Weekly Update

Weekly Update

How does your organization provide support to employees during national tragedies? We'd love to highlight strategies, programs and approaches that work (and no, referring employees to an EAP doesn't cut the mustard).

How does your organization provide support to employees during national tragedies? We’d love to highlight strategies, programs and approaches that work (and no, referring employees to an EAP doesn’t cut the mustard).

This was a difficult week for the ELGL family. Starting with the shootings of Mr. Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA and Mr. Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, MN, and then with the police shootings in Dallas, TX, we were all rocked to the core. Much of the dialogue this week on the ELGL management team Slack channel was about how local governments can best care for and respond to their employees when tragedies happen. Do you have examples from your organization you’d like to share? We’d love to highlight strategies, programs and approaches that work (and no, referring employees to an EAP doesn’t cut the mustard).

Also this week, we installed Romulus to ELGL.org’s “Contact Us” page. This is our way to build out systems that allow ELGL to be as responsive to our now 1,500 members (!) as we were back when we were just getting started and could count our members on two hands. Romulus is a communications and workflow management tool designed for local governments; they are kind enough to allow us to use the resource for free as part of their support of ELGL.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns you’d like ELGL to address; you can tweet at me to @kowyatt or email me directly. Thank you!

New ELGL Best Friend:

  • I’m starting a new feature in this Weekly Update where I give away a free ELGL membership to someone working in local government who’s doing great work at the municipal level.
  • This week, I’m pleased to welcome Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to ELGL. Take a listen to this Freakonomics podcast with Mayor Garcetti and you’ll be as excited as I am about this “polymath who relies heavily on data and new technologies” to guide his municipal leadership.

 Connect:

Communicate (ELGL.org Content):

Communicate (By the Numbers):

  • ELGL.org had 25,500 pageviews and 11,200 users on 24 blog posts.
  • The most popular post of the week? Vote Now for the Trending Now! Award
  • Our Tweets from the main ELGL account had 73,10o impressions.
  • We added 17 new Facebook followers and our posts reached 3,320 people from the main ELGL Facebook page.

Educate:

Final Thoughts:

  • Here’s my favorite GIF of the week:

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Questions? Comments? Drop me a note and let me know how ELGL can best serve you!