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

 
Initiating its 9th year of effective and dynamic innovation (2012-2020), California Innovation Playbook for Government Change Agents (Cal-IPGCA) - Cohort 2020, is an immersive experiential learning environment where trainees re-imagine State of California enterprise-wide challenges from a whole-systems perspective to create tangible innovative solutions. Far more than a training program, Cal-IPGCA creates a testbed for developing and implementing best available practices and innovative solutions.

Synergizing participation across all levels of government, from entry-level to senior executives, trainees work in cross-functional teams to develop moonshot projects. At the culmination of the project, each cohort produces an innovation playbook to improve our state’s essential functions. These playbooks include best practices, lessons learned, and a full breadth of analytics. Previous Cal-IPGCA cohort playbooks are available online at www.cal-ipgca.org. (Individual playbooks are also awarded to each trainee, reflecting personal training journey.)

Who should apply - Who should attend?:
Cal-IPGCA’s success is fueled by its multi-generational, diverse, topnotch professional integration. Trainees accepted into the program represent a broad spectrum of organizational levels.
 
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.
  • Regional and Local Government
  • Technology-based private sector companies and individuals - leaders, change-agents, data analysts, coders, app developers, etc.
  • Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)
How to apply?
  • Review the program brochure. More extensive information is available at www.cal-ipgca.org.
  • The responses in the application determine how trainees are assigned to innovation teams for Cohort 2020.

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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: (Meets the State of California’s biennial leadership training requirements. (GC 19995.4.)

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* 4. Please indicate if you are an active member of the following 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:  If a government registrant, applications cannot be approved without supervisor approval.

  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.

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* 7. The scheduled virtual training dates for Cal-IPGCA 2020 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.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Gateway Training:  8 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Moonshot Training Date:  8 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Moonshot Training Date: 8 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Champion Summit
Leaders Rapid Innovation Cycle: (7:30 - 12 Noon)
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Moonshot Training Date: 8 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Champion Summit
Leaders Rapid Innovation Cycle: (7:30 - 12 Noon)
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Moonshot Training Date: 8 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Cal-IPGCA Hackathon 2020:  8 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Moonshot Training Date: 8 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, February 25, 2021
DAY OF INNOVATION: 8 AM - 5:00 PM

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* 8. CalHR ENGAGE LMS:  A series of 24 training modules that run in tandem with moonshot project development during the training program. These modules are taught by the State of California leadership. These modules are aligned with CalHR’s 9 leadership values to create a common language of leadership and innovation that transcends departmental boundaries  (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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* 9. Review and rank your Interest in the Cal-IPGCA Cohort 2020 Innovation Priorities (IPs):
Innovation Priorities (IPs) are submitted to Cal-IPGCA by the State of California Leadership. IPs represent an enterprise-wide challenge facing the State of California. Each IP represents the foundation of a teamed Moonshot Project. A Moonshot is the combination of a huge problem, a re-imagined solution to that problem, and the creation of innovative ideas that are designed to shift the approach and outcomes of people, processes, and
technology to make that solution possible.  NOTE:  In assessing interest, please balance your knowledge alongside your personal/professional interest, and most importantly, your passion to work on a specific innovation priority.  

  Not Interested Somewhat Interested Very Interested
1. State Agency Collaboration Network (SACNetwork)
2. SACNetwork Memorandum of Understanding
3. SACNetwork Skillsbank
4. SACNetwork Innovation Corp
5. SACNetwork Middle Management Consortium
6. SACNetwork "Rise-up" Ambassador Corp for Homeless Children
7. SACNetwork Teleworking In California (Best Available Practices)
8. SACNetwork Beyond Racism: One System, One State, One World, One People

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* 10. 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.  Scholarship applicants EXCLUDE this program option.  It can be added at an additional cost. 

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* 11. Explain why you want to be considered as a Cal-IPGCA Leader, Innovator and Change Agent trainee, (or Assistant Facilitator) for Cal-IPGCA Cohort 2020. Your response is very important. It quantifies your motivation to be considered for acceptance. 

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

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