Find resources from 2021 Virtual Annual Conference sessions!
Below, you’ll find brief details on the 2021 Virtual Annual Conference educational programming along with session slides, handouts, and additional resources.
Tuesday, June 22
Pre-Conference Workshop: Speak Your Peace and Love Your Enemies
Tough conversations are part of being a city leader. This workshop will help you build skills to effectively have discussions while respecting differing opinions.
Wednesday, June 23
Educational Session One: Infrastructure Success Starts With the Whole Community
Discover why equitably engaging and partnering with the public in land use and infrastructure projects is needed for long-term success.
Infrastructure Starts With the Whole Community Slides (pdf)
Thursday, June 24
Educational Session Two: Create Partnerships to Advance Equity and Inclusion
Explore case studies on how the City of Hastings and the City of Marshall have engaged their communities while seeking to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Create Partnerships to Advance Equity and Inclusion Slides (pdf)
Additional Resources for THRIVE Partnership With the YMCA Equity Innovation Center (pdf)
City of Marshall DEI Commission Bylaws (pdf)
City of Marshall DEI Vision, Mission, Guiding Principles (pdf)
City of Marshall Sample Ordinance (pdf)
Contact the UnitedHealth Group Equity Innovation Center
Educational Session Three: Range Area COVID Response Team: Consistency Through Partnership
Learn how cities in the East Range quickly took action to transition and expand their reach ensuring a timely and coordinated effort to keep communities safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Range Area COVID Response Team: Consistency Through Partnership Slides (pdf)
Educational Session Four: Redevelopment and Transformation at Any Scale
Explore the key stages of the redevelopment process, along with applicable tools that cities of all sizes can use.
Redevelopment and Transformation at Any Scale Slides (pdf)
Educational Session Five: Handling Disruptive Council Meetings
Join this session to explore effective ways to handle protests, open forums, disrespectful council members, and more.
Handling Disruptive Council Meetings Slides (pdf)
Handling Disruptive Council Meeting Video Links (pdf)
Friday, June 25
Legislative Update With the Intergovernmental Relations Team
The League’s IGR team will share all the latest updates from the Capitol, including news from the special session.
IGR Legislative Update Slides (pdf)
Educational Session Six: Cost-Saving Opportunities for Cities – Economics of Environmental Sustainability
Learn how city leaders from La Crescent and Bemidji achieved their sustainability goals, with economic benefits.
Cost-Saving Opportunities for Cities – Economics of Environmental Sustainability Slides (pdf)
City of La Crescent Pollinator Resolution (pdf)