Preliminary Program – Updated April 16, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

AMANB Board Meeting

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Conference Registration

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Networking Coffee

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Workshop #1 - Ten Minutes of Fame
Opportunity for members to share some of the initiatives and best practices of their municipality or region.

  • La Barque Community Centre, by Vincent Poirier, CAO, Villages of Pointe-Verte and Nigadoo
  • Chaleur Green Trails,
  • Tourism Chaleur Office – all together
  • Refrigerated skating, by Luc Bujold, Senior Manager, Culture, Leisure and Community Life, City of Dieppe
  • Host of the 2019 Annual Conference- Region 2, by Linda Brown, CAO/Clerk-Treasurer, Town of Hartland; AMANB Vice-President and Region 2 representative.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Workshop #2 - Opening Keynote Speaker
Collaborating in Change, by Peter de Jager, International speaker, writer and consultant.

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Trade Show Grand Opening, visit Exhibitors’ Booths

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Official Opening Ceremonies and Luncheon -
Opening Remarks by Minister Serge Rousselle.

- Attendance of Host Region 8 Mayors or representatives:

1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Workshop #3 -
PRESENTATION by the Department of Environment and Local Government (DELG) – Modernization of Legislation (Local Governance Act) and Regulations. Presentation will include overview of the new Act, accompanying guidebook and regulations.

- Representative(s) from DELG

1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION – We want to hear from you -  Identify training and information needs for local government officials relative to understanding of legislation

  • Each table identifies 4 to 5 priority areas (e.g., open and closed meetings, conflict of interest) where more training or information is required and suggested approaches in which information may be shared (i.e. fact sheets, training sessions, etc.)
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Plenary – Report from the round table spokespersons

2:45 p.m.- 3:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break – Trade Show, visit Exhibitors’ Booths / Networking

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Workshop #4 -
PRESENTATION by the Department of Environment and Local Government (DELG) - new Community Planning Act (presentation will include overview of the new Act, status of regulations and tools)

- Representative(s) from DELG 

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Annual General Meeting of the Municipal Advisory Corporation (MAC)

6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

President Reception and Acadian Party
Môtel L’Acadien, Petit-Rocher

Menu: lobster or steak
Casual Attire

Shuttle service

Thursday, June 7, 2018
8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Networking Full Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

Workshop #5 -
New Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RTIPPA) and Regulations – What it means for municipalities? by Joanne Fletcher, NB Chief Information Access and Privacy Officer and panel discuss

9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

Workshop #6 -
Cannabis Legalization – Municipalities Gearing Up: cannabis issues for Local Governance, by Bathurst Police Force and representative from Justice and Public Safety

10:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Workshop #7 -
Changes to provincial emergency measures, impact on municipalities,
by representative from New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (NBEMO)

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break – Trade Show, visit Exhibitors’ Booths / Networking 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

AMANB Annual General Meeting (AGM)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Luncheon and Networking

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Optional Networking activities / Study Tours:

  1. Golf: Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club. See website.
  2. Regional Discovery: La Barque, Atlas Park, micro-brewery, galleries and product tasting.
  3. Nepisiguit Adventures: special guided excursions (choice of hiking, kayaking, biking, canoeing). See website.
  4. Educational Outing at sea – lobster fishing
  5. Wellbeing: Massage package – individual reservation
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Reception –
Danny’s Hotel Event Centre, Beresford
Business Attire

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Banquet –
Danny’s Hotel Event Centre, Beresford
Shuttle service

Friday, June 8, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Networking Continental Breakfast
by Dalhousie University - Jack Novack, Local Governance Program Director
Sponsored by Dalhousie University

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Workshop #8 -
Workplace Wellness - practices to support members

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break – Trade Show, visit Exhibitors’ Booths / Networking 

10:45 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Workshop #9 -
Collaborate for success – convincing examples and solutions

- Application of By-laws: Public Safety Officer Bathurst/Miramichi
- etc.

11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

- Wrap-up and Evaluation

- Passport Bulletin Draw and Final Draw

You have to be in attendance to win!


Language Arrangements:
Simultaneous interpretation provided by JCB Interpretation

Name tags:
A red dot identifies new members: please make them feel at home!


Workshop Speakers' Biographies

Peter de Jager

Peter de Jager is a keynote speaker/writer/consultant on the issues relating to the issue of managing change of all shapes and sizes in all types of organizations. He has published hundreds of articles internationally on topics ranging from Problem Solving, Creativity and Change to the impact of technology on areas such as privacy, security and business. His articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Futurist and Scientific American.

He is best known to IT and Fortune 500 audiences for his efforts to create responsible awareness of the Y2K issue – For which he received several awards from IT associations and Govt. Agencies.

In addition to presentations and seminars on the topics above, he’s written dozens of regular columns. These have included; Association Trends, CIPS across Canada, Enterprise, Globe & Mail online and Municipal World.

He’s spoken in 40 (and counting) countries and is recognized worldwide as an exciting, humorous, provocative and engaging speaker. His audiences have included the World Economic Forum, The World Bank and The Bank for International Settlements.

His presentations and workshops are highly interactive, fun, irreverent to mistaken ideas and most distinctively - provocative. He forces (entices?) the audience, by demonstrating conflicts between their stated beliefs and behaviours, to think differently about what they thought they knew. You can view much of his work at or contact him at 

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