SUMA Mayor's Summer School
Ian facilitated a conversation about Municipal Strategic Planning - Everything from setting strategic priorities and community engagement to developing action plans and the financial framework to achieve the desired outcomes. Event details here!
Municipal Master Class - Setting Your Council Up for Success
Ian led an in-depth master class in partnership with Municipal World.
Local Government News Roundup
On the October Series from the Local Government News Roundup, Chris Eddy speaks with Canadian-based governance expert Ian McCormack about his new book, "The DNA of Great Leaders - Key attributes of great Mayors and board chairs." Listen Here.
MW Shares Podcast
Ian McCormack talks about his new book, The DNA of Great Leaders: Key Attributes of the Best Mayors and Board Chairs, and shares some of the advice he’s gotten from conversations with mayors across Canada and abroad.
Local Government Administration Association of Alberta 2022 Conference
Ian joined other experts to discuss how administration can support council to be more effective in debate and discussion during council meetings.
Rural Municipalities of Alberta conference Workshop
Half a year into the new council term is a great time check-in about how well municipal councillors understand the various hats you wear. Sometimes your role is as one member of a council, sometimes you’re a regional representative, and sometimes maybe you’re part of a commission.
Our friends in Innisfail hosted a Council Candidate Orientation back in April and our very own Ian was invited to lead the conversation!
Please note it is a longer video and will take a little while to load.
Ian joined host Michael Hubicki to share some of his 'Ianisms' including:
No strategy survives first contact with reality
It's never about what it's about
Stop doing stupid stuff
You don't know what you don't know
Closing on a positive tone
Major societal problems exist, and solutions seem out of reach. At ResourceX, we attempt the difficult and dangerous alongside the change agents within every municipality with whom we partner. There are resources available. We will help you find them.
Avoid the patterns and pitfalls that land your organization in hot water.
Ian McCormack – author of Who’s Driving the Grader? – joins Municipal World CEO Susan Gardner to discuss the behaviours that land municipal leaders in the court of public opinion.
How do you prevent this from happening? Tune in to find out!