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The preconference workshops are open to all municipal elected officials and anyone working in municipal government. These are additional educational opportunities not included in the general registration fee. The fee to attend depends on the workshop selected.

Mobile Workshop: Planning for the Future through Redevelopment

Hilton Head Island is improving aging infrastructure and encouraging private redevelopment. On a mobile tour, see what the town is doing to implement redevelopment strategies that can be replicated in any city or town.

Wear comfortable shoes because the workshop involves some walking.

Thursday 8:30 a.m. ­­­­– 12:30 p.m. Cost: $60 (includes breakfast)

The buses will leave promptly at 8:30 a.m. from the Marriott Hotel.

Keeping Residents Connected to the City’s Vision

A city’s vision grows from residents’ input and council’s leadership. Learn how to create a long-range plan with steps to keep residents engaged. 

Thursday 9:00 a.m. ­­­­– Noon Cost: $60

Speak Up with Confidence

Even the most experienced speakers can find new ways to connect with audiences and engage them more effectively. Using hands-on demonstrations, participants will learn how to build audience rapport, fine-tune their delivery and make every point clear.

This session is limited to 35 registrants. Open only to officials who have not registered for this workshop at previous events.

Thursday 9:00 a.m. ­­­­– Noon Cost: $90