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.
The Davenport Institute currently offers three seminars to help leaders improve their skills in public engagement: a half-day "101" seminar that provides a solid foundation in best practices in public processes, and how leaders can assess their current efforts, and evaluate the level at which to engage their residents; a full-day program that goes deeper into process design and the essentials of meeting facilitation; and a full-day training on what leaders should know about "Gov 2.0." All seminars are aimed toward mid- and upper-level department management, city and county managers, elected officials, civic leaders, and other leaders in local and regional government organizations. See all upcoming training and speaking events here.
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 assistant director Ashley Trim