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Davenport Co-Leads Session at CUPSO Annual Conference

Our Assistant Director Pooja Bachani Di Giovanna co-led a session on teaching and training lessons learned during the pandemic with the Director of the Center for Public Leadership and Governance at the University of North Carolina, Peg Carlson, at the Consortium of University Public Service Organizations Annual Conference.

public engagement certificate participants on zoom

Spring 2023 Public Engagement Certificate Program A Success!

The Davenport Institute concluded its Spring 2023 Public Engagement Certificate Program in late March. The program takes place over the course of six weeks, and our curriculum prepares local government leaders with best practices to better engage with residents in their community.

students listening to Drew Powers

2023 Davenport Institute's City Manager in Residence with Drew Powers

This year, the Davenport Institute hosted its annual City Manager in Residence Program with Drew Powers, the City Manager of Thousand Oaks, California.

students listening to Ron Galperin

Davenport Discussion with Ron Galperin

This month, the Davenport Institute hosted former Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin for lunch and a discussion with students.

Ashley Trim Labosier giving a presentation

The Davenport Institute Launches New Local Government Training Series

In December of 2021, the Davenport Institute was selected by the California Association of Realtors (CAR) to deliver a training series covering the ins and outs of local government in California.

Lance Christensen

Professional Certificate in Public Engagement Summer '22 Kickoff

This summer, we are kicking off our second summer cohort for our signature Professional Certificate in Public Engagement for Local Government. The certificate is aimed at ensuring that mid-career professionals in local government and the nonprofit sector are prepared to lead a publicly-engaged organization.