2016 Emerging Professionals Leadership
Institute-Mountain Plains Region  

May 3-4, 2017, 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central Standard Time
Scottsdale, AZ


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Fee:  $99

Registration: Online registration is closed.  Please email Felicia Littky ( to sign up.  Only a few seats are open!

Venue Details: The Saguaro Scottsdale
Reservations:  Call 877-808-2440 or online       Use booking code 1604ICMA20 to receive the discounted room rate.
ICMA Room Rate:  $120
Hotel Cut-off: March 23, 2016

Questions? Contact Felicia Littky at or call 202-962-3656

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The ICMA University presents this Institute as a special two day offering to Emerging Professionals on the Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning preceding the ICMA Summits in the Southeast, Northeast, Midwest, Mountain Plains and West Coast Regions. Content includes workshop on adding meaning and value to data through stories,  with Felicia Logan and a discussion with ICMA Executive Director, Bob O’Neill. Managers are encouraged to invite early career professionals and emerging leaders to attend this leadership institute. 

Program of events

  • Wednesday, 1:30-5:00 PM - ICMA University Workshop "Adding Meaning & Value to Data Through Story"
  • Wednesday: Strategies For Emerging Leaders: Make Saving a Top Priority; Work session with ICMA-RC
  • Thursday: Conversation with Bob O'Neill, executive director, ICMA
  • Sign Up to stay for  "You Have What it Takes to Be a Resilient Leader" presented by Women Leading Government**. EPLI participants are strongly encouraged to sign up for this additional session!

ICMA University Workshop

Adding Meaning and Value to Data through Story

Have you ever wondered why the presentation that just gives the facts gets trumped by story every time? It’s because our brains are hard wired for story—not for facts. Adding meaning and value to data is a skill building session  designed to help you be more effective and feel more comfortable when speaking  to staff, groups of citizens or to elected officials about the work that you do and the issues that need to be addressed. Tools of effective public speaking such as understanding and connecting with the audience, choosing powerful words that have meaning, and practicing effective delivery methods will give you an understanding of the importance of not only what you say but how you say it.  The workshop will be tailored to the work that you do and situations specific to the class participants. It is highly interactive. Onsite coaching to identify what is working well and what could be done better will be an important part of this workshop.

---Bring your best examples of how you have added meaning and value to data through story on a thumb drive to share with colleagues during the session.

Workshop Leader: Felicia Logan, director of leadership development, ICMA

Addresses Practice Groups: 13- Advocacy and 14- Presentation Skills

Work Session with ICMA-RC

Strategies For Emerging Leaders: Make Saving a Top Priority

You’re saving for your future and that’s a critical first step. Next, how you invest those savings can have a huge impact on your success. We’ll ask some important questions to ensure you consider the do’s and don’ts of financial planning and help you keep focus.

**Stay after the EPLI ends (and before the Regional Summit begins) for a special session, You Have What It Takes to Be a Resilent Leader, presented by Women Leading Government (free!~SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED).  This session includes lunch.  ICMA wishes to thank Cigna for sponsoring the luncheon. EPLI participants are strongly encouraged to sign up for this additional session!

The Mountain Plains Regional Summit will follow the EPLI, beginning at 1:30 p.m.  Add this event to your calendar!  Separate registration is required!




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

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