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 League Letter, June 7, 2016 

League Letter | Volume 37 | Issue 23

Join the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University for the FutureWork Prosperity Tour

NC Local Government Auditing, Reporting, and Review Course

Commerce Fellows Training Package

Supervisory Management Program

2016 NC City County Managers Association Summer Seminar

Essentials of Economic Development

Local Elected Leaders Academy: Managing Conflict Constructively

Local Elected Leaders Academy: Real Colors (with Youth Delegates

Performance Measurement 101

Save the Date: Local Government Managers Innovation Lab

In the News: Mount Airy’s budget hearing draws mixed comments

Job opportunities

Calendar

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Join the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University for the FutureWork Prosperity Tour

The Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University (IEI), along with its regional partners, invites you to attend the “FutureWork Prosperity Tour,” coming soon to a community near you. Your leadership is central to the issues related to the future of work in your region, and your voice needs to be heard in this conversation. Each of the regional convenings will introduce communities to data, themes, and resources from the 31st Emerging Issues Forum, FutureWork, where more than 1,100 business, education and policy leaders gathered to consider: As technology and demography shift, how can North Carolina prepare today to create enough good jobs for tomorrow? Click here to learn more about dates and locations.

NC Local Government Auditing, Reporting, and Review Course

This one-day course offered by the UNC School of Government on June 14 will focus on audit quality for local governments in North Carolina. Program topics included: Preparing for the new GASBS and new legislation's effect on NC local government audits, auditing investments, state and local government fiscal management, compliance issues municipal auditors and county auditors, unit Letters: sample financial statements, and auditing the pre-audit process. Click here to register for this course.

Commerce Fellows Training Package

The NC Department of Commerce has recently announced the availability of Commerce Fellows / Building Community through Capacity and Knowledge grant funds, created with de-obligated Community Development Block Grant funds, to support professional development for local government professionals. The UNC School of Government is one of two universities partnering on this project and grants are available to send eight city and county staff members from your county to School of Government courses with lodging included. The application deadline to participate has been extended to June 15, 2016. Click here for more information.

Supervisory Management Program

Supervisors in local government today face unique and complex challenges when working with others and serving their communities. This UNC School of Government program provides newly promoted and veteran local government supervisors and front-line managers with the opportunity to better understand and practice basic supervision skills. This program will be held over the next few months in four locations across the state. Click here for the program details.

2016 NC City County Managers Association Summer Seminar

Registration is now open for the 2016 NC City County Managers Association Summer Seminar to be held in Asheville over June 23-25, 2016. This year's seminar takes place at the Renaissance Hotel located at 31 Woodfin St, Asheville, NC 28801. Click here for more event information.

Essentials of Economic Development

Does your community have the ingredients to stimulate investment and to create jobs and wealth in an uncertain economy? This one-day workshop offered by the UNC School of Government on June 28, 2016, covers promising strategies and tools for promoting economic development in the face of tight budgets and tough economic conditions. Click here for more information.

Local Elected Leaders Academy: Managing Conflict Constructively

Participants in this workshop will discuss and learn useful techniques to define conflict, recognize sources of conflict, and methods to address and negotiate conflict constructively. In addition, participants will gain a better understanding of their own and others’ personality traits and qualities by referencing Real Colors temperament program. This seminar is part of the NCACC Annual conference in Winston-Salem held August 11-14 but municipal officials are welcome to participate. Click here to register for the seminar.

Local Elected Leaders Academy: Real Colors (with Youth Delegates)

Everyone has a distinct temperament spectrum comprised of four colors: Blue, Gold, Orange, and Green. In this “Real Colors” session, attendees will learn how to quickly identify their own “color” and personal strengths, as well as those of others. Using this powerful knowledge, one can develop more effective communication skills and build better relationships by recognizing and appreciating the strengths and viewpoints of others. This seminar is part of the NCACC Annual conference in Winston-Salem held August 11-14 but municipal officials are welcome to participate. Click here to register for the seminar.

Performance Measurement 101

Do you really know how well your department is performing? This workshop is designed for city and county managers, department heads, and other local government officials, focuses on the fundamentals of performance measurement and the design of measures that strengthen local government performance. This course is offered as two half days, Tuesday, July 12, 1:00-5:00 pm and concludes Wednesday, July 13, 9:00 am to noon. The Performance Measurement Workshop will be offered August 25 at the School of Government from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Click here to learn more.

Save the Date: Local Government Managers Innovation Lab

The Local Government Managers Innovation Lab is one of a new group of programs designed specifically for city and county managers. This one-day event held on November 18, 2016 in Chapel Hill will provide hands-on training to improve organizational effectiveness. Participants will learn to use design thinking as a practical tool to develop innovative solutions to community issues and to improve service delivery. Registration opens May 15th. Click here for event details.

In the News: Mount Airy’s budget hearing draws mixed comments

A pay increase for city employees was the main focus during a public hearing Thursday night on Mount Airy’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year. Citizen comments ranged from the idea that those workers are deserving of extra money, to the notion that municipal personnel already are treated well — including more benefits and perks than the average local citizen. Click here to read more about this and other stories in the news this week.