Maximize Your Time in Austin with NLC University Seminars

The Congress of Cities and Exposition will offer you the best opportunity this year to develop your leadership skills, add to your knowledge, become a more effective leader and build relationships with peers -- all in one place. NLC University seminars require pre-registration and are offered at an additional cost.

These seminars offer an interactive, specialized learning experience led by experts in the topic areas covered. The additional cost for the seminars is minimal considering the caliber of individual training, especially since you will already be travelling to Austin.

NLC University is offering fifteen seminars this year, beginning Wednesday morning, November 19 and ending Thursday, November 20 at noon prior to the opening general session.

One all-day session is offered on Wednesday and will cover "The Role of the Elected Official During an Emergency, Crisis, or Disaster." Participants in this session will receive 4 credits through NLC University.

Half-day sessions are offered Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, and Thursday morning. Participants in half-day sessions will receive 2 credits through NLC University. Topics include:

  • It's Not All About You: How to be an Audience-Centric Speaker
  • Developing Successful Public-Private Partnerships
  • Participatory Budgeting: How to Build Deep Community Engagement in Real Budget Decisions (201 level)
  • Public Sector Negotiation Skills
  • And more!

New this year: NLC is offering two seminars in conjunction with ICMA in which participants will earn credit through both NLC University and ICMA University. These joint sessions are "Leadership for Civic Engagement" and "Building Strong Elected-Appointed Official Relationships."

Visit the conference website for the full list and descriptions of NLC University seminars, and add them to your conference registration now to guarantee your place.

About NLC University

NLC University is designed to be an ongoing, coordinated resource that municipal leaders and their staffs can continually draw upon to build knowledge, confidence, and expertise, as well as a place to grow and cultivate professional ties. Individuals can earn credits to move through eight levels of progressively more prestigious recognition. Participants' achievements are recognized annually at the Leadership Luncheon held during the Congress of Cities conference.