City managers, assistant managers, and county chief administrative officers will have the chance to network with peers and keep current on the wide range of issues. This is the largest gathering of managers that the League facilitates.
Participants will have the opportunity to see a presentation on Broadcasting Happiness: Creating Success through Positive Engagement by Michelle Gielan, founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research
Effective, positive communication is the single biggest driver of success. New research in the fields of neuroscience and positive psychology is showing the incredible ripple effect positive communication can have on employee engagement, productivity, and happiness at work. She previously worked as a national correspondent for CBS News and received an advanced degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Positive Psychology. Gielan then went on to develop developed simple, yet proven techniques for positive communication that drive individual and team success for quantifiable results. She trains professionals on ways to inoculate their brain against stress and negativity, praise effectively, and shift the culture to create a talent-enhancing environment.
Full conference registration includes the following:
- Two and a half days of educational sessions;
- Wednesday reception, Thursday lunch, Friday breakfast; and
- Electronic access to all program materials.
To register and find additional information about the City Managers Department Meeting sessions and speakers, visit the League’s website