Upcoming Trainings and Events

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

Strategic Sourcing Summit in Phoenix
Phoenix Convention Center
Executive Conference Center - West Building
100 North Third Street
Phoenix, Arizona

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 (10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., lunch will be provided)

The National League of Cities (NLC), a national sponsor of U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance, invites you to attend a free Strategic Sourcing Summit to learn how to maximize your time and budget through the U.S. Communities program.

Participation in a Strategic Sourcing Summit is a great way to network with your peers from other public agencies and non-profits in Arizona. The educational seminar will provide a complete overview on how to make the most of the U.S. Communities Program:

  • Learn how to save time and money using competitively solicited contracts and online purchasing tools
  • Complete your free U.S. Communities registration if you are new to the program
  • Meet your local U.S. Communities Program Manager
  • Get an update on new and existing contracts from suppliers focusing on the value they provide through their unique product and service solutions
  • Learn how to connect with U.S. Communities suppliers to address your organization's product and services needs while receiving their lowest overall government pricing
To register, point your browser here.

For more information on the Strategic Sourcing Summit in Phoenix, click here for Summit announcement.

U.S. Communities is the only national purchasing cooperative sponsored by NLC and the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.

2013 AzTA/ADOT Transit Conference: Coming Together-Transit Connects Us
Marriott at Tempe Buttes
Tempe, AZ

April 21 - 23, 2013

Join transit professionals from across the state of Arizona at this year's conference at the Marriott-Tempe Buttes for an innovative and informative time focusing on the theme of "Coming Together-Transit Connects Us." The conference will feature three separate tracks addressing current and future needs including an Urban Technical track, an ADOT Training and Education track, and a Partnering track. Each will focus on specific needs of conference attendees.

There are sessions for everyone during the conference. And all of the traditional AzTA/ADOT annual conference program options will be there as well. Join transit exhibitors and vendors for the state's only comprehensive transit show on Monday, and don't miss this year's Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday where nine "best of" awards will be made to deserving people, groups, or organizations where another special conference keynote will be delivered!

Come early on Sunday to enjoy a round of golf or participate as a judge or spectator at the ADOT Operator Roadeo! Join us on Sunday night and Monday night for conference receptions, meet with peers and experts to discuss your local transit needs, and network with professional staff at all levels while enjoying Tempe and the surrounding area.

For more information and to register, click here.

2013 Newly Elected Officials Training
The Wigwam Resort
Litchfield Park, AZ
June 7-8, 2013

For registration and program information, click here.

All city and town elected officials are welcome and encouraged to attend regardless of time in office.

For questions, please contact Matt Lore at 602-258-5786, or mlore@azleague.org.

Arizona City Attorney's Association Annual Conference
Prescott Resort
Prescott, AZ
June 13-14, 2013
Stay tuned for details and registration!

ASU School of Public Affairs
Graduate Information Sessions Available!
Please see below for information from the ASU School of Public Affairs on graduate information sessions that are available.

Evening information sessions are scheduled in time for you to learn about our programs and still have time to apply for summer or fall. Topics covered include admissions, curriculum, and enrollment for our MPA, MPP, and graduate certificate programs. Advisors will be available to answer questions from interested potential students.

Now enrolling! New graduate certificates in Participatory Governance, Policy Informatics, Public Administration, and Public Policy are accepting applications. Certificates consist of only five courses and are a great resume enhancement for current students or previous graduates from any discipline!

When: The following sessions are available (all dates are 5:30-6:30 PM in UCENT 480A)

  • Wednesday, April 3
  • Monday, April 22
  • Thursday, May 23
  • Wednesday, June 19
  • Tuesday, July 16
  • Tuesday, August 6
Where: University Center Building at the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus.

To save your seat, RSVP at http://spa.asu.edu/rsvp/gradinfo.
Want more information? Contact us at 602-496-0450 or email spa@asu.edu.

Ramsey Executive Education Program
Management & Leadership Institute
Please see website for information
ASU Mercado, Phoenix, AZ

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.

The Arizona Citizen Planner 101
Please see website for information
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 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.

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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