2020 Effective Supervisory Practices Session 3: Sharpening Your Focus: Strategic Planning, Managing Workflow, and Budgeting (Chapters 4, 5, 6)

Recorded On: 10/01/2020

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Based on Chapters 4, 5, and 6, this session will discuss the realities of being a working leader in today's time-starved, budget-conscious world. Presenters offer tools to assist with establishing priorities and focusing work, setting meeting ground rules, identifying meeting types and the purposes of each, and how to run a sit-down meeting. 

Discussion highlights:

  • Budget basics
  • Budget tips for supervisors
  • Time management
  • Getting organized
  • Meeting management 
  • Thinking strategically
  • Acting strategically

Michelle Poché Flaherty

Assistant City Manager, City of Redwood City, CA

With 30 years of government experience, Michelle Poché Flaherty has held senior executive positions in federal, state and local government. She served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation; Deputy City Manager of Palo Alto, CA; and is currently the Assistant City Manager of Redwood City, CA.  Michelle is a certified executive coach, published author and instructor in leadership, and subject matter expert in organizational performance management. 

William Bridgeo

City Manager, Augusta, Maine

Bill Bridgeo began his career in municipal government in 1976 when he became the Assistant Town Manager of Killingly, Connecticut. Three years later he was sworn in and spent six years as City Manager of Calais, Maine. Thereafter, he served for eleven years as City Manager of Canandaigua, New York and for the past twenty-one years has been City Manager of Augusta, Maine. He holds a BA in Political Science from St. Michaels College in Vermont and an MPA from the University of Hartford. He has been active throughout his career in his state and national professional organizations including service as the President of the New York State Municipal Management Association. He was a founding member of the ICMA University’s Board of Regents. He was the 2007 recipient of the Maine Town and City/County Management Association’s Manager of the Year Award.  He currently serves on the Executive Board of the Maine Municipal Association and the Ethics Committee of the Maine Town and City Managers Association. He also chairs the executive board of the Maine Service Center Coalition.

He is a member of the adjunct faculties of the University of Maine at Augusta (where he teaches courses in municipal administration) and Thomas College (where he has taught graduate courses in ethical leadership). He is married to Janice Church Bridgeo and they have two grown children. 


10/01/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
10/01/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
Webinar (mobile friendly)
Recorded 10/01/2020
Recorded 10/01/2020
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  8/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  8/10 points to pass
Evaluation Survey
15 Questions
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available