2013 Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting
Shediac Multipurpose Centre, 58 Festival Street, Shediac, NB

Leadership toward the future – we’re in the action!


Workshop Speakers Biographies
Pierre Battah Janice Johnson Monique Gallie Gérard Belliveau Anne Bertrand J. Marc Henrie
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A Guide to Screening and 
Selection in Employment
Sample Interview Questions (PDF)
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Public Procurement Guide (PDF)


TransCanada Presentation
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  AMANB Board Meeting
 Wednesday, June 12, 2013
 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Conference Registration
 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 Pre-conference Workshop: PIERRE BATTAH, Leadership and Municipal Governance

  • The Municipal Administrator's Evolving Role and Toolbox
    The challenges facing local governments are substantial. Municipal administrators have an unprecedented opportunity to create organisations that will meet the needs of elected officials and their communities.
    This presentation will highlight the changing leadership role of municipal administrators and the tools needed to meet future needs. Participants will gain insights from Pierre's recent work at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Trade Show Opening, visit Exhibitors’ Booths
 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Luncheon - Keynote Address by the HONOURABLE BRUCE FITCH, Minister of Environment and Local Government, and Official Opening with Mayors - Sponsored by the Town of Shediac
 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

 Workshop: JANICE JOHNSON – Laughter yoga, Back to basics - Sponsored by Municipality Advisory Corporation

  • Laughter is contagious: people start laughing even when simply looking at one another. The more, the merrier, the more we laugh! Participants will experience how social contact and laughter can create a good atmosphere. Laughter allows to reduce negative stress and improve quality of life (sleep, digestion, strengthening of immune system). When we laugh, the body releases endorphins producing natural analgesia and a feeling of well-being. You’re in for a laugh!!
 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 Workshop: MONIQUE GALLIE – HR Hiring process

  • Human Resources – STAFFING, what you need to know!
    What you need to know about hiring new staff! An approach to hiring the right person, while keeping away from legal issues. This session will focus on staffing strategies, as well as providing tips and tools to assist you in hiring the right person.
 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Break - Trade Show, visit Exhibitors’ Booths - Sponsored by Hôtel Shediac
 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 Workshop: GERARD BELLIVEAU – Leadership styles

  • The workshop aims at presenting the various leadership styles and their affect in the context of municipal management. The concept of the inversed pyramid will allow participants to better define themselves and reflect on skills to acquire.
 6:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.  President’s Reception - Sponsored by Crandall Engineering Ltd
 Thursday, June 13, 2013
 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Full Breakfast / Regions’ Breakfast - Sponsored by PROCOM Data Services - TownSuite Municipal Software
 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 - Sponsored by Hôtel Shediac
 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  AMANB Annual General Meeting
 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Luncheon - Sponsored by Frank Cowan Company
 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 Optional leisure activities

  • a) 9-hole Golf - Pine Needles Golf and Country Club - The Pine's 9-hole “The River” is the newest and toughest layout. A combination of water, trees, doglegs, and distance will give any golfer an interesting challenge. Golfers can pay extra for clubs and a cart as needed.
  • b) Sea Excursion - This is a two-hour outing with nature interpretation, description of fishing techniques and historical highlights of the region. The owner Ron Cormier is very entertaining and fun is part of the cruise. The address is 60 Pointe-du-Chêne Wharf Road, Pointe-du-Chêne, NB. For directions and more information, visit the company website at
  • c) Explore the Region - You may also wish to discover the region on your own including the Parlee Beach Provincial Park and “de l’Aboiteau” Beach. Shopping is another interesting option in the numerous shops. See the tourism section on the Town of Shediac web site
 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Reception
 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Banquet - Sponsored by Services financiers Goguen Champlain Financial Services
 Friday, June 14, 2013
 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  Full Breakfast
 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Presentation by RYAN McFADDEN - Manager Aboriginal Relations and MATT QUAIL - Community Relations Lead - New Brunswick, for The Energy East Pipeline Project, TransCanada
 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Workshop: ANNE BERTRAND – The New Law in Town
 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Break – Trade Show, visit Exhibitors’ Booths - Sponsored by Hôtel Shediac
 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

 Workshop: MARC HENRIE – Leadership and citizen participation

  • This workshop will consist of a 45 minute presentation with a 30 minute interaction period.
    The theme will be inclusive community leadership that is governing using democratic principles of citizen participation. The conference will touch on the importance of engaging all citizens: women, young adults particularly youth; creating the right conditions for citizen participation; and providing citizenship education.
 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Final Draw Passport Bulletin
 Wrap-up and Evaluation


Language Arrangements:
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided


Workshop Speakers


Pierre Battah

Management Consultant – Public Speaker – Trainer – Facilitator

Pierre Battah (B.B.A., M.B.A., CRHA, CMC) holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick and a Masters in Business Administration from the Université de Moncton. He is a certified human resources management consultant and certified management consultant.

As a specialist in management and human resources management, Mr. Battah’s practice consists of training, facilitating and speaking engagements and, above all, of providing counsel to individuals and organizations. He has held senior positions with some of Atlantic Canada’s leading employers such as Atlantic Lotto and Assumption Life. He was an associate professor at Mount Allison University. He has been advising organizations large and small in all sectors since 1996.

Fluently bilingual, Mr. Battah is an accomplished public speaker and can be heard on CBC radio and on Radio-Canada Acadie as a regular contributor on business and workplace issues. Battah Associates HR Management Consulting is a management consulting firm specializing in Human Resources offering services including consulting on HR strategy, programs and processes, training leaders and teams.

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Hon. Bruce Fitch

Minister of Environment and Local Government
Minister Responsible for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Agency of New Brunswick

Progressive Conservative MLA Bruce Fitch (Riverview) is a graduate of Moncton High School and he furthered his studies at Mount Allison University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in biology. After working several years in the insurance industry, he joined Scotia Bank. He ended his banking career as a full-service broker with ScotiaMcLeod.

His political career began in 1989 when he was elected as a councillor for Ward 2 in Riverview. He was mayor from 1998 to 2001. During his tenure on council, he focused on initiatives relating to increased building activity, employment, maintaining a high level of programs and services, promoting Riverview as a great place to live, and building positive working relationships with other municipalities.

Mr. Fitch was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in the June 9, 2003, provincial election. He was sworn in as Minister of Energy on June 27, 2003. He was appointed Minister of Justice and Consumer Affairs on February 14, 2006.
He was re-elected to the 56th Legislature in the September 18, 2006, provincial election. He was the official Opposition critic for areas of interest relating to finance, the Office of the Comptroller, the New Brunswick Securities Commission, the New Brunswick Investment Management Corporation, the Office of the Auditor General and the Office of Self-Sufficiency. He was a member of the Standing Committee on Crown corporations.

He was re-elected to the 57th Legislature in the provincial election held September 27, 2010 and was named Minister of Local Government. He was appointed Minister of Environment and Local Government and Minister Responsible for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Agency of New Brunswick on March 15, 2012.

He has been serving his community for many years as a member of a variety of boards, including Codiac Regional Police Board, Lakeview Manor Senior Citizens Home and the Atlantic Baptist University.

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Janice Johnson

Janice Johnson holds a diploma in Community Integration Services from the NBCC Cambellton as well as diplomas in hypno-intuitive in French and English and hypnofertility in French. Ms. Johnson has been an entrepreneur for the last five years offering consultations in Naturotherapy and a variety of services such as intuitive energetic care; workshops on I take care of myself!!!!! ; meditation sessions; hypnosis consultation; yoga laughter sessions; hypno-intuitive prenatal classes; and hypnofertility sessions. She also manages a doula (labour coach) team. She is the mother of two teenagers and lives in St-Ignace.

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Monique Gallie

Monique Gallie has over 15 years of experience in the human resources field. She is known as having strategic abilities in aligning the organization’s human capital towards increased organizational effectiveness and productivity. Monique is known as an integrator – aligning people, systems and processes.

Monique has worked in both the public and private sectors. She has a comprehensive human resources background: organizational design, human resources planning, labour relations, compensation strategies including benefits programs, performance management, orientation, recruitment and selection, EFAP (Employee and Family Assistance programs) and safety programs. Team building, training and development have also been an area of focus both in the development of programs and in facilitation. Her experience includes corporate training in Leadership, Teambuilding, Change Management, Employee Relations, Communications, Career Development and Personal Excellence.

Monique is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), a certified psychotherapist, a naturopath and a fitness leader. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Counselling from Université de Moncton and a Diploma in Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Negotiation from St. Mary’s University. She is also certified in Choice Theory and Lead Management, Emotional Intelligence, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and, Conflict Resolution and Mediation.

Monique is a change agent. She offers long-term vision and the ability to inspire and communicate that vision to others. Her ingenuity, warmth and understanding of others allow her to consult confidently with organizations and senior executives. She has a natural instinct for spotting trends and future developments. Monique is inspiring and inventing while demonstrating leadership and involvement.

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Gérard Belliveau

Gérard Belliveau is presently Executive Director of the Regional Service Commission (Southeast). Prior to his nomination as ED in March 2013, he was Chief Administrative Officer of the Memramcook Institute (2011-2013) and Director of the Center of Excellence for Local Governance. Subsequent to the NB Government announcing the creation of 12 Regional Service Commissions, his services were retained to implement two commissions (Southeast and Kent). Mr. Belliveau was also special advisor to Municipal Reform Commissioner Jean-Guy Finn who delivered his report to government in the fall of 2008. He was Town Manager of the Town of Shediac (2007-2010), City Manager of the City of Dieppe (2001 – 2007) and Town Manager of the Town of Shediac from 1999-2001. He was the Provincial Planning Director at the Department of Municipalities, Culture and Housing (1992-1999) where he was responsible for the implementation of recommendations associated with the Commission on Land Use and the Rural Environment while acting as Secretary to the CLURE Deputy Ministers Committee. Professor at the Master’s in Public Administration program at the Université de Moncton, he is specialized in local governance and management, public policy as well as planning and development. He was also professor in Recreation and Community Development tackling community social infrastructure and community development processes.

Mr. Belliveau is a graduate of the University of Ottawa where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree, a Master’s in Planning and Phd. course work in Public Policy. He also obtained certificates at the Canadian Center for Public Management, in “State and Local Government” from Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1998 and in Quality Management – Advanced ISO 9000 Implementation and Management - at Dalhousie University in Halifax en 2004.

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Anne E. Bertrand, Q.C.

On September 1, 2010, Anne E. Bertrand, Q.C. became the Province’s first Access to Information and Privacy Commissioner, an appointment which carries a mandate of five years.

Anne Elizabeth Bertrand hails from northern New Brunswick and she pursued her post-secondary studies in Sciences and in Law at the University of New Brunswick. She established her private law practice in Fredericton and worked in the areas of administrative law, criminal law, employment law and civil litigation for more than 24 years. In doing so, Ms. Bertrand acquired extensive experience as counsel appearing before all levels of courts including two appearances before the Supreme Court of Canada.

For many years Ms. Bertrand sat as an adjudicator on various administrative tribunals, including as Vice-Chair of the Labour and Employment of New Brunswick, Member of the Public Service Staff Relations Board, and as Alternate Chair of the New Brunswick Review Board to review cases of accused persons suffering from mental disorders.

Ms. Bertrand continued to find time to be involved as a volunteer in a number of not-for-profit organizations. Among those, she became National Vice-President of the Mounted Police Foundation, Director of the Greater Fredericton Economic Development Corporation, President of the York Sunbury Law Society, President of the Conseil Économique du Nouveau-Brunswick, Chair of the New Brunswick Foundation for the Arts, Member of the Advisory Committee on Judicial Appointments for New Brunswick.

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J. Marc Henrie

J. Marc Henrie holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the Université de Moncton and continued his studies at the Master level at the Université de Sherbrooke in management and governance of cooperatives and communities. He is a citizen participation consultant and since the beginning of 2013, the consulting firm JMH Consultations offers not only support in community and cooperative development but also public speaking services to share experience and expertise of his vision of citizen participation.

Mr. Henrie is a former President of the NB Federation of Young Francophones. In 2006, he became the youngest President of a New Brunswick Local Service District elected to represent the citizens of Saint-Paul. In November 2012, he became the first President of the new Regional Service Commission for Kent. Since his adolescent years, he has been involved with the cooperative movement. He was active in numerous Board of Directors in the province. His community involvement has been recognized: in 2007, he received the Citizen by Excellence Award from Kent Enterprise; in 2009, the Provincial Citizen of the Year (youth category); and in 2012, the Young Cooperator of the Year from CDR-Acadie.

Mr. Henrie is a firefighter since 2000 with the Saint-Paul Fire Brigade. In 2009, he completed his firefighter professional training and became instructor in a few divisions of his brigade. He is Captain since 2011. He is very active physically and participated to the firefighters FireFit Atlantic Championships.

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