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Leadership and Change: Practices to move organizations
Elected officials and executives alike discuss the need for change in their organizations, yet struggle when change seems difficult to accomplish within the depths of the organization.This course helps participants move past technical solutions to the leadership necessary for approaching adoptive challenges.Discussion highlights why some changes happen relatively quickly while others are stymied.Participants explore change from the perspective of those who the change affects. A simulation allows participants to examine the change process. Practical discussions focus on design of a change process, practices to diagnose, interpret and select interventions, and creating an environment in which participants and their employees expand their capacity to address adaptive change.
Interpersonal Relations – Why Won’t They Change for Me ?!
The key to interpersonal effectiveness – and improving your interaction with others – is better understanding yourself. Effective elected officials and senior executives have discovered the more they understand their reactions to others, know how to capitalize on their personal strengths, are able to exude an air of confidence, and have the ability to adapt their behavior to meet the needs of others – the more effective they become in achieving results with others. Learn how in this lively and insightful class.
Public Engagement in the County Budget Process
County Boards and executives must make difficult decisions in the budgeting process which affect county services and quality of life for the community. This course explores methods for community involvement in the budget process to help counties generate new ideas, make effective decisions and build public acceptance of decisions. Participants explore practical tips to maximize the effectiveness of public forums, budget hearings, town halls, and other forms of community engagement in budget decisions. Participants examine techniques that help the public take into account the hard choices and trade-offs in decisions, and how to demonstrate that public ideas and recommendations are taken seriously.
The Affordable Care Act, Realignment and California Counties
Together, the intersection of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Realignment account as the most significant change to county services and funding since Proposition 13. The state/county fiscal relationship has shifted once again on the eve of the ACA implementation. Join county experts to learn more about the key fiscal and operational components of AB 85 and the potential impacts for all counties after January 1. Also examine the future of indigent care delivery, local public health programs and other elements of county implementation of ACA. It is anticipated that many of the implementation decisions will be made by this time, and this course will pull those together in a comprehensive manner for policy makers.