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COVID-19 learning & connection opportunities: week of May 25, 2020

Tag: Texas

Top 20 Reasons To Be Inspired i̶n̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶0̶ during COVID-19

The Buzz w/ Sarah O’Brien, Community Whisperer Book I cannot put down: Daring Greatly  (Yes I am out of order) What I can’t stop playing over and over again: See Inspiring Reason #20 What I am working on: A slide deck for an upcoming presentation: Embracing Uncertainty, Action & Understanding Amidst the Chaos I can’t … Continued

Podcast: Human Resources Response to COVID-19 with Greg Preece and Matt Hartleib

Greg Preece Human Resources Manager City of Oakland, CA LinkedIn Matt Hartleib Human Resources Manager City of La Porte, TX LinkedIn | Twitter From preparation to reopening. Greg Preece, Human Resources Manager in Oakland, California, and Matt Hartleib, Human Resources Manager in La Porte, Texas, joined the podcast to talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic … Continued

Podcast: Library Operations During COVID-19 with Jamie Eustace, Baytown, TX

Jamie Eustace Library Director City of Baytown, Texas LinkedIn Curbside pickup to digital story time. Jamie Eustace, the Library Director for the City of Baytown, Texas, joined the podcast to talk about how running the library has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. She shared how staff have found creative ways to continue serving library patrons … Continued

Project Divided: We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

Today’s Buzz is by Sarah E. O’Brien | Community Whisperer @ Collaborative Development Collective (Facebook, LinkedIn ,Twitter, ) What I am watching: Project Divided Webseries What I am reading: Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall and Alice Waters changed our world. What I am listening to: GovLove 333: Engagement, Arts and Cities … Continued

Podcast: Local Politics is the Best Politics with Professor Emily Farris

Emily Farris Associate Professor Texas Christian University Bio | Twitter The best of American politics. Emily Farris, Associate Professor of Politics at Texas Christian University, joined the podcast to talk about teaching local politics. She shared how she includes local government in her courses and gets students to learn about what’s going on in Fort … Continued

20 Reasons To Be Inspired in 2020

The Buzz w/ Sarah O’Brien, Change Agent Book I can’t put down: Just Enough Anxiety, The Hidden Driver of Business Success by Robert H. Rosen Book I just can’t get into but won’t remove from the nightstand: Neighborhood,  by Emily Tallen What I can’t stop playing over and over again: The TED Interview: Yuval Noah … Continued

Podcast: Thinking Like a Designer with Patrick McDonnell

Patrick McDonnell Designer & Urbanist LinkedIn | Twitter Urbanist, Designer and Technologist. Patrick McDonnell joined the podcast to talk about his career path, which started in urban planning, to serving on Innovation Teams in Austin, Texas and Anchorage, Alaska. He talked about the role of a designer, skills that local government needs and the importance … Continued

Podcast: Health & Human Services in Houston, TX with Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams Health Department Director City of Houston, TX Bio | LinkedIn Working to protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians. Stephen Williams, the Director of the Health Department in Houston, Texas, joined the podcast to talk about the role of the health departments in the local government landscape and the services they provide … Continued

Podcast: El Paso, Texas City Manager Tommy Gonzalez

Tommy Gonzalez City Manager City of El Paso, Texas Bio | LinkedIn Managing an international city. Tommy Gonzalez, the City Manager of El Paso, Texas, joined the podcast for a wide ranging interview. He talked about his career path, which started with 22 years in the US Army, how he revamped the El Paso budget … Continued

Podcast: Operationalizing Racial Equity in Austin, TX with Brion Oaks

Brion Oaks Chief Equity Officer Austin, TX Bio | LinkedIn Building and sustaining a culture of equity. Brion Oaks, the Chief Equity Officer for the City of Austin, Texas, joined the podcast to talk about how they make racial equity actionable. He shared how they work to create a shared understanding around the history of … Continued

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