CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TRAINING NETWORK
||VIRTUAL PAVEMENT SERIES
WITH DAVID HEIN, P.Eng.
Various Dates, March - April, 2021
Join David Hein, P.Eng. for a series of virtual seminars on optimizing pavement design, construction and durability. Even though it is a series, seminars can be attended individually.
Pavement Preservation to Improve Performance - March 3 https://citn.simplesignup.ca/en/7523
Impact of Design and Construction Features on the Performance of Pavements - March 17 https://citn.simplesignup.ca/en/7524
Introduction to Permeable Pavements - March 31 https://citn.simplesignup.ca/en/7525
Introduction to Pavement Construction Inspection - April 28 https://citn.simplesignup.ca/en/7526
To see the entire course calendar, please click here https://citn.simplesignup.ca/ or contact email@example.com.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY & MUNICIPAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION OF BC
||THE LGLA & MIABC PRESENT: LOCAL GOVERNMENTS' MOST EXTREME CLIMATE CHANGE RISK
March 11, 2021 - 10:30am - 11:30am Pacific
Tom Barnes, Chief Executive Officer, MIABC
Maryam Sherkat, Chief Risk Officer & Legal Counsel, MIABC
Climate change poses many challenges for BC local governments. Ironically, one such challenge stems from the wording of legislation intended to protect local governments from water claims. Section 744 of the Local Government Act (the “Act”) provides local governments with “immunity in relation to certain nuisance actions”. As the very heading of this section makes clear, the immunity is narrow in scope, restricted to those cases in which there has been a breakdown or malfunction of the water or sewer system.
In this joint Local Government Leadership Academy (LGLA) and Municipal Insurance Association of British Columbia (MIABC) webinar, join us to learn how omitting three simple words from Section 744 of the Act will meaningfully immunize local governments from unnecessary litigation and provide BC local governments with the same protection granted in every other province and territory in Canada.
This webinar is free to join for staff and elected officials of BC local governments. Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
If you do not work for a BC local government and would like to attend this webinar, please contact the MIABC at AskUsAnything@miabc.org.
MASTER MUNICIPAL CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS ASSOCIATION
||CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION COURSE, MARCH 22 & 23, 2021.
PUBLIC WORKS INSPECTION COURSE, MARCH 24, 2021.
The Contract Administration Course teaches the background of the MMCD Association, contract administration integrity, proper communications and documentation, pre-contract processes, an overview of the involved documents, the role of the CA and inspectors, the role of the contractor, schedules, changes and extras, payments, managing/avoiding disputes, and post-contract duties. If you are interested, we ask that you thoroughly review the course requirements - particularly if you plan on taking the CCA exam.
The Public Works Inspection Course course is targeted at experienced inspectors, so it does not cover the "mechanics" of the inspection role, such as reading drawings, taking samples or doing tests. This course is a presentation on the administrative aspects of the inspector's job with the intent of clarifying the inspectors obligations, rights and responsibilities on an MMCD contract.
MUNICIPAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION OF BC
||2021 MIABC RISK MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
March 30th and 31st, 2021
The MIABC’s Annual Risk Management Conference is held each spring and is open to all staff of all BC local governments. The conference provides an overview of the basic tenets of risk management, as well as presentations and workshops on more advanced topics. Best of all, it provides an excellent networking opportunity for attendees to make connections and socialize with their counterparts from other regions.
This year’s conference will focus on how local governments have been able to adapt to the complexities of a global pandemic while simultaneously responding to flood and wildfire events in their communities. The conference will reflect on how 2020 has made local governments more resilient as a result of redefining how they manage risk.
While the 2021 conference will be virtual, it will keep with the MIABC's tradition of providing you with the same innovative, high-quality and engaging programming that you have become familiar with by attending past in-person conferences. You will still have the opportunity to connect one-on-one with your peers, listen to inspiring plenary sessions and participate in fun, interactive sessions - all from the comfort of your own home or office!
To plan your conference experience, download the program here.
MIABC Members: $100
Non-MIABC Members: $200
Registration is open until March 26th, 2021. Click here to register.
Attendees must register and provide their address by March 8th to receive an attendee gift.
If you do not work for a BC local government and would like to attend the conference, please contact the MIABC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF BC
||WEBINAR: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MEDIA BUDGET
IN FINANCIALLY CHALLENGING TIMES
Wednesday April 7, 2021
10 - 11:30am
Join Alyson Gourley-Cramer, from Monogram Communications & Consulting for this engaging 90-minute webinar on making the most of your media budget. Integrated marketing communications (IMC) planning offers communications professionals the ability to communicate using a variety of channels specific to their unique community situation. This engaging session will encourage participants to use audience, environmental, and situational assessments to design where to devote their dollars in strategic communications planning and delivery.
Review the webinar brochure and register online by March 31, 2021.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF BC
||NEW: PROJECT MANAGEMENT ONLINE COURSE
September 10 – November 5, 2021
6 modules including virtual classes and self-paced work spread over 8 weeks
Managers in local government all have to either lead or oversee projects, whether in corporate administration, public works, parks and recreation, planning or finance. If you are looking for a comprehensive overview of leading project management skills, this online program will help you become a more successful project manager.
In this highly interactive mix of virtual classes with other local government professionals combined with self-paced learning, participants will learn to develop leadership capacity and expertise in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing project work to deliver successful projects. Understand how to identify stakeholders, identify and manage risk and changes in projects, minimize communication issues, and so much more.
Each class is a 90-minute (1 – 2:30 p.m.) online session with Q&As and an overview of the assignments. Participants will have one or two weeks to complete their assignments depending on the module.
Review the online course brochure and register online by September 1, 2021.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF BC
||EFFECTIVE REPORT WRITING ONLINE COURSE,
Fall Offering, October 4 – 19, 2021
A fall offering of the Effective Report Writing Online Course is open for registration.
This interactive online course has been developed for local government professionals who need to write, edit and submit reports and emails. Do you want to improve your written communications skills? In today’s world of information overload, it’s vital to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively. The better your writing skills are, the better the impression you will make and the more successful you will be in ensuring your advice and ideas get noticed, assessed and implemented. This online course includes three modules, which include live, interactive webinars, assignments and coaching from presenters Fiona Prince and Sonia Santarossa.
Final assignment is due on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Cost is $590 + GST LGMA Member; $675 + GST Non-member.
Review the online course brochure and register online for all three modules before September 28.
FRESH OUTLOOK FOUNDATION
||ROLE CALL: LOCAL GOVERNMENTS' CONTRIBUTION TO.
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH (PODCAST)
The Fresh Outlook Foundation just released a podcast of special interest to regional and municipal officials entitled ROLE CALL: Local Governments' Contribution to Community Mental Health. Ken Christian (City of Kamloops’ mayor and former environmental health professional) and Randy Sunderman (social economist and chair of the Aberdeen Neighbourhood Association), dig deep into the vast opportunities decision-makers have to boost their citizens’ well-being while enhancing community livability and sustainability.
Community leaders will also appreciate recordings of FOF's recent virtual HEADS UP! Community Mental Health Summit, which explore issues ranging from the urgent need for systemic change in health care to integrated solutions for substance-use and homelessness.