The purpose of the Idaho City/County Management Association’s (IdCMA), an affiliate of ICMA, is to increase the proficiency and effectiveness of Managers and Administrators of local government within the State of Idaho; to strengthen the quality of local government through professional management; to encourage and support the precepts of the Council/Manager plan; to maintain the high ethical standards of the profession of City/County Management; and provide opportunities to enhance the professional development of its members.
In conjunction with the AIC City Officials’ Day at the Capitol, the annual Idaho City Management Association Winter Conference is scheduled for January the 24th starting at noon and 25th in Boise, Idaho. Conference planners are organizing a half day of meeting and information updates and a full day of exciting and engaging training. On Tuesday, January 24th we’ll hold our regular meeting and discuss important updates facing cities both large and small. On Wednesday the 25th we’ll enjoy a full day of training by Craig Rapp and Aida Johnson-Rapp. This leadership development training session is designed to be appropriate for executives of all ages and levels of experience.
Improv and Improve! The Business and Life Lessons of ‘Yes, And’
What do Saturday Night Live, and The Second City Improv Theater have in common with successful people and organizations? They follow the same core principles! Authenticity, listening, collaboration and fearlessness are just a few of the common attributes that successful “Improvisers” share with high-performing people and organizations. This lively, interactive workshop enables participants to experience and learn the “Yes, And” approach–taught by The Second City to actors and organizations around the world. Participants emerge energized–and with a plan for applying Yes, And to their organization and their life. The session is led by two dynamic speakers who have each had a long careers filled with change, creativity and collaboration-and Improv! Craig Rapp is a nationally known speaker and consultant. He has been a City Manager, an executive in two privately held companies, senior executive at a Regional Planning Agency, the Director of Consulting for an International Association–and he has trained and performed Improv at The Second City in Chicago. Aida Johnson-Rapp is Director of Group Fitness for the largest sports club in America and a Certified Well Coach. She has been a professional dancer, soldier, cheerleader for the Chicago Bulls, Director of Student Recreation at a University, and Special Events Coordinator for the Mayor of Chicago–and she has trained and performed Improv at The Second City in Chicago.
This conference is a great resource for City staff including City Managers, Administrators, Supervisors and Department Heads and attendance on both days is suggested. For more information please contact IdCMA President Jen Pfiffner at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 208.883.7123.