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How Does the Alliance Support You and Your Organization? Every Alliance member has access to a Regional Director who serves as a primary support and contact with the Alliance. We communicate with our members to help provide them to tools necessary to embed cultures of innovation in their organization. This hands-on approach connects members with vital knowledge and resources needed to help manage the ever increasing demands of local government while building lasting and quality relationships. Serving Your Organization Regional Directors provide a number of services for your organization: Schedule site visits Assist with research requests Coordinate learning opportunities, and Serve as a catalyst for your innovation team. Meet Your Regional Director CENTRAL Located in Chicago, IL Cory Poris PlaschRegional DirectorPhone: email@example.com EAST Located in Spartanburg, SC Sallie Ann BurnettRegional DirectorPhone: firstname.lastname@example.org WEST Located in Denver, CO Nijah FudgeRegional DirectorPhone: email@example.com
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J. Robert Havlick and Thomas H. Muehlenbeck Awards An innovation is “the creative idea become realized” The J. Robert Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government was conceptualized by The Innovation Groups’ (now the Alliance for Innovation) Board of Directors to honor Bob Havlick, founder of IG who retired in 2003. One local government, its internal champion(s), and the innovation were acknowledged with the J. Robert Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government. In addition, one local government and its program, initiative, project, etc. received the Thomas H. Muehlenbeck Award for Excellence in Local Government. Muehlenbeck served as the City Manager of Plano, TX for over 20 years and was The Innovation Groups Board of Directors’ Chair for 10 years. Outstanding Achievement in Local Government Innovation will also be awarded. Applications for the 2019 awards will be accepted later this year. Criteria for the Awards The submission should demonstrate one or more of the following: How it successfully addressed an important dilemma of public service delivery concerns. How it has had a positive impact and tremendous benefit to the community or jurisdiction. A quantum leap of creativity. The government’s commitment and support of bringing the innovation to life. Service delivery improvements and/or efficiencies. Organizational improvement because of the innovation. Tangible effectiveness and results. The Selection Process: Only Alliance for Innovation members are eligible to apply for an innovation award. Organizations are limited to two application submissions. The Award Selection Committee, made up of Alliance for Innovation Board of Directors, will review the applications and select the winners. The Notification Process: All award applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision via email by the end of March 2018. Those receiving awards will be announced and recognized throughout the 2018 Transforming Local Government Conference. The Muehlenbeck and Havlick Award winners will receive one free registration to the conference. The Application Process: Applications are not being accepted at this time. View Past Award Winners 2018 Award Winners 2017 Award Winners 2016 Award Winners
Sign Up New! Members-Only Virtual Learning Events All Access Pass Utilize the Alliance’s Learning Edge program and keep current with emerging local government innovations, showcase your innovative solutions, and connect with your peers at least twice a month as part of the Alliance for Innovation’s e-learning program. Membership Benefits As a benefit of membership with the Alliance for Innovation, members enjoy discounted pricing on all virtual learning events offered throughout the year. We want to make it easier for members to take advantage of our live virtual learning events. We are proud to offer a streamlined way to provide easy access to these organization-wide trainings at an even deeper discount and remove barriers that may have preventing you from taking advantage of this program. Organizations may purchase a package of unlimited virtual learning events (VLEs) for 12-months for only $750. This package will be an option included with membership renewal for easy purchasing. For members who are in the middle of a membership period, you can take advantage of this program by paying a prorated rate until your membership renewal is due. Organization-Wide Program This is a substantial value for organization-wide training for employees, not only at a deep discount from individual purchase, but also provides significantly broader access to all virtual learning event content to all employees in an organization (rather than individuals). How Do I Sign Up? Get your All Access Pass today by following these three easy steps: Contact Lizette Sierra at firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest in the program and obtain information about the cost for your organization to get started. Enroll in program and communicate expanded access and opportunity to your organization – the Alliance can help you use existing communication tools to share the information with your employees! Check out the Alliance calendar and begin taking advantage of expanded learning opportunities. Sign Up for this All Access Pass Current Subscribers All Access Pass subscribers (should not register through the links on the Alliance's primary event page (These links point to regonline.com). Subscribers should go to the Live Virtual Events All Access Groups page (https://transformgov.org/groups ) or contact their Innovation Ambassador for the link to register at no cost.