ICMA Free Coaching Webinar - The Future of Work: Strategies for Adapting to a New Reality

Recorded On: 10/20/2021

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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? 
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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Kris Stadleman

Director, NovaWorks


Ms. Stadelman has been a leader in Workforce Development for three decades in four states.  She is currently the Executive Director of the NOVA Workforce Investment Board in the Silicon Valley, California; previous CEO of the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, Washington; has held leadership positions in statewide programs in Colorado for the Governor’s Office as well as the State AFL-CIO; and directed employment and training programs for Community Action in Appalachian Ohio. 

 She is the past Chair for the California Workforce Association, former Chair for the Workforce Development Council of the US Conference of Mayors and was voted Executive Director of the Year by the National Workforce Association in 2007.  The Silicon Valley Business Journal listed Ms. Stadelman as a “Woman of Influence” in 2013.

Alan Vandenberg

County Administrator

Kent County Michigan

Al Vanderberg serves as County Administrator/Controller of Kent County, MI since August 2021.  Previously Al served as County Administrator of Ottawa County, MI; Deputy County Administrator/Controller of Kent County, MI;  City Manager of South Haven, MI; and Assistant City Manager of Greenville, MI.  Al earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan and Master of Public Administration Degree from Michigan State University.

Al served as President of the Michigan Municipal Executives and Michigan Association of County Administrative Officials (MACAO), Chair of the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council (GVMC) Board of Directors, and Chair of the former West Michigan Strategic Alliance. He was appointed by Gov. Snyder to the Michigan Municipal Services Authority Board of Directors and Executive Committee and was appointed by Gov. Snyder and reappointed by Gov. Whitmer to the Michigan Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission. Al is a member of the MI Department of Civil Rights Council for Government and Education on Equity and Inclusion, the NACo DEI Advisory Group and the National Association of County Administrators Board of Directors..

Al is a member of the adjunct faculty of Grand Valley State University where he teaches in the undergraduate and masters programs.  He also writes and speaks frequently on local government management topics and issues. 

Kip Harkness

Deputy City Manager

San Jose

Kip's purpose is to Awaken talented people to the spark of their full potential and enable them to change themselves and the world. His career journey has taken him from Timbuktu to Silicon Valley. Along the way Kip has advised farmers on the edge of the Sahara, created the national award winning Strong Neighborhoods Initiative, managed complex real-estate deals, and lead a network of top technology leaders.  Kip is currently a Deputy City Manager for the City of San José guiding leaders in the execution the City's enterprise priorities of;

+ Building the San José of Tomorrow: charged with transforming the entitlement and permitting processes to move at the speed of business, + Creating a smart and sustainable city : driving the adoption of 21st century infrastructure, with technology and innovation as enabling capabilities, and + Emergency Preparedness with relentless attention to preparing San José to respond to and recover from the next disaster.

His portfolio has included responsibility for operations with over 1,700 employees, $480 Million annual operating budget and $2.5 Billion in capital projects. 

Since 24 January 2020 he has led the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as the Director of the Emergency Operations Center.


ICMA Free Coaching Webinar - The Future of Work: Strategies for Adapting to a New Reality
10/20/2021 at 1:30 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
10/20/2021 at 1:30 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
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1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available