Sponsors

PRESIDENTIAL CIRCLE SPONSORS - $10,000

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE SPONSORS - $5,000

SUSTAINING SPONSOR - $1,000

Schedule

Week 1

April 6-9, 2021
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April 6
9:30 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Anton-Gunn
12:00 PM
OPENING CEREMONY

Join us for the opening ceremonies which will include a performance by soprano Breanna Sinclairé, the first transgender woman to sing the National Anthem at a professional sporting event, receive updates from the IIMC President, Regional Directors, Region IX Association Presidents, and recognition of retired municipal clerks, led by First and Second Vice Presidents, Melissa Thurman and Marc Donohue.

LEADING A WORLD-CLASS WORKPLACE CULTURE: HOW TO ENGAGE, INSPIRE AND EMPOWER YOUR EMPLOYEES TO GREATNESS

Points: IIMC approved for 0.5 CMC/MMC Points

The greatest organizations in America have three things in common; they have great leaders, great teams, and great workplace culture. These three things lead to satisfied customers and excellent financial outcomes. The problem today is that too many executives have collectively taken their eye off these three things. Instead, they have allowed unfairness, incivility, and injustice from the outside world spread like cancer throughout their workforce. Global pandemics, structural racism, civil unrest, economic calamity, and other catastrophic events are just a few of the potential crises that can devastate a workplace. This can result in low morale, low productivity, high turnover, and toxic workplace culture. According to SHRM, American employers lost $223 Billion over five years due to toxic workplace culture. Anton Gunn has identified the solution to ending problems in the workplace and recreating the environment that builds world-class culture with diverse, high-performing teams and great leaders that everyone can admire. This environment will lead to higher engagement, increased productivity, and a culture that will inspire your leaders to focus on the mission that will drive the margins.

Session Materials:

Course Assessment - Survey

EXHIBITOR BREAK

Join us for our Exhibitor Break! Our sponsors have generously donated over $30,000 to help pay for this year’s conference speakers and reduce conference registration costs. Let’s show them some love by attending the Exhibitor Break to learn more about their products and solutions. We couldn’t do it without them.

April 7
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Edward D. Sumcad
ASSOCIATION OF RECORDS MANAGERS & ADMINISTRATORS

Edward D. Sumcad, MARA, MPA, CRM, IGP
Manager, Los Angeles Countywide Records Management & Archives

As our municipalities realize municipal clerks’ extraordinary capabilities, many of us are taking on new responsibilities, including communications, human resources, records manager, ADA coordinator, and more. These sessions are intended to introduce you to other Professional Associations, an overview of these positions, and associated certification programs.

Session Materials:

April 8
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
HongDao-Nguyen
Christine-Wood
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
William-Jim-Priest
SOCIAL MEDIA LAW: UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA, THE FIRST AMENDMENT, AND THE BROWN ACT

Points: IIMC approved for 0.5 CMC/MMC Points

The purpose of this course is to provide municipal clerks an overview of the intricacies of how social media by government entities relate to various state and federal laws, specifically the First Amendment of the United States and the Brown Act – with emphasis on AB992 which went into effect January 1, 2021.

Session Materials:

Course Assessment - Survey

GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC NOTICING

Points: IIMC approved for 0.5 CMC/MMC Points

The purpose of this course is to provide municipal clerks an overview of the various laws governing required public notice of local government actions, including the Brown Act, CEQA, State Zoning and Planning law, and the rules for setting taxes, assessments and fees.

Session Materials:

Course Assessment - Survey

April 9
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grace Cardenas
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CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICIALS

Grace Cardenas, Senior Strategic Communications Representative, Western Municipal Water District

As our municipalities realize municipal clerks’ extraordinary capabilities, many of us are taking on new responsibilities, including communications, human resources, records manager, ADA coordinator, and more. These sessions are intended to introduce you to other Professional Associations, an overview of these positions, and associated certification programs.

Session Materials:

Join Open Session - zoom link

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Week 2

April 12-16, 2021
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April 12
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Stephanie-Smith
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Arron-Brown
Flinn-Fagg
RESEARCH AND PREPARE TO ROCK AN INTERVIEW

Points: IIMC approved for 0.5 CMC/MMC Points

Most people would prefer a visit to the dentist than sit in front of an interview panel. Seeking your next position or making the professional leap can be stressful to say the least. In this session, participants will gain a better understanding of more than just the do’s and don’ts of interviewing. Participants will discover the relationship between preparation and performance and will learn how to analyze a job flyer and be ready to answer questions in a way to maximize your impression on the interview panel. You will learn how to enhance your listening skills to ensure you answer the questions that are asked and will leave with concrete strategies for rocking your next interview.

Session Materials:

Course Assessment - Survey

HOW TO UNDERSTAND AND PREVENT MYOPIA AND THINK LIKE A DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR

Points: IIMC approved for 0.5 CMC/MMC Points

In a perfect world you can develop the skills you need to successfully lead a division or department over time. Those skills can then be used as a foundation to successfully lead an entire organization. Sometimes we do not get that opportunity and by our own choice, or someone else’s, we are thrust into a leadership position. Let’s say you wake up on Monday morning and you are now a Department Head, what do you do? How do you accomplish your tasks and goals, especially when your peers are involved?

This course is designed to help participants understand the motivations and tendencies of peer Department Heads, and how to use the information to better effect change. Additionally, we will delve into thinking like a leader and managing up.

Session Materials:

Course Assessment - Survey

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
April 13
Alison Everett
Jan Garrett
ADA COORDINATOR ROLE AND CERTIFICATIONS

Alison Everett, Accessibility Coordinator, City of Pasadena

Jan Garrett, Program Manager, Pacific ADA Center

As our municipalities realize municipal clerks’ extraordinary capabilities, many of us are taking on new responsibilities, including communications, human resources, records manager, ADA coordinator, and more. These sessions are intended to introduce you to other Professional Associations, an overview of these positions, and associated certification programs.

Session Materials:

Join Open Session - zoom link

April 14
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Allison-Horak
5:00 PM
April 15
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Vilma Brager
EFFECTIVE BUSINESS WRITING

(includes 1-hr break)

Points: IIMC approved for 1 CMC/MMC Point

This session will equip you to write more effectively at work. You’ll improve your ability to be clear, draw conclusions, and offer recommendations. Writing with clarity means, in part, that everything you write can be understood on the first read. No matter your audience, your business writing—staff reports, emails, memos, proposals—can be concise, yet complete.

Session Materials:

Course Assessment - Survey

VIRTUAL ESCAPE ROOM

Join us for our interactive all conference event featuring a virtual escape room, “Escape the Basement.” Participants will be paired up into teams and will work together to solve interactive puzzles – all while racing to finish first! Capacity is limited to 75 participants and the event is free! Due to limited capacity, we respectfully ask that if you reserve a seat, please show up.

SOCIETY OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGERS

Vilma Brager. President, Inland Empire Chapter

As our municipalities realize municipal clerks’ extraordinary capabilities, many of us are taking on new responsibilities, including communications, human resources, records manager, ADA coordinator, and more. These sessions are intended to introduce you to other Professional Associations, an overview of these positions, and associated certification programs.

Session Materials:

Join Open Session - zoom link

April 16
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mary-Stratta
ATHENIAN LEADERSHIP DIALOGUE - SOLD OUT

Book: LEAN IN: WOMEN, WORK, AND THE WILL TO LEAD
Author: Sheryl Sandberg
Facilitator: Mary Lynne Stratta, MMC, City Secretary of Bryan, Texas

Mary Lynne Stratta was appointed City Secretary of the City of Bryan, Texas, by the Bryan City Council in 1990, and has over 40 years of experience in local government administration. She is a graduate of the Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program, administered through the University of North Texas, holding the designation of Texas Registered Municipal Clerk. Mrs. Stratta was awarded the Certified Municipal Clerk designation by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) in 1996 and was certified as a Master Municipal Clerk by IIMC in 2004.

Eligible for 3 CMC/MMC Certification Points

COVID-19 Policy Update: On November 14, 2020, the IIMC Board of Directors voted to extend the allowance of Athenian Dialogues to be conducted virtually using video conferencing software through June 30, 2021. All attendees must participate via Zoom, with audio and video on for the duration of the dialogue.

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Week 3

April 19-28, 2021
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April 19
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wesley-Gray
BUSINESS FASHION DURING COVID-19 & BEYOND

Navigating the balance of comfort and professionalism can be a fine line. In this course, you will hear examples of how to dress the part while remaining true to you! This session will highlight best practices on looking your best to do your best. Join us as we break down the construct of the outdated uniform and talk honestly about modern day workwear.

Join Open Session - zoom link

April 20
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Stephanie-Smith
Matthew-Richardson
12:00 PM
REDISTRICTING 2021 – YOU CAN’T EXPLORE A NEW WORLD WITH AN OLD MAP

(Including a 1-hr break)

Points: IIMC approved for 1 CMC/MMC Point

From elected officials to the average person on the street, almost everyone has an opinion on how electoral district maps should be drawn. In this comprehensive presentation, Best Best & Krieger LLP partner Matthew “Mal” Richardson and Director of Elections Services Stephanie Smith breakdown and simplify the various laws that guide post-census redistricting, including the California Voting Rights Act, the Fair Maps Act, Assembly Bill 1276, the use of commissions, strategies for a smooth redistricting process and more.

Session Materials:

Course Assessment - Survey

EXHIBITOR BREAK

Join us for our Exhibitor Break! Our sponsors have generously donated over $30,000 to help pay for this year’s conference speakers and reduce conference registration costs. Let’s show them some love by attending the Exhibitor Break to learn more about their products and solutions. We couldn’t do it without them.

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April 21
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tanya Spiegel
Pat Martel
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April 22
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kerry-Bigelow
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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MUNICIPAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA & INTERNATIONAL CITY/COUNTY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Tanya Spiegel, President, MMASC 2020-21

Pat Martel, IIMC West Coast Regional Director

As our municipalities realize municipal clerks’ extraordinary capabilities, many of us are taking on new responsibilities, including communications, human resources, records manager, ADA coordinator, and more. These sessions are intended to introduce you to other Professional Associations, an overview of these positions, and associated certification programs.

Session Materials:

Join Open Session - zoom link

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BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

Points: Pending IIMC approval for 0.5 CMC/MMC Points

This workshop offers a comprehensive instruction in Boards and Commissions that will allow the learner to understand the critical functions, the various types of Boards and Commissions, the application and onboarding process for members, records management and how to train Commissioners; all with an emphasizes on best practices and legal requirements.

Session Materials:

Course Assessment - Survey

LEGAL RESEARCH & NAVIGATING THE CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK RELATIONSHIP

Points: IIMC approved for 0.5 CMC/MMC Points

City Clerks and City Attorneys are key legal professionals in local government. This session will focus on tips on navigating the City Attorney/City Clerk relationship and conducting legal research in areas of mutual interest, including: the Brown Act, elections, conflict of interest, agenda preparation, resolution and ordinance drafting, and meeting management.

Session Materials:

Course Assessment - Survey

April 23
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nicole-Lance
Eric-Bailey
12:00 PM
FROM DANGEROUS DISCOURSE TO EXTRAORDINARY ENGAGEMENT: CHANGING THE CONVERSATION ON INCLUSION

Points: IIMC approved for 0.5 CMC/MMC Points

Diversity is a fact. Inclusion is a choice. If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that it's important to take a good, hard, long look at how we are doing business and truthfully examine how to do business better. Inclusion has moved beyond a buzzword and is now an expectation of our communities, our organizations, and our teammates. As elected officials, it is incumbent upon us to ask and effectively answer two questions: "Who else needs to be included in our conversations?" and "How can we effectively engage them?" This session will give you a new personal lens into conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion, and it will equip you with specific strategies for changing how you do business to be more inclusive.

Course Assessment - Survey

AWARD CEREMONY

Show your support for your fellow colleagues and join us as we recognize the amazing work accomplished by our Clerks of Distinction, Deputy Clerk of the Year, and Municipal Clerk of the Year. We will also honor one Municipal Clerk with the Pat Hammers Spirit Award which recognizes the clerk’s attitude, commitment, and overall presence in the municipal clerk community.

Join Open Session - zoom link

April 27 & 28
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Joel-Brown
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MMC ADVANCED ACADEMY: STORYTELLING FOR LEADERS, AN EXPERIENTIAL LEADERSHIP LABORATORY FROM PNEUMOS LLC - SOLD OUT

Brought to you by: Miller Consulting

Points: IIMC approved for 3 CMC/MMC Points

In the 21st century, leadership is not about technical expertise as much as it is about fostering connection and build relationships. Constituents across the globe want leaders who are authentic, accessible, and vulnerable in their humanity. To be successful, leaders must understand their own personal narrative, including the stories that have hindered them and the stories that reflect their core values and deepest motivations.

At Pneumos, we believe that storytelling is the most under-utilized aspect of leadership. However, when harnessed and used strategically, storytelling allows leaders to be transformational and not just transactional. Armed with the personal clarity and the inspirational genius that only stories can provide, leaders who understand the power of story can use their personal narratives to motivate teams, enhance their leadership ability, and connect to different stakeholders and demographics in a thoughtful and powerful way.

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