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Register for Civic Leadership Academy 2023-2024 Courses

A variety of courses are held each year. Many are online webinars, and some are in-person sessions, generally at NIU Naperville. For groups of 10 or more, check out the group discount rate. Registration is required to attend each course.

We thank all of our CLA presenters for helping us bring the course offerings to you. If you have a course suggestion, email and we’ll review your idea for future course offerings.

New to our programs? Learn more about the history and purpose of our Civic Leadership Academy.

The Importance of Civic Leadership

Thriving communities and organizations don't happen by accident. Civic success comes from the commitment of leaders and the cooperation of government, nonprofits and businesses all working together to solve common yet complex problems. In today’s trying and uncertain context, civic leaders are at the forefront of solving problems with creative, grounded and flexible solutions.

Civic leadership:

  • Is fundamental to organizational success and effectiveness.
  • Crosses boundaries of public, private and nonprofit sectors.
  • Energizes individuals and groups willing to stretch, learn, challenge, innovate and engage.
  • Values talent development, understanding and the application of concepts, ideas and lessons learned.

Discover how you can make an impact by learning civic leadership skills. Check out this year's interesting and informational classes and register quickly before spots fill.


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Contact Us

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

Phone: 815-753-1907

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