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New Councillor and New Head of Council Training – Association of Municipalities of Ontario

AMO New Councillor and New Head of Council Training

The AMO Board of Director’s has committed, to ensure AMO is positioned to offer training to its members that supports and examines your important role as leaders in your communities.

We are pleased to share that AMO’s premier training offerings; New Councillor and New Head of Council Training, are being updated to address the information, insights and tools you need as you assume your seat around the council table.

AMO has modernized its training to address key legislation and councils’ roles and responsibilities, and important aspects of your job such as: councillor-staff relations, MPAC, human rights and equity, asset management, duty of care, conflict of interest and so much more.

AMO is also revising its online training; So You Want to Run for Council. This training will be available in the coming weeks. This new training is a two-part offering that provides interested individuals with the high-level understanding of steps to take to run as well as insight into what is involved in being an elected municipal official.  Post-election, AMO will release part 2 of this training, a hand book providing information and examples of what you need to know.

AMO is also pleased to share that the 2022-2023 New Councillor and New Head of Council Training, will be delivered by Jim Pine and Tony Haddad.

Jim Pine has 32 years experience as a CAO, a City Manager and for the past 20 years as CAO of Hastings County. Jim’s experience includes a decade with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in a variety of roles including Regional Director for Eastern Ontario. Jim’s leadership in municipal public administration includes participation in many key task forces and reviews and former service as Secretary Treasurer to the AMO Board. Jim’s training experience includes instructing AMCTO’s Municipal Administration Program.

Tony Haddad’s municipal experience includes roles as CAO, General Manager, Deputy Treasurer, Director and Senior Manager in financial administration, budgets, governance and public transit. Tony is a past Director with the Ontario Municipal Administrators Association (OMAA), Co-chair of the ONWARD Initiative and is a past President of the Association of Managers, Clerks & Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO).  Tony was the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Town of Tecumseh from 2007 – 2019 (retired).

Jim and Tony will be joined by subject matter experts and organizational representatives in the delivery of AMO’s redesigned council training programs.  AMO is excited to be offering its modernized training in the fall of 2022 and early 2023.

For inquiries please contact Petra Wolfbeiss, AMO’s Membership Director at pwolfbeiss@amo.on.ca or 416.971.8099 ext. 404