GIS Leadership Academy: Popular URISA Program to be Offered Three Times in 2020
Des Plaines, IL (September 4, 2019) —With one more GIS Leadership Academy this year (Phoenix, Arizona - October 21-25, 2019), URISA is pleased to announce that the program will be offered three times in 2020: in Minneapolis, Minnesota (June 8-12, 2020), Portland, Oregon (August 17-21, 2020), and St. Petersburg, Florida (November 9-13, 2020).
The URISA GIS Leadership Academy has enjoyed steady and enthusiastic participation since it was first presented in 2007. Since then, more than 800 GIS professionals have attended the specialized five-day GIS leadership and management training program that focuses on:
• GIS leadership and management techniques
• Strategic planning
• Successful team development
• Organizational capacity building and sustainability strategies (ROI, innovative funding ideas)
• Program investment and justification
• Change management
• Situation assessment and organizational performance evaluation
• Ethics and professional challenges
• Problem solving
The Academy is taught by proven leaders in the profession (all are GISPs and accomplished in the field). Each course includes numerous interactive exercises, team-building tools, and opportunities to delve into topics in a way you cannot do at a large conference. (Note that course attendance is limited in size to encourage interaction.)
Attendance at the GLA earns substantial GISP® Education Points and AICP-CM credits.
Why did you choose the URISA GIS Leadership Academy?
• I chose the URISA GIS Leadership Academy because of its reputation for providing excellent leadership training specific to those in the GIS profession. I have a couple of colleagues who have attended in previous years that speak very highly of it as well.
• Appears to be a rare opportunity to experience "GIS" training at the management/leadership level, rather than the very common technical level.
What do you hope to gain from your GLA participation?
• To develop and enhance my leadership skills in order to provide our County with the best GIS!
• I need to move away from handling the technical aspects of GIS and become more of a strategist to develop long-term City-wide implementation for GIS.
• Learn leadership skills to help push GIS to City leaders and enable them to make data-driven decisions.
• I would like to learn about growing a program and how to demonstrate the benefit of GIS to upper management.
Learn more about this unique GIS leadership program here: https://www.urisa.org/education-events/urisa-gis-leadership-academy/
Be sure to take advantage of early registration and team discounts.