Upcoming Local Government Programs September 2021

UW-Madison Division of Extension Local Government Education publishes this announcement of statewide programs monthly. It includes UW-Madison Division of Extension programming and other programs of interest relating to local government that are offered in Wisconsin. Asterisked (*) programs are UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Local Government Education programs. Information about UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Local Government Education and its programming may be found at localgovernment.extension.wisc.edu. Please send us brochures and announcements of programs of statewide interest to the attention of Hannah Katz (hakatz2@wisc.edu).Please contact the specified program sponsor with questions about any particular programs.

Upcoming LGE Webinars – September 2021

Thursday, September 2, 2021 -– “The Local Government Workforce of the Future Has Arrived: How Ready Are You?” – 12:00- 1:15 p.m. What should leaders of government who
want to build their 21st-century workforce do? Discard the old models in favor of proven approaches to create the Workforce of Tomorrow including realizing it is not the sole responsibility of the Human Resources Department to attract great talent, but instead the entire organization. Cost: $20.00. Registration: https://charge.wisc.edu/LocalGovernment/workshop_register.aspx?workshop_id=75

Wednesday, September 29, 2021– “Increasing Housing Options through Simple Zoning Changes” – 2:00- 3:30 p.m. In this webinar, you will learn some simple zoning code changes to reduce regulatory obstacles and increase the variety of housing choices in your community. We will explore how to add standards for accessory dwelling units (commonly called “mother-in-law units” or “granny flats”), how to incorporate multi-unit housing into existing residential zoning districts, and how to alter bulk and dimensional standards to achieve the types of development you want. Cost: $20.00. Registration: https://charge.wisc.edu/LocalGovernment/workshop_register.aspx?workshop_id=123

Thursday, September 30, 2021– “Civically Engaging youth in Local Government and Your Community” – 10:00-11:30 a.m. Involving youth in local government can be a win-win for the youth and local government. Youth benefit from and are empowered by the experience and local governments gain diverse youth perspectives with an eye to the future while cultivating a next generation of leaders. Learn how to set up and run an effective Youth in Government program from leaders from across the state. Cost: $20.00. Registration:

Upcoming Certified Public Manager® Public Classes – September 2021

Thursday, September 9, 2021– “Measuring Customer Satisfaction in the Public Sector” – Dane Co. Extension, 5201 Fen Oak Dr., Madison. 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. The only way to answer this question is to actually ask your customers! But, in an age where our customers are overscheduled and overworked, how should we assess their level of satisfaction with our service? Cost: $225. Registration: https://localgovernment.extension.wisc.edu/measuringcustomer-satisfaction-in-the-public-sector/

Tuesday, September 21, 2021– “Presenting for Influence in the Public Sector” – Dane Co. Extension, 5201 Fen Oak Dr., Madison. 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. Presenters present so that audiences will think or act differently when the presentation ends. This class will help you move audiences from where they are to where you want them to be. You’ll learn how to establish credibility using four types of “influence power” and how to style your slides to hold your audience’s attention. You’ll practice applying these ideas to your own work situation. Cost: $225. Registration: https://localgovernment.extension.wisc.edu/presenting-for-influence-in-the-publicsector/

Wednesday, September 29, 2021– “Organizational Performance Measurement for Public Managers” – Dane Co. Extension, 5201 Fen Oak Dr., Madison. 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. Differing in content and scope from simple performance evaluation, organizational performance evaluation teaches you to analyze your department’s effectiveness in achieving objectives. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of confused objectives when managing your organization’s performance, achieve success at every level of management, and evaluate the Voice of the Customer (VoC). Cost: $225. Registration: https://localgovernment.extension.wisc.edu/organizationalperformance-measurement-for-public-managers/

Other Programs of Interest for Local Government Officials/Staff  

September 2021

“2021 Fall Workshops” – Wisconsin Towns Association. Both in-person and remote learning options will be offered. Learn about budgeting levies, tax bills, effective meeting strategies, and more. Full registration information to come on the WTA website in August: https://www.wisctowns.com/. Dates and locations are as follows

September 13, 2021                     Lakewoods Resort, Cable, WI
September 14, 2021                     Florian Gardens, Eau Claire, WI
September 15, 2021                     Cranberry County Lodge, Tomah, WI
September 16, 2021                     Holiday Inn, Stevens Point, WI
September 20, 2021                     Reuland’s Conference Center, Minocqua, WI
September 21, 2021                     The Marq, De Pere, WI
September 22, 2021                     North Star Conference Center, Deforest, WI
September 27- October 1, 2021   Virtual

Friday, September 10, 2021– “Local Government 101” – League of Wisconsin Municipalities-Par 4 Resort, Waupaca, WI. This workshop provides a basic framework for governing to both new city and village officials and those who want to brush up on their knowledge of local governance. Cost: $100 members, $125 non-member. To register, visit: lwm-info.org/799/LocalGovernment-101-Important-Basics

Tuesday- Friday, September 14-17, 2021– “Leadership Skills for Supervisors” – Transportation Information Center. Explore the value of “situational leadership” for effectiveness and learn how to develop a coaching relationship with frontline employees. Learn how to establish great performance expectations, delegate work, and create an environment
where employees are motivated. Cost: $150. For more information and to register, visit: https://interpro.wisc.edu/tic/workshops/leadership-skills-for-supervisors/#csis-upcominginstances

Wednesday- Friday, September 15-17, 2021– “Plumbing Inspectors Institute” – League of Wisconsin Municipalities- Lismore Hotel, Eau Claire, WI. Cost: $155 members, $185 nonmembers. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.lwm-info.org/800/PlumbingInspectors-Institute

Fridays, September 23, 30, 2021– “Advanced Communication Skills” – Transportation Information Center– Learn or refresh the skills necessary to communicate with others. Become effective in one-on-one conversations, leading meetings, developing and making formal presentations, and in relationships with the media. Cost: $150. Registration:

Tuesday- Thursday, September 28-30, 2021– “Municipal Assessors Institute” – League of Wisconsin Municipalities- Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center,
Oshkosh, WI. Cost: $190 members, $220 non-members. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.lwm-info.org/762/Municipal-Assessors-Institute.

Upcoming Annual Conferences

Wisconsin Counties Association
Sunday, September 26- Tuesday, September 28, 2021. This conference takes place in-person at 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse. For additional information and to register, visit: https://www.wicounties.org/event/2021-wca-annual-conference/

Wisconsin Towns Association
Sunday, October 10- Tuesday, October 12, 2021. This conference takes place in-person at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells. Make your room reservation now by calling 877-254-5466

League of Wisconsin Municipalities

Wednesday, October 20- Friday, October 22, 2021. This conference takes place in-person at the KI Center, Green Bay. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.lwminfo.org/731/Annual-Conference

Join the next LGE/ Certified Public Manager® Colleague Group

The CPM Program provides the education and training needed to meet the unique demands and challenges of public management, strengthening administrative, technical, and interpersonal skills through a combination of classes, activities, and written applied projects. Through 18 months of classes, participants will form a learning community with other public sector professionals, engaging with an intensive broad-based management curriculum that hones their management and program delivery skills. The next Colleague Group begins November 9, 2021. Applications are due Sept. 3, 2021. For a full schedule, and an application, please visit: https://localgovernment.extension.wisc.edu/cpm-program/.

An EEO/AA employer, UW-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX and American with Disabilities (ADA) requirements. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities or limitations should be made prior to the date of the program or activity for which it is needed. Please do so as early as possible prior to the program or activity so that proper arrangements can be made. Requests are kept confidential.



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