Upcoming Trainings and Events

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

League Legislative 101: How to Build Relationships and Make an Impact at the State Capitol
Friday, January 18, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m

League of Arizona Cities and Towns, Room 101
Cost: Free

The League's legislative team will walk attendees through the legislative process and discuss strategies for building stronger relationships with your legislators.

Staff will also answer any questions you have about the legislative process and provide information on how you can make the most impact at the state Capitol during the 2013 session.

Please note: : For those who cannot attend this training in person, it will be video recorded and available on the League's YouTube channel.

Registration To register, please email league@azleague.org and provide your name and title, or call 602-258-5786.

2013 PACE Conference on Civic Engagement
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Peoria, AZ

Breaking the Sound of Silence
Join the city of Peoria and Arizona State University for the 2013 PACE conference. This conference will explore breaking the sound of silence, managing civil discourse and the influence of "new" media. Learn what civic engagement and authentic public participation means. Click here for details and to register.

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.

National League of Cities Congressional City Conference
March 10-13, 2013
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, DC

The Congressional City Conference is an annual legislative forum that brings together more than 2,000 elected and appointed city leaders to focus on the federal policy issues that are important to local governments. In addition to providing opportunities to learn about innovative practices implemented at the local level, the conference connects city leaders from across the country with NLC - the organization that members of Congress, the White House, and federal agencies look to for solutions to addressing the nation's economic challenges. Click here for details 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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