Illinois Township Management Academy
"Responding to Vulnerable Populations in Your Community"
FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019
The Illinois Township Management Academy will offer the “Responding to Vulnerable Populations in Your Community” workshop on Friday, April 12, from 9:00 am-noon, at NIU’s Naperville Campus, 1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL 60563. Participants will have the opportunity to earn CEU credit. A continental breakfast will be provided.
"Responding to Vulnerable Populations in Your Community," will be presented by Dr. Adrienne Holloway, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Aurora. Her bio information is detailed on the Registration Form PDF.
Following is a synopsis of the workshop for which registration is now open: Local government is the level of government that is closest to its constituents and most responsible for providing direct services to individuals and groups. Township governments are no exception, with general assistance, elder care services, passport services, mental health services, and road services among examples provided by townships in the greater Chicago area. One key challenge for local governments is how to identify and be responsive to the needs of vulnerable populations in their communities. This session draws upon the expertise of the recently created innovation office in Illinois’ second largest municipality, the City of Aurora. Aurora’s diversity across almost every traditional demographic category provides challenges for targeting service delivery to especially vulnerable populations in the community. Insights will be provided regarding identifying vulnerable populations, structuring an innovation team for your local government; leveraging the existing resources in your local government, as well as overlapping governments and community organizations; prioritizing interventions; and measuring the success of targeting services to vulnerable populations.
Registration links are provided below. The ITMA is a collaborative training program in its eighth year, developed, coordinated and delivered by NIU’s Department of Public Administration and the Center for Governmental Studies, both members of NIU’s School of Public and Global Affairs. Earlier workshops were held in October, 2018, at NIU-Naperville.