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Finance, Mangement, & Governance

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Finance & Budgeting: Budgeting for Economic Inclusivity

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Participants in this session will learn through hands-on, interactive and applied learning how to apply a Priority Based Budgeting approach to fuel resources towards the achievement of Economic Inclusivity. Priority Based Budgeting is framework for evaluating options and alternatives with respect to resource allocation decisions, and fundamentally a means to achieve a solution to a... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leadership: The Ethical Leader: Rules and Tools

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Ethical public leadership is more than simply following the law. This seminar enhances municipal leaders’ abilities to assess ethically difficult situations and to make ethically defensible choices. Beginning with some fundamental elements of ethical decision making, the seminar draws the audience into active participation to establish the elements of a personal ethical framework and then... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leadership: The First 100 Days in Office- Building an Impact Agenda

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A course for newly elected officials and those wanting to brush up on building a short-term impact agenda. Come ready to plan, set goals and hit the ground running! Credits: 3 Level: 101 Cost: $185 *NLC University seminars are not included in the standard conference fee. Add seminars to your basket during registration to enroll. Already... Read more »

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Leadership: Civil Discourse- Moving Toward Yes

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Learn to develop your leadership skills in both every day and divisive situations, explore listening with the goal of understanding as an essential part of leadership, and provide an opportunity to practice your skills to plant seeds of leadership and civility in the governing bodies of your communities. Participants will be introduced to The Five... Read more »

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Advocacy & Communications: Federal Advocacy 101

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Now that you’ve scheduled a meeting with your legislator, what do you do? This session will prepare you to start or continue a strong working relationship with your legislators on Capitol Hill and lobby effectively for cities’ top legislative priorities. Learn more about legislators, develop your own personalized “elevator pitch” on legislative issues, and find... Read more »