Academy on Nighttime Management

By popular demand, RHI brings the Academy series to states that are hotspots for sociability, beginning with California, hosted by the city of Sacramento.

What is the Academy?

The Sociable City Academy on Nighttime Management is a professional training for night managers and nighttime advisors. Presented with online seminars and onsite case studies and sessions to assist you build the foundation for a dedicated office on nighttime management with staff.

Join a Growing Network

You will access RHI's online e-learning library to prepare you for the most productive experience as you and your team interact with other California city teams.

Many of the night managers and advisory boards in North America have attended RHI's Sociable City Academy and Summit. The curriculum follows the "building blocks of a sociable city" process.

Team Training  |  Create Your City's Action Plan

Bring your team for an immersive experience with case studies and tools to create an Action Plan.

  1. Identify how national trends and market forces are driving change in downtown social economies
  2. Gain insights on how cities are creating an entertainment commission or an office on nighttime management with dedicated staffing (night mayor/manager)
  3. Get the tools you need to evaluate the strengths, challenges and opportunities in your city’s social economy
  4. Once you have a plan for creating an office with staff you will learn how to apply RHI’s building blocks in creating an action plan

Access Decades of Experience and Learning

The learning begins when you register! You’ll have access to RHI’s seminar series and e-learning curriculum to get you started on how to create a framework for a comprehensive sociable city plan.

Once you get on-site, you’ll get an action-packed day filled with case studies, facilitated discussion and interactive activities. You’ll also network with your peers statewide.

Learn more about RHI's Building Blocks and Core Measures of a Sociable City.

Build a Team

The changing dynamics of a city's social economy requires a balance between market forces  and governance.

Starts with a Foundation

Planning, managing and policing a vibrant nighttime social economy requires a formal foundation with dedicated staff and influencers.

Building Blocks

An Action Plan is built upon effective integration of planning, safety and vibrancy. Build your team to attend the Academy or Summit with representation from each.

Who Should Attend?

"Big picture thinkers” who care about making their city’s nightlife safer, more vibrant and better planned should attend this event. City planners, elected officials, police, social venue operators, business district managers and aspiring (or current) night mayors should send a team from their city.

  • Night Mayors/ Managers
  • City Managers
  • Nightlife Advisory Board
  • Elected Officials
  • Business District Managers
  • City Planners
  • Economic Development Directors
  • Mobility Systems
  • Residential Associations
  • University Administrators
  • Alcohol Regulators
  • Police: Municipal & Campus
  • Licensing & Regulatory Staff
  • Fire Department
  • Health Department
  • Code Compliance
  • Private Safety/Security
  • Venue Operators
  • Hospitality Associations
  • Event Planners
  • Music & Nightlife Advocates
  • Entertainment Marketing
  • Tourism/Destination Marketing

Academy Faculty Bring Decades of Experience

The Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI) brings four decades of experience in monitoring trends and convening forums at the local, state, national and international level on nighttime planning, management and safety. Since 2000, RHI assisted more than 80 North American cities develop strategies. RHI events unite a global network to dedicated to improving the social experience of residents and visitors.

Decades of Experience in Research and City Assessments

The Academy faculty will include three of RHI's senior staff to guide discussion and assist you and your team to develop the foundation of a comprehensive action plan.

  • RHI founder and president Jim Peters is an internationally recognized leader in advancing innovation and campaigns, from early work in responsible beverage service training to recent focus on public safety and policing nightlife districts, building alliances, and guiding the creation of nightlife offices.
  • Alicia Scholer is RHI's vice president with 16+ years of facilitating events, coordinating city assessments, and preparing comprehensive action plan reports. She has led women’s focus groups in three countries building unique expertise in "What women want in nightlife."
  • Jocelyn Kane lead facilitator and policy analyst joined RHI following 15 years with the San Francisco Entertainment Commission, retiring as the executive director. She brings her insights into government processes and systems.

Jim Peters


Alicia Scholer

Vice President

Jocelyn Kane

Senior Policy Advisor