2020-2021 Courses and Workshops

We're pleased to present this year's schedule of CLA courses, offered mainly in an online format and at a reduced price from our standard in-person format.

Our workshops address a wide range of topics relevant to 21st-century leaders from stormwater management to protecting IT networks, from strategic planning to negotiation skills. Each course stands alone, so you can choose the topics that are meaningful to you. Or take a series of courses to work towards one of these credentials. Check out the course descriptions and then register quickly to reserve your place in this year's workshops.

Hot Topics and Workshops in Development for 2020-2021

We're always in the process of creating interesting workshops based on hot topics and your suggestions. Please return often and sign up for our email updates to learn about additional programs we add throughout the year. 

  • Local Law Enforcement and Policing
  • Forming a Community Taskforce
  • Recovery and Resiliency - Adapting to the Impacts of COVID-19
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Engineering 101: Civil Engineering Concepts for Non-engineers

Custom Courses

Don't see what you're looking for? We offer custom programming designed just for your organization, presented online or in-person, at your facility, or ours. Learn more about custom workshops.

Contact Us

Civic Leadership Academy
Northern Illinois University
Monat Building
148 N. Third St.
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-1907
Email: CivicLeadershipAcademy@niu.edu

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