GEN Lunch & Learn: How to Become a Better Leader in 60 Minutes or Less: Lessons from the Trenches of Local Government Service


Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 12:00 PM–1:30 PM


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485 Winchell Way
Glen EllynIllinois 60137

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  • Members $ 20.00 Before Oct 31, 2021 $ 25.00 Between Oct 31, 2021 and Nov 2, 2021 Members $ 25.00
  • Government / Partner Colleagues $ 25.00 Before Oct 31, 2021 $ 30.00 Between Oct 31, 2021 and Nov 2, 2021 Government / Partner Colleagues $ 30.00
  • Non-members $ 30.00 Before Oct 31, 2021 $ 35.00 Between Oct 31, 2021 and Nov 2, 2021 Non-members $ 35.00

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The IGFOA Growth & Engagement Network (GEN) invites you to join them for their next lunch and learn! Are you a leader? Do you know any good leaders? Do you have what it takes to become a better leader? Through seventeen years of city management experience, six years as a municipal police officer, three years in the United States Army, and an obsession with leadership development, our presenter is excited to speak with you about how you, yes you, can become a better leader with simple easy to employ techniques as soon as you return to the office.

Learning Objectives: Participants completing this session will be able to: 

  1. Understand the true meaning of leadership.
  2. Clearly see their leadership role in their organization, despite their current title.
  3. Comprehend the significant difference between the “A-word” and power.
  4. Understand the importance of connecting with others. 
  5. Understand what most people crave and know how to give it to them.
  6. Give out gifts daily to your team members that do not violate the Gift Ban Act.

Speaker: James “Jim” Arndt, President/CEO of Arndt Municipal Support Inc. 

Intended Audience: Finance Professionals
Delivery Method: 
Group Live
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: No prerequisites required
Advanced Preparation: No advance preparation required
Field of Study: Personal Development - Non-Technical
NASBA CPE: Earn about 1.0 CPE Hour

Registration check-in:  11:45 PM - 12:00 PM
Luncheon start time:  12:00 PM
Presentation start time: 12:15 PM

CPE hours: 1.00

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