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Upcoming Training Opportunities
Legislative 101: How to Build Relationships and Make an Impact at the State Capitol

When:   Friday, January 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location:   League of Arizona Cities and Towns, Room 101
Who:   Patrice Kraus, Legislative Director, League of AZ Cities
Tom Savage, Legislative Associate, League of AZ Cities
Alex Vidal, Legislative Associate, League of AZ Cities
Cost:   Free

The League's senior legislative staff will walk attendees through the legislative process and discuss strategies for building stronger relationships with your legislators. They will also answer any questions you have about the legislative process and provide information on how you can make the most impact at the state capitol during the 2017 session.

Registration: To register, please email with “RSVP Leg. 101” in subject line and your name and title in body of email, or call 602-258-5786.
Municipal Grant Seeking 101

When:   Thursday, February 1, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location:   League of Arizona Cities and Towns, Room 101

This comprehensive training will cover the basics of seeking, finding and securing grants for municipalities

• Facts versus Myths about Your Eligibility as a Grant Award Candidate
• How to Position Your Unit of Government for Foundation and Corporate Grant Seeking
• Finding Nonprofit Fiscal Partners
• Forming Your Own Municipal 501C3
• Council Resolutions Required
• Budgeting for Cash Matching Funds
• Developing an In-Kind Matching Funds Budget
• Carving Out Time to Build Funder Relationships
• Full-Time or Part-Time Grant Writing Support (Pros and Cons)
• Arizona Grant Writing Resources (Associations and the League)
  • Review of Arizona Foundation and Corporate Funders
• Types of Funding Request Documents
• Letter of Inquiry – Writing Exercise
• Letter Proposal – Discussion
• Grant Applications: Online formats and hard copy paper or file formats
• Researching Relevant Statistics to Support Your Grant Application
• Crafting Measurable Goals and Objectives
• Writing Compliance, Editing, and Funding Request Considerations
• Next Steps after Funding
• Next Steps When Program isn’t Funded
Who:   Dr. Beverly Browning (“Dr. Bev”)

Dr. Bev Browning has 44 years of grant writing experience. She has assisted municipal and nonprofit clients in identifying new grant funding opportunities, initiating successful communications with potential funders, and creating internal grant writing teams. Armed with degrees in public administration, business administration, and management of human resources, Dr. Bev is credited with more than $430 million in contract and grant awards. She is the author of 43 publications and has taught grant writing and consulting courses online since 2001.

Cost:   $120 (materials and lunch are included).
Registration:   To register for the Grants Training, link here.

Developing & Understanding Municipal Budgets with Strategic Financial Forecasting for the Future

When:   Wednesday, February 14, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Lunch will be provided)
Location:   League of Arizona Cities and Towns, Room 101

Budgets are the financial plan that a city or town uses to deliver services to its citizens for each fiscal year. It sets the framework for the implementation of the services and is one of the most important processes a city or town undergoes each year. This session will cover how a budget is developed, how it impacts future years by using strategic financial forecasting and how it can be effectively communicated to elected officials, staff and citizens.

Who:   Pat Walker, Principal Owner, Pat Walker Consulting
Cost:   $50 includes materials and lunch
Registration:   To register for the Budget training, click here.

Open Meeting Law

When:   Thursday, March 8
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location:   League of Arizona Cities and Towns, Room 101

This session will cover the basics of the Open Meeting Law and how it pertains to city and town elected officials and staff.

Who:   Christina Estes-Werther, General Counsel, League of AZ Cities and Towns
Cost:   $35
CLE for Attorneys:   May provide up to 2 hours of CLE Credit.
Registration:   To register for the Open Meeting Law Training, please click here.

   Ongoing Opportunities

University of Arizona Citizen Planner

Location:   Online opportunity through the University of Arizona
Registration:   For more information, Click here.

ASU School of Public Affairs: Graduate Information Sessions Available

Location:   University Center Building
ASU Downtown Phoenix campus
Registration:   For more information, click here.

Certified Public Manager® Program

Location:   Arizona State University
Choice of Format: Classroom or Online
Registration:   For more information, click here.

Executive Master of Public Administration (Executive MPA)

Location:   Arizona State University
First cohort will begin January 2018
Registration:   For more information, click here.