Rocky Mountain High-Performance Government: One Day Conference

Rocky Mountain High-Performance Government: One Day Conference

Join ELGL and Cartegraph for this special add-on conference experience on October 12 in Denver, Colorado in conjunction with Cartegraph’s annual user conference.

Your ticket price includes the full day of conferencing, lunch, and a social hour! Register online here.


8:30 – 9:30 AM – Opening Keynote

Achieving Clarity: The Best-Kept Secret of High-Performance Government

Nick Kittle | Government Performance and Innovation Coach, Cartegraph

While transparency and open data initiatives are springing up across the country, there is a shocking lack of clarity initiatives—and you better believe there’s a difference. But, are we after the wrong goal? What is a clarity initiative? Nick will walk through how clarity works, the power of achieving clarity in high-performance government, and how you can make it work for your organization!


9:45 – 10:45 AM

Driving Change: Your Local Gov Roadmap

Allen Peterson | Road and Bridge Division Manager, Arapahoe County, CO Public Works and Development

Building a culture of engaged employees who are valued and believe they can make a difference is a process that can change the culture of any organization. Learn about the innovative steps Arapahoe County Road & Bridge has taken to change their culture and create a sustainable atmosphere where excellence is the new norm.

Pumping Up Employee Engagement Efforts to Produce High-Octane Teams

Heather Younger | Founder, Customer Fanatix

During this session, you’ll uncover the key ingredient in ensuring high-octane teams: employee engagement. Heather will discuss some key tenets taken from her #1 best-selling book, “The 7 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty.” In addition to walking away pumped up and ready to demonstrate your new leadership prowess inside your organization, you’ll learn what is takes to create loyal employees who innovate and collaborate to produce high-performing government agencies.


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Empowering Data-Driven Innovation in Government

Scotty Martin | Founder & Chief Architect, Denver Peak Academy | Senior Government Innovation Consultant

Join the founding architect of Denver’s Peak Academy to learn how to invest in, brand, and position your own internal innovation team. During this discussion, you’ll zero in on what a customer-centric culture is, and how to foster and exploit that culture to drive high performance in your organization. Additionally, you’ll discover how tools like data visualization and process improvement can empower your team to deliver.

From Vision to Results: How to Build an Innovative Team

Melissa Wiley | Manager, Denver Peak Academy

Government is good at creating task force groups, bringing stakeholders together, and discussing big ideas. But we often fall apart when it comes to enacting sustainable change and delivering real results. In this session, hear from the manager of the City and County of Denver’s award-winning Denver Peak Academy program on how to move from conversation to actions worthy of shattering every perception of government.


1:15 – 2:15 PM

Paving the Road Less Traveled

Brandi Rank | Business Solutions Manager, Adams County, CO

Have unintentional processes become part of your permanent process? How often do you hear, “It’s how we’ve always done it?” How can you take back control, overcome barriers and move to a continuous improvement cycle? Join Brandi as she shares Adam County’s story on how they built momentum to institutionalize change and pave the road less traveled.

High-Performance Government in an Uncertain World

Dan Weinheimer | Deputy County Manager, Routt County

Nick Kittle | Government Performance and Innovation Coach, Cartegraph

Join this interactive interview session with Routt County Deputy County Manager and ELGL Board Member Dan Weinheimer and Government Performance and Innovation Coach Nick Kittle as they lead a discussion on engaging local leaders, what the future of government needs more of, and what high-performance government means in an uncertain world. This session will be interactive, so bring your honest voice to the discussion, and engage your peers as well.


2:45 – 3:45 PM

Measuring the Success of Your Strategic Plan

Lawrence Pollack | Budget Director, City of Fort Collins, CO

Does your organization have a strategic plan? If so, how is it used operationally and how are you measuring your performance? Join this presentation as Lawrence shares best practices from the City of Fort Collins’ 10-year history of performance management. Leverage the team’s experiences—including learning from efforts that missed the mark and applying what has worked well—in this important executive review of the City’s performance.

The Point of Engagement: Lessons from Our Citizens

Jacob Anderson | Citizen Engagement Specialist, City of Colorado Springs, CO

You could fix all the potholes tomorrow. You could find budget for programs that serve the most desperate members of your community. It doesn’t matter, unless your citizens know that their government works hard to serve their community. A high-performing government doesn’t govern AT or FOR the community—take some lessons from the front lines of citizen engagement to learn how you can govern WITH your communities.