The Programs We Offer
Online coaching sessions designed to help purpose-driven participants (individuals and teams, inside and outside of government), passionate about a public problem, take an existing project from idea to implementation.
Intensively “hands on”, in person working sessions for city and government agency-based teams preparing to wrestle with the specific issues and challenges encountered during the governance innovation process.
Graduate - and professional-level courses, for credit and/or for certification focused on the on the overall governance innovation process and the inventive application of civic technology to public problems.
Project based clinics that lead students, public officials and public entrepreneurs through the governance innovation process, culminating with innovative, technologically-based solutions to public problems.
Solving Public Problems with Data
“Solving Public Problems with Data” is a 101, crash course on data science technologies, data analytics, and methods for trusted data sharing created to help public servants and others become more data-conscious in their perspective and approach to addressing major public challenges. Designed for practitioners and public entrepreneurs— passionate and innovative people who wish to take advantage of data and new technology to do good in the world— it was launched to support a culture of innovation and burgeon a community of public entrepreneurs who strive to positively transform lives by helping their institutions become more evidence-based and data-driven.
Open Justice is a massive open online course (MOOC) designed to help mainly lawyers, judges, public officials, but also technologists and members of the public, learn how to leverage new technology to foster data transparency, courtroom openness, and public engagement in order to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and legitimacy of the courts and promote better public policy. Launched in partnership with the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary of Mexico, this series of 10 modules (available in both English and Spanish) where, how, and why open justice can be applied in the Mexican judiciary and globally
Teaching Governance Innovation: Global Public Entrepreneurship Online Conference
Hosted by Professor Beth Noveck, Director of the GovLab in the U.S, and Caroline Paulick-Thiel, Director of Politics for Tomorrow in Germany, this series of online conferences brings together experienced experts who are all currently working on facilitating or teaching innovation processes in the public sector, either on a local, national, or global scale. The purpose of these meetings is to spark mutual inspiration and learning by convening a quarterly expert exchange, operating under the Chatham House Rule
GovLab Academy offers passionate teams and individuals, inside and outside of government: