NLC University Seminars

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

NLC University Information Desk

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9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Budgeting Basics (The WHAT) – Ticket Required

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The budget is the single most important policy document a local government adopts. How many times have elected officials heard this statement, and how many elected officials actually believe that this is the case? Does the budget, and the budgeting process itself help policymakers to easily and understandably translate their decisions into actions that move... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Civic Engagement: Activating A Multigenerational Approach to Improve Health and Wellness Outcomes in your City – Ticket Required

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This will be a hands-on, participation workshop to help city leaders present a unified voice to the community about the value and accountability of engaging with city government. As an added bonus, participants will receive data about how preemption is playing out in their state – which impact city’s capacity to respond to residents’ priorities... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Creating Effective and Productive City Council-City Manager Relationships – Ticket Required

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In order to successfully deliver services to citizens, elected officials and the city manager must work as a team where everyone understands their role, gets to contribute their voice, and problem solve. In this seminar, learn tangible skills for effective teamwork between the city manager and council. Learn skills and best practices to facilitate positive... Read more »

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Leading Through Disruption –– Inclusive Leadership: Internal City Leadership – Opening the Doors to and Supporting the Success of Diverse Leadership – Ticket Required

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Inclusive leadership means understanding your own leadership lens; a keen sense of listening and intuition; making room at a table for and intentionally supporting diversity in humans and skill sets. It’s about tough decisions and conversations but also your personal leadership values. This series of courses will help you to understand and identify your leadership... Read more »

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Performance Accelerator: Leveraging Data to Set Goals, Track Performance, and Get Results – Ticket Required

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This workshop provides government leaders, program managers, and data professionals tactics for using performance management to create a feedback loop for strategic goals. By the end of the workshop, participants will have aligned key programs to strategic goals and developed a prototype of a dashboard with meaningful performance measures that answer key questions required to... Read more »

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

REAL Action 101: Advancing Racial Equity in Local Government Part I – Ticket Required

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This training provides for city leaders an introductory overview history of institutional and structural racism in America, and its long standing impacts on social issues and outcomes today. This training will equip leaders with a shared language for racial equity terminology and concepts, and examination of the governing for racial equity framework concepts: normalizing, organizing... Read more »

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Facebook for Local Government

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Following a year-long learning program with Facebook and NLC University, come hear about some of the latest tools designed specifically for local government, tips and best practices designed to help you better reach and connect with your constituents and residents on the platform, and have any questions that you have about using the platform answered by... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Leading Through Disruption –– Inclusive Leadership: Lens of Leadership – How to See Your Leaders, How Others See Your Leaders, & How to Support Them – Ticket Required

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Inclusive leadership means understanding your own leadership lens; a keen sense of listening and intuition; making room at a table for and intentionally supporting diversity in humans and skill sets. It’s about tough decisions and conversations but also your personal leadership values. This series of courses will help you to understand and identify your leadership... Read more »

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A Practical Retirement Approach for the Future of You and Your City – Ticket Required

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City governments, in their role as employers, are striving to attract talent that can support the critical work of serving communities. However, the wages of state and local government employees tend to be lower than for private sector employees with similar education and experience. So, how can municipal employers provide a more competitive alternative? One... Read more »

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Beyond the Town Hall: Municipal Civic Engagement for the 21st Century Civic Engagement The CS Model of Engagement – Ticket Required

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This fast-paced, interactive workshop will introduce you to innovative tools and insightful practices for bringing your city’s civic engagement strategy into the 21st century.  Local government works better when it is open to the ideas and talents of citizens and starts with the assumption that citizen collaboration is a force for good. Citizens have deep expertise... Read more »

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Leading Through Disruption –– Inclusive Leadership: Case Study & Workshop – Building Your Own Inclusive Leadership Plan for Your City – Organizational and Community Leadership – Ticket Required

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Inclusive leadership means understanding your own leadership lens; a keen sense of listening and intuition; making room at a table for and intentionally supporting diversity in humans and skill sets. It’s about tough decisions and conversations but also your personal leadership values. This series of courses will help you to understand and identify your leadership... Read more »

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

RASCI as Equity Indicator – Ticket Required

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The RASCI Matrix is a well-established Responsibility matrix often used by project managers in multi-disciplined teams. A valuable and burgeoning application of the RASCI Matrix is through the lens of community equity. The equity lens comes through identifying role patterns as stakeholders’ roles are documented in the matrix. Laid out across the top of the... Read more »

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Civic Engagement – A Case Study – Ticket Required

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Nothing beats learning directly from the experiences of other cities in deploying innovative, powerful, productive public engagement strategies.  This session will give you direct access to case studies that could be utilized in your city and challenge you to develop your own!  Local government works better when it is open to the ideas and talents... Read more »

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

NLC University Awards Happy Hour – Ticket Required

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8:30 am - 12:15 pm

CivicMakers: Empathic and Active Listening – Ticket Required

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New research suggests that our listening styles are situational, that we can and do change them depending on our goals for various situations. Each style fills an important need in human communication: building relationships, gathering information for decision-making, carrying out tasks, and evaluating messages. Thus, we should develop our abilities to identify the style that... Read more »

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

NLC University Information Desk

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9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Creating and Maintaining a Culture of Ethics – Ticket Required

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Effectively building and supporting a municipal workforce with the highest ethical standards requires a broad-based approach. There is more to it than having clear policies, more even than hiring good people. Together, we’ll examine the critical elements of a culture of ethics in a municipal organization and some best practices for cultivating and sustaining them.... Read more »