Executive Education

Enhance your experience

NLC University (NLCU) delivers real-world solutions – and innovative new approaches – to the challenges city leaders face every day.  At City Summit, sign up for NLC’s executive education program to support your skills building and leadership development. Focused on skill and knowledge exchange, NLCU brings leading national experts and practitioners to local leaders to support, coach and inform local solutions. 

Important Details

Choose our full package or attend sessions a la carte.  

All sessions will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2022

NLCU is offering both free and paid sessions. We also offer the NLCU Learning Package for $640* – a savings of $100.00 if NLCU offerings are purchased as packaged learning. Act now! Packages sell quickly.

This year, NLCU Executive Education will be hosting sessions in person at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, MO.

NLCU Executive Education Agenda

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Cybersecurity: Emerging Opportunities + Strategies
9:00AM – 10:15AM | $185

Join NLCU and the CompTIA Public Technology Institute (PTI) to gain the latest insights on keeping your community + city hall safe from cyberattacks. Gain understanding of the threat landscape and leave with strategies and additional resources to plan and take action. 

Mindful Leadership: New Skills for Today’s Leader + Your Community
10:30AM – 11:45AM | $185

Join us for an exploration into the Mindful Cities work and gain the new frontline leadership skills for leading and working using the latest research in neuroscience and the impacts of mindfulness. You’ll learn what mindfulness is, how it’s a tool for leadership and life and immediate applications to work and beyond.   

Leadership 101 Culture Change: Transform the Workplace for Innovation and Results
12:30PM – 1:45PM | $185

“The senior team gets it, but frontline staff won’t budge.” If that sounds familiar, it’s time to look at your workplace culture. After three years of research with hundreds of mayors and managers, the City Leader Guide to Organizational Culture Change offers step-by-step insight. The authors will provide an overview of how to build a workplace culture that delivers for your constituents.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why culture is key to achieving your administration’s policies and priorities
  • How to evaluate and transform the culture across your entire organization
  • Real-world examples for achieving changes that benefit your citizens and endure

Retail in Your City: Build a Plan for Success
2:00PM – 3:15PM | $185

Beyond placemaking and being the heart and soul of a community, retail is an economic engine that boosts your community’s growth and well-being. NLC believes that retail should be an essential element in any economic development strategy and that local officials should be ready with the knowledge of how to recruit retail. This course will provide an overview of how to attract and retain valuable businesses while honoring the vision and goals of your community. The course will also be an opportunity for participants to hear about a new and exciting NLCU + Retail Strategies opportunity kicking off Summer 2022. 

What you’ll learn: 

  • Learn why your focus on retail recruitment/development is critical now more than ever 
  • Be able to better understand how to engage retail to be an economic lever in your community 
  • How and why retail should be incorporated into other economic strategies planned or currently underway 

Digital Equity
3:30PM – 4:30PM | FREE

A leadership and tactical approach to digital equity in your work and work systems. Explore how digital equity fits into your leadership approach.

Packages and People: The Emerging Scope of Urban Air Mobility
4:45PM – 5:45PM | FREE

From understanding Urban Air Mobility regulations and technologies to devising your action plan, participants will learn the opportunities and challenges for municipalities and regional airports.