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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

The Value of MMANC: An Interview with Assistant City Manager Maria Hurtado

Ms. Maria Hurtado was appointed Assistant City Manager for the City of Oxnard, California in May 2015.  Ms. Hurtado was previously the Assistant City Manager in Tracy, California  serving as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) responsible for special projects and the daily operations of four operating departments: Development Services and Economic Development, Fire, Parks and Community […]

The Value of MMANC: An Interview with Community Development Director Ryan DeVore

Ryan has over 15 years of experience in both private practice and local government. His experience includes designing large structures, roads, and custom homes as a licensed professional engineer. He’s also managed his own small business, preparing plans for projects throughout Northern California. Ryan started with the City of Sacramento in 2004 as an Associate […]

My Journey through the Credentialed Government Leader Program

  In February 2014, I became one of the first graduates of the inaugural class of the Credentialed Government Leader (CGL) program.  When the CGL program was first announced, the idea of taking my career development into my own hands resonated with me, so I took a chance and signed up for the Program not […]