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May 15, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Time Details:
Registration opens at 8 a.m.
UNC School of Government
Knapp Sanders Building
400 South Road

Chapel Hill, NC 27599
$485; county commissioners receive a 20 percent discount by using the code NCACC-SOG-2019-20
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Public Engagement: The Vital Leadership Skill for Difficult Times

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Across the nation, cities, counties and special districts face unprecedented decisions on issues ranging from budgets, to land use, to housing, to community resilience. Addressing these challenges and opportunities requires more participatory and transparent ways of arriving at policy solutions. Conclusions that could once be reached through bargaining at the stakeholder level, now require new methods of reaching the full diversity and creativity of community voices. This can be a challenging undertaking, but managed effectively, public involvement on important decisions can lead to more creative, sustainable solutions.