Winter Forum

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 Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Long Beach Convention Center

 
About MMASC's Winter Forum
The Winter Forum is the first of premiere annual events of the year provided by MMASC and its partners. This one-day conference includes professional development sessions on important topics facing the profession, as well as networking opportunities for MMASC members and sponsors. This is a perfect opportunity for individuals and organizations to tap into the expertise of regional leaders and gain exposure to best practices.

Long Beach Convention Center
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Check-in beginning at 8:30 AM
Networking reception immediately following the program
 

Registration Rates


  Early Bird Registration
(Through February 9)
Regular Registration
(February 10 - February 26)
 MMASC Member  $95 $105 
 Non-Member  $105  $115
 MMASC Student Member  $65  $75

To register for the Winter Forum, click here
Registration closes on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 12 PM. 



Program Agenda
 
   
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:00 AM WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
MINDFULNESS IN ACTION
Presented by Alma Janabajab (County of Santa Barbara) and Mark Brower (City of Beverly Hills)

The workplace can be exciting, draining and stressful all at the same time. Our interactions and collaboration with colleagues tend to wither. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This interactive session will discuss why mindfulness is an essential skill; prompt individuals to think about things that bring comfort and peace to them; and help foster wellness and productivity at home and in the workplace. 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CITY OF THE FUTURE
Presented by John Keisler, Economic Development Director,  City of Long Beach

As technological innovation and globalization change the way that we live our lives at the local level, cities must build the platforms, processes, and partnerships to create the environment for ongoing innovation.  With one of the largest and most diverse populations in the nation, the City of Long Beach has been a leader in the cultivation of public-private partnerships to find solutions to its most pressing challenges.  At this session you will learn about the imperatives and the creative strategies for solving economic, infrastructure, and social service challenges that will define the city of the future.

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM  LUNCH & NETWORKING 
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Presented by Kristine Guerrero, Public Affairs Regional Manager, League of California Cities

Stay-up-to-date on local and state policies that affect your organization.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
HOW YOU CAN OPTIMIZE YOUR APPLICANT POOL FOR JOB OPENINGS WITH QUALIFIED INTERNAL CANDIDATES 
Presented by Rick Haydon, Retired City Manager, City of Santa Maria 

As the silver tsunami starts creating more and more job openings throughout the State with baby-boomers retiring at an alarming rate, PEPRA restrictions have been limiting an organizations’ ability to attract and recruit qualified outside candidates. Come find out how one California City received recognition from MMASC for their successful succession planning process geared toward providing employees with a variety of training opportunities to position them for advancement. As an organization, your most valuable asset is your workforce, and an investment in your employees through training pays dividends in both productivity and service delivery. Come hear about an affordable multi-pronged approach to providing employees with training opportunities by using a combination of in-house talent and outside facilitators.  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LA 2028: BRINGING BACK THE GAMES
Presented by Joslyn Treece, Community Manager, Los Angeles 2028

In September 2017, the International Olympic Committee selected Los Angeles as the host city for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. LA 2028 is being labeled a fiscally responsible “New Games for a New Era,” utilizing Los Angeles’s existing world-class venues and unparalleled culture of creativity to benefit all of its communities and to inspire the next generation of Angelenos. Joslyn Treece leads LA 2028's community engagement work. Hear her talk about the road to securing the Games and the path ahead toward organizing successful and spectacular Games that benefit the Southern California region.
4:15 PM NETWORKING RECEPTION

To download program flyer, click here.

Contact Information

For questions or more information, please contact Winter Forum Chair, Tanya Spiegel at winterforum@mmasc.org.


Winter Forum Committee


Tanya Spiegel, City of Ontario
Michael Johnston, City of Long Beach
Alma Janabajab, County of Santa Barbara  
Arabo Parseghian, City of La Cañada Flintridge