Marketing Government to Millennials

This post has been syndicated from the Viewoint Cloud blog It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when you start examining the cultural identity of your generation, and how it affects the world around you. As a Millennial, I’ve felt this question most acutely in discussions about the political and professional tendencies of my peers. Recently, these two areas […]

All-Star City Manager Shares Career Advice

This post has been syndicated from the ViewPoint Cloud blog Earlier this month, I sat down with Santa Monica’s City Manager, Rick Cole, to talk about advice for public sector leaders pursuing careers in city management. Few can parallel Cole’s breadth and depth of experience in local government. Before coming to Santa Monica, Cole joined Los Angeles Mayor […]

Being a Great Coach … … and a Winning Player

Coaching is mutually rewarding. Players gain encouragement and guidance for their careers. Coaches gain deeper insights into their own careers and the satisfaction of helping others. You can benefit from coaching at any stage in your career. Indeed, one of the best ways to boost your coaching skills is to have someone coach you. Watch […]

How to Develop a Strong and Productive Mentor/Mentee Relationship

Two people climbing mountain ridge, one assisting another over the top ridge.

A mentor/mentee relationship can be immensely rewarding for both people. But how do you get to know each other, build trust, have productive meetings, and continue to have a beneficial, ongoing connection? Jennifer and Lydia met through MMANC’s Credentialed Government Leader program, where Jennifer was Lydia’s mentor. Together they created tips for mentors/ mentees to […]

Register Today for the MMANC 66th Annual Conference

MMANC annual conference

The Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) is proud to present the 66th Annual 2016 Annual Conference, to be held October 10-12, 2016 in Monterey, CA at the Marriott Monterey. The theme for this year’s event is Leading with Intention. The conference will feature the following sessions: Change Management, Navigating a Master Plan, Participatory Budgeting, […]

ICMA Coaching Program Update

Register now for best practices in career development at all levels Sign up yourself and your team for the free ICMA Coaching Program webinars to boost your career and talent development throughout your organization. Click on the registration links or go to http://icma.org/coachingwebinars. Here are the remaining webinars for calendar 2016. Successful Supervision and Leadership […]

Career Compass No. 50: Storytelling–A Powerful Way to Lead and Communicate

June 1, 2016 I’m a traffic engineer in a small midwestern city. I just had a difficult experience presenting a mobility safety plan to my city council. I did a lot of research on best practices to better protect pedestrians and bicyclists along a fairly busy street, while still maintaining reasonable traffic flow. As part […]

Winter Forum Draws Packed Audience in Foster City

The 2016 MMANC Winter Forum drew a packed audience to the Foster City Recreation Center on Wednesday, February 24, with over 120 registrants amassing new ways to “Collaborate Across Communities.” The day’s agenda featured two CGL-certified courses – Leading with Emotional Intelligence  and Managing Human and Fiscal Resources – as well as sessions on The […]

How the Credentialed Government Leader (CGL) Program Can Advance Your Career

  When I talk to my colleagues, I sometimes get asked what is the most valuable training I have taken. I have to say hands down the most valuable has been the Credentialed Government Leader Program through MMANC. With the Winter Forum coming up at the end of February which offers two great CGL courses, […]

2016 Winter Forum: Collaborating Across Communities

This year’s annual event is focused on Collaborating Across Communities, and will feature sessions on Emotional Intelligence*,  Managing Human and Fiscal Resources*, Creative Problem Solving, and a behind the scenes look at “the Big Event” (the Super Bowl). *Indicates Certified Government Leader (CGL) approved courses The event will take place in Foster City, on Thursday, […]