Emerging Leaders

Programs for professionals interested in further developing their career in Local Government

  • Cal-ICMA Coaching Program

    Next Gen works closely with Cal-ICMA to offer resources to local government employees including webinars, coaching, career-related articles, and additional resources.

    Visit https://icma.org/icma-coaching-program to access an assortment of services to help you grow, make decisions that benefit your career, gain perspective from others, and achieve your goals.

  • Credentialed Government Leader (CGL) Program

    The Credentialed Government Leader (CGL) Program is a joint venture between MMANC, MMASC and ICMA. CGL provides foundational tools, experiences and connections designed to develop participants’ knowledge, self-awareness and skill set.  The program is designed to build the management and leadership skills of analysts, mid-managers and other members who have at least three years experience in a government organization and prepare them, through coursework and coaching, to become government leaders.

  • Leadership Academies

    The Leadership Academy of Santa Clara County is focused on helping mid-level professionals advance in their organizations. Focusing on “soft skills,” the Academy is held once per month for seven months and costs $850 per participant.

    The Public Sector Leadership Academy of San Mateo County provides eight half-day sessions addressing a variety of leadership and management topics. The per-participant cost for each session is $25 for training consortium members and $50 if an employee’s agency is not a member.

    Other Regional training programs are available such as the Lead Worker Academy and the Supervisory Academy. For more information, go to https://www.smcgov.org/hr/regional-training-development-consortium-public-agencies

  • Local Governance Summer Institute at Stanford

    The Local Governance Summer Institute offers city managers, county executives, regional directors, and other senior local government officials from throughout the West the opportunity to exchange and acquire tools for improving local government performance and enhancing prospective analytical capacity to innovate and anticipate societal change. For questions about the content or structure of the program, please contact Blas Pérez Henríquez at blph@stanford.edu or Joshua Dimon at jdimon@stanford.edu.