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This podcast features conversations with leaders in policy, practice, consulting, and academia to put a spotlight on civic government and the people who make it all happen.

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This podcast features conversations with leaders in policy, practice, consulting, and academia to put a spotlight on civic government and the people who make it all happen.

    HR Strategies to Cultivate Excellence: Leading with Empathy in Local Government

    HR Strategies to Cultivate Excellence: Leading with Empathy in Local Government

    Join us as Dr. Raeleen Manjak, an award-winning HR expert, shares her wisdom on enhancing workplace dynamics in local government. This episode highlights her unique perspective on coaching as a management superpower, the significance of psychological safety in the workplace, and the role of HR in fostering innovation. Learn from a leader who's redefining the boundaries of HR.

    • 34 min
    The Unseen Crossing: Understanding the Legacy of the Pandemic

    The Unseen Crossing: Understanding the Legacy of the Pandemic

    Mark Mullaly joins us to discuss how the liminal space of the pandemic has ushered in long-term changes for individuals, communities and local governments. Tune in to learn about the enduring impacts that have emerged – and how municipalities are adapting.

    • 24 min
    Small Communities, Big Opportunities

    Small Communities, Big Opportunities

    Join us as long time City Manager Patricia Vinchesi unravels the nuances and quirks of working in a smaller community. We caught up with her at the CAMA conference to talk about career challenges and opportunities, and the age-old debate: which is better small town or big city?

    • 14 min
    Tides of Change: Crafting Surrey’s 80-Year Adaptation Vision

    Tides of Change: Crafting Surrey’s 80-Year Adaptation Vision

    As flood risks mount, the City of Surrey looks 80 years ahead. Matt Osler joins us to talk about the creation of a robust Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy and the complex, multi-community collaborations behind it.

    • 12 min
    Beyond Development Charges: Decoding Housing Affordability

    Beyond Development Charges: Decoding Housing Affordability

    Tune in as we explore the intricate relationship between development charges and housing affordability in top Canadian markets with insights from Professor Andrew Sancton.

    • 24 min
    Navigating the Power Shift: Ontario’s Strong Mayor Legislation

    Navigating the Power Shift: Ontario’s Strong Mayor Legislation

    Join us with Sabine Matheson as we delve into Ontario's new Strong Mayor legislation, its intended role in resolving the housing crisis, and the potential shifts in power dynamics for municipal councils and CAOs. Will the side effects be worse than the cure?

    • 30 min

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