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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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  • 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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  • 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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