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Upcoming Events
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LMLGA - Richmond BC

Details coming soon. Click here for the event site.

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SILGA - Kelowna, BC

Details coming soon. Click here for the event site.

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AKBLG - Kimberley BC

Details coming soon. Click here for the event site.

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NCLGA - Prince George, BC

Details coming soon. Click here for the event site.

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Bucking the Trend, Tackling Abuse in the Political Realm

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

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In the Trenches: Local Government at Work

A Podcast Partnership Between Cross Border Interviews and Strategic Steps Inc. to drive conversation and knowledge. Click here to listen!

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Municipal Master Class - Setting Your Council Up for Success

Ian led an in-depth master class in partnership with Municipal World. 

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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

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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. 

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Cross Boarders Interviews - Episode 411

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

Listen Now!

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Rural Municipalities

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.  Listen Now!

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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.

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Rural Municipalities

The roles are all a little bit different, and your understanding of those roles is critical to you being effective while staying in the role of governance. Which hat are you wearing today? By the way, you are never the one driving the grader.

Recent Events
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
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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

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

Thriving Mayor Podcast
ResourceX Webinar
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.

Stop doing stupid stuff - Part 1Ian McCormack
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Stop doing stupid stuff - Part 2Ian McCormack
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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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