2018 Leadership Symposium and Annual General Meeting

Pursuing New Opportunities,

New Ways: One Mission

NEW Dates:  May 27 -29, 2018

NEW Location:  St. Clair College for the Arts

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April 26, 2018 - Due to the current labour disruption at Caesars Windsor, OMSSA has had to change the venue for the conference to St. Clair College for the Arts, 201 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, ON N9A 5K4.  This is a beautiful venue with the Best Western adjoining the building.  

This has also caused us to adjust the conference dates to May 27 – 29, 2018.  The Welcome Reception will be held Sunday, May 27 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm and our two days of programming will be Monday May, 28 and Tuesday May, 29.  The Front Line Series will now run on Tuesday May 29, 2018

We realize this will cause changes to travel plans and we sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.  We are hopeful adjustments are minor and will not inhibit your ability to attend.  If this change in dates makes it impossible for you to attend the conference, please contact Christie Herrington at cherrington@omssa.com to request a full refund for your conference registration.

Conference Program:  Different concepts of Change Management have been around for several years, and depending on backgrounds, stakeholders have applied different tools and methodologies to facilitate change in organizations, programs, teams and individuals. 

Change management can be defined as people oriented and requires all levels of leadership - from senior managers to front line staff - to welcome change. 

When the process of change management is executed skillfully, and considers modern and innovative approaches, it becomes easier for all stakeholders to move towards that common goal. 

The 2018 Leadership Symposium, Pursuing New Opportunities, New Ways: One Mission will provide you with the opportunity to discuss change and change approaches that impact planning and the effects those plans have on members of your community.  This two day event will equip you with the information, tools, resources and introduce you to best practices that will assist you in leading and championing change in human services. 

Plenary and workshop sessions will delve into topics such as cultural change, the impacts of benefits modernization, workforce change, change measurement and much more. 

The conference will be of interest to all OMSSA members from Commissioners, CAOs, Managers, Supervisors and Front Line staff.

Travel to Windsor by air, train or car.