ICMA is committed to providing workshops that are affordable, accessible, and designed to meet the specific needs of local government professionals. By partnering with localities, state associations, and universities in the delivery of these programs, we are able to reduce travel costs and provide high-quality workshops.
Half-day workshops: $3,960 for states with a signed affiliation agreement with ICMA for up to 50 participants. Non-affiliated states pay an additional fee.
Workshop: Public Speaking Skills - Making What You Have to Say Memorable
Basic Skills of public speaking are practiced in this workshop which include understanding what your audience wants, answering their questions before they ask, using pitch, speed and pauses to add interest to your presentation, choosing words that work and gestures that make the point as well as presentation tips and techniques that allow you to focus on the audience and the message instead of your notes or nervousness. Come ready to make your next presentation a memorable one. 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. (Practice Group 14: Communication and Information Sharing)
Workshop:Repacking Your Bags: A Year of Living Purposefully”.
This workshop focuses on taking time away from our overwhelming responsibilities and nonstop changes to take a hard look at the “baggage” we are carrying to determine whether what we’re carrying is moving us forward or weighing us down. This session will help participants gain clarity on the motivations, passions, and purpose [that] is crucial to the pursuit of a happy, fulfilled life.” Along the way life changes as does the life map which means that “repacking our bags” is a lifelong process. 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. (Practice Group Group 5 - Personal Resilency and Development)
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