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HR Green exhibits and presents at a wide variety of industry, research, career, and community events throughout the United States. Whether searching for industry trends, or a career path, you can connect with the engineers behind HR Green at regional and national events shown below.

Upcoming Events

Webinar - Smart City: Managing your 5G Future

November 18, 2020

Webinar | 1pm - 5pm CST

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Since 2004, the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) has helped to develop the leadership skills of government and nonprofit professionals through practical workshops that address your needs. CLA is a program of the Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies (CGS).

At CLA, you’ll:

  • Benefit from the knowledge of recognized experts and practitioners.
  • Develop new skills for personal effectiveness and professional growth.
  • Build relationships with fellow civic leaders.
  • Engage in hands-on, experiential learning with fellow participants and experienced instructors.

NIU CLA offers training sessions throughout the year from September to June. Attendees can earn certificates of achievements and continuing professional education credits.

Registration is Required (CEU and CPE credits are available)

Civic Leadership Academy Registration Form>>

Smart City: Managing your 5G Future (Two-part session)

Presented by: Ed Barrett, B.A., Practice Leader – Fiber and Broadband Services, HR Green, Inc.; Dave Zelenok, PE, Manager Local Governmental Services, HR Green, Inc.; and practitioner panelists including Nick Radcliffe, M.P.A., Senior Management Analyst, Village of Elk Grove Village and a municipal attorney and others

Dave Zelenok

Ed Barrett

Description: This two-part session addresses ways to maximize the coming wave of 5G and the Smart Cities movement.

Part 1. Explore your local control over the implementation of 5G expansion by providers. Learn how proactive communities are developing new methods to encourage 5G to drive economic development and other local goals. Develop an understanding of state law and FCC regulations over small cell tower deployment, and learn to create effective public policy to maximize your local control over the coming 5G expansion. Learn tips from a municipal attorney and experienced technical/industry consultants about how to leverage innovative tactics, including industry partnerships, to improve aesthetics, capture innovation, enhance economic development, minimize costs and prepare for this exciting technology.

Part 2. New technologies are having a profound effect on the way officials are managing their transportation infrastructure. Here’s a glimpse into the future of innovative technologies:

  • Autonomous cars – what secondary effects, consequences, and impact will they have on the public?
  • How will these technologies change our urban fabric?
  • How can you repurpose your underused utility, street lighting, and traffic signal infrastructure to support 5G small cells and provide gigabit-speed broadband?

Objectives:

  • Clarify confusion and misunderstandings by describing what 5G really is.
  • Explain the mandated elements and preempted local authority of 5G installation in communities.
  • Learn about proactive steps local governments can take to review 5G plans.
  • Learn how to leverage innovative tactics to improve aesthetics, capture innovation, and enhance economic development.
  • Explore the advent of the smart city and the impacts new technologies will have.
  • Consider alternatives on how to repurpose underused utility, street lighting, and traffic signal infrastructure to support 5G small cells.
  • Explore current and future deployment of 5G scenarios that might be on the horizon.

View additional webinar dates and descriptions available through NIU’s Civic Leadership Academy>>

MAWD Virtual Conference

December 1, 2020 — December 4, 2020

Virtual Conference

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Webinar: Alternative Service Delivery - What's New? What Works? What Doesn't Work So Well?

January 28, 2021

Webinar | 1pm - 4pm CST

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Since 2004, the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) has helped to develop the leadership skills of government and nonprofit professionals through practical workshops that address your needs. CLA is a program of the Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies (CGS).

At CLA, you’ll:

  • Benefit from the knowledge of recognized experts and practitioners.
  • Develop new skills for personal effectiveness and professional growth.
  • Build relationships with fellow civic leaders.
  • Engage in hands-on, experiential learning with fellow participants and experienced instructors.

NIU CLA offers training sessions throughout the year from September to June. Attendees can earn certificates of achievements and continuing professional education credits.

Registration is Required (CEU and CPE credits are available)

Civic Leadership Academy Registration Form>>

Alternative Service Delivery – What’s New? What Works? What Doesn’t Work So Well?

Presented by HR Green’s Governmental Services Leaders: Tim Hartnett – Vice President/Practice Leader,  Jim Halverson, AICP – Vice President & Principal, Russ Loebe, ICMA-CM – Vice President, George Wentz, PE – Vice President/Practice Leader,  Dave Zelenok, PE – Local Governmental Services Manager

Dave Zelenok

George Wentz

Russ Loebe, ICMA-CM

Jim Halverson, AICP

Tim Hartnett

Description: Simply stated, Alternative Service Delivery (ASD) is providing services without your own employees doing the work. It encompasses shared services, contract services, and shared contracts. A 2017 Survey conducted by the International City Management Association (ICMA) found that 77% of local governments use intergovernmental contracting and 80% of local governments use the private sector in delivering some form of services to their citizens. The vast majority of communities surveyed cited attempts to decrease costs as the primary reason in considering Alternative Service Delivery options. This presentation will address what’s new, what works, and what doesn’t. Through examples of real-world Alternative Service Delivery programs, we’ll walk through the various steps in consideration of ASD, including policy development, internal assessments, labor issues, finances, and quality assurance.

Objectives:

  • Learn what Alternative Service Delivery (ASD) is.
  • Explore the various contemporary ASD options.
  • Learn what has worked well and what hasn’t in real-world ASD programs.
  • Learn about the process to use when considering any ASD application for your municipality.

 

Simply stated, Alternative Service Delivery (ASD) is providing services without your own employees doing the work. It encompasses shared services, contract services and shared contracts. A 2017 Survey conducted by the International City Management Association (ICMA) found that 77% of local governments use intergovernmental contracting and 80% of local governments use the private sector in delivering some form of services to their citizens. The vast majority of communities surveyed cited attempts to decrease costs as the primary reason in considering Alternative Service Delivery options. This presentation will address what’s new, what works and what doesn’t. Through examples of real-world Alternative Service Delivery programs, we’ll walk through the various steps in consideration of ASD, including policy development, internal assessments, labor issues, finances and quality assurance.

Objectives:

  • Learn what Alternative Service Delivery (ASD) is.
  • Explore the various contemporary ASD options.
  • Learn what has worked well and what hasn’t in real-world ASD programs.
  • Learn about the process to use when considering any ASD application for your municipality.

View additional webinar dates and descriptions available through NIU’s Civic Leadership Academy>>

Webinar: What Does Environmentally Friendly Engineering Really Mean?

March 16, 2021

Webinar | 1pm - 4pm CST

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Since 2004, the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) has helped to develop the leadership skills of government and nonprofit professionals through practical workshops that address your needs. CLA is a program of the Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies (CGS).

At CLA, you’ll:

  • Benefit from the knowledge of recognized experts and practitioners.
  • Develop new skills for personal effectiveness and professional growth.
  • Build relationships with fellow civic leaders.
  • Engage in hands-on, experiential learning with fellow participants and experienced instructors.

NIU CLA offers training sessions throughout the year from September to June. Attendees can earn certificates of achievements and continuing professional education credits.

Registration is Required (CEU and CPE credits are available)

Civic Leadership Academy Registration Form>>

What Does Environmentally Friendly Engineering Really Mean?

Presented by Logan Gilbertsen, PE, CFM, Lead Engineer, Water Resources at HR Green, Inc; Ravi Jayaraman, PE, ENV SP, Associate/Senior Project Manager at HR Green, Inc; and Sean LaDieu, PE, Senior Project Manager at HR Green, Inc.

Sean LaDieu, PE

Ravi Jayaraman, PE, ENV SP

Logan Gilbertsen, PE, CFM

Description:

Environmentally friendly engineering is on everyone’s mind these days. But what is it really? Explore the design and use of processes and products in a way that is sensitive to the environment. Environmentally friendly approaches minimize pollution, promote sustainability, and protect environmental health without sacrificing economic practicality and efficiency. We’ll show how to incorporate environmental best practices and green infrastructure in public improvements such as stormwater management, water and wastewater, highways, and building design projects. You’ll learn how to incorporate environmentally friendly policies while delivering needed services to your clients or residents.

Objectives:

  • Gain a better appreciation of the benefits of incorporating environmentally friendly design in infrastructure projects.
  • Explore the most common local government infrastructure projects.
  • Experience 1-2 negotiation simulations.
  • Observe a demonstration of real-life applications of environmental-centric designs, the environmental benefits, and the steps needed to implement these designs and policies

View additional webinar dates and descriptions available through NIU’s Civic Leadership Academy>>

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