Virtual Workshops

ICMA is committed to providing workshops that are affordable, accessible, and designed to meet the specific needs of local government professionals. Each workshop is based on the Practices for Effective Local Government Leadership and can be used to meet your annual professional development requirements as outlined in the guidelines for Tenet 8 of the ICMA Code of Ethics.

ICMA Launches New Online Workshops

ICMA is expanding its professional development offerings with a new online workshop format designed to promote self-discovery and personal growth. These three-hour live events will bring your peers together in a cohort learning experience that is engaging, interactive, and easy to fit into your schedule.

This new offering will kick off with a lineup of leadership workshops delivered by Brian Bullock, director of worldwide learning and professional development at ICMA, where he provides leadership and oversight to the professional development team. With over a decade of facilitation, instructional design, and consulting experience, Brian brings impactful learning approaches designed for the unique needs and challenges of local government professionals.

The workshops are designed so that they may be experienced individually or as a series. These will be live only, and not recorded, so that participants may have a safe space to be open and discuss real-life leadership challenges.

Workshop Information

Schedule: All workshops will run from 1:00 - 4:15 PM (EST) via Zoom.



  • Purchase of Single Workshop Session: $295
  • Multi-Session Discount | Purchase of 3 Workshop Sessions: $695 (All sessions must be purchased at same time to receive discount. Discount applied at checkout.)


  • Purchase of Single Workshop Session: $495
  • Multi-Session Discount | Purchase of 3 Workshop Sessions: $995 (All sessions must be purchased at same time to receive discount. Discount applied at checkout.)

Workshop Schedule

Leading a Culture of Engagement and Productivity | April 21, 2022

How’s the Whirlwind been treating you? You know, all the urgent things that have to get done every day, but always seems to interfere with your team’s engagement and productivity? Leading a Culture of Engagement and Productivity is designed to give you a leadership operating system guaranteed to defeat the Whirlwind. You’ll learn how to focus on the most important things and ensure you build a high-performing and engaged team culture.

  • Identify actions that intentionally create an engaged and high-performing team culture
  • Reflect on the cost and benefit of leadership choices and behaviors
  • Set up a Q2 leadership operating system

ICMA Practice Area [4] Staff Effectiveness

This is event has concluded. Registration is closed.

Leading with Inspiration and Influence | May 19, 2022

Take a moment to think about people who influence you the most. What makes you receptive to their influence? In Leading with Inspiration and Influence, you’ll practice balancing inquiry and advocacy to influence others as you work together to meet shared goals.

  • Evaluate the areas where you can inspire and influence others
  • Use the Advocacy vs. Inquiry Model to effectively navigate important conversations

ICMA Practice Area [5] Personal Resiliency and Development

This is event has concluded. Registration is closed.

Leading through Change | May 26, 2022

Billions of dollars are wasted each year on change initiatives that ultimately fail. This is because organizations don’t understand that humans are wired to resist change. In Leading Your Team Through Change, you’ll learn the neuroscience of change and specific, repeatable strategies to help team members move through the emotions of change easier and quicker.

  • Recognize how change impacts the human brain
  • Map the changes impacting your team and identify the times where multiple changes might occur
  • Clarify the compelling why and build a positive narrative for your most important changes
  • Define what success looks like and apply the RACI method to clarify roles
  • Build a learning culture and establish new habits

ICMA Practice Area [6] Strategic Leadership

This is event has concluded. Registration is closed.

Leading with Dialogue: Turn Challenging Discussions into Productive Conversations | June 16, 2022

Putting off a difficult conversation? We get it. It’s not easy. In fact, it takes a lot of courage to hold that uncomfortable conversation. But difficult conversations can be healthy for you and your team if you follow the process outlined in Leading with Dialogue. You’ll be able to master the art of dialogue and resolve festering issues.

  • Consider your communication tendencies and whether they promote engagement and productivity
  • Contrast and compare the differences between dialogue and other communication approaches
  • Illustrate and apply the difficult conversation process

ICMA Practice Area [14] Communication and Information Sharing


Leading Across Generations | June 30, 2022

For the first time in the modern era, we have four generations in the workforce. And each generation has grown up with a different world view and expectations for what they want for their careers. It’s likely you’re dealing with the complicated dynamics of leading a multi-generational team. Leading Across Generations will provide you with a strategic approach for establishing mutual benefit for each member of your team.

  • Explore the unique complexities leading a multi-generational workforce
  • Determine the needs of each member of your team
  • Overcome communication barriers and assumptions for optimal team collaboration
  • Harness the strengths of each of your team members, utilizing their talents where they fit best
  • Provide learning and growth opportunities to each team member to help them achieve their goals

ICMA Practice Area [4] Staff Effectiveness