RANCHO CORDOVA − Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) has been invited to discuss inclusive leadership strategies at the International Leadership Association’s 18th Annual Global Conference on The Dynamics of Inclusive Leadership. The conference, which is designed to facilitate an open dialogue on the challenges of inclusive public leadership in a complex and shared-power world, will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from November 2−5. Cooley will present inclusive leadership strategies he has developed throughout his career in public service during the Public Leadership portion of the conference. It is expected to draw over 1,200 people from 37 countries.
When it comes to inclusive leadership, Ken Cooley has walked the walk since he started his elective public service career in 2002 when he was elected to Rancho Cordova’s first City Council. In 2002, Rancho Cordova was recognized as the most rapidly diversifying community in all of California in the 1990’s. He served on the Council from 2002−2012, with terms as mayor in 2005 and again in 2010, when Rancho Cordova was recognized as an All-American City. In 2012, Mr. Cooley was elected to the California State Assembly where he has pursued an ambitious agenda for his diverse district and was recently appointed as Chair of the Assembly Rules Committee.
“The most important conversations are those aiming for better quality of life or advancement of treasured ideals,” said Assemblyman Cooley. “Unfortunately, change conversations can be bumpy because people fear change. I was honored to receive an invitation to the Inclusive Leadership Conference to share insights about communications and offer specific strategies for planning these vital conversations so, in the end, as fears recede, heads begin to nod in understanding.”
Assemblyman Ken Cooley represents the 8th Assembly District which includes the communities of Arden-Arcade, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova, Rancho Murieta, Rosemont, Wilton and other portions of unincorporated Sacramento County.