Collaboration – a way to stretch finite resources and the theme of this year’s City County Management Conference

A quick review of the word’s definition provides some insight on why collaboration is so powerful: Collaboration is a process where two or more people or organizations work together because of their shared goals, especially around an intellectual endeavor that is creative in nature, by sharing knowledge, learning, and building consensus.

As we all struggle to do more with less–both lower budgets and fewer staff–working together can capitalize on everyone’s strengths and keep us from reinventing wheels that are already successfully rolling along elsewhere. This year’s Kansas City County Management Conference highlights Collaboration, Governance and Leadership in the keynotes and concurrent sessions. The focus will be on tools and ideas from experienced practitioners who have worked creatively and collaboratively toward goals in their communities.

Review the conference agenda and registration info here. We hope you can join us for a few spring days in Lawrence on April 22 & 23!