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Ep 35: Understanding Bullying vs. Conflict with Emily Galinsky

Summer Camp Programming

SHOW NOTES In this episode, Kelie and Shauna are joined by Emily Galinsky from Bright Moose Training to discuss the crucial differences between bullying and conflict in youth programs, camps, and schools. Emily shares insights on how to recognize the signs of both, strategies for prevention, and handling conflicts effectively. The conversation explores real-world applications […] The post Ep 35: Understanding Bullying vs.

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Celebrating Public Service—and Public Servants

GCN

COMMENTARY | Government is asked to solve our toughest and most intractable problems. That’s why we need to celebrate the people who make a difference through government service.

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Agencies Continue to Build Toward Their 5G Future

FedTech Magazine

Agencies continue to work toward the goal of connecting all employees through the same network, no matter their location, to boost efficiency and security. The Census Bureau envisions more than 600,000 enumerators for the 2030 census connecting to a private 5G network — whether from a regional office or at someone’s doorstep — in lieu of the cloud. However, the timing for that shift is likely six years away.

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What's the poop? Wastewater data predicts overdoses

GCN

Analyzing wastewater samples can help public health workers paint a reliable picture of a community’s rapidly evolving drug use that can be used to get ahead of overdoses.

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The Ultimate Playground Inspection Handbook

Dive into the world of playground safety with this complimentary guide. It offers a detailed exploration of essential practices to ensure the utmost safety for children. Delve into inspection techniques, from assessing equipment conditions to evaluating surfacing materials. Gain insights into maintenance strategies to keep playgrounds in top-notch condition year-round.

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How a Simple Board Game Changed a City Council for the Better

NLC (National League of Cities)

Are you tired of your council meetings or retreats feeling dry and procedural? Do you wish you could inspire more cohesion and agreement at public town hall meetings? Try playing a board game. That’s what Councilmember Anne Barrington of the Town of Parker, CO, did.

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A glimpse at the ‘human-machine partnership’

GCN

Lots has been said about the ways in which artificial intelligence may augment employees’ work. But first, local governments will need to successfully manage the learning curve.

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The platform business model meets advanced manufacturing at MakerVerse

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Venture capital firm Ninepointfive invested in manufacturing company MakerVerse to improve supply chains and scale innovation.

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State and Local Governments Can Get More Life from Mainframes

State Tech Magazine

Sixty years after the introduction of the first mainframe family, the IBM System/360, the monolithic computers remain in demand. As many as 89 percent of state CIOs reported relying on mainframes in some capacity, according to a recent study. There are good reasons for this longevity. One is that if a system functions well for a given purpose, then there’s a business case for prolonging that ROI.

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The key to filling IT talent gaps? Invest in your current workforce.

GCN

COMMENTARY | Retaining IT talent requires more than just competitive pay and defined career paths.

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AWS Canada launches $5 million K12 Cyber Grant Program

AWS Public Sector Blog

Lire cet article en Français Education institutions are increasingly adopting cloud technology to transform the security and efficiency of technology solutions for schools worldwide. Education institutions and education technology (EdTech) companies are leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) and our partners to build secure and immersive learning environments.

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7 Signs Your Local Government ERP Is Holding You Back: A Guide for Small Municipalities

Local governments and municipalities serving populations under 200,000 face distinctive challenges in delivering efficient and effective services to their communities. To overcome these challenges, many rely on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems tailored to their specific needs. Not all ERP systems are created equal, and some may hinder progress rather than support it.

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City of Durango Modernizes FOIA Processes to Go Above and Beyond for Residents 

Government Technology Insider

Local government agencies have more touchpoints with the public than their state or federal counterparts, which means they have more opportunities to positively affect lives but also more opportunities to unintentionally create obstacles for engagement. While local governments agencies strive to modernize in a way that provides residents with unique and positive experiences , they are often hampered by challenges like understaffing and lean budgets that make it difficult to achieve the intended

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Deploy LLMs in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions using Hugging Face Inference Containers

AWS Public Sector Blog

Introduction Government agencies are increasingly using large language models (LLMs) powered by generative artificial intelligence (AI) to extract valuable insights from their data in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US) Regions. LLMs are advanced AI systems trained on vast amounts of text data, capable of understanding and generating human-like language, providing powerful natural language processing (NLP) capabilities for various applications.

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German private equity: A catalyst for job creation and economic growth

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Five building blocks can help Germany build a stronger foundation to expand private equity investment, creating value, employment, and economic growth.

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Demystifying AI: Local Leaders Join NLC for Kick-off of AI Advisory Committee

NLC (National League of Cities)

As part of the 2024 Congressional City Conference, the National League of Cities launched an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advisory Committee to help local leaders demystify, de-risk, and ultimately harness the opportunity that this rapidly evolving technology represents.

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Sustainable Facility Maintenance Management for Small Local Governments

Unlock the potential of sustainable facility management! This guide empowers small local governments to lead with climate-resilient infrastructure, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and more. Elevate your community's resilience, reduce costs, and embrace eco-friendly practices. Discover the role of facility maintenance teams in green cleaning, sustainability analyses, and infrastructure upgrades.

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Where Data Makes a Difference, Pt. 1

GovLoop

People often use vague language such as “vast troves” and “growing exponentially” to describe the amount of data at the government’s disposal, but those terms don’t say much. To get real understanding, consider some statistics: By the end of 2025, the world will have generated, consumed, copied and stored at least 180 billion zettabytes of data. To put that in context, one zettabyte is the storage capacity of 250 billion DVDs.

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Responding effectively to the Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Regulators and an uncertain market are making a strong Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process response a necessity in Europe. Here’s how to manage it successfully.

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Skateboarding’s latest trick: Reviving cities

GCN

New skate plazas are proving that making spaces skateable makes them safer and more dynamic, too.

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Middletown, NJ Deployed Business Insurance Certificates Registry and Business CO Modules With GovPilot

GovPilot

Middletown, NJ expands their partnership with the government management software provider to streamline operations and government services in the municipality.

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ASPA TIMES Magazine: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

PA TIMES Magazine is a publication of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), a not-for-profit corporation. This edition focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in public administration, including guest columns, insights for the field and interviews with city government DEI officers about their work at the local level.

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Paid sick leave sticks after many pandemic protections vanish

GCN

Paid sick leave protects both the community's public health and the economic security of low-wage workers.

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Policy analysis in 750 words: Three systems evaluation

Paul Cairney

There is much to be said for systems thinking or a systems-informed approach to key tasks such as evaluation.

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Lattes & Learning: Transforming Public Sector Networking Systems

CarahCast

Listen to the Juniper Networks podcast to hear from data center experts discuss the benefits of AI-native networking and how leveraging Juniper’s Mist AI platform enhances end-user visibility and experience. Discover how the world’s first AI-driven wired and wireless network optimizes Public Sector workflows and data center systems. Listen to the Juniper Networks podcast to hear from data center experts discuss the benefits of AI-native networking and how leveraging Juniper’s Mist AI platform en