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Public Sector Workforce 2030: Planning for the Next Generation of State and Local Government Employees, September 26th and 27th, 2019

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - September 27 @ 4:00 pm


The Center for State and Local Government Excellence, The National League of Cities, and ICMA-RC  hosted an all-day summit on September 27, 2019, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to equip state and local governments with new tools and ideas to plan for the public sector workforce of the future.  If you were unable to join us for the summit, please sign up for our e-newsletter to receive updates on key summit takeaways, or view the session recordings below.


Perspectives and Audiences:

A diverse mix of elected officials, government agency managers, retirement administrators, HR professionals, labor representatives, and the research community provided a holistic view on the issues of:

Rethinking Retirement

    • Restructuring retirement plans to prepare for the “workforce of the future”
    • Applying models from other settings—private/nonprofit sectors, international or other levels of government
    • Using behavioral economics to encourage better saving habits among workers, especially those that may under save

Workforce Trends

    • Shaping the future workforce through recruitment and development
    • Responding to generational differences and demographic shifts
    • Identifying public sector positions experiencing growth and contraction, along with those most difficult to fill
    • Examining the role of technological advancements on the changing workforce
    • Adapting education systems and technical training to meet anticipated needs
    • Prioritizing equity and inclusion

Health and Wellness Benefits

    • Addressing the issue of work-life balance (e.g., family leave, elder care and other needs through different life stages)
    • Innovating around schedule flexibility, succession planning and advancement opportunities
    • Fostering a healthier workforce in a cost-effective manner

Additional Speakers Included:

Bob Schultze, President and CEO, ICMA-RC

Clarence Anthony, CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities, and

The Honorable Dean J. Trantalis, Mayor, City of Fort Lauderdale, FL

Joshua Franzel, President and CEO, Center for State and Local Government Excellence


We gratefully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors in making this event possible:



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Questions about Summit? [email protected]



September 26 @ 6:00 pm
September 27 @ 4:00 pm
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Fort Lauderdale
FL United States