Regional Strategy & Innovation Network

Designing Our Regional Innovation Academy

Planning is underway to launch a Regional Innovation Academy for TJCOG communities, a collective education and training program that enables staff to learn collectively and share expertise across communities. At a time when travel may be restricted and professional development opportunities limited due to COVID-19, our region can fill these gaps together. Input gathering is a critical step in this process to match curriculum with local needs. 

The Regional Innovation Academy Task Force
Amanda Grogan & Jessica Hoffman, Apex; Thomas Roy, Clayton; Ryan O'Dell, Cary; Jen Della Valle, Hillsborough; Matt McKirahan, Raleigh; Jenny Halsey, TJCOG; Julie White & Kenisha Hinton, Wake County

The Strategy and Innovation Regional Network bring together staff from across local governments in the region who are working on strategic initiatives or planning and innovation within their organization. These individuals are often tasked with leading change, encouraging new ideas, measuring success, and implementing new solutions. Through the Regional Network, TJCOG brings them together once a quarter to learn from one another, leverage each other's strengths, and take on joint or regional innovation efforts. 

FY20-21 Network Meetings

Strategy Planning Implementation

August 13, 2020 / 2:00-4:00

The development of a strategic plan is only the first step in an organization’s strategy planning journey. How does an organization build and maintain momentum when implementing their first strategic plan? What pitfalls should you avoid when going through a strategic planning rewrite process? How may COVID-19 impact your strategy planning implementation process? Join us as our speakers share their insights into building and maintaining a strong implementation strategy for your first, or next, strategic plan.

Performance Evaluation

November 12, 2020 / 2:00-4:00

Details coming soon. 

Predicative Analytics

February 11, 2021 / 2:00-4:00

Details coming soon. 

Small Communities, Big Ideas

May 13, 2021 / 2:00-4:00

Details coming soon. 


Jenny Halsey

Local Government Consultant & Human Resources Officer