Articles by: Alexandria Murnan

  • Cloud–Based Project Management and Information Exchange

    Posted on: September 10th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 27, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Participants stopped by this session to learn how regional councils are using technology to share information with their peers around the state, as well...

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  • Plenary Session: Becoming a Better Advocate for Local Approaches to Regional Development

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 27, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Participants picked up practical tips and tools for advocating at the State House and on Capitol Hill from NADO’s expert legislative team. They also...

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  • Strengthening Small Businesses

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 27, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Participants learned about innovative approaches to helping small businesses start up and thrive in rural regions. Randy Imler, Executive Director, Catawba Regional Council of...

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  • Case Studies in Downtown Redevelopment

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 27, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Participants explored how small towns, with the help of regional councils, are leveraging a wide range of tools and approaches to build on their...

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  • Emerging Issues in Workforce Development

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 27, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Participants heard how regional councils are working throughout their regions with various partners to build a workforce of skilled workers that responds to the...

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  • Effective Executive Director Evaluations

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 27, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Aimed at executive directors and their board members, this session outlined sensible and effective processes to evaluate executive director performance. Steve Etcher, Vice President,...

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  • Building Back Better: Communities Come to Life after Disasters

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 27, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Natural disasters, though they pose many challenges, can also present opportunities to rebuild in ways that enhance quality of life, energize the economy, and...

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  • WealthWorks 101

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 27, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Learn about the WealthWorks framework, which combines key elements of community and economic development to benefit people, firms, and places. The WealthWorks focus on...

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  • Building Enduring Regional Partnerships

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 27, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Participants learned about the innovative Tennessee Regions’ Roundtable, a network of five lead regional leadership organizations, key state and federal agency advisors, affiliate agency...

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  • Broadening Economic Development to Include New Sectors

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Increasingly, RDOs are working to encourage non-traditional industries and sectors that draw on the unique cultural, natural, and built assets in their regions. These...

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