Friday, June 11

Unless otherwise noted, all events will be held at the Kalahari Resorts & Conventions,
located at 3001 Kalahari Boulevard in Round Rock.

7:30-9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.                

9:00-10:30 a.m.                      
Welcome and Opening General Session
Welcome: Brad Stafford, City Manager, City of Navasota; Craig Morgan, Mayor, and Laurie Hadley, City Manager, City of Round Rock

Trucks PicIdentity Shift: Making Success Second Nature
Learn the four segments of yourself that you must get clarity on and master in order to succeed in life. This requires shifting your identity to change or accomplish something different.

Addresses ICMA practice groups 5 (Personal Resiliency and Development) and 6 (Strategic Leadership)

Speaker:  Anthony Trucks, Motivational Speaker and Retired NFL Player

10:30–10:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break

Concurrent Sessions

10:45 a.m.-Noon

Laugh, Learn, and Lead
This interactive session will provide you with an opportunity to laugh, learn about yourself and your staff, and provide you with some new leadership activities to put in your toolbox.  One of the best ways to learn a new skill is to play a game using it and to make the training memorable.  This session will check both of those boxes.  It will take you through some activities that are fun and give you the opportunity to laugh as we take a look at team dynamics and personalities, and just have a good time!  

Addresses ICMA practice groups 1 (Personal and Professional Integrity); 4 (Staff Effectiveness); 5 (Personal Resiliency and Development); and 6 (Strategic Leadership)

Speaker: Jon Behrens, Assistant City Manager, City of Canyon

Managing Mental Health in an Organization During Stressful Times  Handout
This session will discuss and provide demonstrations on addressing mental illness and work environments during stressful times such as the COVID-19 pandemic. You will also learn strategies for dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder in public safety.

Addresses ICMA practice groups 3 (Equity and Inclusion); 4 (Staff Effectiveness); 5 (Personal Resiliency and Development); 6 (Strategic Leadership); 7 (Strategic Planning); 12 (Financial Planning and Budgeting); and 14 (Communication and Information Sharing)

Speakers:  Joseph LaBeau, Retired City Manager, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Mental Health Consultant; and
Brent Parker, Assistant City Manager and former Fire Chief, City of Wylie

The Disruption of Municipal Crisis Communication    Handout
This session will examine the current state of crisis communications facing cities including how to identify these “new disruptors.” We will show you how to develop and implement policies and procedures to protect the public’s right-to-know while at the same time prevent intimidation, litigation, and threats to public officials and employees. We will also explore how cities can harness the power of social media in a crisis. Yes, it does work both ways!

Addresses ICMA practice groups 2 (Community Engagement); 7 (Strategic Planning); 9 (Community and Resident Service); and 14 (Communication and Information Sharing)

Speakers: Will Hampton, Communications Director, City of Round Rock; and Terri Toledo, Communications Director, City of Pflugerville

10:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Individual Financial Planning provided by:
International City/County Management Association-Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC); TCG Consulting; and Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)

12:15-1:45 p.m.
Awards Luncheon (ticketed event)

Concurrent Sessions 

2:00-3:15 p.m.

Positioning TCMA for the Future
Gain insight and receive updates on TCMA initiatives that are fostering a more diverse and inclusive organization by building member alliances. This session includes interactive conversations to collaborate on the development and implementation of sustainable strategies that foster and sustain equity, today and in the future.

Addresses ICMA practice groups 3 (Equity and Inclusion) and 7 (Strategic Planning)

Speakers: Noel Bernal, City Manager, City of Brownsville and TCMA Allies Task Force Chair; and Debbie Maynor, Founder, HR & Management Solutions and TCMA Allies Task Force Vice Chair

New City Manager Roundtable
Three city managers will share their experience, insight, and stories about common challenges that new city managers and administrators face. This includes managing relationships with elected officials, developing leadership values, and cultivating the support needed to succeed.

Addresses ICMA practice groups 1 (Personal and Professional Integrity); 4 (Staff Effectiveness); 5 (Personal Resiliency and Development); and 6 (Strategic Leadership)

Panelists: Leslie Black, City Manager, City of Whitehouse; Jason Reynolds, City Manager, City of Nassau Bay; and
Courtney Sladek, City Manager, City of El Campo; 

Politics and Advocacy
Learn how to advocate for your city without violating the TCMA Code of Ethics relating to political activity.

Addresses ICMA practice groups 1 (Personal and Professional Integrity) and 8 (Policy Facilitation and Implementation)

Speakers: Jared Miller, Public Policy Task Force Chair and City Manager, City of Amarillo; Billy Longley, General Counsel,
and Monty Wynn, Director, Grassroots and Legislative Services, Texas Municipal League           

3:15-3:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break

Concurrent Sessions 

3:30-4:45 p.m.

Organizational Culture: Is it Time to Adjust Your Lens?  Handout
A strong organizational culture is essential for the effective and efficient delivery of services, but it should also reflect the values of the community and the vision of the manager. Hear how some cities have adjusted their lens on what was once a corporate buzzword but is now a moral imperative.

Addresses ICMA practice groups 4 (Staff Effectiveness); 13 (Human Resources Management and Workforce Engagement); and 14 (Communication and Information Sharing)

Speakers: Mark Israelson, City Manager, City of Plano; and Matt Mueller, Town Manager, Town of Little Elm                                 

Responding to Social Change  Handout 1  Handout 2
Take a deeper dive on social issues such as how small and large cities are responding to police reform and social movements. Learn about innovative, proactive strategies to implement community policing and citizen engagement programs.

Addresses ICMA practice groups 2 (Community Engagement); 3 (Equity and Inclusion); 6 (Strategic Leadership); and 7 (Policy Facilitation and Implementation)

Speakers: James Fisher, City Manager, City of Brenham; and Steve Dye, Deputy City Manager and former Police Chief, City of Grand Prairie

The New Economy
The year 2020 brought a “new normal” for several sectors of the Texas economy. This session will discuss the economic threats and opportunities from the COVID-19 pandemic and energy market decline, as well as ways to support your community.

Addresses ICMA practice groups 2 (Community Engagement); 7 (Strategic Planning); and 10 (Service Delivery)

Speakers: Seth Sorensen, City Manager, Town of Pecos City; Ben Brezina, Assistant City Manager, City of Frisco; and
Taylor Lough, Economic Development Manager, City of Anna

6:30-9:30 p.m.
Social Event (ticketed event)
Dell Diamond, located at 3400 E Palm Valley Boulevard, Round Rock
The game for the evening will be a UIL baseball playoff game for state championship.