Employee empowerment. Collaborative decision-making. Servant leadership. These are the leadership buzzwords of contemporary management. With each of these phrases, a manager is provided a mental picture of how a good leader leads an organization.

These phrases describe styles that are effective and important for managers to adapt to their own settings. We cannot, however, use them or anything else as an excuse not to manage. Our profession is, after all, local government management!

By attending this dynamic 90-minute ICMA Webconference you'll have a renewed understanding and appreciation for comprehensive management systems. Presenters Julia Novak, a former city manager and ICMA-Credentialed Manager, and Steven Burkett, city manager of Sequim, Washington, will expand on their well-regarded cover story, “Give Yourself Permission to Manage,” which debuted in the June 2010 issue of PM Magazine. This web event will leave you and your staff with tips on how to incorporate good leadership and management practices in your organization.

Here’s an overview of what to expect:
  • Give Yourself Permission – why management is every bit as important as leadership
  • Management Systems – what makes up a system of management
  • Managing Organizational Performance – how do you manage organizational performance
  • Managing Key Projects – tips for project management
  • Managing Direct Reports – regular communication is part of good management
  • You Have Permission – Go Ahead!

Session Information
"On Demand" provides you with online access of the recording for 90 days. CD-ROM provides you with a permanent recording of the event. Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your CD once the live event date has concluded.
NOTE: CD-ROM purchase not available for free programs
Date Presented:
January 12, 2012 1:00 PM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
Give Yourself Permission to Manage
Speaker Information
Steven C. Burkett   [ view bio ]
Julia D. Novak   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
International City/County Management Association
Continuing Education Hours: 1.50
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ICMA Member Price:$149.00
Non-Member Price:$249.00
On Demand
ICMA Member Price:$149.00
Non-Member Price:$249.00