GovEx at Johns Hopkins University Launches Training Center for Government Data Skills


The Center for Government Excellence, also known as GovEx, is launching a new training center aimed at helping public employees embrace emerging trends in government technology, including data management, analytics, community engagement and more. The center will feature a curriculum available online or through customizable onsite trainings, said Eric Reese, GoxEx’s associate director of training. With an application deadline of May 25, the first courses will begin June 27. The curriculum currently features three courses: Community Engagement, Foundations of Applied Analytics in Government, and Getting Started with Performance Analytics. Reese, however, noted that plans call for expanding the offerings as the center progresses, potentially even offering credentials to graduates and participants. It’s all in service of a pretty simple and straight-forward mission. “The mission of the training center is to really equip local governments, and really any government person, with data skills to help them do their jobs better,” Reese said. This center grows out of GovEx’s role with Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities program, which saw GovEx conducting onsite training events dating back to 2015, working with more than 2,000 government employees in the process. The three courses grew out of demand for training that GovEx staff identified while…

Read more here: GovEx at Johns Hopkins University Launches Training Center for Government Data Skills

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *