Upcoming Trainings and Events

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

ASU School of Public Affairs
Graduate Information Sessions Available
Tuesday, August 6

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: 5:30-6:30 PM in UCENT 480A

  • 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.

7th Annual Rural Policy Forum: Empowering Rural Communities
National Bank of Arizona Headquarters
Phoenix, AZ 85016
August 8-9, 2013

League of Arizona Cities and Towns 2013 Annual Conference
Hilton El Conquistador
Oro Valley, Arizona
August 27-30, 2013

Arizona Sci-Tech Festival Conference
Scottsdale Center for the Arts
Scottsdale, AZ
September 4, 2013

Arizona Graffiti Symposium
Casa Grande Public Safety Facility
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
September 17 - 18, 2013

Arizona Tax Conference
Co-Sponsored by Arizona Association of Assessing Officers and Arizona Department of Revenue
Little America Hotel
Flagstaff, Arizona
September 25-27, 2013

National League of Cities Congress of Cities and Exposition Conference
Earlybird Registration ends July 31!
Seattle, Washington
November 13 - 16, 2013

The Congress of Cities and Exposition will be held in Seattle, WA from November 13 through November 16. The Conference will bring together local leaders from cities across the United States. Participants will find a range of learning and networking opportunities highlighting successful programs from the City of Seattle and communities across the country.

Click here for more information.

Ramsey Executive Education Program
Management & Leadership Institute
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 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
University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension
Please see website for information

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, click here.

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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