Civic Leadership Academy Registration and Pricing


There are three easy ways to register:

If you would like to pay by company invoice, please register by phone. For questions about invoicing, please call NIU Outreach Registration Services at 800-345-9472.

Registration will close at 4 p.m. the day before each course. We recommend using Google Chrome when registering.


Pricing for 2023-2024 CLA Workshops

Length/Mode of Delivery Standard Rate NIU Student
Half-day/Online $33 $10
Half-day/In-person $48 $10

Special pricing for Better Zoning to Create Better Communities (Jan. 31) and Addressing What People Want Now: Updates on Planning for Housing, Economic Development, Quality of Life and Other Issues (April 30)

Standard Rate Partner Rate (10% Discount) NIU Student
$33 $29.70 $10

These courses are partnered with APA-IL. Registrants that are current APA-IL members at the time of these courses qualify for a discounted rate. For planners maintaining their AICP credentials, these courses provides CM | 2.0. You will need to select Partner when registering for the courses in order to receive the discount.

Group Rates

New group rates are available for 2023-2024 CLA Workshops.

  • Groups of ten to nineteen will receive a 10% discount per registration.
  • Groups of twenty or more will receive a 15% discount per registration.

To learn more about our discounted group rates, please contact CLA Coordinator Janiece Bollie at

Cancellation, Substitution and No Refund Policy

Due to costs from the registration system, there is a non-refundable processing fee ($5.00) for all workshops. You may substitute another person for your registration. Substitution or cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to or by fax at 815-753-6900. Cancellations made less than 5 business days prior to the event will be issued a future credit for another course valid through June 21, 2024. NIU reserves the right to cancel or reschedule programs within 2 days of class if enrollments are insufficient to cover costs or at any time to reschedule if the presenter has an emergency or something occurs outside of our control.

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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