Idea Exchange Documents

The Idea Exchange took place at City Hall on June 12, 2015. The day was filled with workshops, sessions, keynotes, and panels. This page houses documents from the day. To view photos of the Idea Exchange, please visit our Facebook page.

Mayor Watson's opening remarks:


Jeff Melanson's keynote:


Ian Capstick's session on The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Communications:


Brian Thompson's session on Relationship Management: Powerpoint 


Josh Greenhut's session on Marketing Yourself: Presentation 


Sean Devine's session on Grant Writing: Powerpoint

Orlaith McCaul's session on Successful Governance: Suggested reading:
1. Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Non-Profit Board by Richard P. Chait
2. Guidelines for Reviewing Board Performance and Processing Board Check-up (tm) Results by Vic Murray and Yvonne Harrison:  link to free PDF

Update on Ottawa's Renewed Action Plan for Arts, Heritage and Culture with Catherine Shepertycki and Dr. Lilly Koltun: link to free PDF

Julie Westeinde and Alexandra Badzak's session on Dynamic Change for Growth: Handout

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