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.

All California JPIA academies are offered at no cost to Authority members. Registration also includes lodging, meals, and training materials.

PUBLIC WORKS (Summer)

June 25–27, 2024

Emphasizes the best practices needed to manage public works risk exposure

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

Registration now open!

LEADERSHIP

August 20–22, 2024

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 for all senior management-level employees and department directors.

Registration opens June 2024

MANAGEMENT (Fall)

September 17–19, 2024

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 July 2024

PUBLIC WORKS (Fall)

November 5–7, 2024

Emphasizes the best practices needed to manage public works risk exposure

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

Registration opens September 2024

RISK MANAGEMENT

January 14–16, 2025

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.

PARKS & RECREATION

February 11–13, 2025

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 opens December 2024

PUBLIC SAFETY

March 11–13, 2025

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 January 2025

EXECUTIVE

April 8–10, 2025

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

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

Registration opens February 2025

HUMAN RESOURCES

April 29–May 1, 2025

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 human resources professionals with essential training for management and support staff.

Registration opens February 2025

NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS

June 1–3, 2025

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

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

By invitation only

EXECUTIVE SUMMIT

April 2026

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 March 2026

ELECTED OFFICIALS SUMMIT

May 2026

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 2026

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