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Golf Tournament

7:00 a.m. Dove Mountain Golf Club

This year's golf tournament will be held at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain, 6501 Boulder Bridge Pass, Marana. Golfers will play one of the nines on the same course played by the pros during the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. There will be individual team tee times beginning at 7:00 a.m. through 7:50 a.m. Geared toward relaxation, fellowship and fun for all, this tournament allows inexperienced golfers to join the fun and be paired with experienced golfers in a four-person, 18-hole scramble. Green fees, practice balls and cart is $65 plus tax for 18 holes, and participants pay at the course the day of the tournament. Rental clubs are $35 and the grill will be open before the round. Prizes for first and second place along with individual prizes will be awarded at the clubhouse restaurant following play. Please email Tim Pickering at Tim@InterimPublicManagement.com for more details and registration.

Registration Opens

8:00 a.m. Plaza Pre-Function

ACMA Board Meeting

11:00 - 11:50 a.m. Plaza 3

Lunch Buffet Featuring Lunch with a Mentor

12:00 - 12:50 p.m. Tortolita Ballroom

All conference attendees are welcome to attend lunch prior to the first session. During this lunch, we will also reserve tables for the "Lunch with a Mentor" where you will have some one-on-one time to talk with a local government executive. You may wish to explore career options, have a sounding board for your own experience and ideas, or ask for guidance. Take advantage of this limited opportunity!

If you are an associate member interested in attending or a full member interested in volunteering your time, please sign up on the conference registration page. Advance RSVP is required!

Sign up here.

Economic Update

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Plaza 2

This session will provide an update on the national economy and some perspective into Arizona-related economic topics.

Re-Creating Recreation: Navigating Complex Change Management Using Parks & Recreation as an Example

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Plaza 2

This session will discuss the complexity of managing change within an organization while providing the parks and recreation department as an example.

Leading with Emotion

3:30 - 4:20 p.m. Plaza 2

Great managers are adept at managing finances, the budget and operations of an organization. But managers who can do all that, plus effectively deal with emotions in the work place become great leaders.

Emotional intelligence, the capacity to deal with one's own emotions and the emotions of others, has increasingly become a critical skillset in the workplace. With today's fast-paced work environment, having the ability to combine emotional intelligence and natural intelligence is essential for local government leaders to be successful in navigating both the political and interpersonal aspects of work life.

During this session you will learn more about emotional intelligence which lends itself to helping you become the person people want to work with, help, and learn from. In this fun rapid fire session, presenters will share about their life experiences in these five key areas that define emotional intelligence (Daniel Goleman, an American psychologist).

1. Self-Awareness
2. Self-Regulation
3. Motivation
4. Empathy
5. Social Skills

Envisio Welcome Reception

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Plaza Pre-Function & Terrace

ACMA welcomes members to join us for an opening reception to thank our sponsors. This reception is sponsored by ACMA Platinum Sponsor Envisio. Envisio is a cloud-based Strategy Execution Software with performance management and reporting features that align your team to your strategic plan.

Continental Breakfast

7:30 - 8:20 a.m. Plaza 2

Things You Need to Know From ACMA Sponsors

7:40 - 8:20 a.m. Plaza 2

ACMA welcomes attendees to join us for brief presentations from our sponsors. Attendees will have an opportunity to interact with ACMA sponsors and learn about the ideas and innovations occurring in a variety of industries. In this session speakers will give a five-minute presentation on issues affecting cities, towns and counties such as healthcare cost savings, the need to perform forest restoration and water supplies, preparing for the next generation workforce, protecting large property assets and public finance.

The ongoing success of ACMA is dependent on the continued financial support of our corporate partners. Please take a moment to thank our sponsors and attend this session! Click here to view a full list of sponsors.

Think Before You Post: What You and Your Organization Need to Know About Social Media

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Plaza 2

Do you or your organization use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram? What are the impacts of social media organizationally, professionally and personally? This session is not about how to use it, it's about what's happened since we have begun using it! Our speakers will discuss examples of real-life experiences and the benefits, difficulties, legal impacts and cultural impacts of social media.

Mistakes That Made Us Stronger

9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Plaza 2

What was one of your failures that affected how you handled similar situations in the future? In this session, city managers will talk about an event or situation that happened early on in their career.

Break & Network with Sponsors

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Plaza Prefunction

If You See Something, Say Something - Human Trafficking Impacts in Our Communities

11:00 - 11:50 a.m. Plaza 2

Human trafficking victims are here in Arizona, from our smallest to our largest cities. While some victims are hidden behind locked doors, other victims are in plain view and may commonly interact with community members. In this session hear how cities, towns and counties in Arizona are working to support victims, and to equip the anti-trafficking community with the tools to effectively combat all forms of human trafficking.

Gabe Zimmerman Awards Luncheon

12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Tortolita A & B

Transforming Data Into Stories

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Plaza 2

Local governments use data to analyze programs and make policy recommendations, but how do they best share these stories with policy makers and the public? In this session, attendees will learn how other communities are using innovative ways to engage residents around data.

Senior Advisor Meetings

1:30 - 5:00 p.m. Plaza 4

ACMA Senior Advisors Mike Letcher and Pat McDermott will be available at the conference to meet one-on-one with ACMA members. This is also an opportunity for early career professionals to seek mentoring. If you are interested in meeting with the ACMA Senior Advisors please contact them to set-up a time.

Mike Letcher
520-891-1953 or bridgegroupllc@gmail.com

Pat McDermott
480-540-0274 or patm524@yahoo.com

Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner Refreshment Break

2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Plaza Prefunction

The Dark Side of Cyber Security

2:45 - 3:35 p.m. Plaza 2

The Arizona Cyber Threat Response, Inc. (ACTRA) is a group of private and public entities who work together to strengthen cyber security locally and globally. Whether you are a small or large city, town or county-all of us can work together to collect and share the right data to help each other from becoming victims of cyber security breaches. Speakers will present real examples of recent Arizona cyber security breaches and provide relevant and practical tips to help every organization (and yourselves) from becoming cyber victims.

Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Plaza 2

Have you ever had a peer, supervisor or elected individual take inappropriate liberties, mistreat you, act in ways maybe interpreted as everything from unprofessional, disrespectful or passive aggressive to hostile work environments or sexual harassment? Maybe you felt helpless to act, were unsure of the intent, or believed that raising the issue could create 'career limiting' issues for you. Facilitators will create a highly-interactive session by moving you around and seeding the discussion with case studies and ethical dilemmas involving office relationships and encourage open, honest audience participation and sharing. New to the field? Midway through your career? A veteran in public service? We need you to be ready and willing to share your wisdom and experience.

Aetna Reception

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Tortolita A & B

Reception is sponsored by ACMA Platinum Sponsor Aetna. Aetna is committed to providing individuals, employers, health care professionals, producers and others with innovative benefits, products and services.

Continental Breakfast

7:30 - 8:20 a.m. Plaza Pre-Function

If you would like to check out early on Friday, you may drop your bags off in Plaza 3.

ICMA Update

8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Plaza 2

ICMA Mountain Plains Vice President Jane Brautigam will provide an update on ICMA activities.

The 5x7s: Five Speakers, Seven Minutes, Winning Programs

8:30 - 9:20 a.m. Plaza 2

This session offers a snapshot of five diverse initiatives occurring in the valley that are engaging the public and yielding positive results for their respective jurisdictions. These programs are influencing future direction, saving lives, advancing economic development, and enhancing customer service.

Seven Ways to Turn Your Employees into Brand Ambassadors

9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Plaza 2

Great websites, public outreach, strong public relations and a brilliant social media strategy all warrant effort when building your city's brand. But there's no better outreach tool than an army of loyal employees living and breathing your brand and messages. You know the type - employees with enthusiasm and pride bursting from their veins talking up your strategies, programs and services with their friends at every social gathering. "No, I'm telling you this is going to make our community great! The newspaper isn't telling the whole story. Let me share what I know."Or "I'm so sorry you had that experience with our city, it's not usually like that."

Karin Hurt, CEO of Let's Grow Leaders, is known for her high-energy keynotes. She draws on her private-sector experience to bring public sector employers practical and innovative strategies to turn employees into your best ambassadors. Karin encourages strong synergy between supervisors and staff to provide results by "winning well."

Legislative Update

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Plaza 2

This panel will provide an update for members on a variety of timely legislative issues. Representatives from the League of Arizona Cities & Towns and County Supervisors Association will provide an overview of the 2016 legislative session, and explain the challenges and opportunities we currently face.

Conference Concludes

12:00 p.m.