a brand new hotel and will be open by May 1st, 2018!
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel (directly across the street from the Convention Centre),
  • Delta Fredericton Hotel (the overflow hotel) which is a 15 minute picturesque walk on the river trail (from the Convention Centre) or a five minute drive.  A shuttle service will be provided during the peak periods.
All hotels are offering the same special Conference rate:
Type of Room                                     Single and Double Rate
Standard Room                                              $189.00

Please take some time and watch this video to show you all that Fredericton has to offer!  We look forward to seeing you next May 2018 at the home of the CAMA National Office!

CAMA Introduces Step by Step Webinar for the CAO Performance Evaluation Toolkit

We hope that you have had an opportunity to use CAMA’s three-step CAO Performance Evaluation Toolkit.
Our toolkit has a lot of gears and options that might, at first glance, make it appear to be dauntingly complicated.  It’s not! It’s really a simple tool.  CAMA is pleased to provide you with a webinar (approximately 20 minutes in length) that is designed to show you just how easy it is to use and how it can be customized and scaled to your municipality. 
CAMA’s Toolkit is designed to be a system that is flexible for the CAO, Mayor and Council.  It’s a tool that lets you construct an evaluation process based on what works for you and your organization.  It offers a variety of ways to choose goals, set competencies, conduct your self-assessment, and have ongoing performance evaluation conversations.  For CAOs, the toolkit provides a process that uses strategies and templates that can be shared with the Mayor and Council to ensure goals, key results, core competencies, and performance measures are mutually understood.  For Mayor and Council, the Toolkit underscores the value of CAO performance conversations, and offers a process for conducting the performance evaluations fairly.
The Marketing Campaign for the CAO Performance Evaluation Toolkit, including a series of presentations to the elected officials, has begun and will continue for the next year across the country.  Your Board member will let you know when it is being presented to your elected officials in your area. We also look forward to receiving your feedback over the next year as you begin to use the toolkit in your own community.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the CAMA National Office.
Janice Baker
CAMA President


L’ACAM présente son webinaire étape par étape de la Trousse d’évaluation du rendement des directeurs généraux
Nous espérons que vous avez eu l’occasion d’essayer les trois étapes de la Trousse d’évaluation du rendement des directeurs généraux
Notre trousse d’outils comporte beaucoup de mécanismes et d’options qui pourraient, de prime abord, la faire paraître redoutablement compliquée. Or, en réalité, c’est un outil tout simple. L’ACAM est heureuse de vous offrir un webinaire (en anglais) d’environ vingt minutes, conçu pour vous montrer comme notre trousse est facile à utiliser et comment elle peut être adaptée à votre municipalité, qu’elle soit grande ou petite. 
La trousse d’outils de l’ACAM est conçue pour doter votre directeur général et votre conseil municipal d’un système très souple. Il s’agit d’un outil qui vous permet d’élaborer votre processus d’évaluation d’après ce qui vous convient, à vous et à votre organisation. Elle offre diverses manières de choisir des objectifs, de définir des compétences, de mener votre autoévaluation et d’avoir des conversations continues portant sur l’évaluation du rendement. Aux directeurs généraux, la trousse fournit un processus qui utilise des stratégies et documents types qui peuvent être mis en commun avec le maire et les conseillers afin de veiller à ce que les buts, les résultats clés, les compétences de base et les mesures du rendement soient compris de tous. Cette trousse d’outils sert à informer le maire et les conseillers de la valeur des conversations avec le directeur général et à offrir un processus équitable pour l’évaluation du rendement.
La campagne de marketing de la Trousse d’évaluation du rendement des directeurs généraux comprend une série de présentations destinées aux élus municipaux. Elle se poursuivra tout au long de l'année, partout au pays. La personne qui vous représente au conseil vous avisera du moment où une telle présentation aura lieu dans votre région. Durant l’année, nous espérons aussi lire vos commentaires quand vous aurez commencé à utiliser la trousse.
N’hésitez pas à adresser vos questions au bureau national de l’ACAM.
Janice Baker
Présidente de l’ACAM

Mentorship Program
Being the Chief Administrative Officer in a Canadian municipality can be very lonely at times, especially when you are facing a difficult interpersonal relationship or ethical dilemma. As municipal managers we have all experienced difficult working situations that require the exercise of sound judgment. Often times these situations are emotionally charged. These are times when we could use a sympathetic ear or a good sounding board. Your CAMA colleagues recognize the need to have an experienced resource that may be able to help you through the difficult times.  When times get difficult and you could use a supportive ear, please contact your CAMA Board representative for your area.

  • Angèle McCaie, Chief Administrative Officer, Village de Rogersville, NB
  • Scott Spicer, Chief Administrative Officer, RM of Alexander, MB
  • Wally Melnyk, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Stonewall, MB
  • Dave Burgess, City Manager, City of Wetaskiwin, AB
  • Tim Timmons, County Manager, Lacombe County, AB
  • Santokh Randhawa, Director of Water & Waste, Rural Municipality of Springfield, MB

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