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The leadership role of local government managers is to create and maintain resilient and livable communities through the power of engaging with and inspiring others to participate in developing, achieving, articulating, and embodying a shared set of values, shared sense of purpose, and shared vision of the desired community outcome.
Leadership and Professional Local Government Managers
Research shows the importance of stories in leading staff members and residents.
Discusses the multi-faceted leadership role of local public executives. ...
The comprehensive guide for meeting the new demands in today’s world and ensuring the best service possible with a valuable collection. ...
ICMA University invites you to discover a range of leadership development programs for every level of your career.
Workshops that are affordable, accessible, and designed to meet the specific needs of local government professionals.
Assessments help members and others assess their knowledge for the purpose of professional development planning.
What can I do to become a better leader who people will follow?
A new column from female ICMA local government leaders and the League of Women in Government [PM Magazine, February 2020]
Local governments need a mission and values statement that guides employee behavior, from the front lines of the organization to the manager’s office.
Leaders must have the courage of their convictions. What they really need are core values.