Mid-Career Managers Institute-- A new ICMA Professional Development program
ICMA-University is launching a new “Mid-Career Manager’s Institute”, which is designed for ICMA members who are either:
- credentialed and want to engage in a focused course of study and connection with others who are mid career
- not yet credentialed or have management experience in fields other than local government AND want to build strong ties with the profession and strengthen management skills with the goal of becoming credentialed managers
Click Here for a brief outline of the program. Please note, that attendance at the 2012 Regional Summits is not mandatory. Persons interested in the program who have missed or cannot attend their Regional Summit, may set up 1:1 meetings with Felicia Logan, ICMA Director of Leadership Development and Executive Coach. MCM has a flexible timeline so those not attending this year may attend the 2013 Regional Summit.
The program provides for focused personal professional development of each participant, while allowing them the opportunity to connect with other mid career managers and ICMA Leadership at the ICMA Annual Conference and in their regions. Each participant will also work with a Credentialed Manager Mentor throughout the program.
Questions on the program should be sent to Felicia Littky, Program Manager, Membership & Professional Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 202-962-3656.
Please forward this information onto members in your state so they can join the inaugural MCMI group!
Please note that the $1500 tuition for the first year includes registration for a regional summit, ICMA Leadership Institute at Annual Conference, Annual Conference early bid registration, e-learning opportunities, executive coaching and professional mentoring.
Emerging Leaders: Opportunities for Current Supervisors and Managers
Santa Clara County:
April-Oct; applications due in February 15, 2013.
San Mateo County:
August-November; applications due in July.
The Leadership Academy of Santa Clara County is focused on helping mid-level professionals advance in their organizations. Focusing on “soft skills,” the Academy is held once per month for seven months and costs $850 per participant. For more information, go to http://www.LeadershipAcademySCC.org.
The Public Sector Leadership Academy of San Mateo County provides eight half-day sessions addressing a variety of leadership and management topics. The per-participant cost for each session is $25 for training consortium members and $50 if an employee’s agency is not a member. For more information, go to http://www.smcgov.org/HR/Training and click on the “County-Wide Programs” tab.
This all-day workshop helps prepare future City/County Managers and Department Directors and promotes succession planning in the participating agencies. One year the Forum focuses on future chief executives; on alternative years, the workshop engages future department heads. The program includes presentations, panel discussions and informal networking with senior managers and executive recruiters. The cost is $100 per participant and covers all instruction, materials and three meals.
This year’s forum is targeted for aspiring Department Heads and will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at the Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino, CA. The event runs from 8:30-5:00 pm and is followed by wine & cheese reception. Sponsored by The City/County Managers Associations of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
Every 2 years…the next MTEP in Sept-Dec 2013.
High-potential employees are placed in another local government agency for three months. The exchange creates new skills, experiences and relationships. Agencies can place employees with other local governments and/or receive MTEP employees for the three months. In addition to supercharging the careers of participants, MTEP helps local governments expand their organizational capacity and effectiveness with fewer employees. The full cost for the three-month experience is $1000. For more information, go to http://www.discovermtep.org
Happens every 2 years. The next Speed Coaching will be held
in Fall 2012. Similar to speed dating, speed coaching
rotates emerging leaders through six rounds of 10-minute
coaching sessions with different senior managers from local
governments in the two counties. This easy, energetic and
fun coaching and networking event engages over 100
participants and costs $25 per participant. For more
As the Cal-ICMA Coaching Program enters its 10th year, we are excited about the expanding services to support the profession. In 2012, over 3000 attendees participated in the webinars, with more than 4000 attendees in the program overall. See http://cal-icma.org/coaching. We hope you'll join us in 2013. We also provide a request for presenters below. Please send your suggestions for presenters to Cal-ICMA@DonMaruska.com by Friday, January 25, 2013. Thank you!
Six new webinars scheduled for 2013. The descriptive brochure for the complete 2013 program is available here.
All sessions are 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT, online via GoToWebinar
- "Navigating Staff-Board Relationships--handling tough issues with elected officials"
-Wednesday, February 27
- "Managing Employee Compensation--issues and options" [cosponsored with CSMFO]
-Wednesday, March 20
- "Resiliency and Renewal--nurturing yourself and your organization"
-Wednesday, April 24
- "Economic Development--new strategies and best practices" [cosponsored with CSMFO]
-Wednesday, September 11
- "Managing Human Capital--best practices in hiring, developing, and leading talent"
-Thursday, October 17
- "Key Skill Sets for the 21st Century--what's changed and how you can respond"
-Thursday, November 14
Notes about the Webinars
- Serving broad audiences: Each webinar offers value for up and comers, mid-managers, and senior managers.
- Welcoming your suggestions for outstanding presenters: We invite your suggestions for presenters. Typically, each webinar includes engaging presentations from three leaders in the field sharing a diversity of perspectives, best practices, and concrete resources. Please send any suggestions (including their contact information) by Friday, January 25, to Cal-ICMA@DonMaruska.com.
- Supporting individual and organizational success: We encourage organizations to form groups to attend the webinars (live or recorded). The agenda for each webinar includes suggested post-webinar discussion questions.
- Providing detailed Agendas for each webinar (including specific topics and presenters): These are available 2 weeks in advance of each webinar. You'll find them at the "Live Audio & Archives" tab of http://cal-icma.org/coaching.
- Registering in advance for each webinar: Each webinar requires its own advance registration. Notices with agenda information and registration details become available 2 weeks in advance of each webinar. The easiest way to receive notices automatically is through the complimentary email list. Sign up at http://cal-icma.org/coachingList.
- Offering additional resources to support your career success: Be sure to visit http://cal-icma.org/coaching for a wide range of resources, including information about 1-1 coaching with volunteer coaches, Career Compass columns, and other resources.