Making the most of a good crisis
thoughts on and Tools for Sustaining COmmunity
“Making the Most of a Good Crisis – Thoughts on and Tools for Sustaining Community”
No one saw COVID-19 coming; no one wanted it and no one knows when it will end. It has certainly turned the world upside down like no other event in our lifetimes. Its impacts have been devastating in terms of health and death, mental well-being, business life and employment, especially for the most vulnerable in the labour market. Yet, it has been a time when we were forced to stop and reflect on what matters….and in those times of reflection, COVID silver linings have appeared. While many traditional community development services and programs ‘closed shop’ , community solidarity and neighbour connection flourished. [Bank of I.D.E.A.S. newsletter]
As we enter into the second wave of COVID-19 AND the second half of the Council Term, it is time for everyone to be thinking about what the new normal looks and how that will impact each of our municipalities.
Will your municipality be ready?
Are you as a community leader willing to re-think, realign and/or restate your priorities?
Now is the time for creative and forward thinking that leads to action! “We have always done it this way” is no longer an acceptable way of doing business. The world has forever changed, and our municipalities need to position themselves to accept this change and adopt new tools to successfully navigate the post COVID era.
We want to help you think about this change and how you can be part of building the “new normal” in your municipality.
Join us October 23, 2020 on ZOOM from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Expertise for Municipalities (E4m) and Wishart Municipal Law Group (WMG) are excited to host a one-of-a kind webinar featuring Peter Kenyon and George Cuff!!
Peter is an inspirational businessman and founder of Bank of I.D.E.A.S. (Initiatives for the Development of Enterprising Action and Strategies) which is an international community and economic development consultancy firm based in Australia. Peter has been to Canada several times as a keynote speaker. In 2019, E4m and WMG had the opportunity to show Peter a bit of Northern Ontario! He is a wonderful person and a very exciting and dynamic speaker. He is looking forward to sharing his thoughts on how communities can make the most of the lessons learned from the COVID -19 pandemic.
George Cuff really needs no introduction in the municipal sector. George is a well-known name in the world of local government. He has authored numerous manuals and publications on topics relating to municipal government, public sector administration, and leadership. His articles on governance and management have been published over the past two decades in Municipal World magazine. His experience includes involvement with local government in various roles since 1970, including that of a department head, and a mayor. George has effectively applied his academic and experiential observations in his role as advisor to numerous small and large public sector organizations across Canada. George will be sharing with us how municipal leaders can adapt to this change and what key tools you will need to have to work together to embrace the new normal.
This is a MUST SEE Event! If you are a Municipal Leader, an Economic/Community Development Professional or just interested in building community join us!