Next Emergentics Meeting of the Mind Opportunity

Many leaders, for the first time in their careers, are leading from behind the screen. The great challenge becomes how do we keep staff motivated, engaged, inspired and connected.

Emergenetics is a scientifically proven psychometric tool used around the world. You will gain a fuller understanding of your own and/or your team’s thought and behavioural preferences and recognize the brilliance of each preference. Understanding your teams attributes can be leveraged to craft holistic messaging and communicate change effectively while being aware of how the attributes behave under stress.

We are delighted to bring the power of Emergenetics in our:
Next Emergenetics Meeting of The Minds Opportunity:

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Location: Toronto Star Building, 1 Yonge Street, 18th Floor, Toronto, ON
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Facilitator: Gail Green

Cost of Workshop and Profile: $299 CLICK HERE TO ENROLL
Exclusive Promotion use discount for MuniSERV Members – use promo code 100OFF for a $100 discount.

Through the workshop, you will:
• Increase self-awareness
• Discover others’ perceptions of you
• Communicate more effectively
• Make informed decisions
• Value your inherent talents
• Recognize core values

Who should attend:
• Individuals seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and others
• Managers who aspire to build cohesive teams
• Consultants/trainers looking for neuro-scientific tools that resonate with individuals and organizations
• Coaches/mentors and psychologists who are interested in gaining additional
insight into their processes
• Educators who desire to enhance their effectiveness with students and staff

Enroll soon as space will be limited.

We look forward to meeting you at this exciting event on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in Toronto and to sharing a simpler, easier way to understand yourself and others with the neuro-science of Emergenetics!

If you’d like more information, simply respond to this email or call 905.636.0797.

Take Care,

Gail

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An Exclusive Virtual Leadership Development Opportunity

It is a crazy unprecedented time!

Many leaders, for the first time in their careers, are leading from behind the desk and behind the screen. The great challenge becomes how do we keep staff motivated, engaged, inspired and connected.

At Emergenetics it is our Vision “To Be the Universal Answer to Human Connection”

And in this time of social isolation we are delighted to bring the power of Emergenetics in:

An Exclusive Leadership Development Opportunity: Emergenetics VIRTUAL Meeting of the Minds Workshop

Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Location: Your Desk!
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM 

Emergenetics Certified Facilitator: Gail Green

Cost of Workshop and Profile: $299 CLICK HERE TO ENROLL
Exclusive Promotion use discount for MuniSERV Members – use promo code 100OFF for a $100 discount.

As an added value, during this challenging time, any municipality that registers 3 or more people will receive a one hour complimentary online tailored session for the team (Value $599).

The Virtual Meeting of the Minds offers a blended learning experience that reveals individual and collective strengths, provides practical ways for leaders to inspire and engage employees to work together and create strong workplace cultures – with or without a traditional office space.

Through the workshop, you will:
• Increase self-awareness
• Discover others’ perceptions of you
• Communicate change more holistically and effectively
• Build better Peer and Stakeholder relationships
• Increase your EQ to forge new relationships in the current reality

Who should attend:
• Leaders seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and others
• Managers who aspire to build cohesive teams
• Consultants/Trainers/Coaches looking for neuro-scientific tools that resonate with individuals and organizations in a blended on learning experience that will serve in the new normal
Enroll soon as participant numbers will be limited to 30.

We look forward to meeting you at this insightful and exciting event on Wednesday, May 20th and to sharing a simpler, easier way to understand yourself and others with the neuro-science of Emergenetics!

If you’d like more information, simply email me or call 905.636.0797.

Take Care,
Gail

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Strategic Leadership for Men

Strategic Leadership for Men

Thursdays, 5-6pm ET

Starts July 23, 2020

Price: $430 for 8 interactive sessions

Registration Link: https://sagewisdom.levellingup.ca/strategic-leadership-for-men/

 

Strategic Leadership for Men

Led by Jenn Lofgren (Master Certified Coach, Forbes Coaches Council, Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Dare to LeadTM Certified Facilitator, CPHR & SHRM-SCP)

The role as a leader can be a challenging and isolating journey for everyone and especially for men. Today, there are few venues or communities for men to explore their leadership challenges and development with other men. For many men, this leads to feelings of loneliness, overwhelm, doubt, anxiety and much more.

As leaders, the first step to creating results through others is to develop yourself first. I believe the journey of leadership development requires courage, connection and perspective with a safe group of peers.

This accelerator group will create a support space with other men in leadership to connect with your peers and to learn key strategies to expand your strategic leadership. You will create weekly action plans to put your learning into practice and strengthen your authentic leadership.

NOTE: This Accelerator Group is for men only, and recommended for mid-level leaders holding titles like: Manager, Director and VP

You will LEARN:

  • Understand how your reactive tendencies create limited leadership success
  • Explore the role risk, fear and toxic expectations play in triggering your reactive
  • Learn the three reactive tendencies and which one you default to the most
  • How to develop by leveraging tendencies and which one you default to most
  • How to develop by leveraging your strengths, not your weaknesses
  • The role of vulnerability and mindset in developing strategic leadership
  • Strategies to respond vs react in challenge and crisis

You will ACHIEVE:

  • Clarity on your path to leadership effectiveness remaining true to who you are
  • A two-page leadership development plan to advance your leadership over 6-12 months
  • Understanding of the gifts of your leadership style and how to adapt in leading others
  • Relationships and community with other men in leadership
  • Skills to expand your leadership community with other me

Register Here

What is LevellingUp?

Many of us feel abandoned or alone in our leadership roles, and we’re looking people who can join us on our journey.  By combining interactive coaching & collaborative community, LevellingUp offers a unique, powerful, and affordable way for growing professionals to secure success and experience joy.

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Free Webinar – Leadership Ask Me Anything

Leadership Ask Me Anything

Friday, June 19; 2-3pm ET
Price: FREE!

Registration Here

Leadership Ask Me Anything

Free advice from an expert for your business or personal leadership challenges!

What leadership problems are you facing RIGHT NOW?
Bring them to this interactive discussion and get solutions.

LevellingUp Sage in Residence: Anthony English (Business Coach, IT Professional) will offer his advice and insights.

What is LevellingUp?
Many of us feel abandoned or alone in our leadership roles, and we’re looking people who can join us on our journey. By combining interactive coaching & collaborative community, LevellingUp offers a unique, powerful, and affordable way for growing professionals to secure success and experience joy.

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Local Loops & Linkages: Bringing the Circular Economy to Canadian Cities

In March 2020, the EU released its new Circular Economy Action Plan to accelerate the transformational change required by the European Green Deal. The plan aims to streamline the regulatory framework for a sustainable future, maximizing new opportunities from the transition and “[making] circularity work for people, regions and cities.” 

Moving away from the linear “take-make-waste” industrial model, a circular economy involves “gradually decoupling economic activity from the consumption of finite resources, and designing waste out of the system.” By keeping products and materials in use, a circular economy not only has immediate environmental benefits for cities, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions and waste, but also provides social and economic benefits. 

 

Many cities across the EU have started to make circularity work. Amsterdam was among the first to carry out a scan to identify areas in which circular business models could be applied and has since launched over 70 initiatives to meet its goal of becoming fully circular by 2050. Amsterdam’s circular economy initiatives are now expected to create up to 1,900 new jobs. By embedding circular economy principles into urban planning practices, London is expected to double the use of 20% of its buildings by 2036 thus saving millions annually. city view from top down

 

Cities as Key Actors in the Circular Economy 

Cities make up two-thirds of global energy demand, consume 75% of the world’s natural resources, produce more than 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions and 50% of global waste. The current cycle of growth associated with urbanization and globalization puts considerable and unsustainable pressure on the natural environment. A circular economy would create opportunities for the most optimal and climate-friendly use of city resources and land.

 

Cities are well-equipped to make the shift to a circular economy. Cities generate over 80% of the global GDP and remain hubs of innovation and connection between government, businesses and private actors. Municipal governments are closest to their residents, and much more “agile and flexible” than higher orders of government when it comes to implementing new initiatives. Cities also have significant purchasing power that they can leverage to positively impact a shift towards circular models for their suppliers.

 

Circular Economy in Canadian Cities 

Canadian cities have already been recognized as leaders in the fight against climate change. Some Canadian cities, including Toronto and Montreal, have committed to zero waste futures and transitioning to a circular economy. Toronto recently introduced its circular economy procurement implementation plan to use the city’s purchasing power to reduce waste and enable social and economic prosperity. 

Though Canadian cities face constitutional and financial restrictions in exercising their powers, courts are generally reluctant to interfere with the decisions of democratically elected councils to increase the wellbeing of their municipalities. Ontario municipalities, in particular, have broad powers in a number of areas including waste management, business licensing, the protection of persons or property, including consumer protection, and the economic, social and environmental well-being of the municipality, including respecting climate change.

 

In their circular economy initiatives, Canadian cities can follow the example of Brussels, which created a fund that provides grants to circular economy businesses and research projects. They can additionally use other forms of public-private partnerships or bonusing mechanisms to support circular business models. Canadian municipalities can include circular economy principles in their official plans to influence land use planning decisions that lead to circular designs for neighbourhoods, an increase in sharing infrastructure and in the modularity of building materials. They can look to urban planning guidelines that include criteria for circular building implemented by cities like Amsterdam to promote the use of secondary and residual materials. They can ban or impose fees on materials that they receive at their waste management facilities or landfills

 

These examples highlight the powerful role that Canadian cities can play to be sustainable, resilient and thriving even in the face of threats as great as the degradation of the natural environment and climate change. As cities work toward realizing sustainable futures, transitioning to a circular economy can bolster their efforts, and at the same time increase the quality of urban life. 

 

By Denisa Mertiri and Alexandra Potamianos

For more information on how to make the circular economy work in cities, contact Denisa Mertiri at [email protected]

 

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Strategic Leadership for Men

Strategic Leadership for Men

Thursdays, 5-6pm ET
Starts June 11
Price: $430 for 8 interactive sessions

Register Here

Strategic Leadership for Men
Led by Jenn Lofgren (Master Certified Coach, Forbes Coaches Council, Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Dare to LeadTM Certified Facilitator, CPHR & SHRM-SCP)

The role as a leader can be a challenging and isolating journey for everyone and especially for men. Today, there are few venues or communities for men to explore their leadership challenges and development with other men. For many men, this leads to feelings of loneliness, overwhelm, doubt, anxiety and much more.

As leaders, the first step to creating results through others is to develop yourself first. I believe the journey of leadership development requires courage, connection and perspective with a safe group of peers.

This accelerator group will create a support space with other men in leadership to connect with your peers and to learn key strategies to expand your strategic leadership. You will create weekly action plans to put your learning into practice and strengthen your authentic leadership.

NOTE: This Accelerator Group is for men only, and recommended for mid-level leaders holding titles like: Manager, Director and VP

You will LEARN:
• Understand how your reactive tendencies create limited leadership success
• Explore the role risk, fear and toxic expectations play in triggering your reactive
• Learn the three reactive tendencies and which one you default to the most
• How to develop by leveraging tendencies and which one you default to most
• How to develop by leveraging your strengths, not your weaknesses
• The role of vulnerability and mindset in developing strategic leadership
• Strategies to respond vs react in challenge and crisis

You will ACHIEVE:
• Clarity on your path to leadership effectiveness remaining true to who you are
• A two-page leadership development plan to advance your leadership over 6-12 months
• Understanding of the gifts of your leadership style and how to adapt in leading others
• Relationships and community with other men in leadership
• Skills to expand your leadership community with other me

What is LevellingUp?
Many of us feel abandoned or alone in our leadership roles, and we’re looking people who can join us on our journey. By combining interactive coaching & collaborative community, LevellingUp offers a unique, powerful, and affordable way for growing professionals to secure success and experience joy.

Share

An Exclusive Leadership Development Opportunity – Virtual Meeting of the Minds Workshop

Many leaders, for the first time in their careers, are leading from behind the the screen. The great challenge becomes how do we keep staff motivated, engaged, inspired and connected.

At Emergenetics it is our Vision “To Be the Universal Answer to Human Connection”. Understanding your teams attributes can be leveraged to craft holistic messaging and communicate change effectively while being aware of how the attributes behave under stress.

And in this time of isolated, distributed teams we are delighted to bring the power of Emergenetics in:

An Exclusive Leadership Development Opportunity:

Emergenetics VIRTUAL Meeting of the Minds Workshop 

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Location: Your Desk!
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Emergenetics Certified Facilitator: Gail Green

The Virtual Meeting of the Minds offers a blended learning experience that reveals individual and collective strengths, provides practical ways for leaders to inspire and engage employees to work together and create strong workplace cultures – with or without a traditional office space.

Through the workshop, you will:
• Increase self-awareness
• Discover others’ perceptions of you
• Communicate change more holistically and effectively
• Build better Peer and Stakeholder relationships
• Increase your EQ to forge new relationships in the current reality

Who should attend:
• Leaders seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and others
• Managers who aspire to build cohesive teams
• Consultants/Trainers/Coaches looking for neuro-scientific tools that resonate with individuals and organizations in a blended on learning experience that will serve in the new normal
Enroll soon as participant numbers will be limited to 30.

Cost of Workshop and Profile: $299         CLICK HERE to enroll!

Exclusive discount for muniSERV Members – use promo code 100OFF for a $100 discount. As an added value, during this challenging time, any municipality that registers 3 or more people will receive a one hour complimentary online tailored session for the team (Value $599).

Following the June 10th session, we will e-mail the municipal team leaders to get their burning questions and issues and then build a session that meets their identified needs and applies the learnings of the June 10th session.

We look forward to meeting you at this insightful and exciting event on Wednesday, June 10th and to sharing a simpler, easier way to understand yourself and others with the neuro-science of Emergenetics!

If you’d like more information, simply respond to this email or call 905.636.0797.

Take Care,
Gail

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The chloride-free ice melt that works, cleaner, safer and faster.

Winter can often hit within minutes, traditional chloride ice melt products can often take several minutes to work after application. Depending on the area, will determine how many people are at risk of a slip or fall on an icy surface. When a granular product is applied, it also becomes tracked into the building causing extra cost and work for cleaning staff. “With two to three entranceways and two to three cleanings per day during a storm, the added cost of added cleaning could easily exceed $400-$500 per day, per building,” Mark Warner, Cleaning Management Institute Education Manager for the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) stated while being interviewed by Anna Spiewak of BASF. Not to mention all of the damages associated with the corrosive properties of chloride products. Flooring, carpets, concrete, automatic doors, metals, plants, vacuums and cleaning equipment are often common things that can be damaged by chloride ice melt products. 

 

To get away from these issues you may have tried other ice melt products, which may have left behind oily residues which can create opportunities for slip-and-fall accidents. Took up to 10 minutes to work, or still had harmful effects on the environment. Luckily, there is a non-chloride liquid ice melt product that starts to work in 30 seconds, that won’t track indoors, dries like water and is much easier to apply on stairs.

 

 

Entry® the 2019 ISSA Innovation Award Winner, potassium formate based product has been developed by Branch Creek®, a division of Synatek Solutions.

 

It is the first ever ice-melt solution to be Green Seal certified—meeting “a rigorous standard for transformative product innovation with a deicer that is safer for people and the planet while performing more effectively than market competitors,” according to greenseal.org.

 

Another appealing benefit to this product is that it has a lower freeze curve -53º C, a neutral PH of 7.3 – 7.8, and a low oxygen demand required to biodegrade quickly. Most ice melt products work by an endothermic or exothermic heat exchange. Entry® works quite differently, as it breaks apart the molecular structure of the ice lattice, which allows it to work much more quickly because of its ionic form of melt.

 

To learn more about this award winning innovative product, please visit our website.

Entry® Ice Melt Application

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AccessE11 – COVID-19 Special Program

Covid-19 Special Program – May to June 30, 2020

Covid -19 is forcing us all to adjust how we spend our days and has made working from home a mandatory requirement for all municipal staff. The scale and speed of the shift has turned this into an unprecedented challenge for us all, but is especially difficult for smaller municipalities that haven’t yet invested heavily in remote-working technology.

Local governments are also looking for software that can help their teams continue to service their residents, share information effectively with one another and conduct business as close to normal as possible.

AccessE11 would like to help.         

What we are offering:
1. Free 90-day license for access to the software.
2. Free set-up
3. Free weekly training sessions for your staff
4. Free access to support – we will assist you with any issues and provide best practices.

No strings, no commitment, just access to technology to better help you stay at home and continue to serve your citizens.

About AccessE11
AccessE11 is a cloud-based municipal 311 and service request management platform, so there’s nothing to install and it requires no IT administration to operate.

What AccessE11 can do for municipalities:

  • Receive service requests from citizens via email or web form and notify both the citizen and the staff that it has been received
  • Allow staff to work on issues from home
  • Use the mobile app to address issues, update status, add notes or pictures from anywhere
  • Quickly create reports with valuable data for meetings with the Management Team, Council or Department heads – anywhere evidence-based decision making is critical.

Learn More.

Stay safe and let’s all do our part.

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PSD – Complimentary Access to Operations Management Software

Public Sector Digest – Research, Consulting, Software – Complimentary access to operations management software for municipalities during COVID-19

May 1, 2020 – June 30th 2020

During this challenging time, local governments are being asked to rapidly transition many services and business functions to remote operations. To assist with the switch to a mobile and paperless workforce, PSD is offering municipalities complimentary access to our operations management solution until June 30th 2020.

What the software can do for municipalities:

• Track service requests from citizens and turn them into actionable work
• Create recurring inspections for staff to complete in the field
• Enable staff to access service request information through the mobile app
• Visualize service requests on a map and easily generate reports to inform decision making and improve communication with citizens

PSD is committed to supporting local governments in their response to COVID-19 and their continued efforts to streamline and enhance municipal operations.

Click below to learn more about accessing our complimentary web-based operations management software.

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