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October 2018

Webinar: Workforce of the Future

October 2
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As a companion to the report Workforce of the Future: Strategies to Manage Change, SLGE conducted a webinar on October 1, 2018.  This session reviewed research that examines how state and local government leaders are shifting from a transactional to strategic approach to adapt to changing workforce demographics and increased competition for talent.  Download the full report or webinar slides, or view the webinar recording here:

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September 2018

SLGE Presentations and Discussions at the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference

September 23

As part of the ICMA conference in Baltimore, September 23-26, 2018, SLGE staff will participate in or convene discussions around financial literacy programs for local government workers, the state of local retirement and health benefits, and non-traditional approaches to staffing. ‘Structuring Retirement Benefits to Support Talent Management’ (with ICMA-RC) – Monday, September 24 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Compensation, a key component of talent management has many facets. While the talent that local governments seek to attract and retain will naturally tend…

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Webinar: SLGE and NLC Share Retirement and Benefits Research

September 7

Local government retirement and benefits research by SLGE and the National League of Cities was recently shared in a webinar on ‘The State of Local Retirement and Health Benefits’. A copy of the slide deck is available here.

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May 2018

Webinar: State and Local Government Workforce – 2018 Data and 10 Year Trends

May 23

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence hosted a webinar to review and discuss the new report – State and Local Government Workforce: 2018 Data and 10 Year Trends. For more information, please view the recording of the full webinar and download the webinar’s slide deck.

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November 2017

Webinar: Succession Planning

November 6, 2017

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE), the International Public Management Association for Human Resources, and Kronos share the findings of a October 2017 report on Succession Planning. This webinar describes: Leadership’s role in assessing, communicating, and supporting employee development The importance of employee engagement in talent development Innovative approaches to train and educate employees Ways to develop a learning culture that supports workforce goals How to overcome challenges and build commitment Presenters: Elizabeth Kellar Senior Fellow, Center for…

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August 2017

Retirement (In)Security Summit: State and Local Governments Tackle Retirement Preparedness and Workforce Challenges

August 1, 2017

On October 2, 2017, SLGE held a Retirement (In)Security Summit in order to explore the implications of changing demographics, pension and health benefit trends and issues, and what strategies are effective in boosting retirement savings. Welcome: Joshua Franzel, President and CEO, The Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) Economic Challenges Facing Retirees and the Need for Greater Savings: Gerri Madrid-Davis, Director, Financial Security & Consumer Affairs, State Advocacy & Strategy Integration (SASI), Government Affairs, State and National Group, AARP  Introduction and Overview…

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June 2016

Webinar: Using Public Plans Data to Understand the Funding of State & Local Pensions

June 16, 2016

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) and the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College (CRR) share their newest pension research and highlight “quick facts” from publicplansdata.org. In addition to looking at pension funding trends and payments of the employer’s required contribution, CRR researchers share how new pension accounting standards affect the funded status of pension plans and what to expect in future years. Presenters: Elizabeth Kellar President/CEO, Center for State and Local Government Excellence Jean-Pierre Aubry Associate…

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March 2016

Webinar: The Facts on Public Pensions

March 29, 2016

Public pensions continue to be a topic of great concern to state policymakers across the country. Struggling from years of insufficient contributions, combined with longer-living retiree populations, many states face mounting public pension liabilities. Understanding how your state’s plan compares to others around the country and having access to reliable data about pension plans are both essential to making evidence-based policy decisions. SLGE partnered with the Council of State Governments to offer a free  eCademy session to offer background on the state of public pension…

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February 2016

Webinar: Workforce of Tomorrow

February 16, 2016

The Local Government Research Collaborative hosted a webinar on February 16, 2016 featuring SLGE’s “Workforce of Tomorrow” report. SLGE President/CEO Elizabeth Kellar reviewed the report’s findings and six action strategies. A panel of local government management experts described how they compete for talent and how to engage and manage that talent. Speakers: Karen Thoreson, Alliance for Innovation Jim Becklenburg, Broomfield, CO Cynthia Eades, Catawba County, NC Partick Ibarra, The Mejorando Group Elizabeth Kellar, SLGE

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December 2015

Webinar: Using Data to Guide Decisions and Tell Your Pension Plan’s Story

December 8, 2015

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence and its partners guide participants through Public Plans Data, a free, publicly accessible online database of financial, actuarial, and governance data for the nation’s largest public pensions plans, demonstrating how state and local governments local governments can use the tool to put pension data into context.  Speakers show how Public Plans Data can be used by local government pension plan administrators, human resource officials, finance officers, managers and elected officials for benchmarking, making informed policy decisions, and comparing benefits across plans.…

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