Amberley Gavel was formed in the summer of 2007 by Fred Dean and Nigel Bellchamber to assist municipal governments in Ontario with closed meeting procedure investigations.
In 2006 they had begun working on a process to reflect knowledge of municipal operations that would provide impartial, independent, confidential and credible investigations at a reasonable cost with an educational emphasis.
In 2008 they established the Amberley Gavel Academy Programme to offer educational programmes they believed would be of value to the municipal sector.
Reports of Closed Meeting Investigation Reports filed by Amberley Gavel will be found on the Reports page.
Amberley Gavel Academy is pleased to offer three programmes for Municipal Administrative Support Staff, Managerial Development Programme for CAOs and Senior Management Staff, and our most popular Programme, CAO Programme for Excellence in Municipal Leadership. These programmes have been offered since 2008 receiving very positive reviews.
Fred Dean and Nigel Bellchamber, experienced municipal professionals and acknowledged leaders in the field of councillor education, are pleased to announce that they will once again provide sessions for Councillors, and Heads of Councils, across Ontario, continuing through late winter and spring 2023.
We have already scheduled sessions for individual municipalities and small groups of Councils that prefer smaller sessions on selected dates in Northwestern, Southwestern and Eastern Ontario.
If you are interested in such a session, or have any questions, please contact Fred or Nigel to discuss opportunities for your area.
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