FREE NACo Webinars on Cyber, Civic Engagement, and Behavioral Health

The National Association of Counties (NACo) hosts free webinars every month to provide county leaders and professionals with knowledge on best practices and hot topics in various areas.

Join NACo for the following webinars September 7th through September 14th:

TechKnow Series: NACo Tech Xchange Overview – Resources and Tools for Your CIO Strategy 

September 7th, 2023 | 1 P.M. – 2 P.M.          REGISTRATION

Overview – This is a first in a series of meet-ups this fall that will a) focus on the resources available on the NACo Tech Xchange Portal (guides, policy templates, job description samples, best practices) and b) introduce the fall series on “Charting Your AI path”. Hear relevant information from members of the NACo Technology Advisory Council, as well as NACo staff.

Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: The Junior Commissioner Program and Civic Engagement for Youth

September 7th, 2023 | 3 P.M. – 4 P.M.          REGISTRATION

Overview– Are you interested in engaging the next generation in civic participation and community leadership? The Junior Commissioner program offered by Knox County, Tennessee provides an excellent opportunity for young people to learn about local government and engage in civic and public service within their community. In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of civic engagement for the next generation by exploring how the Junior Commissioner program is helping young people develop leadership skills, gain a better understanding of how local government works, and contribute to their communities. Join us as we hear from Knox County Commissioner Larsen Jay about the impact of the program on participants and their communities. We will also discuss best practices for developing and implementing similar programs in your community and tips on engaging young people.

NACo Cyberattack Simulation: Ransomware

September 11th, 2023 | 1 P.M. –  September 15th , 2023 | 2 P.M.          REGISTRATION

Overview – In response to the growing threat landscape and complexity of the interdependent and networked business of counties, NACo is partnering with the Professional Development Academy and their community of CISOs, CIOS, risk managers and cyber leaders to launch cyberattack simulation training.

*The Cyber simulation registration is free for any county member during the live simulation and two weeks after to have access to the platform.

*NACo Tech Xchange unlimited subscribers can register unlimited members to have access to the current cyber simulation and prior simulations for an unlimited period of time. This enables you and your team to go back and access resources and review types of simulations at no additional cost.


US Counties & Emerging Cybersecurity Trends
September 13th, 2023 | 1 P.M. – 2 P.M.          REGISTRATION
Overview – The diverse landscape of US counties faces an evolving array of emerging cybersecurity trends. As technology becomes increasingly integrated into our daily lives, counties must contend with challenges such as ransomware attacks, data breaches, and phishing scams that can compromise sensitive information and disrupt vital services. The interconnectedness of critical infrastructure, government operations, and public services magnifies the potential impact of cyber threats. Counties are working to bolster their cybersecurity measures by investing in robust defenses, fostering collaboration with cybersecurity experts, and enhancing employee training to mitigate risks and ensure the integrity of their digital environments. This presentation will provide actionable steps US county leaders can take to stay ahead of these emerging trends to maintain the security and privacy of their citizens in an increasingly digital age.

Behavioral Health Town Hall: Best Practices to Support the County Workforce
September 13th, 2023 | 1 P.M. – 2 P.M.          REGISTRATION

Overview – Behavioral health issues in the workforce come with a significant impact. Join this webinar to get a better understanding of the current gaps in treatment, the benefits of investing in employee health in a meaningful way, conventional solutions that every county can use, and an innovative program that reaches people before they are in crisis. Get answers to your questions about effectively supporting employee mental health, the best way to drive engagement in these programs, and more.


September 14th, 2023 | 2 P.M. – 3 P.M.          REGISTRATION

Overview – In response to a growing need for behavioral health care services, counties are working to establish and bolster access to comprehensive continuums of care for their community members. One critical component of these systems of care is the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, which was established in July 2022 and has come to serve as an entry point for individuals seeking access to behavioral health services and treatment. In this panel discussion, experts and county leaders will discuss the role of 988 in building and supporting comprehensive behavioral health care systems.

Unable to attend the live webinar? Visit NACo Education on Demand for previously recorded trainings.