The CAO Profile Online Series
11/30/2023 - 1/31/2024
11 to noon
Event Registration
Event Type(s)
CAO Connections
Member Events
Event Description
A conversation of what it takes to be an effective CAO

These interactive sessions will feature one aspiring CAO and one experienced CAO (Guests) in a guided conversation on one of the five leadership capabilities. Participants will be able to tune in and use the chat to determine how the specific competency cluster impacts me and what do I need to improve to be more effective.

OMAA Members: Free
Non-Members: $20/session or $99.00 for the entire series (6)

  • Welcome (Scott Vokey)
  • Introduction OMAA process, definitions, and cluster description (Gordon McIntosh) 
  • Competency Imperatives – organizational and leadership imperatives (Guests)
  • Competence Assessment – emerging and experienced (Guests)
  • Chat Room – personal relevance (participants)
  • Development Ideas – application & learning (Guests)

November 30   11am-Noon           Competency Cluster #1: Achieves Excellence
featuring Laurie Kennard, CAO, Severn in a guided conversation with Mike Melinyshyn, CFO / Director of Corporate Services & Innovation, Town of Innisfil

December 14 11am-Noon           Competency Cluster #2: Adapts to Change
featuring Marnie Cluckie, CAO, Niagara-on-the Lake, in a guided conversation with Inderjit Hans, Commissioner Public Works, City of Brantford

January 10      11am-Noon          Competency Cluster #3: Adjusts to Ambiguity
featuring Greg Borduas, CAO, West Perth, in a guided conversation with Randy Scherzer, Deputy CAO, County of Grey

January 17      11am-Noon           Competency Cluster #4: Aligns Interests
featuring Denise Corry, CAO, Huntsville, in a guided conversation with Annette Diamond, Director of Legal/Corporate Services, County of Perth

January 24      11am-Noon           Competency Cluster #5: Anticipates Situations
featuring Laura Johnston, CAO, West Grey, in a guided conversation with Sarah Klein, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Whitby 

January 31      11am-1230pm      How to Use the Guide
 featuring Meighan Wark, CAO Huron County in conversation with Gordon McIntosh
A Zoom Meeting Link will be provided in advance of each session

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