Kansas City / County Management Conference 2015

Schedule

Schedule and speakers are subject to change.

Thursday, April 16

8:15 - 9:00 a.m. Registration & Refreshments
Lobby and Parlor ABC, Level 5

9:00 - 9:05 a.m. Welcome
Big 12 Room, Level 5

 

9:05 - 10:15 a.m. Keynote Presentation: "After Ferguson: The Future of Policing and Community Relations"
Big 12 Room, Level 5

Speaker: Charles Epp, Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, University of Kansas
Dr. Epp will reflect on the implications of his recent book, co-authored with fellow KU professors Steven Maynard-Moody and Don Haider-Markel, "Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship."

ICMA Practice Groups: 2. Policy Facilitation; 3. Functional and Operational Expertise and Planning; 4. Citizen Service; 8. Democratic Advocacy and Citizen Participation; 9. Diversity

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Break

Refreshments in Parlor ABC, Level 5

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Current Police Issues / Future of Policing
Big 12 Room, Level 5 
Panelists will discuss:

  • Their experiences with policing and racial issues
  • Future of policing (e.g. body cams, license plate readers, community policing techniques, engagement initiatives)


Panel Members

Moderator: Jonathan Morris, Law Enforcement Leadership Academy Program Manager, KU Public Management Center
ICMA Practice Groups: 2. Policy Facilitation; 3. Functional and Operational Expertise and Planning; 4. Citizen Service; 8. Democratic Advocacy and Citizen Participation; 9. Diversity

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. KACM Lunch & Meeting (additional ticket price)
Kansas Room, Level 6
Or lunch on your own

1:30 - 2:50 p.m. Panel Discussion: Personal, Community, & Organizational Wellness
Big 12 Room, Level 5
What is the role of the City Manager/ County Administrator in creating and sustaining wellness? Hear from communities who are doing “wellness” well.
Panel Members

Moderator: David Toland, Executive Director, Thrive Allen County, Iola, KS
ICMA Practice Groups: 4. Citizen Service; 12. Human Resources Management; 14. Advocacy and Interpersonal Communication; 18. Personal Development

2:50 - 3:00 p.m. Assemble for bus transport
TBD, Probably in front of Union, Level 4
Bring your basketball gear for a friendly game (at 4:15 below) or bring workout clothes to enjoy the other amenities at the Sports Pavilion. There are plenty of changing rooms there. Take the bus to enjoy networking time!

3:00-3:30 p.m. Travel to Sports Pavilion Lawrence

3:30-4:15 p.m. Tour of Sports Pavilion Lawrence
Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane, Lawrence, KS
Come visit one of the newest attractions in Lawrence.
ICMA Practice Groups: 3. Functional and Operational Expertise and Planning

4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Basketball Game (or other activities)
Sports Pavilion Lawrence
Enjoy being a player on one of the teams, come to cheer them on, or participate in other activities (e.g. walk the track, use the weights, eat a snack, etc.)! There are plenty of changing rooms at the Sports Pavilion.
Team Captains

ICMA Practice Groups: 17. Integrity; 18. Personal Development

5:15 p.m. to whenever: Networking Time (on your own)
We encourage you to block this time on your calendar and get to know new colleagues or visit with "old" friends.


Friday, April 17

7:30 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast & Panel Discussion: Starting Well: The First Five Years (additional ticket price)
Jayhawk Room
A panel of professionals will discuss their careers and provide tips on surviving the early years. The KU MPA Intern-Option classes of 2015 and 2016 have teamed up to host this 7th annual student-sponsored event. Both students and professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Panel Members

  • Don Cawby, City Manager, Osawatomie, KS
  • Doug Gerber, Director of Administrative and Financial Services, Topeka, KS
  • Kate Gunja, Assistant City Manager, Overland Park, KS
  • Jennifer Jones-Lacy, Assistant Administrator and Finance Director, Roeland Park, KS

Co-Moderators: KU School of Public Affairs & Administration Class Presidents: Kevyn Gero (Class of 2015) and Tyler Marr (Class of 2016)
ICMA Practice Groups: 18. Personal Development

8:45 - 9:15 a.m. Registration & Refreshments
Lobby and Parlor ABC, Level 5

9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Presentation: Changing Conversations
Big 12 Room, Level 5
Speaker: Julia Novak, President, The Novak Consulting Group (presentation slides, PDF)

If you listen carefully the words are changing, the conversation is changing and evolving. Words are just words, right? Not necessarily; the right word or phrase can be a game-changer. Think about these words and your perceptions of what they mean:
Sustainable --> Resilient
Economic Development --> Wealth and Prosperity
Budgeting --> Priority Based Budgeting
Problem Solving --> Asset Building

ICMA Practice Groups: 2. Policy Facilitation; 6. Initiative, Risk Taking, Vision, Creativity, and Innovation; 13. Strategic Planning; 15. Presentation Skills

10:30 - 10:50 a.m. Break
Refreshments in Parlor ABC, Level 5

10:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Changing Conversations 
Big 12 Room, Level 5
This session will begin to answer these questions: How are agencies changing conversations internally? How does a focus on leadership development and organizational performance impact agency culture?
Panel Members

Moderator: Laura Howard, Director, KU Public Management Center
ICMA Practice Groups:2. Policy Facilitation; 6. Initiative, Risk Taking, Vision, Creativity, and Innovation; 13. Strategic Planning; 15. Presentation Skills

12:00 - 12:15 p.m. Prize Drawings (Must be present to win)
Big 12 Room, Level 5

12:15 p.m. Adjournment
Thank you for joining us! You will receive a conference survey by email, and we welcome your comments.


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