by James Slaton, Deputy City Manager, City of Lake Wales
Leadership ICMA is a competitive, intensive two-year ICMA University program designed to cultivate key competencies needed for successful leadership at all levels of local government management. The program’s capstone projects require participants to demonstrate their competence in the concepts presented throughout the Leadership ICMA program. Working in teams, participants work on local government consulting projects solicited through a formal RFP process with local government clients. Meridy and I were the only two participants from Florida in the graduating class of 2019. Only 180 local government professionals have been through this program since its inception twelve years ago.
For my capstone project, I worked the City of Twin Falls, ID to find a way to better manage capacity to deliver higher quality services through creation of organization-wide Process Improvement program.
Meridy Semones, Performance and Budget Director for the City of Largo, worked with the City of Georgetown, TX to take a successful Business Improvement Process that was developed in one department, expand it City-wide, and then align it with existing performance programs.
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