8:30-8:45am Welcome & Introductions
This workshop is designed for you! Senior Managers with diverse backgrounds will share practical skills and advice for becoming a manager and successfully navigating your new position as a city or county manager.
Welcome: Jenn Ooton, CCCMA President Elect, City of Glenwood Springs
Presenters: Russ Forrest, City of Gunnison and Tim Gagen, CCCMA Senior Advisor
8:45-10:00am Understanding Ourselves & Valuing our Differences
This topic will address understanding your own personality and communication style, as well as creating and managing diverse teams,
Presenter: Demetrius Parker, City and County of Broomfield
10:15-11:30am Preparing For and Surviving Your First Six Months as a Manager
This topic includes round table discussions on the following: How do you prepare for your first manager job; Are you ready to apply?; How do you apply?; Interview process; Negotiating your first contract; and Planning your first six months as a Manager
Panelists: Debra Figueroa, City of Glenwood Springs; Russ Forrest, City of Gunnison; Michael Penny, City of Castle Pines; Greg Schulte, CCCMA Senior Advisor; Gary Suiter, City of Steamboat Springs
11:30-1:00 pm Lunch and Toughest Management Challenges
This topic includes round table discussions on the following: Council/Manager relationships, Ethics, and Hiring & Firing
Panelists: Greg Caton, City of Grand Junction; Tim Gagen, CCCMA Senior Advisor; Russ Forrest, City of Gunnison; Lee Merkel, CCCMA Senior Advisor; Charles Ozaki; CCCMA Senior Advisor; Bill Ray, CCCMA Senior Advisor; Greg Schulte, CCCMA Senior Advisor; Joanne Spina, CCCMA Senior Advisor
1:00-2:00pm Building Culture & Leading Change
Culture exists whether you create it or not. This panel discussion will address various aspects of building culture change in your organization.
Panel Facilitator: Demetrius Parker, City and County of Broomfield
Panelists: Jay Harrington, Routt County; Jennifer Hoffman, City and County of Broomfield; Raymond Lee, City of Greeley
2:00-2:30pm Closing Session: What are We Happy About/What Motivates Us?
Group Facilitator: Scott Trainor, City of Fountain
2:30-3:30pm Social & Connection Event
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