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URISA GIS Leadership Academy

  • June 03, 2024
  • (PDT)
  • June 07, 2024
  • (PDT)
  • Seattle, Washington

Leadership Training...Taught by GIS Leaders

Grab a seat at this popular five-day training program which explores topics ranging from GIS strategic planning and team building to change management, resource allocation, ROI, ethics, and capacity building.

Instructors, all GISPs, are experienced GIS professionals who have successfully navigated the challenges of increased leadership and management responsibilities in a technical field. Class size is intentionally limited to facilitate discussion and interaction .

Attendance at the GLA earns substantial GISP® Education Points!


The URISA GIS Leadership Academy has enjoyed steady and enthusiastic participation since it was first presented in 2007. Since then, more than 1,500 GIS professionals have attended the specialized five-day GIS leadership and management training program that focuses on:

  • GIS leadership and management techniques
  • GIS strategic planning
  • Successful team development
  • Organizational capacity building and sustainability strategies (ROI, innovative funding ideas)
  • Program investment and justification
  • Resource allocation
  • Change management
  • Situation assessment and organizational performance evaluation
  • Ethics and professional challenges
  • Problem solving

The URISA GIS Leadership Academy includes interactive exercises, small-group discussions, team-building activities, and opportunities to delve into topics in a way you cannot do at a large conference. Participation is intentionally limited in order to encourage such interaction. Register early to reserve your spot and take advantage of discounts. The registration fee includes all five days of education and materials; four lunches (Monday-Thursday); one evening reception; and refreshments. The GLA will conclude no later than 12:00 PM on Friday to accommodate departures on Friday afternoon/evening and keep travel expenses down.

Register here!

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