Building Your Leadership Skill Set Though the Art and Practice of Leadership
A special ICMA University leadership program that offers young professionals a way to build their leadership skill set though the art and practice of leadership. ICMA University workshops are being presented as a special offering to young professionals, preceding the ICMA Regional Summits that are scheduled for March, April and May in the Southeast, Northeast, Midwest, Mountain Plains and West Coast regions. Managers, you are encouraged to invite young professionals to attend this leadership institute.
GREAT VALUE! The cost of this special leadership skill building offering is $99! This fee does not include lodging.
Who Should Attend
- Assistant Managers
- Those who are beginning their career path in local government
- Managers, you are encouraged to invite young professionals to attend this leadership institute.
Whether you are new to the profession or new in the profession of local government management, you are welcome to join us at the Young Professionals Leadership Institute held prior to each of the 2013 ICMA Regional Summits. The 2013 YPLI will focus on application tools to help individuals implement the ideas presented in Jim Collins’ book “Great by Choice”. Participants are strongly encouraged to reading the book before attending the Institute.
Our work will begin on Wednesday, with an ICMA University Workshop “Living Great by Choice” conducted by Felicia Logan, ICMA Director of Leadership Development.
Living Great by Choice
Participants will work to identify practical applications of the core concepts from the Great by Choice book of
- 10X Leadership: characteristics of companies, organizations and people that have shown exceptional performance
- The 20 Mile March: the fanatic discipline that allows you to reach your goals
- Fire Bullets, Then Cannonballs: innovation based on the combination of creativity , discipline and data
- Leading above the Death Line or Productive Paranoia: practices of preparation and creating reserves to enable you to achieve more
- SMaC or principles that are Specific, Methodical and Consistent: teaches the power of common vision, direction and culture
- ROL or Return on Luck: teaches us that it’s not what happens but what we do with it that makes the difference
During the workshop participants will engage in a series of exercises and discussions designed to strengthen your ability to lead from wherever you are in you organization. You will build a personal plan of action based on the core concepts of Great by Choice that are outlined above.
Wednesday Evening: You are invited to build connections informally during an ICMA hosted conversation hour.
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.: Leading Local Government in Challenging Times.
Thursday morning will begin with a conversation about how to lead local government in challenging times and in particular will explore the role of local government professionals. Come ready to discuss, dissect, challenge and contribute to the conversation.
Throughout ICMA’s conversations with members and other stakeholders over the past two years the 6 practices (outlined below) keep rising to the surface. They reflect the actions required of professional managers to ensure great communities. To achieve successful communities, local government professionals need to…
- Add value to the quality of public policy and produce results that matter to their communities.
- Take a long-term and community-wide perspective.
- Commit themselves to ethical practices in the service of public values.
- Help build community and support democratic and community values.
- Promote equitable, fair outcomes and processes.
- Develop and sustain organizational excellence and promote innovation.
(Bob O’Neill, ICMA, executive director, will present this session in all regions except the Mountain Plains where Ron Carlee, ICMA, chief operating officer will present this segment). Pre-reading of the article Leadership and the Profession: Where to From Here?" in the March 2013 issue of Public Management magazine is strongly recommended.
10:45-11:45 a.m.: Are Your Finances Great by Choice?
The YPLI session will end with a conversation led by ICMA-RC specialist Kathryn Kurre who will help you better understand what it takes to make the decisions that will allow your future to be one of choice. Come ready with practical questions about how your present actions can create a bright financial future regardless of the economy. Kathryn will be joined by experienced managers in the conversation about how to keep your personal finances strong in the real world of local government.
A Young Professionals Leadership Institute precedes each of the ICMA Regional Summits.
Reserve Early! Rooms are limited. If you need help finding accommodations, contact Sallie Ann Burnett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Young Professionals Leadership Institutes:
This Institute is made possible through generous support from our partner, ICMA-RC.