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Upcoming COVID-19/Coronavirus Learning Events:

Apr 27 2021

Webinar: Meeting Public Access Obligations

11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-04-27 11:00:00 2021-04-27 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: Meeting Public Access Obligations What happens to the relationship between local government and residents when traditional tools of public access and engagement are off the table? Recognizing that no single platform or process can address every need, particularly in the unprecedented time of COVID-19, this webinar will explore strategies for fulfilling public meeting requirements during a time of social distancing. It will also invite creative local leaders to share their experiences, innovative efforts, and lessons learned after a year of remote meetings.April 27, 2021 | 11 PT / 12 MT / 1 CT / 2 ET

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    Series - Connectivity & COVID-19: A Year Later

    Close and consistent connection to the communities you serve sets local government apart from national or even state government. However, this has made the social distancing restrictions of COVID-19 even more difficult for communities. ELGL and the Davenport Institute are excited to come together again for a five-part webinar series exploring how local leaders have maintained connection over the past year and what lessons can be applied moving forward.

    April 27 - Meeting Public Access Obligations May 4 - Mastering Virtual Communications May 11 - WFH Team Building May 18 - Building Community and Rebuilding Connections May 25 - Survey Findings: COVID's Lasting Legacy for Local Government

    All sessions are at 11 PT / 12 MT / 1 CT / 2 ET. Recordings will be made available following the live event.

What happens to the relationship between local government and residents when traditional tools of public access and engagement are off the table? Recognizing that no single platform or process can address every need, particularly in the unprecedented time of COVID-19, this webinar will explore strategies for fulfilling public meeting requirements during a time of social...

Apr 29 2021

Webinar: HR Beyond COVID: Preparing the Way for the Post-Pandemic Workforce

11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-04-29 11:00:00 2021-04-29 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: HR Beyond COVID: Preparing the Way for the Post-Pandemic Workforce

    Free, but registration required.

    With hope on the horizon for an end to the global pandemic, organizations throughout the world anxiously anticipate what the future of the workplace will ultimately look like and how they as employers will adapt to the post-pandemic “new normal.” After undergoing the largest ever experiment in remote working practices that the world has ever seen – which has generally resulted in a broad positive impact – things will never be quite the same for these organizations and their employees when the danger from COVID 19 has passed.Moving into this uncertain future, HR is faced with a range of challenges in continuing to implement, administer, and enhance these new ways of working, and to effectively and successfully maintain and improve a workplace that is likely forever changed as a result of our collective experience.In this engaging program, Steve Peglar, SPHR, PI, SHRM-SCP, will present insightful observations and practical tactics for addressing these concerns, with topics including:
    • The Great Remote Work Experiment of 2020-21
    • What Has Worked…and What Didn’t?
    • The Likely Future
    • Critical HR Considerations for the Post-Pandemic Workforce
    • Potential Post-Pandemic Positives….and Negatives

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    About the Presenter

    Steve Peglar, SPHR, PI, SHRM-SCP, is Senior Vice President with The WhitneySmith Company, a Fort Worth-based human resources consulting firm, and currently leads the firm’s Austin, Texas operations. He has over twenty-five years of strategic and tactical human resources experience and has worked with a wide variety of industries including services, manufacturing, banking & finance, energy, nonprofits, defense & federal contracting, architectural & engineering services, municipal governments, education, telecommunications, and more.Mr. Peglar holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. He also maintains the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the HR Certification Institute, the Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation from the Society for Human Resources Management and is licensed as a Private Investigator with the Texas Commission on Private Security. He is also a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and True Colors personality profile systems, and a trained analyst in the Predictive Index (PI) workplace profile. He is a frequent author and contributor to local, regional, and national online business publications, and speaks regularly to business groups on a variety of HR issues and topics.Mr. Peglar’s areas of professional expertise include employee relations, HR strategy, policy development, HR legal compliance, internal investigations, EEO, compensation, performance management, training & organizational development, workplace surveys, organizational culture, executive coaching, organizational design, federal contractor compliance, expert witness testimony, international HR, workplace benefits, HR technology, and safety.Mr. Peglar is active in the community and works with a variety of community service organizations, currently serving on the board of directors of Community Healthcare of Texas (Board Chair) and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Central Area Council (Board Chair). Previous board service includes the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Sister Cities International, Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth (Chairman of the Board of Directors & Board of Trustees), Susan G. Komen Foundation of Greater Fort Worth, Boy Scouts of America Longhorn Council, the YMCA, and Fort Worth HR Management Association. He is a member of the Austin HR Management Association and is a founding member of Career Solutions Workshops. He is also a graduate of the 2014 Leadership Fort Worth Class.

Free, but registration required. With hope on the horizon for an end to the global pandemic, organizations throughout the world anxiously anticipate what the future of the workplace will ultimately look like and how they as employers will adapt to the post-pandemic “new normal.” After undergoing the largest ever experiment in remote working practices that...

May 4 2021

Webinar: Mastering Virtual Communications

11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2021-05-04 11:00:00 2021-05-04 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Webinar: Mastering Virtual Communications Prior to COVID-19, only some of our communications were virtual. Over the past year, however, our only real option has been digital communication. What leading innovative techniques and strategies have been successfully used by cities? How do we navigate the fine line between staying connected without falling into Zoom fatigue. This webinar will explore communications strategies that have successfully engaged communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.May 4, 2021 | 11 PT / 12 MT / 1 CT / 2 ET

    Register now!


    Series - Connectivity & COVID-19: A Year Later

    Close and consistent connection to the communities you serve sets local government apart from national or even state government. However, this has made the social distancing restrictions of COVID-19 even more difficult for communities. ELGL and the Davenport Institute are excited to come together again for a five-part webinar series exploring how local leaders have maintained connection over the past year and what lessons can be applied moving forward.

    April 27 - Meeting Public Access Obligations May 4 - Mastering Virtual Communications May 11 - WFH Team Building May 18 - Building Community and Rebuilding Connections May 25 - Survey Findings: COVID's Lasting Legacy for Local Government

    All sessions are at 11 PT / 12 MT / 1 CT / 2 ET. Recordings will be made available following the live event.

Prior to COVID-19, only some of our communications were virtual. Over the past year, however, our only real option has been digital communication. What leading innovative techniques and strategies have been successfully used by cities? How do we navigate the fine line between staying connected without falling into Zoom fatigue. This webinar will explore communications...

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