Hi Chuck. Thanks for your message. We (UVM Continuing
Education-Professional Programs)have developed and presented 7-8 public
administration programs during the last two years. All but one of those
programs were offered via satellite signal. By using satellite technology
anyone in North America (yes, even South Burlington) could purchase the
program for their city/county and share the program with as many employees
as they wish, rather than just sending one or two people to an on-site
conference. Thereby getting the most for the "training & development"
dollar. One of the missions of Continuing Education and The University of
Vermont is to "extend our resources toward the provision of excellence in
instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and public service to
the citizens of the state, nation and the world." Dr. Ramaley supports this
mission and would certainly encourage local communities to join in on the
The one on-site program we had was also in Charlotte, NC. We've surveyed
this audience for about 5+ years. Vermont (as much as we love it!)is not a
big draw for most conference attendees. They seem to like NC alot! We've
got two teleconferences coming up very soon and our next on-site offering
will be one-day seminars in Portland, OR, Washington, DC and Chicago, IL.
I'll let you and the list know about those programs. Thanks again for
At 09:41 PM 3/17/99 -0500, you wrote:
>>The University of Vermont presents a two-day conference
>>entitled "Emergency & Disaster Relief: Using Performance
>>Measures to Achieve Better Outcomes" on April 15 - 16, 1999
>>at the Charlotte Hyatt at SouthPark, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
>The disaster conference looks very
>interesting and helpful. Why doesnt UVM
>do a similar conference in Vermont where
>local officials from Vermont would be able to
>attend rather than down in North Carolina.
>My wife is from Charlotte and I have been
>to UNC-Charlotte but I dont remember a
>UVM-Charlotte. (g). Seriously, I recently
>spoke with Dr. Ramaley and we discussed ways
>UVM specialists could help build capacity
>in local governments. This seems like an
>excellent opportunity to do that.