Academies/Summits

Academies/
Summits

Academies and Summits 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 and Summits 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.

PARKS & RECREATION

February 14–16, 2023

Proposes strategies for programs, writing grants, ADA requirements, staffing, and providing safety for parks & aquatic centers

This Academy is designed for all parks and recreation management-level personnel.

Registration now open!

LEADERSHIP

March 28–30, 2023

Discusses the complex and challenging demands on local governments, requiring leaders to be effective and accountable in an era of limited resources

This Academy is designed all senior management-level employees and department directors.

Registration now open!

NEW EXECUTIVE

April 3–6, 2023

Provides the essential building blocks to develop, establish, and embed risk management as a business process within your agency

This Academy is geared toward new or future city managers and agency chief executives.

Registration opens February 2023

HUMAN RESOURCES

April 25–27, 2023

Delivers essential training for human resources management and support staff and offers basic theory and practical techniques for everyday problems solving

This Academy is for HR professionals with essential training for management and support staff.

Registration opens February 2023

ELECTED OFFICIALS SUMMIT

May 15–17, 2023

Offers the essential building blocks to develop, establish, and embed risk management as a business process within your agency, as well as an understanding of the basic concepts, principles, and applications of risk management

This Summit is designed for elected officials in office longer than their initial two years.

Registration opens March 2023

NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS

June 4–6, 2023

Focuses on how to be a productive member of a governing body and how to manage the limits of local government

This Summit is designed for elected officials still within their initial two years in office.

By invitation only

PUBLIC WORKS

June 27–29, 2023

Emphasizes the best practices needed to manage public works risk exposure.

This Academy is geared toward public works directors, managers, and supervisors.

Registration opens April 2023

PUBLIC SAFETY

August 22–24, 2023

Provides information on best practices for managing risk within public safety departments including how to assist with mitigating risk through enhanced communication with city executives and staff, elected officials and departmental staff.

This Academy is intended for law enforcement and fire personnel.

Registration opens June 2023

MANAGEMENT

October 24–26, 2023

Presents participants with unique approaches to help improve the performance, motivation, and commitment of employees

This Academy is designed for entry-level managers and supervisors.

Registration opens August 2023

TRAINING REGISTRARS

November 13–16, 2023

Provides attendees with an enhanced understanding of the Authority’s learning management system (myJPIA) and training program

This Academy is for those at member agencies that are tasked with managing the training for other employees.

Registration opens September 2023

FINANCE OFFICERS

February 6–7, 2024

Provides attendees with a better understanding of the Authority’s member data requests, how claims reserves are established, and what municipal agencies can do to prepare for insurance renewals

This Academy is designed for agency finance officers.

Registration opens December 2023

EXECUTIVE SUMMIT

April 9–11, 2024

Provides a platform for networking, learning, and sharing information about establishing a culture of risk management, and to better manage risk through leadership

This Summit is geared toward tenured city managers and agency chief executives.

Registration opens February 2024

RISK MANAGEMENT

January 24–26, 2023

Provides the essential building blocks to develop, establish, and embed a proactive risk management process within your agency

This Academy is solely designed for those having primary risk management responsibility and that manage their agency's risk exposure.

Registration is closed.