Political Challenge Essentials for Elected Officials
By Tim Duhamel, Wayne Rothe
Learn the basics of the rules of governance and democracy. Provides a strong understanding of the democratic process and ways to maneuver political challenges within municipalities!
- Demands of the job – being an elected official can be overwhelming from both time management and information overload perspectives
- Understanding governance – a strong understanding is required to be effective as an elected official
- Thinking strategically – municipal issues are complex and politically challenging requiring elected officials to approach work strategically
- Dealing with sensitive political issues effectively and responsibly
- Council meeting preparation – the ability to be an effective advocate in council meetings is essential for municipal elected officials
- Engagement and communication – communication skills are essential to be a successful elected official
July 15, 2021
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM MST
PD Credits: 1.0
Date: July 15, 2021
Time:1:00 PM – 2:00 PM MST
PD Credits: 1.0
Updated: July 15, 2021
About the Author
Tim Duhamel is the founder and President of Bloom Centre of
He is a municipal veteran whose career has spanned over 21 years.
His passion is creating educational material and conducting lectures for municipal professionals. He has lectured as far away as Kiev, Ukraine for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
About the Author
Wayne Rothe has been a Councillor in Spruce Grove, Alberta for 25 years.
He is the longest serving council member in the city’s history and recipient of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association’s Distinguished Service Award.
His passion is open, accessible government with a commitment to always acting in the best interest of the community at large.
Being an elected official can be a demanding job, and overwhelming from both time management and information overload perspectives. Learn how to overcome these challenges and demands to flourish as an elected official.
Council meetings are a forum for democracy. Having the ability to be an effective advocate in council meetings is essential for municipal elected officials. Learn the fundamental requirements of council meeting preparation to increase your effectiveness. Also covered: governance, thinking strategically, how to deal with the public, stakeholders, co-elected officials, and administration.
How to overcome time management and information overload challenges and demands to flourish as an elected official
Learn about the basics of governance and how to effectively participate as an elected official to support good decision making
Learn about the basics of strategy and how to incorporate the basics into public service
Strategies and techniques on how to deal with sensitive political issues effectively
Learn the fundamental requirements of council meeting preparation to increase your effectiveness
Learn the basics of positive and effective communication with the public, stakeholders, co-elected officials, and administration
Who Should Attend?
A unique professional development experience that has benefit for all municipal staff, including small, medium and large municipalities!
The webinar focus is on the professional development needs of municipal elected officials. CAO’s and senior administrators who deal with the governance process will also benefit.
BLOOM can customize courses for your needs.
Some topics include:
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