WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
Abuse against municipal officials — elected and staff members — has risen dramatically over the past handful of years, and to date, everyone has been dealing with these issues on their own, and often on a case-by-case basis. The ‘Bucking the Trend: Tackling Abuse in the Political Realm’ symposium allows us to come together in taking on this problem, with real life case studies that drive action, and tactics to take home and to start using in your day-to-day operations.
We can’t eliminate all abuse of officials, but we can take steps to mitigate the impact of those instances — both internal and external — and to put together a toolkit of proactive actions that will help prevent these sorts of abuses moving forward. We’ve put together a dynamic group of speakers and presenters who will help drive positive change, specific to local government.
The abuse of elected officials and local government employees has hit a breaking point. These unfortunate events are having negative impacts on all involved, and are damaging to organizational culture. Stakeholders are scared to get involved in municipal politics in a positive manner, for fear of abuse; and the loud, angry minority has driven a mob mentality that is stoking fear and division. Let’s come together and face this problem in a manner that will actually make a difference.
A Change Management leader whose mission is to design human-centered change journeys to make people's experiences in transformational changes less uncomfortable and more impactful. Born and raised in the Philippines, Patrick served as an elected government official and spent most of his academic life as a Student Council member. He believes his decade-long experience as a servant leader has formed his mindset and unique approach to leading change within organizations, with major positive internal and external outcomes.
SPEAKERS & PANELISTS
Our dynamic list of speakers will explore the issues surrounding the abuse of public officals, both internally and externally, while driving towards some tangible solutions and practical actions that can be taken in trying to prevent future instances of abuse. Additional speakers to be announced soon!
Beyond Diversity Inc.
President of FCM
Splashing Duck Inc.
Former City of Edmonton Councillor
Member of Parliament