The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) held its annual conference in Chicago. The Windy City is always an incredible place to visit and enjoy a conference. Patrick served on a panel with Andrew Kleine, Budget Director of the City of Baltimore and shared his R.A.P.I.D. Innovation to over 500 government financial professionals.
In South Padre Island, the Texas City Management Association hosted its annual Summer Conference. The setting was a magnificent backdrop as Patrick shared his R.A.P.I.D. Innovation approach to help leaders of Texas cities strengthen their innovation muscles and improve their organization’s performance.
Up next was a trip to the Pacific Northwest – Vancouver, Washington for the Association of Washington Cities Summer Conference. Over 50 elected officials from cities in Washington and Oregon, including Mayors and City Councilmembers attended Patrick’s ½ day workshop on R.A.P.I.D. Innovation. A number of positive comments were received from these newly minted innovation mechanics about the power and practicality of R.A.P.I.D.
In the City of Sierra Vista, Arizona, Patrick presented two training workshops to executives and mid-managers – R.A.P.I.D. Innovation and Building Great Work Teams. These two skill areas are increasingly essential for high performing organizations and the leaders at the City recognizing this, enlisted Patrick as a partner to help their workforce members “get better all the time.”
Where’s the crossover?
Whether your government is working on an area as significant as these agencies are, or searching for a method to optimize employee performance and communication it all starts the same way. The key to success is to determine where you are and where you want to be. Set your goals. Make your plan. And strategically execute!
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