ICMA Association News

Would you like a more inclusive and dynamic staff?

ICMA SmartBrief | Mar 28, 2017

Are you unsure to how attract people from all walks of life to work for your community? Do you know how to keep them engaged so they stay on board once you have hired them? Local governments across the country are grappling with these very issues. Register today for the free ICMA National Coaching Program webinar, Attracting and Retaining a Dynamic Workforce, Wednesday, March 29, 1-2:30 p.m. ET for some answers. Check out the Coaching Program website for more valuable resources and sign up to receive regular notices of program services and activities.

Johnson and Fabian host Budgeting Guide series

ICMA SmartBrief | Mar 28, 2017

Back by popular demand, the Center for Priority Based Budgeting's Jon Johnson and Chris Fabian will present a three-part webinar series based on ICMA's "A Budgeting Guide for Local Government, 3rd ed." Starting May 4, this series will give local government managers, assistant managers, and others responsible for working with a budget the fundamentals needed to create a budget that will promote economic vitality in the community. Learn more.

Now is the perfect time to build a more ethical culture for your organization

ICMA SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2017

March is National Ethics Awareness Month, and what better time to strengthen the ethical culture of your organization by ensuring that every member of your staff understands your organization's values and can deal with ethics-related, on-the-job issues. ICMA offers online training for your staff, workshops and training and technical assistance on such ethics-related topics as Ethics at Work, the Ethical Survivor, Promoting an Ethical Culture, the Leader's Role in Building an Ethical Culture, and Elected Officials and the Public Trust. Each program can be customized for staff, leadership, elected officials, and boards and commissions. Contact the ICMA Ethics Center at 202-962-3521 for more information. Or visit icma.org/ethics for general information on ethics-related topics.

ICMA's Emerging Professionals Leadership Institute wants you!

ICMA SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2017

If your interest is public service, you're passionate about local government, and you're looking for a way to make connections and build your leadership skills, plan to attend ICMA's Emerging Professionals Leadership Institute. Designed for early-career management professionals who are looking for low-cost, local leadership training, EPLI helps you connect with like-minded colleagues and local government leaders in your region. The $99, two-day program includes the ICMA University workshop "StandOut 2.0 - Building a Culture of Strength Within the Organization;" a conversation with ICMA President Lee Feldman, city manager of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a work session on financial management provided by ICMA-RC; and a special session on equity and inclusivity in the workplace and our communities. Don't miss this opportunity to make the connections you need to succeed! Find a location near you and register!

Free coaching webinar: Attracting and retaining a dynamic workforce

ICMA SmartBrief | Mar 17, 2017

The ICMA National Coaching Program presents its first webinar of the 2017 series on Wednesday, March 29, 1-2:30 p.m. ET. Find out what's changing in the work of local government and the way people work and learn about best practices that can help you attract a diverse workforce to your community. Register even if you are unable to attend the live session, since registrants will receive an automatic notice when the digital recording of the webinar is available. Register today and sign up to receive regular notices of program services and activities and detailed agendas for each free webinar. Visit the coaching website, for more information about the ICMA National Coaching Program.

Brownfields 2017: Call for Ideas closes March 17

ICMA SmartBrief | Mar 17, 2017

The Call for Ideas for the 2017 National Brownfields Training Conference ends this Friday, March 17. Help shape this year's educational programming and motivate your fellow brownfields stakeholders to engage, learn and share their experiences and knowledge of community revitalization challenges and solutions. Learn more about the conference topic areas and submit your session proposals today!

Bring the world to your community: Host an International Fellow

ICMA SmartBrief | Mar 10, 2017

ICMA welcomes emerging Southeast Asian leaders to the United States each spring and fall as part of a 4-week International Professional Fellows program funded by the US Department of State. We're looking for host communities for this spring's program, which is scheduled for April 29 to May 27. The goal of the program is to create a global network of emerging local government leaders to positively impact legislative processes and environmental sustainability practices, as well as provide opportunities for knowledge exchange and ongoing collaboration. Learn more. If you are interested, contact us at fellows@icma.org.

Find the best tools to conquer your most pressing management and leadership challenges

ICMA SmartBrief | Mar 03, 2017

Join us at the Midwest Leadership Institute, March 20-24 in Naperville, Ill., to develop successful local government outcomes that require a deeper understanding of interpersonal leadership skills. Explore the fundamental requirements for leading people in a world with many personalities, competing interests, endless news cycles, social media, "gotcha" blogs, and few things that are black and white. Dave Limardi, ICMA's Midwest regional director, in partnership with Northern Illinois University and Morrison Associates, will use real-world scenarios to explore concepts of uncivil discourse, conflict resolution, building alliances, leading with character, mastering the judgment triangle, and understanding power and influence. Come be inspired! Registration closes soon!

Brownfields 2017: Call for Ideas Closing Soon

ICMA SmartBrief | Mar 03, 2017

This is the final call for the 2017 National Brownfields Training Conference. Brownfields 2017 is the premier conference for individuals passionate about land and community revitalization and economic redevelopment. Don't miss your opportunity to have an imprint on this year's educational programming. All submissions must be received by March 17. Find out more about the conference topic areas and submit your session proposals today!

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