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MATI® Programs

MATI® Foundations - August 12-17, 2018

MATI Foundations is the essential course for anyone looking to broaden their perspective on the roles and responsibilities within Local Government. This 5½ day residential program, held at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna, provides an extensive overview of virtually every facet of local government administration. 

For details on the program, view the 2018 program brochure

Cost is $2,310+GST.  REGISTER TODAY  (program is limited to 60 attendees). 

*Please note: in order to register you will need to create a profile with LGMA. If you require assistance creating your profile please ontact office@lgma.ca.


MATI® Leadership in Local Government Organizations - June 16-21, 2019

MATI Leadership is an innovative 5 ½ day residential program specifically designed for people in leadership roles in local government in BC. The program is a blend of theory and practice, with an emphasis on interaction and participant involvement through role-playing and case studies. MATI Leadership will be held on Bowen Island.

2018 Program Brochure

For reference to the program, view the 2018 program brochure for details. Visit Capilano University for course information and pricing, or email Alison McNeil at amcneil@capilanou.ca  This includes tuition, all course materials, hotel room nights and meals. For more information contact Alison McNeil.

MATI® Advanced Communication Skills for Local Government Professionals - April 28-May 3, 2019

Working in small groups side-by-side with senior local government leaders, participants learn the skills necessary to resolving unique communication challenges as well as sharing strategies for improved communications skills. MATI Advanced Communication Skills for Local Government Professionals is a 5 ½ day program held annually on Bowen Island in April.

For reference to the course content, view the 2018 program brochure for more details.  Those taking the course for credit will be given first priority for seats in this course. For more information about the course, contact Alison McNeil, Local Government Programs, Capilano University at amcneil@capilanou.ca

MATI® Managing People - May 26-31, 2019

MATI Managing People, a 5½ day residential program held each May on Bowen Island, has been designed to assist supervisors and managers in local governments to build better employee-employer relationships through effective labour relations, collective bargaining, occupational health and safety and contract administration. The program also identifies and analyzes human resource requirements through job design and analysis and illustrates methods for encouraging staff development through orientation, training, career development and performance appraisal systems.

For reference about the program, view the 2018 program brochure for course content.  For information on this program and funding assistance, contact Alison McNeil, Local Government Programs, Capilano University at amcneil@capilanou.ca


MATI® Community Planning for Local Government Professionals - September 30-October 5, 2018

At this week long residential program held at The Cove Lakeside Resort in West Kelowna, participants work with some of the most highly regarded planners in BC to learn to work more effectively with Council and community members on planning and development issues and to develop a critical understanding of various planning approaches. Topics covered include land use permits, regulations, bylaws, and subdivision processes. As well, participants will learn to apply the principal approving officer tools and will learn to effectively oversee land use planning consultants.

Cost is $2,730+GST  Register online today. Registration deadline is June 15, 2018. 

For reference to the program content, view the 2018 program brochure.

Visit Capilano University for course information and pricing, or email Alison McNeil at amcneil@capilanou.ca


MATI® School for Statutory Approving Officers - October 20-25, 2019

This program will be offered again in October 2019

This week long residential program at the South Thompson Inn in Kamloops will provide participants with a comprehensive review of the duties and responsibilities of the Statutory Approving Officer along with best practices for carrying on this function.

Eligibility Requirements:
You are eligible to attend MATI School for Statutory Approving Officers if you work in a BC local government or First Nations jurisdiction and are the Statutory Approving Officer, Deputy Approving Officer, or the primary person responsible for the evaluation of subdivision applications in your organization.  Participation from provincial approving officials will be considered subject to space limitations.

Cost is $2,400 + GST 

View the 2017 program brochure for information on the program content.

For more information contact office@lgma.ca.

MATI The Successful CAO - Local Government Advanced Management - October 6-11, 2019

MATI CAO is designed for new CAOs (in role for less than three years) and aspiring CAOs (currently in a senior management role). Instruction includes, assess personal strengths, enhance practical knowledge of the CAO role within the BC local government, develop effective strategies and personal action plan for long term success, build your best practices toolkit for supporting council and board effectiveness, apply public interest and ethical decision making frameworks to key issues, and managing relationships 'up, down and out'.

Participants must have taken one of: MATI Advanced Communications Skills, MATI Managing People, MATI Leadership or PADM 307 Ethics in Local Government. If you are a current CAO, but do not meet the pre-requisites, please contact Linda Adams at lindajadams@shaw.ca

View the 2018 program brochure for reference about the program content. For information on this program and funding assistance, contact Linda Adams at lindajadams@shaw.ca

MATI® Educational Credits

The Provincial Board of Examiners will grant elective credits for MATI Leadership, Advanced Communications, Managing People, and Community Planning for Non-Planners for those participants who take the courses for college credit. For more information on Board of Examiners Certification, please contact Leta Hodge, Administrator, Board of Examiners, at Leta.Hodge@gov.bc.ca.

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