Florida Benchmarking Consortium’s Annual Spring Conference

The Florida Benchmarking Consortium’s Annual Spring Conference will be held April 25-26, 2013 at the City of Winter Park Community Center. The theme for this year’s conference is “Engaging Internal and External Customers Through Metrics.” This conference will take a look at creating buy-in for internal customers and soliciting advocates for your programs and services…

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Report from the ICMA SE Vice President

Lee Feldman, City Manager of Fort Lauderdale and ICMA SE Regional Vice President reported at the February Board Meeting that ICMA is pushing volunteerism and asking the state associations to get their members more engaged in things rather than being passive members.   The next generation is very critical to ICMA.  ICMA is hoping that Florida…

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Lease Assumption Offer

The Village of Golf has a TOO large (size and volume) postal machine that we cannot trade out.  We are 1/3 of the way into our lease and our Pitney Bowes’ rep said they would be willing to allow the lease to go to another jurisdiction and have them take it over.  It is in…

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Friday Night at Conference

Come to the Friday Night Social at the Annual Conference and see what the conference planning committee has put together for this year’s event. Last year, the districts competed in Jeopardy and Bruce Haddock won for District 7. This year the districts will compete in several different games for points. The district that wins the…

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ICMA Credentialed Manager Program

Below are the three steps to ICMA credentialing. They are:  Confirm that you are eligible. See icma.org/credentialedmgr or contact credentialing@icma.org Complete the Applied Knowledge Assessment at webassessor.com/aka Complete the credentialing application at icma.org/credentialing. For those of you who are credentialed managers and have questions about course tracking, here is a suggestion on how to track…

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Navigating Successful Working Relations with Elected Officals

It is far harder to sail through uncertain, rough waters than to walk on dry ground – that is the tough reality for today’s council-manager relationships. You may be swimming in political waters, but you need to sail by the compass of professionalism and servant leadership. Every day you need skills that are part psychologist,…

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“Outsourcing – Pros and Cons and Important Tips”

Every organization has its own unique set of challenges when it comes to getting the job done. Is your organization operating at peak efficiency? Are you utilizing all of the resources available to you to the full extent. This thought provoking session will focus on outsourcing and will feature three leaders that have proven track…

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ICMA University: Young Professionals Leadership Institute

ICMA University is offering career support and encouragement to help young professionals through the tough management challenges ahead by providing low cost- high return professional development opportunities.  This is a special opportunity for young professionals to build leadership skills while benefiting from peer-to-peer interaction during an ICMA University workshop session, networking, and a session on managing finances…

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The Top 10 Habits of Grateful People…Even In Tough Times

“‘Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” — Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) It is no secret that gratefulness is correlated with life satisfaction and happiness. Countless research findings, particularly in the rapidly emerging field of Positive Psychology, have shown that gratefulness and life satisfaction go hand in hand.  Those who tend to be…

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So You Want To Be A City/County Manager?

Then you need to attend this free one-day session at the FCCMA Annual Conference! This pre-conference session will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., at the Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, FL. The theme this year is “Hitting the Refresh Button.” Session topics include: “The 3 R’s of…

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FCCMA 2013 Awards

The deadline is approaching to submit nominations for the FCCMA awards. All submittals must be electronic, not larger than 1mb and received by Carol Russell at crussell@flcities.com by 5:00 p.m. on February 25, 2013. Late entries will not be considered. A confirmation email will be sent after the award is received. The 2013 Award Categories…

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