The Alliance offers learning opportunities with leading presenters, keynote speakers and trainers.

Michelle Royal Speaking Engagement
Michelle Royal, Alliance Senior Fellow RIDG

The Alliance offers regional workshops, trainings and demonstrations to members and interested parties. Affordable local government experienced trainers, presenters and speakers deliver in-depth, practicable and customized content. Learning opportunities are offered exclusive to your organization only or as regional learning events.

Many presentations and demonstrations can be scheduled either as on-site or electronically via GoToMeeting.  The following identifies standing workshops and demonstrations which can be customized to meet your individual needs.

Current Available Workshops, Presentations and Demonstrations

For more information about these or other workshop ideas, to include cost, contact us at, check out our events calendar or call us at 888.496.0944. 

Next Big Things

What might your community look like in 2036? The Alliance for Innovation Board of Directors set out on a journey to discover the “Next Big Things” facing local governments.  We challenged ourselves to look beyond the horizon and imagine what our cities and counties might look like one generation from now.

In this session, Alliance for Innovation staff take you back to think about what has changed over the last twenty years and challenge you to think ahead to be a future ready community. It includes an overview of the four forces and trends that should be on your radar. Attendees will also conduct a “Big Sort”, looking at our community's vulnerabilities and where we might need to focus.  Participants will leave the session with action steps they can take to be future ready.

Six Qualities Of Innovation

After an extensive study by ASU and the Alliance six distinctive qualities were identified that are shared with those local governments considered to be “innovative”.  This workshop walks attendees through the six qualities while challenging them to align the innovative qualities to their organization / departments / work units.

Workforce of the Future

Learn ​the ​eight-step ​approach ​to ​becoming ​a ​talent-centric ​organization ​and ​translate ​the ​headwinds ​of ​change ​into ​a ​tailwind. Patrick Ibarra of the Mejorando Group, one of the leading experts on creating and implementing effective and Talent Management and Succession Planning programs for local governments, will lead an interactive workshop, which will include progressive and practical strategies and tools to attract, retain, and optimize talent. Attendees will walk away with a plan for next steps to move their organization forward!