Essentials of Municipal Government

Now that the campaign is over, the governing begins!

 

HERE is the in-person agenda

HERE is the online 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.

  • Online
    December 13 - 15, 2021
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before December 05, 2021 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after December 06, 2021, 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.
  • Cary, NC
    December 16 - 17, 2021
    Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Durham Research Triangle
    201 Harrison Oaks Blvd
    Cary, NC 27513
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before December 08, 2021 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after December 09, 2021, 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.
    View Hotel Information

    We have negotiated a special rate in the room block HERE.

    $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.
  • Asheville, NC
    January 6 - 7, 2022
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville - Biltmore
    115 Hendersonville Rd
    Asheville, NC 28803
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before December 29, 2021 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after December 30, 2021, 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.
    View Hotel Information

    We have negotiated a special rate in the room block HERE.

    $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.
  • Wilmington, NC
    January 13 - 14, 2022
    Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront
    9 Estelle Lee Place
    Wilmington, NC 28401
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before January 05, 2022 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after January 06, 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.
    View Hotel Information

    We have negotiated a special rate in the room block HERE

    $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
    January 26 - 28, 2022
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before January 18, 2022 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after January 19, 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