Engaging Women in Public Service: Local Government Managers Summit

The second annual Engaging Women Local Government Managers' Summit will be taking place in conjunction with the NCCCMA Conference on Thursday, June 22 from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM. This pre-conference event seeks to foster a network of women working in NC local government management, through networking and hands-on skill building.

This is a NC-wide gathering of women working in senior local government management at the city, town, and county level. The North Carolina City/County Management Association (NCCCMA) is a key event sponsor.  


Program Schedule Below:


“Navigating Dual Roles: Manager and Caregiver” Panel Session

Taking on a top management job in local government presents a significant number of challenges both professionally and personally. Frequently complicating professional choices are responsibilities for caring for others, whether that is small children, relatives with mental or physical challenges, or aging parents.

This panel will include managers and assistant managers who have dealt with or are dealing with the challenges associated with their career while taking care of children, disabled relatives, or elderly parents. 


“Assessment and Negotiation” 

Negotiation, persuasion, influence.  Skills that every executive must master to be successful but that many find challenging to apply.  Using a mock assessment center format, this session will engage the audience in evaluating the mixed performance of two executives in critical and common situations - negotiating a contract with Council and coaching an employee to correct some performance issues.  Attendees will leave with an overall understanding of assessment center evaluation and some tips for success in three critical skills.

Speaker: Heather A. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR Industrial/ Organizational Psychologist, Partner, Developmental Associates, LLC 


Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

  • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
  • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
  • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
  • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)

Course Materials: An announcement will be sent to all registrants when materials are available for downloading/printing. Printed copies will not be provided at the conference. If you would like to have hard copies of materials for reference at the conference, please print and bring them with you.

Summit 2017 Agenda (pdf, 127 KB)
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Toogie Hampton

Director of Programming, Management, Administration, and Leadership Group
Professor of Public Administration and Government