Workshops & Training

Fall 2021 Training Sessions  

Most Sessions are Wednesdays at 10 a.m. via Zoom unless otherwise noted 

Register on our Events Calendar

OCTOBER

10/6      GRANT-WRITING TIPS FOR LOCAL OFFICIALS

Grant-writing expert, Bob Cipriani, of the University of Rhode Island, will conduct this 'lunch and learn' session. Bob will provide an overview of how to find grant opportunities and offer writing tips to help the participant create persuasive and successful applications. *In-person session 9:00 am - 1:00 pm to include morning refreshments and boxed lunch for small fee. Location RI Trust Training Room. 

*10/7       ARPA REPORTING

Attorney Allan Fung, Partner of Pannone, Lopes, Devereaux & O'Gara, LLC will offer information on preparing for the first required ARPA reporting process. 

10/16     GOV 101: SMITHFIELD

Designed for members of Smithfield councils, boards, and commissions, this session will include information from experts on meeting management, Roberts Rules of Order, and the Open Meetings Act. 

*11/10  MOTIVATING EMPLOYEES & HR PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT ROUNDTABLE

This session is a two-part workshop. First, Bryant University Professor Michael Roberto will discuss employee motivation. The second portion is designed as a sharing of best practices among HR professionals to discuss items such as goal setting, motivation, evaluation, and employee recognition. Jennifer Slattery, RI League Training Director will moderate. 10 am - 12 pm via Zoom

*11/17     PRIORITIZING WORKLOAD & TIME MANAGEMENT: GETTING THINGS DONE

Professor El Rustambekov of Bryant University will discuss best practices for getting things accomplished while working in a busy and often distracting environment.