MMANC is thrilled to announce the launch of UpNext, a leadership community designed for city and county leadership roles like Assistant City Manager, Deputy City Manager, Director, Deputy Director, and Assistant to the City Manager.
UpNext aims to serve these leaders by providing a structured community through small cohorts of up to 20 professionals who meet for curated personal and professional development, individual coaching, and to support one another as they prepare to take the next step in their careers.
UpNext Cohorts will meet over 9 months on the first Friday of each month for a 2-hour cohort session with professional development training and facilitated breakout sessions. We’ll kick off and end the program with in-person sessions to deepen connections, support and learning.
Examples of session programming include:
- Leadership Style and Personality Assessments
- Personal Resilience Development
- Behind the Curtain Conversations with Current and Former City Managers and other experts
- MasterMind Problem Solving and Group Support
As a participant in UpNext, you will also receive 3 personal one-on-one coaching sessions with one of the Cohort facilitators, Cathy Capriola and Lisa Alessi.
UpNext is open to those local government professionals currently serving as Assistant City Manager, Deputy City Manager, Director, Deputy Director, or Assistant to the City Manager.
Participants must be current members of MMANC.
Due to the demand for this program, UpNext Cohorts will be selected through an application process. The application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, November 22, 2023. Apply for the program here: https://forms.gle/6oSeztXcwBvZ1Md88
The cost of UpNext is $2,000. This includes three one-on-one coaching sessions, over 20 hours of facilitated content, and a registration to the 2024 MMANC Annual Conference in Sonoma County (October 16-18).
Please direct any questions regarding UpNext to UpNext@mmanc.org.
UpNext is lead by an Board of Advisors who include:
Chair, Jessica Deakyne, Assistant City Manager, City of Novato
Vice Chair, John Stefanski, Assistant City Manager, City of San Rafael
Cristine Alilovich, City Manager, City of San Rafael
Monica Davis, Deputy Director–Planning and Building Department, City of Oakland
Liz Habkirk, Assistant City Manager, City of Napa
Nat Rojanasathira, Assistant City Manager, City of Monterey
Reva Feldman, Former City Manager, City of Malibu