A podcast created for those who care about the community. Whether you're in government, business, or just simply passionate about your community. Join us to learn how to make your neighborhood better, stronger, and more prepared for the future. No BS and no holds barred.
Embracing technology is essential for rural municipalities to level the playing field with large urban centres. But many fall victim to the roadblocks along the way to digital transformation such as lack of infrastructure, education, and acceptance by the public. Our very own Ashley Szakal, digital unicorn and certified robot programmer, joins Doug on the podcast today to discuss emerging trends related to connectivity and what it means for the future of your municipality.
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Host: Doug Griffiths
Guest: Ashley Szakal
Producer: Josh Radostits
They say the only constant in life is change - that couldn't be more true as a small business today. But you don't have to fear change and you don't have to go through it alone. Our guest today, Heather Thomson, is here to provide actionable support and guidance whether you are a local retailer, municipal leader, or proud local business supporter.
In today's episode, Heather shares her expertise in consumer behavior to explore the ways in which consumers are adapting to the new normal that is pandemic life and how local businesses can respond as a result. We dive into how to leverage your municipal resources for help, how to take your business online, and how to rally local support around your community's local businesses.
It's time to invest in your business today so you can ensure future longevity tomorrow.
In light of the dramatic escalation of COVID-19 across the globe and in our own communities, we decided to offer some support and guidance in a time where there is little. So in this episode, Doug records from self-isolation to share his insights in dealing with emergency situations as a trusted leader. He shares how to respond to the vast amount of misinformation and fear in your municipality as well as how to leverage your strengths and optimize your resources in order to proactively control what you can.
Link to "Leadership in Times of Crisis" Document
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Stay safe out there everyone.
The pace of innovation has never been faster and the need for communities to adapt has never been greater. Yet, the majority of communities never embrace innovation because they don't know how to get started. That's why in this episode, Doug is joined by Shawn Kanungo, a renowned keynote speaker and disruption strategist who's on a mission to help communities understand the opportunities and threats of disruptive technology.
The two chat about topics like innovation capital and how to slowly build it up, the power of experimentation and learning from failures, as well as examples of communities who are rethinking their problems through the lens of innovation and thriving as a result.
Developing solid relationships is often the barrier holding municipalities back from working together and reaping the benefits of this collaboration. In our very first episode of Community Revival, Doug Griffiths is joined by Barry Morishita (Mayor of the City of Brooks and President of AUMA). The two chat about the importance of beer and burgers, how political self-interest hurts communities, and how to deal with the public fear of collaboration. So if you'd like to learn more about the benefits and challenges of regional collaboration, be sure to tune in to hear Doug and Barry share their insights from years of experience.
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Well, the secret is out... we are officially launching our podcast called Community Revival! What's it all about you ask? It's about everything community. Your town. Your organization. Your neighborhood. Because strong communities ensure leadership is successful, businesses are profitable, and families can take care of each other. So if you are passionate about your community, be sure to subscribe and check back on Tuesday, February 11th for our first official episode! We will be sitting down with Barry Morishita, President of AUMA (Alberta Urban Municipalities Association) and Mayor for the City of Brooks, to chat about Regional Collaboration. See you then!
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