Seeking Leaders - Innovators and Change Agents...Are we talking about YOU?

California Innovation Playbook for Government Change Agents, Cal-IPGCA, is structured as a 360º applied training environment. Trainees toggle between monthly classroom training and applied experiential learning within their work environment. Integrating and synergizing participation across all levels of government – from entry level to senior executives, innovation teams come together to develop specifically targeted moonshot projects to meet key enterprise-wide challenges identified by the State of California agency leaders.
 
Cal-IPGCA Executive Sponsors:  Government Operations Agency, Department of General Services, Franchise Tax Board, ORA Systems, Inc., and the Asian Pacific State Employees Association
 
Who should attend?
Cal-IPGCA is designed for Government Employees and Technology-based Academia, Private Enterprise, and NGOs representing:
  • Line staff who are rising stars with management potential;
  • First line supervisors;
  • Middle managers, executives, and executive leadership; and
  • Technology-based academia, data analysts, coders and app developers.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and Cost
  • Meets the State of California’s biennial leadership training requirements. (GC 19995.4.)
  • Full-time:  62 PDHs ($2850)
  • Part-time: 38 PDHs ($  495)
How to apply:
  • Review the program brochure before applying. The responses in the application determine the innovation team trainees are assigned to in Cohort 2019.
  • A maximum of 72 Full-time trainees will be admitted and up to 35 Part-Time. (19 Departments participated in 2018)
  • Some departments require Senior Management Approval. Other departments the approval of the employee supervisor.
  • Trainees will not be admitted without supervisor approval. This approval is a component of the application.
  • Complete the application and submit.
  • Applicants will be reviewed and approved within two weeks of submission with registration continuing until registration is full.
  • Registration will close June 28, 2019.
 
 
 
 
 

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* 1. Applicant Information

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* 2. How many years have you been employed by the State of California, if applicable?

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* 3. I am submitting this application to be considered for the following opportunities:

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* 4. Please indicate if you are an active member of the following State of California Organizations.  (Check all that apply.)

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* 5. Applicant's Direct Supervisor/Manager:  (Note:  The applicant's direct supervisor/manager will have an "audit only" seat to review the trainee's progress.  The supervisor MUST approve the applicant's registration.)

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* 6. Status of Supervisor's/Manager's Awareness of this Submission:

Note:  Applications cannot be approved without supervisor approval. (If you are applying as a University Intern under a scholarship, the course fee is sponsored. A valid school ID is required.)

  Yes No Does not apply.
My supervisor/manager recommended and/or approved the submission of this application.
My supervisor understands that this is fee based training and has agreed the training fee has been allocated for my attendance. 
Does not apply

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* 7. If you are apply for a University Intern Scholarship, please upload your current Student ID here. 

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* 8. The scheduled training dates for Cal-IPGCA 2019 are listed below. Each training date is significant and unique. Please identify your availability for all training dates.

  YES, I can attend the full day. NO, I cannot attend the full day.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019:    8 am – 5 pm
Cal-IPGCA Gateway Training 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019:      8 am - 5 pm
Change Forum & Team IP Development
Thursday, August 15, 2019:   8 am – 5 pm       Change Forum & Team IP Development 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019:    8 am – 5 pm      Change Forum & Team IP Development
Thursday, October 10, 2019:  8 am – 5 pm      Change Forum & Team IP Development
Tuesday, November 12, 2019:  8 am – 5 pm Cal-IPGCA Day of Innovation - Awards Ceremony

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* 9. The GovOps - CalHR 9 Leadership Values guide training and development at every level of the Cal-IPGCA curriculum.  Please identify your level of skill as it relates to each value.  (Note:  Identifying that a specific leadership value "needs development" will not hinder a candidate's consideration, but it does provide guidance in developing balanced teams.)

  Needs Improvement Moderately Skilled Highly Skilled
Communicate Effectively – As demonstrated by strong writing, verbal and listening skills to create an open and transparent environment for the exchange of information.
Inspire & Engage – As demonstrated by an ability to motivate loyalty to a mission or plan; challenge individuals professionally and personally to achieve goals; connect employees to the work; celebrate success.
Develop Others – As demonstrated by a commitment to coach, guide, train, instruct, and develop team members; empowering others through a sense of shared ownership and decision-making; supporting work-life balance and employee wellbeing.
Foster a Team Environment – As demonstrated through the support and recognition of team members both professionally and personally; team oriented.
Exhibit Personal Credibility – As demonstrated by authenticity, confidence, consistency, courage, decisiveness, generosity, honesty, integrity, judgment and risk awareness.
Build Collaborative Relationships – As demonstrated by a broad appreciation for collaboration in public policy engagement and fostering an inclusive environment for consensus-building and decision-making.
Improve Our Organization – As demonstrated by a commitment to drive continuous improvement for better results.
Achieve Results – As demonstrated by setting a clear vision to achieve productive results by developing plans to meet targets, leverage staff skills and solve problems.
Model Good Governance – As demonstrated by stewardship for customer service, accountability, transparency, sustainability, policy, compliance and solid political acumen.

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* 10. Review and rank your Interest in the Cal-IPGCA Cohort 2019 Innovation Priorities (IPs):
There are 6  Innovation Teams, of 12 members each, representing each IP. Teams will be developed to combine the most balanced spectrum of workforce composition, skill and interest.  NOTE:  In assessing interest, please balance your knowledge alongside your personal/professional interest in this innovation priority.  

  Not Interested Somewhat Interested Very Interested
1.  Cultivating Risk Intelligence in Government Operations
2.  Digital Transformation and Upskilling the Workforce
3.  Back to the Center: Innovation Without Fear in a Human Centric Environment
4.  Managing Priorities Amidst Disaster
5.  Transforming Silo Mentality
6.  Building the Workforce for Tomorrow's Government Today

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* 11. If applying as a full-time trainee, are you electing to include the USC 360-degree professional development assessment + two-45 minute Executive Coaching Sessions?

Note:  This represents an "add-on" fee of $550. This is a significantly discounted rate offered to Cal-IPGCA full-time trainees by USC.

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* 12. Explain why you want to be considered as a Cal-IPGCA Leader, Innovator and Change Agent trainee, (or Assistant Facilitator) for the 2019 Cohort. Your response is important as it indicates your motivation to be considered for acceptance. 

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* 13. Additional Information Requested:  Check all that apply.

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* 14. Should you have questions or comments, please identify in the space provided below.

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