Workshops & Events

Interested in attending a workshop? You must register for convention first!

If you’ve already registered, your confirmation email will have the workshop sign-up links. For assistance, please contact convention@lwvc.org.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
12:00-1:30 pm

Delegate & Parliamentary Briefing

Virtual conferences are still new to us all. Join us for a briefing on how to cast a vote, submit a motion, and queue for debate. The Parliamentarian will also go over some basics in our procedural rules.


Local Redistricting – Engaging the Public

Redistricting criteria includes the concept of “communities of interest.” Learn from our panel of redistricting coalition members how to engage them to make a difference at the local level. Hear about some of the issues of concern in localities.

Presenters: Helen Hutchison, LWVC Director and Chris Carson, LWV Los Angeles


Top Water Concerns in 2021

Join us for an update on recent LWVC Water Committee activities and an opportunity for League members from around the state to share their water concerns.

Presenters: Jane Wagner-Tyack, LWV San Joaquin County and Roberta Borgonovo, LWV San Francisco


Tuesday, June 8, 2021
5:00-6:30 pm

Join our LWVC Climate Effort

Learn about the many areas the LWVC Climate Change Task Force is working.  We’ll highlight work on Food, Soils, and Agriculture, Wildfires, Climate Justice, Electrication of Buildings and Vehicles, and Municipal and Regional Climate Action Plans. Understand the whys and whats of the LWVC Climate legislative effort. See how you can get yourself and your Local League involved in climate. We can make a difference, but we need as many hands on deck as possible!


Best Practices for League Treasurers

Join us to hear suggestions on best practices for being a League Treasurer, general nonprofit Board reporting requirements, new reporting requirements from Attorney General, and what resources are available for you. Workshop also will include time to ask questions and share tricks other treasurers do to simplify the job.

Presenters: Jacquie Canfield, LWV Fresno; and Frances Carrillo, LWV San Diego


Great League Voter Service Ideas

Local Leagues share their best projects. Come hear more about how other Leagues are changing the game in voter service.

Presenter: Nancy Mahr, LWV Palos Verdes Peninsula


Advanced Techniques for Facilitating Effective Conversations

Join Aaron Wolowiec from Event Garde and an intimate group of no more than 20 attendees to learn techniques for facilitating effective conversations. In this special workshop, you will cover the concept of group commitments, managing difficult personalities, and facilitating with a diversity, equity and inclusion lens.

This is a special event. An additional ticket is required for admission. The two sessions will cover the same information. Each session is limited to 20 attendees, first come first served.


Wednesday, June 9, 2021
12:00-1:30 pm

Using the New Homelessness Action Policy and Toolkit

What can a local League do about homelessness issues?  How can we help to improve services?  What works and what doesn’t.  What sorts of resources are available? Join our workshop to learn how the Homelessness Action Policy and Toolkit can help your League in regards to local issues.

Presenter: Teri Neustaedter, LWV Beach Cities


Get Out the Vote: Engaging Diverse Communities

Join this workshop to hear from a group of California community based organizations who ran successful Get out the Vote campaigns for the 2020 General Election.  Learn how each organization defined who they wanted to reach, planned their strategies for how to reach those people, executed the work, and what the results were.  You will also see samples of the kinds of creative media and messaging developed.  These projects set the bar for data driven development and execution of purpose driven civic communication with a specific focus on historically underrepresented voters.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolkit, including People First Language

Join this workshop to learn about our new DEI Toolkit, including how to frame language to ensure that, in your partnerships and community education, you are using language that centers people and their experiences. This is a critical piece in our work on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Also learn about the DEI Task Force and how you can be involved!

Presenters: The LWVC DEI Task Force – Gloria Chun Hoo, LWV San Jose/Santa Clara; Syeda Inamdar, LWV Fremont/Newark/Union City; and Adena Ishii, LWV Berkeley/Albany/Emeryville


Advanced Techniques for Facilitating Effective Conversations

Join Aaron Wolowiec from Event Garde and an intimate group of no more than 20 attendees to learn techniques for facilitating effective conversations. In this special workshop, you will cover the concept of group commitments, managing difficult personalities, and facilitating with a diversity, equity and inclusion lens.

This is a special event. An additional ticket is required for admission. The two sessions will cover the same information. Each session is limited to 20 attendees, first come first served.


Wednesday, June 9, 2021
5:00-6:30 pm

The LWVC Housing Position and How to Use It

Learn how to use the Housing Position to address housing issues in your community.  What is RHNA and why does it matter?  What can you do about affordable housing?  What kind of educational programs can LWV offer to help the community discuss contentious housing issues?


Great League Advocacy & Community Education Ideas

Local Leagues share their best projects. Come hear more about how other Leagues are changing the game in advocacy and community education. 

Presenter: Chris Carson, LWV Los Angeles


Wednesday, June 9, 2021
7:00-8:00 pm

Budget Adjustment Committee [Click here to register]

The Budget Adjustment Committee will be available to discuss any proposed amendments to the budget. Keep in mind any motion to amend the proposed budget contained in the Convention Workbook must be presented to the Budget Adjustment Committee before introduction by 12:00 PM on Thursday, June 10, 2021.


Thursday, June 10, 2021
12:00-1:30 pm

Who Needs a Parliamentarian, Anyway?

You do!  Contrary to popular belief, parliamentary procedure isn’t intended to make running a meeting more complicated.  Its purpose is to uphold basic League principles – encouraging civil discourse and ensuring that every person in the meeting has an opportunity to be heard.  This workshop will provide a brief refresher course on the uses of parliamentary procedure, suggest ways to streamline your meetings, and cover changes related to the “new normal” of virtual meetings.

Presenters: Jeanne Brown, LWV San Diego; Robbie Davis, LWV Pasadena Area; Caroline de Llamas, LWV East San Gabriel Valley; and Jackie Jacobberger, LWV North & Central San Mateo County


Increase Community Outreach with My League Online (MyLO): Tips & Tricks

Set your site up for success with our built-in tools and learn how to increase your online visibility. Each site comes equipped to improve its own search engine optimization (SEO) and social media integration. We’ll demonstrate each of these tools that are already at your fingertips and provide additional recommendations that can increase your site traffic. Join us!

Presenters: Amaris LeBron and Elizabeth Leslie, LWVC Staff


The Basics of Local League Advocacy

Local government is the place where decision making has the most immediate impact on a community. Whether it’s an issue of housing, local campaign finance, police conduct, sales tax, redistricting, libraries, water quality, and many more issues local Leagues can influence cities, counties, and special districts.  Learn how to apply League positions to analyze proposals to make your League an effective advocate.

Presenters: Carol Moon Goldberg, LWVC President and Gail Wallace, LWV Oakland


Thursday, June 10, 2021
5:00-6:30 pm

Maximizing Post-Pandemic Events

When physical distancing restrictions are lifted and social life can resume, there will be a new normal regarding attendee participation in meetings and events. Virtual meetings taught us efficient ways to interact remotely, and we need to recognize the benefits of virtual meetings so we can incorporate them into future events. Examples will include candidate forums.

Presenters: Lori Thiel and Kim Knox, LWV San Diego


And Justice for All: How to Make a Difference in Your Community through Criminal Justice Reform

Using the LWVC Criminal Justice Position and Toolkit to address equity and justice issues in your community. What is a police use-of-force policy and why does it matter?  What can you do about law enforcement accountability?  What kind of educational programs can LWV offer to help your community discuss alternatives to the carceral system? OPTIONAL: we’re interested in your feedback to inform the workshop http://bit.ly/LWVCCJsurvey2021

Presenters: Norma Nelson, LWV Sacramento County; Jen Tse, Jennifer Waggoner, and Jenn Wong, LWV San Francisco

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