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:

August 20 - Energy Efficiency in Illinois (Pt 1) - Elevate Energy / Citizens Utility Board

August 27 - Energy Efficiency in Illinois (Pt 2) - Ameren

September 10 - Energy Efficiency in Illinois (Pt 3) - ComEd

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

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

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

Recordings Available in ARCHIVES