Multi-day, national conferences provide excellent opportunities for professional development and networking. However, they can be cost and time prohibitive for public servants at all levels of their careers.
Single-day local or regional conferences and workshops present a chance for professionals to network with others from their neighboring communities and participate in training and development activities without the steep price tag. In-person learning opportunities can be a great deal more engaging than conference calls or webinars.
This document is intended to be used as a guide for planning and implementing such an event.