Strategy & Innovation Regional Network

Designing Our Regional Innovation Academy


Planning is underway to launch a Regional Innovation Academy for TJCOG communities, a collective education and training program that enables staff to learn collectively and share expertise across communities. At a time when travel may be restricted and professional development opportunities limited due to COVID-19, our region can fill these gaps together. Input gathering is a critical step in this process to match curriculum with local needs. 

Who Should Take the Survey?

You! Your Peers! Your Supervisors! Answers will inform the expertise and education opportunities that are available in the program.

  • Take the survey here and share with your colleagues! 
  • Use this PDF flyer on the survey and the academy to spread the word. 
The Regional Innovation Academy Task Force
Amanda Grogan & Jessica Hoffman, Apex; Thomas Roy, Clayton; Ryan O’Dell, Cary; Jen Della Valle, Hillsborough; Matt McKirahan, Raleigh; Jenny Halsey, TJCOG; Julie White & Kenisha Hinton, Wake County

The Strategy and Innovation Regional Network bring together staff from across local governments in the region who are working on strategic initiatives or planning and innovation within their organization. These individuals are often tasked with leading change, encouraging new ideas, measuring success, and implementing new solutions. Through the Regional Network, TJCOG brings them together once a quarter to learn from one another, leverage each other’s strengths, and take on joint or regional innovation efforts. 

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