Career Stage Guide for Early Career Professionals

The Early Career Professional's go-to guide for valuable educational opportunities in leadership and professional development.

Thrive in the job you have or strive for the job you want by participating in the valuable educational opportunities listed below.

September 2018

ICMA Annual Conference

Date and location: September 23-26, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland
Cost: Varies depending on member/nonmember and member category

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Annual VIRTUAL Conference

Date: Live September 23-26, 2018 and On Demand for up to a year (keynotes session access for 3-6 months)
Details: New and improved with easier navigation, coverage from the floor brought to you by ICMAtv, and an exhibit hall in addition to 16 of the most compelling educational sessions, 2 featured speakers, and 4 keynotes

Cost per team (not per person): Members=$299; Nonmembers=$399; onsite conference attendees who register for both at the same time=$99

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Fall 2018

Emerging Leaders Development Program

Details: Application deadline August 31, 2018 | Open to members and nonmembers
Cost: Members=$500; Nonmembers=$800

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December 2018

Leadership ICMA

Details: Application deadline October 12, 2018 | Open to members 
Cost: $1,750 per year plus travel costs

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2019

Local Government Management Fellowship 

Details: Open to members and nonmembers; application deadline to be announced in fall 2018

Spring 2019

Regional Conferences

Dates: February 27-March 1 in Southeast Region; March 20-22 in West Coast; March 27-29 in Mountain Plains; April 3-5 in Northeast; May 8-10 in Midwest; International to be announced
Locations: Specific locations to be announced
Details: Open to members and nonmembers
Cost: International Regional Conference complimentary; U.S. Regional Conferences range from $150 to $429 depending on region, career stage, and member/nonmember; complimentary scholarships available for ICMA Student Chapter members


Ongoing or Upon Request

Ethics 101 E-Course

Details: This self-paced program contains eight modules that can be accessed online from work or home. Upon completion of a final assessment, certificates of completion will be generated for participants with an assessment score of 70 percent or greater.  
Fee: Members=$59; Nonmembers=$85

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Local Government 101

Details: 15-session, online certificate program open to members and nonmembers.
Cost: Members=$1,495; Nonmembers=$2,495

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Local Government 201

Details: 15-session, online certificate program open to members and nonmembers. Prerequisite is Local Government 101 or 5 years of experience in local government management.
Cost: Members=$1,495; Nonmembers=$2,495

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ICMA Coaching Program Webinars

Details: Online live and on demand webinars on a variety of local government topics. Open to members and nonmembers.
Fee: Complimentary (thanks to National Platinum Sponsor ICMA-RC)

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ICMA University Online Programs

Details: Online live and on demand webinars on a variety of local government topics. 
Fee: Ranges from free sponsored webinars open to all, to free members-only webinars, to paid webinars at $149 for members and $249 for nonmembers; annual live webinar subscription available for $595. For paid webinars or subscriptions, you are encouraged to fill a conference room to provide continuing education to your team at no extra charge.

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ICMA University Skill Building Workshops

Details: Workshops you can bring to your local government, affiliate association meeting, or other setting. Open to members and nonmembers.
Dates: As Requested
Fee: $3,960 for half day (including instructor airfare)

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Mini-Workshops

Details: Shorter skill-building sessions that you can bring to your local government, affiliate association meeting, or other setting. Open to members and nonmembers.
Dates: As Requested
Fee: $2,500 for 2 hours (client pays travel and lodging)

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Other Information and Professional Development Sessions

Details: Sessions that you can bring to your local government, affiliate association meeting, or other setting. Can be informational or professional development. Open to members and nonmembers.
Dates: As Requested
Fee: Varies; can be complimentary, travel and lodging reimbursement only, or a fee depending on length and your organization’s needs.

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