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EMPOWERING MUNICIPALITIES

to achieve infinite possibilities

 

BLOOM Centre for Municipal Education is an education and consulting firm dedicated to empowering and enabling municipalities to achieve excellence.

 

 

At BLOOM, we believe municipalities possess an untapped power.

Our goal is to strengthen municipalities from the inside out, through practical education, simple tools and dynamic partnerships — to become less dependent on external resources. More resilient. Better neighbours. More welcoming and inspiring and sustainable.

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2-10 Part On Demand Webinar Series Sets for 2022

✓ Individual webinars are $75 each

✓ Set of 10 On Demand webinars for $500 (a savings of $250!)

✓ Purchase both On Demand webinar sets (Series One and Two) for $750 (a savings of $750!)

✓ Webinars are recorded and available for 24/7 viewing

✓ Verifiable credit available for registered viewers

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3 Day In-Person Operating Budget and Long-Term Tax Strategy Essentials Course

April 25, 26 & 27, 2022

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Fantasyland Hotel | West Edmonton Mall

3 Day In-Person Operating Budget and Long-Term Tax Strategy Essentials Course

April 25, 26 & 27, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Fantasyland Hotel | West Edmonton Mall

✓ New and Improved!
✓ Two-Part Series – $100 for members ($150 discount!)
✓ *4 Verifiable PD Credits (Meets Mandatory CPA Requirement)
✓ Webinars/workshops are recorded and available for 24/7 viewing

✓ New and Improved!
✓ Two-Part Series – $100 for members ($150 discount!)
✓ *4 Verifiable PD Credits (Meets Mandatory CPA Requirement)
✓ Webinars are recorded and available for 24/7 viewing
A three-day intensive and energized course that will ensure your operating budget and long-term financial plan meet the strategies, needs and goals of your municipality!
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Capital Budget

3 Day In-Person Capital Budget and Long-Term Capital Plan / Asset Management Workshop

April 4, 5 & 6, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Fantasyland Hotel | West Edmonton Mall

✓ Train an entire council for one price!
✓ Two complimentary introductory webinars!
✓ Individual webinars are $150 each
✓ Set of 10 webinars for $1,250 (a savings of $250!)
✓ Developed by municipal professionals and elected officials
✓ Convenient once a month professional development
✓ Webinars are recorded and available for 24/7 viewing
A three-day intensive course that will provide all the tools required to ensure the capital budget and long-term capital plan meet the needs and goals of your municipality.
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Next 3 Upcoming Webinars

Next 3 Upcoming Webinars

January 26, 2022
January 26, 2022

Development Charges and Levies

Municipal land development essentials. Learn the fundamentals for land development and development levy charges in municipalities!
March 24, 2021
March 24, 2021

Treasury and Risk Management

Learn how to manage money efficiently and effectively, as well as how to manage ongoing risks in an organization.
February 16, 2022
February 16, 2022

Funding Strategies for Large Scale Projects

Covers funding methodologies for large scale projects including cash flow financing, intermunicipal cost sharing, debt financing, grant usage and reserve planning.
June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021

Land Development Essentials for Elected Officials

A municipality’s success is heavily dependent on land use strategies. Learn the basic knowledge required to understand municipal land use issues, challenges, and opportunities.
March 16, 2022
March 16, 2022

Understanding Municipal Economics

Municipalities are highly impacted by economic shifts. Learn how the economy affects your municipality and how you can prepare for economic opportunities and challenges.

Council Orientation Training 2021

In accordance with the Municipal Government Act, municipalities must offer training to each councillor within 90 days after the councillor has been elected.  Bloom offers a fully compliant Council Orientation course that is highly engaging and comprehensive, covering various topics over a two-day workshop.

In accordance with the Municipal Government Act, municipalities must offer training to each councillor within 90 days after the councillor has been elected.  Bloom offers a fully compliant Council Orientation course that is highly engaging and comprehensive, covering various topics over a two-day workshop.

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Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning Sessions 2021

Bloom’s approach to the strategic planning exercise is unique in that it focuses on tying strategic goals and realistic vision to a municipality’s operational readiness and financial capacity.  Offered through a workshop over two and a half days, Bloom provides a highly unique strategic planning process.

Bloom’s approach to the strategic planning exercise is unique in that it focuses on tying strategic goals and realistic vision to a municipality’s operational readiness and financial capacity.  Offered through a workshop over two and a half days, Bloom provides a highly unique strategic planning process.

Bloom U Municipal Leadership and Management Program

4 Half Day Leadership Workshops

✓ Individual workshops are $350 each
✓ Set of 4 workshops $1,000 (a savings of $400!)
✓ Webinars/workshops are recorded and available for 24/7 viewing
✓ Verifiable credit available for registered viewers

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Bloom News & Updates

2-10 Part Webinar Series Sets for Finance Professionals for 2021

✓ Individual webinars are $175 each

✓ Set of 10 webinars for CAGFO members $1,350 (a savings of $400!) Sign up by November 30th for $1,200 (a savings of $550!)

✓ Purchase both webinar sets (Series One and Two) for $2,250 (a savings of $1,250!) Sign up for both sets (Series One and Two) by November 30th for $2,000 (a savings of $1,500!)

✓ Webinars are recorded and available for 24/7 viewing

✓ Verifiable credit available for registered viewers

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10 Part Webinar Series for Elected Officials

✓ Train an entire council for one price!
✓ Two complimentary introductory webinars!
✓ Individual webinars are $150 each
✓ Set of 10 webinars for $1,250 (a savings of $250!)
✓ Developed by municipal professionals and elected officials
✓ Convenient once a month professional development
✓ Webinars are recorded and available for 24/7 viewing
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See our Educational offerings!

✓ Dedicated Webinar Series

✓ Individual Live Webinars

✓ On Demand Webinars

✓ In-Person Courses

✓ Internal Workshops for Municipalities

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Ethics Essentials in the Municipal Sector

November 29 & 30, 2021

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MST

✓ New and Improved!
✓ Two-Part Series – $100 for members ($150 discount!)
✓ *4 Verifiable PD Credits (Meets Mandatory CPA Requirement)
✓ Webinars/workshops are recorded and available for 24/7 viewing

✓ New and Improved!
✓ Two-Part Series – $100 for members ($150 discount!)
✓ *4 Verifiable PD Credits (Meets Mandatory CPA Requirement)
✓ Webinars are recorded and available for 24/7 viewing
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Education

 

 

 

Consulting

Featured On Demand Webinars

Featured On Demand Webinars

Leadership and Management: Skills Critical for Success

Partly based on the popular “Leadership Challenge”, this webinar is about mobilizing others to get extraordinary things done.

Developing a Long Term Financial Plan

Learn the benefits, components and methodology of a long-term financial plan for financial sustainability!

Project Planning and Change Management

Learn basic foundational project and change management skills to power your career in the complex and ever-changing municipal environment!

Capital Budgeting 101

Understand the complexity of a municipality and the role of capital in the delivery of municipal services. Learn the requirements for high quality capital budgeting and planning!

Asset Management for the Financial Professional

An introductory course with a fundamental understanding of asset management. Learn the finance role in asset management and how to integrate it into the budget process!

Treasury and Risk Management 101

Learn how to manage money efficiently and effectively, as well as how to manage ongoing risks in an organization.

Our Clients

Our Clients

Rural Municipalities

Urban Municipalities

Community Groups

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Municipalities face many challenges.

A fluctuating economy, an unpredictable climate, deteriorating infrastructure, rapid growth, regional issues, social pressures, changing legislation… the list goes on.

What if municipalities could get outside help that didn’t make them dependent, but rather, empowered them and built capacity?

What if rural and small municipalities could access and benefit from the sophisticated knowledge and tools typical of only large urban centres?

BLOOM makes it possible.

BLOOM believes in municipalities.

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