2015 ICMA Southeast Regional Summit

March 31 - April 1, 2016
Omni Grove Park Inn
290 Macon Ave, Asheville, NC


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  • Online Registration is may register onsite.

Online Registration is closed.  Deciding to join us last minute?  You may register onsite.

ICMA Members: $295
Nonmembers: $395

Venue Details: Omni Grove Park Inn

Reservations: 1-800-438-5800 or online

ICMA Room Rate:  $159; Indicate that you are attending the ICMA Southeast Regional Summit  

The booking code is 031015ICMASOUTH

We have a limited number of rooms left at the discounted rate!

Cancellation Policy:  If you must cancel your registration, an administrative fee of $35 will be applied unless you provide a substitute attendee to attend in your place. Notice of cancellation or substitution must be received in writing to by or before Thursday, March 5.

Questions about the Summit: Contact Felicia Littky at or call 202-962-3656

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The ICMA Southeast Regional Summit is a networking and professional development opportunity for members and state officers in the Southeast. All ICMA members and state officers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are invited to attend the ICMA Southeast Regional Summit. Network with colleagues, discuss ICMA issues and programs, and provide feedback to the ICMA Executive Board and staff.

The Emerging Professionals Leadership Institute precedes each regional summit. Managers are encouraged to invite early career professionals and emerging leaders to attend this leadership institute. 

Summit Tentative Agenda


Mid-Career Managers Institute gather at dinner


1:30-4:30    ICMA University Workshop: The Art and Science of Persuasion

5:30-6:30    Reception - sponsored by ICMA-RC

6:30-8:30    Dinner - “Celebrating the Profession”  


7:30-8:15    Breakfast

8:15-10:00  Meet with your ICMA Executive Board

10:15-12:00 Regional Meeting of State Officers and Members

Featured ICMA University Workshop


The Art and Science of Persuasion

The art and science of persuasion needs to be in every managers tool kit. Provocatively, Daniel Pink in his new work, To Sell is Human, explains that everyone must master the Art of Sales.

This interactive skill-building session will focus on how the top six (6) traits of effective sales people can improve your ability to work with elected officials, citizens and staff. According to Dan Pink’s latest research, we spend 40 hours of our work time persuading, negotiating and pitching. During the session we will explore the concepts of attunement (and learn why extroverted behavior is not always the best approach to influencing others), buoyancy, clarity, pitch, improvise and service. We will also view the latest conversation between Bob O’Neill and Dan Pink in the Leading Ideas Series: To Sell is Human.

Workshop Leaders: Bob O'Neill, executive director, ICMA and Felicia Logan, director, leadership development, ICMA

Addresses Practice Groups:  1-Staff Effectiveness and 2-Policy Facilitation

Summit Registration and Fees: Three Registration Options

Option 1) Summit fee (includes workshop): ICMA Members $295; Nonmembers $395  

Option 2) Workshop Only Fee: $175.00 – (use the Alternate Registration Form)

Option 3) Join the Mid-Career Managers Institute (MCMI): If you are a mid-career professional and want to engage in a focused course of study and connect w/others who are mid-career, this is a great time to register for the Mid-Career Institute. The cost of the Regional Summit is included in the MCMI program fee. Read the full description and register for the MCMI here. 




This event is made possible through generous support from our partner, ICMA-RC.

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