Staying Calm in a Storm of Municipal Chaos

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Time: 9:00-10:30 AM ET


Municipal clerks and senior leaders in every municipality continuously face demands for action and instant results. Taxpayers are expecting more but wanting to pay less. On top of what seems to be a never-ending to-do list, clerks and senior municipal leaders are also often dealing with councillors who don't always agree or get along with each other, who at times can be reactive in their responses to staff and to members of the public. Every municipality requires strong leadership and teamwork to run efficiently and effectively but how do you keep your cool when it seems everyone around you is losing theirs? In this webinar, we'll explore different strategies for dealing with this kind of chaos so that you can learn to breathe, focus and feel confident in your decision-making.
What you will learn:

  • How to be an effective municipal leader using the principles of slow leadership
  • How to be more mindful and strategic in your decision-making
  • Strategies for coping with stress and managing a hectic workload
  • How to prioritize tasks to work more effectively as a cohesive team
  • Strategies for effective time managment and how you can participate in and encourage more work-life balance 
  • Ways to promote and encourage creative thinking
  • How to become more self-aware and adaptable
  • How you can help to transform the organization and think long-term about positive change
Why attend:

During a global pandemic or even on a regular workday, the needs of your municipality can become daunting. Learning to lead well amid the chaos, especially when teams are working remotely with needs constantly changing, is key to 'weathering the municipal storm' and planning for clear skies ahead.

Who should attend:

This webinar is ideal for clerks, managers and other municipal senior leaders looking to enhance their leadership skills in order to better meet the needs of their teams.

Garth S. Johns

Garth S. Johns, CMO, is an effective and highly respected senior leader, manager, consultant and author. He is also a sought-after speaker on topics related to leadership, management and human resources. Garth has a passion for common sense leadership with a particular interest in educating, mentoring and developing others. His reputation has been built on educating others to develop solid leadership skills, promoting positive employee/labour relations, and promoting quality work-life balance for all.


Webinar Fees


Webinar Rate: $100.00 + HST

plus HST

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Registration Deadline: Monday, 21 September 2020

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