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Recap: 17-18 Leadership Institute, Day 6, Placemaking and Design

Day 6 of the Leadership Institute convened at the Bonifant Affordable Senior Living Apartments in downtown Silver Spring.   Before springing into the day’s program on creative placemaking, staff at the Bonifant provided a snapshot of the property’s development and operations which was rounded out by cohort member Stephanie Roodman of the Montgomery Housing Partnership, who related her organization’s relationship and experience with the Bonifant. The first session, and leadership component of the program, featured Jess Zimbabwe of the National League of Cities.  Ms. Zimbabwe’s presentation on better community engagement for … Read More

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Recap: 17-18 Leadership Institute Day 4, Trends and Innovation

Day Four of the ULI Leadership Institute took place in the Crystal City sector of Arlington, Virginia. The day’s theme was “Trends + Innovation”, and the very appropriate setting for the day’s session was the Crystal City offices of 1776, a global business incubator that is all about innovation. The day kicked off with its leadership component, in this case focusing on the element of professional self-confidence. Guest speaker and leadership coach Amelia Truett broached this topic with the group, first by introducing the five key elements to emotional intelligence … Read More

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Recap: Leadership Institute Day 2, Infrastructure and Transportation

Day Two of the ULI Leadership Institute took place in Shady Grove, Maryland.  The day’s theme was Transportation and Infrastructure, and the setting was Montgomery County’s new Equipment Maintenance and Transit Center. The group began with a roleplaying game called “You’ll Pay for This”.  Breakout groups considered a scenario involving a large business relocating to the group’s city.  In order to lure the company, the city government agreed to fund some infrastructure improvements and needs to adjust an already-tight municipal budget and raise some additional revenue.  Each group presented their … Read More

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