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GOVERNING California: A Leadership Forum – 2012

Oct. 3, 2012 | Sheraton Grand | Sacramento, CA


The GOVERNING California Leadership Forum brings thought leaders from GOVERNING’s award-winning editorial team, California and around the nation to you.

The day is designed to be interactive, and will include sessions on some of the most important challenges facing California.

The forum will feature a highly interactive format and an agenda created in partnership with the Advisory Board. Learn from your peers in different agencies and jurisdictions, hear from thought leaders and industry experts chosen for their knowledge of the challenges of your region.

The day will focus on the important issues of governing in California. Topics may include:

  • Energy (state energy portfolios, renewable energy, sustainability, smart grid systems)
  • Finance / Pensions / Budget
  • Health and Human Services
  • Infrastructure (water, transportation, buildings, etc.)
  • Lean Government / Efficiency / Government as a System
  • People / Human Capital / Workforce Strategy
  • Technology
  • Economic Development / Job Creation
  • Education


Leadership in Turbulent Times
Alan J. Parisse,
Author and Lecturer, The Parisse Group, Inc.

It is certainly no secret that these are challenging times for state and local governments. Economic stresses, technological advances, and social and political divisions have made it increasingly difficult to deliver on even the basic promises of government.

As challenges compound, the traditional sources of influence available to leaders both public and private have diminished or disappeared. Today’s leaders must master new sources of influence and inspire in new and creative ways.

In these turbulent and difficult times, leaders must embrace the new sources of influence, attack old solutions, challenge moldy wisdom, find opportunity in difficulty, and communicate with conviction.

In this substantive and entertaining presentation, Alan Parisse will arm you with the understanding and tools needed to find set a fresh and fulfilling path to the future.



  • Ann Boynton
  • Deputy Executive Officer, Benefit Programs Policy and Planning, CalPERS

  • Mark Funkhouser, Ph.D.
  • Director, The Governing Institute, former mayor, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Randy Iwasaki
  • Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Contra Costa, California

  • Jim Keene
  • City Manager, City of Palo Alto

  • Richard Land
  • Chief Deputy Director, California Department of Transportation

  • James P. Mayer
  • Executive Director, California Forward

  • John Shirey
  • City Manager, City of Sacramento

  • Paul Taylor, Ph.D.
  • Editor at Large, GOVERNING

  • Erin Waters
  • Publisher, GOVERNING


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Sponsorship Opportunities are Available:

For more information, contact:
Erin Waters, Publisher


For conference registration and general assistance contact:

Katherine Howard, Registration Coordinator
Phone: 916-932-1300 ext. 1421



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