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Learn from Leadership Expert Drew Dudley at the Annual Conference Opening General Session

August 2, 2018
The League of California Cities® announces the opening keynote speaker for its 2018 Annual Conference & Expo in Long Beach next month.
California city leaders will gather for the annual meeting opening ceremonies on Wednesday, Sept. 12, followed by a dynamic talk on the importance of personal leadership values in everyday life. 
Drew Dudley, founder and Chief Catalyst of Day One Leadership and author of This is Day One: A Practical Guide to Leadership Matters, will bring his expertise in increasing leadership capacity to conference attendees. His wildly popular TED talk focuses on the concept of "cultures of everyday leadership” through daily acts of generosity. In Dudley’s keynote he will reframe leadership as a daily choice rather than a set of titles or accolades over time.
Dudley will walk participants step-by-step through the discovery of their personal leadership values, demonstrate how those values can be translated into daily behaviors, and show how values-based decision-making leads to individual and organizational success. He will also share information on data showing how individuals who achieve clarity on their personal values, and commit to them, are found to rate 110 percent higher on overall leadership effectiveness than those who do not, with teams having higher levels of commitment, pride, and productivity. 
Honest, engaging, and above all practical, this presentation will help you understand what your Day One needs to look like, remind you why you’re a leader, and make clear what you can do to be a better one, starting today … on Day One.
Registration Deadline Fast Approaching
Online registration closes Aug. 21.
Full conference registration includes access to all general and educational sessions, Wednesday host-city reception, networking events, Thursday lunch with exhibitors, and the Friday closing luncheon. Member city full conference registration starts at $575.
There are several fantastic properties for lodging this year around the Long Beach Convention Center. A limited number of reduced room rates are available for registered attendees. Please register first before receiving the links in your registration confirmation email to reserve hotel rooms. Hotel reservations are only available online. 
Visit https://www.cacities.org/AC for more information, Register early, as space is limited. If you have any questions, please send an email to education@cacities.org.

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