WINTER 2017    

BUILDING A 21st CENTURY WORKFORCE
Against a backdrop of changing mission requirements, shifting workforce demographics and increased public expectations of what the government can deliver, governments are striving to attain the next level of performance - incorporating changes while they implement new technologies, equip an emerging workforce, adapt operating practices, and respond to fluctuating budgets.  These multiple challenges are having a profound effect on the resources public sector agencies require, creating a need for organizations to adjust the size and mix of their workforce and strengthen workforce capabilities.  

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17 LOCAL GOVERNMENT
PREDICTIONS FOR A SUCCESSFUL 2017
FORWARD SOLUTIONS -
NEW WEBSITE IS OPEN!

Wouldn't it be great to be able to predict the new set of possibilities local government professionals are likely to encounter in 2017? ICMA (International City/County Management Association) thinks so and to help, they asked a group of local government experts and thought leaders, one which was Patrick Ibarra of the Mejorando Group, to look into the #localgov crystal ball and share their predictions, views, and tips on the upcoming year in the new e-book 17 on 2017: Predictions on Local Government from 17 Experts.


We designed it to provide you with all the information you've been asking for, easily accessible and right at your fingertips.  We appreciate your trust in us and know you depend on the Mejorando Group to help you and your organization 'get better all the time'. Our new website does just that, as your source for succession planning, strategic planning, leadership development, organizational effectiveness and learning/training information. Our site,
 mejorandgroup.com  delivers.


GOOD READS
NEWS YOU CAN USE
Six Ways to Engineer Public-Employee Engagement 

According to the latest Gallup report on government workers' engagement, a median of only 29 percent of them are engaged at work.   Disengaged employees stay for what they get from the organization. Engaged workers stay for what they can give.  While high employee engagement doesn't guarantee high organizational performance, there is a strong linkage: an engaged workforce increases innovation, productivity and overall effectiveness.  


Upcoming Presentations

 
In Charleston, South Carolina on February 9th, Patrick will be presenting "Your Leadership Playbook" at the Association of Immunization Managers conference.
 
On March 16th in Cerritos (CA), Patrick will be presenting "Engineering Employee Engagement" workshop for members of the Southern California Public Labor Relations Council.
 
In San Diego on March 23rd Patrick will be presenting "Succession Planning to Build a 21st Century Workforce" at the annual conference of the California Public Works Officer Institute.
 

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Where's Patrick?             Check out our schedule to learn where to find us. 

Our consulting work takes us to a number of terrific places and allows us the opportunity to partner with government leaders, as well as speaking at conferences. Check out our schedule as we may be in your area soon.
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02.22.17
Glendale, CA
03.01.17
Mobile, AL
03.07.17
Rio Rancho, NM
03.21.17
Pasadena, CA
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If there are any topics that you'd like to read more about, please feel free to email me at  Patrick@gettingbetterallthetime.com We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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