It was a beautiful day yesterday in Sherwood Park Alberta and I took a walk with my son. As we were walking I chatted with him about municipalities and how important they are. He’s starting his first year at the University of Alberta next year and mentioned environmental engineering. We took this picture and I […]
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The current crisis situation is extremely challenging from a public engagement perspective for municipalities. It’s very important to recognize effective public engagement is two-way and that we must find innovative ways to engage, inform, educate and listen. The municipal annual report is just one of many opportunities we as municipal professionals have to proactively craft […]
Properly understanding what a crisis is and how it will affect your organization and stakeholders is critical to the development of a crisis leadership strategy. Learn what competencies are specific to leading in a crisis compared to those required in leading in “business as usual” circumstances. Crisis leadership preparedness and success, leadership and emotional intelligence, […]
Bloom CME professional development. Crisis leadership requires an understanding of the six stages of crisis. We are excited to be presenting a sold out crisis leadership webinar tomorrow for the Canadian Association of Canadian Government Financial Officers (CAGFO) to 100 municipalities across Canada!
GFOA Alberta and Bloom CME professional development. Performance Measures. Thank you to Jodi Brown for being a guest speaker and to the 36 Alberta municipalities and 48 registrants for this week’s performance measures webinar! Jodi, we appreciated you sharing your thoughts and knowledge with the viewers.
The first step in overcoming a crisis is understanding the importance of leadership and the critical role it plays in the successful combat of crisis. Emotional intelligence, the ability to communicate and the poise to pause – consider and not overreact. These are a few of the attributes that make a leader successful in times […]
GFOA Alberta and Bloom CME professional development. Thank you to the 34 Alberta municipalities that joined us for yesterday’s webinar! When developing a long term financial plan, the beginning is completing an inventory of policies. Financial policy is a key component of a long-term financial plan and positions a municipality for financial sustainability success. Keep […]
Cash flow analysis is a critical step in optimal cash management for municipalities. Being able to properly understand cash inflows (primarily taxes, utility and user fees) is necessary to meet all financial obligations and to invest for optimal returns. Check out the GFOA Alberta website and Bloom CME website.