The COVID-19 pandemic forced many of us to work from home for the first time, realizing just how much we took workplace connections for granted. How do we keep our teams engaged when everyone is in a different place? What happens when some team members are juggling childcare, homeschooling, and partners’ work schedules, while others may be on administrative leave or working reduced hours? This webinar will explore effective strategies that have been used to maintain team motivation, identify practical tools for remote project management, and discuss creative ways to build relationships and combat loneliness in a time of social distancing.
Moderator: Pooja Di Giovanna, Assistant Director, Davenport Institute
Panelist: Josh Edwards Assistant Manager, Athens-Clarke County Unified Government
Panelist: Deborah Lonon, Commissioner, Grants and Community Development Department, City of Atlanta, GA
Panelist: Melissa Weiss Director of Administrative Services at City of Wauwatosa, WI
Part of the Connectivity & COVID-19: A Year Later series.
Close and consistent connection to the communities you serve sets local government apart from national or even state government. However, this has made the social distancing restrictions of COVID-19 even more difficult for communities. ELGL and the Davenport Institute are excited to come together again for a five-part webinar series exploring how local leaders have maintained connection over the past year and what lessons can be applied moving forward.