Public Impact Design Training w/ CivicMakers in San Jose!

August 1, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for our Public Impact Design training: an innovative framework for human-centered, collaborative problem-solving.

The design and delivery of public services requires passion, creativity and grit. Government and nonprofit staff can benefit from the tools, techniques and strategies that drive innovation in the private sector. But greater complexity and higher stakes in the public sector requires new, interdisciplinary approaches.

Drawing from our experience on the front lines of civic innovation, community engagement, and digital strategy with cities and agencies across California, we’ve developed a solution – Public Impact Design.

Public Impact Design training blends human-centered design with systems thinking and reflective practice – three powerful, collaborative frameworks for problem-solving and creating change within systems, organizations, and individuals.

In this hands-on training, participants will:

  • apply the Public Impact Design process to their real life challenges;

  • learn tools and activities for navigating complexity by thinking in systems;

  • practice strategies to help surface the “know-how” from ourselves and our colleagues;

  • join a community of practice to share stories, successes and lessons-learned

Who is this training for? Anyone who works closely with the public, including:

  • Government Agency Staff

  • Nonprofits and Foundation Staff

  • Social Entrepreneurs

  • Civic Technologists

Can I bring a colleague? Yes! It’s even more fun that way.

Here’s what people are saying:

“Loved this – so useful. Will be thinking about it a lot in the days and weeks to come!” – Civic Technology Consultant

“Lots of fun, very informative and engaging. Looking forward to more!” – Government Innovation Strategist

For questions, please email

Special thanks to our partner SPUR – promoting good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area through research, education and advocacy.

CivicMakers strives to make our events and trainings accessible to everyone. Therefore, no one will be turned away for lack of funds, and discounts/scholarships will be assessed on a case by case basis. Please send us an email if you need financial assistance.


SPUR San Jose
76 South 1st St.
San Jose, CA 95113 United States