About the program
A program executed in partnership with the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation that supports interdisciplinary teams to build core innovation capacities as they design, test, and prototype solutions to a pressing city problem.
About Innovation Training
CPI delivers Innovation Training in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies. Innovation Training helps cities adopt cutting-edge innovation techniques that engage residents in testing, adapting, and scaling ideas with the potential for long-term impact.
Participating cities receive nine months of tailored coaching to learn about design concepts and implement them in their city.
25 governments nationwide participated in the Innovation Training Program
285 government employees have received training through the Innovation Training Program
1546 local residents have engaged with the Innovation Training Program across the nation
99% of surveyed participants would recommend the program to their peers
97% of surveyed participants learned new skills and/or met learning objectives
99% of participants reported applying the skills and processes learned after the program
179 initiatives considered for implementation from a total of over 7,500 generated ideas
93 ideas prototyped during Innovation Training
110 new initiatives in progress using design-based approach taught in Innovation Training
"What I didn’t know was that Innovation Training was going to be the opposite of a distraction until life went 'back to normal,' because it would equip me with exactly the skills I needed so that I could deal with pandemic limitations, letting go of the way I’d always done things (goodbye 'back to normal') to reinvent library services and now, to begin to build an innovation team for the city to come up with new approaches to issues identified by departments across the city."
"Participating in the Center for Public Impact [Innovation Training] course taught me to think outside of the box in all aspects of my life, both professional and personal. My work is centered around engaging with and supporting our Providence communities, and I look forward to the new ways we'll be able to serve individuals through these innovations."