Nebraska City/County Management Association (NCMA)

The Nebraska City/County Management Association (NCMA) is pleased to be a partner in the ICMA Coaching Program. As part of the ICMA Coaching Program, Dr. Frank Benest, ICMA Liaison for Next Generation Initiatives, has provided Career Compass #64 entitled "Ten Ideas To Become a Talent Magnet."      

All previous Career Compass advice columns can be accessed at

Become an ICMA coach and register on "CoachConnect." To serve as a coach, one does not need to be an ICMA member. Coaching can be a one-time or periodic conversation. It is easy and rewarding. There are several training videos for coaches under "Coaching Resources" at

Please contact Brent Clark if you have any questions or concerns.

Brent Clark City Administrator/NCMA President 314 South 10th Ave |  P.O. Box 504, Broken Bow, NE  68822 Phone: (308) 872-8321 | Cell: (308) 870-2150 | Fax: (308) 872-6885 E-mail: 


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The ICMA Coaching Program invites you and all of the members of your team to this free webinar.

"Creating a Culture for Cultivating Talent & Results" -- ICMA Coaching Program webinar

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT (1-2:30 p.m. ET), Wednesday, June 20 (rescheduled from May 10)

Note: All registrants for the May 10 webinar have been automatically registered for the June 20 session.

New registrants: click on this link to register now for this no-charge webinar: 


1. How can you retool your organizational culture and design your workplace for better results?
2. What are practical steps to make your agency better able to attract, grow, and retain talent?
3. What resources are available to support your efforts?


* Charlie Bush, City Manager, Sequim, WA

* Karen Niparko, Executive Director, Human Resources, City and County of Denver, CO

* Nat Rojanasathira, Admin. Services Dir., Danville, CA, and Donna Vaillancourt, Human Resources Dir., San Mateo County, CA, [reporting on Cal-ICMA Talent Development Initiative]

Audience: Leaders at all levels

Meets Practice 4. Staff Effectiveness, 7. Strategic Planning, 13. Human Resources Management and Workforce Engagement

Click on the direct link to registration for this no-charge webinar open to all persons interested in local government: 

Enjoy these and other resources to thrive in local government: If you are not already subscribed to the ICMA Coaching Program email list, we encourage you to sign up for free (whether you are an ICMA member or not) at . It will give you notices of upcoming events and resources.

ICMA Coaching Program

Platinum sponsor: ICMA-RC

Gold sponsors: ICMA and Cal-ICMA

ICMA State Association Coaching Partners: Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin Outreach Partners: Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators, ELGL, IPMA-HR, League of Women in Government, Local Government Hispanic Network, National Association of County Administrators, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, and Women Leading Government.


Thank you for your important partnership with the ICMA Coaching Program.

Don Maruska, MBA, JD, Master Certified Coach Director, ICMA Coaching Program - thrive in local government See "Coaching Corner" at

Don Maruska & Company, Inc. - power up your potential 895 Napa Avenue, Suite A-5, Morro Bay, CA 93442 805-772-4667; fax: 805-772-4697; Author of "How Great Decisions Get Made" and "Take Charge of Your Talent"


Brent Clark City Administrator/NCMA President 314 South 10th Ave |  P.O. Box 504, Broken Bow, NE  68822 Phone: (308) 872-8321 | Cell: (308) 870-2150 | Fax: (308) 872-6885 E-mail: