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Things to do at the 2014 ICMA Conference. . .ones that will increase your organization's efficiency and effectiveness!!

When you attend this year's ICMA Conference, make plans to attend one (or more!) of  the many workshop and educational session offerings of the Center for Management Strategies.  CMS brings research, education and technical assistance to local governments in key management strategies designed to enhance organizationanl efficiency and effectiveness.  CMS will be offering a full array of programs for you at ICMA's annual conference in Charlotte in September.

The following represent CMS-presented/sponsored events, focusing on our leading practice areas of priority based budgeting, high performance organization strategies, civic engagement, surveying and data-driven decision making, process improvement  and collaborative service delivery.  All will feature our research partners as well as subject matter expert partners, so each of these promise to be a great program for you!!

 ICMA University Workshops 

               “Leading Your Organization (and Elected Officials) to Fiscal Health & Wellness Through Priority Based Budgeting”

                              Saturday, September 13, 8 a.m. to noon

               “Public Engagement:  The Vital Leadership Skill in Difficult Times”

                              Saturday, September 13, 8 a.m. to noon

              “Moving Your Organization to Higher Performance” 

                              Sunday, September 14, 8 a.m. to noon

               “Employee Engagement:  Understanding and Applying New Brain Research to Create a Brain-Friendly Workplace”

                              Sunday, September 14, 8 a.m. to noon

ICMA University Forums

                 “Collaboration is all Well and Good, but Is It Right for Me?”

                               Sunday, September 14, 12:45–2:45pm                                                                                                                              

                 “Civility and Civic Engagement:  The Art of Positive Dialogue”   

                               Sunday, September 14, 12:45–2:45pm

                 “Creating Civil Public Conversations about the Role of Local Government”

                               Wednesday, September 17, 10:45-12:45

Educational Programs 

                 “Essential Management Skills for Today. . .and the Next 100 Years!”

                               Monday, September 15,   9:45 -11 a.m.

                  "A Big Bang Theory – When Resident Opinion Creates Life from Nothing" 

                               Monday, September 15, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Learning Lounge Sessions

                Fiscal Health Modeling  (Center for Priority Based Budgeting)

                               Monday, September 15,  10:30 -11 a.m.

                 The Risks of Crowdsourcing:  How to Ask for Ideas Without Asking for Trouble  (Peak Democracy)

                               Monday, September 15, 2:30-3 p.m.

                Priority Based Budgeting (Center for Priority Based Budgeting)

                               Monday, September 15, 3:10-3:40 p.m.

                 Citizen Engagement. . .it’s all about Creating a “Spectrum” of Participation 

                               Tuesday, September 16, 3:30-4:00 p.m.

                 Creating Effective Citizen Leadership Academies 

                               Tuesday, September 16, 11:00-11:30 a.m.

                  Citizen Surveys: What, Why, and How 

                               Tuesday, September 16, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

                  Lean Government. . . It’s Not Social Engineering 

                               Tuesday, September 16,  3:30-4:00 p.m.

Roundtables Roundtable

                 Collaboration Nation  

                  Monday, September 15,  4:00-5:00 p.m.


                 Don’t Ask, Can’t Tell,  How asking residents the right survey questions helps you figure stuff out.   

                 Tuesday, September 16, 12:45-1:45 p.m.


In addition to these sessions, CMS will have a booth in the exhibit hall featuring our leading practice service providers who  will be vailable for free consultations and mini assessments to assist your organization in enhancing its efficiency and effectiveness. 

CMS will also be launching its new work in collaborative service delivery and process improvement at the conference.  (I will cover this in more detail in a future blog as we get closer to the conference!)   We are adding more and more information for managers to assist you in your important work of service delivery for your community.

Be sure to check out all that CMS has to offer at one (or more!) of the many conference sessions as well as all the array of activities that will be offered in Charlotte!  Hope to see you there!