August 18 – Top 10 Primer on Tools for a Successful Strategic Plan
Change is inevitable across the state and your choice as elected officials is whether to get ahead of it and shape the shift or let it happen as it will. Strategic planning can capture your big ideas for change and transform them into strategic approaches and specific actions. This quick-moving interactive free virtual workshop is ideal for elected officials and managers considering embarking on a strategic planning process.
August 23 – Top 10 Primer on School Funding Process for Local Elected Officials
In this workshop, participants will learn about the local funding process for public schools. Topics include local revenue sources, county and school budgeting processes, appropriations for operating and capital expenses, minimum funding levels, transfers to charter schools, and the dispute resolution process. We will also examine the relationship between county boards of commissioners and local school boards, identifying the roles and responsibilities of each in this shared governance model.
August 24 – Tools for Persuasive Speaking
In this workshop, you will learn tips and tools to help you convince others to follow where you lead. You will learn how to match your message to your audience and craft persuasive arguments that support your views. The class includes small group practice sessions with communications coaches to help you evaluate and refine your presentation skills.
August 26 – Affordable Housing Seminar: Tools, Strategies, and Case Studies for Local Government Leadership
This interactive in-person seminar is designed for elected and appointed officials from county, municipal and tribal governments who are setting strategic direction around affordable housing. The seminar will focus on local government support and public-private partnerships for workforce residential housing.
Apply by October 15 - Leading the Way to Board Excellence
Leading the Way to Board Excellence is designed to help you better understand yourself as a leader and to provide you with the skills and tools to work effectively with others towards a common goal. This unique four-part course is open to local elected officials, including county commissioners, municipal elected officials, school board members and members of American Indian tribal councils.