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Category: Professional Development & Skill-Building

Free Workshop – Employee Onboarding: What Every Great Manager Should Know

What outcomes are we trying to achieve with new employee onboarding, and who is ultimately responsible for achieving those outcomes? Effective onboarding has been shown to be a major factor in long-term work satisfaction for employees, and it is strongly correlated with likelihood of turnover in the first year on the job. Despite its importance, … Continued

The Transitional Leader

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Kayla Barber Perrota. Connect on LinkedIn. What I’m Listening to: My playlist I’ve been building since 7th grade What I’m Reading: Crazy Rich Asians  What I’m Watching: Great News­ What I’m Doing: Learning how to use an InstaPot A few months ago I found myself in a position I never … Continued

Is Attire Always Going to be Weird?

Today’s Morning Buzz is by civic dreamer and doer Sarah Moss, MPA, who has worked in local, state, and federal government. She is a strategist based in Denver who helps clients solve policy and political puzzles across the United States. Connect on LinkedIn and Twitter and read her past ELGL posts. What I’m Reading: Big … Continued

Splash into Local Government: Jessica VanderKolk

This article in Splash Into Local Government Series was written by Jessica VanderKolk, Communications Manager for the City of Battle Creek, Michigan. She is an eternal communicator, storyteller and local government nerd, who adores her husband, son, and dog. Her self-care is daily running, local restaurants, and Twitter. You can contact her by email and LinkedIn. … Continued

Splash into Local Government: Jeannetta Maxena, MPA

This article in Splash Into Local Government Series was written by Jeannetta Maxena, MPA, Senior Management Fellow, City of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Jeannetta Maxena is a local government professional in the South Florida Region. She is a two-time graduate of the University of Central Florida, having earned both a BA in political science in 2014 … Continued

A “Deep Dive” into Lake Local Gov

  This article in Splash Into Local Government Series was written by Megan Palizzi. Inspired by the public servant icon Leslie Knope, Megan is passionate about enacting tangible community changes through local government. She happily serves the City of Castle Pines, CO as a Management Analyst (by day) and enjoys 10 Barrel Crush sour flights … Continued

Strategies for Surviving the Turnover Tsunami

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Kayla Barber-Perrotta, Budget Manager for the City of Brighton, Colorado. Connect with Kayla on LinkedIn. What I’m reading: Build an A-Team, by Whitney Johnson What I’m Watching: Atypical and Explained What I’m listening to: Sour   Strategies for Surviving the Turnover Tsunami With new postings coming across my … Continued

COVID, Biking, & Sustainable Development

Today’s Buzz is brought to you by Marshall Curry, Program Manager for EPIC-N. You can find him on Twitter and LinkedIn What I’m Reading: In the Red: the US Failure to Deliver on a Promise of Racial Equality, UN SDSN What I’m listening to: Fake Doctors, Real Friends with Zach and Donald What I’m watching: Gold Cup soccer highlights Last … Continued

Tips for Interviewing a Potential Employer

This Morning Buzz is brought to you by Kayla Barber-Perrotta, Budget Manager, City of Brighton, CO. Connect with me on LinkedIn. What I’m Reading: Think Sideways by Tamara Ghandour What I’m Re-Watching: Friends-That reunion triggered some serious nostalgia. What I’m Listening To: Whatever comes up on “all songs” next. This morning it ranged from old school Taylor … Continued

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