Upcoming Local Government Programs April – May 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 Local Government Programs

April 2021

*Thursday, April 1, 2021– “Civility and Diversity”– 10:00-11:30 a.m. Civility and Diversity are two essential cornerstones to effective local government. Diversity ensures that all voices are at the table and Civility provides the basis for all voices to be heard. Together, they help local governments to make reasoned, rationale and effective decisions incorporating listening citizen and governing body member input, in a manner conducive to effective discussion. Cost: $20.00. Registration: https://charge.wisc.edu/LocalGovernment/workshop_register.aspx?workshop_id=56

Tuesday, April 6, Tuesday, April 13– “Citizen/ Customer Service” – Transportation Information Center. April 6, 8, 13 9:00-11:00 a.m. Learn how to listen and respond in order to provide better customer service and reduce unrealistic expectations. Learn effective ways to lead others away from confrontation and towards cooperation. Cost: $150. Registration: https://epd.wisc.edu/tic/workshops/customer-service/

Thursday, April 8, 2021– “Legislative Power Over Administrative Agencies: A Retrospective on 2011 Wisconsin Act 21” – Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership. 10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. One decade ago, Wisconsin enacted 2011 Act 21, which sought to clarify and limit the authority of administrative agencies. How have courts and agencies responded? Registration: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oDdFJje1QB2tYT78ZvFLXw

Tuesday, April 13, 2021– “Listening for a Change: Skills for Inclusivity”– Certified Public Manager Program. 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Learn to create communities of integrity that sustain us and elicit our best actions. Cost: $325; gov’t/ nonprofit $225. Registration: https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/listening-for-a-change/

*Tuesday, April 20, 2021– “Fairgrounds Utilization Planning, a Practical Approach” – 10:00-11:30 a.m. Fairgrounds are important community facilities that provide a unique setting for cultural identity, education and recreation. However, most fairgrounds are used just a few times a year and carry a high-cost burden. How can local governments identify opportunities for cost savings while increasing the quality of service? What partnerships and tools do we need to unlock the potential of our fairgrounds? Cost: $20.00. Registration: https://charge.wisc.edu/LocalGovernment/workshop_register.aspx?workshop_id=57

Tuesday, April 20, 2021– “Cyber Security Workshop” – League of Wisconsin Municipalities. 2:00-3:30 p.m. Cost: $25 (free to LWMMI Insured). For more information, visit https://www.lwm-info.org/

Wednesday, April 21, 2021– “Leadership” – Certified Public Manager Program. 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. Learn how the definition of leadership has evolved over time and how knowledge, skills and values contribute to leadership style. Explore the difference between leadership and management. Cost: $365; gov’t/ nonprofit $255; CPM candidates $225. Registration: https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/cpm-leadership/

Thursday, April 22, 2021– “Leading for Racial Equity Session 2: Using Racial Equity Decisions and Policy Tools” – Certified Public Manager Program. Part 2 of a 3-part series. 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. Learn how racial equity decision tools are used to hardwire equity strategies in budget allocations, programs, and policy decisions. Session 1 recommended but not required. Cost: $365 gov’t/ nonprofit $225; CPM candidates $225. Registration: https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/leading-for-racial-equity-2/

Wednesday, April 28, 2021– “Organizational Performance Measurement” – 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of confused objectives when managing organizational performance, achieve success at every level of management, and evaluate the Voice of the Customer. Cost: $365 gov’t/ nonprofit $225; CPM candidates $225. Registration:https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/organizational-performance-measurement/

Thursday, April 29, 2021– “Conducting Fearless Performance Reviews” – 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. Learn how to establish clear performance expectations early in the process and facilitate a collaborative conversation between supervisors and employees. Cost: $365 gov’t/ nonprofit $225; CPM candidates $225. Registration: https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/conductingfearless-performance-reviews/

May 2021

*Tuesday, May 4, 2021– “Annual Case Law and Legislative Update”– 10:30-12:00 noon. Planning law is constantly changing. This program reviews recent court decisions and legislation from the past year affecting planning and land use in Wisconsin. Presented by Professor Brian Ohm, J.D., Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, UW- Madison and UW-Madison Division of Extension. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Continuing Maintenance (CM), and Wisconsin Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation applied for. Cost: $20.00 Registration: https://charge.wisc.edu/LocalGovernment/workshop_register.aspx?workshop_id=61 

May 2021 – WTA/LGE Spring Town Official Workshops – SAVE THE DATE
The Wisconsin Towns Association and the Local Government Education Program will be holding a virtual Workshop for Wisconsin Town officials and staff. Registration information will be out soon. Topics include guidance for newly elected and continuing town officials on road management, zoning, budget and finance basics, capital improvement planning, open meetings, public records, ethics, and more. Each topic is presented on two separate dates:
May 10-14, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
May 17-21, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

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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