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Saturday, March 9 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Active Transportation Leadership Retreat LIMITED

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Active Transportation Leadership Retreat March 8-9, 2019 - Washington, DC
For Organizational Members Only

The League is excited to host the Leadership Retreat again in 2019 to kickoff the National Bike Summit. This event will bring together leaders from city and state-wide advocacy organizations for networking and workshops aimed at increasing capacity and effectiveness, and mapping out better collaboration between local, state, and national groups.

The Leadership Retreat is specifically designed for staff of advocacy organizations so you must sign up using your League organizational membership number. Register by January 4 to get early bird pricing.

We’ll be kicking off Friday, March 8th in the late afternoon with a reception with plenty of time to connect with your peers and counterparts from around the country over food and drinks.

Here’s a snapshot agenda for Saturday March 9th (9am-5pm)
Location:  Courtyard Marriott Crystal City 2899 Richmond Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202 USA 
Club Room

9:00am - 10:00am - Introductions, League Update, and presentation on the 2018 Benchmarking Report

10am - Noon - Breakouts (two sessions)
  • Workshops for city organizations, state organizations, and various program leaders
  • Unconference-inspired networking on topics chosen by you

12:00pm -1:15pm Lunch - Presentation: Incorporating Walking Advocacy into Bicycling Advocacy (w/ speakers from America Walks and Safe Routes to School National Partnership)

1:15pm - 2:45pm
  • Unscheduled Networking Session with peers (pairing assistance will be provided)
  • Planning session for improving engagement and knowledge sharing through in-person meet-ups and Mutual Aid Calls
  • Discussion of operationalizing BFB program at local and state levels

2:45pm - 3:45pm Breakouts

1) Advanced State Level Advocacy: Local Control vs. DOT Reform
Should active transportation advocacy organizations working at the state level emphasize local control, focus on state DOT reform or pursue a hybrid strategy? In this session we present a survey of state advocacy organizations currently active across the U.S., summarize the results visually in matrix form and let these organizations speak for themselves about the underlying factors in their particular states that drive their advocacy priorities and decision-making.
(Facilitated by: Bike Delaware, California Bicycle Coalition, Georgia Bikes, Nebraska Bicycling Alliance and Palmetto Cycling Coalition)

2) Advanced City-Level Advocacy: Building the Strongest Organization for Change
Scott Bricker, Executive Director of BikePGH, will lead a discussion on what has worked for their organization and draw on the experiences of participants to focus on best practices in bicycling and walking advocacy. Organizational leaders from cities of all sizes will benefit from this discussion covering organizational development, coalition building, and adapting to community needs in serving your mission.

3:45pm - 4:30pm Report Out

4:30pm - 5:00pm Wrap up
The National Bike Summit will also feature organizational development sessions of interest to state and local group staff in addition to great programming to improve bicycling advocacy and education at the local, state, and federal levels.

Saturday March 9, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
Courtyard Marriott, Crystal City 2899 Richmond Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202