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Collapse (Premium Version) The Next Big Things: The Next Twenty Years in Local Government

The Next Big Things report, available for free on www.transformgov.org, highlights 44 trends in four categories – Resources, Technology, Demographics and Governance – that could impact how local government operates in the next generation. The Premium Version includes Section V. of The Next Big Things report. In this download you will find three activities to help your community put The Next Big Things to work, and become future ready. This includes The Big Sort, Designing Community Scenarios, and a Foresight Workshop toolkit.

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Original Product Date: September 24, 2015
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Collapse Community Connections White Paper

An Alliance for Innovation white paper on citizen engagement and community connections written in collaboration by ASU Professors Dr. James Svara and Dr. Janet Denhardt.

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Original Product Date: September 01, 2010
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Essays on the Value of Public Service essays.

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Original Product Date: November 30, 2011
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Collapse $ave Your City

There is an alternative to the conventional, often problematic, answers to deal with government funding crises.  Governments can readily find companies which will happily volunteer to pay for the use of government assets.  Think of it as a rental fee, a fee that governments charge businesses which can increase their earnings by making temporary and contractually specified use of the kinds of access to the public that only publicly-owned properties can provide.

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Original Product Date: June 25, 2013
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Collapse Applying for Awards Guide ebook

Winning awards lends distinction and prestige to recipients. While the award submittal process can be long and arduous, the payoff for receiving the recognition for your efforts is oftentimes immeasurable. Winning an award provides a feel good effect on the submitters that boosts morale as well as the reputation of the organization.

Identifying the right awards to submit for is an exercise that combines your organization's interest areas along with your areas of expertise and success. It is important to find awards that are a good fit for your organization in that you meet the criteria, the program is well established and the submittal process will not drain your organization’s resources to complete. With that said, submitting awards takes time and crafting a good submittal is the only way to ensure you will stand out when it comes time for the reviewers to evaluate your application.

At the Alliance for Innovation we have had an active awards program since 2007. In that time we have seen thousands of award applications and have experience understanding what makes an award stand out. This toolkit captures the Alliance’s best ideas and advice for applying for awards in the local government arena.

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Collapse Economic Development iBundle

Check out these great resources for learning about how local governments are meeting today’s Economic Development challenges.  Purchase all three in an “iBundle” discount or purchase them individually.

  • Economic Development Strategies in Local Government – Digital Document

This digital document contains 25 examples of local governments creating economic development strategies to meet the challenges of today while looking toward the future.  These examples recognize the factors of Innovation economics and the community’s role as an economic driver. Includes several examples of Business Incubators.

  • Economic Strategies for Job Generation – Webinar on Demand (90 minutes)

This webinar focuses on new programs and strategies to grow jobs at the local level.  A panel of experts share their insights on developing business incubators, creating funding mechanisms to stimulate job growth and targeting industries that support the local economy.

  • Events and Tourism as Economic Drivers – Webinar on Demand (90 minutes)

Local governments are capitalizing on new thinking to attract tourist dollars to the community and in certain instances the focus has been on creating the places for people to gather.  These strategies are centered on the notion that by using the spaces that were designed for residents, local government can attract visitors and grow tourism dollars to support the financial health of the community.

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Member Price:$100

Nonmember Price: $175

Individual Prices

Economic Development Strategies in Local Government: Members - $25; Nonmembers - $50

Economic Strategies for Job Generation:
Members - $75; Nonmembers - $125

Events and Tourism as Economic Drivers: Members - $75; Nonmembers - $125

These resources are available “On Demand” – no wait!  Store on your desktop, laptop, smartphone, or other portable device. 

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Original Product Date: May 16, 2013
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Collapse Human Resources Issues in Local Government iBundle

This iBundle includes:  

BUILDING A SKILLED WORKFORCE IN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Creating a culture of life-long learning in an organization can be a cost-effective approach to succession planning and an exciting way to strengthen the internal structure.  This OnDemand resource is a collection of 14 case studies and articles centered on building an organization highly skilled and prepared for the challenges of the 21st Century.  Includes creative initiatives such as the following:

  • City of Olathe’s (KS) partnership with the University of Kansas to provide supervisory leadership training
  • Arlington County’s (VA) Leaders Challenge Program
  • City of Tyler’s (TX) Lean Sigma program (which they estimate has saved the City $2.4 Million) and internal City University
  • City of Montgomery’s (OH) Culture of Continuous Improvement

Also features more local government case studies as well as articles on Succession Planning, Emergenetics, and more.

WELLNESS INITIATIVES IN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Successful wellness programs allow local governments to both reduce costs and provide health benefits that attract high quality employees desiring a career in public service.  This OnDemand resource contains 12 case studies of local governments initiating Wellness programs with positive results.  Includes such measurable results as the following:

  • The City of Dublin, OH employees in the “high-risk health” category have dropped from 11.1% to 5.4% in three years; meanwhile the “low-risk health” employees increased from 65.1% to 76.1% during the same period.
  • The City of Las Vegas, NV has seen hospitalizations decrease by 25%; reduced the escalation in City spending from 15% to 3.2% annually with a slightly higher employee base, and without reducing benefits or increasing employee coinsurance costs.
  • In Manatee County, FL, diabetes related hospitalization has decreased 86% since inception of its program resulting in an annual savings of $430,000.


BUILDING LEADERS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION
This 1 ½ hour webinar recording looks at cost effective approaches to develop in-house programs to cultivate leaders within the organization.  Discussion topics include the following:

  • Competency Models for Public Sector Leadership Development Programs
  • Selection of Participants
  • Resources for Instruction
  • Using Project Teams to Enhance Leadership Skills
  • Measuring Success

 

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Collapse Local Government Transparency Through Dashboards iBUNDLE

iBundle of the Making Local Governmental Transparency a Reality Through Dashboards Webinar on Demand and Local Government Transparency Through Dashboards Digital Document.

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Collapse Regionalism/Shared Services in Local Government I-Bundle

The concept of shared services is not new but the recent fiscal crisis has inspired many local government professionals to seek creative ways to engage their neighboring communities in hope of discovering more efficient and cost-reducing strategies.  This Innovation Bundle contains some of the best examples today of local governments coming together to work for the common good of their region and respective communities.  It includes lessons learned - some the hard way - challenges and obstacles and the positive results that have emerged.  Also included are sample agreements, reports, articles, guides, shared perspectives, and even a full-length webinar that offers the views and lessons learned by 4 professionals experienced in the difficult but often very rewarding work of shared services.

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Original Product Date: February 23, 2012
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Collapse Economic Development Strategies in Local Government

We are in the midst of a fast-changing world where the Knowledge Economy is hurdling toward an emergent Network Economy.  The need for partnerships, collaboration and innovative economic development strategies is paramount for a sustainable future.

 

This digital document contains 25 examples of local governments creating economic development strategies to meet the challenges of today while looking toward the future.  Examples include the City of Virginia Beach, who recognized that early education is a workforce issue with long-lasting impact on the local economy.

 

A key indicator of success for any economic development organization is its ability to constantly evolve to meet the specific needs of the community it serves. No longer can a community rely on its quality of life alone as a successful economic development factor. Businesses are competing globally and, for them to be successful,they must demonstrate a high level of productivity,which is dependent upon the skills of their employees. Virginia Beach, VA “GrowSmart,” City of Virginia Beach, VA

 

These examples recognize the factors of Innovation economics and the community’s role as an economic driver.  Included among these examples are several business incubator programs that have blossomed to create low-cost collaborative environments for R&D and the cultivation of local entrepreneurs. 

 

And it includes a diverse array of challenges, approaches, and community sizes, from cities under 60,000 population like Wellington, FL and Westerville, OH to a big metropolis like Phoenix, AZ.

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Original Product Date: March 21, 2013
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Collapse Environmental Sustainability Programs in Local Government

This digital document contains over 25 examples of local governments on the cutting edge of environmental sustainability issues. The document is divided into three sections: Climate Action Plans; Local Food and Community Gardens; and Green Energy Initiatives. Many of these governments have been recognized by their peers as leaders in environmental sustainability innovation. Examples come from communities in the United States as well as Canada, Sweden, England, and Australia.ability innovation. Examples come from communities in the United States as well as Canada, Sweden, England, and Australia.

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Collapse Local Government Transparency Through Dashboards

This Digital Document presents some of the best current examples of local governments exhibiting transparency to the public through the use of dashboards.  This is a great example of how local governments are increasingly using “open-gov” concepts to be more accountable to the people they serve.  Technological advances such as decreased storage costs and greater broadband accessibility has been able to make this a reality.
When we think of government transparency, we most often think about finances.  While that certainly remains important, some local governments are going beyond the numbers of revenue and spending to report on other public concerns such as environmental issues, Fire/EMS/Police, community culture and human services.  The 13 governments featured in this document have taken steps to be leaders in this trend.

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This Digital Document presents some of the best current examples of local governments exhibiting transparency to the public through the use of dashboards.  This is a great example of how local governments are increasingly using “open-gov” concepts to be more accountable to the people they serve.  Technological advances such as decreased storage costs and greater broadband accessibility has been able to make this a reality.
When we think of government transparency, we most often think about finances.  While that certainly remains important, some local governments are going beyond the numbers of revenue and spending to report on other public concerns such as environmental issues, Fire/EMS/Police, community culture and human services.  The 13 governments featured in this document have taken steps to be leaders in this trend.
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Collapse Performance Management Programs in Local Government

One trend gaining momentum in performance management programs over the last 10 years is the idea of “open” or “transparent” government.  Some local governments are going beyond posting budgets and other internal data on their websites and are now displaying performance measures and performance results in dynamic ways that are visually appealing and easy to digest.  Performance Management Programs in Local Government is a digital document featuring this trend as well as other case studies and other examples of performance management reporting in local governments today.

 

Performance Management Programs in Local Governments contains eight case studies, eight reports and four articles highlighting some of the best current practices and ideas in this critical area.  Highlights include:

 

·         A case study on how the City of Durham (NC) created a new performance management dashboard that engaged its own citizens in the design.  The result was a more transparent government; a more engaged and informed citizenry and news media; and a better understanding of the Strategic Plan alignment by both staff and residents.

·         The City of Rock Hill’s (SC) case study on their cost-effective implementation of a strategic plan and performance accountability system focusing on transparency and accountability both internally and to the public as a whole.

·         Graphically displayed real-time data in a public dashboard easily accessed through the City of Williamsburg’s (VA) website.

·         Community Scorecards and Performance Measures Reports from Fort Collins, CO; Toronto, Ontario; San Antonio, TX; Kirkland, WA and more.

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Original Product Date: October 25, 2012
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Collapse Wellness Initiatives in Local Government

Successful wellness programs allow local governments to both reduce costs and provide health benefits that attract high quality employees desiring a career in public service.  This OnDemand resource contains 12 case studies of local governments initiating Wellness programs with positive results.  Includes such measurable results as the following:

  • The City of Dublin, OH employees in the “high-risk health” category have dropped from 11.1% to 5.4% in three years; meanwhile the “low-risk health” employees increased from 65.1% to 76.1% during the same period.
  • The City of Las Vegas, NV has seen hospitalizations decrease by 25%; reduced the escalation in City spending from 15% to 3.2% annually with a slightly higher employee base, and without reducing benefits or increasing employee coinsurance costs.
  • In Manatee County, FL, diabetes related hospitalization has decreased 86% since inception of its program resulting in an annual savings of $430,000.

 

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Original Product Date: June 28, 2012
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Advance purchase of credits is available for organizations or individuals. Buy credits now and watch On-Demand Webinars at your convenience or use them to purchase digital products. Credits are sold in increments of 3 with a minimum purchase of 6 credits. They can be purchased by members for $20 ($25 value when applied to a store purchase) and non-members for $40 ($50 value when applied to a store purchase). Each credit saves you 20% toward store purchases!


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Collapse 7 Proven Steps to Make Government Deliver Great Results

For the first time in our nation’s history most Americans believe their children will not have as good a life as they enjoy today. Sadly, most Americans also believe that government itself is the largest problem facing our country today – more than terrorism, health care, or runaway debt.

On this Webinar-on-Demand, Alliance for Innovation Senior Fellow Mark Aesch CEO of TransPro Consulting, discusses his new book Saving America: 7 Proven Steps to Make Government Deliver Great Results. Saving America lights the path to reduce the costs of public agencies while increasing the quality of public services. Aesch describes the 7 steps and guiding management principles that participants can begin applying to their organizations and departments immediately. Learn first how to define success for your entire organization, department or a special project – and then discover how to build an actionable, accountable plan to bring that idea to fruition.

Mark Aesch is the CEO of TransPro Consulting, a public sector management firm that has guided government agencies nationwide to increased performance and improved customer satisfaction using the 7 Steps to Success principles captured in Saving America. Mark’s first book Driving Excellence was an Amazon business best seller, called one of CNN Money’s must read books of the year, and is published in 10 countries.

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Original Product Date: October 20, 2016
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Collapse Ambassador Webinar - Six Qualities Linked to Innovation

View the kick off webinar for the Alliance 2011-2012 Ambassador Innovation series.  We have an in-depth discussion on the six qualities associated with innovation based on research by Dr. James Svara, Director, Center for Urban Innovation at Arizona State University and Karen Thoreson, President of the Alliance for Innovation.  

The six qualities we discuss are:
1. Leadership
2. Creativity
3. Internal Collaboration
4. External Partnerships
5. Community Connections
6. Results Focused

This webinar focuses on an overview of all six qualities presented by Karen Thoreson with time for your questions and answers.

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Original Product Date: June 29, 2011
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Collapse Asset Management for Utilities and Beyond

Utilities, local governments and private sector companies are adopting leading asset management practices at an increasing rate.  These practices give organizations tools and methods to better prioritize the allocation of scarce resources, reduce costs without sacrificing quality of services, actively engage employees in transforming the organization, and better justify budgets and investment recommendations to decision makers.

In this webinar, CH2MHILL will discuss the key findings of a groundbreaking study just completed by McGraw Hill (a study sponsored by CH2MHILL) which examines the extent of asset management adoption in the US and Canadian water industries, identifies the benefits that adopters are realizing from asset management, and presents four cases studies of best practices.  CH2MHILL will also explain how asset management provides a framework that can be applied in just about any organization.

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Original Product Date: April 16, 2013
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Collapse Big Data is a Big Deal

Big data is a big deal and it is transforming the way local governments operate and deliver service. Kevin Desouza, Associate Dean at Arizona State University quotes, “Big data is an evolving concept that refers to the growth of data and how it is used to optimize business processes, create customer value and mitigate risk.” From transportation, public safety, utilities, etc. local governments are beginning to explore the new frontier. They are investigating ways to integrate their disparate data sources, build analytical capabilities and move to data driven decision making.

On this Webinar-on-Demand, Kevin Desouza leads a discussion on:

  • What is Big Data and Why is it a Big Deal
  • How local governments are using Big Data to improve the quality of life for its citizens
  • Key Steps to Building a Successful Big Data Project including planning, execution and implementation
  • Hear from Austin, TX and Olathe, KS on how they are embracing the opportunities and coping with the challenges

Dr Kevin C. Desouza serves as the Associate Dean for Research at the College of Public Programs (COPP) and is an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. Desouza has authored, co-authored, and/or edited nine books, the most recent being Intrapreneurship: Managing Ideas within Your Organization. He has published more than 125 articles in prestigious practitioner and academic journals. His work has also been featured by a number of publications such as Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Businessweek, and Computerworld, among others. Desouza has advised, briefed, and/or consulted for major international corporations, non-governmental organizations, and public agencies on strategic management issues ranging from management of information systems, to knowledge management, competitive intelligence, government intelligence operations, and crisis management.

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Collapse Citizen Involvement in the Budget Process

 

Communities across America are today struggling to develop meaningful and fiscally prudent budgets under financial pressures unknown in modern times. Local governments have experienced the severe challenges wrought by weakened economic health, within an environment where citizens seek programs to be sustained and taxes to remain unchanged.

During this webinar, you'll see how other local governments have successfully involved citizens in the budget process to help determine “what they want to keep” – in other words, what objectives are most important to them. We will explore a creative and unique process - Priority Based Budgeting - and learn how it has been implemented in over 18 communities just like yours to better determine how to align the resources allocated in the budget process with the results communities wish to achieve. You’ll hear how other stakeholders (residents, business community, etc.) have been engaged to help define “why their government exists” and influence how decision-makers decide how to allocate scarce resources to the services that are of the highest priority to these stakeholders.

Join us as Chris Fabian and Jon Johnson from the non-profit Center for Priority Based Budgeting (www.pbbcenter.org) demonstrate how this proven approach can be applied in your government.  Chris and Jon are joined by a panel of local government case studies who will share their stories relating to involving citizens in the process of budget decision making.

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Original Product Date: May 18, 2011
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Collapse Effective Strategic Planning

 

How many times have you been part of a strategic planning process that produces an interesting document that sits on the shelf?  Local governments are faced with challenging times that require precise meaningful action.  Strategic Planning, done well is a disciplined process that defines the future of an organization, identifies the changes required to achieve that future and aligns the proper allocation of resources with the desired outcome.

Few management tools are better suited to help address the staggering array of challenges brought about by a changing environment. For a strategic planning process to be successful it must help the organization anticipate and respond to change by clarifying mission and goals, targeting resources and reshaping programs and services.

 

During this webinar panel members will discuss the construction of strategic plans that can act as roadmaps for the future that define actions and align those actions with holistic goals and objectives.

 

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Original Product Date: September 28, 2011
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Collapse Events and Tourism as Economic Drivers Webinar

Are you using your community’s best assets to drive your economic strategies?  New thinking on economic drivers suggest that parks, festivals, sporting facilities and tourist spots can provide a significant economic engine for your community.

Local governments are capitalizing on new thinking to attract tourist dollars to the community and in certain instances the focus has been on creating the places for people to gather.  These strategies are centered on the notion that by using the spaces that were designed for residents, local government can attract visitors and grow tourism dollars to support the financial health of the community.

This is the second part of a three part webinar series on Economic Development.

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Original Product Date: July 26, 2012
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Collapse Healthy Employees – The Best Return on Investment

Health and wellness allows people to enable and maintain a high quality of life and is the heartbeat of the next generation.  At every stage of life, preventive health services hold the promise of improving lives; making them longer, healthier, and more productive.  No person is an island, and just keeping oneself healthy is not enough. We all live in society, but most of us still neglect the importance of ensuring healthy surroundings. Ultimately, every locality needs to take action to keep its environment healthy for its residents, businesses, customers and employees. 

The Alliance for Innovation is pleased to present a Webinar Series dedicated to the topics of health and wellness.  This is Part II of the Series. During Healthy Employees – The Best Return on Investment we take an in depth look at balancing health and wellness benefits with budgets to make local government employees more productive and healthier.  

Part I is In Take Action – Community Wellness Case Studies.

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Original Product Date: October 06, 2010
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Collapse Innovative Approaches to Winter Operations

Two localities, Novi, Michigan and Olathe, KS share internal policies and procedures, how they have built their teams, ideas on how to leverage technology and community techniques to alert their citizens and motorists.


Recently the City of Novi, Department of Public Services, was nationally recognized by the American Public Works Association (APWA) with The Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award, for its advancements in winter maintenance best practices and team building efforts. Matthew T. Wiktorowski has helped to provide service to the residents of the City of Novi for the past 12 years and currently holds the title of Field Operations Senior Manager with the Department of Public Services.


The City of Olathe’s, Department of Public Works was the first American Public Works Association (APWA) accredited Public Works Department in the State of Kansas. The Department’s winter snow and ice operation has been awarded the Salt Institutes “Safe and Sustainable Snow Fighting Award” each of the past six years and continually seeks opportunities to employ innovative management, technology and practices to keep the roadways safe. Zachary Hardy has served the citizens of the City of Olathe, KS for over 14 years and currently holds the title of Assistant Field Operations Manager with the Department of Public Works.

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Collapse Lean Government – The Case for Process Improvement

How do you drive cost savings while improving and enhancing service delivery to your citizens?  This seems like an unrealistic goal, but in today’s times government is called to find ways to do just that.  The concept of lean government is a method used to identify the most efficient, streamlined, and value-added way to provide government services. 

Utilizing lean government practices, organizations are able to transform operations and drive efficiency while identifying needed infrastructure like technology, assessing the required skill sets of employees, and reviewing required policy changes.  Lean Government adopts waste-reducing concepts typically used in a manufacturing environment and applies the principles to procedures in government. 

Involving the workforce is a crucial element to providing quality services in a lean environment.  It includes top management commitment, employees who are encouraged to think out of the box, and an incentive system that rewards employees for meeting customer needs.

During this webinar we explore three government case studies from organizations who have successfully used lean strategies to drive waste out of their processes while increasing the benefits to customers.

Featured government organizations:

·         Cape Coral, FL

·         Pitkin County, CO

·         Palm Bay, FL

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Original Product Date: December 15, 2009
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Collapse Local Government Transparency Through Dashboards

This Digital Document presents some of the best current examples of local governments exhibiting transparency to the public through the use of dashboards.  This is a great example of how local governments are increasingly using “open-gov” concepts to be more accountable to the people they serve.  Technological advances such as decreased storage costs and greater broadband accessibility has been able to make this a reality.
When we think of government transparency, we most often think about finances.  While that certainly remains important, some local governments are going beyond the numbers of revenue and spending to report on other public concerns such as environmental issues, Fire/EMS/Police, community culture and human services.  The 13 governments featured in this document have taken steps to be leaders in this trend.

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This Digital Document presents some of the best current examples of local governments exhibiting transparency to the public through the use of dashboards.  This is a great example of how local governments are increasingly using “open-gov” concepts to be more accountable to the people they serve.  Technological advances such as decreased storage costs and greater broadband accessibility has been able to make this a reality.
When we think of government transparency, we most often think about finances.  While that certainly remains important, some local governments are going beyond the numbers of revenue and spending to report on other public concerns such as environmental issues, Fire/EMS/Police, community culture and human services.  The 13 governments featured in this document have taken steps to be leaders in this trend.
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Collapse Making Governmental Transparency a Reality Through Dashboards

Local governments across the globe are committed to continuous improvement, accountability and transparency.   This includes a movement towards being a more open, data-drive organization focused on results.  Through the use of technology localities are providing the public, staff and businesses with timely, up-to-date information on overall performance, progress towards attaining key outcomes, and the ability to see and influence the direction of the community.
Three communities, Edmonton, AB, Fort Collins, CO, and Williamsburg, VA share their transformational journeys towards making governmental transparency a reality through dashboards.   The webinar kicks off with a brief demonstration of their innovative dashboards, an overview of the functionality and technology, and look at what they are measuring.  We will then dive deeper, discussing: 
 Creating the Culture; Vision, Leadership and Staff Involvement
 Making the Business Case; Internally and Externally; and
 Recommendations on Where to Start;  Regardless of the Size of Your Community

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Local governments across the globe are committed to continuous improvement, accountability and transparency.   This includes a movement towards being a more open, data-drive organization focused on results.  Through the use of technology localities are providing the public, staff and businesses with timely, up-to-date information on overall performance, progress towards attaining key outcomes, and the ability to see and influence the direction of the community.
Three communities, Edmonton, AB, Fort Collins, CO, and Williamsburg, VA share their transformational journeys towards making governmental transparency a reality through dashboards.   The webinar kicks off with a brief demonstration of their innovative dashboards, an overview of the functionality and technology, and look at what they are measuring.  We will then dive deeper, discussing: 
 Creating the Culture; Vision, Leadership and Staff Involvement
 Making the Business Case; Internally and Externally; and
 Recommendations on Where to Start;  Regardless of the Size of Your Community
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Collapse New Organizational Models for Local Government

Do we have the tools and vision to manage in the brave new world; or is a hammer the only tool we have when we think about managing our organizations?  Jim Ley, County Manager, Sarasota County, FL

Today’s “New Normal” isn’t normal in any sense of the word.  It is complex and unpredictable.  The traditional strategies of cost cutting, downsizing and freezing positions are not enough to meet financial constraints.

 

But from a crisis of this magnitude, opportunity is born.  In government it means the opportunity to construct new governmental organizations that are more fluid and less linear.  It provides a chance to redefine service delivery, and create a shared sense of ownership among staff as well as citizens.  The thrust of these new organizational models is not so much the model but the entire change to supra systems inside the organization.  It includes a change to a shared service model as a response to the change in the nature of work. 

 

In this webinar, a panel of local government with experience in organizational change explore new models for local government to meet today’s demands.  The discussion is led by our facilitator Jim Ley, County Manager from Sarasota County and will include two additional local government case studies.

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Original Product Date: October 28, 2010
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Collapse Performance Management Programs in Local Government

One trend gaining momentum in performance management programs over the last 10 years is the idea of “open” or “transparent” government.  Some local governments are going beyond posting budgets and other internal data on their websites and are now displaying performance measures and performance results in dynamic ways that are visually appealing and easy to digest.  Performance Management Programs in Local Government is a digital document featuring this trend as well as other case studies and other examples of performance management reporting in local governments today.

 

Performance Management Programs in Local Governments contains eight case studies, eight reports and four articles highlighting some of the best current practices and ideas in this critical area.  Highlights include:

 

·         A case study on how the City of Durham (NC) created a new performance management dashboard that engaged its own citizens in the design.  The result was a more transparent government; a more engaged and informed citizenry and news media; and a better understanding of the Strategic Plan alignment by both staff and residents.

·         The City of Rock Hill’s (SC) case study on their cost-effective implementation of a strategic plan and performance accountability system focusing on transparency and accountability both internally and to the public as a whole.

·         Graphically displayed real-time data in a public dashboard easily accessed through the City of Williamsburg’s (VA) website.

·         Community Scorecards and Performance Measures Reports from Fort Collins, CO; Toronto, Ontario; San Antonio, TX; Kirkland, WA and more.

Formats Available: Digital Product
Original Product Date: October 25, 2012
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Pros and Cons of Utilizing Public Works Contract Services

Contracting government services is a growing topic for discussion as many municipalities struggle with providing their current thresholds for service and maintaining their asset base while facing budget constraints and internal staff shortages due to recession cut backs and retirements of an aging workforce. This panel type webinar features a moderator with vast experience working for local governments, He discusses his experience with various levels of Public Works staff augmentation that municipalities have utilized to help through various phases of the project lifecycles and daily operations. He also discusses the various tools and metrics that municipalities could consider using as they prepare long-term and strategic planning initiatives.


Two other municipal government leaders on this webinar offer their opinions on contract services. One has used contract services and the other has not, thus providing a forum of various pros, cons and opinions on the benefits and risks of this highly debated topic. Items discussed are costs, benefits, service levels, response times, pensions, effectiveness and other relevant metrics.


Speakers: Dave Zelenok, former Chief Innovation Officer, City of Centennial, CO and currently Local Government Services Manager with HR Green will be joined by two other local government professionals.


Panelists: Scott Niehaus, Village Manager, Village of Lombard Illinois and Denny Nester - City Auditor at City of Colorado Springs.

Formats Available: Pros and Cons of Utilizing Public Works Contract Services
Original Product Date: March 23, 2016
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Collapse Putting the Puzzle Together: Performance Measurement, Continuous Improvement and Accountability

In 2013, the City of Burlington, Ontario was named the top mid-size city in the Greater Toronto Area and the second best city in which to live in Canada. Recognizing that sustaining this status in today’s economy and high service expectation environment was going to be difficult, the City of Burlington began a journey toward performance management and accountability that shared City Council’s strategic agenda and citizen’s vision of “a place where people, nature and business thrive.” To implement the necessary frameworks and support cultural change, the City Manager successfully obtained Council support for staffing a Business Performance Advisory Unit. The mission of this new unit is to support the City's journey to innovative service delivery through performance measurement, accountability and continuous improvement. This team coaches, mentors, teaches and trains service owners, process owners and other members of staff on how to use the new corporate tools, to achieve Burlington’s objective of efficient, effective and economical service delivery.


Session take-a-ways:


A corporate framework and roadmap focusing on service operations and delivery;

Understanding of how Burlington used a performance measurement methodology, real case examples and a hard copy of the staff reference guide for “Results Based Accountability”;

Burlington’s continuous improvement practical application methodology, real case examples and a hard copy of the staff reference guide for “Business Process Management.”

 

Formats Available: Putting the Puzzle Together
Original Product Date: August 17, 2016
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Collapse The Tools of Fiscal Health and Wellness - Part II Priority Based Budgeting Series

The Alliance for Innovation in partnership with the Center for Priority Based Budgeting (CPBB)  has, for the last few years, showcased CPBB'S creative and unique process  - Fiscal Health and Wellness through Priority Based Budgeting (PBB).  This process, which has been recognized by the Alliance, ICMA and GFOA as a best practice, has been adopted in close to 40 communities nationwide.  These local governments have been able to see their organization through a new and “unique lens” as they assess their "picture of Fiscal Health" and strategically lead their communities to focus resource allocation on  the results and outcomes they want to achieve.  
Leadership of these cities, counties and school districts alike find themselves trying to understand and communicate their fiscal position while continuing to provide the community with the quality services being demanded but most likely accomplished with less resources.  The PBB process works to align resources in the budget with the results communities wish to achieve.  In this webinar series, we will focus on two aspects of the Fiscal Health and Wellness through Priority Based Budgeting initiative: Implications for the elected official and the tools being used to provide the "new lens". 

Part II: The Tools of Fiscal Health and Wellness through Priority Based Budgeting

A significant component of priority based budgeting, is the ability to effectively communicate the financial situation.  It includes involving citizens in the ascertaining funding levels for services as well as communicating the end result.  Local governments using PBB have employed a variety of tools during the process which will be explored during the webinar.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Product Date: January 24, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Transparency - Fulfilling the Promise of Open Government

More than ever before, citizens are demanding immediate access to information about how their local government functions.   Technology is changing the way we communicate and interact with not only our communities, but the world. It has also become increasingly important to encourage citizens to play a more active role and stay connected with their cities/counties in ways that are more convenient and accessible.

Open Government transparency initiatives have grown from a desire to create a more accessible and citizen-centric government that fosters communication, accountability and trust. By taking advantage of technology, government leaders have another opportunity for government and citizens to work together in shaping the future of their community.

Transparency allows citizens to be informed about the priorities of their government officials, and to see how their tax dollars are being spent.  Transparency provides for, and encourages, two-way participation and communication between the city/county and residents, businesses and those interested in the operations of local government.   

The Alliance for Innovation webinar Transparency: Fulfilling the Promise of Open Government will take an in depth look at the concepts and decision-making involved in providing a transparent and open local government.  We will look at some of the tools used for financial transparency and will hear from Alliance members who will provide case studies regarding their response to transparency in their communities.

This webinar features the following case studies from the following local governments:

-          Fort Collins, CO

-          Palm Bay, FL

-          Rock Hill, SC

-          Surprise, AZ

 

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Product Date: January 27, 2010
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Collapse Wellness Initiatives in Local Government

Successful wellness programs allow local governments to both reduce costs and provide health benefits that attract high quality employees desiring a career in public service.  This OnDemand resource contains 12 case studies of local governments initiating Wellness programs with positive results.  Includes such measurable results as the following:

  • The City of Dublin, OH employees in the “high-risk health” category have dropped from 11.1% to 5.4% in three years; meanwhile the “low-risk health” employees increased from 65.1% to 76.1% during the same period.
  • The City of Las Vegas, NV has seen hospitalizations decrease by 25%; reduced the escalation in City spending from 15% to 3.2% annually with a slightly higher employee base, and without reducing benefits or increasing employee coinsurance costs.
  • In Manatee County, FL, diabetes related hospitalization has decreased 86% since inception of its program resulting in an annual savings of $430,000.

 

Formats Available: Materials
Original Product Date: June 28, 2012
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse $ave Your City

There is an alternative to the conventional, often problematic, answers to deal with government funding crises.  Governments can readily find companies which will happily volunteer to pay for the use of government assets.  Think of it as a rental fee, a fee that governments charge businesses which can increase their earnings by making temporary and contractually specified use of the kinds of access to the public that only publicly-owned properties can provide.

Formats Available: Online Materials
Original Product Date: June 25, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse 2015 Award Winners - Creating a Replicable Model for Electrical Vehicles

In partnership with Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC), Loveland, CO sought out to create a model that has a high likelihood of substantially increasing EV adoption not only in Colorado, but also across the United States for its ability to be easily replicated in other jurisdictions.

Formats Available: 2015 Award Winners - Creating a Replicable Model for Electrical Vehicles
Original Product Date: January 28, 2016
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Collapse 2015 Award Winners - Whack-a-Watt

Discover the approach Chesterfield County, VA used to promote STEM careers to middle school students. With an interactive dashboard and an engaging district-wide competition, students gained insight to their environmental impacts.

Formats Available: Innovation Burst -2015 Award Winners - Whack-a-Watt
Original Product Date: January 27, 2016
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Collapse 5 Steps to Improving Your Community

This Webinar-on-Demand, a follow-up to “Growing Your Community’s Resilience,” dives deeper into practical examples and looks at the Community Resilience System. The system is a knowledge base of what community resilience is, tools to help communities assess their resilience and resources to help communities take action to become more resilient.

Formats Available: 5 Steps to Improving Your Community's Resilience
Original Product Date: February 23, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Original Product Date: September 23, 2010
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Collapse Economic Development iBundle

Check out these great resources for learning about how local governments are meeting today’s Economic Development challenges.  Purchase all three in an “iBundle” discount or purchase them individually.

  • Economic Development Strategies in Local Government – Digital Document

This digital document contains 25 examples of local governments creating economic development strategies to meet the challenges of today while looking toward the future.  These examples recognize the factors of Innovation economics and the community’s role as an economic driver. Includes several examples of Business Incubators.

  • Economic Strategies for Job Generation – Webinar on Demand (90 minutes)

This webinar focuses on new programs and strategies to grow jobs at the local level.  A panel of experts share their insights on developing business incubators, creating funding mechanisms to stimulate job growth and targeting industries that support the local economy.

  • Events and Tourism as Economic Drivers – Webinar on Demand (90 minutes)

Local governments are capitalizing on new thinking to attract tourist dollars to the community and in certain instances the focus has been on creating the places for people to gather.  These strategies are centered on the notion that by using the spaces that were designed for residents, local government can attract visitors and grow tourism dollars to support the financial health of the community.

iBundle (all three)

Member Price:$100

Nonmember Price: $175

Individual Prices

Economic Development Strategies in Local Government: Members - $25; Nonmembers - $50

Economic Strategies for Job Generation:
Members - $75; Nonmembers - $125

Events and Tourism as Economic Drivers: Members - $75; Nonmembers - $125

These resources are available “On Demand” – no wait!  Store on your desktop, laptop, smartphone, or other portable device. 

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Product Date: May 16, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Economic Development Strategies in Local Government

We are in the midst of a fast-changing world where the Knowledge Economy is hurdling toward an emergent Network Economy.  The need for partnerships, collaboration and innovative economic development strategies is paramount for a sustainable future.

 

This digital document contains 25 examples of local governments creating economic development strategies to meet the challenges of today while looking toward the future.  Examples include the City of Virginia Beach, who recognized that early education is a workforce issue with long-lasting impact on the local economy.

 

A key indicator of success for any economic development organization is its ability to constantly evolve to meet the specific needs of the community it serves. No longer can a community rely on its quality of life alone as a successful economic development factor. Businesses are competing globally and, for them to be successful,they must demonstrate a high level of productivity,which is dependent upon the skills of their employees. Virginia Beach, VA “GrowSmart,” City of Virginia Beach, VA

 

These examples recognize the factors of Innovation economics and the community’s role as an economic driver.  Included among these examples are several business incubator programs that have blossomed to create low-cost collaborative environments for R&D and the cultivation of local entrepreneurs. 

 

And it includes a diverse array of challenges, approaches, and community sizes, from cities under 60,000 population like Wellington, FL and Westerville, OH to a big metropolis like Phoenix, AZ.

Formats Available: Online Materials
Original Product Date: March 21, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Original Product Date: August 31, 2010
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Collapse Environmental Sustainability Programs in Local Government

This digital document contains over 25 examples of local governments on the cutting edge of environmental sustainability issues. The document is divided into three sections: Climate Action Plans; Local Food and Community Gardens; and Green Energy Initiatives. Many of these governments have been recognized by their peers as leaders in environmental sustainability innovation. Examples come from communities in the United States as well as Canada, Sweden, England, and Australia.ability innovation. Examples come from communities in the United States as well as Canada, Sweden, England, and Australia.

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Collapse Green Initiatives - What Works in Local Government

Government in the 21st century is being called upon to lead our communities toward a sustainable future.  It requires local ingenuity, creativity and innovation that is needed to foster a new green economy.  Building sustainable communities is a massive effort that requires government to lead by example. 

Green Initiatives: What Works in Local Government looks at the internal operations in government that produce real long-term energy savings in effect, aiding sustainability efforts.  Panel members will focus on how their governments have saved energy dollars from operational efficiency improvements.  We will discuss what nationally recognized leaders in government are doing, what has worked and produced savings, what hasn’t worked, as well as what the plans are for the future.

This roundtable discussion speaks to the creative solutions explored and results from such initiatives as:

·         Retrofitting fleet

·         Smart growth in transit

·         Effective Traffic Signalization

·         Building LEED Certified Government Facilities

·         Waste to Energy Facilities

·         Energy Efficiency Measures in Water and Wastewater

·         Recycling Efforts

·         Use of Solar and Wind Power

 Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. John F. Kennedy

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Product Date: September 24, 2009
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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“Overcome the tyrannies of the urgent, the daily grind. Resilience is a journey, not a destination. It can’t be a bandwagon. Tiny steps develop muscle memory.” Robin White, Senior Mediator and Program Director, Meridian Institute


Resilience is the ability to anticipate risk, limit impact, and bounce back rapidly through survival, adaptability, evolution, and growth in the face of turbulent change. This is the first webinar in a two part series to introduce practical community resilience, why it is important in today’s world and how you can approach it given the challenges that communities face today. The first webinar is conducted as a panel discussion with three panelists from the Community & Regional Resilience Institute:


•    Warren Edwards, Director
•    Robin White, Senior Mediator and Program Director
•    John Plodinec, Resilience Technologies Associate Director

Formats Available: Growing Your Community's Resilience
Original Product Date: February 22, 2016
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Collapse Investing Now to Be Future Ready: Next Big Things Resource Panel Discussion

“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago.  The second best time is now.” - Chinese Proverb

How is your community preparing and taking action today to ensure future generations have resources needed to live a quality of life?  The Next Big Things, released in September 2015, identified 4 Forces and 44 Trends that could potentially impact local government in the next 20 years.  The top priority and number one force identified, Resources, is most closely tied to survival.  Trends related to this force include:  climate change, food insecurity, water shortages & access, energy grid disruption, mining and the “NORC” shift”. 

Panelists comprised of three localities will share how they are tackling the Resource force, focusing on priorities and developing steps to take action now and into the future.  They will address the role local government plays, how to engage others, provide you with tips on where to start, and highlight benefits they are seeing in their communities.

Panelists include:

  • Flagstaff, AZ:  Tamara Lawless, Ph.D. Sustainability Specialist
  • Lethbridge, AB:  Heather Gowland, Education and Community Initiatives Specialist
  • Phoenix, AZ:  Ginger Spencer, Assistant Public Works Director 
Formats Available: Investing Now to Be Future Ready
Original Product Date: August 18, 2016
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Collapse Leveraging Smart to Build a Healthy Organization

The City of Las Vegas found themselves at a cross road. Without a concentrated, cohesive push by all our organizational leaders, they were going to keep being really “smart” while watching their organizational “health” drain away. They knew that time spent on being healthy as an organization was going to pay off, increasing their ability to work harder, smarter and faster.

The City’s goal was to continue to improve morale and minimize confusion through increasing the cohesion of their leadership team, clarifying what is important to the city’s future and putting processes in place to ensure they stayed focused on what’s important.

Betsy Fretwell, City Manager of Las Vegas shares the steps taken to make their organization healthier and the impact that the new focus has had on city employees.

Ms. Fretwell has an extensive background in local government. She joined the city of Las Vegas in June 2000 as assistant city manager and was promoted to deputy city manager in March 2002, and became the City Manager in 2009. Prior to joining the city of Las Vegas, Ms. Fretwell held the position of intergovernmental relations director for the city of Henderson, Nevada, and prior to that she worked for Clark County as the strategic issues manager, where she was involved in extensive public policy, legislative lobbying and organizational analysis. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelors degree in political science and a masters degree in public administration. She completed the Harvard University Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program in 2007.

Formats Available: Leveraging Smart to Build a Healthy Organization
Original Product Date: February 15, 2015
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Collapse Preparing Communities for Resilience to Climate Risk

Communities face many risks from changing climactic conditions. Perhaps the most severe of these is sea level rise, which is already posing significant challenges for coastal communities throughout the United States. Even a little sea level rise can potentially magnify storm surges, alter coastal erosion patterns, and alter assumptions for infrastructure planning.

Confronting these risks will require substantial innovation on the part of public managers. This Webinar-on-Demand features Clark Miller from Arizona State University, Kristin Baja, Climate and Resilience Planner from the City of Baltimore, Maryland, Nancy Gassman, Ph.D, Sustainability Manager from City of Fort Lauderdale, as they share some lessons that can be taken away to address the challenges posed.

The discussion focuses on: 

  • Infrastructure Vulnerabilities;
  • Climate Preparedness and Resilience;
  • Integrating Climate Preparedness into Planning Documents.
  • Innovative, Transformative Leadership; and
  • Community Wide Learning.
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“Economic Stimulus” is the buzzword of the day.  At the local level, economic drivers are crucial elements to a thriving community.   Proactive planning and prediction of economic changes puts astute local governments in the position to drive innovation and improve the quality of life within their communities.  During the Alliance for Innovation Webinar, Stimulating the Local Economy you will hear from three local governments that have deployed economic strategies to combat changes and secure the vitality of their community.

Sarasota County, FL

In the case of Sarasota County, FL work began in January 2008 through a detailed economic stimulus program.  The County quickly realized the unfolding impact of housing deflation and construction related unemployment, and restructured its capital improvements program to rapidly deliver jobs and business activity. The Sarasota community, through its own resolve and capabilities, moved to independently build an economic stimulus platform for the benefit of its citizens.   At the time, there was no Federal or State economic stimulus funds available to accelerate capital construction projects. Because Sarasota County has already organized a multi-pronged strategy for economic stimulus, community infrastructure is being built, and the opportunity to benefit from federal stimulus dollars is maximized.

Fort Collins, CO

In Fort Collins, CO the development of an economic plan ties Council objectives to an economic vision which is, “A healthy economy reflecting the values of our unique community in a changing world.” In deploying Fort Collins economic plan, the city took an aggressive approach to regional partnerships with neighboring governments, as well as partnering with businesses to build technology incubators and set the stage for a strong economy.

Virginia Beach, VA

Faced with the potential for a large scale military installation closure at the Oceana Naval Air Station, the City of Virginia Beach acted quickly to address six key mandates placed by the BRAC commission.  Virginia Beach demonstrated its commitment to keeping Oceana and preserving the quality of life for all residents in the city. By working quickly, Virginia Beach was able to save countless jobs and keep a major economic engine for the community.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Product Date: November 30, 2009
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Collapse Succession Planning: Now is the Time

As a result of the rapidly aging workforce, many public-sector organizations are experiencing a “brain drain” which places their organizations at a critical juncture. The need for experienced and seasoned employees has never been greater. More than simply replacing positions that become vacant, Succession Planning is an ongoing process of recruiting, identifying, assessing, and developing talent to ensure leadership and management continuity throughout an organization and moreover, to sustain the performance of their organizations.

On this Webinar-on-Demand you will learn the following:
•    Techniques to secure commitment and support from policy makers and executives to pursue Succession Planning
•    Understanding of The Four-Phase Approach to process-based Succession Planning
•    The vital role of targeted Learning/Training, Development, Mentoring, Career Planning and Knowledge Transfer activities
•    Performance measures to gauge progress of Succession Planning with an organization

This Webinar-on-Demand is conducted by Patrick Ibarra, a former City Manager and Human Resource Director, who is one of the nation’s leading experts on workforce and succession planning having designed and implemented programs for a number of cities.

Includes Slides and Workbook.

Running time: 1 Hour, 47 minutes.

 

Formats Available: Succession Planning: Now is the Time
Original Product Date: August 02, 2016
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Collapse Think Bigger with Rebecca Ryan, Alliance Resident Futurist

We all are futurists! And with the help of Alliance Resident Futurist Rebecca Ryan, we can push ourselves to think bigger and envision what we want our communities to look like and determine the road to get there. Rebecca Ryan shares why it’s critical to think like a futurist and four trends impacting that urgency.

Ryan is joined by four Alliance Communities who recently completed the Quality of Life + Sustainable Cities Pilot: 

Arlington County, VA – Cynthia Richmond, Deputy Director Economic Development
 Durham, NC – Tom Bonfield, City Manager
 Novi, MI – Clay Pearson, City Manager
 Palo Alto, CA – Sheila Tucker, Assistant to the City Manager

This pilot re-examined the seven quality of life indexes – Vitality, Earning, Learning, After Hours, Around Town, Cost of Lifestyle, and Social Capital - and tested the links between quality of life, sustainability, talent retention and attraction, and prosperity. Find out what these four communities learned that they can leverage for the future of their community.

About the Speaker: Rebecca Ryan is a human sparkplug. She is one part economist, one part futurist, and one part humorist. (That’s right: economists can be funny.) Rebecca inspires audiences to think differently about the future…their future. Author of Life First, Work Second, and ReGENERATION, Rebecca is earning accolades as “a voice for the next generation.”

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