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Let's Move Forward: Keep on Truckin'

UW-Green Bay: Each training qualifies for 2 hours of IIMC (CMC, MMC); MTAW (Treasurers Certificates); WMCA (WCMC, WCPC); UW-Green Bay County Certificates. If you attend all 3 trainings you will have earned 6 hours.

NJ DCA contact hours: Attendees at one or more of the courses will earn IIMC education points. Courses are also approved for CMFO/CCFO, CTC, CPWM, RMC, QPA.

*Continuing education credit information will be supplied pending successful attendance and completion of a brief learning assessment*

Cancellations and Refunds

*All cancellations have a $25 non-refundable processing charge. Cancellations after September 4, 2020 will not receive a refund.


September 18, 2020 - Registration Closed
Lead or React:  How are you piloting through these uncertain times?
So many of us have spent the last several months simply reacting to a pandemic that many did not see coming.  We have devoted all of our energy responding to the latest emergency orders, redirecting resources, answering questions and concerns coming at us from all angles.  Our employees, our businesses, and our citizens all want to know “What’s next?” or “Now what do I do?”
How can we plan for the future at a time when we’re not sure what we’ll be facing tomorrow?  How do we LEAD and be less reactive?

Tim will discuss the importance of being proactive verses reactive.  He will explain why TODAY is the time to be thinking and planning ahead…WAY AHEAD!  Tim will share his thoughts and possible strategies on how to position your municipality to proactively face an uncertain future.

Timothy Hanna is the Executive Director of the Local Government Institute of Wisconsin. In 2020 he retired as Mayor of Appleton, Wisconsin after 24 years in office.  He lead the City through the Post-911 recession and the crash of the housing market. Tim left office having fewer City employees than when he started in 1996.  He accomplished this without significantly reducing services.  Over that time period the City taxes increased at a rate less than inflation in spite of the reduction of  20% less aid from the State and Federal government.  Over the past several years, Appleton has been recognized innumerable times by several national organizations for being one of the best places to live for: families, millennials, children, and retirees; to do business; and one of the safest cities in the country.  Tim was appointed by the Governor as Chairman of Wisconsin Land Council, Blue-Ribbon Task Force on State-Local Partnerships for the 21st Century, and awarded Lawrence University Community Partner for Diversity & Inclusion Champion (2020) to name a few.
September 25, 2020
Diversity in the Twenty-first Century: Where do we go from here?
Understanding and being able to navigate the existing cultures, in and around our communities and organizations, is an important part of being a leader, especially in the public arenas. This course is designed to help participants identify existing organizational and ethnic cultures, ensure that these cultures are appropriately understood and honored, and that the necessary diversity is maintained in the organization to ensure success.
Dr. Ethel Hill Williams, Ph.D. has more than three decades of experience in the field of public administration with particular expertise in the area human resource management and social equity. Until recently Dr. Williams was the Director of the School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska – Omaha.  Her research interests include social equity, health disparities as a policy issue, diversity and cultural competency, and workforce planning with an emphasis on succession planning.  In addition to her teaching and research she has served, and continues to serve on numerous professional and public boards and commissions including two terms on the National Council for The American Society for Public Administration, the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation for NASPAA, the Personnel Board for the City of Omaha, the Environmental Quality Council and the Judicial Nominating Commission for the state of Nebraska. Dr. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Talladega College, a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Nebraska Lincoln.
October 2, 2020
COVID, Social Justice, and Community Resilience

Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.  The capacity of organizations and individuals to be flexible, and to demonstrate a range of responses to adversity dramatically impacts their level of future success.   
This workshop is designed to provide participants with resiliency strategies to manage the overwhelming stress and anxiety that accompany the current social and political upheaval associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and national discourse of racial equity.

Yvette R. Murry is the President/COO of YRM Consulting Group, LLC.  For over 20 years, Yvette has developed tailored training, consultation and coaching solutions for government, non-profits, academic institutions and executives nationally and abroad.  Her specialties are in the areas of organizational development, talent management and communication.