LGMA - Local Government Management Association of British Columbia

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Strategic Plan - Mission Vision Values

    

LGMA VISION

To be a responsive, innovative and dynamic organization promoting professional excellence for local government professionals in BC

LGMA PURPOSE/MISSION

LGMA is dedicated to supporting excellence in local government by providing high quality, practical training and resources; encouraging the development of professional networking and connections; and facilitating the exchange of ideas and best practices among members.

LGMA VALUES

Professionalism: supporting and encouraging members to be the best they can be

Ethical behavior: promoting the expectations for ethical conduct as expressed in the Association Code of Ethics, and demonstrating honesty and integrity in management

Quality: committing to the highest quality of professional programs and services

Inclusiveness: serving the diverse needs of our membership, respecting both size and geography

Innovation: seeking improvement, applying ingenuity and advancing new ideas

Accountability: being responsive to the needs of members, transparent and resourceful

Forward thinking: scanning and anticipating future trends


Read the full 2014 - 2019 LGMA Strategic Plan [PDF - 467 KB]


CORE STRENGTH 1: EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Goal - To enhance best-in-class educational and professional development offerings for local government professionals in BC

Objective
Provide relevant high-quality, practical educational and training programs, conferences, workshops and seminars to meet the current and emerging professional development needs of the local government management community

Strategies:

  1. Focus on LGMA's competitive advantage as the recognized resource for practical, professional training and development for local government in BC
  2. Increase access to professional development and training through expanded delivery options
  3. Enhance current First Nations programming to strengthen engagement and collaboration within the local government system

Performance Measures/Success indicators

  • 90% of full course enrolment for every educational program
  • 80% or above program satisfaction with content, materials, speakers, accessibility and value for fees for every educational program

 


CORE STRENGTH 2: PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING

Goal - To support professionals in the local government sector to make connections and build enduring, mutually beneficial professional relationships

Objectives

  1. Deliver well-organized and recurring opportunities throughout the province to increase the prospects for local government professionals at all levels to effectively network as a catalyst for personal and professional success
  2. Sustain LGMA's liaison role within the broader local government system to strengthen and leverage sectoral relationships

Strategies:

  1. Program and dedicate sufficient time and space at annual professional development events to encourage successful networking
  2. Leverage dedicated networking opportunities at LGMA events in order to accelerate and sustain the success of the Association

Performance Measures/Success indicators

  • 80% Excellent/Very Good evaluation feedback on formal networking events
  • 80% Excellent/Very Good evaluation feedback confirming opportunities were created for mentor connections



CORE STRENGTH 3: LOCAL GOVERNMENT RESOURCE MATERIALS

Goal - To anticipate current and future professional resource needs in the local government sector

Objective
Develop and distribute manuals, publications and other best-practice resource tools to meet the specialized needs of local government professionals in BC

Strategies:

  1. Refine, update and redevelop manuals and toolkits based on legislative changes, legal rulings and best practices
  2. Develop new professional resources to support emerging program areas
  3. Evaluate demand, pricing, and format of publications and resources from the local government professional community

Performance Measures/Success indicators

  • 80% or above level of satisfaction in professional resource materials based on evaluation feedback
  • 100% cost recovery achieved for each resource material produced

CORE STRENGTH 4: SERVICES FOR MEMBERS

Goal - To offer member services that deliver a return on their membership investment

Objective
Make member services available that meet the specialized needs of local government professionals in BC

Strategies:

  1. Deliver valuable membership services

Performance Measures/Success indicators

  • 10% improvement in satisfaction levels year over year with services over 2013 baseline
  • 50% increased awareness of member services in 2018 over 2013 baseline

CORE STRENGTH 5: MEMBERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENT, ENGAGEMENT & RETENTION


Goal - To ensure a sustainable operating model with sound governance and fiscal health that delivers value to a strong membership base

Objectives
Sustained membership numbers in the Association with active members from both urban and rural local governments

Greater Association visibility and profile with local government professionals in BC to promote financial growth and operational sustainability

Strategies:

  1. Ensure membership is open and affordable to local government managers who want to join
  2. Improve communications and outreach with membership
  3. Enhance internal operations to support organizational stability and good governance

Performance Measures/Success indicators

  • 100% of local government have a LGMA membership by 2019 (100th Anniversary)
  • 25% increased non-member awareness of LGMA in 2018 over 2013 baseline
  • Defined member market

Professional Development and Services - Survey for Local Government Employees

The LGMA is always looking for ways to improve our training programs and our services.  You are being invited to provide feedback on what you want, need, like and are interested in regarding programs and services that LMGA offers, or could offer you in the future. 

We are conducting a survey until Tuesday, May 31st  and we encourage you to complete it. Take the survey now! Information gathered from this survey will be reported back to LGMA members during our Annual Conference in June in Nanaimo, BC.  It should take less than 15 minutes of your time to complete, and your feedback will help us plan future programs and services that are in line with what you have told us you’d like to see.

Thank you in advance of providing us with valuable programing information.

 

 

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