This program is the first–of–its kind in the country, and it aims to offer local government leaders from communities of every size the opportunity to develop new skills, collaborate with peers, and learn data-driven approaches for creating efficient, future-ready public-sector solutions. Participants will engage in six virtual classes on building creative designs, identifying community needs, measuring outcomes, piloting new solutions, improving customer experience, and communicating results. Applications for the Academy are not currently being accepted. Winter and Spring Academy cohorts have been filled.
The Academy is an initiative of TJCOG's Strategy and Innovation Network, a collaborative group of government employees working on and interested in developing their knowledge of strategy and innovation skills. A task force comprised of network individuals representing the Towns of Hillsborough and Cary, the City of Raleigh, and Wake County has guided the development of the Academy application process and syllabus.