Workshops & Training

Professional Development

The League offers numerous workshops and professional development opportunities for our members. Upcoming trainings are listed below. 

SPRING 2020 TRAINING SESSIONS


RIDE UPDATE ON SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION

Friday February 28, 2020 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

LOCATION: RI TRUST

Attendees will hear from RIDE on updates to the School Construction program and funding phases. 

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EFFECTIVE GRANT WRITING TECHNIQUES FOR MUNICIPAL LEADERS

Friday March 6, 2020  9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  *Space limited to 16*

LOCATION: RI TRUST

FEE: $25 to cover speaker fees

Participants will learn persuasive writing techniques to tell effective stories that will enhance grant applications.

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AN ’APP’ETITE FOR DANGER: 

HOW UNSECURED HOSTED APPS PUT COMMUNITIES AT RISK

Thursday, March 12, 2020  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

LOCATION: TBA

Registration will open Feb. 27

EFFECTIVE GRANT WRITING TECHNIQUES FOR MUNICIPAL LEADERS

Friday April 17, 2020  9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  *Space limited to 16*

LOCATION: RI TRUST

FEE: $25 to cover speaker fees

Participants will learn persuasive writing techniques to tell effective stories that will enhance grant applications.


ADVANCED MUNICIPAL BUDGETING TECHNIQUES

Friday, April 24, 2020

LOCATION: RI TRUST

Registration will open April 10



Past Workshops


Managing Municipal Meetings

Thursday September 19 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Marriott Providence Downtown

Learn tips and tricks for participating in and running municipal meetings. Certified Parliamentarian Evan Lemoine offers guidance to help your meetings run more smoothly. 

The Property Revaluation Process 

Thursday, Oct. 3 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Weaver Library East Providence

Property revaluation is a complicated process in any city or town. This workshop includes a panel of tax assessors with significant revaluation experience. 

Municipal Budgeting II

Saturday October 19 POSTPONED  Barrington Public Library

Municipal budgeting topics such as capital budgeting, forecasting, and cost-drivers are among the topics that will be discussed by this panel of budgeting experts. 

Unfair Labor Practices: What Municipalities Need to Know

Tuesday October 22  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  RI Interlocal Trust Conference Center

Learn more about the National Labor Relations Act and (NLRA) and best practices for municipalities in Rhode Island. 

Grants for Municipalities

Thursday November 14  1:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.  RI Interlocal Trust Conference Center

Learn more about locating and applying for grants for your city or town’s projects. 

HR Ready for 2020

Friday November 22  9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Barrington Public Library

This session offers a training on changes to the W-4 form for 2020 followed by a round table discussion on hiring topics and trends for municipal leaders.


Advocating your Cause at the State House
Lead sponsor: Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns
Barrington Public Library    Collis Family Auditorium, 281 County Rd. Barrington, RI
Event Contact: Jennifer Slattery

Economic Data Literacy Seminar
Lead sponsor: Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership
Bryant University    1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI
Event Contact: Cindy Elder

Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector 
Lead sponsor: RI Association of School Committees
Marriott Providence    1 Orms Street, Providence, RI    
Event Contact: Judy Spremulli

Introduction to Municipal Budgeting
Lead sponsor: Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns
Jamestown Public Library    Community Room, 26 North Road, Jamestown, RI
Event Contact: Jennifer Slattery