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  • Local Gov Data Part 2: Managing Data

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered Recorded On: 03/01/2018

    Free on-demand webinar is part of a four-part series presented by SAS.

    Data strategists will talk about how to successfully get your data in order. Kay Meyer and Mary Anne Hopper will outline five essential components of a data strategy and share examples of successful data management. Having implemented a transformative data integration project for her government agency, Kay Meyer will talk frankly about the pitfalls you may encounter, how to ensure that data is protected, and the differences between data sharing and open data.

    You and your staff will discuss:

    • The benefit of enterprise-wide data sharing and common impediments
    • Successful approaches to embarking on sharing data
    • Five components of Data Strategy
    • Examples of successful adoption
    • Pitfalls encountered by governments that start sharing data
    • Difference between data sharing and open data

    NOTE: This is part two of a four-part series. All sessions are free. Registration is separate for each session; you may register for any or all of these sessions. This is a free webinar sponsored by an ICMA Strategic Partner who will have access to the registration contact information.


    This webinar is complimentary thanks to the sponsorship of an ICMA Strategic Partner who will have access to registration information.

    Kay Meyer

    Principal Industry Consultant, SAS

    Mary Hopper

    Senior Manager Consulting, SAS

  • Free Webinar: Cybersecurity: Is Your Local Government Resilient?

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    This on-demand webinar will discuss the results of a recent ICMA white paper and review best practices for keeping local governments protected from cyber crime.

    Local governments are increasingly turning to digital technologies to make it easier for individuals and businesses to access the essential services they deliver, and as such, must develop and implement sound strategies for managing the risks from cyber attacks. During this session, Jonathan Trull, Microsoft’s Chief Cybersecurity Advisor and former CISO for the State of Colorado, will join Donald Norris, PhD, emeritus professor of public policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to discuss this issue. Dr. Norris will cover the results from the recent ICMA cybersecurity survey and whitepaper, “Cybersecurity: Protecting Local Government Digital Resources.” They will also discuss the most common types of cyber attacks occurring today and share best practices and strategies public sector leaders can leverage to secure their government’s digital assets.

    Donald Norris

    Professor Emeritus, Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    Dr. Donald F. Norris is the former director of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and is currently an emeritus professor of public policy at UMBC. He studies public management, in which he specializes in information technology in governmental organizations, including e-government and cybersecurity; and urban affairs broadly but with specific attention to metropolitan governance. He has published widely in leading journals in urban affairs and public administration. His latest book, Metropolitan Governance in America, was published by Ashgate Publishing in 2015.

    Berna Oztekin

    Research Associate, ICMA

    Berna Oztekin-Gunaydin is a local government research associate with the Research and Policy Team for the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Her responsibilities include identifying and conducting research, and disseminating content and leading practices on local government management issues. She also focuses on extending ICMA research activities globally. Her recent research includes cybersecurity, smart cities, and innovation and emerging practices in local governments surveys. She has also produced multiple case studies on smart cities and impacts of globalization on local government as well. Before joining to the Research and Policy Team, Berna worked for ICMA Global Programs and Business Development Teams as an assistant program manager for 3 years. She supported ICMA China Center activities, the Legislative Process and Governance Professional Fellows Program in ASEAN Countries, and the CityLinks Program. Berna worked on proposals announced by USAID, WB, & the other international donors, and concept papers.

    Jonathan Trull

    Senior Director, Cyber, Microsoft

    Jonathan C. Trull is the Senior Director, Cyber Enterprise Cybersecurity Group, Microsoft Enterprise & Partner Group. Jonathan leads Microsoft’s team of worldwide Chief Security Advisors to provide thought leadership, strategic direction on the development of Microsoft security products and services, and deep customer and partner engagement around the globe. Jonathan joined Microsoft in 2016 as an experienced information security executive bringing more than 15 years of public and private sector experience. Trull was Vice President and CISO with Optiv, where he was responsible for developing and executing the company's information security strategy and program. Prior to his role at Optiv, Trull was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Qualys where he was responsible for securing infrastructure and products, bringing security best practices to customers, providing strategic direction on the development of the QualysGuard Security Platform, researching real world threats and providing guidance on how to address them

  • Local Gov Data Part 1: Overview of Data and Analytics

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered Recorded On: 02/15/2018

    Free on-demand webinar is part of a four-part series presented by SAS.

    This first webinar in a series of four will discuss the importance of local governments sharing data and running analytics.  Jennifer Robinson and Kay Meyer discuss the prevailing problems that local governments have with data, the types of data currently collected and the types of data that will be generated as new technologies emerge and influence the information we collect about our infrastructure, operations, and citizens.  The conversation will focus in on data and analytic strategies that position your staff to maximize its data for informed decision making.  

    You and your staff will discuss:

    • Types of data that local governments are collecting
    • The current environment/challenge of most local governments with their data
    • Typical impediments that prevent local governments from sharing data
    • The value of data and why local governments need to use and protect it
    • Why perform analytics?
    • Key components of a strategic analytics approach
    • Advantages of having an enterprise-wide analytics approach

    NOTE: This is part one of a four-part series. All sessions are free. Registration is separate for each session; you may register for any or all of these sessions.

      

    This webinar is complimentary thanks to the sponsorship of an ICMA Strategic Partner who will have access to registration information.

    Kay Meyer

    Principal Industry Consultant, SAS

    Jennifer Robinson

    Director, Local Government Solutions, SAS

  • Local Gov Data Part 3: Governance

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered Recorded On: 02/15/2018

    Free on-demand webinar is part of a four-part series presented by SAS.

    In the third webinar in the series, Kay Meyer and Mary Anne Hopper will explain data governance, its necessity, and its value. They will discuss the essential components of data governance including the why, how, who and what of governance. Their guidance about data stewardship and governance will help your staff as it embarks on using your data productively and securely.

    You and your staff will discuss:

    • The benefits of data governance
    • The components of governance:
    • Why? Program Objectives
    • How? Guiding Principals
    • Who? Decision-making Bodies
    • What? Decision Rights
    • Data Stewardship
    • Considerations of/guidance about data governance

    NOTE: This is part three of a four-part series. All sessions are free. Registration is separate for each session; you may register for any or all of these sessions. This is a free webinar sponsored by an ICMA Strategic Partner who will have access to the registration contact information.


    This webinar is complimentary thanks to the sponsorship of an ICMA Strategic Partner who will have access to registration information.

  • Collective Bargaining Series

    Contains 2 Product(s)

    This two-part series will help participants gain a working knowledge of collective bargaining in a local government setting.

    The relationship between public employees and their governmental employers is paramount to providing services to the public. This two-part webinar series will provide instructions on how city/county managers, human resources and labor relations managers, and department heads can best prepare for collective bargaining and make proposals. The speakers will describe the fundamental concepts of the bargaining process itself such as scope of bargaining and good faith bargaining. They will also explain how to initiate collective bargaining, focusing on items to be discussed at the first, second, and following negotiating sessions. Topics will also include recent trends and developments and ongoing challenges facing collective bargaining.

  • Asking Police Chiefs the Right Questions to Make the Right, Data-Driven Decisions

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    In this webinar, Leonard Matarese debunks some common myths about staffing police departments.

    Back by popular demand, Leonard Matarese returns with a police-only presentation to help you make informed policy decisions by knowing what to ask of your police departments.

    How many police officers do you really need? How well is your police department performing? Are "officers per 1,000" and "number of calls" really meaningful measures? Matarese will tackle these questions and provide data that will help you rethink the workforce allocation of your police department.

    The audience: Local government managers

    You and your staff will learn how to:

    • Understand the difference between “calls for service” and “workload”
    • Quantify actual workloads in police departments by seasonal and weekday variables and identify whether personnel are allocated correctly   
    • Get the metrics you need from police departments (such as the percentage of police officers' non-committed time) to make staffing decisions
    • Learn alternative strategies for handling calls for service
    • Establish goals and priorities and know what you need to analyze
    • Set measurable goals, identify performance problems, and apply strategies to follow the path of continuous improvement

    Leonard Matarese

    Director of Research and Project Development, Center for Public Safety Management

    Leonard Matarese is Director of Research and Project Development for the Center for Public Safety Management, the exclusive provider of public safety technical assistance to ICMA. Leonard has 46 years of experience as a law enforcement officer, police chief, public safety director, city manager and major city human resources commissioner. He has conducted or managed over 250 studies of public safety agencies with particular attention to matching staffing issues with calls for service workload.

  • New GASB Retiree Healthcare Standards: What Does It Mean for My Government

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    Learn about GASB's Statement 75 on other post-employment benefits.

    The GASB’s new accounting and financial reporting standards on other postemployment benefits (OPEB), including retiree healthcare benefits, are required to be applied to financial statements for years ending June 30, 2018 and beyond. Government officials and external users of financial statements will see for the first time the entire OPEB liability being recognized in the financial statements and more extensive note disclosures and trend information related to that liability.

    To assist government officials to better understand that new information, this webinar will address key aspects of the new standards, including:

    • What benefits are captured in the calculation of the liability, including a discussion of implicit rate subsidies and the difference between legal obligations and constructive obligations
    • What factors are considered in determining the size of the liability, including the discount rate
    • What new information related to OPEB can be found in the note disclosures and trend information, including a sensitivity analysis of how changes in the discount rate and healthcare inflation rate could impact the liability.

     

    David R. Bean

    Director of Research and Technical Activities, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

    David R. Bean is the director of research and technical activities for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. He assigns and provides oversight to the GASB’s research, technical, and administrative activities. Prior to joining the GASB in 1990, David worked in public accounting and government. He also has served as deputy chairman of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB). He was the lead author on the 1988 Governmental Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting and was the founder of the GAAFR Review. He was the last director of the National Council on Governmental Accounting before the formation of the GASB in 1984. David is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association, the Connecticut and Illinois Government Finance Officers Associations, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois CPA Society, the Association of Government Accountants, the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, and the Municipal Analysts Group of New York.

    Dean Mead

    Senior Research Manager, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

    Dean Mead is senior research manager at the GASB, overseeing the GASB’s research agenda, managing external research, coordinating stakeholder outreach and communication, and serving as the staff liaison to the GASAC. Dean is the author of the GASB’s User Guide Series and principal liaison to financial statement user organizations. In 2015, Dean received the Award for Excellence from the National Federation of Municipal Analysts for his efforts to educate municipal analysts about governmental accounting through his publications and presentations. He is a member of NFMA, MAGNY, ABFM, and GRA. Dean also is an adjunct member of the accounting faculty at Rutgers Business School, where he teaches governmental accounting & auditing, governmental financial analysis, and advanced topics in governmental accounting. He currently serves on the editorial board of Journal of Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting. Prior to joining the GASB, he was assistant director of research at the Citizens Budget Commission and an adjunct professor at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

  • Asking Fire Chiefs the Right Questions: How to Make Data-Driven Decisions

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    In this on-demand webinar, Leonard Matarese will share new information that will help address the tough issues that local governments face with regard to fire and EMS services

    Here are a few: How does your department compare with others whose workloads are about 80 to 85 percent EMS and 5 to 10 percent fire? What differences can a workload and operation analysis make on how you pay for fire and EMS?

    Back by popular demand, Leonard Matarese will share new information that will help you address the tough issues that local governments face with regard to fire and EMS services. Matarese is a nationally recognized public safety expert with a unique combination of experience as a city manager and public safety professional.

    You will discuss:

    • Real workloads how to know if staff is allocated correctly 
    • How to determine the number of firefighters and amount of equipment that is really necessary
    • Low firefighter utilization and how to deal with it
    • Goal-setting, performance management, and strategies for continuous improvement

    Leonard Matarese

    Director of Research and Project Development, Center for Public Safety Management

    Leonard Matarese is Director of Research and Project Development for the Center for Public Safety Management, the exclusive provider of public safety technical assistance to ICMA. Leonard has 46 years of experience as a law enforcement officer, police chief, public safety director, city manager and major city human resources commissioner. He has conducted or managed over 250 studies of public safety agencies with particular attention to matching staffing issues with calls for service workload.

  • Making Smart Local Government Technology Decisions

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    Join us in this free webinar to discuss the results of new survey research to help managers understand emerging technology trends within local government.

    Do you feel left in the dark when it comes to learning about new technology that can help improve service delivery? Do you see other local governments launch innovative technology solutions and wonder where they learned them?

    Join us in this free webinar to discuss the results of new survey research to help managers understand emerging technology trends within local government.

    You and your staff will discuss:

    • How are local governments researching technology?
    • What information do local government leaders find most useful?
    • What publications do leaders use to learn more about technology?
    • How do local governments define their requirements from technology systems?

    Terri Jones

    Government Marketing Portfolio Manager, OnBase by Hyland

    Terri Jones is a member of the Hyland Software Government Team. Before joining Hyland, Terri worked in state and local government for 13 years in the areas of community and economic development, training and affordable housing development. She also worked as an IT Director deploying data and document management systems for her agencies. She has degrees in economics, law and public policy.

  • Board Challenges: How to Generate Better Decisions

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    In this webinar, the speakers discuss an approach where directors can greatly improve the quality (and quantity) of their discussions, leading to greater insight and generating better decisions.

    Want your board to perform like a well-oiled machine? Explore “generative governance,” a concept that helps high-performing boards find ways to serve as the organization’s “sense-makers,” deciding which issues to pay attention to, and interpreting what those issues mean for shareholders, investors, and other stakeholders. Through this approach, directors can greatly improve the quality (and quantity) of their discussions, leading to greater insight and generating better decisions.

     You and your staff will discuss:

    •  Ways to re-frame problems and consider issues from multiple perspectives simultaneously;
    • “Generative thinking” – which can lead to a host of creative/better outcomes to challenging situations; and
    • Opportunities for robust discussion in board meetings – allowing space for board members to be curious, intrigued, and highly engaged

    ​Dottie Schindlinger

    Vice President of Marketing and Governance Technology, Diligent Corporation

    Dottie Schindlinger is vice president of Marketing & Governance Technology Evangelist for the Diligent Corporation – the parent company of BoardDocs. In her role, Dottie promotes the intersection of board governance and technology as a recognized expert in the field. She provides thought leadership through a variety of digital and print publications, webinars, conferences, and in boardroom presentations to directors and executives globally. Over the past twelve years, Dottie helped to launch and grow BoardEffect – a board management software firm (acquired by Diligent in late 2016) – from a 4-person start up to an industry leader in the nonprofit sector. She spent the decade prior to BoardEffect working in a variety of governance-related roles, including as a board liaison, board member, senior executive, consultant and trainer for nonprofit, healthcare, education, and corporate boards. Dottie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.