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TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
FROM: CITY MANAGER
DATE: APRIL 6, 2004
SUBJECT: CITY COUNCIL TEAM BUILDING WORKSHOP
Set a date for a City Council/Senior Staff Team-Building Workshop
Several members of the City Council as well as the City Manager have expressed an interest in participating in a "team-building" workshop. Earlier this year the entire City Council and the City Manager were scheduled to attend a League of California Cities Council-Manager Leadership Team Seminar. Unfortunately, the Seminar was cancelled.
Staff is in touch with several firms that specialize in facilitating team-building workshops. Each of them suggest about the same basic process and format. They prefer to interview individually each council member and staff member who will attend the workshop and then design the workshop session around the input they receive. The workshop should be a minimum of eight hours and most recommend a full two days. The cost of the preparation, session design, actual workshop and follow-up report is about $10,000. The firms would prefer at least four to six weeks lead time. If the Council is interested in pursuing the team building training, they may wish to reserve some potential dates in the May – June time frame. May 1st, May 8th and June 5th are potential Saturday dates that the Council may wish to consider.