ICMA Coaching: Talent Management in the 21st Century: Growing, Attracting, and Retaining Your Best

Recorded On: 11/12/2020

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The days when employees were hired right out of college and stayed with the same company until they retired are long gone, and yet many organizations still follow the same talent management process from thirty years ago. Organizations must re-imagine best practices for  attracting, growing, and retaining talent in this age of technological advancement.


  • 1. How can organizations attract and retain talent?
  • 2. Should talent be grown from within the organization?
  • 3. Is there a lack of clear guidance and general objectives about talent management in the Human Resources field?

We'll be using webinar tools (including real-time questions and live polling) to make this a great opportunity for audience interaction.

ICMA-CM: This webinar meets Practice 13 (Human Resources Management and Workforce Engagement) of ICMA’s Practices for Effective Local Government Leadership

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This webinar is sponsored by ICMA-RC, ICMA Premier Level Strategic Partner

Dominic Lazzaretto

City Manager, Arcadia, CA

Dominic Lazzaretto has served as the City Manager for the City of Arcadia, CA since 2012 and brings over 25 years of experience to the full service community with an annual budget of $120 million and a full-time staff of over 300 employees. Dominic also served as La Palma’s City Manager from 2007-2012. He is focused on employee and organizational development and serves as Co-Chair of the Cal-ICMA Talent Initiative. Dominic has earned a Master in Public Administration from Cal State Long Beach and a Bachelor of Science from The Schreyer Honors College at Pennsylvania State University.

Joshua Franzel

Managing Director, MissionSquare Research Institute

Dr. Franzel is the Managing Director of MissionSquare Research Institute, formerly the Center for State and Local Government Excellence at ICMA-RC (SLGE), having served in other positions with SLGE since 2007. In this role, he oversees all aspects of the Institutes’ research and outreach, stakeholder engagement, and operations. He also serves as research project director, subject matter and research methods expert, and principal investigator, while representing the Institute at practitioner and academic events and to the trade and mainstream media.

Previously he was director of policy research for the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Prior to his time with SLGE and ICMA, he served as a Presidential Management Fellow with The International Trade Administration and The White House Office of Management and Budget, and worked for both the Delaware and Florida Legislatures.

His publications and research have focused on state and local government retirement plans, financial wellness, public workforce demographics, health care financing, public health, public finance, infrastructure, and government innovation. Franzel has taught graduate level courses on state and local government and urban policy at American University in Washington, DC. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration (& Policy) from American University. For an abbreviated roster of his publications and research, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/franzel

Victor Cardenas

Assistant City Manager, Novi, MI

Victor is currently serving as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Novi, Michigan. He received a Bachelors Degree from Grand Valley State University and an MPA from Indiana University. Victor recently became an ICMA Executive Board Member. 


11/12/2020 at 1:30 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 11/12/2020
11/12/2020 at 1:30 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 11/12/2020
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1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available