Academy Schedule


The dates below are certain.  But the location, inclusion of specific elements, and their timing within the program are subject to change.  We want to provide prospective participants with an idea of what the program will include as they make a decision--and offer this draft of the program in order to provide that perspective.  A brief description of the various tracks is on the academy Elements page.  

SEPTEMBER 20 & 21, 2018  

  • Location:  Sacramento
  • Introductions, Orientation and Overview
  • Review Career Journeys
  • Assignment of team projects and first team meeting
  • Leadership Training: Essentials of Leadership
  • Regional Leader Series: Guest TBD
  • Technical Training Track: Governmental Authorities
  • Site visit & Policy Awareness:  Subject TBD
  • Evening group activity

OCTOBER 25 & 26, 2018 

  • Location: Southern California (Likely)
  • Leadership Training: Communication for Success; Leading with Strengths
  • Regional Leader Series: Guest Executive TBD
  • Technical Training:  Writing workshop
  • Site Visit & Policy Awareness: Port of Los Angeles (Goods Movement) & Impacted Communities (Equity)
  • Evening Activity
  • Team Meetings 

NOVEMBER 29 & 30, 2018

  • Location: Bay Area (likely)
  • Leadership Training: Finance Skills for Non-financial People; Political Asuteness
  • Technical Skill: Framing narratives and story telling
  • Regional Leader Series: Guest Executive TBD
  • Policy Awareness: Future of Mobility
  • Evening activity
  • Time for Team Meetings

JANUARY 24 & 25, 2019

  • Location: San Joaquin Valley (Likely)
  • Leadership Training: Change Management and Innovation
  • Regional Leader Series: Guest Executive TBD.
  • Technical: Engaging with the Public
  • Site Visit & Policy Awareness: Economic and Wealth Disparity
  • Evening activity
  • Team Meeting: Preparing for Presentations

FEBRUARY 21 & 22, 2019

  • Location: Riverside (Likely)
  • Leadership: Change Management & Innovation
  • Regional Leader Series: TBD
  • Individual Project: Legislative Advocacy: Analyzing bills 
  • Policy Awareness: Housing
  • Evening Activity
  • Team Project:  Two teams do "dry run" presentations

April 25 & 26, 2019

  • Location: Sacramento
  • Leadership Training: Freedom to Think; Courage to Act 
  • Regional Leader Series: TBD
  • Legislative Project: Strategy and letter writing.
  • Evening Activity
  • Team Project:  Three teams do "dry run" presentations

Teams will also make a presentation to their executive sponsors

 Certificate of Completion Ceremony: TBD.