One of the unfortunate trends in the public sphere is the growth of partisanship, polarization, and general divisiveness. As local government managers, you are tasked with bridging these divisions and delivering services efficiently and equitably. The theme of this year’s KACM annual conference, “Building Communities Together,” centers around these challenges. You will learn strategies for dealing with conflict on your governing body, how to build trust between your local government and its citizens, advice for creating meaningful connections with state officials, and seasoned managers will have an opportunity to share experiences with those just entering the profession. Other highlights will include interesting mobile tours, timely legal updates, and a number of valuable networking opportunities. We hope you enjoy this opportunity to learn and grow as local government managers.
The ICMA University workshop is built into the main portion of the conference and is included in your registration fee. There is no need to register separately for this comprehensive training. It is designed for all attendees to participate.
Ethics At Work!
One way of helping protect the integrity of your organization is to keep ethics in the forefront with your employees. Ethics At Work Workshop is about helping your staff identify and resolve ethical issues and establishing a foundation for a strong and successful workplace and life. As we’ve all seen in the news, it seems that ethical choices are more complex when people are under pressure. In the public sector, we need to understand that while something might be legal, it doesn’t mean it’s ethical. In these challenging times, everyone could use a refresher to help build skills and learn practical strategies for making ethical choices. Ethics At Work Workshop is based on the values of public service, and will provide a framework for addressing everyday ethical issues and serve as a platform for participant discussion about many common ethical concerns. Presented by: Martha Perego, ICMA’s Director of Ethics
Stops TBD by City of Manhattan
Register online by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014 to receive the early registration rate. Registrations received after this date (including on-site registration) must pay an additional $25 late fee.
Note: Your conference registration fee includes all sessions (including the ICMA University workshop), meals, and social events.
Hilton Garden Inn &
Manhattan Conference Center (Driving Directions)
401 S. 3rd Street
Manhattan, Kansas 66502
($114 + tax per night)
Fairfield Inn & Suites
by Marriott (Driving Directions)
300 Colorado Street
Manhattan, Kansas 66502
($122 + tax per night)
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