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News from Gale Brewer

2021 leadership development training series.

My annual leadership development classes for Community Board members– and the civically engaged public– will be held online this year, naturally. The trainings are designed to hone expertise on important local government functions and constituencies.

 

Who Are American Muslims?

Presented by the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding, This presentation includes a demographic profile of American Muslims, their contributions to our nation, and data on their civic engagement, attitudes, and discrimination. The goal of the presentation is to familiarize the audience with the American Muslim community and to replace fear with facts. Learn how to utilize this data and facts to combat Islamophobia in your community!
Tuesday, March 16th       12-1 p.m.
Target Audience: All MBPO Appointees & Community Leaders 

Register Here!

 

Transportation Planning 101 for Community Boards

This session is an introduction to transportation planning and the proactive role Community Boards play in shaping their district’s streets and transit solutions.  The presentation will cover all the relevant transportation agencies in the tri-state area, transportation policies and concepts, as well as publicly available online data tools and updated resources.

Thursday, March 18th        12 -1p.m.
Target Audience: Newly Appointed Community Board Members 

Register Here!

 

Transportation Planning 201 for Community Boards

This session gets into further detail on important transportation planning concepts and the role that Community Boards play in working with transportation agencies to meet the evolving demands of their neighborhood streets. The presentation will cover topical issues of Vision Zero, the implementation of bus and bike lanes in tandem with the upcoming 5-year Streets Master Plan, Open Streets and Open Restaurants, as well as congestion pricing!

Monday, March 22nd          12-1 p.m.

Target Audience: Experienced Community Board Members
Prerequisite: Transportation Planning 101 

Register Here!

 

Conducting a Zoom Meeting

Presented by BetaNYC, this presentation will help you learn how to conduct an online public meeting, utilize Zoom tools for better public engagement, and proper virtual meeting etiquette. As we all know, Zoom has replaced our regular boardrooms and community meeting spaces. So don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to make your next virtual meeting even better!

Wednesday, March 24th.     12-1 p.m.
Target Audience: All MBPO  Appointees & Community Leaders 

Register Here!

 

The Importance & Purpose of the District Needs Statement 

Presented by the Department of City Planning, this session will introduce you to the District Needs Statement, its importance for Community Boards, and how it affects the City budget process.

Thursday, March 25th            12-1 p.m.
Target Audience: Newly Appointed Community Board Members  

Register Here!

 

Land Use & Zoning 101

This training will provide an overview of the history of land use and zoning in New York City, the particular role of Community Boards in the public review process (ULURP), and the function of the zoning resolution. This training is key to understanding land use/zoning terms and concepts, factors to consider when evaluating proposals and options available to minimize negative community impacts.

Thursday, March 25th               6 p.m.
Target Audience: Newly Appointed Community Board Members  

Register Here!

 

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Training 

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is mandatory for community board staff – even if you have taken EEO training in years past. The training will provide a description of the rights and responsibilities of all NYC employees regarding equal treatment including what constitutes potential EEO violations and what steps to take if you believe you have been subjected to unequal treatment – including specifics as to people and agencies that you can contact. We will also discuss sexual harassment in the workplace, how to prevent it, and what to do if it occurs. All employees with managerial and/or supervisory responsibilities must remain for the final portion of the training, which will cover their specific duties.

Monday, April 5th               12 p.m.
Monday, April 12th              6 p.m.
Target Audience: Community Board Staff 
(required) & Community Board Members 

April 5th: Register Here!
April 12th: Register Here!

 

Advanced Land Use & Zoning 

Building upon the concepts covered in Land Use and Zoning 101, this course will dive deeper into understanding floor area ratio, how inclusionary housing works in the voluntary program and as proposed in the mandatory program, how landmark designation works with zoning, and the structure and variety of special permits. If you serve on the Land Use Committee this is a highly recommended session! 

Tuesday, April 6th               6 p.m.
Target Audience: Experienced Community Board Members  

Prerequisite: Land Use and Zoning 101

Register Here!

 

Open Data 101 – Introducing NYC’s Open Data

Presented by BetaNYC, this workshop will introduce you to the fundamental context, terms and processes needed to understand NYC’s open data. From what is 311?, to BoardStat, to the celebrated NYC Open Data Platform, you’ll learn how data translates into visualizations, and how to do these yourself. Why should you attend? BetaNYC has designed trainings and tools specifically intended to help the general public and community boards access, analyze, map and use government data to inform neighborhood decision-making. These insights come from a multi-year partnership with the Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. Come ready to learn and dive into data! We hope you can join us and learn about the data you create.

Wednesday, April 7th          12-1 p.m.
Target Audience: New MBPO Appointees & Community Leaders 

Register Here!

Open Data 101 and 102 can be attended independently. They do not need to be taken as a pair; but it will be helpful to learn both.

 

Conflict of Interest Training for Community Board Members 

This Conflict of Interest Board (COIB) led training will help community board members understand the rules to follow in situations where you must disclose, discuss and recuse, and how to protect your private life as you conduct public business.

Wednesday, April 7th        6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 13th            12-1 p.m.
Target Audience: Community Board members 
(mandatory)  

April 7th: Register Here!

April 13th: Register Here!

Community Board Office staff training to be announced soon.

 

Working with Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Communities  

This session creates awareness that transgender New Yorkers face discrimination in all areas covered by the City Human Rights Law and that they must be treated with dignity and respect. The course will cover protections under the City Human Rights Law, briefly addresses federal and state law, and reviews in detail correct terminology when addressing the LBGTQI community.

Thursday, April 8th             12 -1:15 p.m.
Target Audience: All MBPO Appointees & Community Leaders 

Register Here!

 

Human Rights Law & Protections Against Discrimination Based on Race & Color 

Presented by the NYC Commission on Human Rights, this session provides a historical context for race and color-based discrimination and how it has impacted the lives of New Yorkers, institutions, and the delivery of services and resources in New York City. This course educates participants on their rights and protections against discrimination under the Human Rights Law. Participants will analyze concepts related to race and color, learn about efforts and resistance to combat racism, and find ways to become the voices for social and racial justice.

Monday, April 12th              12 -1:15 p.m.
Target Audience: All MBPO Appointees & Community Leaders 

Register Here!

 

Open Data 102 – Introducing Useful NYC Data Tools

New York City’s open data movement has led to the creation of scores of useful data tools. But where to start? If you’re not an expert, we have a workshop to help you bookmark and navigate the tools that are most useful to you. Presented by BetaNYC, this workshop will introduce you to several dashboards and tools built on NYC open data. From BoardStat to ACRIS, BIS-web, NYCityMap, Population FactFinder, Facilities Explorer, and more, you’ll learn how these tools can help you as an informed CB Member. Come ready to learn and dive into data! We hope you can join us and learn about the data you create.

Wednesday, April 14th        12-1 p.m.
Target Audience: All MBPO Appointees & Community Leaders 

Register Here!

Open Data 101 and 102 can be attended independently. They do not need to be taken as a pair; but it will be helpful to learn both.

 

Parliamentary Procedures 101: Conducting a Meeting

How do Community Boards get anything done with so many different opinions to consider? Parliamentary procedure helps Community Boards make official determinations while incorporating the voices of all members. This session will teach Community Board members various practices to ensure full board and committee meetings are conducted in an orderly, fair and civil manner.

Target Audience: Community Board Members 
Date & Time: Thursday, April 15 at  6:30pm 

Register Here!

 

Landmarks and the Role of the Community Board

Presented by the Landmarks Preservation Commission & S.A.V.E. Harlem, this session will teach participants about the past and potential future of the preservation and landmarks law in New York City and the role Community Boards play. The course will cover the birth of the historic preservation movement, history of the law and the responsibilities of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, what makes a landmark, and how landmarks and zoning work together (or sometimes doesn’t!), plus where the law is headed in the next 50 years.

Target Audience: Community Board Members 
Date & Time: Thursday, April 8 at 6pm 

Register here! 

 

Manhattan 101: An Introduction to our Borough and Our City

Manhattan is so dense and dynamic that you can lose sight of its long history. In a short lecture and discussion, Manhattan Borough Historian Robert W. Snyder will describe how big changes in labor and economics, immigration and migration, and the evolution of our island landscape have shaped our own time. The cohort will break into small groups to discuss what these changes mean in the neighborhoods where we live and work.

Target Audience: Community Board Members
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 13 at 6-8 pm

Register Here!

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