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Thought Leadership in Your Pocket

Municipal World introduces its new podcast, MW Shares, devoted to sharing the stories of communities from coast to coast to coast, and providing insights into the challenges and opportunities facing local governments today. This podcast will cover the stories that matter most to municipalities, municipal leaders, and their communities, covering topics like council-staff relations, place making, innovation, sustainability economic development, civic engagement, human resources, communications, managing change, and more. Hosted by Municipal World CEO Susan Gardner, MW Shares takes listeners deeper into the civic issues that municipal governments must tackle every day, highlighting new and emerging next practices, and sharing stories intended to shape and elevate conversations about community.

These are the stories of local government – the celebrations of success, the sharing of lessons learned, the cautionary tales, and the keen insights into what lies ahead for municipalities as they tackle the challenges of service delivery, governance and policy making in an environment that is both fiscally and politically demanding.

We invite you to join our conversation — and to perhaps share your story … here on MW Shares.

 

Nuclear waste, public engagement and bats - Michael Borrelli

Michael Borrelli from the Nuclear Waste Management Organization pops in to discuss myths about nuclear waste, the importance of authentic community engagement, and bats! Find ...

Tales of municipal challenges and leadership - James Ridge

Excited to have James Ridge joining us for this new episode! We discuss what makes a successful CAO and council relationship – plus the challenges ...

Moving Beyond #MeToo in the Workplace - Jennifer Heath

In the aftershocks following #MeToo, some questions remain for employers. Jennifer Heath, a lawyer with Piccolo Heath LLP, joined us at the 2020 HRPA conference ...

COVID-19: A Time for Innovation - Dana Clarke & Joel Carnes

We were excited to have Dana Clarke, founder of the Municipal Innovators Community and Joel Carnes, President of the Alliance for Innovation. Join us for ...

COVID-19 & emergency measures for council meetings - Jody Johnson

Jody Johnson Director of Legal Services for Halton Region joins us for the first in a series of weekly episodes to provide an update on what ...

Preserving a mid-century modern oasis - Flinn Fagg

There are always challenges to balancing historic preservation with the need for change - especially in a dynamic community like Palm Springs, California, renowned the ...

Special Episode - Organizational questions about COVID-19 and social distancing

Special Episode! Change strategist and Municipal World columnist Peter De Jager joins us to discuss communicating the implications of social distancing to your organization and ...

Special Episode - Coronavirus

Joining us for this SPECIAL EPISODE of MW Shares is Joe Preston, former member of Parliament and currently the Mayor of the City of St. ...

Episode 12 - Todd Hirsch

Chief economist for ATB Financial Todd Hirsch joins us to discuss the economic impact of social poverty and ways your community can tackle this head ...

Episode 11 - Pam Davis

CivicPRIDE leader and local government evangelist Pam Davis joins us to discuss incorporating your authentic self into work life, leadership and how local government touches ...

Episode 10 - David Smith

CAO of Saugeen Shores David Smith drops by the studio to discuss recognizing the value of public service, strategies to attracting skilled labourers to your ...

Episode 9 - Lital Marom

Business leader and polymath Lital Marom joins host Susan Gardner to discuss the future of work – and what every organization needs to do to ...

Episode 8 - Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, author of the compelling book “Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders” joins host Susan Gardner to explore how gender plays ...

Episode 7 - Dr. Gordon McIntosh

This week we are joined by consultant and educator Dr. Gordon McIntosh. Pop those earbuds in and be treated to Gordon's thoughts on how strategic ...

Episode 6 - Ashleigh Weeden

We were very pleased to have Ashleigh Weeden drop by to share an enriching conversation with us today at the MW Shares studio. Ashleigh is ...

Episode 5 - Peter de Jager

We were very pleased to have Peter de Jager drop by to share an enlightening conversation with us today at the MW Shares studio. Peter ...

Episode 4 - Zoran Postic & Ryan Walter

Deputy City Manager for the City of Vaughan Zoran Postic sits down with Susan Gardner to discuss how innovators invite staff ideas while building trust. ...

Episode 3 - Jeff Renaud & Delia Reiche

Town of St. Stephen, NB, CAO Jeff Renaud sits down with Susan Gardner to discuss the future of his town and community revitalization. Next a ...

Episode 2 - Naheed Nenshi

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi sits down with Susan Gardner to discuss the challenges he sees for his city, social media, leadership insights, and more. 

Episode 1 - Jesse Hirsh & Craig Scott

Futurist speaker, researcher and internet strategist Jesse Hirsh sits down with Susan Gardner to talk about what he means by "the future is rural." Followed ...