Newly Elected Leaders Orientation 2021

You’ve won your election… Now the real work begins.

Join public leaders from across Rhode Island for a free, two half-day digital conference to learn essential skills, exchange ideas with peers, and explore the unique challenges and rewards of public service.

This is a free digital conference for all elected municipal and education leaders. As part of our commitment to good government, this program has been designed and funded by the Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership, the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns, and the Rhode Island Association of School Committees.

Day One: Rules of the Road
Friday, January 8th, 2:00PM5:00PM

2:00PM

Welcome

Gary Sasse, Director, Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership
Brian Daniels, Director, League of Cities and Towns

Timothy Duffy, Director, Association of School Committees

2:15PM

Ethics and Conflicts of Interest

Jason Gramitt, Director, RI Ethics Commission

3:00PM

Managing Open Meetings

Kayla E. O’Rourke, Special Assistant Attorney General

3:45PM

Financial Oversight & Fiduciary Responsibility

Ernie Almonte, Former Auditor General of Rhode Island
Colleen Jermain, Ed.D., Superintendent, Newport
Joseph Nicholson, Jr., City Manager, Newport

4:40PM

Day One Conclusion

Day Two: Making Tough Choices
Saturday, January 9th, 9:00AM12:00PM

9:00AM

Welcome Back

Michael A. Roberto, Professor of Management, Bryant University

9:10AM

Case Study: Paul Levy: Taking Charge at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Michael A. Roberto, Professor of Management, Bryant University

9:45AM

Scenario: Reorganization Blues, Stretched Revenues, and Fake News: Governance Challenges in a Small New England Town

Melissa Prosky, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Hassenfeld Institute
Michael A. Roberto, Professor of Management, Bryant University
Additional Speakers

11:00AM

Scenario: A City on the Brink: Lessons Learned from the 1981 Providence Budget Crisis and Implications for Contemporary Financial Problems at the Municipal Level 

Melissa Prosky, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Hassenfeld Institute
Gary Sasse, Director, Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership
Joseph Paolino, Jr., Former Mayor, City of Providence
Steve Coleman, Chief of Municipal Finance, RI Department of Revenue

11:55AM

Day Two Conclusion

12:00PM

Networking Breakout Rooms (Optional)


Questions or comments? Contact us:

League of Cities and Towns

RILeague.org
jslattery@rileague.org

Association of School Committees

RI-ASC.org
info@ri-asc.org