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URISA Announces Leadership Academy - May 5-9, 2014 in Calgary

October 10, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alison Hermansen
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The URISA Leadership Academy is a five day training program, tailored to professionals faced with the unique challenges of GIS leadership and management.  Participants will learn:

 ·       GIS leadership and management techniques

·         Strategic planning

·         Successful team development

·         Organizational capacity building and sustainability strategies (ROI, innovative funding ideas)

·         Program investment and justification

·         Change management

·         Situation assessment and organizational performance evaluation

·         Ethics and professional challenges

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Courses are taught by proven leaders in the profession (all are GISPs and accomplished in the field). Each course includes interactive exercises, team-building tools, and opportunities to delve into topics in a way that is difficult to accomplish during a large conference. (Note that course attendance is limited in size to encourage such interested individuals are encouraged to register early to reserve a spot.)

The ULA has been presented regularly to rave reviews since 2007 and this will be the first time the program will be held in Canada. The event will take place at the Delta Bow Valley hotel in downtown Calgary and ULA attendees may take advantage of an attractive $189 CDN hotel room rate for the event.

Visit the URISA website regularly for additional information.

Note that significant early registration (register by December 31 and save $500!) and team discounts are available.