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October ILCMA Professional Development Event & Metro Luncheon

The ILCMA Professional Development Committee Presents Strategies for Development and Maintaining Personal and Team Resilience

Municipal managers must work through stressful challenges, particularly when managing during changing economic and political landscapes. We are faced with adapting our management styles, our systems and our teams. We are asking more of our staff who are responding to persistent demands for more services for less cost, while the public’s perception of government is not likely to improve soon.This presentation will provide information and strategies for:

  • Identifying and overcoming adversity for yourself and your team
  • Determining the situations that challenge your values and how to avoid them
  • Re-energizing yourself in challenging situations
  • Find sources of insight and inspiration
  • Maintaining a more positive mindset during adversity

John Fontana will facilitate this important and timely discussion about resilience, which has the potential for long lasting improvements for you, your team and your organization. John is President of Fontana Leadership Development, Inc., an organizational and leadership development firm that provides consultation, educational and facilitation services to improve the effectiveness of leaders in managing individual development and organizational change. John is an associate at Morrison Associates Ltd. In Palatine Illinois and has 25 plus years working with city and village managers.

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Presentations
Location: Harry Caray’s
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL

Addresses ICMA Practice Areas 1 & 18: Staff Effectiveness and Personal Development

Cost: $35 for Professional Development Only
$55 if also attending the Metro Manager Luncheon ($5 discount) Members in Transition – please e-mail or call Alex below to register

Please join the Metro Managers for the October Luncheon Illinois Municipal League’s Road Ahead

The Illinois Municipal League (IML) is a 1,222-member statewide organization established to articulate, defend, maintain, and promote the interests and concerns of Illinois communities. It serves a population of almost 11 million Illinois residents and communities of all sizes from Chicago (population 2,695,598) to Valley City (population 13). On October 15th you will have a unique opportunity to meet their new Executive Director, Brad Cole, and learn about the Leagues plans for tackling these and other key questions facing the membership:

  • What are the biggest challenges facing the Illinois Municipal League?
  • Coordination and interaction with constituency groups
  • 2016 IML legislative agenda
  • Communication and media strategies

Speaker: Brad Cole – In December 2014, Brad was appointed to serve as the new Executive Director of the IML. Prior to his work with the League he served as the Mayor of Carbondale, on the League’s Board of Directors, on the League of Cities Board of Directors, and downstate as the director for U.S. Senator Mark Kirk and the deputy chief of staff under former Governor George Ryan. In the private sector, Brad was the senior vice president of Pepsi MidAmerica.

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m. networking – 12:00 p.m. luncheon
Location: Harry Caray’s Restaurant
70 Yorktown Center Lombard, Illinois
Cost: $25.00 check or cash payable at the door (Interns & MITs are
Free). There will be an additional $5 charge for invoicing the cost of the luncheon.
$55.00 if also attending the ILCMA Professional Development Event: “Strategies for Development and Maintaining Personal & Team Resilience.”
Members in Transition – please e-mail or call Alex below to register
**ILCMA members – invite an MIT to lunch today!!

Cancellations must be made by October 9.
Any cancellations after that date will require full payment.

Questions about this form please contact Alex Galindo 815-753-5424 or

  • Professional Development Event
    October 15, 2015
    8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Metro Luncheon
    October 15, 2015
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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70 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, Illinois, 60148, United States


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