Each year, CCMF offers up to two (2) $5,000 scholarships to active CCMF members who are seeking to nurture their leadership skills through educational programs. Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education and Stanford’s Local Governance Summer Institute are just a couple of examples of programs CCMF can support. With the scholarships being offered year-round, it’s important apply as early as possible to ensure funds for your program. The scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
In particular, the “Leadership Decision Making” course teaches leaders like you how to answer tough questions, improve the accuracy of your estimates, and structure effective negotiations. It also teaches you how to design better decision environments—ones that reduce bias and inaccuracy—making your organization smarter.
As city managers, we make decisions every day. It is a rare opportunity to step away from the daily pressures and expectations and examine how we personally operate. The program provided an opportunity to learn new concepts and put into practice those concepts with a diverse group of professionals from around the world.– Ken Striplin, City Manager, Santa Clarita
Currently, the CCMF Board of Trustees is only considering providing scholarships for in-person programs. Harvard’s Leadership Decision Making program will be virtual until at least January 2022. Stay tuned for more information from CCMF.
Program Fee for the Leadership Decision Making program: approximately $9,950, which includes tuition, housing, curricular materials and most meals. Please visit Harvard’s website for full details about the course and to apply.
The California City Management Foundation has long has been a sponsor of the annual Local Governance Summer Institute (LGSI) seminar at Stanford University. LGSI is designed to present the best blend of the academic and the practitioner worlds to local government professionals who want to expand their outlook and skill set in this continually evolving field.
Each year the program selects a set of salient and pressing challenges for local government and brings together Stanford, industry, and local governance experts to help participants innovate appropriate solutions for their communities.
LGSI@Stanford fosters active participation and provokes insightful discussion and debate on public management issues. This year will return to the in-person format. Sessions will be held on July 24-29 on the Stanford Campus and in Silicon Valley.
Tuition is $6,500 and includes instruction and materials.