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Final Agenda

Final Agenda

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All sessions take place in Hall B unless otherwise noted.
Convention Registration - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hall AAMM Display Area - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hall A1:00 p.m. Annual Business Meeting
2011 Convention MinutesAnnual Financial Report and Annual Report ReviewMunicipal Insurance ProgramConvention 2012 Overview
1:30 p.m. The Honourable Vic Toews, MP ProvencherMinister of Public Safety, Government of Canada2:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Gord Hume3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break3:30 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Floor Refer to the next page for session topics and locations.
4:30 p.m. End of day announcements7:30 p.m. Icebreaker Reception-12:00 a.m.
Open to delegates, partners, Icebreaker sponsors and AMM specialguests only. No minors.
 A special THANK YOU to our Icebreaker Sponsors A special THANK YOU to our Icebreaker Sponsors 
Concurrent Breakout Sessions 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Speed Limits in School Zones 
Glenn Cuthbertson, Director of Traffic Engineering and LucilleMcLaughlin, Director of Legislative and Regulatory Services, Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation
Meeting Room 1
A recent amendment to
The Highway Traffic Act 
will allow municipalities to designateschool zones and reduced speed limits on roadways under their authority.Representatives from Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation will present on whatmunicipalities can do to enhance safety in school zones, including reduced speed limits.
Elected Officials: Fire Protection Information
Robert Pike, Deputy Fire Commissioner, Office of the FireCommissioner 
Meeting Room 2 
This session will provide an informative look at the challenges and roles elected officialsplay in providing good fire service. Legal and budgetary information, responsibilities of the fire service, and documentation will be included. Provincial strategies, resources andinitiatives will be discussed.
New Legislative Requirements to Strengthen Accountability and Transparency 
Gail Anderson, Linda Baleja and Mitch Duval, Municipal ServiceOfficers, Manitoba Local Government 
Meeting Room 3
New legislation was passed in June 2012 that requires municipalities to put in placepolicies and practices to strengthen the accountability of municipal councils and supporttransparent decision-making. This presentation will highlight the new requirements formunicipalities to adopt a code of conduct for council members, a tendering andprocurement policy and a private works policy. It will also highlight new practicesrequired for public notice to be provided on a proposed borrowing by-law for capitalprojects and for responding to recommendations made by the Office of the AuditorGeneral.
Saying Sorry…Apologies in Leadership Positions 
 Janet P. Schmidt, M. Ed., Resolutions Skills Centre
Meeting Room 4
In today’s economy, leaders are stressed, employees are stretched to their limits, and
lay-offs are all too common. In these conditions, mistakes are happening at all levels. Thefact that those in leadership positions in business, government and not-for-profit sectorsmake mistakes is not surprising. At the same time, how leaders respond to these situa-tions is critical. Having the courage to own mistakes and speak genuinely about them is ahigh-end leadership skill.

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