Professional Certificate in Advanced Public Engagement for Local Government
Three-Day Intensive Workshop for Local Government Practitioners
In response to the growing interest from local leaders, the Pepperdine School of Public Policy and the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership have developed a professional certificate program that offers a deep dive into public engagement at the local level.
In an age where trust in government (and indeed in all institutions) is at an all time low, and indifference toward local government is at an all time high, the very future of local representative democracy requires leaders with a new skill – an ability to break through cynicism and mistrust and engage residents in local policy. From public safety, to city budgets and spending, to planning and environmental policies, today's challenges need leaders who can re-vitalize public involvement and lead residents engaged in the difficult work of self-government.
Over this long-weekend at our Malibu campus, mid-career professionals will be prepared to lead a publicly-engaged organization by gaining a deep understanding of the context, purpose, and best practices for engaging residents in the decisions that affect their lives and communities.
July 28-30, 2017
Class Meets: 8 am-6pm
$1990. Includes instruction and materials, meals and optional welcome dinner.
Thursday Night Welcome Dinner Featuring Stephen Goldsmith
Participants are invited to join us on Thursday, July 27 for a kick-off dinner with special guest Stephen Goldsmith. Goldsmith is the Daniel Paul Professor of Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in Government Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He directs Data-Smart City Solutions, the Project on Municipal Innovation and the Civic Analytics Network and is author of The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance. He has also served as Deputy Mayor of NYC and as Mayor of Indianapolis.