2022 Council Orientation Series Session 5: Effective Leadership

Recorded On: 05/24/2022

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This session will cover the leadership skills that will help you perform your new duties. Topics will include:

  • General leadership skills
  • Communication with local government staff and other councilmembers
  • Promoting civility
  • Transparency and public trust
  • FOIA considerations

George B. Cuff

Management Consultant, George B. Cuff & Associates; former mayor, Spruce Grove, AB, Canada

George Cuff began management consulting in 1979 and established his own firm in 1984. His work focuses on the art of governance and the elements that help organizations become more effective.

His firm of experienced professionals has conducted approximately 500 corporate governance reviews and George has personally conducted another 500 seminars for various public sector organizations. George has published over 300 articles as well as five books on local government and governance.

George served four terms as mayor of the city of Spruce Grove, Alberta, having been first elected in 1977. In addition to having chaired numerous boards and committees, George is also a past president of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (1982-83) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (1988-89). George was also recognized as one of Alberta’s leading citizens by being awarded the Centennial Medal in 2005. He was honored by his profession in 2007 when he was awarded the designation (FCMC) as a Fellow of the Canadian Management Consultants Association. George was also awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Felicia Logan

Director of Leadership Development, ICMA

Felicia Logan is the former Director of Leadership Development for the International City/County Management Association.  Her primary role was to develop leadership activities specifically for ICMA members from the most senior credentialed managers to the emerging leaders and others. She also played a key role in developing ICMA, Kettering, NCL Leadership Development Institutes and working with the ICMA Race, Equity, and Social Justice team She is an adjunct faculty member to the University of Virginia Senior Executive Institute and LEAD programs and has expertise in strengths-based leadership development for individuals, organizations and teams. Felicia is a master facilitator and executive coach who has a passion for unpacking the old to prepare for the now and the new. She lives in Richmond, VA with her Husband, Mark, who is a nationally ranked Epee fencer and coach. Felicia enjoys planting, reading, listening to audio books and running with her sisters of the heart.


2022 Council Orientation Series Session 5: Effective Leadership
05/24/2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
05/24/2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
Evaluation Survey
15 Questions
Live Viewing: 1.50 ICMA CE credits and certificate available
Live Viewing: 1.50 ICMA CE credits and certificate available