Thanks to the generous support of the Knight Foundation, this term the Governance Lab Academy – a training program designed to promote civic engagement and innovation – is launching a series of online coaching programs.
Geared to the teams and individuals inside and outside of government planning to undertake a new project or trying to figure out how to make an existing project even more effective and scalable, these programs are designed to help participants working in civic engagement and innovation develop effective projects from idea to implementation.
Convened by leading experts in their fields, coaching programs meet exclusively online once a week for four weeks or every other week for eight weeks. They include frequent and constructive feedback, customized and original learning materials, peer-to-peer support, mentoring by topic experts and individualized coaching from those with policy, technology, and domain expertise.
There is no charge to participants but each program is limited to 8-10 project teams or individuals.
You can see the current roster of programs below and check out the website for more information (including FAQs), to sign up and to suggest a new program.
- Citizen Science on the Web, starting the week of March 2, 2015.
- Civic Tech for Local Legislatures and Legislators, starting the week of March 2, 2015.
- Freedom of Information and FOIA Project Coaching: Breaking Down the Walls and Opening Up Communications, starting the week of March 2, 2015.
- Citizen Engagement Projects, starting the week of March 2, 2015.
- Tech Procurement Projects: Making the Supply Chain Work, starting the week of March 16, 2015.
- Leveraging Crowds in the Public Sector, starting the week of March 23, 2015.
- Open Source Technology Practices For Civic Engagement Projects, starting the week of April 6, 2015.
- Humanitarian Innovation Project Collaborative, starting the week of April 6, 2015.
- Lab Design: Bringing Agility and Empiricism to Public Problems, starting the week of April 6, 2015.
- Open Data Data-Driven Decisions for All, starting the week of April 6, 2015.
- Data Analytics for Change, dates TBD.
- Open Contracting Projects, dates TBD.
- Brian Behlendorf, Managing Director at Mithril Capital Management and Co-Founder Apache
- Alexandra Clare, Founder of Iraq Re:Coded
- Brian Forde, Senior Former Advisor to the U.S. CTO, White House Office of Science Technology and Policy
- Francois Grey, Coordinator of the Citizen Cyberscience Centre, Geneva
- Gavin Hayman, Executive Director of the Open Contracting Partnership
- Clay Johnson, CEO of The Department for Better Technology and Former Presidential Innovation Fellow
- Benjamin Kallos, New York City Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Governmental Operations of the New York City Council
- Karim Lakhani, Lumry Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School
- Amen Ra Mashariki, Chief Analytics Officer of New York City
- Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of NESTA
- Miriam Nisbet, Former Director of the Office of Government Information Services
- Beth Noveck, Founder and CEO of The GovLab
- Tiago Peixoto, Open Government Specialist at The World Bank
- Arnaud Sahuguet, Chief Technology Officer of The GovLab
- Joeri van den Steenhoven, Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer of MaRS Solutions Lab
- Stefaan Verhulst, Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer of The GovLab