AMANB 2014 Annual Conference
June 11-13, 2014
Please note: Time and sessions are subject to change.
|Tuesday, June 10, 2014|
|7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
|| AMANB Board Meeting
|Wednesday, June 11, 2014|
|8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Conference Registration|
|9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||
Pre-conference Workshop: All Aboard! - Getting Buy-in, busting silos and mobilizing everybody in the same direction through powerful dialogue and the effective exercise of leadership, Pierre Battah
|11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.||Trade Show Opening, visit Exhibitors’ Booths|
|11:45 a.m.||Traditional Wolastoqi/Maliseet Welcome – Elder Imelda Perley|
|11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.||
Luncheon and Official Opening – Keynote Address by Honourable Danny Soucy, Minister of Environment and Local Government. Special guests - Region 3 Mayors: Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside, Chipman Mayor Edward Farris, Fredericton Junction Mayor Gary Mersereau, Harvey Mayor Winston Gamblin, McAdam Mayor Frank M. Carroll, New Maryland Mayor Judy Wilson-Shee, Oromocto Mayor Robert Powell and Tracy Mayor Dale Mowry.
|1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.||
Workshop: Communication Process in Local Government Setting, Dick Isabelle, CAO, Town of Oromocto
|2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||
Workshop: Social Media in Emergency Situations: Something to prepare ahead of time, Pascale Paulin, Communication Specialist, Forté Communication
|3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.|| Break – Trade Show, visit Exhibitors’ Booths / Networking
Sponsored by the Village of New Maryland
|4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||
Workshop: Building Resilience to Natural Hazards and Climate Change, Sean Lee, Manager of Engineering Services, City of Fredericton & Amanda Dean, Vice President, Atlantic, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC)
|6:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.||
President’s Reception - at the Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne (shuttle service provided)
|Thursday, June 12, 2014|
|8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.|| Full Breakfast - Region's breakfast
|8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.||Presentation by André Chenard - Director, Community Funding Branch, DELG|
|9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Municipal Advisory Corporation (MAC) Annual General Meeting|
|10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.|| Break – Trade Show, visit Exhibitors’ Booths / Networking
Sponsored by the Town of Oromocto
|10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m||AMANB Annual General Meeting|
|12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.||
|1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||
Optional leisure activities
|6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.|| Reception
|7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.||
|Friday, June 13, 2014|
|8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.|| Continental Breakfast
|8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.||Presentation by Philippe Cannon, Energy East Pipeline Project Spokesperson|
|9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||
|10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||Break – Trade Show, visit Exhibitors’ Booths / Networking|
|10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.||
Workshop: Celebrating Dialogue By Design: Moving from Discussion to Dialogue, Isabelle Butler, Insights Learning and Development Ltd.
Sponsored by Municipal Advisory Corporation Inc.
|11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.|| Final Draw - Passport Bulletin
Wrap-up and Evaluation
Simultaneous interpretation provided by InTrad ltée/Ltd.
Workshop Speakers Biographies
Pierre Battah earned a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick, a Masters in Business Administration from the Université de Moncton and holds the designations of Certified Human Resources Professional and Certified Management Consultant. He is a management consultant specializing in leadership, management and human resource management.
Pierre held senior management positions with some of Atlantic Canada’s leading employers such as Atlantic Lotto and Assumption Life. He was an associate professor of management at Mount Allison University's Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies and he was previously recognized as an award winning management development instructor. He has been advising organizations large and small in all sectors since 1996 and has acted as a trusted advisor to business, government, not for profits and individuals. He is a seasoned presenter and trainer having presented to countless groups on themes related to leadership, human resources and management as well as a host of other workplace related themes. He currently trains and facilitates on behalf of Learnsphere Canada, the Atlantic Leadership Development Institute, l'Université de Moncton's Education Permanente, UNB's College of Extended Learning and a host of public and private sector employers. He was recently chosen to attend "The Art and Practice of Leadership Development" an executive development event at Harvard University's Kennedy School with a select group of participants from around the world.
Fluently bilingual and an accomplished public speaker, he can be heard at various national, regional and local conferences and on both CBC Radio One and on Radio-Canada Acadie as a columnist on business and workplace issues.
Dick’s professional career started with the completion of a Civil Engineering degree at Royal Military College in 1977, followed by 25 more years of service in the Canadian Army as a military engineer officer. His military service included postings and operational deployments in Canada, the US, Europe and the Middle East, where he had the opportunity to develop his management and leadership skills at increasing levels of responsibility. His final posting was as the Base Commander at Base Gagetown , New Brunswick, after which he and his family settled in Oromocto.
Following retirement from the Army in 2001, Dick spent three years in private industry leading a computer-based training development team. This was followed by a seven-year appointment in the Department of Public Safety of New Brunswick as the Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for Police, Fire and Emergency Services, where he was faced with the daily challenges of communications in a highly charged political environment.
When the position of Chief Administrative Officer became available in 2011, Dick seized the opportunity to finally move up to the municipal level, where he now applies his engineering, public safety and strategic leadership experience. He looks forward to sharing his thoughts with all conference attendees on how he has adapted his own communication skills to the local government environment.
Pascale Paulin has more than 20 years of experience in communications, at different levels. She has worked in the private, the public and the para public sectors and also at the community level. In order to refine her knowledge of social media, she has recently earned a certificate in this particular area of communications.
Diversified experience gives her a better understanding of her clients and the relationships that can come from these different activity sectors.
Sean Lee - Manager, Engineering Services – City of Fredericton
Sean Lee is a Civil Engineer and the Manager of Engineering Services at the City of Fredericton, NB. Drawing on 20 years of experience, Sean is responsible for the administration of the City’s annual capital construction program; providing technical support for developments; traffic management; and solid waste collection. Sean has taken a leadership role in the development of the CPWA Engineer’s Council, opening communication between municipal Engineers from all parts of New Brunswick.
During his career, Sean has worked in technical, operational, and management roles where he has gained a detailed knowledge of Fredericton’s storm water systems and been instrumental in the implementation of adaptive strategies and the development of operational flood mapping for Fredericton.
Amanda has a background in communications and public relations in the private and public sectors, along with experience in both provincial and federal levels of government. She joined IBC in 2006 and was promoted to her current role in 2013. As Vice-President, Atlantic, Amanda oversees all government relations in Atlantic Canada, representing the positions of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry to government officials. She is also responsible for developing and implementing an effective advocacy strategy for the P&C insurance industry, including key industry policy priorities such as coordinating consumer outreach programs and working on adaptation to severe weather initiatives.
Amanda holds a BPR from Mount Saint Vincent University and an MBA from Saint Mary’s University.
Philippe Cannon joined the External Communications and Government Relations teams at TransCanada in 2013 as the spokesperson for the Energy East Pipeline project.
Mr. Cannon has over 15 years of experience in human resources and issues management. Prior to joining TransCanada, Mr. Cannon was Chief of Staff to Québec’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports. During his tenure, he was responsible for the implementation of the public relations campaign against intimidation in schools and participated in negotiations between the government and student associations, at the time of the 2012 student boycott in the province.
Mr. Cannon was also Chief of Staff to the Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women, and to the Minister responsible for the Charter of the French language. During the 2008 General Elections, Mr. Cannon was responsible for media relations on the core tour team accompanying the Leader of the Québec Liberal Party. In 2007, Philippe Cannon held the position of Press Secretary for the Office of the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks.
Mr. Cannon began his career in the design, management and organisation of major international events. Specifically, he was Producer – Shows and Events for Québec City’s 400th anniversary, and Executive Producer for several international projects in London, New York, Mexico, Davos, Brussels, Madrid and Guadalajara.
Dan has been employed by the Village of Perth-Andover for the past 27 years. He started as the Director of Recreation and Community Development and has been the Chief Administrative Officer for the past 15 years. Dan has been a AMANB board member, education committee member, and held the positions of past president for the NB Recreation & Parks Association, NB Municipal Electric Utility Association, and the Perth-Andover Chamber of Commerce. As the EMO Coordinator for the past 15 years, Dan has had the challenge of activating the municipal Emergency Operation Centre on several occasions.
In December of 2007, Jody Price was appointed Fire Chief of the Oromocto Fire Department after serving three years as Acting Fire Chief.
The Oromocto Fire Department is a 53 member composite department proudly serving the Town of Oromocto and surrounding communities.
Chief Price is a 28-year veteran of the Department. He joined the Oromocto Fire Department in April of 1986. He was promoted to Qualified Captain in 1989, Shift Captain in 1993, Deputy Chief in 1996, and Fire Chief in 2007.
Chief Price is a second generation firefighter and comes from a large firefighting family. His father, Gerald Price, was a fire fighter with the Department of National Defense CFB Gagetown for 35 years and Founder and Volunteer Fire Chief in the Community of Hoyt for a number of years. Chief Price has many family members serving in both Career and Volunteer departments in and around Oromocto.
Chief Price has served with National, Provincial and Regional Fire Chief’s Associations and continues to serve on committees with these groups related to Fire Service Leadership Training and safety issues.
Gaëtan Thomas - President and CEO, NB Power
Mr. Thomas was appointed President and CEO of New Brunswick Power Corporation in January 2010. Prior to his current position, Mr. Thomas was the Vice President of NB Power Nuclear Corporation which he held since 2005. Previous to this, Mr. Thomas held the position of Vice President, NB Power Distribution and Customer Service. Gaëtan has a proven track record of close to 30 years with operations experience in many areas of our business including Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Customer Service.
People request Isabelle specifically for her enthusiasm and her ability to present complex subjects in a down-to earth, easy to understand way. Her goal, when she facilitates and presents, is always to create a comfortable and productive atmosphere so that everyone feels inspired to be the best they can be. She is fluently bilingual (French-English).
Isabelle is well known for delivering keynotes that are highly interactive, and provide immediate impact to groups. She will have you laughing, reflecting, having fun, and all the while making some discoveries and connections about yourself and others and how you communicate. Before the session is over, she will help you identify concrete action steps.
Isabelle is a natural facilitator with a professional and approachable style. She joined Insights Learning and Development (Atlantic) Ltd. in 2004 and delivers learning solutions across North America, specializing in Increasing Personal and Team Effectiveness, and Leadership Development. She is a member of the Global Insights Accreditation Faculty, and lives in a beautiful river-‐side setting near Fredericton with her husband, Eric, and wonder-dog, Tuscan.