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Analyst Boot Camp

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Analysts are critical to the success of agency missions, programs, and projects. RGS’ Analyst Boot Camp is aimed toward developing the competencies of local government analysts and designed for new or experienced analysts/management analysts in local government, or those wishing to become management analysts.


  • Work on real-life local government organizational issues
  • Gain practical tools and application
  • Get insights into your management analyst skills and gaps
  • Hear from panels of experts and leaders on how to navigate today’s challenges
  • Receive guidance on how to set up and maintain a mentoring relationship
  • Work with small groups on applied projects
  • Network and learn from staff at other agencies
  • Understand the role of the analyst/management analyst
  • Decipher your organization and work effectively within it
  • Incorporate community interests into your work
  • Solve problems through rational processes and evidence-based knowledge
  • Effectively manage time and resources
  • Build influence to get results working with others
  • Employ effective research strategies on complex projects
  • Effectively organize and visualize data
  • Interpret local government agency and program budgets
  • Make policy recommendations that account for policy impacts
  • Write effectively to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Deliver presentations that convey your work with confidence


This Boot Camp requires engaged and participative attendees. Although this Boot Camp takes place virtually, 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 Boot Camp sessions. Other requirements:
  • Completion of the Skills Assessment.
  • A laptop/computer that allows connection to Zoom, webcam, speaker, and microphone.
  • Sharing webcam/audio in environment free from outside noise or disruption.
  • Availability on scheduled Boot Camp days.
  • Attendance and participation in all Boot Camp elements.
  • Blocking out time on calendar for sessions; free from other meetings, calls, work.
  • Participation in “cameras on” interaction and discussion.
  • Engaging with trainers and other participants in discussion.
  • Participation in Boot Camp projects work with small groups outside Boot Camp schedule.
  • Completing homework, readings, and other materials.
  • Committing to approximately 4 hours/month of time for project/homework.
  • Supervisor approval for the time commitment required and the requirements above.
This Boot Camp is open to local government professionals who meet the following qualifications:
  • Must be a management analyst, management technician, or other related analyst position, or other position in career track toward management analyst (i.e. administrative or executive assistant, etc.) AND
  • Must work for a government agency.
Interested attendees must complete the following steps before reserving a seat in the Boot Camp:
  • Completion of this Application Form
  • Approval from your Supervisor
  • Payment of the Academy Tuition Fee ($2400)
Our application form will automatically move applicants through this process. Please note that a seat in this Boot Camp is not reserved until payment has been received. All tuition payments must be received prior to the first day of the Boot Camp. Contact Yolanda Taylor at or 650-587-7300 x53 for more details.