NLC University is a collaborative education and professional development initiative developed by the National League of Cities that helps municipal leaders – both elected and appointed – build the skills they need to better govern, serve, and advocate for their communities.

From Budgeting Basics, to Leading Through Disruption, NLC University courses are designed to give city leaders the hands-on training to fuel their communities forward.

NLC University kicks off a day before City Summit begins, setting the stage for an intimate and personalized learning environment where the focus is on developing key leadership skills. These training sessions will help you build a strong foundation for the rest of your conference experience. During City Summit, you will find solutions to affordable housing in your community, but you still need the skills to incorporate it into your budget, generate consensus among your peers and write the policy with an eye on equity. That’s where NLC University can help.

Join NLC University at City Summit to learn skills like leading equitably, thriving during crises and building resilient communities. Participants will also have the opportunity to earn credits towards NLC University certifications.

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NLC University (Pre-Conference Seminars)

NLC University Awards Happy Hour – Ticket Required

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm


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