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Local Gov Life

Summary: ICMA is a nonprofit dedicated to advancing professional local government management throughout the world. Local Gov Life is a mix of stories, insights, and advice from local government leaders.

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 Local Gov Life – S06 Episode 05: Building Trust During Divisive Times | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:08

This episode comes at a critical moment as divisiveness within our communities seems to be at an all time high. Though this episode was recorded before the most recent crises, our speakers provide examples of the importance of trust both with staff and residents. You will hear strategies for navigating a divisive situation and building trust inside and outside your organization. Leaders will outline skills you can start implementing right now. This episode features Frank Benest, ICMA Liason for Next Generation Initiatives, and former City Manager for Palo Alto, California, Wanda Page, Deputy City Manager of Durham, North Carolina, and Scott Morelli, City Manager of South Portland, Maine.

 Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 22 - The Accelerated Shift to Cloud Software in Local Government | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:30

This webinar focused on how local governments need to go digital with modern strategies, processes, and technology.

 Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 21 - City Health Dashboard: Using Data to Guide Your Jurisdiction's COVID-19 Response | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:25

This webinar’s focus is on the City Health Dashboard's new COVID Local Risk Index, a new measure of COVID risk and severity for cities - and neighborhoods within them-that provides this needed granular data.

 Local Gov Life - Racial Equity and Social Justice Episode 06 - The Two Pandemics: Systemic Racism and COVID-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:07

This 90-minute webinar featured subject matter experts from local government who shared Information on the disparate impact of COVID-19 on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities and the longstanding racial disparities that have led to systemic and structural inequity.

 Local Gov Life - Racial Equity and Social Justice Episode 05 - Transforming Law Enforcement to Address Public Health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:44

During this webinar, a panel of national experts looked at the history which led up to the 21st Policing report and covered highlights that remain applicable today. But for communities that want to look at reforming, improving, or “defunding” police in various tasks – they also discussed how to go about it, eg., reallocating some police resources to bring in social workers, EMS responders, mental health specialists, and other professionals able to respond to emergency calls.

 Local Gov Life - Racial Equity and Social Justice Episode 04 - Conversation with Valerie Lemmie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:53

Valerie Lemmie gives us more insight into her time as Cincinnati city manager during the aftermath of the 2001 Timothy Thomas shooting, her lessons learned during that time of social unrest, and what she envisions as the path forward.

 Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 20 - From Relief to Resilience: Supporting Small Businesses During & After COVID-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:24:47

This webinar discussed, how to define your relief program’s criteria, best practices in ensuring your approach is flexible, equitable, and reportable, and share lessons learned in serving others when they need it most.

 Local Gov Life - Racial Equity and Social Justice Episode 01 - New Executive Order on Law Enforcement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:43

National experts explain the implications of President Trump’s New Executive Order on Law Enforcement and how it relates to local government police reform efforts.

 Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 19 - The Public Health Crisis and Racial Inequities | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:03

This webinar’s focus is on the pandemic, economic crisis, and racial justice protests and how these events highlight the larger public health disparities in our communities of color.

 Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 18 - Recreation Leading Recovery: Strategic Planning For the Rebound | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:00

This episode addresses the key considerations and factors for re-opening and utilizing community assets as a piece of your community recovery strategy.

 Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 17 - Sharpening the Focus on Social Equity to Make Strategic Budget Decisions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:36

This presentation focused on the key factors, best practices, and tools for maintaining and improving equity as a piece of your budget strategy.

 Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 16 - Working Differently in a Post-COVID-19 World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:07

Two experts in the fields of online training and human resources, Tim Rahschulte, PhD, chief executive officer at The Professional Development Academy and chief architect of the NACo High Performance Leadership Program and Erika Philpot, Human Resources Director, Coconino County, Flagstaff, Arizona, discussed the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local government workforce.

 Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 15 - Extraordinary Resilience | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:45

Nicole Lance, CEO of Lance Strategies and Eric M. Bailey, CEO of Bailey Strategic Innovation Group led this webinar that focused on tactical, action-oriented strategies to help individuals and teams enhance their resilience, providing beneficial skills for dealing with the immediate challenges of the work environment as well as equipping attendees with meaningful skill sets for the future.

 Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 14 - Prioritizing Emotional Strength During Difficult Times | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:12

Cigna, ICMA Presidential Level Strategic Partner, provides guidance to help you learn more about how to manage stress, anxiety, loneliness and grief surrounding the pandemic and ways you can manage competing priorities and cope with distress.

 Local Gov Life - SCV19 Episode 13 - Planning and Preparing for Your Local Government's Return to Work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:24:59

JLL Commercial Real Estate and Property Investments and Stantec, a design firm, presented this webinar covering the short term and long term issues of bringing employees back to work and how to manage your real estate and workplaces and serve your mission when government budgets are strained by reduced tax revenues and rising expenses for healthcare and other critical constituent services.


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