Posts Tagged: community

Build Community – Banish Silos

Connections with like minded govies can be crucial to achieving professional goals and personal success. When we build community across organizational lines, we break down the “silos” we so often see in government and serve the public more effectively. Check out one community that is working to build the next generation of leaders in civil… Read more »

Do You Share?

With the Thanksgiving holiday being celebrated in the United States this week, let’s discuss what it really means to share with someone else. Hint: no money has to change hands.

Building Resilient Teams

No matter how savvy, smart, and cooperative your team, challenges can shake up any rhythm, discourage those involved, and derail progress. Resilience is the secret to learning from mistakes and growing stronger after a major challenge. Building resilience starts with team culture.

Social Media Ear Trumpet: Listening to Your Community to Design Relevant Content

By Jessica Havlak, ICF International It’s not so hard to think up fun ideas that we think might engage our audience… but who knows better than they what will be appealing? I’ve found that the best way to create engaging, relevant content is just to pay attention. Listen to what your community is talking about, and design… Read more »

Improving Police-Community Relations Before It’s Too Late

Civil unrest in places like Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore has local government leaders across the country concerned about police-community relations in their own cities and towns. While it’s true that larger cities with greater diversity – whether economic, ethnic, racial or religious – are more at risk, government leaders in cities of all sizes can… Read more »