Academies

We are pleased to announce Academies 2022 will be in-person training.

Academies are training seminars that primarily focus on a specific public sector discipline. Each program is a multi-day training that presents essential theories and techniques in order to provide pragmatic solutions to solving everyday problems. Academies are designed to expand the abilities of managers, supervisors, and leaders in areas including delegating, motivating, organizing, and working under pressure. Attendees will learn how to apply these skills which will enable them to meet the daily demands of their agency while exhibiting ethical standards among employees and citizens.

    • RISK MANAGEMENT
      January 18–20, 2022
      Provides the essential building blocks to develop, establish, and embed a proactive risk management process within your agency
    • PARKS & RECREATION
      February 8–10, 2022
      Proposes strategies for programs, writing grants, ADA requirements, staffing, and providing safety for parks & aquatic centers
    • LEADERSHIP
      March 15–17, 2022
      Discusses the complex and challenging demands on local governments, requiring leaders to be effective and accountable in an era of limited resources
    • HUMAN RESOURCES
      April 19–21, 2022
      Delivers essential training for human resources management and support staff and offers basic theory and practical techniques for everyday problem solving
    • GOVERNANCE LEADERSHIP
      May 2–4, 2022
      Offers seasoned elected officials a forum to learn and share insight about effective and ethical leadership
    • NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS
      Summer 2023
      Focuses on how to be a productive member of a governing body & how to manage the limits of local government

      COMING SUMMER 2023

    • PUBLIC WORKS
      June 21–23, 2022
      Geared toward public works directors, managers, and supervisors, and emphasizes best practices needed to manage public works risk exposures

  • MANAGEMENT
    September 20–22, 2022
    Presents participants with unique approaches to help improve the performance, motivation, and commitment of employees