e-Brief January 25, 2019
2019 Conference Program-At- A-Glance – Québec City
Sunday, May 26th, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Conference Registration
Monday, May 27th, 2019
7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Golf Tournament at the Cap Rouge Golf Club
Shotgun Start at 8:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Activity – Trip to Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
/ 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Pre-Conference Activity – Old Québec Food Tour
11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Conference Registration
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Provincial/Territorial Association Meeting
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Big City Networking Reception (for delegates from municipalities with 50,000+ population)
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. President’s Reception for Sponsors & Exhibitors
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. First Time Delegates Reception
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Welcome Reception at Trade Show
9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Hospitality Suite at Pub Ozone
Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Morning Run
7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Conference Registration
7:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Annual General Meeting
8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Opening Keynote Speaker: The Wisdom of Change: Positivity and Resilience Under Stress (Maria Sirois)
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tradeshow Refreshment Break
10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Plenary Session:  Populism in Canada (Justin Ling)
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 Noon Plenary Session: Launch of CAMA’s Member in Transition Toolkit  (Tony Kulbisky, Susan Shannon, Jerry Berry, Rodney Cumby)
12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. Long Service Awards Luncheon
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dessert & Exhibits
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Session #1: The Lac Mégantic Rail Disaster: The Then and Now (Marie Claude Arguin)
Concurrent Session #2: Build and Support a More Positive and Respectful Workplace (Lauren Bernardi)
2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tradeshow Refreshment Break
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Session #1: Creating a Positive Environment for Employees with Mental Health Issues (Drew Sousa and Mireille Cyr)
Concurrent Session #2: Political Acuity: What is Black & White…and Grey All Over! (Dr. Gordon McIntosh)
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Young Professionals Reception (for delegates under the age of forty)
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Casual Night Out – A Quebec Evening at the Sugar Shack
9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Hospitality Suite at at the 3 Brasseur Grande Allée 
Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Morning Run
7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Conference Registration
7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Plenary Session: Building a Resilient-Ready Organization – Why It Matters (To You) (Brady Wilson)
9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Plenary Session: Political Acumen Toolkit Launch (Beverly Hendry, Doug Lagore, Gord Howie, Sheila Bassi-Kellett, Duncan Campbell)
10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break & Exhibits
10:45 a.m. to 12:00 Noon Closing Keynote: The Choice:  Four Conversations For Success (Stuart Knight)
12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. CAMA Awards of Excellence Luncheon
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Closing Ceremonies and Tradeshow Draws
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Knowledge Café: CAO and Council Interpersonal Working Relationships (Facilitator:  Dr. Gordon McIntosh)
Knowledge Café: The Creative Roundtable:  A Coaching Session For Everyone (Facilitator:  Sallie Ann Burnett)
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Study Tour of the Videotron Centre
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. President’s Dinner Reception at Le Capitole
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. President’s Dinner, Entertainment and Dance at Le Capitole with the Painchaud Family
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - Swing Day Between CAMA and FCM  (Optional Workshop)
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Asset Management Workshop hosted by CAMA, FCM and CNAM

The Companion Program will be offered and includes the Opening Reception, Opening and Closing Keynote Speakers, Casual Night Out, President’s Dinner, and Hospitality Suites. Companions also have the option of joining the delegates for the Pre-Conference Events (Golf Tournament, Old Quebec Food Tour, and the Trip to Le Parc de la Chute-Montmorency) along with the Study Tour to the Videotron Centre on Wednesday for an additional cost.

Watch for the full Conference program and on-line registration to be launched on February 28th, 2019! For all Conference details visit the website.

Also, don’t forget about CAMA’s Scholarship program for young professionals, smaller municipalities and North of the 60th Parallel. All details on this program can be found on the website.
Nominate yourself, your community, or your colleague for the 2019 ICMA Local Government Excellence Awards

ICMA highlights outstanding contributions to the local government management profession through the annual Local Government Excellence Awards Program. This program provides an opportunity for both local government professionals and local governments to receive recognition.

Professional Awards are presented to individuals for:
  • Career excellence,
  • Development of new talent,
  • Excellence in leadership as an assistant (regardless of title),
  • Early career leadership, and
  • Academic contributions to the profession.
Outstanding Local Government Programs are recognized in these areas:
  • Community Diversity and Inclusion,
  • Community Health and Safety,
  • Community Partnerships,
  • Community Sustainability, and
  • Strategic Leadership and Governance.
Nominations are accepted from both U.S. and International Jurisdictions.
Program nominations are divided by jurisdiction size. Communities with a population of 10,000 or less are strongly encouraged to apply. Students are encouraged to nominate a professor for the Academic Award.

Submit your nomination online!
Please take a moment to consider which of your colleagues has made a significant difference in their community or to the profession; or has your community implemented an innovative or successful program you would like to nominate? Visit the website for details and instructions. Then submit your nomination(s) online by March 4, 2019.

Award Recipients Recognition
Award recipients will be recognized during ICMA’s 105th Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, October 20-23, 2019, and highlighted in a special awards fall issue of ICMA’s PM Magazine. Check out the 2018 recipients!
IPAC’s National Leadership Conference - Feb 11-12, 2019 - Toronto, ON

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada’s National Leadership Conference is scheduled on February 11 & 12, 2019 at the Chelsea Hotel in Toronto. The theme of the conference is Disruption, Change and Shifting Mindsets.   The conference will:
  • Give participants key information, tools and examples of how they can successfully manage, change, tackle disruption and shift the mindset of an organization.
  • Engage delegates with cutting edge leadership development workshops that will enhance their ability to lead in a fluid, shifting environment.
  • Provide delegates with access to renowned experts who led public sector organizations through complex, disruptive times and successfully implemented changes that reshaped and improved their organizations and teams.
  • Showcase IPAC’s new Excellence in Public Service Award.
For conference details and to register visit the conference website: http://leadership.ipac.ca/  Join your colleagues this February to share in this exciting learning experience.
Are You Looking For Professional Development Opportunities For Your Staff?

CAMA is  pleased to announce our new partnership with muniSERV.ca.

muniSERV is Canada’s leading online platform to Connect Municipalities and the Businesses that Serve Them.   muniSERV provides a full suite of tools for municipalities – most of which are free.  We have partnered with muniSERV to offer these tools and resources to all CAMA members.  In less than a minute, CAMA members can join muniSERV for free and have access to the tools and to special discounts and savings on other unique services and programs they provide for all sizes of municipalities - all in one convenient location.  Watch the video or click here to learn more about muniSERV
Over the next few editions of e-Brief we will be featuring each service offered.  Today’s featured service is muniLEARN.  Access to muniLEARN - muniLEARN is an end-to-end collaborative learning management solution.  Easy to implement with an extensive range of functionality, muniLEARN is an affordable, robust and secure learning management solution for any size municipality.  Registered muniSERV municipalities have access to:
  • a global Content Marketplace of over 1000 internationally accredited digital courses, programs and certification examinations, and/or,
  • LMS software by subscription, eliminating the need to expend capital to purchase your own learning management system software, and/or
  • Transformation services, including change management expertise to guide municipalities through the transformation and implementation of their learning and development programs
* CAMA members get special pricing and discounts on courses and programs.  Click here or contact muniSERV today for more information on transforming your learning and development programs.

Watch the muniLEARN video to learn more.    Email: [email protected] / Phone:  855.477.5095  

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  • Lorrie O'Brien, General Manager Operations Division, City of Brandon, MB
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