Local Government Administration Association of Alberta

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Check out our current events or view the event calendar for what's upcoming!

View the 2022 Event Calendar  (updated September 13, 2022)

Many of our events are open to non-members, but our preferred member pricing and discount on membership fees for first-time members makes applying for a membership a worthwhile option. Learn more about membership.

The following events are currently open for registration:

    • 6 Oct 2022
    • 15 Dec 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Online

    Upgrade your communications skills this fall

    Work through the fundamentals of managing and leading successful communications through 6 facilitated online workshops, along with templates and guides you can use on your next project.

    What you'll learn

    LGAA is pleased to partner with Blueprint on the Communications Essentials training program, designed specifically for local government communicators like you.

    • October 6: Building a strategic communications plan
    • October 20: Writing messages that engage and connect with your audience
    • November 3: Navigating complex (and sometimes controversial) projects
    • November 16: Planning and hosting effective citizen events and meetings
    • December 1: Designing better surveys that engage your audience and get the data you need
    • December 15: Managing negativity and getting more out of your social media

    Cost

    The cost for the entire program is $1,950 + GST but you can save 10% by using discount code "LGAA" at sign up. 

    Bonus: split up the training

    Your organization can purchase 1 ticket for the entire program and send individual staff from different departments to attend different sessions (1 attendee per session per ticket purchased).

    Your residents expect transparency and communication, so gain the skills you need to connect with them in a meaningful, engaging way. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to move your organization forward.

    How you’ll learn

    Communications Essentials takes place completely online, so you can join from anywhere. The sessions are designed to help you get ahead faster with industry insight and case studies you can work through.

    • Upgrade your skills through interactive workshops led by industry experts
    • Get access to valuable tools and receive practical guidance and tips
    • Help your organizations make impactful decisions
    • Connect with a community of likeminded people

    Your instructor

    The program is hosted by Michelle Kuly, Principal of Blueprint, with guest experts and specialists who together offer participants decades of experience and insight. Michelle's knowledge in public engagement, strategic planning, and facilitation is the foundation of Blueprint.

    Over the past 15 years, she has developed a deep understanding of the dynamics of engagement and paired it with remarkable entrepreneurial vision.

    Michelle designs dynamic and productive processes for stakeholder and public participation that get results by creating understanding, buy-in, and dialogue around challenging issues.

    Sign up at Blueprint using code LGAA
    • 13 Oct 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online Workshop
    Register
    Strengthen your relationship with council

    The relationship between municipal elected officials and staff is critical to the success of local government. Unfortunately, this relationship can be vulnerable to confusion over roles, poor communication, strategic misalignment, or lack of confidence. Municipal leaders overwhelmingly indicate that being skilled in political acuity – the ability to positively navigate the political/administrative interface – is key to personal leadership success.

    LGAA is pleased to offer an in-depth virtual workshop where you and/or your staff will learn preventative and remedial strategies to enhance your relationship with council and lead to success in achieving your operational goals. Join municipal administrative leaders from across Alberta in this interactive, online workshop to learn and apply techniques and tools to ‘real time’ challenges.

    What are the benefits of attending?

    The workshop will include contemporary concepts, examples and ‘hands on’ activities to:

    • Utilize the diagnostic Core Functions Framework
    • Clarify elected official roles in the political realm
    • Determine responsibilities in the administrative realm
    • Utilize a political/administrative interface checklist
    • Develop preventive and remedial strategies for positive relationships
    • Enhance your capabilities to navigate the personal interface with elected officials
    Who should attend?

    Current or aspiring chief administrative officers, department managers, or supervisors who deal with municipal elected officials or officials that are appointed to local or regional boards, commissions, or agencies

    Speakers

    The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Gordon McIntosh, CLGM who has 40 years of management, educator, and consultancy experience within local government. Gordon has conducted over 1,400 training sessions involving more than 150,000 elected/appointed officials and staff from regional, local, and Indigenous governments throughout Canada and overseas. Past session participants affirm that his dynamic and practical sessions enable them to make an immediate leadership difference. He will be joined by:

    • Norm McInnis - CAO for the District of Sooke, BC and former CAO of Fernie, BC and Olds, Alberta and former LGAA President. 
    • Pam Mood, Mayor of the Town of Yarmouth, NS and former President of the Federation of Nova Scotia Municipalities
    • Jeff Gushue, CAO for the Town of Yarmouth, NS
    • 19 Oct 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Clarkson Hall, Evergreen Park, 55051 Township Road 710, County of Grande Prairie
    • 29
    Register

    LGAA is pleased to partner with the Alberta Rural Municipal Administrators' Association (ARMAA) to host our annual Zone 4 meeting for members and municipal administrative leaders in the region. Zone meetings are an opportunity for Alberta municipal administrative professionals to connect at a regional level to discuss:

    • local and provincial issues impacting local governments, and 
    • issues impacting municipal administrative careers. 
    Agenda

    View the agenda. Updates will be announced as more speakers are confirmed.  

    Who can attend?

    The meeting is open to members and any municipal administrator that is located in zone 4. Whether you are a CAO, department manager, or other municipal employee, we invite you to attend to hear updates from Government of Alberta staff and benefit from educational presentations from municipalities and service providers.

    If you are a member and know a municipal administrative leader that would benefit from this meeting, consider inviting them to register and attend.

    Note that these are in-person meetings. Virtual attendance is not available. 

    What is the cost?

    Zero cost. With support from sponsors, we are able to host these meetings for free, including breakfast snacks and a free lunch. Register to hold your spot!

    Where is Zone 4?

    Zone 4 is the north west region of Alberta. Check out LGAA's website for a list of municipalities that are in the zone. 

    Thank you to our sponsors:



      • 20 Oct 2022
      • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
      • Heritage Park, Pavillion Room, 5400 41 Avenue, Stony Plain
      • 64
      Register

      LGAA is pleased to partner with the Alberta Rural Municipal Administrators' Association (ARMAA) to host our annual Zone 3 meeting for members and municipal administrative leaders in the region. Zone meetings are an opportunity for Alberta municipal administrative professionals to connect at a regional level to discuss:

      • local and provincial issues impacting local governments, and 
      • issues impacting municipal administrative careers. 
      Agenda

      View the agenda. Updates will be announced as more speakers are confirmed.  

      Who can attend?

      The meeting is open to members and any municipal administrator that is located in zone 3. Whether you are a CAO, department manager, or other municipal employee, we invite you to attend to hear updates from Government of Alberta staff and benefit from educational presentations from municipalities and service providers.

      If you are a member and know a municipal administrative leader that would benefit from this meeting, consider inviting them to register and attend.

      Note that these are in-person meetings. Virtual attendance is not available. 

      What is the cost?

      Zero cost. With support from sponsors, we are able to host these meetings for free, including breakfast snacks and a free lunch. Register to hold your spot!

      Where is Zone 3?

      Zone 3 is the area around the capital region and west to the border. Check out LGAA's website for a list of municipalities that are in the zone. 

      Thank you to our sponsors:



        • 27 Oct 2022
        • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
        • Coalhurst Community Center, 527 50 Ave, Coalhurst, AB
        • 52
        Register

        LGAA is pleased to partner with the Alberta Rural Municipal Administrators' Association (ARMAA) to host our annual Zone 1 meeting for members and municipal administrative leaders in the region. Zone meetings are an opportunity for Alberta municipal administrative professionals to connect at a regional level to discuss:

        • local and provincial issues impacting local governments, and 
        • issues impacting municipal administrative careers. 
        Agenda

        View the agenda. Updates will be announced as more speakers are confirmed.  

        Who can attend?

        The meeting is open to members and any municipal administrator that is located in zone 1. Whether you are a CAO, department manager, or other municipal employee, we invite you to attend to hear updates from Government of Alberta staff and benefit from educational presentations from municipalities and service providers.

        If you are a member and know a municipal administrative leader that would benefit from this meeting, consider inviting them to register and attend.

        Note that these are in-person meetings. Virtual attendance is not available. 

        What is the cost?

        Zero cost. With support from sponsors, we are able to host these meetings for free, including breakfast snacks and a free lunch. Register to hold your spot!

        Where is Zone 1?

        Zone 1 represents southern Alberta. Check out LGAA's website for a list of municipalities that are in the zone. 

        Thank you to our sponsors:



          • 28 Oct 2022
          • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
          • Centennial Place Arena, Encana Room, 202 Third Avenue North, Three Hills
          • 48
          Register

          LGAA is pleased to partner with the Alberta Rural Municipal Administrators' Association (ARMAA) to host our annual Zone 2 meeting for members and municipal administrative leaders in the region. Zone meetings are an opportunity for Alberta municipal administrative professionals to connect at a regional level to discuss:

          • local and provincial issues impacting local governments, and 
          • issues impacting municipal administrative careers. 
          Agenda

          View the agenda. Updates will be announced as more speakers are confirmed.  

          Who can attend?

          The meeting is open to members and any municipal administrator that is located in zone 2. Whether you are a CAO, department manager, or other municipal employee, we invite you to attend to hear updates from Government of Alberta staff and benefit from educational presentations from municipalities and service providers.

          If you are a member and know a municipal administrative leader that would benefit from this meeting, consider inviting them to register and attend.

          Note that these are in-person meetings. Virtual attendance is not available. 

          What is the cost?

          Zero cost. With support from sponsors, we are able to host these meetings for free, including breakfast snacks and a free lunch. Register to hold your spot!

          Where is Zone 2?

          Zone 2 represents south central Alberta. Check out LGAA's website for a list of municipalities that are in the zone. 

          Thank you to our sponsors:



            • 2 Nov 2022
            • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
            • Vegreville Social Centre, Hall B, 4802 47A Street, Vegreville
            • 64
            Register

            LGAA is pleased to partner with the Alberta Rural Municipal Administrators' Association (ARMAA) to host our annual Zone 5 meeting for members and municipal administrative leaders in the region. Zone meetings are an opportunity for Alberta municipal administrative professionals to connect at a regional level to discuss:

            • local and provincial issues impacting local governments, and 
            • issues impacting municipal administrative careers. 
            Agenda

            View the agenda. Updates will be announced as more speakers are confirmed.  

            Who can attend?

            The meeting is open to members and any municipal administrator that is located in zone 5. Whether you are a CAO, department manager, or other municipal employee, we invite you to attend to hear updates from Government of Alberta staff and benefit from educational presentations from municipalities and service providers.

            If you are a member and know a municipal administrative leader that would benefit from this meeting, consider inviting them to register and attend.

            Note that these are in-person meetings. Virtual attendance is not available. 

            What is the cost?

            Zero cost. With support from sponsors, we are able to host these meetings for free, including breakfast snacks and a free lunch. Register to hold your spot!

            Where is Zone 5?

            Zone 5 is the east central and northeast region of Alberta. Check out LGAA's website for a list of municipalities that are in the zone. 

            Thank you to our sponsors:



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