Webinars and Recordings

Each year, elected and appointed government officials and administrators from across the state improve their knowledge and skills through professional development opportunities offered by University of Illinois Extension. Participants benefit from the advanced instruction and broad expertise that instructors bring to all our programming. In this past year, over 3000 local government officials and community leaders participated through webinars and program recordings.


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Upcoming Webinars:

October 22 - Workforce Investment Opportunity Areas and Offerings in Illinois

October 23 - Connect Illinois Broadband Grant Program - Funding Round 2

October 29 - Illinois Municipal Budgets: During and After COVID-19

November 10 - The 2020 Presidential and Congressional Elections: Rural America’s Impact and Stake

November 10 - Export assistance and leveraged programs under CARES Act for small businesses in Illinois

2020 Webinars: Recordings Available in ARCHIVES

January 23 – State Legislative Update

January 30 - Federal Legislative Update

February 13 - Connect Illinois Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program PART 1

February 20 - Using a “Stress Testing” Approach to Measuring the Fiscal Sustainability of Local Governments

February 21 - Connect Illinois Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program PART 2

February 28 - Connect Illinois Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program PART 3

March 20 - Connect Illinois Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program PART 4 (New COVID-19-related Timeline)

March 26 – Preparing for Extreme Weather

April 3 - COVID-19 Update for Local Officials

April 9 – Spring Thaw: Ticks, Disease, Public Health, and Landscaping Practices

April 23 - Inclusion: Disabilities in Workforce Development Programming

May 1 - COVID-19 Update: HR and Worker's Compensation for Local Officials

May 13 - Developing Broadband Leadership PT 1: Now More than Ever (Special Guest: Gov. JB Pritzker)

May 20 - Developing Broadband Leadership PT 2: The Community Broadband Development Process 

May 27 - Developing Broadband Leadership Webinar Series (Broadband 101)

May 29 - Illinois Connected Communities Grant Program

June 3 - Developing Broadband Leadership Series (Digital Inclusion)

June 5 - COVID-19 Response: Cutback Budgeting for Local Officials 

June 18 - Diversity, Equity, and Green Infrastructure

July 15 - Fiscal and Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Illinois

July 16 - Racial Equity: From Agency-wide Initiatives to Social Service Delivery Programs

August 6 - Public Service Motivation

August 20 - Energy Policy and Programs in Illinois (Part 1) Elevate Energy and Citizens Utility Board

August 27 - Energy Policy and Programs in Illinois (Part 2) Ameren

September 10 - Energy Policy and Programs in Illinois (Part 3) ComEd

September 29 - Going Global: ISTEP and CARES Act Funding for Illinois Small Business Exporters: Southern Region Updates

October 8 - The Impacts of Dollar General on Rural Illinois Communities

Recordings Available in ARCHIVES