KCCM 2018 Conference Agenda

Thursday, April 26

8:15 am - 3:00 pm Networking Lounge

8:15 - 9:00 am Registration & Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome:

  • Tom Markus, City Manager, City of Lawrence
  • Don Cawby, City Manager, Osawatomie, KS

9:15 - 10:15 am Keynote: Clay Pearson, City Manager, Pearland TX

10:15 - 10:45 am Break

10:45 am - Noon The Yin: Unleashing a Culture of Leadership:

  • Moderator: Patty Gentrup, KU Public Management Center
    • Developing Leaders at All Levels: Hannes Zacharias, former Johnson County Manager
    • Inclusive Leadership: Mildred Edwards, ME Executive Coaching and Consulting, LLC
    • Right Person, Right Position: Jason Gage, City of Salina

12:00 - 1:30 pm KACM Business Meeting Lunch
(Pre-registration and payment of $25 required)

  • Lunch is on your own if not attending the KACM Business Meeting Lunch

1:30 - 3:00 pm The Yang: Engaging Community Spirit

  • Moderator: Matt Allen, City Manager, Garden City, KS
    • Planning with Compassion: Ward Lyles, Professor Urban Planning Program
    • Why NOT Dodge?: Melissa McCoy, Assistant to the City Manager, Dodge City
    • Crucial Conversations: Mildred Edwards, ME Executive Coaching and Consulting, LLC
    • Arriving in Garden City: Mursal Nayale, Garden City East African Community Center

3:00 - 3:15 pm Break

3:15 - 4:30 pm Enhanced Scholar Speed Dating

  • Scholar Speed Dating is your chance to meet faculty members and chat with them about their research - for a full "research to practice perspective". But you only get about 10 minutes, when time's called, move to the next person.  
    • Introduction of Faculty - Rosemary O'Leary, Director, KU School of Public Affairs and Administration
      • Rachel Krause, Associate Professor, KU School of Public Affairs and Administration
      • Ward Lyles, Assistant Professor, KU School of Public Affairs and Administration
      • Josephine Gatti Schafer, Assistant Professor, KSU Department of Political Science
      • Peter Federman, Doctoral Candidate, KU School of Public Affairs and Administration
      • Cassandra Osei, Doctoral Candidate, KU School of Public Affairs and Administration

5:00 - 6:00 pm East vs West Basketball Game

  • Basketball Game: The tradition of the East vs. West basketball game will be continued this year at the City of Lawrence Community Building, located at 115 W 11th Street in Downtown Lawrence. The court is reserved from 5:00 – 6:00 PM on Thursday, April 26th

    Plenty of metered parking is available in the direct vicinity of the building, and it's very close to the conference hotel.  Everyone is encouraged to grab dinner downtown immediately following the game. All conference participants are welcome regardless of ability. 

    No RSVP is needed, but please feel free to contact Brandon McGuire at bmcguire@lawrenceks.org with any questions.

Friday, April 27

7:30 - 8:45 am Intern Breakfast:  Negotiating Your Future
(Pre-registration and payment of $15 required)

8:45 am - Noon Networking Lounge

8:45 - 9:15 am Registration & Refreshments

9:15 - 9:30 am Welcome/ Recap from Yesterday: Laura Howard, Director, KU Public Management Center

9:30 - 10:30 am Keynote: The Silver Tsunami, Generations in the Workplace: Kirsten Wyatt, ELGL

10:30 - 10:45 am Break

10:50 am - Noon Panel: The Yin and Yang Together
Embracing Our Communities: Changing Demographics, Retirement, Recruitment, Retention, and Succession Planning for the Future

  • Moderator: Kirsten Wyatt, ELGL
    • Community for All Ages: Cathy Boyer-Shesol, MARC
    • Recruiting and Creating an Attractive Image: Sgt. Amy Rhoads, Public Affairs Officer, Lawrence Police Department
    • Demographics and Trends in Kansas, East vs West: Ileana Serrano, US Census Bureau

Noon - 12:15 pm Prize Drawings

12:15 pm Adjournment

Schedule and speakers are subject to change.

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