The Benefits of Organizing a Coffee Chat with City and Neighborhood Leaders Synopsis: Have you ever wanted to sit down and talk with other leaders around town? This is your chance to find out what others are up to and to share your good works. Drop-in and pull up a chair! Tasty coffee and cookies will be served.
The Art of Working with Community Leaders and Elected Officials Synopsis: How to maintain a relationship with elected officials that will benefit your neighborhood and the whole city. What are the protocols when communicating with elected officials and other stakeholders. How to get your association/organization invited into the discussion.
Civil Rights Movement Past and Present - Civil Rights Movement Today - The Importance of Civil Rights in the next 4 years Synopsis: The Civil Rights movement changed how American's think about differences between races. The movement today seems to be moving at warp speed and driven by social media. We will journey back to the 50's and 60's to the beginning of the civil rights movement and compare the effectiveness of having today's civil rights movement driven by social media and sound bites. Today Civil Rights movement is even more important not only for African Americans but for everyone.
Making neighborhoods great during times of transition Synopsis: All cities and all neighborhoods change over time. Understanding and anticipating these changes and how to effectively respond to them is important to ensuring that we have great neighborhoods for all residents now and into the future. Come learn about ways Madison is changing and how these changes are being are being reflected in some of our neighborhoods.
Strong Leaders, Healthy Places - Building Civic Infrastructure and Stakeholder Partnerships Synopsis: What happens when neighborhood leaders build partnerships with schools, public health nurses, city planners, community police officers, centers of worship, businesses, community groups and others? In the Arbor Hills and Leopold Neighborhoods, such a group came together several years ago and it has been growing ever since. Successes have included completion of a comprehensive neighborhood plan, and establishment of an Open Schoolhouse, community garden, essentials pantry, flag football league, and much more. Learn the basics of building partnerships with stakeholders in your neighborhood to help you better achieve your goals.
Neighborhood Leadership - What's Worked, What Doesn't and What Can We Try? Synopsis: What are some best practices that make a neighborhood association function well over time? Neighborhood association leaders will share their best practices and lessons learned. Come learn how to keep neighborhood residents informed and engaged over the long-term, and learn some techniques for building a broad base of neighborhood association members, including renters, young people, condo owners and homeowners.
Building Strong Neighborhoods: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future - Building Neighborhood Association for Inclusiveness and Equity - Checklist for Success Synopsis: What are the important attributes and best practices that make a neighborhood function well over time? After a brief overview of important attributes, a panel of neighborhood leaders will tell stories of their associations and the lessons learned to help you assess and evaluate your association and take steps to sustain it for decades to come.