Essentials of Municipal Government

Now that the campaign is over, the governing begins!

 

HERE is the in-person agenda 

The School of Government and its Center for Public Leadership and Governance, in partnership with the North Carolina League of Municipalities, are pleased to offer our biennial orientation of newly-elected municipal officials with the Essentials of Municipal Government. This course is specifically designed to help newly-elected officials transition from campaigning to governing.

On the campaign trail, you make speeches and shake hands, you make commitments and promise good things for your citizens. Upon election, you take an oath of office to uphold the laws and Constitutions of our state and nation, and to serve your community as a member of the governing board. Essentials of Municipal Government helps you learn what that means and how to do it.

In this course you will learn:

1. The basics of municipal government authority, finances, and functions.

2. Keys to governing body effectiveness and your role as a member.

3. The legal boundaries of ethics and transparency.

4. The importance of developing positive relationships with your colleagues, staff, and external partners and organizations that influence life in your communities.

5. Receive your required Ethics training

 

Participants will gain a deeper appreciation for the value of governing at the municipal level, and for the importance of developing the skills and behaviors that lead to being an effective local elected official. Incumbents are encouraged to attend; you will have the opportunity to complete your required Ethics training and will also be able to contribute your valuable insights and experiences to the program.

  • Winston Salem, NC
    June 16 - 17, 2022
    Benton Convention Center

    301 W 5th St
    Winston Salem, NC 27101
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before June 08, 2022 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after June 09, 2022, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
    $225.00
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
  • Online
    July 25 - 27, 2022
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before July 17, 2022 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after July 18, 2022, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
    $225.00
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Toogie Hampton

Director of Programming, Management, Administration, and Leadership Group
919.843.6518
James E. Holshouser Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and Government