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Discover Unique Solutions to Local Government Issues through the Virtual Conference


What are the significant issues confronting local government managers and their staffs? A look at the schedule for the virtual conference reflects the highlights of the four-day event.

Local government leaders are always looking for ways to share high quality and timely professional development experiences with their staffs. The Virtual Conference provides an online learning experience focused on strategies and applicable how-to's on the hottest topics in local government management that will provide attendees with the insights and tools they need to take charge of their future.

Virtual Conference Session Topics Covered: 

  • Building an XYZ Culture in Local Government
  • Patience, Planning, and Process: Investment Strategies for the Future
  • Promoting Civic Trust by Addressing Misinformation and Disinformation
  • Trending in Smart Cities: What Makes a Community “Smart”?
  • All about Council-Manager Relations
  • Best Practices in Building a Culturally Diverse and Inclusive Workforce
  • Rethinking How Small Communities Deliver Services
  • How to Prepare for and Recover from Community Crisis
  • And more!

See the full schedule here. 

Keynote Speakers:

  • Soledad O'Brien, award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor, producer, and philanthropist
  • David Brooks, New York Times columnist and PBS commentator
  • Bob Chapman, chairman and CEO, Barry-Wehmiller
  • Vernice "Flygirl" Armour, U.S. Marine Corps’—and America’s—first African-American female combat pilot

See the full schedule here.

The virtual conference, 22 hours of professional development, watch it live or watch later.

The Virtual Conference, offered September 25-28, 2016, will provide local government professionals unable to make the trip to Kansas City an affordable opportunity to participate in the conference. For those with reduced support for professional development and or travel, the Virtual Conference is a great way to leverage a small investment into a great learning opportunities. You will get top notch conference content delivered right to your desktop and access to the content that you have missed for one year after the conference ends (keynote sessions available for 60 days). Have a scheduling conflict? Missed a session? Don't worry --by registering, you’ll get access to the sessions afterwards so you can review them anytime!  

So register today, and join us, virtually -- and share with your staff hours of professional development during the conference and after the conference ends.

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