Session 2 Agenda

Thursday, March 24

Session 2 will take place at The Stella Hotel, 4100 Lake Atlas Drive, Bryan

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.
Hugh Walker, Deputy City Manager, City of Bryan

8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
Making the Connection
This session will discuss collaboration and networking opportunities that are key elements of the city management profession.
Moderator: Matt Mueller, Town Manager, Town of Little Elm

8:45 - 10:00 a.m.
Addresses ICMA Practices Groups 1 (Personal and Professional Leadership); 5 (Personal Resiliency and Development); 6 (Strategic Leadership); 7 (Strategic Planning); 8 (Policy Facilitation and Implementation); 9 (Community and Resident Service); and 14 (Communications and Information Sharing)
What skills are necessary for you to be an effective and respected leader of your staff, advisor to your city council, and servant to your citizens? How can you inspire and motivate those you lead and serve?
ModeratorJoey Dunn, Deputy City Manager, City of Bryan
Panelists: Bryan Woods, City Manager, City of College Station; Chad Wootton, Associate Vice President for External Affairs; and Brian Nakamura, Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Public Service and Administration, Texas A&M University

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Diversity in a 21st Century Workplace
Addresses ICMA Practices Group 3 (Equity and Inclusion)
ModeratorPaulette Hartman, Deputy City Manager, City of North Richland Hills
Panelists: James Childers, Town Manager, Town of Flower Mound; Lee Davila, City Manager, City of Friona; and Erin Rinehart, City Manager, City of Carrollton

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Communicating Effectively Both Internally and Externally
Addresses ICMA Practices Groups 2 (Community Engagement); 9 (Community and Resident Service); and 14 (Communication and Information Sharing)
Everyone agrees that it is essential for city officials to develop good communication skills to deliver the city’s message. But what specifically are those skills, and how do you go about developing them?
Speakers: Roy Rodriguez, City Manager; and Michelle Rivera, Assistant City Manager, City of McAllen

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Human Resources and City Management
Addresses ICMA Practices Groups 3 (Equity and Inclusion); and 13 (Human Resources Management and Workforce Engagement)
This session explores the purpose and role of human resources and demonstrates how an effective human resources department assists city management in proactively addressing issues relative to talent acquisition and retention, employee relations management, training/development, and workplace conflict- all of which are facilitated through two-way communication.
SpeakerSandra Duran, Human Resources Director, City of Kyle


8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Economic Development and Growth Issues
Addresses ICMA Practices Groups 7 (Strategic Planning); and 10 (Service Delivery)
Understand the basic principles of service delivery in community and economic development while determining citizen needs and providing responsive, equitable services to the community.
Speaker: Jason Giulietti, President, Greater San Marcos Partnership

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Technology and Transparency
Addresses ICMA Practices Group 11 (Technological Literacy)
The session explores how technology is reshaping the way government agencies operate, changes in service delivery, information sharing, and the way citizens interact with their government
Speaker: Tony Gonzalez, Director of Information Technology, City of New Braunfels

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tying It All Together
Moderator:  Matt Mueller, Town Manager, Town of Little Elm

12:00 p.m.