Grow a Resilient Workforce
With Covid, the Silver Tsunami, and a lack of incoming qualified applicants, it’s become apparent the current local government workforce is struggling. The Grow a Resilient Workforce initiative rethinks and reworks the basics of employment with local governments. The end goal being to build the base of incoming talented individuals who will stay within local government throughout their careers. This initiative is working to provide a manual with strategies and model programs for a wide array of private and public sector entities to implement and address the three major aspects affecting our workforce today: Recruit, Retain, and Develop.
The Art of Public Service: The Communication Continuum
The Communication Continuum initiative seeks to reimagine the way local governments approach the art of communication. By recognizing that quality communication begins internally and public service works best when it is centered around the needs of the public being served, the Communication Continuum will provide a toolkit for local governments to support their staff in supporting their communities.
Ultimately, the effort intends to offer a fundamental reframing to how public communication has traditionally been offered, moving away from city hall and on to city streets.
Promised Pathways is an initiative that envisions a local government workforce that is resilient, equitable, and inclusive by creating employment opportunities in the public sector for justice-impacted individuals. To be successful, the initiative recognizes that local governments must take the first steps and lead by example within their organizations. Additionally, that federal, state and local laws must change to support justice-impacted individuals and their families through policy, programs, and initiatives.