On Demand Presentations

Weren’t able to attend the CAGFO Annual National Conference?

You are in luck!  Register for on-demand video recording of one of the top-rated sessions  from the 2021 CAGFO Annual Conference.

Navigating Difficult Conversations… Counter-Intuitive Strategies for Dealing with Challenging Situations

Sue Wazny, MSc, Dip. Leadership, CRC

Seminar Synopsis:

You know those difficult, awkward conversations, where you needed to tell someone something they really didn’t want to hear?  Or, those conversations where someone came at you and caught you off-guard?  Or you had opposing opinions?  We usually deal with these situations in one of two ways… Either we want to run away, or we come in guns-a-blazin’.   Usually, neither of these choices works long term.  There is a third, much more effective way. This presentation will give you completely counter-intuitive strategies for successfully managing difficult situations.

 $50 – Members     $65 – Non-members

Growing an ethical culture: Ethics and Public Service

Jill Inget, Director of Corporate Ethics, BC Public Service Agency

Seminar Synopsis:

This presentation will explore some of the ethical issues and concerns facing public sector organizations, and how to lead with integrity, provide quality services and manage the bottom line. Jill will touch on these concept broadly and share some of the opportunities and challenges faced by the BC Public Service in building an ethical culture.

 $50 – Members     $65 – Non-members

Sustainable Funding Model Development & Optimal Asset Replacement

Jude Pillainayagam, MBA, P. Eng., MIAM, ISP, City of Coquitlam

Seminar Synopsis:

Sustainably funding asset replacements falls in the hands of accountants. How to meet asset managers’ replacement demands with an affordable plan to finance is not easy unless planned well and with a long-term perspective.

The reality is very few municipalities have addressed this challenge as an effective long-term strategy. The City of Coquitlam has received an award from UBCM for developing its Sustainable Financial Model. This presentation discusses the key features and elements of the model.

The presentation will also discuss:
• The assumptions behind the model and why they are defendable;
• How the model helps communicate to the Council the asset management long-term funding needs; and
• How asset replacement demands are translated into the model

 $50 – Members     $65 – Non-members

Risk Management, Emerging risks and where to focus in a changing world

Carlie Persson, Partner, Risk Assurance, National Public Sector Assurance Leader, PwC
Owen Taylor, Partner, National Public Sector Leader, PwC
Venkat Somasundaram, Director, Consulting and Deals, Lead – Digital Operations for Public Sector

Seminar Synopsis:

Governments are facing ever changing risks and keeping up with this changing risk landscape is easier said than done. PwC’s public sector team will share experience and leading practice in risk management working closely with Canadian governments to bring you insights in emerging risks and where and how to focus on risk to help achieve your organizations objectives.

 $50 – Members     $65 – Non-members