The Local Governance Summer Institute (LGSI@Stanford) offers city managers, county executives, regional directors, and other senior local government officials from throughout the West the opportunity to exchange and acquire tools for improving local government performance and enhancing prospective analytical capacity to innovate and anticipate societal change.
In this week-long institute, instructors challenge participants to consider long-view policy considerations and issues, such as technological advances and the transition to a low carbon economy in local government decisionmaking, while at the same time addressing current challenges facing our communities.
Themes covered in the institute range widely:
Stanford University faculty and other highly experienced leaders in the local government management profession will introduce participants to new ideas and perspectives in problem-solving and strategic thinking. They will also expose participants to the new realities of fast-moving technological advances and environmental change.
The program fosters active participation and provokes insightful discussion and debate on public management issues. Participants discover innovative approaches to problem-solving in the stimulating environment of Stanford University, Silicon Valley and San Francisco, California.
Opportunity for ICMA Certification
LGSI@Stanford incorporates the International City/County Management Association’s (ICMA) Practices for Effective Local Government Management in four specific areas:
Arrangements will be made to assist participants who wish to start the process of obtaining their ICMA credentials by completing their self-assessment during the program.