Workshops & Training

MTCMA and NHMMA’s Leadership Exchange sponsored by the Maine Town, City and County Management Association – 12/6/19

Location:Discover Portsmouth Center – 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
Time: 8am - 3pm
Cost: MTCMA member – $50.00 per person, Non-Member – $80.00 per person


8:00-8:55 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:55-9:00 a.m. – Introductions

9:00-10:15 a.m. – SESSION 1: Senior Leadership Teams...What it Takes to Make Them
So what’s required of the ultimate leader, the one whose role it is to lead teams whose members are themselves leaders? While managers cannot make a leadership team great; they can put in place conditions that increase the chances that it will become great. Timely, practical and extraordinarily relevant, this session is a vital resource for any chief executive seeking an alternative lens through which to examine the workings of senior leadership teams.

Presenter: Bill O’Brien

Bill is a Maine-based consultant who assists clients in the enhancement of both individual and organizational performance and effectiveness. Clients include those in the public and private sectors, including cities, towns and quasi-municipal organizations. Bill has more than two decades of experience consulting to businesses, analyzing organizational problems and structuring effective solutions. Areas in which he advises municipalities include; strategic planning, organizational assessment, change and development; teambuilding; leadership and management training and development; succession planning; culture assessment and transformation; and customer service enhancement. Prior to consulting, Bill held an executive-level position with a publicly held company in Tampa, Florida. This followed 7 years with one of the world’s largest international organizations and 12 years with one of northern New England’s most respected privately-held firms where, as a senior executive and stockholder, he served as a member of its board of directors.

10:15-10:30 a.m. – BREAK

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – SESSION 1 (cont.)

12:00-1:00 p.m. – LUNCH (catered at facility)

1:00-3:00 p.m. – SESSION 2: Learning from Adversity
One difference between winners and losers is how they handle losing. Even for the best companies and the most accomplished professionals, long track records of success are punctuated by slips, trips and falls. Failure is inevitable and often out of our control. But we can choose to understand it, to learn from it, and to recover from it. An insightful, morale-boosting presentation assured to stimulate spirited, creative conversation, among the leaders in your municipal organization.

Presenter: Bill O’Brien



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