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Association of Municipal Administrators, Nova Scotia

Leadership Development and Financial Management Training

4Forward designed and developed 5 two-day workshops on leadership development and financial management for Nova Scotia’s municipal managers and elected officials. These workshops cover a wide range of skills essential in good government including ethics, innovation, consultation, culture building, strategic thinking and change management. Each workshop uses realistic scenarios and case studies to address concerns relevant to the learners, and includes discussions and activities that leverage participants’ experiences into learning opportunities.

Leadership topics include:
Ethical Guidelines
Feedback and Innovation
Building Teams and Culture
Coaching, Developing, and Inspiring Staff
Diplomacy and Managing Conflict
Effective Decision Making

Financial Management topics included:
Developing a Long-Term Financial Strategy
Preparing Operating and Capital Budgets
Communicating Financial Information to the Public and to Council
Monitoring Implementation of Budgets
Control Systems
Negotiating Contracts

Contract Dates:

January – June 2015

Sector(s):

Associations

Government (Municipal / Regional)

Topic(s):

Communication

Financial Management

Leadership Development

4Forward has completed several projects for the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC), including instructor guides, self-directed workbooks, website “web quests,” orientation kits for employment counselors, and a guidebook called the Canadian Academy for Travel & Tourism (CATT) Succession Guide for career program staff at secondary schools. These projects have included learning blueprints, content capture (review and organization of printed and online materials, SME interviews, and focus groups), development of instructional and assessment strategies, and creative content development. The work produced in these projects is now being used by thousands of students in industry and at colleges in all regions of Canada."

— Jason Gourley, Former Program Manager

Canadian Tourism HR Council