2013 PLA Virtual Spring Symposium On-Demand

Care and Feeding of the REAL Boss: Working Effectively with City and County Officials

PLA On-Demand Webinars logoRunning a successful library frequently requires political savvy. Whether you’re working on a community-wide initiative, proposing an annual budget, or just want to make sure you have a seat at the table, it helps to know what makes city and county officials tick. Learn how to make the connections, open up communications, and help your library get the attention it deserves.

Originally presented March 20, 2013, as part of the 2013 PLA Virtual Spring Symposium.

Running time: 56 minutes

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this on-demand session, participants will:

  • Recognize the value of establishing relationships with your local officials
  • Have skills needed to participate effectively in those relationships
  • Understand how to build professional trust

Presenter

Ron CarleeRon Carlee is the chief operating officer of the International City/County Management Association, providing day-to-day oversight of ICMA operations, leading efforts to provide research and implementation tools to local government professionals, and partnering with foundations, government agencies, the private sector, universities, other associations, and nonprofit entities. He is also an adjunct professor of public policy & public administration at The George Washington University where he teaches graduate courses in leadership and local government. Before joining ICMA, Dr. Carlee worked for more than 30 years in local government in diverse, senior executive positions. From 2001 to 2009, he was county manager of Arlington, Virginia. Carlee has a doctorate in public administration and is a fellow in the National Academy for Public Administration.


Dates & Times

Available 24/7

Continuing Education Credits

PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, for its on-demand sessions and cannot verify participation.

Fee

Individual

  • $19 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members)

Group

  • $79 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members)

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Technical Requirements

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This on-demand session is intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Redistribution or rebroadcast to another individual or group other than the purchaser is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.

Contact

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