News Release – May 27,2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY – The Town and Council of Happy Valley-Goose Bay hosted members of the 2015 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference (GGCLC) on May 26th, as part of the GGCLC NL Study Tour.
Sixteen members of the 2015 GGCLC enjoyed a tour of the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay’s Waste Water Treatment Plant as well as a reception with Town Council.
“The annual GGCLC is an enriching event which facilitates the free exchange of peers from vastly different backgrounds. As a GGCLC alumnus, I understand the profound impact the study tours can have on an individual’s career and national perspective,” said Mayor Jamie Snook. “To have our Town selected as part of the 2015 GGCLC Study Tour is an honour. It was truly a pleasure to host this diverse group of professionals.”
This event was part of the GGCLC NL Study Group’s visit to Happy Valley-Goose Bay where they also met with the Labrador Aboriginal Training Partnership, Nalcor and visited the Muskrat Falls Project site, Sheshatshiu Innu Band Council and the Nunatsiavut Group of Companies.
GGCLC members began their conference in Ottawa with a three-day plenary session where eminent speakers from Canada and around the world provided focus and substance to the 2015 Conference theme Exploring Leadership and Innovation.
The members begin the process of debate and networking in their study groups before travelling to different regions throughout Canada where they embark on a nine day study tour. During these tours, the members examine issues through the practical experiences of local companies, communities and regional leaders. The tours include multiple site visits with uninhibited face-to-face discussions.
Each study group is comprised of individuals with multi-sectoral and multi-cultural backgrounds, compelling them to widen their perspectives and challenge their beliefs, values and preconceptions.
The study groups reconvene at the Closing Plenary in Ottawa-Gatineau where reports from each region are presented to the Governor General of Canada.
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Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay
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