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Training & Development March 2, 2021

Upcoming Events


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 info@trainingnetwork.ca.
 

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
Featuring:
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.
 
Register by March 15th, 2021 at www.mmcd.net.
 

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.

Cost:
MIABC Members: $100
Non-MIABC Members: $200

Registration:
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 rmc@miabc.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.
 

Post Secondary Programs & Courses




Applications for the Civicjobs.ca Education Award are being accepted between February 22 – April 2, 2021.

A single award for $1,000 is available in 2021. To be considered, applicants must be enrolled in a post-secondary program that specifically relates to local government.  They must also be employed by a Canadian local government, or non-profit organization that supports local government in Canada. 

Details and application link can be found here: https://www.civicjobs.ca/scholarship
 



LOCAL GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF BC & CAPILANO UNIVERSITY
2021 MATI® COURSES 
Offered by CAPILANO UNIVERSITY & LGMA

The following courses are scheduled for 2021. See MATI® 2021Courses for details. To be placed on a registration notification email list, please contact Anna Delaney at adelaney@capilanou.ca
  • MATI® Managing People in Local Government Organizations - PADM 207     ONLINE April 6 – May 14, 2021.  To register see: MATI® MP Registration
  • MATI® Advanced Communication Skills for Local Government Professionals - PADM 205     ONLINE May 17 – June 25, 2021.
  • MATI® Leadership in Local Government Organizations - PADM 204 – Fall 2021   Delivery TBA.
  • MATI® The Successful CAO - PADM 308 - Fall 2021   Delivery TBA.

For information on all of our Local Government programs and courses offered throughout the year, please visit our website at: www.capilanou.ca/local-govt
 

CONTINUING STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
 
NEW PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IN
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR ORGANIZATIONAL CONTINUITY

Are you prepared to keep your organization on course in a crisis? Gain the knowledge and skills needed to plan for and maintain business continuity in the event of an emergency such as a natural disaster, pandemic, conflict or cyber-attack. This four-course micro-credential encompasses risk management and planning, IT security, finance and operations management, and crisis communication. Learners will develop the skills to prevent, respond to, and manage threats to business continuity relevant to their industry, sector, and organization. Suitable for anyone within an organization who is not a specialist in emergency response, but who seeks high-level engagement with the processes of assessing and managing risk to collaborate effectively on planning with others within and outside their organization.

Find details on the EMOC program website and register online for the first course, Introduction to Emergency Management for Business Continuity, which begins March 22, 2021.
 

KALEN CIVIC ACADEMY
 
RESILIENT CIVIC LEADERSHIP
Compassionate Integrity Training for Civic Leaders

Tuesday May 25 - June 24, 2021
(5 week University Certificate Program)
10AM to 12PM PST, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Uncertain and turbulent times call for ethical and resilient civic leadership. In this 5 week (two, 2 hour sessions a week) interactive program, learn to cultivate the values and leadership skills required to increase personal, social and environmental well-being. 

By covering a range of skills from self-regulation, relating to others ethically and with compassion to engaging with complex systems, this training builds towards compassionate integrity: the ability to lead in accordance with one's values with a recognition of our common humanity, fostering trust and social cohesion - the key to resilient workplaces and communities.

Compassionate Integrity Training® is based on cutting-edge developments in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, trauma-informed care, peace and conflict studies, and contemplative science. It builds off of work done by Daniel Goleman (author of the book Emotional Intelligence) and Peter Senge, initiatives in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), and other areas. Its development has been aided by the collaborative work of a team of experts with both academic and applied backgrounds.
 
  • Graduates of this online program will receive a certificate from Life University's Center for Compassion, Integrity & Secular Ethics based in Georgia, USA. Participants must attend a minimum of 8 of the 10 online sessions to receive their certificate.
  • Participants include diverse civic and community leaders, from Mayors, Councillors, Board members and senior municipal staff to culture/well-being organizational representatives, non-profit directors and community builders.
  • The time commitment for this course is 2 hours via Zoom twice each week for the 10 sessions (20 hour total). While there is no formal homework, participants are asked to spend time in between sessions reflecting, journaling & engaging in personal practice of the skills learned.

For full program details and registration, visit https://www.kalenconsulting.com/training.
 
 

 

Online Registration Desk

  1. MATI® - Managing People in Local Government Organizations
    Local Government Management Association and Capilano University
    April 6 - May 14, 2021 Online Course, BC
    REGISTER NOW
     
  2. Chief Elected Official Forum for Mayors and Chairpersons
    Local Government Leadership Academy
    April 29 - 30, 2021 Virtual, BC
    REGISTER NOW
     
  3. 2021 NCLGA AGM & Convention
    North Central Local Government Association
    May 5 - 6, 2021 Virtual, BC
    REGISTER NOW
     
  4. MATI® - Advanced Communication Skills for Local Government Professionals
    Local Government Management Association and Capilano University
    May 17 - June 25, 2021 Online Course, BC
    REGISTER NOW
     

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