Prioritizing Data Strategy and Governance in City Governments Sprint

Starts:  Jan 23, 2024 02:00 PM (ET)
Ends:  Feb 27, 2024 03:00 PM (ET)
  • Registration deadline: January 5, 2024
  • Sprint start date: January 22, 2024
  • Sprint end date: February 27, 2024
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Structure: 6 sessions - 2 Masterclasses (60 min each), 2 Hands-on sessions (60 min each), and 2 Office Hours (30 min session for each language)
  • Session time: Tuesdays 2:00 PM ET
  • Eligibility to register: Local/city governments in North, Central & South America
  • Recommended audience: City staff with high buy-in, frequent exposure to decision-making routines, and mid to high data capacity. We are considering target audiences of city managers or leadership close to the Mayor, such as Chiefs of Staff, Chief Data Officers, Directors of Planning, Heads of Innovation, or public officials involved with ethics or compliance initiatives.
  • Languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese

Prioritizing Data Strategy and Governance in City Governments

During this Sprint, participants will work towards developing a Data Strategy and Governance in cities, with an equity lens. They will develop a comprehensive data strategy that includes clear goals, targets, and key activities for data initiatives. In addition, they will create a governance charter that outlines data routines, objectives, key participants, and actionable steps to effectively plan, monitor, and implement data management policies. 

The Sprint will help cities to achieve the following criteria:

  • DM1.1: Your data strategy and governance process is guided by a city-wide data strategy, charter, statement of purpose or documented set of goals and objectives.

  • DM1.2: The group charged with authority for data strategy and governance meets to carry out defined responsibilities at least quarterly.

  • DM1.3: Your data strategy and governance process includes an equity framework.

At the end of the Sprint, participants will have:

  • A data strategy through a structured plan and a governance charter

  • A defined group of people with roles and responsibilities to manage data resources in the city and monitor citywide data lifecycle

  • A standard for disaggregating data based on relevant demographic and equity standards. 

Space is limited, register today!

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About What Works Cities

This learning opportunity and more are available to staff in cities that have completed our online self-Assessment for What Works Cities Certification. The What Works Cities Certification program, launched in 2017 by Bloomberg Philanthropies and led by Results for America, is the first-of-its-kind standard of excellence for data-driven, well-managed local government. Open to cities in North and South America with a population of at least 30,000, What Works Cities Certification welcomes cities at all points in their data journey. Take the Assessment, join our Community and lead with data!