As a leader, you have the opportunity—perhaps even an obligation—to help your local government become more innovative. If you're like most of us, though, you spend much of your time responding to emails, preparing for meetings, and handling the urgent demands of your daily life. It's hard to set aside time to focus on your role as an agent of change and innovation in your community.
That's why the National League of Cities (NLC) invites you to join us in the innovation hub of Silicon Valley to attend this year's NLC University Leadership Summit: Leading through Innovation.
The Summit is NLC's most in-depth and exclusive personal leadership development workshop. We limit attendance to 120 people to make sure that you have plenty of time to spend with the presenters and to get to know your colleagues from other cities.
This year we will explore the connection between leadership and innovation. We'll study this from several perspectives, building the depth of the discussion over the course of the three-day Summit. It's going to be an intensive, interactive, and extremely rewarding experience.
The Summit will be opened by NLC's executive director, Clarence Anthony. The entire three days will be facilitated by innovation and organizational effectiveness expert Patrick Ibarra, who also will lead the opening session focused on your personal approach to innovation. Stephen Goldsmith of Harvard University and director of the Innovations in American Government program and Neil Kleiman of NYU Wagner Innovation Labs will share their expertise in innovations that are working for small and large cities today. Amy Holloway, an expert in economic development strategy, will explore innovative ways city leaders are fostering economic development and incubating small businesses.
In addition to the presenter-led sessions, you'll have plenty of time to have in-depth conversations with other participants. We're also lining up special tours that you absolutely won't want to miss.
Mountain View, California, is located in the famous Silicon Valley, home to large technology corporations, small start-ups, and some of the top universities in the country. Over the course of the summit you'll see how this region has fostered innovation and exported it to the public sector. You'll be a short drive from Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, and less than an hour from San Francisco.
By attending the 2014 NLC University Leadership Summit you will earn ten credits for the NLC University Certificate Program.
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