Category: Current and Past Level Up Cohorts

Deadline extended, May 25! Transformative Local Government Leaders Cohort in Cincinnati, Ohio

Local governments need creative and dynamic leaders who are prepared to break through the “we’ve always done it this way” mindset to help communities thrive. Transformative leaders build resilient organizations that are unafraid to try new things, reform and improve business processes, and encourage empathy throughout the organization.  The new Transformative Local Government Leaders program … Continued

Building a Culture of Civic Health Cohort – Applications due September 23

All across the country, we’re seeing the trust between government and community members rapidly eroding. This crisis in our civic life has implications that are wide-ranging, influencing everything from public health to elections. The more this mistrust touches our life, the less engagement government gets; the less engagement, the more mistrust. It is a damaging … Continued

Anti-Racism & Local Gov: Equity as an Experience

Local governments throughout the nation are understanding the critical importance of creating robust equity and inclusion efforts with communities of color at the forefront. Equity transformation efforts are a major undertaking. Does your organization need help refining and evaluating your equity efforts? Or are you stuck on how to get this type of effort of … Continued

Strategy and Performance Management Cohort

The 2021 Strategy and Performance Management cohort is a three-month program that helps cities, counties, and towns draft and implement a strategic plan quickly. This rapid-learning framework will help local governments with limited resources quickly build a strategic plan – a long-term vision of where they want to be in the future, as well as … Continued

Ignite your Spark! Women’s Leadership Cohort

“When I dare to be powerful—to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde. ELGL, in partnership with Raftelis, presents our first ever Women’s Leadership Cohort! In this program we aim to help women at all levels of local government … Continued

Budgeting for Resiliency Local Gov Cohort

Through Priority Based Budgeting (PBB) and the development + application of program-level data, local governments are armed with the data needed to communicate and make the difficult organizational decisions that make a huge impact on every citizen’s welfare, and influence the resiliency of every organization. We will take a “Learn → Do” approach to engagement, … Continued

2021 Employee Experience & Engagement Cohort announced

Cohort Overview The Employee Experience Cohort is designed for local governments that are interested in building or transforming an employee engagement program. The events of 2020 have completely changed the workplace for a public sector employee. With unprecedented freedom to telework, concerns about health and safety, as well as feelings of isolation and disconnectedness between … Continued

2021 Community Surveying for Inclusion Cohort Announced

2021 Community Surveying to Understand Inclusion A Justice & Equity Cohort from ELGL & Polco / National Research Center 2020 showed us how imperative inclusivity is to the civic process. When any group of residents feels unheard or undervalued, we see all aspects of community livability suffer. But we know equally that inviting resident voices … Continued

Announcing the 2020 Strategy & Performance Management Cohort

ELGL is thrilled to welcome a small group of carefully chosen cities and counties to its 2020 Strategy & Performance Management Cohort. In partnership with ClearPoint Strategy, this group will work through a rapid strategic planning program designed to help them build and implement strategy & performance management goals over just twelve weeks. They’ll be mentored … Continued

2020 Online Community Engagement Cohort Applications Now Open

As part of our mission to help our members find joy in public service, ELGL offers high-quality, accessible, affordable learning opportunities in a variety of formats. This month, we’re opening applications to our next Level Up Cohort, a three-month program to help local governments adapt to online community engagement, learn the basics, and create a … Continued

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