So You Want to Run For Council- Make an Informed Decision!
Thanks to Lambton County Municipal Clerks for hosting this informative session. Lots of good information on running for council and the importance of the municipal procedural bylaw.
Understanding Municipal Government & How it works
Brian White and Jackie Rombouts talk about their personal experiences as elected officials
Joys & Challenges of a Woman's Life in Politics with Judy Krall, Deputy Mayor Enniskillen, Tracy Kingston, Councillor St. Clair Township & former Sarnia city councillor Anne Marie Gillis
The Women's Caucus - Middlesex County
This dynamic group of female leaders is creating change in municipal government. Join us for this fun, energetic and wide ranging discussion!
Why Not You?
Our presenter Carol-Lynn Chambers, demonstrates that women can lead in non-traditional roles. Her work includes leadership as Deputy Fire Chief, City of London. In this presentation Carol discusses why diversity in council is important. What skills, roles, responsibilities are needed as you prepare for our role as a councillor.
What is Your Why?
When campaigning, it is important to have a strong foundation that aligns with a candidate’s goals should they be elected. This session will assist each participant in identifying their purpose and reason for becoming involved in politics, and how to relay this into a platform.
Know Your Story, Develop Your Elevator Pitch - Brian Maxfield
Facilitated by Brian Maxfield, ODEA (Online & Digital Education Academy) Facilitated by Brian Maxfield, ODEA (Online & Digital Education Academy) Candidates need an “elevator speech” to help them develop the story that will inspire others to support them, work for them, and vote for them. In this session, Brian explores this and much more!
Developing and Enhancing Your Skill Set Facilitated by Lisa Isaac, Owner, Lisa Isaac HR Professional Services.
Communication and interpersonal abilities, amongst other skills, are essential to those running for and serving in office. In this session, participants will learn the importance of effective communication, how to utilize tools that have the greatest impact, how to positively share ideas to maximize support, how to market themselves, and how to develop a personal brand.
Raising Your Profile with Voters and the Media
Facilitated by Marika Sylvain Groendyk, Owner, Bluepoint Public Relations Engaging with voters through various communication channels and tactics is essential to a successful campaign. Developing consistent messaging and presenting well in public is also an important part of connecting with the community. In this session, participants will learn how to develop a communications plan to increase their visibility with voters both online and in person.