Solutions-Focused Discussions, Best & Promising Practices

Our Forums invite members, municipal professionals, subject matter experts, experienced sector practitioners, leading academics, public and private sector professionals to come together to explore sector and role-specific issues and trends. What can we learn from each other's experiences, successes, and failures? How can we collaborate to collectively brainstorm solutions to common challenges? Forums provide an opportunity to openly discuss, ask questions, and hear first-hand accounts of strategic approaches to local government management.

Upcoming Forums

Municipal Clerks Forum

Thursday, Oct 12, 2023, 8:30am - 3:40pm

The Clerks Forum is the premier professional development event for Ontario municipal clerks. By bringing together expert practitioners, academics and senior leaders, this event helps provide insights and practical strategies for effectively managing the impending challenges and opportunities facing today’s clerk departments.

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Municipal Finance Forum

Thursday, Oct 26, 2023, 8:30am - 3:30pm

Presented in partnership with the Municipal Finance Officers’ Association of Ontario (MFOA), the Municipal Finance Forum serves to answer key questions related to financial service delivery, success, and sustainability. Join finance professionals from across the public and private sectors to explore top issues and emerging trends in municipal financial management. 

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Municipal Leaders Forum

Thursday, Nov 9, 2023, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Waterloo St. Jacobs (55 Benjamin Rd., Waterloo) - stay tuned for booking details TBA (In-person) / Zoom (Virtual)

Our 2023 Municipal Leaders Forum is all about the inevitable shifts that happen in municipal leadership. Join us to strengthen your ability to identify, adapt, and handle these shifts as they arise. We are proud to present a powerhouse lineup of speakers discussing the latest management challenges and opportunities for municipal senior leaders. These experts will share ideas and best practices, prompt ongoing discussions and insights, and provide tools and solutions to support you and the teams you lead.

Those planning on attending the event in-person are encouraged to register early to secure their spots and preferred accommodation.

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Municipal Licensing & Law Enforcement Forum

Thursday, Nov 30, 2023, 8:30am - 3:30pm

Presented in partnership with the Municipal Law Enforcement Officers' Association (MLEOA), the Ontario Association of Property Standards Officers (OAPSO), and the Prosecutors Association of Ontario (PAO), the Municipal Licensing & Law Enforcement (MLLE) Forum aims to provide insights and solutions to topical issues in the field of municipal licensing and bylaw enforcement. Network with seasoned practitioners and stay ahead of the curve on key operational and situational applications.

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