City Workshops: Tailored Solutions

Diverse demands and limited resources for urban park systems require city leaders to work more effectively across sectors, leveraging civic assets as well as funding and expertise from the public, nonprofit, and private realms. Workshops allow park and recreation leaders to:

  • Build skills for effective cross-sector park partnerships, developing their collaborative governance capacity.
  • Seed replication of innovation by learning about best practices and effective strategies from other cities with similar challenges and opportunities.
  • Support new collaborative partnerships by hosting workshops locally with cross-sector participation.

Workshops are led by professional facilitators and utilize a unique curriculum that includes interactive, peer-to-peer learning where city leadership teams and cross-sector partners explore new approaches to challenges and jump-start new collaborations. They are customized to meet the needs of local communities and can be offered in single and half-day formats.

Past workshops have been held in Detroit, Birmingham, Flint, Los Angeles, Saint Paul, Traverse City, San Jose, Charlestown, and Kansas City.

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