Ongoing Webinar Series and REAL Training
Greetings ITGA members and friends;

ITGA is continuing to partner with NLC and ICMA to advocate for assistance from Congress on the economic impacts of COVID-19 and the 2020 Census undercount. We have conducted interviews with Inside Higher Ed, CBS News, CNBC and other media outlets. Please know that we are working diligently on your behalf.

We are excited to bring you the upcoming webinars, a continuation of "ITGA Connects" and "Courageous Conversations" series for August, and "Advancing Racial Equity and Leadership in Town-Gown Relations," by NLC's Race, Equity, And Leadership Director Leon Andrews, in September. We are offering a special rate for groups of five or more. Contact for information. Seats are filling up quickly, so register today. Thank you!
ITGA Connects: Registration is open
Reopening in the Fall: City & University Collaboration amid the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Join moderator Britany Waddell, Assistant Planning Director, City of Raleigh, NC; and panelists Marc Barker, Co-chair of the Pandemic Preparedness Team, Colorado State University, CO; Suchitra Webster, Community Liaison, Michigan State University, MI; Thomas King, Assistant Borough Manager of Public Safety, State College, PA; and other panelists announced soon.

The International Town & Gown Association and the National League of Cities University Communities Council are partnering to produce a webinar on the implementation of college reopening plans, discussing the impact on the community and the role of institutions and municipalities in working together to keep students and local residents safe. The webinar will be held on  Wednesday, August 5, noon-1pm (EDT) and will focus on distribution of supplies, education about risks and guidelines, and fair enforcement of pandemic-related restrictions. We all hope that policies that have been carefully crafted over the summer are carried out in vigilant, equitable, and impactful ways in order to have a healthy semester. Our panelists will share how universities and cities are collaborating to meet that goal. To register, click here . Seats are limited. This session will be recorded.
Save the Date: Humanity in Policing
Join us on Wednesday, August 19, noon-1:00pm (EDT) for the next topic in the ITGA Courageous Conversations series - Humanity in Policing .

The killing of George Floyd while in police custody was followed by weeks of national and local protests against police brutality and systematic racism. Now police departments throughout the country face a crisis of legitimacy. There are many layers in the map of police reform, one of which is humanity in 21st century policing. Hear from a panel of experts on the pillars of policing in creating meaningful change in police systems and culture. Registration opens soon. Send inquiries to .
NLC's Race, Equity, And Leadership (REAL) Training
REAL Action : Advancing Racial Equity And Leadership in Town-Gown Relations, Sept. 9 (2:00pm-6:00pm) & Sept. 10 (11:00am-3:00pm) EDT.

NLC's Race, Equity And Leadership ( REAL ) department has developed curriculum to guide participants toward an expanded understanding of racial equity and how it can impact our leadership and interactions. The two-day virtual training will focus on equity and inclusion practices/policies with a specific focus on leadership and community building to better support universities and municipalities. For a full description, click here .

Seating is limited, so reserve space for you or your team today. We are offering special rates for teams of five or more. Contact for more information. Registration is open until Friday, September 1st or until full.
ITGA Connects: Need inputs on your great work!
In recent months, ITGA has led a series of meetings on topics of high-level interest for both our members and national organizations, ranging from the economic impacts of COVID-19 to evolving Census protocols.

Now, we need you and your colleagues to consider hosting an ITGA Connects. Your campus and/or community likely has new initiatives tied to current events, ranging from big-picture recovery programs, to nuts-and-bolts solutions, to daily challenges. Your colleagues need fresh ideas and inspiration via ITGA Connects and we need you to share.

"ITGA Connects" programs are usually 60 minutes long, supported by staff. No one is expecting extreme polish and world-class production values, but accessible information and Q&A. We need to hear about your great work, now more than ever. To pitch your idea, send an email to  or complete the form . Thank you for your consideration of this request.
How to Save the Class of 2020
As leader in the field of university career development, I've also shared this message with tips that advise graduates to focus on maintaining calm, persistence and a focus on doing the right thing while searching for a job. But the truth is, individual resiliency goes only so far to counter the scale of a systemic economic shock. Recent graduates are vulnerable in ways you might not immediately imagine. A slow on-ramp to careers for those whose graduations coincide with the beginning of a recession depresses their wages into mid-life. The Hill
Join us on Social Media
A growing and impressive group of professionals from campus communities continue to network and share strategies for improving town-gown relations. Join us on  Twitter LinkedIn  and  Instagram .