SESSION 3
2:40PM – 4:10PM

PREPARE, PRESENT & PERSUADE EFFECTIVELY
ROOM: TBD

Coordinator: Lydia Grant & Debra Bowen

TBD


HOMELESS ROUNDTABLE
ROOM: TBD

Coordinator: Terry Gomes

TBD


UPDATING COMMUNITY PLANS AND THE ZONING CODE
ROOM: TBD

Coordinators: Cindy Cleghorn & LA Planning Department

How will Community Plans use the City’s new zoning code? How can Neighborhood Councils get involved? The City Planning Department will provide an overview of the current effort to comprehensively update and modernize the zoning code, focusing on how it will be implemented through the Community Plan update process. The Department will also provide an overview and current status of the Community Plan Update Program, which is underway in 16 of the City’s 35 Community Plan Areas. The session will include information on how to get involved.


OUTREACH STRATEGIES: ENGAGING AND CONNECTING WITH YOUR STAKEHOLDERS
ROOM: TBD

Coordinators: Thomas Soong & Suzanne Lewis

TBD


PRESIDENTS’ ROUNDTABLE
ROOM: TBD

Coordinators: Glenn Bailey and George Francisco

TBD


SECRETARY’S’ ROUNDTABLE
ROOM: TBD

Coordinator(s): Dave Brown

Moderator: Sarah Ramsawack

While every NC is unique in a variety of ways, all share a common need to be organized. The role of the NC Secretary is like Mission Control, with fault warnings, last minute drama and outside vagaries. 

Join us as we share tips & tricks to being organized, consistent and reliable in your operations,  while saving valuable time, before, during and after meetings. Topics include tracking: attendance and compliance training, public requests for information (PRA’s), NC approved items, particularly NPG’s, to conclusion, an easy way to track Board votes for fast reference, to collecting legible sign-in information & adding it to your NC database. Session highlights include the critical importance of accurate and timely meeting minutes and incorporating professional (paid) expertise to ensure this.  As well as leveraging your NC website to be an effective bi-directional window to your Stakeholders. Bring your questions and an open mind!  All tales of tragedy will be assumed to be from some other NC,  not yours.


LEADERSHIP SKILLS
ROOM: TBD

Coordinator/Presenter: Jill Banks Barad, Founder and Chair of the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils, Past President of the Sherman Oaks NC, and Commissioner for LADWP

What are the traits that make a successful leader? This workshop is a MUST for Neighborhood Council presidents, board members and committee chairs to develop the know-how and confidence to effectively lead their councils, conduct successful meetings, and motivate their boards and committees to be functioning and effective. Also included, how to create and work with an Executive Committee and how to organize a meaningful Board Retreat to build rapport and work as a team. The topics will also include: Developing the social skills necessary to be a leader; how to put together a meeting that will ensure action, attract the public and keep within time constraints; how to maintain control at meetings and still be fair; how to create leadership in others; and how to deal with public comment and controversial issues.


IF YOU ARE NOT LGBTQ THEN THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU!
ROOM: TBD

Coordinator: Rachel Rose Luckey,

What is with the alphabet soup all about? How can I be a better ally? Are pronouns really that important? In what ways can my NC be more inclusive? What are some of the best practices for outreach? Answers to these questions, your questions and more!


PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE
ROOM: TBD

Coordinator/Presenter: Ivan Spiegel

Parliamentarians are an essential component of Neighborhood Council meetings, but what exactly do they do? Actually, most of a Parliamentarian’s duties happen outside of meetings. Why does a Neighborhood Council Parliamentarian need a different skill set from those who work with other kinds of organizations? Why doesn’t Robert’s (and Rosenberg’s) Rules apply in many situations? This is a workshop for “would-be” Parliamentarians, meeting chairpersons, board members who have been asked to assume this role but really have no clue, and all those who would like more information about this exciting and necessary position. NOTE: Although we will cover some aspects, this is not a class on basic parliamentary procedure.


CITY PROGRAMS FORUM B
ROOM: TBD

Coordinator: Semee Park

The following Departments will be presenting about their role with the public:

  1. LAStreets

  2. Office of Finance

  3. City Attorney's - Victims Assistance Unit

  4. HCIDLA

  5. Bureau of Street Lighting

  6. Office of Community Beautification

  7. Dept of Cannabis Regulation

  8. Emergency Management Department

  9. ITA - 3-1-1

  10. Zoo