Upcoming Trainings and Events

Below is a list of training opportunities that may be of interest in the coming months:

League Training - City Government 101: What Every Elected Official Needs to Know
December 6, 2012
Mesa Convention Center - Palo Verde Room
Mesa, AZ

This training is a one day course based on the League's annual Newly Elected Officials Training. Presented in conjunction with the Arizona Municipal Clerks' Association, it will cover the basics of serving as an elected official in an Arizona city or town. The cost of the training is $65. For further details click here.

Click here to register.

ULI: The Annual Boards and Commissions Conference
December 7, 2012
Black Canyon Conference Center
Phoenix, AZ

This one-day event for new and seasoned elected and appointed officials and staff from Arizona cities, towns and counties will hone decision-making, nuts and bolts, and leadership skills relating to the roles and responsibilities of planning commissions and boards of adjustment. Expert speakers will discuss current trends, case studies, and facilitate an interactive dialogue in both plenary and break-out sessions. Click here for further details.

The Arizona Citizen Planner 101
Please see website for dates
University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension

The University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension is pleased to announce the launching of a new online course related to land use planning. The Arizona Citizen Planner 101™ (AzCP 101) is a 10-hour online course designed for Planning Commissioners and Elected Officials throughout the state. Enrollees will learn the importance and role of their county or city's planning commission as well as about their respective planning processes. The course is self-paced and accessible at any time with an Internet connection. Planning jurisdictions around the state will find this course invaluable in bringing new planning commissioners and elected officials up to speed on the state's planning statutes, their jurisdiction's planning authorities, the role of public participation in developing plans and a host of other useful topics. It is also a great refresher course for public officials who may want to hone their decision-making skills.

The enrollment fee is $99. A certificate is available upon completion of all units.

This course was adapted for Arizona municipal and county planning officials by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in partnership with Michigan State University's American Citizen Planner Institute and the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association.

To connect to the course website, go to http://extension.arizona.edu/arizona-citizen-planner-101 From here, you can access a free preview of the course or enroll.

If you have any questions about the course, contact Mark Apel, UA Cooperative Extension, email: mapel@cals.arizona.edu or telephone: 520-458-8278, ext. 2181.

Ramsey Executive Education Program
Management & Leadership Institute

Please see website for dates
ASU Mercado, Phoenix

Strategic organizational and personal growth opportunities, leadership development, skills enhancement, and a forum to exchange innovative ideas and best practices with other public sector professionals await you. The 2012/2013 Management and Leadership Institute offers six days (one per month) of information-driven and highly interactive sessions designed to identify and develop strategies to resolve problems, address challenges you face every day and make the most of new opportunities. Click here to visit the Bob Ramsey Executive Education website to learn more about the sessions and to register.

League of Arizona Cities and Towns
1820 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ  85007
Phone: 602-258-5786
Fax: 602-253-3874

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