Full Registration - $100
Student Registration - $25
Company Representative Registration - $200
CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations must be emailed to Emily Koenigsfeld at email@example.com no later than 5 pm on January 18, 2024, or it will be necessary to bill you for the entire registration fee.
*Hotel Room Block Information: The room block information will be given to you when you complete the registration. It will come in an email with subject line Hotel Information: 2024 MCMA Winter Workshop.
|Wednesday, January 24|
|5 -7 p.m..||Reception & Networking - Antler's Lounge, Stoney Creek Hotel|
|Thursday, January 25|
|8:30 a.m.||Registration & hospitality|
|9 a.m.||Welcome & Intro by MCMA President Bola Akande|
|9:15 a.m.||Elevating Trust, presented by Rich Davis, Asst. City Manager, League City, TX and Brian Moran, Economic Development Manager, Baytown, TX|
Description: At the time Elevating Trust was published in 2018, general trust in government institutions sat at an all-time low. While citizen trust in local government appeared higher than its Federal and state counterparts, such only meant that city hall was the prettiest horse in the glue factory. The fact was that the vast majority did not think any government had the will or means to solve problems and deliver what citizens regarded as most critical. Fast forward five years. In the face of tragedies, scandals, and a world pandemic, most citizens have simply concluded that not only does government not have the answer … it has never had the answer. Civility, disengagement, and respect appear to be the collateral damage of this new world; but the real casualty has been trust – and without trust, even the wealthiest community is bankrupt. Creating, nurturing, and building trust in local government is meanwhile no easy task. It requires that city hall demonstrate two essential characteristics – trustworthiness and competency. When we engage our citizens in planning the future of their community and then deliver on those things they regard as essential to quality of life, we demonstrate both trust-building ingredients. Elevated trust is the ambition. Community-based strategic planning is a means to that end. This book provides the rationale, methods, real life examples, and more importantly the recipe that will empower a local government to construct new bridges of trust by re-engaging their citizens in crafting the future of their own community.
|10:30 a.m.||Social Media Do's and Don'ts (tentative)|
|12:30 p.m.||Ethics, presented by Todd Smith, Attorney, Lauber Municipal Law, LLC|
|1:45 p.m.||Emergency Management (tentative)|
|3 p.m.||How to Build a Comprehensive Succession Plan, presented by Glen Harrison, Vice President, SIGMA Assessment Systems, Inc.|
Description: Loss of key talent can create a catastrophic ripple throughout any organization that is not prepared. This presentation will provide an overview of succession planning, as well as practical tools for formalizing your own succession planning process. In this workshop, you will learn how to:
|4 p.m.||Closing Remarks|
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
- 2601 South Providence Road
Columbia, MO 65203
- Discounted room rate is $112
- Room block will close on December 27, 2023
You will receive booking link in the confirmation email after submit registration.
Rick Davis is the co-author of “Elevating Trust in Local Government – The Power of Community-Based Strategic Planning.” With nearly 30 years in local government administration, 22 of which as city manager, Rick has managed communities in Utah, Arizona, and Texas. He currently serves as the Assistant City Manager of League City Texas. He has shared his passion for strategic planning and elevating trust in local governance across the globe from Sitka Alaska to Tel Aviv Israel, and from Kabul Afghanistan to Daytona Beach Florida. A regular presenter at conferences and universities, Rick has enjoyed serving on various ICMA boards and as his state’s city management association president. He is a former corporate public relations director who began his public sector career with the Arizona Office of the Auditor General before making his way into city management in 1996. Rick and his wife of 35 years, Aimee, live in Baytown Texas and have three grown children, one married and studying to become a veterinary tech, one heading for medical school, and the youngest who dreams of becoming a museum curator. Rick and Aimee met each other as Bluegrass musicians at Brigham Young University. She plays the fiddle, and he plays the banjo. Rick says it was love at first note.
Brian Moran is an accomplished local government professional with a strong background in strategic planning, project management, economic development, and communications. He currently serves as the Economic Development Manager in the City of Baytown, Texas. Brian has utilized the methodology and techniques prescribed in "Elevating Trust in Local Government – The Power of Community Based Strategic Planning" to implement Baytown's Community-Based Five Year Strategic Plan, Baytown Police Department Strategic Plan, and the ADA Transition Plan. With his expertise in establishing effective working relationships, Brian maintains positive connections with government officials, community organizations, education institutions, the chamber of commerce, business groups, and other vital stakeholders.
Glen started his journey with SIGMA Assessment Systems nearly two decades ago managing a large-scale talent development project for Chrysler that involved over 30,000 management and staff. Over his career, Glen has worked with a third of the Fortune 500 companies and with every level of government in Canada and the United States. In the process, Glen has delivered workshops to over 15,000 people across 49 states (sorry Wyoming, he’ll get there eventually), 10 provinces, 1 territory, 107 cities, and 9 countries.
Glen has spent 20+ years in senior talent management roles, and 20+ years delivering impactful presentations. Previous speaking engagements include over 100 HRPA, SHRM, and ASTD Chapters.