Cross-Border Learning Supports Leadership Development - Gateway Gazette

Cross-Border Learning Supports Leadership Development

By Gateway Gazette

Aug 12

Cameron Westhead, MLA for Banff-Cochrane, will attend a leadership program at the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD) Aug. 12-16 in Madison, Wis.

The program is supported by the Council of State Governments (CSG) Midwest and is offered to new lawmakers among member jurisdictions. CSG Midwest is a regional forum bringing together legislators and government leaders from 11 states and four Canadian provinces, including Alberta.

“As our government moves ahead to diversify and green the Alberta economy, effective governance results in policies, legislation and programs that help Albertans and Alberta companies thrive. This fellowship offers an important opportunity to learn about policy development and decision-making from experienced legislators in other jurisdictions.”

Cameron Westhead, MLA Banff-Cochrane

CSG Midwest is a non-profit organization that provides state and provincial lawmakers an opportunity to share best policy practices and discuss regional issues.

  • BILLD is an intensive, annual five-day leadership training program designed for CSG Midwest and associate member legislators.
  • The program helps new legislators develop the skills to be effective leaders, informed decision-makers and astute policy analysts.
  • BILLD includes policy sessions on topics such as education, health care and economic development.
  • The BILLD fellowship covers the cost of tuition, lodging and meals related to the five-day program.

The estimated cost for MLA Westhead’s trip to Madison, including travel, is $1,970.

Itinerary for MLA Cameron Westhead

Date Event
August 12   Travel from Calgary to Madison
August 13 – 16   Participate in CSG Midwestern BILLD Legislative Leadership
Development Fellowship Program
August 17   Travel to Calgary

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