Leadership Academy


The California JPIA’s next Leadership Academy will focus on the increasingly complex and challenging demands on local governments requiring leaders to be more effective and accountable in an era of limited resources. The academy is designed to respond to these demands by expanding the ability of senior management to think strategically and apply skills that will enable them to achieve effective, sustainable results.

The academy takes place in a small group setting and features interactive exercises to augment the learning environment. The sessions are practitioner-focused and designed to enhance organizational effectiveness.


  • The Job-Person Environment Assessment
  • Trust, strategic thinking and innovation
  • A leader’s role in liability and workers’ compensation
  • Transforming your organization through great leadership
  • Public service ethics/making decisions in the gray zone
  • Conflict resolution: leadership strategies, tools, and techniques to help employees get along


The academy is designed for all senior management-level employees and department directors.