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Saturday, March 9, 2019

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

REAL Action 101: Advancing Racial Equity In Local Government Part I

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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 »

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Community & Economic Development: The 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 »

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Leading Through Disruption: You don’t know what’s coming but you know you need to be ready for it

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One certainty of municipal leadership is that disruption happens in all cities, whether by accident or design. When change happens, leaders, staff, and residents all respond from our own interests and needs. Structuring governance to account for and engage with those stakeholders before, during, and after disruption ensures a stronger path forward for everyone; it... Read more »

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Leading Through Disruption: Preparing yourself and your staff to be an adaptable leader managing change

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Leaders walk in knowing that to meet their objectives, they will need to make changes. Change brings resistance and headwinds. How you lead in those moments of change can either create momentum to move your project forward or more hurdles, and will ultimately define your legacy. We will identify strategies for internal management – what... Read more »

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Leading Through Disruption: A case study

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It is tragic for everyone any time a police officer uses deadly force. It is often also a source of significant disruption in a city and local community. Mayor Hodges faced that situation twice in her time as mayor, including an 18-day occupation of the grounds of a police precinct, and the lessons she learned... Read more »

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Leading Through Disruption: Tough conversations and effective collaboration

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While some conversations and collaboration come naturally and all parties leave motivated for positive action, other conversations and partnerships do not yield the same result. How do you effectively lead while leaving room for the tough conversations facing our communities; collaborate across your city and move the needle on the most important challenges your city... Read more »