NLC University

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

NLC University Information Desk

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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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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 »

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

NLC University Information Desk

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9:00 am - 10:15 am

From Policy Priorities to Practice: Stanford Design School – Emerging Solutions in Housing Eviction Policy

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Building from the Stanford Legal Design Lab’s policy research and human-centered design approach come learn about how local communities specifically using a design thinking lens to share best practices for confronting the eviction crisis and to encourage innovative pilot programs and approaches Establish an understanding of the main service, technology, and other programs, and policies... Read more »

9:00 am - 10:15 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 »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Making Robert’s Rules Work for You

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Once you know the basics of Robert’s Rules of Order, how can you move to the next step? This interactive seminar provides insights and guidance that can transform your style of leading meetings and make you an exceptional presiding officer. Few people are aware of the flexibility that Robert’s Rules offers through its “special rules... Read more »

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

From Policy Priorities to Practice: False Precision: why 73% of the data you use to make decisions is misleading and misinterpreted…and how you can detect it and fight back.

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We are deluged with data; even simple decisions require mountains of information. Much of it is helpful, providing needed context for complex issues, and 94.7% is accurate. But we too rarely step back and ask if the data is truly relevant and responds to the questions being asked, even if we sense that something isn’t... Read more »

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

From Policy to Practice- Mobility 101: The Future of Sustainable Mobility is Shared: Cars, Curbs and Cities

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With rapidly growing populations and changing demographics, communities of the future will continue to battle increased congestion. To combat this, communities must increase their reliance on the most basic principle- sharing. As technology continues to evolve and the economic model of ownership changes, system operators will be pushed to achieve peak efficiency, while users will... Read more »

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Leading Through Disruption: Office Hours Small Group Coaching With Betsy Hodges

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The NLCU office hours are an opportunity to meet with an expert and a small network of peers in an intimate setting. During the office hours you will dive deeper into the subject matter, enjoy direct engagement with the expert, and create custom solutions for when you return home. Betsy Hodges was the 47th mayor... Read more »

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Working with your Planning and Economic Development Staff

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Learn how Elected Officials can work to incorporate their ideas and agendas into their communities’ planning and economic development vision and goals, as well as influence the strategies, policy framework, and messaging of these crucial city functions. How to assess your local planning and economic strengths and weaknesses, your community’s place in the broader regional... Read more »

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

From Policy Priorities to Practice: Leveraging data to optimize service delivery and overcome common operational challenges

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This workshop provides government leaders, program managers, and data professionals the ability to identify and develop project execution plans for successful data analytics projects. The session empowers your government to find meaningful opportunities where data analytics can provide value, a framework for selecting which projects to pursue, and a guide for identifying the building blocks... Read more »

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Get Ready to Make Your Pitch on Capitol Hill––Deep Dive Training

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Share rules of the road to embrace; not step into traps; know how to convey a message. We invite you to join us for this interactive workshop to help you effectively engage Members of Congress during our upcoming Capitol Hill Day. We’ll share the tools and techniques for you to convey key messages in a... Read more »

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

From Policy Priorities to Practice: Creating a Workforce “System” to Increase Opportunity and Employment in Cities

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Learning Objectives Understanding the funding, programs and goals of federal and state workforce funding Overview of the role of local communities in workforce development Basics of the advocacy needed to ensure workforce is a priority within economic development NLC University Credits: 1 Individual seminar cost: 100 Cost savings! Register for the full “From Policy Priorities... Read more »

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Small Group Coaching For Your Capitol Hill Visit Pitch

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The NLCU office hours are an opportunity to meet with an expert and a small network of peers in an intimate setting. During the office hours you will dive deeper into the subject matter and enjoy direct engagement with the expert. Ed Belkin, a leading strategic communications and public affairs expert. Ed brings extensive experience... Read more »

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

NLC University Awards Happy Hour

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