November 2020 Virtual Webinar

Responsive Public Service: Local Government Leadership and Management Resiliency Challenges, Lessons and Opportunities in the COVID-19 Era:
Staying the Course under Duress

When: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Time: Noon-1 pm (Eastern)

Panelists:

  • Dr. Edwin Daley, Interim County Administrator, Warren County Virginia, Regent University Practitioner in Residence, Past President of the International City Management Association.
  • Ms. Laura Fitzpatrick, Deputy City Manager, City of Chesapeake, Vice-President ICMA Board of Directors, Southeast Region
  • Sam Gaston, City Manager, Mountain Brook Alabama, Regent University Practitioner in Residence, Past President of the International City Management Association.

Join the forum using Zoom Link:
https://regent.zoom.us/j/91072613884?pwd=blpWVjZ0bDlhRFprNU9KMkNzOFdXQT09
Passcode: 381535

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented public administrators with unprecedented stress and uncertainty given the toxic mixture of increased service demands juxtaposed with diminishing financial resources. This highly variable and uncertain public health crisis with its sweeping economic, political, and cultural effects also presents a unique opportunity to promote innovative and creative solutions that will benefit public administration long after the pandemic ends. The Webinar will feature three experienced local government administrators reflecting on their past and present experiences in providing quality services under duress and their views on the potential positive outcomes of the crisis. The panelists will discuss both leadership and management practices as well as personal coping strategies to remain steady under pressure.

September 2020 Virtual Webinar

Responsive Public Service: Social Equity
Held on September 17, 2020 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST

Panelists

  • Brandi Blessett – Associate Professor and M.P.A. Program Director, University of Cincinnati
  • Mary E. Guy and Sean A. McCandless – Editors, Achieving Social Equity: From Problems to Solutions
  • Jim Redick – Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, City of Norfolk