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  1. Local Government IssuesDick Hayter Involvement • C. Clyde Jones • Rick Mann

  2. “The good men may do separately is small compared with what they may do collectively.”Benjamin Franklin

  3. Involvement • Leadership • Communication • Opportunities

  4. Leadership Peter Drucker “An effective leader is not someone who is loved or admired. He or she is someone whose followers do the right things.”

  5. Leadership Jon Wefald • Vision • Communication Skills • Decision Making • Hire good people & then delegate • Consistent Values • Self-Confidence • Determination • Caring • Sense of humor • Trust in others

  6. Communication “Communication is depositing a part of yourself in another person.” Source Unkown

  7. Sending Skills Writing Speaking Receiving Skills Reading Listening Communication Skills

  8. Sending Skill - Speaking S = Structure P = Purpose (Personal) E = Enthusiasm A = Audience K = Knowledge

  9. Sending Skill - Speaking “Keep everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. ” --Albert Einstein

  10. Receiving Skills - Listening “. . . a large part of communication skills, which people forget, is listening.” John Chambers President & CEO Cisco

  11. Receiving Skills - Listening “ Active listening is more than hearing. Listening is a learned behavior that attaches meaning to sound. It is the hardest role in the communication process.” Prof. Holly Deforest Park College

  12. Receiving Skills - Listening “ God gave us two ears and one mouth. It is wise to use them in that proportion.” R. Hermstad September ‘99

  13. Receiving Skills - Listening L = Learn I = Interest S = Supportive T = Think E = Evaluate* N = Need

  14. Receiving Skills - Listening * “When you look at people, observe their abilities, not their disabilities.” Christopher Reeves

  15. Receiving Skills - Listening “ A closed mouth gathers no foot.” Source Unknown

  16. Opportunities(to make a difference in your community) www.manhattan.org

  17. Opportunities www.manhattanchamber.org

  18. Opportunities

  19. Resources

  20. Resources Continued www.manhattan.lib.ks.us

  21. Volunteer & Appointed Boards Why Participate? • Professional Development • Business Development • Personal Interest • Altruistic Values (Community Service)

  22. Volunteer & Appointed Boards Professional Development • Advances in Technology • Changes in Laws or Procedures • Legal Requirements for Licensure • Professional Advancement • Formal Requirements • Personal Growth

  23. Volunteer & Appointed Boards Business Development • Influence on public policy by associations and professional societies • Networking • Client Building • Professional Relationships

  24. Volunteer & Appointed Boards Personal Interest (at variety of levels) • Youth programs • Sports • Hobbies

  25. Volunteer & Appointed Boards Altruistic (Community Service) • Two Levels • Program or project participation • Continuing Service • Special Project • Boards and Councils

  26. Volunteer & Appointed Boards Appointments to Public Boards • Individual Appointments • Representative Appointments

  27. Volunteer & Appointed Boards www.ci.manhattan.ks.us

  28. Volunteer & Appointed Boards

  29. Volunteer & Appointed Boards Advice • Say “yes” more than “no.” • HOWEVER, it’s okay to say no! • Include your family or personal needs for your time when you say “yes.” • Identify your successor early and know who will be responsible. • Is there a specified term?

  30. Volunteer & Appointed Boards Advice Continued • Check your priorities • Personal • Employer • FAMILY • Check the priorities of those with whom you will work or who will influence the outcome.

  31. Running for Office • Why • Campaigns • Obligations

  32. Running for Office Why • Personal Interest in Forming Public Policy • Issues • Long term political interest • Masochistic Desires (Pleasure in being abused)

  33. Running for Office Campaigning • Experience in serving others helps but not essential. • Decide early • Identify leadership team • Develop campaign plan including schedule, volunteer needs and costs

  34. Running for Office Campaign Continued • Develop financing plan • Delegate campaign management to leadership team

  35. Running for Office Campaign Continued • Seek advice from those who have held office in the past. • Become familiar with issues facing the office and determine your position. (Do not limit your knowledge of issues to only those of personal interest to you.)

  36. Running for Office Campaign Continued • Meet with key staff • Meet with elected officials with whom you wish to serve. • LISTEN TO YOUR FAMILY (AND FRIENDS).

  37. Running for Office Obligations KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GETTING INTO!

  38. “Vision without action is merely a dream and action without vision just passes the time, but vision with action can change the world.” Joel Barker

  39. Thanks for listening!