How BOLD Can Government Be?

In the true spirit of partnership and collaboration, the Alliance for Innovation, the Florida City and County Management Association, the City of Clearwater and Pinellas County, Florida join forces in 2011 to bring you the premier thinking conference for local government. Capitalizing on an amazing venue, beautiful Clearwater Beach, the 2011 TLG/FCCMA conference will focus on inspiring, rejuvenating and renewing your spirit of public service.

ARTICLE | Aug 2, 2010

Join us for the premier conference for local government

In the true spirit of partnership and collaboration, the Alliance for Innovation, the Florida City and County Management Association, the City of Clearwater and Pinellas County, Florida join forces in 2011 to bring you the premier thinking conference for local government.

Blending the best of both the Alliance and FCCMA conferences, we are creating an atmosphere unlike any other event offered to local government professionals.  Capitalizing on an amazing venue, beautiful Clearwater Beach, the 2011 TLG/FCCMA conference will focus on inspiring, rejuvenating and renewing your spirit of public service.

During the 2011 Transforming Local Government/FCCMA Conference, participants will explore questions surrounding the bold action required to meet today’s challenges.  This time of change demands new ideas and approaches to address the “new normal.”  Doing more with less, refocusing our priorities and becoming more collaborative will be explored throughout this conference.

Through innovative case study sessions, you will take an in depth look at the ingenuity and creativity of successful government programs.   During stimulating keynote sessions, you’ll be inspired to tap into new energy and a sense of reinforced commitment to your work.

As the professional association for Florida’s City and County Managers, FCCMA provides the leading forum for the exchange of experiences, discussion of problems and study of solutions within the state. FCCMA conferences advance excellence and encourage growth in professional management, while providing preeminent social events for networking among executive level local government professionals.

TLG attracts participation from local governments that are deliberately seeking new and innovative ways to connect people, information and ideas that support their efforts to be the best communities in which to live, grow, work, play and prosper. TLG is recognized for its dynamic content that encourages freethinking and fosters unprecedented ideas and is specifically designed to promote team building.

This winning combination of top notch content and fantastic social events on Clearwater Beach, still one of the most pristine white sand beaches in the United Sates, promises to provide participants a learning experience unlike any you have ever enjoyed before.

 

Learn more about the Alliance for Innovation at www.transformgov.org.  Visit FCCMA online at www.fccma.org.  Stay updated on the developments at the 2011 conference by visiting www.tlgconference.org.

 

REMINDER: FCCMA and the Alliance for Innovation are now accepting case study applications from those governments looking to present at the 2011 conference. 

Case studies must be submitted by August 15, 2010.  Each government can submit up to two applications for consideration.  Every application is reviewed and submitters are interviewed by Alliance Regional Directors.  Using the same evaluation system, the case study application is weighed and scored at the conclusion of the oral interview.  All applications are then sent to selection committee made up Alliance and FCCMA representatives for final selection.

Case study applications are to address innovative excellence related to one of the following topics:

  • Collaboration and Partnerships – Public-private partnerships, Public-public partnerships, Public-non-profit partnerships, Regionalism, Shared service delivery
  • Management Strategies for Continuous Improvement – How we position ourselves to act boldly – value added service delivery, streamlining operations, cross departmental teaming, organizational models, reorganization, measuring performance
  • Public Involvement – new and innovative approaches to engaging citizens – involving the public in priority setting, citizen education (growing good citizens, reaching new audiences) and communication techniques (high-tech, town halls, increased participation)
  • Local Government Professionals Toolbox – Skills for today’s leaders – scenario planning, SWOT, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development and Learning in Touch times, Exposure to concepts like HPO, Lean Government and ISO

We encourage all local governments with a story to tell to consider submitting an application for the conference.  This will be an opportunity to share your story with a national audience. 

Link here (http://www.tlgconference.org/casestudysubmittal.pdf) to view the case study submittal form.  Submit electronic case study applications to Brandi Allen, Conferences and Education Director, Alliance for Innovation at ballen@transformgov.org

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