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2018 Annual Conference

Sheraton Hotel | Red Deer, Alberta - April 4-6, 2018

2018 Speakers

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Full presentations can be found in the Members' section

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Margot Ross Graham - Be the Leader Your Employees Expect
It can be hard to find and keep great employees. Imagine the kind of leader you could be if you thought less about what you expect from your employees and more about what they should expect from you.

Jaycen Kuehn - The New Normal - Cyber Security Awareness
Risks to organizational data have never been greater than today. In an evolving, online, interconnected workplace the threat of ransomware and social engineering is increasing exponentially. This session will highlight real world examples and recommendations to help protect you, your team and your organization's digital assets.

Donald Lidstone - Bylaw Drafting
Attendees will learn how to capture council policy in bylaws, draft effective definitions, help to ensure validity and discourage attacks in court. This session will also highlight how to adopt user-friendly language, make regulatory bylaws enforceable, and share best practices from across Canada and the US.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Dave Howlett - Suffering from EDD (Empathy Deficit Disorder)
This enjoyable and interactive workshop employs ‘the Empathy Toy’. This interactive puzzle game will teach you how to communicate better and to develop empathy skills. Be prepared to laugh, listen and learn!

Peer Panel: Inter-Municipal Collaboration and Partnerships
Municipalities have distinct characteristics according to geographical location, land base, population and services. Join us as we hear from several municipalities that are working towards a successful inter-municipal collaborative relationship. 

Michael Solowan - Brownlee LLP Legal Session
Michael Solowan from Brownlee LLP will explore some of today’s most pressing legal issues affecting local government. This session will provide attendees with the information they need to keep on top of today’s legal trends.

Terry Rock - Alberta's Small Brewers Association | A look at Alberta's Growing Craft Brewing Industry
Join us as we celebrate one of Alberta’s newest industries – Craft Beer! Terry Rock from the Alberta Small Brewers Association will be on hand to talk about craft brewing in Alberta and to educate attendees on how they can bring this new industry (and revenue) to their municipalities.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Marie Paturel, Senior Investigator - Alberta's Ombudsman: The Benefits of an Impartial Third Party
The Alberta Ombudsman presently provides oversight of the provincial government to ensure fair treatment through independent investigations, recommendations and education. This session will highlight how Alberta’s Ombudsman can influence local government.

Dialogue with Municipal Affairs
This interactive session will provide an opportunity for delegates to hear from various Municipal Affairs staff on current activities.

Dave Howlett | How to Connect (like a Real Human Being)
This fast-paced and humorous session will show you an easy 3-step method to increase your self-awareness. You can use the RHB method to collaborate with others, become a servant leader, deal with stress and even reduce road rage!

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