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We would love for you to join us for all of the pieces of the conference that involve a KU person. (If you're presenting and we haven't listed you here, let Alecia know!) Here's the list of where you'll find us:

Items in red are events that the School is sponsoring/where you'll be sure to find a School staff or faculty member.

(Scroll down to find the unscheduled places where you'll find KU people.)

Friday, September 23

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Saturday, September 24

  • 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – ICMA University Workshops: “Tools for the Balancing Act: Exploring Local Government Success Criteria and Understanding the Psychological Characteristics That Define Leaders” with speaker: Robert Kiely, KU MPA (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2214)
  • 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – The School's registration area will be open. Come by to pick up your banquet ticket and meet students and staff. (Close to ICMA Registration area)
  • 3:00 p.m. – Campus Visit to include our offices in Wescoe, the DeBruce Center where the Original Rules of Basketball are housed, and other sites. (Lawrence Campus) RSVP necessary: Ray Hummert at hummert@ku.edu

Sunday, September 25

  • 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – ICMA Annual Leadership Institute: “Building Aspirational Communities That Embrace Cultural Competence and Regional Citizenship ” with faculty speakers: Heather Getha-Taylor and Rachel Krause; institute convened by John Nalbandian, School Professor Emeritus; The Institute requires a separate registration fee, and preregistration is required. (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2215C)
  • 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – ICMA University Workshops: “Building a Better Dashboard” with speaker: Gerald Young, KU MPA (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2209)
  • 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – The School's registration area will be open. Come by to pick up your banquet ticket and meet students and staff. (Close to ICMA Registration area)
  • 12:45-2:45 p.m. – ICMA University Forums: "Talking about Equality, Race, and Diversity: Getting Comfortable with Uncomfortable Conversations" with panelist: Kevin Frazell, KU MPA (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2501B)
  • 1:30-2:45 p.m. – Second year, intern option MPA students’ Professional Development Session: Introductions and stories with John Nalbandian and Ray Hummert (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2212)
  • 3:00-5:00 p.m. – Students in attendance: Opening Session & Conference Keynote Speaker: Soledad O'Brien (Kansas City Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D)
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m. – Students in attendance: Sunday Welcoming Reception: “A Taste of KC” (Kansas City Convention Center, Exhibit Hall E) – Please note that the end of this reception overlaps with the KUCIMAT Reception.
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m. – KUCIMAT Reception (College Basketball Experience and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, 1401 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64106 - in the Power and Light District in downtown Kansas City, Missouri) Please note that the extra time for the reception this year is so you can explore this unique venue prior to the dinner and program.
  • 8:00-9:30 p.m. – KUCIMAT Banquet & Presentation (College Basketball Experience and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, 1401 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64106)

You can view menu and RSVP details here: https://kupa.ku.edu/kucimats/banquet.



Thank you to our 2016 KUCIMAT Banquet Sponsors:

  • See your name or logo listed here! Contact Alecia at agray@ku.edu.

PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSORS

Novak Consulting Group Mary Lee and Ray Hummert

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS

Columbia Capital  

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS

Manahan Consulting
MANAHAN CONSULTING, LLC
public sector budget/technology consultants
www.manahanconsulting.com

 


Monday, September 26

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. – Students in attendance: Conference Keynote Speaker: David Brooks (Kansas City Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D)
  • 9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Second year, intern option MPA students’ Professional Development Session: Discussion with John Nalbandian & Ray Hummert, Invited: Barry Quirk, Chief Executive at London Borough of Lewisham, and Katherine Kerswell, local government professional (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2212)
  • 9:45-10:15 a.m. – Learning Lounge Session: “Your Chart's Suck!” with speaker: Eric Roche, KU MPA (Kansas City Convention Center, Lounge 1, 3501A-D + Great Hall)
  • 9:45-11:00 a.m. – Educational Session: “Building an XYZ Culture in Local Government” with panelist: Greg Stopka, KU MPA (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2501)
  • 10:30-11:00 a.m. – “Who Is My Neighbor?” with speaker: Gerald Young, KU MPA (Kansas City Convention Center, Lounge 3, 3501A-D + Great Hall)
  • 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Special Session: “Applying ICMA's Code of Ethics to Council-Manager Relationships: MPA Student Session” with speaker: Dave Limardi, KU MPA (Kansas City Convention Center, Grand Ballroom - 2501B)
  • 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Special Session: “Leadership ICMA Class of 2016 Capstone Report: Peer-to-Peer Technical Assistance” with KU MPA presenters: Jon Amundson, Hadley Skeffington-Vos and Nick Woolery (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2105)
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Roundtable Discussions: “The Intersection of Faith and Public Service” with facilitator: Clint Gridley, KU MPA (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 1501B)
  • 12:45-2:00 p.m. – Educational Session: “The Assistant's Dilemma: Stepping Stone or Career Path” with panelists: Tansy Hayward, KU MPA and Jeanna Troha, KU MPA; session led by Michael Baker, KU MPA (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2215ABC)
  • 12:45-2:00 p.m. – Educational Session: “The Cookingham Legacy and the Future of the Profession” with panelists: Jordan Brown, KU MPA; Penny Postoak Ferguson, KU MPA; and Bob Kipp, KU MPA (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2501B)
  • 2:30-3:40 p.m. – Eldon Fields Colloquium: “All That Jazz: A Review of Today's Academic Research” with faculty speakers: Jacob Fowles, Rachel Krause, and Shannon Portillo; introduced by Reggie Robinson, School Professor and Director (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2215ABC)
  • 2:30-3:40 p.m. – Educational Session: “Introducing Innovations to the Organization” with panelist: Alfred Ho, School Professor (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 3501EFGH)
  • 3:00-5:00 p.m. – Basketball Shootout at the College Basketball Experience with ICMA Shootout Committee Member: Jordan Brown, KU MPA (pre-registration and payment necessary) (Kansas City Convention Center, ICMA Bus Stop, Lobby 2100)
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. – KUCIMAT Board Meeting (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2212)
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. – Special Session: “Creating a Town and Gown Culture of Mutual Benefit” with panelists: Diane Stoddard, KU MPA; and Lawrence/KU connections: Mayor Mike Amyx and Tim Caboni, Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2501C)
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. – Special Session: “President's Colloquium: The Business Case for Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace with Intentionality” with panelist: Phil Smith-Hanes, KU MPA (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2505AB)
  • 4:00-5:15 p.m. – Special Session: “Executive Recruiters Tell All” with panelist: Catherine Tuck-Parrish, KU MPA (Kansas City Convention Center, Grand Ballroom - 2501B)
  • 5:00-8:30 p.m. – Kansas Association of City/County Management (KACM) Reception: Come and go as you need to. This reception will include an open bar with Boulevard beer and wine and appetizers from 5:30-7:00 p.m. (Boulevard Brewing Company, 2501 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO)

Tuesday, September 27

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. – Students in attendance: Conference Keynote Speaker: Bob Chapman (Kansas City Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D)
  • 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Second year, intern option MPA students’ Professional Development Session: Discussion with John Nalbandian, Ray Hummert, Fred Diaz, City Manager, Fremont, CA; Betsy Fretwell, City Manager, Las Vegas, NV; and Alan Sims, Chief of Neighborhood Plus, City of Dallas, TX & KU MPA (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2212)
  • 12:45-1:45 p.m. – Roundtable Discussion: “Addressing the Mental and Public Health Issues of Incarcerated Populations” with facilitator: Phil Smith-Hanes, KU MPA (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 1501A)
  • 12:45-1:45 p.m. – Roundtable Discussion: “Work/Life Balance As an Assistant” with facilitator: Jennifer May, KU MPA (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 1501B)
  • 12:45-1:45 p.m. – Roundtable Discussion: “Lessons Learned from City Managers' Design Academy” with facilitator: Clay Pearson, KU MPA (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 1501B)
  • 1:00-1:45 p.m. – Second year, intern option MPA students’ Professional Development Session: Discussion with John Nalbandian, Ray Hummert, and Kim Payne, recently retired city manager, Lynchburg, VA, and adjunct faculty member, Virginia Tech Masters Degree Certificate in Local Government (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2212)
  • 2:00-3:10 p.m. – Featured Speaker: "Leadership Team or Management Team? Is There a Difference?" with speaker: John Nalbandian, School Professor Emeritus (Kansas City Convention Center, Grand Ballroom - 2501C)
  • 2:00-3:10 p.m. – Educational Session: “Actionable Data, Actual Results” with panelist: Eric Roche, KU MPA (Kansas City Convention Center, Grand Ballroom - 2501A)
  • 2:00-3:10 p.m. – Educational Session: “Rethinking How Small Communities Deliver Services” with panelist: Seth Hoffman, KU MPA (Kansas City Convention Center, Grand Ballroom - 2501B)
  • 3:30-4:40 p.m. – Educational Session: “Success and Failure in Implementing Strategic Plans” with panelists: Scott Huizenga, KU MPA and Julia Novak, KU MPA; and session leader: David Mitchell, KU PhD (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2502AB)
  • 3:30-5:00 p.m. – Second year, intern option MPA students’ Professional Development Session: Wrap up with John Nalbandian, Ray Hummert, and Sherilyn Lombos, City Manager, City of Tualatin, OR & KU MPA (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2212)
  • 5:00-6:30 p.m. – Staff & faculty in attendance: Evening Highlight: “A Toast to Bob O'Neill” (pre-registration and payment necessary) (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2501D + Terrace)
  • 7:00 p.m. – (Tentative) First and second year intern option MPA students' class gathering (Location TBD)

Wednesday, September 28

  • 8:30-10:30 a.m. – Students in attendance: Conference Keynote Presentation “Celebration of Service” with Keynote Speaker: Vernice Armour (Kansas City Convention Center, Exhibit Hall E)
    • Distinguished Service Award Winner: Jan Perkins
    • 50 Years of Service: Tom Muehlenbeck
    • 30 Years of Membership: Stephen Arbo
  • 10:45-11:45 a.m. – Roundtable Discussion: “Getting to Outcomes” with facilitator: Elizabeth Wadle (Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2210)

Unscheduled KU Sightings

There are plenty of opportunities to find KU people around the rest of the conference. You'll spot a fellow Jayhawk simply by seeing the Jayhawk on their conference name badge. (Stop by the School's registration table to get yours! However, please be aware that we only have a limited supply of these stickers so we reserve the right to only hand them out to alumni.)

Who would like to help us put together a list of places to visit in KCMO? Contact Alecia Gray at agray@ku.edu


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