#ELGLInspire is a unique program that inspires undergraduate students to pursue local government careers during a half-day learning opportunity, hosted on college campuses with partner organizations.
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. Of this amount, GFOA sponsors $1,000 of the program cost. ELGL can work with you to raise the remaining $2,000 (often from state municipal associations, state city management associations, or other partners).
Why partner with ELGL?
With 4,000 members, a 20,000 person email list, and the largest social media reach of any local government professional association, sponsoring an ELGL event or content will get your organization noticed. Contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to learn more about ELGL events, content, and activities.