#ELGL20: Local Government Oktoberfest

October 7 - 28, 2020 | Virtual Event

#ELGL20: Local Government Oktoberfest

ClearPoint Strategy is a proud partner of ELGL for #ELGL20. Join us throughout the month of October for a deep dive in strategy and innovation!

#ELGL20: Local Gov Oktoberfest is the Engaging Local Government Leader (ELGL) network’s annual conference and we could not be more excited! This year, the conference will be offered virtually throughout the whole month of October. You don’t want to miss this!

With a mission to engage the brightest minds in local government, ELGL conferences cover a wide variety of local government topics. ClearPoint Strategy will be sponsoring the Strategy & Innovation Summit as well as the Budget & Strategy Discussion Roundtable during #ELGL20!

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Strategy and Innovation Summit

This deep dive into innovation and strategy concepts includes four two-hour sessions about data, strategy, budget, and innovation sprinkled throughout the month of October.

A great line-up of speakers, the summit’s agenda is as follows:

The Why: Strategic Planning on October 7th at 1 PM EST

Has 2020 been the year you didn’t see coming? How do you plan for innovation and success when there is so much uncertainty in the environment? In this highly participatory session, Matt Finch from Mechanical Dolphin will help develop skills in strategic foresight and decision-making suitable for 2020 and beyond. Matt is a facilitator on the scenario planning program at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and currently a consultant on the IMAJINE project for the future of regional equality in the European Union.

The How: Innovation on October 14th at 1 PM EST

How do you identify the actual problem you’re trying to solve? How do you manage through change? How do you lead through a crisis? In this session, Salimah Samji and Matt Andrews from the Harvard Kennedy School will help develop skills in Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation as an approach to addressing complex local government challenges.

The Who: Budget & Structure on October 21st at 1 PM EST

How do you create a budget and a structure to drive innovation? How does the alignment of budget and strategy make innovation a possibility? How do you hire the right people to drive your strategy and innovation? How might we make innovation and learning essential services within local government? What’s the ROI on innovation, and how do we measure it? What are the mindsets and skills necessary to drive innovation? In this session, Judi Brown from CivicMakers will help develop skills in finding the right people to make innovation a reality in your organization and building a culture and budget that truly supports innovation. 

During this time, we will reveal the results of our Linking Budget to Strategy in Local Government survey. Thanks to everybody’s feedback, we’ve learned some insightful information that you don’t want to miss!

The When: Failing on October 28th at 1 PM EST

How do we train and allow for people to try new things to achieve greater success? How do we learn from failure to work and grow in an iterative way? In this session, Josh Sorin & Andi Mirviss will help develop skills in creating a culture that acknowledges failure and how to grow and learn from it, as well as storytelling about strategic plan management and progress. Attendees will learn how to tell the story of their strategic plan, acknowledge when failure happens, get comfortable with failure, and then learn and grow from that.

Budget & Strategy Discussion Roundtable

The budget reflects the priorities of the organization and it is important to ensure your strategic plan is built into the budget process and reflected in funding decisions. It’s not always as easy as it sounds but there is value in working towards linking your strategic plan and budget. Join the City of Raleigh for this above average roundtable discussion around this important topic. We will talk about strategy, budget, program inventories, pets, and funding strategic priorities in a time of significant funding challenges.

Join this discussion on October 28th, 2020 at 3 PM EST. This roundtable is co-sponsored with ClearPoint Strategy and our partners, North Carolina Local Government Budget Association (NCLGBA). We can’t wait for you to join us!

We hope to see you join us for the summit! To register, visit elgl20.org.

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