The 36th Annual Conference of the AMANB was held from June 13 to 15, 2012
at the W.C. O'Neill Arena Complex, 24 Reed Ave.,Saint Andrews, NB.
Ride the Wave
VOTE ~ PSAB ~ TCA ~ RTIPPA ~ RSCs *
Ride the wave of change ~ so you don't find yourself beneath it
|Workshop Speakers Biographies|
|Ken Forrest||Mélanie Tompkins||Daryl Steeves||Heather Chase||Sally Wells|
Please note: Time and sessions are subject to change.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
AMANB Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Conference Registration at the Complex Welcome Centre
Pre-conference Workshop: Development Officer's Workshop:
Balancing by-laws, property owners, lawyers and the Community Planning Act can keep Development Officers on their toes. This practical session will focus on the nuts and bolts of a Development Officer's role, as well as provide information from a legal perspective on considerations, risks and responsibilities. Workshop attendees are encouraged to bring practical questions for discussion during the session.
Luncheon - Keynote Address by international speaker, writer and consultant Peter de Jager - "The Seven Questions of Change" and Official Opening - Sponsored by PROCOM Data Services Inc.
Presentation by the Department of Environment and Local Government - Stephen Battah, Assistant Deputy Minister, and Rob Kelly, Executive Director, Local and Regional Governance
Break - Trade Show, visit Exhibitors' Booths - Sponsored by Scotia McLeod - Saint John
Workshop: Speaker Daryl Steeves - "Relax Sheldon, it's only change" Managing Changes and Stress - Sponsored by Municipal Advisory Corporation Inc.
Relax Sheldon, It’s only Change
“That is my spot. In an ever-changing world it is a simple point of consistency. If my life were expressed as a function in a four-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system, that spot, at the moment I first sat on it, would be 0000.” Sheldon Cooper
Thursday June 14, 2012
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Full Breakfast - Sponsored by Frank Cowan Company Ltd
Presentation by Efficiency NB, Rachel Lanteigne and Brent Godbout
The Honourable Bruce Fitch, Minister of Environment and Local Government
Municipal Advisory Corporation (MAC) Annual General Meeting
Break - Trade Show, visit Exhibitors' Booths - Sponsored by CHMC
AMANB Annual General Meeting
Optional leisure activities
Banquet - Sponsored by Assumption Life - Goguen Champlain Insurance Inc.
Friday, June 15, 2012
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Presentation by NB Natural Gas Group, Gary Mersereau
Workshop: Speaker Heather Chase - Generation Gap & Succession Planning
Break – Trade Show, visit Exhibitors’ Booths, Final Draws
Workshop: Speaker Sally Wells - Negotiating Skills
Wrap-up and Evaluation
Simultaneous translation will be provided
* VOTE - Elections
PSAB - new Public Sector Accounting Board standards
TCA - Tangible Capital Assets inventory
RTIPPA - Right to Information and Protection of Privacy legislation
RSCs - Regional Service Commissions
Ken Forrest is the Commissioner of Growth and Development Services for the City of Saint John, New Brunswick. Ken is responsible for the City’s building inspection, bylaw enforcement, development engineering, geographic information systems, heritage conservation program, and all aspects of long range and current community planning including Plan SJ, a two year, $1 million effort to develop Saint John’s first new municipal plan in almost 40 years. Prior to joining the senior management team in Saint John, Ken held senior positions with Parkland Community Planning Services in Red Deer, Alberta as well as a number of roles with the City of Fredericton. Mr. Forrest holds an Honours degree in Political Science from the University of Alberta and a Masters degree in Urban and Rural Planning from Dalhousie University (TUNS). He is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and a Registered Professional Planner in the Province of New Brunswick.
Mélanie is a staff solicitor for The City of Saint John, and has acted in that capacity since April 2003. Before joining the city, she practiced law at the law firm of Clark Drummie in Saint John. She obtained her Arts degree as well as her Law degree from the Université de Moncton in 1997, and articled at the N.B. Court of Appeal. She obtained a Certificate in Public Procurement Law and Practice from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University) in 2010. She has appeared before all levels of Court in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada. She is Deputy Clerk of the Court of Queen’s Bench for the Judicial District of Saint John since 2009. She is a member of the N.B. Law Society’s Examinations and Bar Admission Course Committees. Her areas of practice since she joined the City of Saint John focus mainly on litigation, drafting, corporate law, property law, construction law, and planning and municipal law.
Daryl Steeves is the Regional Director of Laboratory Services for the Horizon Health Network and an independent consultant on Strategic Planning and Change Management. He holds Masters Degrees in Biomechanics (MPE) and Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.) from the University of New Brunswick. Daryl has worked in the Municipal Sector, Post-Secondary Education and Health Care for over 25 years.
Always focused on the “people” component of projects and communities, Heather Chase has an extensive 15 year background in human resources management and workforce development with the private, not-for-profit and public sectors. She has a proven track record of collaborating with organizations to optimize the return on their human resource investments on a provincial, national, and international level. One of her most interesting and challenging roles was as the “interface” between trade unions, private sector and government for workforce planning with the proposed “Energy Hub” in New Brunswick.
Involved with a number of volunteer organization, her primary areas of interest are transitions to sustainable employment, persons in poverty, newcomers and children.
Mediation & Legal Training Consultant
Sally Wells received a Bachelor of Social Work from the Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1997 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick in 1985. From 1988 to 1997, she was Director of Continuing Legal Education, Law Society of NB, Managing Editor for Solicitor’s Journal and President Public Legal Education & Information Services NB. In 1997, she began a career as Workplace Consultant, Intervention and Training. She specializes in Workplace Harassment Investigations, Mediation, Independent Workplace Assessments, Negotiating Accommodation issues with human resource professionals, managing in Unionized Workplaces, Labour Relations and Conflict Management. She provides training in Workplace Harassment Investigations, Human Rights, Respectful Workplace Policy and Process, and Progressive Discipline. She is an advisor to school boards, community colleges, hospitals, Crown corporations as well as Instructor at UNB in Law and Sociology.