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#ICYMI: New Year’s Resolutions and More


In case you missed it (#ICYMI), here are some interesting local government resources from this past week:

Viewcast on Route Fifty’s State and Local Government Management Challenges Survey

On January 20 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Route Fifty will be discussing the results of a survey sent to state and local government employees around the United States asking them about management challenges. Learn More Here

3 New Year’s Resolutions Every Local Government Leader Can Add to Their List

ICMA Executive Director Robert (Bob) O’Neill started 2016 by suggesting 3 New Year’s resolutions, as you’ll see in this post from the Leadership {RE}imagined blog. Check Out the Resolutions Here

Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 1/4/2016

Also from the Leadership {RE}imagined blog is this post highlighting articles on the topic of leadership. Read the Articles Here

4 Ways to Start the Constituent Experience Right

This post identifies 4 easy steps you can take to improve your constituents’ experience. Learn About the Steps Here

Reflections on the YSEALI Malaysia Summit

Read about how the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Malaysia Summit brought together 500 young leaders from 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries to help build relationships and increase the capacity to solve challenges in their countries. Read the Post Here

Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide

The Federal Emergency Management Association just released this guide that combines Public Assistance (PA) policy into a single volume and provides an overview of the PA Program implementation process. Download Here

Citizen-Friendly Performance Measures

A recent KN question sparked an interesting discussion on developing performance measures that are citizen oriented, and this post discusses some of the discoveries made during the discussion. Learn More Here

National Mentoring Month

All month long ICMA will be highlighting the importance of mentoring.  Below are 3 resources to help you celebrate:

  1. This Leadership Matters article gives some suggestions on how to promote mentoring and build leaders for the future. Read the Article Here
  2. Download this thank you card and share it with your mentor to show that you appreciate their time and efforts. Download the Card Here
  3. The best way to spread the word is through social media.  You can contribute to the conversation by using #ICMAmentors and sharing these mentoring quotes. Read the Quotes Here

What advice can you offer other mentors or mentees? Share your comments below.

Douglas Shontz

Knowledge Network Research and Content Development Associate