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Anxiety & Stress Resources
A variety of resources from the CDC.
Advice from the AFSP for protecting your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.
Emergency responders are at heightened risk for post-traumatic stress disorders. Managers can help support their well-being.
Knowing yourself and your limits is important in managing your stress during and after a disaster strikes.
Managers from across the globe share how they are maintaining staff morale despite social distancing.
In this 30 minute, recorded teleconference, David E. Morrison, M.D., a consultant, psychiatrist, and founder of Morrison Associates, Ltd., offered guidance and advice about how local government managers can cope with stress during this global health crisis. Download the accompanying PowerPoint presentation here.
From the Children’s National Hospital site devoted to helping children everywhere lead happier, healthier lives.
Crisis Management Resources
Handling any sort of crisis in your organization is hard, especially when it threatens to harm people or property, seriously interrupts operations, damages your reputation, and/or negatively impacts your organization.
ICMA provides resources and technical assistance to help communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters, both natural and manmade.
From Life, Well Run comes six stories of managers bringing their communities through disasters to a more sustainable future.
ICMA Mountain Plains Regional Director Karen Daly has collected accounts from several managers, most of whom are still grappling with the long-term recovery process.
Cigna's Crisis Support Line
For all individuals seeking support during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Cigna offers a toll-free number, 855.287.8400 to connect to a qualified representative.
Assistance is available 24/7, for as long as necessary. The service is open to anyone in the US, free of charge to help people manage their stress and anxiety so they can continue to address their everyday needs.
Callers may also receive referrals to community resources to help them with specific concerns, including financial and legal matters.
A complimentary ebook designed to help you look at ways to develop sound crisis communication practices to help citizens and local government personnel understand and deal with dangerous situations in a timely and prudent manner.
This complimentary e-book from ICMA brings together perspectives on public safety challenges from thought leaders in local government and public safety management.
Access to best practices and tips to help you meet and overcome disruptive challenges and achieve leadership excellence in your organization.
ICMA's survey on police recruitment, training, and community engagement from the perspectives of management, police administration, officers, human resources, and the community.
The critical appointment of an interim chief in a city rocked by a high-profile investigation [PM Magazine, May 2020]
This article explores four critical elements inherent in police-community relations and police use of force: the context of race in society, the different perceptions of police based on race, the prevalence of police use of deadly force, and policies on police use of force.
Leaders at all levels can instill trust in our democratic systems.
Integrating shared values between your personal and professional life builds integrity. [PM Magazine, March 2020]
It is the exercise of ethical leadership practiced by those engaged in the moral struggle that made the difference between success or failure. [PM Magazine, March 2020]
What are the keys to promoting trust in local government? How have local governments built and rebuilt trust? What are useful approaches and resources to support your efforts?
What are the effects of unconscious bias in the workplace? How can bias impact policies and actions and our communities?
How are local governments encouraging inclusive communities? What are effective ways to engage diverse segments of the community?
The principles outlined in the ICMA Code of Ethics and enforced by the Rules of Procedure govern the conduct of every member of ICMA.
Resources for managers considering their next life phase.
ICMA strives to ensure that our members and the overall profession reflects the diversity of the people we serve.
Job seekers and employers: Meet Your Match at the ICMA Job Center
ICMA provides personal and financial support for members who have been fired, forced to resign or otherwise involuntarily separated.
ICMA's Voluntary Credentialing Program recognizes professional local government managers and promotes lifelong learning.
Increasing opportunities for those who will be the local government leaders of tomorrow.
The ICMA Leading Ideas Series captures the insights of prominent authors and innovative thinkers on leadership and management topics.
Take a few first steps to get started as you begin your journey with us.
By joining ICMA, you become an integral part of the international network of local government management professionals.
What role will you play in shaping the future of the local government profession?ICMA's NextUp initiative is a multifaceted approach to developing and growing the local government management profession, those who aspire to serve in leadership roles, and the organizations and communities they serve. NextUp promotes membership in ICMA, which provides access to important resources and a professional network that can help local government staff achieve their leadership goals.THE NextUp Initiative is for...Local government managers who know the ability to successfully lead their communities includes a strong organization supported by skilled and ethical staff membersLocal government staff who desire to develop their professional skills, excel within their organization and advance to local government leadership rolesYou Are NextUp. Get Started Below.ManagersStaff
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Local Gov Life highlights successful programs and projects that enhance the quality of life in our communities.
September 23-26, 2020 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
ICMA recognizes the many achievements of its members with award programs that highlight extraordinary accomplishments as well as dedicated service to the profession.
A new umbrella fund that combines Life, Well Run and the Fund for Professional Management.
ICMA has many opportunities for you to use your talents and interests to become engaged and support the profession.
Whether you choose to volunteer, obtain resume building skills, or give back to the profession, ICMA is committed to providing you with a meaningful experience.
The ongoing pandemic has reestablished the importance of public sanitation and elevated restrooms as a key element in a return to normalcy.
Mount Vernon focused on these three areas to have efficient government operations in facilities and permitting during the pandemic.
An Update for ICMA Members: Actions ICMA is taking on racial equity and social justice
A historical and current context of government and racial equity.
DACA allows certain undocumented persons who arrived in the U.S. as children to apply for a two-year forbearance of removal, receive work authorization and some federal benefits.
A thoughtful and proactive approach to establish and maintain effective relationships with elected officials will significantly increase the likelihood of success.
July 2020 VLGMA eNews
VLGMA Membership Renewal July 2020
A DAO in the Life July 2020
Civic Engagement July 2020
Certificate News July 2020
Virginia Institute of Government Update July 2020