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Seminar will approach innovation, entrepreneurship in local government.

Ted Gaebler, co-author of Reinventing Government which appeared in bookstores across the nation this month, will present a full-day training seminar for elected and appointed local government leaders during NLC's March Congressional City Conference.

NLC's Leadership Training Institute, will present "Building Excellence in Local Government: Lessons From Reinventing Government," on Saturday, March 7 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington D.C. and there is still time to register.

The all-day seminar will outline "lessons learned" from Gaebler's four year study of the most innovative and entrepreneurial governments across the country.

Based on his synthesis of best practices in the most efficient, results driven governments across the country, Gaebler will help seminar participants test the ideas presented and develop strategies for applying the principles of "entrepreneurial government" in their home communities.

Called "a landmark in the debate on the future of public policy," Reinventing Government argues that a new kind of government--flexible, adaptable, innovative, and entrepreneurial--be substituted for the sluggish, centralized and bureaucratic one of the past.

Building his training on "ten principles of entrepreneurial government" presented in his book, Gaebler will focus on promoting competition in public services, turning agencies into revenue centers, building planning systems that anticipate rather than react to change, empowering citizens to be public problem solvers, measuring government performance by "results," using market mechanisms rather than bureaucratic ones, decentralizing administrative structures, concentrating on mission rather than rules and regulations, and maximizing "choices" for citizen customers.

An advocate for "entrepreneurial government," Gaebler speaks, advises and consults with cities and counties to instill more innovative and entrepreneurial practices in America's local governments.

Officials interested in attending this seminar should contact NLC's Center for Education and Information Resources, telephone (202) 626-3170 or FAX (202) 626-3043 by March 1. A separate registration fee of $125 will be charged for this seminar.
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Author:Davis, William
Publication:Nation's Cities Weekly
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Date:Feb 17, 1992
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