Special congrats to the Center for Priority based Budgeting on hosting their annual Un-Conference last week! Themes not only about budgetary improvements but also innovation were prominent during the conference! One of the key takeaways for me as an attendee this year was something that the Alliance has proven research to support – Time is often a major barrier to innovation – not only time to implement but also time for an organization to come to understand and accept change. I too agree with the comments from Brian Elms of Denver Peak Academy during his keynote at the conference, that despite barriers whether big or small YOU are the game changer that can help innovations succeed in your organization! So as we say here at the Alliance TRANSFORM AHEAD!
Catch live footage, photos and talking points about the conference by searching for hashtag #CPBB16 on twitter!
New Member Alert
Special congrats and welcome to the City of Sequim, WA and Ontario, CA for newly joining the Alliance! We have a great journey ahead together! Learn more about Sequim, WA here: http://www.sequimwa.gov/ - most recently making breakthroughs with high resident volunteerism throughout various roles within their City! Ontario has recently made amazing strides in advanceing their culture of innovation and has plenty to share! Find out more about Ontario, CA here: http://www.ontarioca.gov/ If you have expertise in any of these project areas or would like to stay in tune with their project please email me for a virtual introduction to their Chief Ambassador at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet me in the West for the Following Events!
Idea & Culture Exchange Ambassador Forum
Workshop | Sacramento, CA | 10 August 2016
AZ Idea & Culture Exchange Ambassador Forum
Workshop | Phoenix, AZ 85004 | 6 October 2016
Ambassador Virtual Book Club: XYZ Factor
Web Workshop | Web Workshop | 15 November 2016