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Authenticity and New Experiences: Reflections from #ELGL19

Morning Buzz by Christian M. Williams Twitter: @MyPublicTweeter After a power packed week of learning and engaging at #ELGL19, I thought it appropriate to share a few takeaways for this #MorningBuzz. The point of conferences is not only to attend sessions and hear about new innovations, but to engage with new people; engaging on both … Continued

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: Media at the Intersection of Innovation & Local Government

Time: 4:30 pm Thursday, May 16 Location: Durham Convention Center Ballroom  Keynote: Media at the Intersection of Innovation & Local Government Media and local government. From gentrification and natural disasters to housing policy and transportation – local government reporters across the country are responsible for being as connected to innovation as the subjects they cover. … Continued

ELGL19 Innovation Summit: Taking the Next Steps

Time: 1:00 pm Wednesday, May 15 (Lunch starts at Noon) Location: The Rickhouse, 609 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701 Innovation Unplugged: A Summit on Getting the Work Done This half day, pre-conference summit on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 will explore the messy work of innovation in local government. This half day of sharing and learning … 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

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 to the nonprofit sector to solve. Unstable personal finances are often why … 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

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