WHO CAN JOIN...We Welcome Everyone!
We see Cal-IPGCA as an "Innovation Movement!" We think the opportunities we've experienced should be an exploration everyone can take. Membership in the Cal-IPGCA Association is open to all and the "cost of admission" is zero! But, there is a price of entry – this is a community where we motivate, inspire, ignite and promote human-centric government innovation that transcends all boundaries and departments within state service and on out to the communities served. So if you are an innovator, an entrepreneur, an intrepreneur, or a change agent seeking a place to call home, or if you simply aspire to live and create in this environment, joining as a member is the next step to take!
We're also inviting our private sector partners, universities and NGO's that share our mission: To model leadership that promotes creativity, innovation, and growth to transform government. Beyond that the constituent communities government serves are invited to join this accelerating movement.
Government is the conduit that reaches out to serve the world, so we see innovating government as a partnership that benefits us all. The Cal-IPGCA Association is the go-to environment and hub where innovation happens!
One of Cal-IPGCA's Advisors says it best: "The point of all of this is that when you become a leader in government or anywhere, and you begin to realize that the more people work together, that the more we leverage the ecosystem or get organic in terms of the approach of our solutions, and we use partners, we collect partners, we bring partners along, that we take a larger fabric or quilt work approach to our problems, the solutions become even quicker and even faster. There is something to the synergistic effect which is completely true, that when more and more human beings get together to do things, that the impossible suddenly becomes possible." - Martin Hoshino, Administrative Director, Judicial Council of California
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Cal-IPGCA Association members receive a whole host of exclusive education and networking opportunities, professional support, mentoring opportunities, and much more to help them be successful and create a culture of innovation within California state government. Take part in a movement for change. Cal-IPGCA is the engine of innovation at the forefront in California. Honestly, we see ourselves as a blueprint for the country and the world. We're asking you to reinvest in your passion to serve and continue energizing your spirit of service and commitment to the unlimited possibilities of innovation in state government, our business communities and the communities of life in which we all live and serve!
As a member, you get immediate access to these valuable benefits and resources:
- We're an arena to bounce off creative innovative ideas and projects - we can even create a focus group input and incubate ideas into fruition!
- We can directly connect you to Cal-IPGCA Moonshot projects - where your support, skills and enthusiasm can enhance outcomes
- We run "rapid innovation" sprints to hone the focus and direction of our Cal-IPGCA Innovation projects where your voice and imprint make a difference
- We're a conduit for continued leadership development, training and speaking opportunities
- We provide a safe place to innovate and incubate your good ideas
- You are part of the community of change agents bringing great results to the State of California
- We provide an environment of collaboration with fellow state change agents - we all need this type of support to keep the momentum high
- We build unique networking opportunities for our members and state leadership across departments and agencies - this opens a plethora of opportunity that just keeps giving
- You'll receive and can provide value-added mentoring opportunities
- You're at the front of the line for Cal-IPGCA Change Challenge Panel and Leadership Forums
- Access to an accelerating reservoir of innovation and leadership materials
- Connections to membership program services and professional support
- We're a conduit to other innovation portals across the State of California....e.g., we open our doors to all who have a desire to innovate and we support those that do!