Build Great Council Member Relationships Audioconference
June 26, 2007, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Register for an exciting audioconference on developing and maintaining positive, effective, and productive relationships with your elected officials. "Build Great Council Member Relationships" will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT. Martin Vanacour, Ph.D., CEO of Dynamic Relations and former city manager, and Kathie Novak, mayor of Northglenn, Colo., team up to give you valuable insights into the changing dynamics of the delicate council member relationship.

You'll get specific strategies on building and maintaining one of the most important aspects of your responsibility as a city/county manager. Discover:
    Seven ways to help new and seasoned council members be more effective
    The new roles that mayors and council members are undertaking and why
    How council protocols can be effective in developing a positive community legacy
    What mayors and council members expect from the city/county manager and staff
    The myths of council working as a team
    And much more!
    Then you'll get a chance to ask your toughest questions and get expert advice from Marty and Kathie during the 30-minute Q/A session. Don't miss this great opportunity to hear the unique perspectives of a city manager and an elected official, and get solid strategies that you can use.
To sign up for this event, click here.

The registration fee of $99 (ICMA members) or $149 (nonmembers) allows an unlimited number of staff from your office to listen in on one line via speakerphone.

If you are an ICMA member, you will need to enter your numeric ICMA member ID in the registration code field to get the member price. If you don't know your ICMA member ID number, call our customer contact center at 202/289-ICMA (4262).

If you are not an ICMA member, enter "nonmember" in the registration code field, and you will be able to continue the sign-up process at the nonmember price.

Sign Up Today And Your Entire Staff Can Listen in for One Fee
There is no limit to the number of staff from your office participating in this audioconference. One registration fee lets your entire staff listen in via speakerphone. (Your registration fee covers one phone line to dial in to the audioconference. Additional phones will require a separate registration).

How the Audioconference Works
After you register, you'll get an e-mail confirmation with your dial-in instructions, which includes a toll-free number. A few days prior to the audioconference, you'll receive an e-mail with a link to download the presentation materials, which you can copy for your entire staff.

On the day of the audioconference, dial into the toll-free number and listen in via speakerphone. In the last 30 minutes, you'll get a chance to ask the speakers questions directly.

This audioconference is sponsored by ICMA University, which is dedicated to advancing the profession of local government management through learning and skills enhancement experiences.

About the Presenters
Martin Vanacour, Ph.D., CEO of Dynamic Relations, was the city manager of Glendale, Arizona, for 17 years. Today, he specializes in developing programs to improve relationships between elected and appointed officials. He is a nationally known speaker and workshop facilitator, and he consults with individual cities and counties regarding leadership development, team building, retreat facilitation, city manager evaluations, management improvements, and developing strategic goals. He's written several articles and contributed to the ICMA-National League of Cities training workbook, Working Together: A Guide for Elected and Appointed Officials. He recently wrote a chapter in the revised ICMA book, The Effective Local Government Manager, Third Edition.

Kathie Novak entered the office of mayor of Northglenn, Colorado, in January 2002, and was reelected to another four-year term at the November 1, 2005, election. She served for 10 years as a Northglenn city council member prior to her election as mayor. Kathie specializes in process facilitation, leadership development, management training, team building, and retreat facilitation. She also teaches at the Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Colorado at Denver and at Regis University's School for Professional Studies. Kathie also contributed to the ICMA-National League of Cities training workbook, Working Together: A Guide for Elected and Appointed Officials.

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