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Upcoming Events

Canadian Catholic School Trustees Association Annual Conference

Ian is excited to be a keynote and this conference.


Government Finance Officers of Alberta Annual Conference

Another exciting opportunity for Ian to share his humor as the event's keynote. Visit to learn more.

Recent Events

Rural Ontario Municipalities Association,

Ian's joining this event as a panelist.


The Glaring Cap Governance Board Training

"when it comes to great governance, there is usually a gap between where the organization is now, and where it could be in its ideal future." A hybrid event based in Saskatchewan.


LGMA 2023 Conference - Nanaimo BC

Ian hosted a session on Administration's Role in Good Governance. 


LGAA 2023 Conference - Canmore, AB

Ian's session was on Navigating the Challenges of Council Overreach. 


NCLGA - Prince George, BC

Click here for the event site.


Bucking the Trend, Tackling Abuse in the Political Realm

Strategic Steps hosted the first-of-its-kind Canadian symposium to address the rampant abuse in the political realm.  Click here for details.


SILGA - Kelowna, BC

Click here for the event site.


AKBLG - Kimberley BC

Click here for the event site.

The DNA of Great Leaders

Ian McCormack joined Chris Brown to chat about his new book - The DNA of Great Leaders.  

What Makes a Good Municipal Leader?

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.

What Makes a Good Municipal LeaderIan Mccormack
00:00 / 20:55
Conducting Council Orientations 

Council Orientations are not only a legal requirement for most municipalities, they are an opportunity to bring new councils together and lay the foundation to make the most out of their terms.

Conducting Council Orientations

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.

Pre-Election Orientations
ResourceX Webinar

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.

ResourceX Webinar
Stop doing stupid stuff - Part 1Ian McCormack
00:00 / 29:00
Stop doing stupid stuff - Part 2Ian McCormack
00:00 / 24:33

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!

Municipal World Podcast
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