Vote like a Pro at the NACo Annual Business Meeting

June 26, 2024

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern Time 

Primary voting delegates participating in the 2024 Annual Business Meeting during NACo’s Annual Conference should join us to learn how to cast your votes and what to expect during the business meeting.

Learn more about the credentials process by visiting NACo.org/VotingCredentials or by emailing credentials@naco.org.

Register


Counties Leading Through Change, a NACo EDGE Webinar

July 1, 2024

Monday, July 1, 2024 |  1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
 

Local government leaders are working harder than ever to do more with less, balance competing priorities and navigate significant change, and doing so with challenges of the great resignation, the grey tsunami, quiet quitting, growing talent competition, decreasing employee engagement and overall retention. This interactive session will be presented by Dr. Tim Rahschulte, CEO of the Professional Development Academy and chief architect of the NACo High Performance Leadership Academy, who will detail current-state challenges of local government and will provide solutions that leaders can immediately apply in their daily roles to mitigate the negative implications of these challenges and navigate the increasing complexity of change.

This webinar is brought to you by NACo EDGE, establishing people, purchasing, and performance cost-saving solutions that can be applied to counties nationwide. EDGE is owned by NACo, advised by county leaders and 100% focused on solutions for U.S. Counties. Learn more about NACo EDGE here.

For more information check out the event page

Register

What to Know Before You Go to NACo’s Annual Conference

July 2, 2024

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 | 3:00- 4:00 PM Eastern Time 

Join NACo staff to learn ways to maximize your NACo Annual Conference experience and to answer your questions.

Register

Powerful Partnerships: How Coal Communities and Utility Companies are Working Together

July 25, 2024

July 25, 2024 | 02:00 3:00 PM Eastern Time 

Is your coal community facing a coal-fired power plant closure or transition? Join the BRECC National Network this July and learn how utility providers and local governments are working together to mitigate and respond to economic shocks. This BRECC National Network learning session will feature examples of county and utility partnerships that support energy transitions.

Register

Building a Behavioral Health Continuum of Care: The Role of Rural Leaders and Behavioral Health Dire

August 6, 2024

August 6, 2024 | 02:00 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Counties play a critical role in supporting community members living with behavioral health conditions or experiencing a behavioral health crisis. To build an effective and robust behavioral health system, counties need strong leadership to promote dialogue in the community and implement programs and policies that benefit all residents.  

Register

Prevention to Treatment: Substance Use Disorder Solution Strategies

August 7, 2024

Wednesday, August 7, 2-3pm Eastern Time 


Three industry experts from across the public and private sectors will explore the landscape of substance use disorder solutions, with emphasis on prevention and treatment. From a prevention perspective, we'll delve into the shift in policy and focus, examining where prevention activities are currently taking place. From the treatment perspective, we'll explore how to adopt a clinical framework that supports sustained recovery, particularly through digital pathways. Our discussion will cover what's available, what's currently working, differences in approach, and potential strategies for various populations including the underserved population.

 

Register

Q3 Tech Xchange Focus Group: What are you doing to create a strong data governance for your county?

September 6, 2024

Friday, Sept. 6, 2024 |  12:00 - 1:00 PM Eastern Time  

Join us for a robust discussion that unpacks best practices in data governance. Do you know where your data "crown jewels" are located? Do you struggle with “Shadow IT”? Do you have a data asset inventory? How is your data preserved and secured against technology failures or cyber-crimes?  Counties are comprised of individual departments, many with independent elected officials. Current data governance strategies need to account for data in all forms:  on premise, cloud, storage providers (e.g. OneDrive, DropBox), collaboration platforms (e.g. Teams, Webex), email, non-digital (paper), removeable media, etc. A strong governance model will cover data from creation to coordinated and planned deletion. If time permits, the association between a strong governance policy and the effective management of right-to-know requests will be explored.

Register

NACo Cyberattack Simulation: Financial Access

September 23, 2024 - September 27, 2024

Monday, Sept. 23 - Friday, Sept. 27, 2024 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

Limited Time Only - Available at No-Cost to all Tech Xchange members

Financial transaction systems are prime targets for cyber threats due to the value and sensitivity of the data. This cyber simulation assesses risks and fortifies safeguards within financial access systems. The simulation involves breaches from unauthorized access to financial systems, often obtained through what seem to be legitimate contacts, but in reality, are not. The simulation seeks to foster a comprehensive understanding of the complexities inherent in securing financial access to systems, enabling the development and testing of proactive strategies to mitigate cyber risks effectively. Insights derived from this simulation will empower institutions to fortify their cybersecurity posture, implement stringent controls, bolster incident response capabilities, and proactively defend against evolving cyber threats targeting financial infrastructure.

Register

NACo Cyberattack Simulation: Cloud Security

December 2, 2024 - December 6, 2024

Monday, Dec. 2 - Friday, Dec. 6, 2024 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

Limited Time Only - Available at No-Cost to all Tech Xchange members

Cloud computing has become integral to modern business and government operations, offering scalability, flexibility, and efficiency. However, the adoption of cloud services introduces new cybersecurity challenges and vulnerabilities, especially in the current growth of artificial intelligence. This simulation aims to enhance comprehension of the multifaceted challenges in securing cloud environments, facilitating the development and testing of proactive strategies to mitigate cloud security risks effectively. Insights derived from this simulation will empower organizations to fortify their cloud security posture, implement best practices, enhance incident response capabilities, and proactively defend against evolving cyber threats targeting cloud infrastructures. Ultimately, this simulation contributes to strengthening the resilience of organizations in safeguarding critical data, applications, and operations hosted in cloud environments, fostering trust and reliability in leveraging the benefits of cloud computing securely within the ever-evolving cyber landscape.

Register

Q4 Tech Xchange Focus Group: How is your AI growth going? (Now that you have the AI toolkit)

December 12, 2024

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2024 |  1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern Time  

Join us to unpack how you have leveraged tools, like the NACo AI toolkit, to introduce AI projects into county operations. Our discussion will move beyond the AI hype and into real-life AI projects that are making a difference. The successes and challenges (obstacles overcome) of those projects will be highlighted, with a balance between increased productivity and risk. Participants please come prepared to share your lessons learned, Discussion will cover both a) how your county views AI, strategically and b) what AI operational enhancements are either planned or implemented?

Register