Location: Sunday River, Newry, Maine
Time: Registration, August 8: 7:30 am | Conference 8:15 am – 4:00 pm | Registration, August 9:7:30 am | Conference 8:15 am - 12:00 pm, August 10: Conference 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost: Varies (see brochure)
Instructor(s): Various (see brochure)
The MTCMA Executive Committee is pleased to welcome our members, families, and friends to Sunday River for the 73rd New England Management Institute.
Our theme this year, “the View from 30,000 feet: Watching the World Change” will highlight the changes in both the social and municipal worlds that we see happening at a very rapid pace. If we were flying above the clouds and were able to peel them open for viewing we would see a continuous array of issues and opportunities developing that complicate or enhance our ability to manage in a proactive manner that maintains the highest standards of ethics and promotes civility within our organizations as well as within the communities we represent.
This year’s keynote speaker, Jennifer Rooks, host of the radio show, “Maine Calling,” will start us off with discussion pertaining to the impacts of the media on both our municipal and personal lives. The legitimacy and credibility of traditional news sources is under challenge but the relevancy of an informed citizenry is of paramount importance.
The “Me Too” movement, the issues of civility, and the changes brought on by the promotions through social media are creating situations that have never been experienced by many of us in the past. Communities expect transparency in everything we do but also utilize our efforts in both positive and negative ways by adding just a couple of twists and turns as emotions take over the social media outlets and the facts get lost.
Cyber-attacks and internet fraud are at all-time highs forcing us to purchase never ending software to protect our computer systems. Our exposure has never been higher than it is today. The internet is both a necessity and a burden and as expansion opportunities continue who knows what will be next.
Along with an exceptional line-up of educational sessions, we hope that you and your guests enjoy the activities and that you forge new relationships through the many networking opportunities throughout the conference.
Registration forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org .