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October ILCMA Professional Development Event & Metro Luncheon- Hybrid Events

Interviewing Approaches that Help You Get to the Heart of the Matter

How many times have you missed out on an amazing team member? How much turnover do you face these days? How can you ensure you find the best fit for your team? How can you, the hiring manager, encourage good, open and authentic dialogue, even for the most nervous job candidate?

There is extensive material available for job seekers looking for guidance on what to do to land a job – but there’s not much for how you, the person interviewing, can make the most of this very important process. And let’s be real; sometimes people are just not good interviewers. They may be the ideal candidate, but their ability to promote their genuine accomplishments– whether through a written resume, or verbal interviewing skills, is truly lacking. And, doing so in front of you – their potential new boss – well that can be a recipe for disaster for the shy, more introverted potential new hire. Conversely, others may be better at selling than at performing the job.

This session offers interviewing approaches that will help you understand both the head and the heart of your candidates to discern who may be the best fit, and make your hiring process less stressful and more rewarding.

  • Examine how you show up to for the interview to set the stage to make the interview as effective and efficient as it can be.
  • Learn how to read the candidate and ask insightful questions to create greater, more authentic dialogue. Uncover the true potential of each candidate.
  • Learn best practices to ensure you interview with compassion and intention. Tap into both heart and head of yourself and your candidate.

Presenter: Cheryl Red, Principal, Communications Coach, Your True Note

Addresses ICMA Practice Areas: 6 – Strategic Leadership; 13 – Human Resources Management and Workforce Engagement; 14 – Communication and Information Sharing

In Person Attendees:

Registration/check-in and continental breakfast begins at 9AM at NIU Naperville, 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.


October Metro Luncheon: Inflation:  How Can City Managers Ride the Wave

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

The annual inflation rate in the United States hit a 40-year high of 9.1% in June. This is something we’ve never seen! Join your Metro Manager Colleagues on October 5 to learn:

  • What is happening now
  • What to expect
  • How inflation influences the cost of municipal services

Practical examples that managers can use to address the impacts of inflation in their communities will be shared.


Jason Turner, Chief Investment Strategist-Head of Multi-Asset Strategy with Great Lakes Advisors, LLC, a Wintrust Wealth Management company, will talk about inflation – what it is, what causes it, how it is measured, and what the current situation is.

Dr. Norman Walzer or Andy Blanke from the Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University will talk about the Municipal Price Index (MPI), how it has been influenced by inflation in the past, and what is expected to happen as a result of current inflation trends.


In Person Attendees:

Check-in and Networking begins at 11:30 AM at NIU Naperville, 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.


  • Professional Development Event-In Person
    October 5, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Zoom Access-Professional Development
    October 5, 2022
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Metro Luncheon In-Person
    October 5, 2022
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Zoom Access Metro Presentation
    October 5, 2022
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Details Price Qty
Both Events In-person $65.00 (USD)  
In-person Professional Development $35.00 (USD)  
In-person Metro Luncheon & Presentation $35.00 (USD)  
Zoom Access Both Events $65.00 (USD)  
Zoom Access-Professional Development $35.00 (USD)  
Zoom Access-Metro Presentation $35.00 (USD)  
Student Both Events In-person $45.00 (USD)  
Student In-person Professional Development $20.00 (USD)  
Student In-person Metro Luncheon & Presentation $25.00 (USD)  
Student Zoom Access- Professional Development $20.00 (USD)  
Student Zoom Access Metro Presentation $25.00 (USD)  
MIT In-person both events $0.00 (USD)  
MIT In-person Professional Development $0.00 (USD)  
MIT In-person Metro Luncheon & Presentation $0.00 (USD)  
MIT Zoom Access-Professional Development $0.00 (USD)  
MIT Zoom Access-Metro Presentation $0.00 (USD)  

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


1120 E. Diehl Road

Naperville, IL  60563


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