2018 Next Generation Leadership Conference

September 13, 2018
09:00 am - 04:00 pm PT
Flagstaff, AZ


Registration closed.


The Arizona City/County Management Association (ACMA) with the Alliance for Innovation have collaborated once again to provide a full day, high quality, educational and networking opportunity designed for associate members.

The Next Generation Leadership Conference provides an experience for local government professionals who might not have the time or resources to attend a multi-day conference.

Registration Opens – Coffee with a Coach

9:00 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks – ACMA and Alliance for Innovation

10:00 a.m.


10:10 a.m.

During the Ignite Session we wish to help you expand the depth of your relationships with your peers! Join us as our guest speakers get vulnerable by sharing stories from their professional and personal lives so that you may learn what makes them uniquely human! During this session we will give the audience a chance to also share! Let’s get personal, and more importantly, let’s increase the quality of our connections to one another and as a professional association!

So You Think You’re Ready for Management?

11:00 a.m.

Hear from industry execs with non-traditional career paths on how to be a great generalist and necessary skills to promote into middle management.

Networking Lunch

11:50 a.m.

Building Your Brand

12:50 p.m.

Ever heard the phrase, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”? Are you not sure how to make the right contacts to make the next move up? In this session we will learn how to network effectively to get an edge on the competition. These tips from seasoned veterans in the fields of networking and resume writing will put more tools in the toolbox to help further your career.

Refreshment Break

1:40 p.m.

Start Thinking Like a Leader by Learning How Leaders Think

2:00 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to know how a city manager thinks? How they make critical decisions in a moment’s notice? What goes through their head when the weight of the organization is placed on their shoulders? In this extemporaneous, fast-paced format, audience members direct the session by posing challenging situational questions to some of the most influential city management experts from across Arizona. This is an experience you do not want to miss.

Speed Coaching

3:10 p.m.

Post-Conference Networking Event at Trail Crest Brewing

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Conference attendees are invited to a casual post-conference networking event at Trail Crest Brewing.

Trail Crest Brewing is located at 1800 S. Milton Rd. Ste. 11, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. It's less than 1 mile from the DoubleTree by Hilton Flagstaff.

Event Details


  • September 13, 2018
  • 09:00 am 04:00 pm PT
  • Registration Deadline: 09/14/2018


  • Double Tree by Hilton, 1175 W Route 66
  • Flagstaff, AZ 86001


  • Member Price:$35.00
  • Non-Member:$35.00

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