Over the past year, the state-of-emergency has altered our work and personal schedules. For many Building Officials, staying focused has been a real challenge. Municipal employees are classed as essential workers, but many are working from home. While technology helped us adapt,  it’s not the same as a face-to-face encounters with our colleagues. How do we keep everyone engaged and feel like they are part of the team? This year, our theme is about staying focused during this time. Special thanks to LMCBO for being a co-sponsor and partner in bringing this event to you.


April 1st – 9:00 – 11:00 am – Focus on the 90%
Keynote speaker: Darci Lang

Darci Lang is an inspirational speaker, an award-winning entrepreneur, Canadian Association of Professional Speakers Hall of Fame recipient, a best-selling author, a wife and a mom, whose simple tool helps individuals reframe the way they look at, and think about, their work and their interactions and relationships with others. Darci’s Focus on the 90% message will help you and your team to find the positives at work, rise above adversity, and triumph in all they do! You can read more about Darci on her website. 

April 8th – 9:00 – 11:00 am – Session #1Build a Successful Recruitment Strategy

Facilitator: Nancy Osborne, Founder of I GOT THIS “Unlocking Your Instincts” 

Read more about Nancy. 

In this interactive session, audience members will learn how to showcase their industry to attract new recruits. At the end of this session, audience members will be able to:

  1. Identify key benefits of being a Building Official.
  2. Implement steps to create a positive culture attractive to new recruits.
  3. Utilize effective recruitment tools.
April 15th – 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Session #2 – Inspiring Future Community Building Officials

Facilitator: Jack Grosvenor, President of Jack Grosvenor + Associates – delivering business results and organizational wellness.

Read more about Jack. 

In this interactive session, the focus will be on employee retention and career development for the Building Official industry. At the end of this session, audience members will have the tools to:

  1. Mentor future leaders in the industry.
  2. Structure a plan for succession.
  3. Craft their personal legacy.
April 22nd – 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Business Changes and Change Management at Tarion
April 29th – 9:00 – 11:00 am – Panel Discussion on Change Management through COVID-19. Panel includes:

Ed VanderWindt, City of Hamilton
Paul Lacina, Town of Chatham
Dennis Purcell, City of Cambridge
John Buck, City of Ottawa
Jeremy Laur, City of Guelph

This interactive session will provide you with insight into thought processes around change, encourage a discussion about leadership decisions you’ve had to make during the state-of-emergency, and the challenges with conducting business during these times. You will learn tactics to support staff and discuss other challenges within your municipality or with the public that you had to address.

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