Tag: Annual Conference

ELGL19 Keynote: Mayors on Leading Cities & Driving Change

Time: 11:45 am Friday, May 17 Location: Durham Convention Center Ballroom  Keynote: Mayors on Leading Cities & Driving Change Mayors across the country are leading communities that are grappling with wicked problems. They set a vision for where their city is going and set the tone for policy, discussion, and focus. Two mayors from different … Continued

ELGL19 Keynote: Lightning Round with Traeger Award Winners

Time: 9:00 am Friday, May 17 Location: Durham Convention Center Ballroom  Keynote: Lightning Round with the Traeger Award Winners Talking at lightning speed with literally the most passion about local government? Sounds like a job for Chris Traeger… We’re bringing 2019’s top ten Traeger Award winners to the stage for a whirlwind keynote session. Each … Continued

ELGL19 Session: Skills Based Recruiting & Hiring

Time: 2:00 pm Thursday, May 16 Location: Morris Street Hallway, Room #1  Breakout: Skills Based Recruiting & Hiring Standard recruiting and hiring processes seem to be dominated by a focus on degree and pedigree. Rigid job descriptions and strict qualification standards unnecessarily limit applicant pools and take the focus away from what is actually important. … Continued

ELGL19 Session: Racial Equity in City Building

Time: 3:15 pm Thursday, May 16 Location: Foster Street Hallway, Room #2 Breakout: Racial Equity in City Building  Jurisdictions across the nation are taking a look at how to advance opportunities for all of their residents, and are making real commitments to address racial equity. One of the first steps is looking at the impact … Continued

ELGL19 Session: The Justice Lab in Long Beach, CA

Time: 3:15 pm Thursday, May 16 Location: Morris Street Hallway, Room #2 Breakout: Case Study – Civic Innovation & the Justice Lab in Long Beach, CA The City of Long Beach, California has been a leader in government innovation since 2015 and their Office of Civic Innovation works to co-create solutions to the most pressing … Continued

ELGL19 Session: Financial Empowerment through Local Government

Time: 10:45 am Thursday, May 16 Location: Foster Street Hallway, Room #2  Breakout: Financially Empowering Individuals & Families through Local Government   In the last ten years, cities and counties across the country have come to realize that residents’ financial instability is an issue of such importance, and relevance, that it cannot continue to be relegated … Continued

ELGL19 Session: Engaging Local Government Employees

Time: 10:20 am Friday, May 17 Location: Morris Street Hallway, Room #2 Breakout: Engaging Local Government Employees Everyone knows the old adage of “take care of your employees and they’ll take care of you.” But how do you measure whether you’ve taken care of your employees? New studies suggest that employee engagement can be a … Continued

ELGL19 Keynote: Welcome to Durham with Mayor Steve Schewel

Time: 8:45 am Thursday, May 16 Location: Durham Convention Center Ballroom  Keynote: Welcome to the Bull City with Mayor Steve Schewel Mayor Steve Schewel was elected Durham’s Mayor in November of 2017 on a vision for Durham to serve as a progressive beacon for the South and the nation. His campaign centered on making sure … Continued

ELGL19 Session: Building Capacity in Data & Performance

Time: 10:20 am Friday, May 17 Location: Foster Street Hallway, Room #2  Breakout: Building Capacity in Data & Performance So you developed a strategic plan, you gathered the data, you developed performance measures, and even created visually appealing dashboards. Now what? Come to this session to learn how three organizations are helping to build capacity … Continued

ELGL19 Session: How to Jumpstart & Sustain a Strategy & Performance Culture

Time: 3:15 pm Thursday, May 16 Location: Foster Street Hallway, Room #1  Breakout: How to Jumpstart & Sustain a Strategy & Performance Culture Local governments all across the country have developed offices to lead and develop cultures of performance management and strategic planning. But not all local governments are in the same stages of their … Continued

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