Special guest speaker Ron Holifield, CEO, Strategic Government Resources will teach practical leadership strategies that will help you make a difference and achieve goals that live on after you move on. Ron spent nearly 20 years in municipal government. He now provides strategic consultation to top companies in the U.S., and recently published his second book; 4th Dimension Leadership: a Radical Strategy for Creating an Authentic Servant Leadership Culture. Sign up today! Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference for tomorrow and beyond!
Ron Holifield is CEO of SGR which helps local governments Recruit, Assess and Develop innovative thought leaders. His current clients include over 300 local governments in 45 states, training up to 1000 employees per month. Ron has also provided strategic consultation to some of the leading companies in America, including American Express, Xerox, IBM, PeopleSoft, Verizon, Aramark, Space Imaging, NASA and many more.
He previously served almost two decades in City Management with six different cities, including City Manager in Garland, and Assistant City Manager in Plano, Texas. Ron is a recognized leader in innovation and initiatives to run government using private business principles. While still active as a City Manager, “Texas Business Magazine” named DeSoto as one of the “Best Managed Cities in Texas”.
Ron has been interviewed, and/or quoted by numerous news publications including National Public Radio, Entrepreneur Magazine, American Express Open Forum, Texas City Manager Magazine, Texas Town and City, Government Technology Magazine, GovWire Online Magazine, Federal Computer Week Magazine, CIO Magazine, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal, Plano Star Courier, DFW Tech Biz, Today Newspapers, Focus on the News, D Magazine, International Association of Chiefs of Police Journal, Texas Fire Chief’s Magazine, as well as numerous local news affiliates.
Ron’s weekly 10 in 10 Update on Leadership and Innovation has over 70,000 readers. His second book, 4th Dimension Leadership: a Radical Strategy for Creating an Authentic Servant Leadership Culture has just been published and is available on Amazon.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM ATTENDING THIS WORKSHOP: Mayors, City Managers, City Clerks, Emergency Managers, Fire Chiefs, Police Chiefs, Business Owners, Community Leaders or anyone interested in learning more about municipal government leadership.
CREDIT HOURS: This workshop will count for 5 hours for the OML Certified Municipal Official program.