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The size and scope of today's budget deficits and longstanding planning battles mean that decisions can no longer be left to bargaining at the "stakeholder" level, instead a growing number of leaders are "looking out" to their residents rather than "looking in" to their own capabilities. 

Professional Certificates

Matt Bronson giving a lecture for Davenport Institute Professional Certificate course

Professional Certificate in Leading Smart Communities: Creating a Better Future Through Emerging Technologies

Summer 2021
Online Via Zoom

In this Professional Certificate, participants will learn how these tech components fit together, and how leadership in this environment demands greater creativity and collaboration.

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Professional Certificate in Advanced Public Engagement for Local Government

Summer 2021
Online Via Zoom

From public safety to city budgets and spending, to planning and environmental policies, today's challenges will be faced with leaders in this program who can re-vitalize public involvement and lead residents engaged in the difficult work of self-government.

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Other Training Opportunities


Half-Day Trainings

The Davenport Institute can customize a half-day public engagement session to fit the particular engagement needs of your government or organization.

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Full-Day Trainings

Looking for a more in-depth engagement? The Davenport Institute can create a customized full-day training to support a variety of needs related to public meetings, stakeholders and more. 

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Technical Support

The Davenport Institute is able to support the specific public engagement needs of your staff through technical support, customized keynotes, trainings, workshops and webinars.

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Who Should Attend

City Staff (City Managers, Planners, etc.)

Elected Officials (Mayors, Council Members)

School District Leaders (Superintendents, School Board Members)

County Staff and Officials

Regional Governance Leaders (COGs)

Want to Host a Training?

For more information about bringing a Davenport Institute full-day or half-day training session to your municipality or organization, contact our team.


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