Articles by: Alexandria Murnan

  • Making Jobs Accessible: Transit and Workforce

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Participants heard about the successful approaches regional councils are using to make jobs readily accessible through transit programs, and engaged in a dialogue about...

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  • Intentional Leadership is the Best Legacy

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Participants gained skills needed to become an “intentional leader”—one that crafts a leadership style and employees critical skills that will ensure a lasting legacy....

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  • Federal Resources for Disaster Recovery and Resilience

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. This session highlighted some of the resources that are available from the federal government for short- and long-term recovery. It focused on recent changes...

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  • Speaking to Influence and Persuade

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Participants boosted their communication skills by attending this session which focused on ways to more effectively engage with your board and staff. Monica Scamardo,...

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  • Building Truly Resilient Communities, One Decision at a Time

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. During this interactive tabletop exercise, participants learned about the value of building local, neighborhood-based relationships to promote community resilience and better prepare for disasters...

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  • Keynote Luncheon: The Invaluable Role of Rural Regions in State and National Economic Development

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Honorable Matt Erskine, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Glenda Humiston, Ph.D., CA State Director, USDA Rural Development Moderator: John Leonard, NADO...

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  • Federal-Local Partnerships to Implement Place-Based Economic Development

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Place-based economic development harnesses the distinctive assets of a town, city, or region—especially its built and natural assets—to strengthen economic competitiveness, create jobs, and...

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  • Engaging Staff During Times of Change

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Challenges for senior staff and executive directors include decreasing budgets, hiring freezes, cutbacks in benefits, and a new workforce that favors nontraditional work places...

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  • Plenary Session: Regional Resilience in Action

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Celebrating the innovative work of NADO members, this fast-paced plenary showcased a number of projects that are making a difference across their regions. Presentations...

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  • Assessing the Value of a Statewide CEDS

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 25, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Statewide collaboration on economic development is an increasingly popular topic among Economic Development Districts and regional councils. Approximately 15 states are engaged in planning...

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