Schedule

You are also invited to join us for the KU Inspiring Women in Public Administration Conference which takes place the day before this conference.

Parking Note: In years past we have provided parking passes. Unfortunately, we cannot do that this year because the Kansas Relays are going on at the same time; we have no way to secure the parking garage for our use. To boot, President Obama will be on campus on Friday.

We are seeking parking and traffic answers from the KU Parking department and will have it figured out shortly. Once we do, we'll be sending out a confirmation email to all of the conference attendees giving specific instructions about where to find the best parking that day and what to expect to pay for it.


Thursday, April 18

8:15 - 9:00 a.m. Registration & Refreshments
Lobby and Parlor ABC, Level 5

9:00 - 9:05 a.m. Welcome
Big 12 Room, Level 5

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9:05 - 10:00 a.m. Keynote Presentation: "The Federal Budget: Local Impact, Recent Trends, and Local Responses"
Big 12 Room, Level 5
Speaker: Carolyn Coleman, Director, Center for Federal Relations, National League of Cities
In addition to recent trends by state governments, local communities have been experiencing continued disinvestment of resources by the federal government, most recently with the across the board spending cuts or sequestration. At a time when the basic needs of cities' most vulnerable populations are growing, workforce skills are not keeping pace with employer demand, unemployment levels remain too high, and resources to maintain and improve the nation's infrastructure continue to be under attack, the question for local government leaders is, will this trend continue? And, if so, how will we respond?

In this presentation, participants will learn about the depth and scope of local economic recovery across the country, the immediate and potential impacts of federal deficit reduction efforts on local governments, and how local governments are responding.

ICMA Practice Groups: Strategic Planning; Democratic Advocacy and Citizen Participation
Click here to open PDF of presentation


10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: "New Challenges and Old Boundaries"
Big 12 Room, Level 5
This panel will discuss jurisdictional boundaries in a changing world. With all the changes that have occurred in local governments recently, few jurisdictions have changed boundaries. Why? What forces hold jurisdictional boundaries in place, and would local governments be more effective if boundaries were more flexible? The panel will look at these issues in both urban and rural settings.
Panel Members

Moderator: John Nalbandian, Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, University of Kansas
ICMA Practice Groups: Initiative, Risk Taking, Vision, Creativity, and Innovation; Strategic Planning

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. KACM Lunch & Meeting (additional ticket price)
Malott Room, Level 6

Or lunch on your own

1:30 - 2:40 p.m. Presentation: "Collaborative Leadership"
Big 12 Room, Level 5
This presentation will center on collaboration as a leadership and management strategy. Learn about the ten most compelling ideas concerning collaboration today.
Rosemary O'Leary, Distinguished Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, University of Kansas
ICMA Practice Groups: Staff Effectiveness; Policy Facilitation; Diversity; Advocacy and Interpersonal Communication; Personal Development

2:40 - 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00-3:40 p.m. Concurrent Roundtable Sessions I
Big 12 Room, Kansas Room, Jawyhawk Room, Regionalist Room
Roundtables to include:

  • "Mentoring – the Scott Brooks Approach"
    An interactive discussion relating to the many directions that mentoring may take. Are you one and don't know it?
    Howard Partington, City Administrator, Great Bend, KS
    ICMA Practice Groups: Personal Development; Staff Effectiveness
     
  • "Six Qualities Linked to Innovation"
    Based on the research from the Alliance for Innovation, this roundtable will cover the six qualities linked to innovative local government and where you are in building a culture of innovation.
    Greg Stopka, Central Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation
    ICMA Practice Groups: Initiative, Risk Taking, Vision, Creativity, and Innovation
     
  • "Corruption: A case-study review of fraud and misconduct in the public sector"
    This presentation will review some public sector corruption cases in Kansas and offer insight into the prevention and management of a corruption incident.
    Tony Weingartner, Assistant Director, Kansas Bureau of Investigation
    ICMA Practice Groups: Integrity; Personal Development
     
  • "Leveraging Cultural Institutions to Enhance Community and Build Social Capital"
    Cultural institutions of all kinds – whether museums, dance and theater groups, historical societies, or orchestras – enhance community cohesion and build social capital. This roundtable will consider how cultural institutions are exploring ways to reach new audiences and more effectively connect to their communities and the roles that local governments can play in that process.
    Peter Welsh, Director and Professor of Museum Studies, University of Kansas &
    John Pierce, Affiliate Faculty, School of Public Affairs and Administration, University of Kansas
    ICMA Practice Groups: Personal Development; Initiative, Risk Taking, Vision, Creativity, and Innovation; Democratic Advocacy and Citizen Participation
     
  • "Organizational Change via Supervisory Development"
    Supervisors play a critical role linking organizational mission and goals to employee performance. During this roundtable we will discuss an award-winning collaboration between the City of Olathe and the KU Public Management Center to provide supervisory leadership training to all Department Heads and supervisory personnel. The curriculum was designed to reflect Olathe's mission, vision, and values and enable supervisors to connect the City's organizational scorecard and key results dashboard to coaching and annual performance reviews.
    Michael Wilkes, City Manager, City of Olathe, KS &
    Jonathan Morris, Program Manager and Instructor, KU Public Management Center
    ICMA Practice Groups: Human Resources Management; Staff Effectiveness


3:50-4:30 p.m. Concurrent Roundtable Sessions II (See above)
Big 12 Room, Kansas Room, Jawyhawk Room, Regionalist Room

5:00-7:00 p.m. Reception & Tour of Bowersock Dam
Reception Location: Community Room, Lawrence Union Pacific Depot, 402 North 2nd Street, Lawrence»
Please join us for an hors d'oeuvres reception. A cash bar, provided by Free State Brewing, will be available.


Friday, April 19

7:15 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Panel Discussion: On Being a City Manager: From Here to There (additional ticket price)
Jayhawk Room
The KU MPA classes of 2013 and 2014 » have teamed up to host this 5th annual student-sponsored event. A panel of managers will give advice on pathways to being a city manager. Both students and professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend this event.
Panel Members

Co-Moderators: KU School of Public Affairs & Administration Class Presidents: Jackie Schwerm (Class of 2013), Caitlin Stene (Class of 2013), and Christina Watts (Class of 2014)
ICMA Practice Groups: Personal Development; Initiative, Risk Taking, Vision, Creativity, and Innovation

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration & Refreshments
Lobby and Parlor ABC, Level 5

9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Panel Discussion: Under Pressure: Changes in Kansas Local Government Since 2008
Big 12 Room, Level 5
There has been a lot of stress upon the Kansas local government landscape over the past five years as jurisdictions navigate the effects of the 2008 economic meltdown, extended drought, political realignment, and more. Panelists will reflect on how these stresses have impacted their units of government and share their experiences and insights regarding changes that have taken place or that are on the horizon for their staffs and their communities.
Panel Members

Co-Moderators: Marilu Goodyear, Director and Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, University of Kansas & Noel Rasor, Assistant Director, KU Public Management Center
ICMA Practice Groups: Functional and Operational Expertise and Planning; Strategic Planning

10:15 - 10:35 a.m. Break

10:35 - 11:25 a.m. Presentation: Update on Implementation of the Affordable Care Act
Big 12 Room, Level 5
Key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) take effect January 1, 2014 and will have an impact on all Kansans and Kansas businesses. This session will provide an update on ACA implementation in Kansas and discuss the choices that individuals and businesses will face in 2014 because of the ACA.
Duane Goossen, Vice President for Fiscal and Health Policy, Kansas Health Institute
ICMA Practice Groups: Functional and Operational Expertise and Planning; Human Resources Management
Click here to open PDF of presentation

11:25 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Presentation: Connecting Communities Through Social Media
Big 12 Room, Level 5
Connect, Energize, Invigorate your communities using social media. Andy's talk will focus on the future of strengthening the fabric of our communities by integrating social tools and social media enabled dialog.
Andy Huckaba, President, Huckaba & Associates
ICMA Practice Groups: Technological Literacy; Presentation Skills; Media Relations; Advocacy and Interpersonal Communication
Click here for presentation» (links to Prezi, but you don't need a Prezi account)

12:15 - 12:30 p.m. Prize Drawings (Must be present to win)
Big 12 Room, Level 5

12:30 p.m. Adjournment
Thank you for joining us! You will receive a conference survey by email, and we welcome your comments.


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