Local Government Administration Association of Alberta

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LGAA hosts a variety of events that helps you to build connections, exchange information, and take in practical training to support you in your career.

View our Event Calendar for a full listing of events that is planned for the year. Once registrations are open, they are listed on this page below and advertised in our bi-weekly member e-Bulletin newsletter.

    • 16 Mar 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (MDT)
    • Virtual Webinar

    Public engagement is an important part of helping to inform council’s decisions, but it brings its own challenges. Traditional town hall meetings often bring out the same people and only tend to amplify the voices of those that are comfortable speaking out in a crowd. The movement to online consultation opens the door to capture a broader audience but lacks opportunities to educate stakeholders and discuss issues in a meaningful way. So, what are the best ways to engage residents and stakeholders for input?

    Join us for this 90-minute webinar to hear insights from professionals with Gwin Communications and Eleven Eleven Consulting Inc. on how your municipality can up your game when seeking input from the public you serve. Participants will leave the webinar with an understanding of proactive and innovative engagement practices such as how to:

    • Structure in-person engagements to create meaningful conversations.
    • Connect with members of your community that are hard-to-reach.
    • Engage youth, Elders, and diverse stakeholders during and post-pandemic.
    • Balance your use of online and in-person engagement practices.
    • Communicate information in a way that your audience will understand and can respond to in a meaningful way.
    • 25 Mar 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting
    • 85

    LGAA zone meetings are an opportunity for Alberta municipal administrative professionals to connect at a regional level to discuss local and provincial issues impacting Alberta municipalities and municipal administrative careers.  This Zone 3 virtual meeting will feature presentations from:

    • UpSourced HR,
    • Alberta Municipal Affairs,
    • Alberta Urban Municipalities Association,
    • Rural Municipalities of Alberta, and 
    • Breakout room conversations to network and share knowledge.
    Download the agenda

    Who can attend?
    Zone meetings are open to LGAA members and invited guests. If you are a member and know someone that would benefit from this meeting or you want to introduce them to LGAA, consider inviting them to register and attend.

    Where is Zone 3?
    LGAA's website provides a map and list of municipalities that are in Zone 3. 

      • 26 Mar 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (MDT)
      • Virtual Zoom Meeting
      • 97

      Note: This event is limited to LGAA members that are in the early stages of their career with four years or less working in the municipal sector.

      Are you looking for guidance on how to set a path for yourself in the municipal sector? LGAA is pleased to host this virtual meet-up where a panel of former municipal interns will share their experience and offer tips on how to grow your career. This will be an interactive conversation where we will discuss the challenges of building a network, showing your value on the job, and carving out a career path that aligns with your personal goals. You will have the opportunity to chat with experienced municipal administrative leaders about how they have managed the ups and downs of their career progression and ask the questions that are most pressing to your current environment. 

        • 21 Apr 2021
        • (MDT)
        • 30 Apr 2021
        • (MDT)
        • Virtual

        Join us on April 21-30, 2021 for LGAA’s first ever Virtual Conference! Connect with municipal administrative colleagues from across Alberta to explore ideas and network around the theme of innovative leadership. Visit our website for the most up-to-date information and download a current copy of the conference program.


        • Registration will not be processed until full payment is received.
        • All requests for refund/cancellation/transfer must be received via email at info@lgaa.ab.ca. 
        • Cancellations will be accepted up to April 16, 2021 and a $50 + GST administration charge will be deducted from the refund.
        • Transfers will be accepted up to 24 hours before the event contingent on LGAA receiving the name, position, and email of the new registrant. 
        • In the event that LGAA's Conference fails to take place as scheduled, or is interrupted/or discontinued, or access is prevented or interfered with, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Association, the delegates release the Association from all damages and claims for damages, and agrees that the sole liability of the Association shall be to return each delegate's registration fees less a prorated share of the costs committed by the Association at that time and date.
        • Conference registration information is collected for the purposes of processing your registration. This information is not sold and is maintained in a confidential and secure manner.

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