2020 AMCA Virtual Annual Meeting
October 29, 2020
Zoom link will be provided one week prior to the event
After the AGM, join the Alberta Municipal Clerks Association for 5 Brave Moves to Write the Next Pandemic Chapter with Dr. Jody Carrington!
October 29, 2020
10:30am approximate start
Here we are, stepping back into the next season of unknown. Having no script for things often results in shut-down mode and it all makes sense that when a pandemic continues to loom, staying connected to those we love, lead, and teach is going to continue to present challenges we never even had on the radar a year ago.
Here’s what hasn’t changed: we are wired to do hard things. We can do those hard things so much easier when we remember this: we are wired for connection. And in this season of disconnect, staying united has never been more important, or powerful, than is right now. We need every single one of us to show up the best we can with what we’ve got. But how can we go all in even when we don’t know when or how this whole chapter will end?
Dr. Jody Carrington will present to members of the AMCA about what being brave means, and another list of things that will help to keep you brave in this next season.
Over the past 15 years, Dr. Jody Carrington has assessed, treated, educated and empowered some of our most vulnerable and precious souls on the planet. She is a child psychologist by trade, but Jody rarely treats kids. The answer lies, she believes, in the people who hold them. Especially when kids have experienced trauma, that’s when they need big people the most. Some of her favourites include educators, parents, first responders, and foster parents. Jody has shifted the way they think and feel about the holy work that they do.
Before Jody started her own practice and speaking across the country, she worked at the Alberta Children’s Hospital on the inpatient and day treatment units where she held families with some of the difficult stories. They taught her the most important lesson: we are wired to do hard things. We can handle those hard things so much easier when we remember this: we are wired for connection.
This all started when Jody received her Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of Alberta. She completed a year-long internship with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during that time, and worked along side families struggling with chronic illness at the Ronald McDonald House. She received her Master’s degree in Psychology at the University of Regina and completed her PhD there as well, before completing her residency in Nova Scotia.
Her first book, Kids These Days: A Game Plan for (Re)Connecting with those we Teach, Lead & Love, came out in 2019 and sold 20,000 copies in just three months. It is now on Amazon’s Best Sellers List.
This session is offered to members only, and is scheduled to take place following the Annual General Meeting.