Issue 117 - November 2021
Training Update: 2022 Academies Will Be In-PersonBy Michelle Aguayo
The California JPIA has announced that the 2022 training academies will return to an in-person format at a hotel setting. Registration for the academies will remain a request-based process with an email announcement to members indicating that registration requests can be submitted.
The Authority canceled most of its in-person academies in 2020 due to the pandemic. Academies were resumed in 2021, as the Authority worked with speakers and staff to create virtual/online academies. A total of 219 attendees attended the seven different academies. The Authority utilized a studio on its La Palma campus where these virtual academies were broadcast live.
Following is information on the 2022 academies.
The Risk Management Academy, geared toward an agency’s risk management contact, will be held January 18–20 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego. Requests for registration have already begun and will close on December 3, 2021.
The Parks and Recreation Academy, geared toward managers and supervisors of an agency’s parks and recreation department, is scheduled for February 8–10 at the Hyatt Regency, Indian Wells.
Held biennially, the Leadership Academy is scheduled for March 15–17 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego. This academy is best attended by department heads, managers, and supervisors.
Specific to human resources professionals, the Human Resources Academy will be held at the Allegretto Resort in Paso Robles from April 19 to 21.
The newest Authority academy, the Governance Leadership Academy, which was held in 2021 for the first time, has been scheduled for May 2–4 at Hotel Paseo in Palm Desert. This academy was created for local agency officials who have been in office for more than two years.
Another academy for agency officials is the Newly Elected Officials Academy, geared towards local agency officials who have been in office for two years or less and first seated between September 2020 through April 2022. This academy will be held in June with the date and location to be determined.
The annual Public Works Academy is scheduled for June 21–23 at the Allegretto Resort, Paso Robles. All managers and supervisors in public works departments are welcome to request a registration once available.
The last academy of the year, the Management Academy, geared towards new managers and supervisors, will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells from September 20 to 22.
For more information on the Authority’s training academies, please contact Training Coordinator Michelle Aguayo by email or at (562) 467-8777.< Back to Full Issue Print Article