The Local Governance Summer Institute, sponsored each year by several professional
organizations including CCMF, is accepting applications for its week-long, on-campus residential program for senior managers of local governments from throughout the American West. The Seminar will be held on July 21-26, 2024.

LGSI offers participants the opportunity to exchange and acquire tools for improving local government performance, while enhancing their personal capacity to innovate and to anticipate societal change. This program will strengthen individual capacities in leadership, public finance, negotiating and strategic planning skills, while exposing participants to innovative solutions and technological advances supporting the emergence of smarter, more resilient, sustainable and equitable communities in California and around the world.

The upgraded curriculum again will focus on professional issues that all senior managers face, including leadership in our changing society, the move towards smarter communities, public mobility initiatives, community engagement, equity and inclusivity, public safety reform, and of course, resiliency in the face of crisis, be they physical or public health-related. This year will feature two new modules, one focused on Design Thinking and the other on Change Leadership For Sustainability. The program also continues personal professional growth sessions including strategic thinking, ethics, and contemporary finance and budget management. As is the custom, the program again will feature presentations from a variety of faculty, leading practitioners in California local government, and innovative leaders of the high-tech community. LGSI is designed to present the best blend of the academic and the practitioner worlds.

At the onset of the program, participants will be paired with an experienced mentor who has years of success managing at the local level. They will meet one-on-one, using video conferencing software, on a schedule of their choosing, before and during the seminar. The workshops will be held on campus, amidst the stimulating environment of Stanford University and the Silicon Valley. The program is designed to encourage interaction with and networking among participants and instructors.

Details and application information can be accessed at