Workshops & Training

Professional Development

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

Fall 2019 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. 

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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. 

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Municipal Budgeting II

Saturday October 19 POSTPONED  Barrington Public Library

POSTPONED: Check back soon for new date

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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 roundtable discussion on hiring topics and trends for municipal leaders.

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Past Workshops

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