Category: Jam of the Month

Local Government Strategic Planning Webinar

Learn from Kevin Knutson about the basics of local government strategic planning. He talks about setting reasonable performance goals, and how to report and track progress, both internally and externally. Watch the webinar! Kirsten WyattI’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my … Continued

Podcast: Building Trust through Strategic Planning with Kevin Knutson, Envisio

Kevin Knutson Vice President of Customer Success Envisio LinkedIn | Twitter Trust and accountability in local government. Kevin Knutson, the Vice President of Customer Success at Envisio, joined the podcast to talk about strategic planning, accountability and his view on the biggest challenges facing local governments. He also shared how Envisio, a software company, is helping … Continued

From Tracking To-Dos to Forecasting the Future

This Jam of the Month blog is by Pam Davis, Assistant to the City Manager, City of Goodyear The beginning of Goodyear’s Envisio story just might sound familiar to any of you who have supported an organizational shift toward more strategic leadership. A major component of our city’s performance management framework used to be our … Continued

Jam of the Month: Envisio, Local Government Strategic Planning

The Jam of the Month in September is local government strategic planning. With the help of ELGL members and our friends at Envisio, we’ll feature blog content, a GovLove episode, and a webinar. We’ll learn about topics including performance measurement, employee engagement, creating a culture of accountability, and transparent workplaces. About Envisio: Envisio is the … Continued

Webinar: SGRecruiter

Kirsten WyattI’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball. http://elgl.org

Podcast: Changing Recruitment in Local Government with Ron Holifield

Ron Holifield CEO Strategic Government Resources (SGR) LinkedIn | Twitter Playing matchmaker and reducing implicit bias. The CEO of Strategic Government Resources (SGR), Ron Holifield, joined GovLove to talk about how they are pushing local governments to change how they recruit. He shared his career path from time as a City Manager to leading a recruiting firm. … Continued

Innovative Hiring in the City of Little Elm, Texas

This guest blog is by ELGL member Matt Mueller, the city manager of Little Elm, Texas. I will be celebrating my six-year anniversary with the Town of Little Elm next month and it has been a fun ride. At times, it feels like playing Sim City for a living. Little Elm has the benefit of … Continued

When the Job Market Goes Boom(er)

Findings from the ELGL Diversity Dashboard confirm what people have been talking about for (seemingly) ages: local government leadership is getting older. The most recent data upload shows that 65 percent of chief administrative officers (CAOs) and assistant CAOs (ACAOs) are age 50 and better. And 34 percent of CAOs and ACAOs are age 60 … Continued

Hidden Gems… Passive Job Candidates

Job hunting in local government can suck. Someone once counseled me that for every job I secured, I would need to complete upwards of 10 to 15 applications (and that might be conservative!). The processes are too long, there is too much mystery in the selection process or those panel interviews are set up to … Continued

Implicit Bias: “But I’m Not Racist!”

This guest post by Katie Babits is part of the Jam of the Month: Workforce Development – Recruiting & Retaining Talent, hosted by SGRecruiter. When I begin to discuss implicit bias the most common statement that is, “But I’m not racist!” Calm down, nobody said you were, calm down. It’s hard for people to talk about diversity, … Continued

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