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October 2022

Shift from Buddy to Boss

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This course will take place online via Zoom from 9am - 4pm Transitioning from being a member of the team to a supervisor of the team is not always easy, whether this transition is an internal promotion, or moving to a new supervisory role in a different department or organization.   This interactive course is designed to get your journey into supervision on the right path and will include case studies and skill practice scenarios around the challenges that new supervisors often…

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Fundamental Supervisory Practices

October 10 - October 14

Being a supervisor in local government today is more challenging than ever. The Fundamental Supervisory Practices course is designed to provide newly promoted or first-time supervisors with critical knowledge and skills needed to be an effective supervisor. This highly interactive program includes the True TILT Personality Profile to help participants understand their character strengths and opportunities for development and uses a “learning partner” model and daily development plan to enable greater integration of the program experience.

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Energize and Engage Employees

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This course will be offered online from 9am - 4pm via Zoom. Leaders are constantly searching for ways to improve employee engagement. There are studies that indicate that anywhere between 70 – 85% of the workforce is not engaged. If we are to believe those numbers, we need to know what employment engagement is and how we can get better at developing a culture of engagement with our teams. This interactive workshop will assist you in gaining that understanding and…

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Top 10 Primer: What Local Elected Officials Need to Know about Public Health and Social Services

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

This is a free online course from 10–11:15 AM on October 19, 2022. Being an effective local elected official requires a basic understanding of what your local government agencies do. The public health and social services agencies are two public agencies that are touch points for many of the people in your communities. Their services include connecting people to jobs, immunizing children, inspecting restaurants, and making sure your drinking water is safe. They protect both young and old from abuse…

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Performance Measurement in Local Government

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This one-day workshop helps public officials design measures in local government for accountability and results. The workshop introduces the types of performance measures commonly found in local government, how to develop good measures from goals and objectives, and how they can be used to support other management processes.

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Work with Citizen Boards and Committees

October 28
Lumber River Council of Governments, 30 CJ Walker Road
Pembroke, NC 28372 United States
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This is an in person class at the Lumber River Council of Governments in Pembroke, NC. Open to professionals and elected officials. Elected officials will receive a LELA 201-course credit. This course is part of both the Strategic Planning and Community Engagements series. One of the most common and substantive ways citizen participation in local government occurs is through service on appointed advisory boards (CABs) (also sometimes called committees, commissions or task forces). While some CABs are statutorily mandated, most…

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November 2022

Top 10 Primer: What Local Elected Officials Need to Know About Public Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services in North Carolina

November 1

According to the National Institute for Mental Illness, almost 20% of the US adult population suffers from a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder. For the adolescent ages of 13-18, that number rises to almost 50%. Individuals and family members in need of help often call on their local elected officials when they are searching for help, and in this area of need, they’re often just looking for a door – a local place where they can walk in and get…

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Advanced Supervisory Practices

November 7 - November 10

Advanced Supervisory Practices helps public professionals who have on-the-ground supervisory experience take their skills to the next level. Through this course, participants will learn how to effectively energize and engage their teams and exert positive influence with peers, managers, and direct reports. The course builds on topics covered in Fundamental Supervisory Practices such as effective communication, delegation, giving performance feedback, and the True TILT strengths assessment.

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