Saturday, March 7, 2020

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Registration & Ask NLC Open

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8:30 am - 4:00 pm

NLC University Information Desk

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9:00 am - 10:30 am

Are Your Communities Ready? Emergency Management for Elected Officials

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Cities are experiencing more frequent and complex extreme events that disproportionately impact communities of color, people with disabilities, and other disadvantaged communities. This 90-minute workshop will introduce elected officials to the basic concepts of emergency management essential to effective and inclusive leadership through all of its phases (Preparedness, Mitigation, Response, Recovery). Attendees will learn about: Understanding... Read more »

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Leading Together Boot Camp: Difficult Conversations – How to Recognize Them and How to Have Them

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At the heart of almost all chronic problems in our organizations, our governing bodies, and our local government relationships lie difficult conversations – ones that we’re either not holding or not holding very well. When disagreements or disappointments occur, we all too often opt for silence or avoidance instead of engaging in a productive way.... Read more »

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

REAL Action 101: Understanding Racial Equity in Local Government

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This session provides an introductory overview for city, town, borough and village leaders on the history of institutional and structural racism in America. It will equip leaders with a shared language for racial equity, examine existing racial disparities in the jurisdiction and its implication for advancing racial equity, and introduce important concepts and tools for... Read more »

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

UrbanPlan for Elected Officials

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Developed by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), UrbanPlan is a realistic and engaging simulation in which participants learn about and wrestle with the fundamental forces that affect urban development. Participants, playing the role of an interdisciplinary real estate development team, will experience the challenging issues, private and public sector roles, complex trade-offs, and fundamental economics... Read more »

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Leading Together Boot Camp: Conflict Resolution

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In local government, conflict, opposing points of view and disagreements are a very real part of the process. As elected and appointed officials we can manage the way we react to conflict and even embrace it when it occurs. Learning Objectives Discover practical, proven alternatives and skills you can call on in even the most... Read more »

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Leading Together Boot Camp: Build an Effective Narrative to Ensure Your Community’s Voice is Heard on the Hill

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2020 isn’t just about the election – it’s about policy, partnership, and progress. Want to learn about how to build an effective narrative to ensure your communities voice is heard on the Hill? This session will give you the tools tips and tricks for how to talk about what matters most to Cities, Towns and... Read more »

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center & NLC University: Bridging Differences Fellowship (By Invitation Only)

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1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

State League Steering Committee Meeting (By Invitation Only)

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3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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

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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 »

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grants for Census Rapid Response + Historically Undercounted Communities

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GOTC is now! We’ve got $1.6M in census rapid response funding, so let’s talk hard-to-count (HTC) community engagement, toolkits, and money. Key Takeaways: Introduce and walk people through NLC’s Census Rapid Response grant opportunity and proposal submission process (we’d love for you to submit a proposal while at CCC!). Lift up best practices and concrete... Read more »