The Center for Urban Studies at Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs conducts and manages the Winter Seminar of the Kansas Association of City/County Management (KACM) on an annual basis. Each seminar meets an ICMA requirement for professional development and continuing education.
From aspiring managers to financial officers, to city and county managers and administrators, the Local Government Management Series organized by the Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs offers professional development for all local government organizations. Three programs are offered on a quarterly basis on alternating months. Each program offers a unique opportunity for professional development, networking and information sharing for local government professionals in the region.
Local Government Management Seminar
Seminars are available to local government professional staff, city and county managers and students interested in local government management. Offered at the Wichita State University campus on a quarterly basis, the seminar curriculum is guided by area city and county managers. Continuing education hours are available.
Managers’ Roundtable luncheons are for City and County Managers and Administrators to discuss hot topics in local government management and issues at the forefront for communities in Central and South Central Kansas. Roundtable discussions are offered on a quarterly basis, traveling to different host cities and counties in the region.
Public Finance Professionals’ Lunch and Learn
Lunch and Learns are hosted at various city and county facilities and serve as an opportunity for public finance professionals in the region to meet and discuss relevant topics related to public finance. Formats vary depending on topic discussed, from expert speakers in a lecture format to facilitated open dialogue to allow sharing of current practices and issues across the region.
A one-time fee allows organizations to participate in all aspects of the 2015 series.
Cities exceeding 10,000 in population: $375
Cities less than 10,000 in population: $200
Registration for the 2015 Local Government Management Professional Development Series is per organization and allows organization staff to participate in series programs. The Managers’ Roundtable is the only program exclusive to city and county managers and administrators.
To register for the 2015 series, please send the following information to Paula Downs at firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. The names, email addresses and position information of each staff member that should receive notification for program reservations. Additional staff can be added at any point throughout the year.
2. Would your organization be interested in hosting a Mangers’ Roundtable or Public Finance Lunch and Learn?
3. Which topics or speakers would you like to see at this year's seminars?
Paula Downs, Professional Development Manager
Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs