By Amy Elsbree
Registration is now open for 10 Leadership Training Seminars that will take place during the pre-conference days, March 9-10, of the Congressional City Conference in Washington, DC. Sessions will cover topics include Building Public-Private Partnerships, Managing your Message in a Multi-Mass Media World, and Enhancing Council Effectiveness. View the full list of seminars here.
Leadership Training participants are eligible for the Certificate of Achievement in Leadership Program that NLC developed to recognize and acknowledge excellence in local government leadership. Participation in this program allows city officials to organize professional development around the critical skills necessary for excellence in leadership. By attending leadership seminars at NLC annual conferences, Regional Programs and the Leadership Summit, city officials attain credits toward the Certificate of Achievement in Leadership Program.
Conference attendees can also register to attend the Leadership Luncheon on Sunday, March 10 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm. At the luncheon, Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze Certificate level recipients will be recognized for their achievement and their leadership work. Both the seminars and the luncheon require additional fees above the conference registration rate.
Following the Leadership Training Seminars and NLC's governance meetings on March 9-10, the Congressional City Conference will launch into full swing with the Opening General Session on Monday, March 11 featuring an address by NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ and remarks from Frank Luntz, a bipartisan political pollster and communications expert.
General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will speak to attendees during the afternoon general session on Monday, March 11. He will discuss the important role city officials can have in initiating and moving forward holistic, community-based efforts to help reintegrate the men and women of the armed services as they return home.
Monday and Tuesday, March 11-12 will also feature workshops sessions on key legislative priorities for cities including immigration reform, the ability for local governments to collect taxes owed on remote online purchases, protecting the income tax exemption for municipal bonds, and proposals to reduce gun violence. Other issues to be addressed at the conference will include transportation, climate change, education, and workforce development.
Details: To register for the Congressional City Conference and to choose Leadership Training Seminars click here.