Over the past year, city officials have needed to get comfortable leading through challenging times. The League has hosted two Bridging Divides livestreams on how city leaders can help bring people together, regardless of different perspectives and goals, to keep cities moving forward.

Part One: What to do When People Disagree

On Sept. 21, the League hosted a free livestream with counties, school boards, and townships to explore how to effectively diffuse conflicts and work to create solutions in your community.

View the session recordings:

Read the Bridging Divides Handbook (pdf).

Part Two: Leading Through Difficult Situations

On April 21, Dave Bartholomay presented a virtual workshop on how local government officials can move from challenges to solutions.

View the session recordings:

View the presentation slides (pdf).

View the session materials (pdf).