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LISC 3rd Bi-Annual Community Development Symposium

“A Safer Community for a Stronger Milwaukee”
Monday, November 9th, 2015, 8:30am-4pm
Manpower, 100 Manpower Place, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

LISC is excited to announce its 3rd Bi-Annual Community Development Symposium.

Over the past year, Milwaukee has seen hope in emerging efforts leading to safer neighborhoods. At the same time, we have been confronted with many issues of violence that threaten to undermine the work of creating communities that are safe, strong and capable of sustaining civic life.

Join practitioners, residents, law enforcement personnel, city officials, investors, and private sector partners for dialogue on strategies that foster livable, safe neighborhoods and promising practices that are helping to strengthen Milwaukee neighborhoods.

This symposium will highlight national and local content experts that work to build safe and sustainable communities through robust partnerships between community and law enforcement and rigorous implementation of grassroots programs.

This symposium will feature a morning session consisting of a keynote address, panel and community safety presentations. In the afternoon, participants may select one of two concurrent workshops designed to provide intensive training to go deeper in learning and implementation.

MORNING SESSION: Keynote, Panel & Community Presentations (8:30am - 12pm)

AFTERNOON SESSIONS: Intensive Training Modules (1:00pm - 4:00pm)

Module 1 – Crisis Communications Training

The media is often the gatekeeper in deciding how the rest of the region perceives our neighborhoods and community. Mueller Communications has partnered with LISC Milwaukee for a workshop that will review recommendations to maximize media opportunities for favorable coverage. 

As part of the LISC Symposium, a team from Mueller Communications will conduct a media and crisis communications training workshop.

The Mueller team will cover the following as part of this workshop:
*  Background in working with the media
*  How to proactively build relationships with reporters
*  How to outline a media plan that will benefit you in times of     crisis or challenge
*  How best to engage your community partners as media “sources”
*  How to respond to media requests and pitch them proactively
*  Interview skills through key message and mock interview exercises

Module 2 – Collaborative Problem Solving Training

Developed from lessons learned through the Washington Park Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Grant (BCJI), this training will provide both the theoretical foundation and practical applications of community partnerships that lead to collaborative problem solving.

A team of law enforcement and community development partners, led by Assistant District Attorney and newly appointed community prosecutor for the Near West Side Initiative, Christopher J. Ladwig, will conduct this training.

This cross-sector team will cover the following as part of this workshop:
*  Theory behind collaborative problem solving
*  Introduction to the SARA(Scanning, Analysis, Response, Assessment) Model
*  Practical examples of problem solving from the field
*  Opportunities for community/law enforcement collaboration on problem solving regarding shared community safety challenges

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
There is no charge for this event, but registration is required by Wednesday, November 4th.


Earlier Event: November 5
Avenues West Association Luncheon
Later Event: November 12
Avenues West Landlord Compact Meeting