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Winter 2022 Management Leadership Academy – Session 1

To view the informational Training Academy Flyer and syllabus, click here.

Join a group of 18 managers in RGS’ first comprehensive, advanced academy aimed toward developing leadership competencies of local government managers. This Academy is designed for new or experienced managers in local government by trainers with extensive experience in all types of local agencies.

The Management Leadership Academy level focuses on the manager role as a strategic planner, goal-setter, and team manager. Managers translate Executive vision into outcomes and programs that drive local government services. The Academy frames these core concepts in the unique local government environment.


  • 6-month program: February-August 2022
  • Keynote speaker – Rick Cole, ex-CM of Santa Monica, Executive Director: Congress for the New Urbanism
  • Leadership Assessment
  • 6 one-on-one coaching sessions w/Executive Coach (Why Include Coaching?)
  • Live, instructor-led sessions
  • Panel discussions with experts
  • Networking opportunities
  • Academy Resource Portal


All Academy dates are Thursdays, from 8:30am – 11:30am, PST, unless otherwise noted.

Pre-AcademyLeadership Assessment
Monthly6 Monthly 1-1 Coaching Sessions
2/24/22, ThursdayAcademy Keynote, Introductions, and Overview
3/10/22, ThursdayCreating a Learning Organization
3/24/22, ThursdayFrom Strategy to Action: Planning the Work of your Team
4/7/22, ThursdayMaking Better Decisions
4/21/22, ThursdayApplying Systems Thinking to Solve Problems
Capstone Project Kickoff
5/5/22, ThursdayAce Your Next Board/Council Meeting
5/19/22, ThursdayNetworking Session: Learning from Leaders' Successes and Failures
6/2/22, ThursdayManaging Remote/Hybrid Teams

The Post-Covid Organization Panel Session
6/16/22, ThursdayNavigating Difficult Conversations with Employees
6/30/22, ThursdayBuilding Influence Within the Organization and Beyond
7/14/22, ThursdayManaging Constant Change in Turbulent Times
7/26/22, Tuesday*

Panel Session: Repairing Local Agency Systems that Result in Inequities
7/28/22, Thursday**

Panel Session: Attracting and Retaining People in the Public Sector
8/11/22, ThursdayCapstone Summit
* Note this panel discussion is on a Tuesday and runs from 10:00-11:30am
**Note this panel discussion is on a Thursday and runs from 10:00am-11:30am


This Academy requires engaged and participative attendees. It is not a sit and watch learning experience. It is designed to facilitate learning, the exchange of ideas, and a commitment to application of content and outside work in addition to Academy sessions. An attendee application and supervisor approval of the investment of time are required to attend.


This Academy has limited seats available. Please contact Yolanda Taylor at to ask about registration availability.


Feb 24 2022


8:30 am - 11:30 am




Online - Zoom


Yolanda Taylor
(650) 587-7300 x53
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