Experienced Officials: 2019 Leadership Conference


Are there times when you’d like to be able to better relate to others in and out of city hall? Are you looking for better ways to communicate and get things done in your community?

Find answers to these questions at the 2019 Leadership Conference! During this year’s conference, you’ll focus on how enhancing your communication techniques will help you cultivate better working relationships, share ideas more clearly and persuasively, and engage more effectively with others as you find common solutions.

At this advanced training in effective city governance, you will learn how to:

  • Be more thoughtful, polished, and effective when communicating with a variety of different audiences
  • Read body language and behavior to help you identify the best ways to work with others
  • Recognize how you come across to others
  • Adjust your communication style can improve your interactions with colleagues, staff, and the public
  • Understand your go-to reactions and how to reframe defensive reactions
  • Work more collaboratively with your elected colleagues and city staff
  • Share challenges and ideas as you network with fellow city officials

Plus, you'll be able to spend time creating connections and sharing your experience with newly elected officials during shared sessions and networking opportunities!


—Hotel Information

Fee: $225
Please note: The conference fee does not include lodging.

Dates and Locations:
Feb. 22-23—Brainerd
Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake
11000 Craguns Drive (view map)
Brainerd, MN 56401
(866) 988-0562