What’s On First Base? Priority Setting

Facilitated by Dr. Gordon McIntosh

 

Thursday, January 12, 2023
9:00am – 12:00pm
Online Webinar

When wheels on a vehicle are not aligned, there is a lot of wear on the tires and excess fuel used. It takes a lot of physical energy to avoid going off the road! The same applies to the strategic alignment imperative among and between elected officials, management, and/or staff.

Join this session to learn how to ensure your ‘local government’ vehicle is aligned the next ‘budget’ road trip!

Civic leadership success requires council and administration energy as well as departmental resources focused on complex community  opportunities and challenges. It is therefore incumbent on finance officers in local government to have tools and processes to:

  • Ensure realistic priorities that match organizational capacity and budget
  • Get the strategic plan off the shelf and into tangible action plans
  • Cascade council priorities into operational work programs
  • Conduct regular check-ins to celebrate progress and make adjustments

We will create a ‘community’ simulation to move from strategic topics to strategies priorities that match organizational capacity. Integrate contemporary leadership skills with ‘real life’ strategic topics and political/administrative situations in partnership with colleagues. You will
leave this session with techniques, a tool kit, guidelines, and ideas to make an immediate leadership difference in your organization:

  • Strategic Priority Process via a step-by-step guide
  • Priority Setting Criteria to ensure realistic strategic choices
  • Strategic Dashboard to ensure practical directions and priorities

 

Join colleagues for a highly interactive opportunity to enhance strategic thinking, process facilitation, political savvy and solution seeking abilities.
The session will be facilitated by Dr. Gordon McIntosh, CLGM who has delivered over 1,400 sessions for 150,000 civic officials throughout Canada and overseas.

Dr. Gordon McIntosh has over 40 years of executive, consultant, and educator roles in local government. He received the Professional Award for Excellence while serving as the Islands Trust Executive Director for the 470 Gulf Islands in the Georgia Basin. Gordon has conducted 1,400 sessions for associations, local governments and universities involving 150,000 elected and appointed civic leaders throughout Canada and overseas.

Online Interactive Seminar

 

This half day seminar will be held via ZOOM, and will be available to members and non-members of GFOA alike. 

Start time is 9:00 AM MST
All sessions are English language
Events may not be recorded (neither audio or video).
A recording of the plenary session may be made available to attendees after the event.

Registration Cost**
Members: $395.00  |  Non-Members: $445.00
Please note that each attendee must register individually with a unique email to be able to enter the Zoom event.

 

*Need to request a refund? Refunds are available up to seven days before an online event. Within seven days of the event start, registrations are non-refundable

About Us

GFOA Alberta is a professional organization whose purpose is to enhance the practice of governmental finance in the Province of Alberta. Our objectives include:

  • Promote networking opportunities for all government finance officials within all levels of government
  • Support and promotion of Provincial, Canadian and International GFOA Conferences and training programs
  • Communication with membership on financial issues
  • Liaison with Municipal Affairs
  • Enhance the profile of GFOA Alberta.

Our Association is affiliated with the International Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and maintains contact with its staff to promote training opportunities and participation in annual international GFOA conferences.

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Quick Connect to GFOA Alberta

About Us

GFOA Alberta is a professional organization whose purpose is to enhance the practice of governmental finance in the Province of Alberta. Our objectives include:

  • Promote networking opportunities for all government finance officials within all levels of government
  • Support and promotion of Provincial, Canadian and International GFOA Conferences and training programs
  • Communication with membership on financial issues
  • Liaison with Municipal Affairs
  • Enhance the profile of GFOA Alberta.

Our Association is affiliated with the International Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and maintains contact with its staff to promote training opportunities and participation in annual international GFOA conferences.

Contact Us

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