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Civic Leadership Academy 2010-2011

Program Location:

NIU Naperville

1120 E. Diehl Rd.

Naperville, IL 60563 

Time:  The workshops will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.  Please plan to arrive between 8:30-8:45 a.m. to check in and enjoy a continental breakfast.


Note:  Watch for announcements on the Special Topics Seminars.  Your current contact information is necessary so e-mail any updates to

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations received in writing by Outreach Registration at least 5 working days prior to the start of the activity will receive a full refund.  You may cancel either by e-mail ( or by fax (815) 753-6900.


Please note that the charge to your credit card will appear on your statement as 'NIU Outreach, DeKalb, IL'

Registration Information:

 The Civic Leadership Academy consists of the workshops listed below. Participants may register for one workshop at a time or for multiple workshops. However, to receive a Certificate of Civic Leadership, participants must complete at least four workshops including both the New Civics and the Impact of Globalization workshop and the Leadership Lessons Trying Times Demand Sound Leadership workshop.  The cost of an individual workshop is $139.  If enrolled in one workshop at $139 and later enroll in an additional workshop, the participant will receive the reduced rate of $99 for each additional workshop.  Participants enrolling in two or more workshops at the same time will pay a reduced rate of $99 per workshop.  Participants may register online or by fax.


Special Offer:  Reduced Fees for Colleagues & Co-Workers:

CLA is offering a reduced fee for a 2nd registered attendee from your organization.  A 2nd or more enrollee submitted with your registration will be able to attend the same session at a 50% discount.  (1 workshop = $69; two or more workshops = $49 per workshop and per each additional enrollee!)  Participants using this special discount must register by fax. 


Continental breakfast, lunch, drinks and afternoon snack will be provided.



Course information

Greg Kuhn  |  815.753-3705


Janiece Bollie  |  815.753-7574


Registration Options:


Phone: 800.345.9472

Fax: 815-753-6900



CLA Program Series for 2010-2011


Leadership & Changing Conditions:

Strategic Planning: Yes, Now is the Time!

Thursday, November 4, 2010 


Home Rule: Unlocking the Structure and Impact

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Leadership Lessons: Trying Times Demand Sound Leadership*

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


New Civics and the Impact of Globalization*

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Financial Management:

Evaluating Financial Condition: Looking At Last Year's Budget Isn't Enough!                                  

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Understanding Your Government's Finances & Financial Position

Thursday, March 10, 2011


CANCELLED - Budgeting for NGOs

Thursday, March 31, 2011


CANCELLED - Understanding Illinois School Finance: What Community Leaders Should Know                               

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Organization Development

Teamwork and Team Building:  Trying Times Also Demand Teamwork

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 was cancelled - New Date - Thursday, April 7, 2011


Managing Personnel and the Human Capital of Your Organization

Part I:  Why is Government Personnel Different?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Managing Personnel and the Human Capital of Your Organization
Part II:  What to Keep, What to Change, Where to Cut

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Tools and Techniques

Economic Development

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Project Management: Results, Teams and Tools  

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 


Reaching Out:  Public Information in the Twitter Age

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


CANCELLED - Understanding and Managing Conflict in Stressful Times

Thursday, June 9, 2011



CANCELLED - Cultivating Innovation: How to Foster an Innovative Environment in Your Organization

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Cultivating Innovation:  How to Foster an Innovative Environment in Your Organization

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Governmental Cooperation, Collaboration, and Consolidation in the New Economy

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 


Beyond the Squeaky Wheel: Public Polling, Surveys, and Feedback.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Cloud Computing and Other Mysteries of I.T.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Governing Partnerships: Getting Greater Effectiveness Out of the Elected Official/Professional Staff Relationship

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

*Required Course for Certificate Eligibility

Standard Online Registration
Student Online Registration
Registration Form (PDF)
Brochure (PDF)