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COVID-19 learning & connection opportunities: week of April 6, 2020

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#ELGLInspire is a unique program that inspires students to pursue local government careers during a half-day learning opportunity, hosted on college campuses with partner organizations. Read more about #ELGLInspire.

Upcoming #ELGLInspire Events

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Sample Event Agenda:

Noon - Arrive, check in, catered lunch

12:15 - Welcome from ELGL & Sponsor Organizations

12:30 - Quick Fire Presentations From Local Government Practitioners

These are fast-paced, four minute presentations about the challenges and opportunities in each sector of local government.  Topics include: environmental services, finance, fire/EMS, innovation, libraries, planning, recreation & parks, elected leadership, management, public safety.

1:30 - Campfire Conversations With Local Government Practitioners

Students will choose a table where they will learn from the Quick Fire practitioners in a small group setting. After 10 minutes, students will rotate to a new table. This will be done four times so that every student gets a chance to sit with five practitioners to ask questions and hear from them about their path into local government and how they realized it was the career for them.

2:30 - What’s Next? Pursuing Public Service After Undergrad

This moderated session includes panelist discussions on career paths, as well as the chance for audience questions. Sample panelists include younger career local government practitioners, MPA program representatives, and sponsor organization representatives.:

3:30 - Close & Networking

Bring #ELGLInspire to Your State

ELGL relies on partnerships to bring #ELGLInspire events to college campuses. Each campus total program cost is $3,000. This amount covers the full cost of the luncheon event for all participants, plus ELGL planning and travel costs. Here's an overview of hosting an #ELGLInspire event on a campus near you.

Please complete this form to bring an #ELGLInspire event to a campus near you during the 2019-2020 school year.

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