Presentation on theme: "Developing Emerging Leaders. Who are we? Why are we here? Ben Kittelson, ELGL Program Manager Kent Wyatt, Senior Management Analyst, City of Tigard, Oregon."— Presentation transcript:
Developing Emerging Leaders
Who are we? Why are we here? Ben Kittelson, ELGL Program Manager Kent Wyatt, Senior Management Analyst, City of Tigard, Oregon Kirsten Wyatt, Assistant City Manager, City of West Linn, Oregon
Emerging Local Government Leaders
Four Discussion Areas: Projects Descriptions Supervisors Motivations
Projects If youre committed to Next Gen, stay out of these bottom quadrants or assume Emerging Leaders learn by osmosis. Grunt work is part of every entry-level job. Their ability to absorb information from a variety of sources and synthesize it into a coherent mass is really amazing. Theres an opportunity here.
PLEASE DESCRIBE A PROJECT THAT YOU WERE ASSIGNED EARLY IN YOUR CAREER THAT LEFT A LASTING IMPACT ON YOU. WHY WAS THIS PROJECT MEANINGFUL?
Projects Develop the budget into the GFOA award format for submission for the award Comprehensive Plan research document. Develop 10-year projections on revenues and expenses Update and re-configure the performance measurements and a draft dashboard Support for a public information campaign for a bond measure Analyze policy options for creating an emissions banking program Draft an annexation plan Create an orientation packet for new City Councilors I always thrived (and still do) when a manager trusts me to coordinate a new significant project from beginning to end. I'm a self-starter and love working without being micro-managed.
WHAT ARE TWO ADJECTIVES YOU'D USE TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
Emerging Leaders Are:
PLEASE DESCRIBE AN INTERACTION WITH A SUPERVISOR OR COWORKER THAT WAS POSITIVE AND INSPIRED YOU IN YOUR JOB.
Supervisors He said that someone had given him a chance and so he would do the same for me. …when a supervisor can see how hard I am working and encourages me to take a break to refresh and renew. When your supervisor shows passion and motivation to get the job done, it makes me feel the same... …inspired that I could steer an important co-worker to do the right thing. supervisor takes a genuine interest in the work I'm doing …flexible work schedule. This is a total cop-out but every day at my current internship both my supervisors have an open-door policy (like for real). I've been lucky to work for people who are always willing to support me.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO PURSUE A PUBLIC SERVICE CAREER?
Motivations Feeling like I have something to contribute I felt like if I went to law school instead, I might become a nasty person. The values of a place shape each local government uniquely. I enjoy learning those values and putting those to work in policy and projects. Despite the miles of red-tape and seemingly thankless role we have, there is something to be said about serving the community you grew up in which is why I enjoy the work I do. I want to make a difference, but at times I still feel defeated and wonder if government is the right place for me. The inspiring idea that I can make a difference and change the world.
Whats Next? TODAY: Projects, Descriptions, Supervisors, Motivations TOMORROW: Friday at 1:00: Networking: More Fun Than the Oregon Trail