ICMA Coaching: 2021 Free Coaching Webinars Package

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ICMA Coaching Program webinars are opportunities for local government professionals of all career stages to learn about new and leading practices, strategies and tactics, and developing issues and trends in the field. 

The six 2021 Webinars are:

March 17 Ethics: Response to Emergencies That Impact All Citizens: Rights of the Individual vs Health and Welfare of Community

April 21 Skill Building: Best Practices to Manage Public Spaces

May 19 Leadership: Leading from the Middle

September 15 Community Outreach: Your Community in an Era of Anxiety: How Do You Make Sure You Hear Them and They Hear You

October 20 Workplace Development: The Future of Work: Strategies for Adapting to a New Reality

November 17 Career Building Growing Your Career: Tips for Redefining Yourself in the Minds of Others

Participation in this free coaching webinar series qualifies for ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program credit.

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  • ICMA Free Coaching Webinar - Growing Your Career: Tips for Redefining Yourself in the Minds of Others

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/17/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Do you have the skills to do more in your organization but can't figure out how to be given the opportunity? Our panelists will give you some strategies to get ahead.

    You have been a solid performer who completes reliable work and you are viewed as a productive team member. Or perhaps you are a new employee and do not have much on the job experience, but you know that you have the skill set to do more. You have not yet been given the opportunity to display your ability to lead others and manage important projects, but you know in your heart that you can do it. What steps can be taken to build your workplace reputation in the minds of others?
    Topics:
    1.  What are strategies for employees to get noticed in a positive way?
    2.  What are tips for Managers to expose employees to opportunities that will expand their skills and experience, including working on teams and opportunities to manage special projects?
    3.  How important is organizational culture in providing an environment of employee support, mentorship and exposure to opportunities for professional development and advancement?
    4.  Mistakes are a part of growth, but how can an employee recover after making a mistake?
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    This webinar is sponsored by ICMA-RC, ICMA Premier Level Strategic Partner
  • ICMA Free Coaching Webinar - The Future of Work: Strategies for Adapting to a New Reality

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/20/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Are you wondering at what pace you will need to train your workforce in order to be prepared for the workplace of the future? Join our panelists to discuss strategies to prepare your organization for a new reality.

    Some experts say that we are in the beginning stages of new Industrial Revolution and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made it happen more quickly. What does the workplace of the future look like? Will technology/artificial intelligence replace some humans in the workplace? At what pace will local governments and businesses need to re-train workers to adapt to advancing technology? Will pandemics and emerging technologies change forever the office environment? 
    Topics:
    1.  How will these changes affect local government? What jobs will be affected?
    2. What steps can local governments take now to navigate the changing environment?
    3. What change management skills will be necessary to usher in this new era?
    4. What actions need to be taken to help employees manage this process?
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    This webinar is sponsored by ICMA-RC, ICMA Premier Level Strategic Partner
  • ICMA Free Coaching Webinar - Leading Your Community in an Era of Anxiety: How Do You Make Sure You Hear Them and They Hear You

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 09/15/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Learn best practices to ensure that your community is set up to successfully navigate the challenges for your next emergency situation.

    No one can deny that 2020 was a year of uncertainty and anxiety. However, every experienced manager knows that challenges can arise at any time. Good leaders work to build effective two way communication and develop relationships in their communities during good times so that they are better prepared to handle a crisis. 
    Topics:
    • 1.  The importance of establishing quality relationships with your community and its institutions BEFORE the crisis.
    • 2.  Best methods for emergency communications with the community—those affected and unaffected by the crisis.
    • 3.  Creating quality community conversations to lead forward and out of the crisis. 
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    This webinar is sponsored by ICMA-RC, ICMA Premier Level Strategic Partner
  • ICMA Free Coaching Webinar - Leading from the Middle

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/19/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    You do not need to be in a management position to be a leader. Join us to learn about opportunities to become a future leader in your organization.

    Being a leader does not require you to be in a top management position. The individual who gets the team together to download the paper pallet instead of requiring one person or individual to do it alone is a leader. Whether your organization has a formal process for improvement, or changes are made in a more informal way, there are opportunities for any employee to serve as a leader.
     Topics:
    1. What is the difference between a manager and a leader?
    2. Margaret Wheatley uses the term “leader-full organization.” What does this mean and        why is it important?
    3. What are some strategies for mid-level managers and front-line employees to improve their leadership skills and grow their career?
    4. What role does the leadership team play in creating opportunities for their staff to become future leaders.
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    This webinar is sponsored by ICMA-RC, ICMA Premier Level Strategic Partner
  • ICMA Free Coaching Webinar - Best Practices to Manage Public Spaces

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/21/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Every citizen enjoys free and inviting outdoor spaces, however, there can be challenges in operating and maintaining them. Our expert panelists will give you some best tips on managing and utilizing public spaces.

    According to a study by the National Research Center, one of the top ten things that residents want in their community is the ability to be close to nature. Community parks and other open spaces where people can gather outside are important to residents. Most of us would agree that these areas are good for the community and there are many different ways to use these spaces; however, there can be challenges in operating and maintaining them. Our panelists will give you some best practices in managing public spaces.
    Topics:
    • 1.  How do we ensure that our public spaces best meet the needs of our community and are welcomed as true assets by our residents and businesspersons?
    • 2.  What are some innovative ways to utilize “typical” public facilities in non-traditional, more attractive ways?  (public art, water detention facilities, green roofs)
    • 3.  How can you promote the use of your public spaces and ensure that your public spaces are clean and welcoming?
    • 4.  What happens when the unplanned occurs—protests, homelessness, destruction of public property, etc?  Are there groups in the community that you can build relationships with to help keep the community safe during unrest.
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    This webinar is sponsored by ICMA-RC, ICMA Premier Level Strategic Partner

  • ICMA Free Coaching Webinar - Response to Emergencies That Impact All Citizens: Rights of the Individual vs Health and Welfare of Community

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/17/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will discuss the ethical decisions that leaders must make during disaster response operations.

    Description: How do Ethics play a role in emergency response? One way is in the determination of when the rights of the individual should be sacrificed to keep the entire community safe. What does that decision making process look like? And how does a community enforce such a mandate?  Join us for an exciting discussion on these ethical questions.
    Topics:
    • What are the key factors involved in making a decision to restrict individual liberties for the benefit of the entire community? 
    • How should our ICMA Code of Ethics be considered when weighing decisions that could negatively impact our individual constituents for the benefit of the whole?
    • How do local government services change when confronted with a natural or manmade disaster or other situation that is a risk to our community? 
    • How do we safeguard the physical and mental health of our employees when responding to this less-than-normal situation? 
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    This webinar is sponsored by ICMA-RC, ICMA Premier Level Strategic Partner