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November 2023 ILCMA Professional Development Event & Metro Luncheon- Hybrid Events

Leading with Authentic Confidence

Ego, arrogance and narcissism commonly describe ineffective leadership. Nobody likes a show-off, but it also doesn’t work to shrink into the shadows. Communicating the appropriate amount of confidence in every situation is an essential leadership skill and Authentic Confidence is the secret.

Creator and Confidence Coach, Ben Fauske had significant confidence issues early in his career and he was miserable. After years of studying confidence, he discovered a pattern used to overcome confidence issues and find success. He has since taught thousands of leaders how to elevate their influence and enhance their leadership brand. Leaders are either looking to find confidence (91% of new leaders have significant confidence issues) or learning how to coach confidence in others.

Ben will be sharing the latest research and strategies in this session. He will also be sharing insights from his book Authentic Confidence: The Secret to Loving Your Work and Leading an Unstoppable Career.

In the Authentic Confidence Session you will:

  • Understand your limiting beliefs and the biology and core beliefs of world-class influencers.
  • Learn the 6 Confidence Profiles and take a self-assessment to determine your profile.
  • Develop strategies for coaching confidence in your organization.
  • Learn how to find, lead and coach with Authentic Confidence.

Presenter: Ben Fauske. Ben is a confidence researcher who equips leaders with the tools to build their ideal careers. His clients describe him as passionate and committed to their success. Thousands of leaders have used the Authentic Confidence Process to build the careers and teams they deserve. The process creates a coaching culture in organizations that drives employee engagement and customer confidence.

Prior to founding RISE Leadership and creating the Authentic Confidence Process, Ben was the Director of Organizational Development for a Canadian based multi-national corporation with over 1100 employees, headquartered in Montreal, Quebec.  He led the training and leadership development process from the executive level to the shop floor.

Ben specializes in leadership development training, executive coaching, culture development, employee engagement and performance management.  Ben has led talent development and culture assessments for individuals and teams.

Organizations looking to implement a leadership development platform to increase employee engagement and drive productivity have found significant results in the customized process.  Ben works with local service driven organizations to large global corporations.

Addresses ICMA Practice Areas: 5 Personal Resiliency and Development and 6 Strategic Leadership

In Person Attendees:

Registration/check-in and continental breakfast begins at 8:30 AM at NIU Naperville, E. 1120 Diehl Road, Naperville, IL

Zoom Access:

Zoom Access information will be emailed separately, to each registrant.  Note: Access will not be sent immediately following registration, but prior to the event date.

Event flyer

Metro Luncheon: City Manager Contracts: Tips for Your Negotiating Your First Contracting, Renewing Your Current Contract or Getting What You Deserve on the Way Out

Whether you’re negotiating your first agreement or renewing an old agreement, it helps to understand the current landscape for city manager contracts. Join us for a discussion with professionals who have been in the room where it happens.

Hybrid Event: Attend in-person luncheon or online through Zoom

Panelists: David Limardi, Limardi Consulting and Katy Rush, GovHR USA

In Person Attendees:

Check-in and Networking begins at 11:30 AM at NIU Naperville, 1120 Diehl Road, Naperville, IL. Lunch begins at Noon

Zoom Access:

Zoom Access information will be emailed separately, to each registrant.  Note: Access will not be sent immediately following registration, but prior to the event date.

Event flyer

  • Professional Development Event-In Person
    November 8, 2023
    8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Zoom Access-Professional Development
    November 8, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Metro Luncheon In-Person
    November 8, 2023
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Zoom Access Metro Presentation
    November 8, 2023
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Venue Phone: 630-977-9101

Venue Website:

1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois, 60563, United States


1120 E. Diehl Road

Naperville, IL  60563


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