Networking Takes a Community
"Networking is Working." ~ Denise Morrison.

Some of you will know that one of my “claims to fame” is that I am a bit of a networking guru. For many, networking has been a challenge over the past two years with the inability to connect face to face. Others have adapted quite well to virtual networking. Organizations such as Chambers, Boards of Trade, OMHRA (Ontario Municipal Human Resource Association), and others have done a great job keeping members connected. 

When networking virtually it is important to keep your camera on, and for you to see who is in the “room” so that you can connect with them afterward. Participate fully in the breakout sessions. Show genuine interest in others, as you would if face to face. And of course, be aware of your body language, particularly your facial expressions! 

While face-to-face networking is returning - Check out OMHRA’s Spring Conference - virtual networking, like virtual learning is here to stay. In addition to attending virtual events, you can network via social media. LinkedIn continues to be an effective way to “meet” others. Keep in mind; networking is about connections, finding things you have in common with others, seeking out ways to help. Networking is about establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships. It is not one-sided. 

Another tool for virtual networking is website communities. Last month I mentioned we launched our new site with Thinkific. We now have the ability to create communities – communities of like-minded people who will connect, share and support one another. To start, we will have Future Ready Leadership Graduate Communities and encourage graduates of our programs to stay connected to those in their cohort and to meet others from different cohorts. We truly believe that by providing this tool, we will be contributing to continued leadership growth. We will continue with our vision of building Future Ready Leaders.  

On a special note, take the time to celebrate an influential woman in your life on International Women's Day. Join the conversation - #InternationalWomensDay #IWD22 #BreakTheBias

A message from
Audie McCarthy | President & CEO
A New Networking Partnership
We are now officially a member of CAMA (Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators). This is a great opportunity for MCE to network with peers from across the country, drawing from a broad range of experience to assist in the design of our Future Ready Leadership courses to build leaders on a national scale.

Our partnership page can be viewed HERE. Thank you to our partners at CAMA for this opportunity and we look forward to further building our network of municipal partners!
What's Up and Coming
FALL 2022 IS A GREAT TIME TO ENROLL THOSE NEW TO A LEADERSHIP ROLE;
The Future Ready Leadership Essentials is scheduled for October 2022. Great time to start identifying and promoting your leaders of tomorrow.

ALREADY IDENTIFIED EMERGING & EXISTING LEADERS? ENROLL THOSE WITH HIGH POTENTIAL IN THE NEXT FRL1;
Future Ready Leadership 1 begins on September 21, 2022

FOR EXPERIENCED LEADERS THAT HAVE HAD PRIOR LEADERSHIP TRAINING;
Future Ready Leadership 2 starts on April 21, 2022

FOR EVERYONE THAT LOVES TO LEARN NEW SKILLS, OUR SPRING SEASONAL SERIES HAS LAUNCHED;
Leap into the Spring Seasonal Series Special
Some good news to share on the Spring Seasonal Series - Early Bird pricing is back!

Only $355.95 incl. HST for Reducing Burnout in the Workplace if you register before March 29.

The same $355.95 incl. HST for Fostering Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in your Organization if you register before April 27.

And, $355.95 incl. HST for Providing a Psychologically Safe Workplace if you register before May 31.

The Earliest of the Birds are chirping the loudest with the BUNDLE deal on all 3 courses for $1067.85 incl. HST before March 29! That's 3 days of relatable courses that deal with mental health, workplace safety, and the benefit of inclusion in your workplace, regardless of where you work. Come learn with us.
"Orange is the Happiest Colour"
We think so. So does Frank Sinatra who paid tribute to Orangeville with that quote. Well, that may not be directly true, but we can use it to thank our learning partners from the Town of Orangeville.

In the Town of Orangeville, citizens celebrate their history and build on their strong community spirit, much the same as MCE values community and our relationships past and present. The Town of Orangeville recently participated in a customized training session titled Leading the New Workforce* and we couldn't be happier to have them as continued partners in leadership training.

*All participants strongly agreed/agreed that the course met expectations and the content related to their roles at work! Thanks, Orangeville!
For more program information or general inquiries, contact us at info@mcecor.com
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