103 – Lemons to Lemonade: Leslie Knope's Playbook on How to Thrive in a Pandemic/Crisis
Elizabeth Kessler, Executive Director, McHenry County Conservation District; Jenny Heider, Human Resources Manager, McHenry County Conservation District; Stephanie Michael, IT Specialist, McHenry County Conservation District
Be prepared, not scared. Embracing change and adapting in uncertain times takes effective leadership, teamwork and preparedness planning. Using a case-study model, this session will provide you with a variety of tools and ideas on how to rapidly assess and pivot your agency during a crisis to ensure continuity in business functions and operations while increasing value to your community as essential service providers.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to:
- Proactively identify and assess critical agency functions and corresponding actions to navigate effectively during a crisis.
- Prepare a customized risk-management plan to assist elected officials and agency staff with timely decisions and communication.