Archives November 2019

Tomorrow’s City-County Manager’s Forum

Every year the Next Gen of Silicon Valley Committee sponsored by the two CM Associations of SC and SM Counties conduct a “Tomorrow’s Executive Forum.” This all-day workshop helps prepare future City/County Managers and Department Heads by promoting succession planning in the participating agencies. The Forum alternates its focus between future chief executives one year, and then future department heads on alternate years. Both Forums feature senior executives and executive recruiters who provide panel discussions, role-playing, speed coaching, career development resources, and networking.

This event is geared towards emerging leaders; participants are selected through a competitive application process.

For any questions, please contact Frank Benest at

Management Talent Exchange Program (MTEP)

MTEP potentially returning 2023!

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.

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Cal-ICMA Coaching Program

Next Gen works closely with Cal-ICMA to offer resources to local government employees including webinars, coaching, career-related articles, and additional resources.

Visit to access an assortment of services to help you grow, make decisions that benefit your career, gain perspective from others, and achieve your goals.