Today's Talent...Tomorrow's Leaders Next Gen Committee of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties

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 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

Leadership Academies

Santa Clara County:
April-Oct; applications due in February.
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

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 and click on the “County-Wide Programs” tab.

Tomorrow’s Department Head Forum

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 of the session is $100 which covers all instruction, materials, and food and beverage.

This year’s forum is targeted for aspiring Department Heads and will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 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.

Management Talent Exchange Program

In odd numbered years, the next MTEP in Sept-Dec 2015.

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

Talent Exchange participant helps MH with innovative program

Published in the December 11-25 issue of Morgan Hill Life

Read about Adam Henig's experience as a participant in the Management Talent Exchange Program...more

Speed Coaching and Networking Lunch

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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.


2015 Schedule for Cal-ICMA Coaching Program Webinars

Cal-ICMA LogoThe following webinar topics were the highest rated in a poll of leaders across the ICMA State Association Coaching Partners and sponsoring professional associations. We recruit top presenters from across the country. Thanks to sponsors, there is no charge for participation.Download the 2015 Coaching Program Brochure (PDF) and the Webinar Schedule(PDF).

Sign up now. Advance registration is required for each webinar. Simply click on the links below. If your schedule changes and you can’t make a session, you’ll receive an automatic notice afterwards with details on how to access the materials and digital recordings.

Participate as a group. This is an excellent way to learn best practices together and boost talent at all levels. Each webinar includes a set of Post Webinar Discussion Questions to stimulate your conversation. It’s like professional development in a box—add talent and stir.

Ask questions in advance and during the webinar. You may send questions when you register, by email to for the moderator, or via the Question tool during the live webinar. Have your tough questions asked anonymously.

Access presentations, resource materials, and digital recordings. You’ll find these at the “Agendas & Archives” tab of Subscribe to the free email list for webinar and program updates at

Can’t make the scheduled time? The new digital recordings give you the choice of subscribing to podcasts or viewing the session full screen on your own or with your team.

For more information visit or contact Don Maruska, Director, Coaching Program,