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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.

 

Organizational reviews and the continued challenge of council-staff relations - George Cuff

New episode! Local government guru George Cuff joins Susan Gardner for a deep dive on municipal organizational reviews, highlighting early warning signs of trouble. Plus ...

Off the Cuff and on the air - George Cuff

You don’t want to miss this one! Local government guru George Cuff joins Susan Gardner to share reflections on what he learned from his earliest ...

Municipal challenges that lie ahead - Brock Carlton

In Part 1 CEO of FCM Brock Carlton joined us to discuss leading his team at FCM through his final months as CEO in these ...

A legacy of leadership - Brock Carlton

As he prepares to retire, Brock Carlton joins Municipal World CEO Susan Gardner to talk about passing the torch at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities ...

Masks and the role of Canadian municipalities - Rob Shirkey

Last week lawyer Rob Shirkey joined us to discuss the importance of masks, the evidence for them, and the state of mask use in Canada. ...

Is wearing a mask really necessary? - Rob Shirkey

How helpful are masks really? Lawyer Rob Shirkey joins us to shed some light on the importance of mask use and the evidence that backs ...

Launching an economic development strategy during a pandemic - David Arbuckle

New episode of MWShares! David Arbuckle joins us to talk about the work the Town of Caledon has done to create a 10-year economic development ...

Domestic violence and the remote workspace - Darcy Michaud

Now that the lines between workplace and home are blurred, employers need to be aware of their obligations in addressing the sensitive issue of domestic ...

Managing health and safety for a work-for-home workforce - Darcy Michaud

How do obligations for health and safety change when many employees are working from home? HR expert Darcy Michaud joins us to discuss workplace rights ...

Victory gardens: building community during times of crisis - Susan Antler

Today, we're talking with Compost Canada's Susan Antler about victory gardens, community gardening, and composting. Plus a unique made-in-Canada program to help support your gardening ...

Supporting each other through community - Dawn Chaplin

Being a community is more important than simply being a town, says Torbay CAO Dawn Chaplin. In this episode, Dawn chats with Municipal World CEO ...

Artificial Intelligence in the workplace - Terry Hickey

Terry Hickey, Chief Analytics Officer at CIBC, joins us to discuss how AI will disrupt our organizations, people, and jobs over the coming years – ...

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 ...