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2019 Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum

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Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

123 Queen Street West

Toronto, ON M5H 2M9

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Fifth Annual OGRA Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum

A whopping 50% of employees in Ontario's municipal sector will be eligible for retirement in the next 5-10 years. As municipalities provide the essential services that are key to maintaining a high quality of life, it is imperative that they be staffed by qualified and competent individuals. Unfortunately, the importance of a career in municipal government continues to be overlooked by students considering their future career options.

The Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum hopes to change that.

As part of the 2019 OGRA Conference, students will have the opportunity to speak directly with municipal leaders about the important work they do every day. The Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum will feature a panel of Human Resources professionals from a variety of municipal governments. These individuals will explain:

  • What their hiring practices are;
  • What type of incentives exist as a part of their recruitment strategies;
  • The opportunities for growth;
  • The type of knowledge, skills, abilities/competencies, or qualifications one must have to work for their municipality; and
  • Why a student should consider a career in municipal government.

Following the panel discussion, students will have an opportunity to break into smaller groups at roundtables and discuss more specific career options with professionals already in the field. These individuals will share their thoughts and experiences with students interested in a career at the local level. Students in attendance will hear what it takes to succeed and learn how the industry is evolving.

The roundtable segment will be followed by a networking session. Students will have the opportunity to talk to municipal leaders looking to speak directly to those interested in a career in municipal government. Students interested in public policy, geography, law, planning, economic development, engineering, communication, social sciences, finance, accounting, and public administration are encouraged to register and come prepared with questions for discussion.

Speakers

  • Tony Haddad, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Tecumseh; Co-Chair, ONWARD
  • Althea Hutchinson, Director of Finance and Administration, Toronto Public Health, City of Toronto
  • Sabeen Makki, Business and Marketing Strategy Advisor, York Region Rapid Transit Corporation
  • Michele Richardson, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Wellington County
  • Steve Roberts, Manager, Roads and Bridges, County of Lennox and Addington (ret.)
  • Leona Wilson, President, Armillary Business Group Corp.

More speakers will be added in the coming weeks!

The 2019 Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum will take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

Opening Reception

Following the Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum, attendees are invited to the OGRA Conference's opening reception from 5:00-6:30 pm. The reception is a great place to meet other leaders within the municipal sector.

Note: Registration to the Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum grants access to the entire OGRA Conference (excluding ticketed events) as a Student Delegate. Check out the entire conference agenda here.

For more information please visit the OGRA Conference website or contact Thomas Barakat, OGRA Senior Policy Advisor: thomas@ogra.org

FAQs

Is there a cost to attend this event?

Yes, there is a $20 charge (+HST and fees) to cover the costs of staging the forum.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, bring your printed ticket to the registration desk to receive your Student Delegate badge.

Are there ID requirements to enter the event?

Yes, current students may be asked to provide a valid student ID card from an accredited university or college. Recent grads: please bring your most recent student ID card even if it has expired.

Can I attend other sessions at the OGRA Conference?

Yes, once registered for the Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum, Student Delegates can attend all sessions at the 2019 OGRA Conference (excludes ticketed events such as the OGRA Awards Luncheon).

***Pre-registration ends at noon on February 22nd. However, on-site registration is available on Sunday, February 24th.***

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