IIMC Region VII Meeting

Hosted by the Kansas City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers (CCMFOA)

September 13-15, 2023

Hilton Kansas City Country Club Plaza

770 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO 64112

Welcome to the Region VII Leadership Meeting

We are happy to welcome Missouri and Illinois to Kansas for the Region VII Leadership Meeting. This event is an opportunity for professional development, networking and to exchange ideas and information with clerks from the region. The clerk’s role is critical to the success of communities and coming together as a region extends our knowledge, skills and abilities to further the profession. CCMFOA is pleased to present a series of workshops for attendees on September 14, including a keynote presentation, general and breakout sessions, and time to discuss issues facing the profession in the region.

Event Summary:

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 – Early Registration & Welcome Reception

Friday, September 14-15, 2023 – Region Meeting Event & Athenian Dialogue

Meeting Rate: $250 – $270

Rate includes the Athenian Dialogue and the Thursday Evening social Event.

Early Registration Fees: $250 through August 31st

Late Registration Fees: $270 after August 31st

Hotel Accommodations: Hilton for $159 per night


Conference Schedule Overview

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Keynote Speakers

Andy Huckaba, PCC

Session Title: Empowering Collaboration: Cultivating Positive Communication with Decision-Makers

Teresa Schwab, LMSW, PCC

Session Title: Take Care of Yourself

Athenian Dialogue

Date: September 15, 2023

Facilitator: Dr. Jane Long

Book: Dare to Lead by Brené Brown

Participants must purchase and read the book prior to the session.

Total Contact Hours for Meeting and Athenian:

Meeting = 7.25 hours

Athenian = 6 hours

Facilitator: Dr. Jane Anne Long, Ed.D., CPC

Dr. Jane Long currently serves as the Senior Manager of Learning, Talent and Development at the ADA, providing professional development opportunities to more than 400 staff members. She also does consulting work with other non-profit organizations, including the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and Make-A-Wish Foundation. She has presented over 100 interactive education sessions…

Dare to Lead by Brené Brown

Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas and has the courage to develop that potential. When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don’t see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it’s necessary to do good work. But daring leadership in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we’re choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we’re scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and AI can’t do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY All meeting registration cancellations must be in writing via email to Paula Downs at paula.downs@wichita.edu. Cancellations 10 days or more prior to the event will receive a 75% refund. There will be no refunds for cancellations less than 10 days prior to the event. Any exception is subject to review by the CCMFOA Board.