Each year a number of Canadian CAO’s are transitioned out of their CAO positions. Most often they are simply a casualty of a new political environment.
CAMA recognized the growing need to support their CAO members in transition and engaged a consultant to develop a Members in Transition Toolkit. The Members in Transition Toolkit will be launched at the 2019 Annual Conference in Quebec City.
It became evident that those transitioned members who had immediate and continual access to good resources, appeared to get through transition easier. So part of the project included having them identify the specific resources that would have been helpful to them as they navigated their way through transition.
We now need to locate the professionals from each province who provide these identified resources, for inclusion in the toolkit. The toolkit will list the services required and will link to the professionals who provide the service, so our members in transition can quickly and easily find the professional resources they need, when they need them.
Specifically, here are the professionals we need for the toolkit:
Employment Lawyers (who represent employees)
Financial Planners/Accounting Planning/Taxation Advisors
HR Advisors/Career/Transition Counsellors/Life Coaches
Recruiters/Executive Recruitment Firms/Head Hunters
If you provide any of the above professional services, please consider becoming a muniSERV professional member and then select the special Transition/Career Services category after the toolkit is launched in May. Doing so provides you with the unique opportunity to be automatically be linked directly to the CAMA Members in Transition Toolkit so CAMA’s CAO members in transition can easily find you. *muniSERV is pleased to share the revenue from this special category with CAMA to support future projects.
How to Participate
If you already have a muniSERV professional profile, you’re all set until the launch of the new toolkit in May. We’ll notify you when you need to go back into your dashboard and add the new, special Transition/Career Services in “Build Membership Package”.
If you’re not a muniSERV member yet;
1. Become a muniSERV member today and create your profile in your dashboard
2. Start appearing in searches in the Find Municipal Experts & Services database right away and get a free Members’ Only Rotating ad (value of $120) for your first month of membership.
3. We’ll notify you when you need to go back into your dashboard in the “Build Membership Package”, and add the special “Transition/Career Services” category to your cart.
4. Then you will be able to select as many subcategories as you like, in “Manage my Profile”