There’s no question that state and local governments have witnessed massive changes over the last seven months. And, there’s no doubt that many of those changes are here to stay. For our sixth and final Virtual Town Hall in this year’s series, we’ll explore how state and local government workers are faring across agencies and departments amid the massive changes and innovations that we’ve witnessed throughout 2020.
Editorial Session: Placing Your Bets
The nature of state and local government will likely never be the same: Measures considered temporary to ensure continuity of operations are now becoming routine practice. This session will explore where state and local governments are placing their future bets—for their budgets, workforces, responsibilities and capacities. As agencies transition to the next normal, we’ll consider the internal changes to the government workforce that are here to stay, learn how workers continue to adapt to changes and discover how these changes will reshape the state and local professional workforce for years to come. We’ll investigate how state and local government workers are approaching the next normal, and how their citizens are, too.
A Session Presented by our Underwriter, Cisco
Reimagining the Employee Experience
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation and the shift to remote employee experiences. State and local government leaders are becoming more agile, flexible, and innovative in their day-to-day operations and IT strategies. Hear from Cisco’s Gary DePreta on his thoughts for enabling hybrid environments and empowering employees in this new normal.
Editorial Session: Spotlight with the State CIO
State and local government agencies are facing declining revenues, tightening budgets and workforce changes all while providing much-needed services to their citizens. All the while, new tools and technologies have helped governments deliver services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in a more timely, user-friendly and efficient manner. This session will explore what services state and local governments have found most helpful, and which they plan to pursue in the future. We’ll investigate how state and local governments will continue to embrace digital transformations, not only through the pandemic, but also into the future more broadly.
Editorial Session: Forecasting the State and Local Future
On November 3, voters ushered in new state and local administrations around the country. In combination with the pandemic that’s shaken the country this past year, there is no doubt that a new era of state and local government is upon us. How and where will state and local governments place their budgets, workforces and resources? This session will investigate the massive changes to government workforces, budgets and more that we’ve witnessed over the past year. We’ll forecast the changes that are temporary versus permanent, and consider what local government bodies will look like moving forward.