2015 Bright Idea
Winners:
Navajo County, AZ
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
Arizona

In public service, the majority of training is paid for through scholarships and grants, as funds are strained and training monies are limited. In response, the Navajo County Leadership Academy was launched in January 2013 with 40 students. The Leadership Academy is a learning partnership that provides engaging and informative sessions to promote learning and skill-building. The participant’s manager provides ongoing coaching and support to help the participant capitalize on the Leadership Academy opportunity, while the participant commits to participating in all group-learning events, utilizing time management and prioritization skills to stay abreast of their regular work responsibilities, and demonstrating their new knowledge and skills on the job.