Municipal Panels

Municipal Panels

The 2016 Igniting Ideas in Municipalities is pleased to present four panels of municipal leaders sharing their stories of municipal innovation success.

Leading Edge PracticesHear from Mississauga, Burlington, Calgary and Niagara Region about how leading edge practices are influencing culture and benefiting the organisation Details

Municipal PracticesLearn how St. Albert, Ottawa, District of Muskoka and Niagara Region are advancing municipal practices in policy, management and service delivery to improve effectiveness Details

PartneringPartnerships are changing the game for Hamilton, Oakville, Caledon and Guelph by reducing costs, enhancing service delivery and building community Details

Service Delivery

Barrie, Burlington and Calgary have found alternatives to traditional service delivery to meet needs, and University of Western presents preliminary results from their research Details

Our Panel Moderators:


Deborah Jann
Senior Associate, Clean Slate Strategies

Deborah Jann is a Senior Associate with Clean Slate Strategies. Prior to joining Clean Slate, she was Principal, Market Development for the Talent and Leadership Development practice at Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, a Toronto-based human resources consulting firm. For the past 20 years Deborah has worked with private and public sector clients on the development of smart and innovative training solutions for leaders and teams. Having lived and worked as an Educator in Europe and Asia, Deborah also draws on her international experience to help individuals challenge assumptions and embrace diverse, global perspectives that lead to exceptional results.
Deborah has facilitated at the national conferences of Retail Council of Canada, The North West Company, Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA), The Conference Board of Canada’s Workforce One-Stop (2013), Women in Leadership and Business (2014), the Creative Problem Solving Institute and Mindcamp Creativity Conference (2016). 

Chris Anstead, BA (Hons), MA, PhD
Director, Executive Education, DeGroote School of Business

Chris Anstead earned his PhD in History from the University of Western Ontario, his MA from the University of Waterloo and his undergraduate degree from Carleton. Chris’ background includes considerable academic and industry experience. He has worked as a management consultant for 20 years; most recently as the principal in his own firm.
His scholarly career focused on research, with a particular concentration on the historical relationship between organizational form, leadership and culture. He has published studies on fraternal orders, military units, early life insurance companies, and schools. His later work was primarily concerned with the history of vocational education.
He brings an interdisciplinary approach to my work, which includes teaching graduate courses on research methods at the Faculty of Education (UWO), and establishing a cross-disciplinary faculty reading group devoted to qualitative methods.

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