Crisis, Pivot, and Lead for Elected City Officials

Wednesday, February 24, 10:30 a.m.-Noon

When facing a disaster like the COVID-19 pandemic, most people remain in stages 1-4 of the 6 stages of crisis response. This is normal and instinctive as our field of vision becomes restricted and we protect what is closest to us. But every crisis is a catalyst for innovation, creativity, and advancement. As a city leader, it is important to be in stages 5 and 6 where you can thrive in adversity, and create opportunities for your residents and community. 

In this engaging and entertaining webinar, Commander Mary Kelly, Ph.D. will discuss the six stages of crisis response, followed by the five ways to pivot your team and organization to embrace change and turn disruption into evolution.  She will also present tips for effective leadership, and build in time for audience questions.

Webinar Fee

$65members and associate members



Mary C. Kelly, Ph.D., Commander, United States Navy (ret); and CEO, Productive Leaders

Mary specializes in leadership growth that helps organizations improve their profitability and productivity. One of the first female graduates of the Naval Academy, Mary served 25 years on active duty, mostly in Asia, leading multicultural teams in nine countries. Her remarkable career of service included working as an intelligence officer, a chief of police, an HR director, and a chief of staff, as well as training more than 40,000 military personnel.

Mary has been a leadership and economics professor at the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, and Hawaii Pacific University. She has written 13 business books, including her best-seller, Master Your World (named a “must read” by MENSA and MOAA), and her latest award-winner, Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success (profiled in Forbes and Success magazines).

Today, Mary is a popular conference keynote speaker and leadership adviser working with government agencies, businesses, and associations. She offers programs that are content rich, highly entertaining, and strategically designed to help her clients get results.