Seminars

George B. Cuff, FCMC has taught, facilitated and acted as a keynote speaker at numerous conferences, seminars and courses over the past 30 years, in locations ranging across Canada and internationally.

A small slice of this experience follows. Mr. Cuff would be pleased to provide a more extensive list, including references.

2017

  • City of Weyburn, SK
  • Municipal Interns of Alberta, Municipal Affairs
  • ICMA Webinar: Council-Management Relations

2016

  • Feeder Association of Alberta
  • Alberta Cattle Feeders of Alberta
  • Gift Lake Metis Settlement
  • Municipal Interns of Alberta
  • Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities
  • City of Edmonton New Councillor (By-election) Orientation
  • “Brown Bag” session, Alberta Indigenous Relations
  • City of Pitt Meadows
  • Nunavut Association of Municipalities (Rankin Inlet)
  • Alameda County Municipalities, San Leandro, CA
  • ICMA University Workshop, Kansas City
  • Webinar for ICMA (International City Managers Association)
  • City of Abbotsford, BC
  • District of Muskoka, ON
  • Town of Kindersley, SK
  • City of Swift Current, SK
  • City of Moose Jaw, SK
  • City of Prince Albert, SK
  • Town of Battleford, SK
  • Public Service Commission Board, AB
  • Town of Eston (and region), SK
  • City of Nipawin, SK
  • City of Warman, SK
  • St. Walburg (and region), SK
  • City of Meadow Lake, SK
  • RM of Sherwood, SK

2015

  • Pitt Meadows
  • Yellowhead County
  • City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Peace River Regional District, BC
  • Local Government Leadership Academy
  • Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments, BC
  • Oregon City and County Managers Association, Bend, Oregon
  • Leadership Forum, Edmonton Transportation Department
  • Metis Settlements of Alberta
  • Nunavut Municipal Managers (Training Organization)
  • Council Report Writers, City of Edmonton
  • 2015 ICMA Conference, Seattle, WA

2014

  • Orientation Seminar for Council Members of the City of Leduc January
  • Orientation Seminar for the Members of the Capital Region Board January
  • Governance Update for Strathcona County in Red Deer January
  • Orientation Seminar for City of Lethbridge Council and management January
  • Local Government Leadership Academy, Richmond, BC February
  • Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (management)March
  • City of St. Albert March
  • Kindersley Saskatchewan (two days) April
  • Unity Saskatchewan (two days) May
  • Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (Board) May & September
  •  Webinar, Council-Management Relations, ICMA, July
  • ICMA Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina September
  • New Council Orientation Seminars
    • West St. Paul, Manitoba
    • Steinbach. Manitoba
    • Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties
    • Cowichan Valley Regional District and Municipalities
    • Association of Manitoba Municipalities
    • District of West Kelowna and regional municipalities
    • City of Vernon
    • Cariboo Regional District & regional municipalities
    • Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Lantzville
    • Terrace, Kitimat and region (including First Nations)
    • City of Abbotsford
    • Nanaimo Regional District
    • North Saanich, Sydney, Central Saanich

 2013

  •  City of White Rock, BC   January
  • Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association February
  • City of Swift Current February
  • Board of Directors of E4C, Edmonton February
  • ICMA Presentation at State College, Pennsylvania May
  • Presentation at Speakers Series for Urban Systems October
  • Two Day Seminar at Forest Grove, Oregon October
  • Orientation Seminar for New Councillors of Metis Settlements Governance Council October
  • Orientation Seminar for Council Members in Mountain View County & Region October
  • Orientation Seminar for Council Members in Yellowhead County & Region October
  • Orientation Seminar for Council Members in Town of Stony Plain October
  • Orientation Seminar for Council Members in Sylvan Lake & Region October
  • Orientation Seminar for Council Members in the City of Red Deer October
  • Orientation Seminar for Council Members in Picture Butte & Region October
  • Orientation Seminar for Council Members in Woodlands County & Region November
  • Orientation Seminar for the Council & School Boards Members of the City of Edmonton November
  • Council and Management Seminar for City of Regina November
  • Orientation Seminar for Council Members of Brazeau County & Town of Drayton Valley November
  • Orientation Seminar for Council Members of Sturgeon County & Region November
  • Seminar for the AAMDC at its Fall Conference November
  • Orientation Seminar for Council Members of City of St. Albert November
  • Seminar for the Association of Manitoba Municipalities at its Fall Conference November
  • Orientation Seminar for Council Members of the Edmonton Catholic School Board November
  • Orientation Seminar for Council Members of the City of Medicine Hat November

 2012

  • City of Pitt Meadows, BC January 2012
  • Cariboo Regional District and area municipalities January 2012
  • Fort St. John and Region January 2012
  • Edmonton Catholic School Board January 2012
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District and area municipalities Jan. 2012
  • Management of Edmonton Catholic School District February 2012
  • Local Government Leadership Authority (Big Cities) February 2012
  • Local Government Interns, Alberta Municipal Affairs March 2012
  • Georgia City Managers Association March 2012
  • Leadership at the Apex, April 2012
  • City of Cornwall May 2012
  • Wheatland County May 2012
  • Regional Airports Association May 2012
  • City of Courtenay June 2012
  • MD of Greenview, AB August 2012
  • Campbell River September 2012
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Sept. 2012
  • Alberta Livestock & Meat Agency October 2012
  • ICMA, Phoenix October 2012
  • City of Whitehorse October 2012
  • City of Saskatoon November 2012
  • Prince Edward County, ON November 2012

2011

  • Alberta School Boards Association
    Plenary Address Annual Conference, January 17
  • Alberta Agricultural Societies Association January 31st, February 5th
  • Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency Feb. 23rd
  • Agricultural Products Marketing Council March 29th
  • County of Thorhild April 28th
  • Comox Regional District May 17-18th
  • East Prairie Metis Settlement June 7th
  • Canada Beef June 26th
  • Birch Hills June 27th
  • ALMA Management Training August 30th
  • LGMA (BC) September 15th
  • ICMA Milwaukee, WI Sept. 20th
  • Edmonton Public School Board October 18th
  • Yellowhead County Oct.19th
  • IPAC (Edmonton) November 3rd
  • Metis Settlements Seminar November 9-10th
  • City of Cornwall November 16-17th
  • ALMA November 23rd
  • City of Kelowna November 29th
  • District of West Kelowna Nov. 30th
  • City of Rossland and region December 1st
  • Leadership at the Apex Banff, December 6-7th
  • District of Parksville & region December 8th
  • Thompson Okanagan Regional District December 9th
  • District of Sechelt and region December 13th
  • District of Terrace December 14-15th

2010

  • Conducted 2 days of seminar sessions on governance for the municipalities of the Northwest Territories in Yellowknife (December 2010)
  • Conducted 2 days of seminar sessions for the newly-elected municipalities of the Sioux Lookout region of north-western Ontario in Sioux Lookout (November 2010)
  • Conducted a two 3 day seminar series on governance for the Métis Settlements of Alberta in their Edmonton headquarters (February and November 2010)
  • Conducted a series of orientation seminars for the newly-elected officials of Alberta municipalities in various regions and cities of Alberta: locations included Red Deer, Fort Saskatchewan, Blackfalds, Yellowhead County, Parkland County, St. Albert, Beaver County, Lethbridge, Mountain View County, Vulcan County, Crowsnest Pass, Stony Plain, Wood Buffalo, Rock View County, Flagstaff County (October-November 2010)
  • Delivered two sessions to the Annual Conference of the AAMDC in Edmonton to all rural elected officials on ethical government and the relationship between the Council and CAO (November 2010)
  • Conducted three seminars on governance sponsored by the Alberta Agricultural Societies (October-November 2010)
  • Conducted an orientation seminar for the City of Steinbach, Manitoba Council and senior management in Steinbach (November 2010)
  • Delivered 2 sessions at the ICMA Conference in San Jose, CA (October 2010)
  • Spoke to a luncheon meeting of the senior staff of Urban Systems in their Edmonton office on the challenges facing local governments (September 2010)
  • Spoke at the Edmonton Child and Family Services Authority meeting on good governance (September 2010)
  • Conducted a seminar for the Red Deer Regional Airport Authority and senior management in Red Deer (September 2010)
  • Seminar for the Town of Stony Plain Council and new CAO on the role of the CAO (August 2010)
  • Session on good governance for Beaver County Council and CAO (July 2010)
  • Session on good governance for Council of the Alberta College of Paramedics (June 2010)
  • Two sessions (How to Bring Financial Information Alive for a New Council and Ethics in Local Government at the annual conference of the GFOA in Lethbridge (May 2010)
  • Seminar on good governance and new governance models for the City of Red Deer Council and senior management (May 2010)
  • Two seminars on good governance, effective senior management leadership and new governance models for the City of Vaughan Ontario Council and senior management (March-April 2010)
  • Seminar for the Municipal Interns of Alberta as sponsored by Alberta Municipal Affairs (February 2010)
  • Seminar on peer feedback for Board members of the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (February 2010)
  • Session on good governance and effective leadership and organization for the staff and Board members of Wagner Hills Ministries (for addictions) at Fort Langley BC (January 2010)
  • Session on good governance and effective leadership for the Executive Director and Board members of Evergreen Baptist Care Society at White Rock BC (January 2010).

2009

  • Conducted a Board Governance seminar for the Board of Agricultural Financial Services Corporation (March 2009)
  • Conducted a Board Governance seminar for the Board of the newly formed Anglican Network in Canada (February 2009)
  • Conducted an orientation session for the Local Government Leadership Academy in Kelowna (February 2009)
  • Conducted a Board Governance seminar for the Board of Alberta College of Paramedics (February 2009)
  • Spoke at the 2009 Municipal Interns Workshop sponsored by Alberta Municipal Affairs (February 2009)
  • Conducted a Board Governance seminar for the Board of Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association (January 2009)
  • Conducted a series of about 25 orientation seminars for municipalities in British Columbia following the November 2008 municipal election (November 2008-February 2009)

2008

  • Conducted a Seminar on Effective Governance for the City of Westmount Quebec (October 2008)
  • Conducted a Seminar on Effective Governance and Council-Management Relations for the City Clerks section of LGMA in Sun Peaks, BC (October 2008)
  • Conducted a Refresher on Governance for Yellowhead County (October 2008)
  • Conducted a Seminar on Governance for the City of Oshawa, Ontario (Council and Management) (September 2008)
  • Conducted an Orientation Seminar for the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (September 2008)
  • Conducted a session on Board Governance for the Board of the Comox Valley Regional District (May 2008)
  • Spoke at the LGMA Conference in Sydney, BC (April 2008)
  • Spoke at a session for new interns involved in Alberta Municipal Affairs’ Internship Program (March 2008)
  • Spoke at the Spring Conference of the AAMDC in Edmonton (March 2008)

2007

  • Delivered a keynote presentation on Governance to the fall convention of the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties) October-November 2007) 
  • Conducted a series of about 20 orientation seminars for municipalities in Alberta following the 2007 municipal election
  • Spoke at a session on Governance and Stewardship for Alberta Children?s Services annual conference
  • Conducted two one day seminars on Governance for the Association of Manitoba Municipalities
  • Spoke at a session on Governance sponsored by the Alberta College of Paramedics in Edmonton Alberta
  • Spoke at a session for the new interns involved in Alberta Municipal Affairs Internship Program
  • Spoke at a Conference sponsored by the Faculty of Business, University of Alberta on Accountability and Ethics
  • Conducted a seminar on Governance for the Chinook Health Authority, Lethbridge, Alberta
  • Conducted a seminar on Governance for the District of North Saanich, BC
  • Conducted a seminar on Governance for the District of Sooke, BC
  • Conducted a seminar on Governance for the City of Dryden, Ontario and surrounding municipalities

2006

  • Conducted a seminar on Governance for the City of Brockville, Ontario and surrounding municipalities
  • Conducted a seminar on Governance for the City of Swift Current, Saskatchewan
  • Conducted a one day seminar on Governance for the Association of Manitoba Municipalities
  • Conducted a seminar on Governance for the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities in Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Presented a lecture on Building Blocks of Governance for Alberta Children?s Services
  • Conducted a governance seminar for the District of Tumbler Ridge, BC
  • Featured as the keynote speaker to the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (rural and urban) and to their Administrators a day late
  • Conducted a governance seminar for the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement
  • Presented a Pre-Conference Seminar on the Role and Function of Corporate Reviews “Assessing Below the Waterline” to the Local Government Administrators’ Association in Red Deer
  • Conducted a session on decision-making for the District of North Saanich
  • Conducted three sessions on Governance and Teambuilding for the Union of BC Municipalities as a part of their Newly Elected Officials series
  • Conducted orientation seminars for various BC municipalities following the 2005 elections, including: Esquimalt, Ladysmith, North Saanich, Victoria, Highlands, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Lantzville, Lilloett, Chase, Logan Lake, Terrace and area municipalities, Grand Forks and area municipalities

2005

  • Delivered a one day seminar on Governance and the Role of Audit Committees for eight School Boards in Ponoka , Alberta
  • Delivered a one day teambuilding seminar for the Central Region, Alberta Child and Family Services Authority
  • Delivered a workshop session to the annual Board retreat of Mount Royal College for the Alberta Auditor General
  • Conducted three seminars for the Board of Samson Management Ltd.
  • Delivered a seminar on Governance for the Board of the Palliser Health Authority in Medicine Hat
  • Delivered the keynote address to the National Summit on Municipal Governance
  • Delivered a session on governance for the officials of Alberta Children's Services to their annual conference
  • Delivered a half day session for the combined conference of LGMA/GFOBC in Whistler, BC
  • Delivered a half day seminar for the Alberta Public Works Supervisors
  • Conducting a two day Management Skills and Performance Review Seminar for the City of Nelson , BC
  • Delivered a one day seminar on Priority Setting for the City of Edmonton Council

2004

  • Senior Management Orientation
    MD of Rocky View, Alberta 
  • Audit Committee Training
    Child & Family Services Authority
    Edmonton, Alberta 
  • Keynote Address
    Association of Manitoba Municipalities
    Winnipeg, Manitoba 
  • Council Orientation
    Lamont County & Area Municipalities
    Alberta
  • Council Orientation
    Gibbons, Alberta and area municipalities 
  • Council OrentationCarbon, Three Hills, Kneehill Alberta 
  • Keynote Address
    Association of Manitoba municipalities
    Winnipeg, Manitoba 
  • Council Orientation
    Lamont County and area municipalities
    Alberta
  • Coucil Orientation
    Yellowhead County and area municipalities
    Alberta
  • Council Orientation
    City of Lethbridge, Alberta
  • Local Government Leadership
    Royal Roads University 
  • Council Orientation 
    Westlock and area municipalities 
    Alberta
  • Council Orientation
    MD of Rocky View, Alberta 
  • Council Orientation
    Beaver County and area municipalities 
  • Senior Management Leadership Forum 
    City of Edmonton 
  • Luncheon Address
    Municipal Internship Program
    Alberta Municipal Affairs
  • Council-Management Retreat
    City of Petersborough, Ontario 
  • Council-Managemnt Retreat
    City of Cornwall, Ontario
  • Peavine Metis Settlement
    Council-Administration Session
  • Council-Management Strategic Planning
    Kneehill County 
    Red Deer, Alberta
  • National LGC/CAMA Conference
    Edmonton
    "Leaders & Ethical Behavior" 
  • Keynote Panel Adress
    Ontario Municipal Administrators Association
    "Council Expectations of a CAO"
    Grimsby, Ontario 
  • Local Government Administrators Association 
    Kananaskis, Alberta
    "Significant Orientations" 
  • Local Government Leadership Program
    Ontario Small Urban Municipalities
    Owen Sound, Ontario
    "The Council-Management Team" 
  • Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association
    Regina, Saskatchewan
    "The Mandate in Governance: Raising the Bar"

2003

  • City of Niagara FallsYork Region and Simcoe County, Ontario
  • Delivered the keynote address to the National Symposium on Municipal Governance in Niagara Falls
  • City of Courtenay, Town of Comox, Village of Cumberland
    Reference: Sandy Gray, CAO 250.334.4441
  • LGL Regional Forum
    Parksville, B.C.
    Reference: Jake Rudolph CAO Pitt Meadows (604.465.2413)(Student in the Program)

2002

  • Kneehill County
  • LGL Regional Forum
    Red Deer, Alberta
    Reference: Gordon McIntosh 250.405.5160
  • LGL National Program
    Royal Roads, Victoria
    Reference: Gordon McIntosh 250.405.5160
  • Council-Management Seminar
    Iqaluit, Nunavut
    Reference: Mayor John Matthews 867.979.5600
  • Elected Officials Seminar, Faculty of Extension
    University of Alberta, Edmonton
    References:Edd LeSage 492.5048
    Randy Palivoda, Councillor, Spruce Grove, Student in Program 780.962.2611
  • Policy Development, Council and Management
    Sudbury, Ontario
    References:
    Mark Mieto, CAO 705.671.2489
    Former CAO Jim Rule, CAO (Maple Ridge 604.463.5221)
  • Council Governance, Council and Management (Sudbury)
    Reference: Fred Dean, Solicitor 705.671.2489