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Conference
Alberta Municipal Elections 
Governance
Orientations

Providing an overview of good governance principles, legislation, budgeting and ethics to municipal councils.

Strategic
Planning

Working with municipalities to identify vision, mission and values and develop a set of goals, strategies and performance measures focused on a narrow subset of priority strategies.

Conference
Governance Orientation Workshops

Covering topics that are

required knowledge

for newly elected municipal officials.

This workshop is held over a half-day, and based on the specific needs of the municipality we can adapt the list of topics below to create a specialized agenda. 

  • History of local government

  • Roles of:

    • Governance - duties, roles, and principles for members of council​

    • Management - duties and roles of the CAO

    • Service Delivery - where the rubber hits the road

  • Municipal Act sections that relate to municipal councils, including:​

    • Governance​

    • Conflict of Interest

    • Intermunicipal Collaboration 

  • Council issues management​

  • Council decision-making processes and conflict resolution

  • Council meetings, protocols, agenda content, committee of the whole, in-camera, transparency, engagement, and freedom of information 

  • Partnerships and regional coordination 

  • Importance of Strategic Planning 

Strategic Steps’ Governance Orientation Workshop covers topics that are required knowledge for newly elected municipal officials. This workshop is held over a half-day, and based on the specific needs of the municipality we can adapt the list of topics below to create a specialized agenda.

Additional Workshop Options

  • Online Issues Survey for elected officials

  • Team building workshop with personality style reports

  • CAO and department head review of service levels and desired outcomes

  • Strategic PlanningSessionStrategic Steps’ Governance Orientation Workshop covers topics that are required knowledge for newly elected municipal officials. This workshop is held over a half-day, and based on the specific needs of the municipality we can adapt the list of topics below to create a specialized agenda.

 
Giving a Presentation

This workshop is held over one and a half days and is based on the specific needs of each municipality to update an existing Strategic Plan or create a new plan.

  • Orientation to current planning direction​

  • Current State

    • Update on existing Strategic Plans

    • Planning pre-survey results

    • Relevant National, Provincial and Local Issues 

    • Review of any barriers 

  • Review of current Vision, Mission, Values​

  • ​Specific areas of interest to the council 

  • Ranking what is important 

    • Identify Goals and Strategies 

    • Key Results 

    • Performance Measures – what does success look like?

  • Strategy prioritization ​

  • Development of a new Strategic Plan to present to council

  • Discuss how to engage others in the new plan

  • Review schedule for priorities

Strategic Steps’ Governance Orientation Workshop covers topics that are required knowledge for newly elected municipal officials. This workshop is held over a half-day, and based on the specific needs of the municipality we can adapt the list of topics below to create a specialized agenda.

Additional Workshop Options

  • Council Governance Orientation Workshop

  • Team building workshop with personality style reports

Strategic Steps’ Governance Orientation Workshop covers topics that are required knowledge for newly elected municipal officials. This workshop is held over a half-day, and based on the specific needs of the municipality we can adapt the list of topics below to create a specialized agenda.

Strategic Planning Sessions

Moving municipalities toward their vision of success through priority based strategic planning.

 
Business Meeting
Building
Great
Governance
Together.