Essentials of Municipal Government

Click HERE to register for the 2019 Essentials of Municipal Government.  For detailed registration instructions click here.  

Each session begins at 8:30am and ends at 5:30pm. 

New and returning municipal elected officials are invited to join the UNC School of Government and the North Carolina League of Municipalities for Essentials of Municipal Government. These one-day workshops are designed to provide municipal elected leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to transition from campaigning to government. With a multitude of instructors, topics, and interactive sessions, these courses will leave attendees with tools and guidelines for effective leadership. Participants will work through real-life scenarios to apply their learning as they go.

 

 

 

 Essentials of Municipal Government will be offered in 11 locations in North Carolina to bring together leaders for collaborative conversations and information sharing. Topics included in the agenda will cover:

  • Open meetings and public records
  • Group decision making
  • Differences in the public and private sector
  • Importance of municipal charters
  • Financial and fiduciary responsibilities
  • The elected board’s role in budgeting
  • Fund accounting
  • Managing competing public values
  • Legal structures and constraints on municipal authority
  • Interests vs. positions
  • Effective team building
  • Overcoming partisanship and maintaining civil discourse

   *The program will no longer have ethics included.  To register for the mandatory ethics training webinar click HERE.    

To prepare for Essentials, watch this Process and Procedures for Successful Board Meetings Webinar.  

The one day program cost $100 and will run approx. 8am-5pm.  

Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

  • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
  • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
  • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
  • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)
  • Rocky Mount, NC
    December 13
    Rocky Mount Event Center
    285 NE Main Street
    Rocky Mount, NC 27801
    View Scholarship Information

    Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

    • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
    • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
    • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
    • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)

    Pre-Register - Details on the pre-registration process can be found at the bottom of the page HERE.  

    If you are a returning customer, please note that we have a new course registration system that we hope will be easier for you to use. If you encounter any registration issues, please explore our list of frequently asked questions or contact us at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
  • Kitty Hawk, NC
    December 14
    Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk
    5353 N Virginia Dare Trail
    Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
    View Scholarship Information

    Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

    • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
    • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
    • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
    • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)

    Pre-Register - Details on the pre-registration process can be found at the bottom of the page HERE.  

    If you are a returning customer, please note that we have a new course registration system that we hope will be easier for you to use. If you encounter any registration issues, please explore our list of frequently asked questions or contact us at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
  • Winston Salem, NC
    January 9
    Winston-Salem Marriott
    425 N Cherry St
    Winston Salem, NC 27101
    View Scholarship Information

    Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

    • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
    • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
    • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
    • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)

    Pre-Register - Details on the pre-registration process can be found at the bottom of the page HERE.  

     

     
    If you are a returning customer, please note that we have a new course registration system that we hope will be easier for you to use. If you encounter any registration issues, please explore our list of frequently asked questions or contact us at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
  • Kannapolis, NC
    January 10
    Laureate Center
    401 Laureate Way
    Kannapolis, NC 28081
    View Scholarship Information

    Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

    • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
    • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
    • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
    • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)

    Pre-Register - Details on the pre-registration process can be found at the bottom of the page HERE.  

     

     
    If you are a returning customer, please note that we have a new course registration system that we hope will be easier for you to use. If you encounter any registration issues, please explore our list of frequently asked questions or contact us at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
  • Fayetteville, NC
    January 11
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Fayetteville
    1965 Cedar Creek Rd
    Fayetteville, NC 28312
    View Scholarship Information

    Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

    • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
    • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
    • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
    • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)

    Pre-Register - Details on the pre-registration process can be found at the bottom of the page HERE

    If you are a returning customer, please note that we have a new course registration system that we hope will be easier for you to use. If you encounter any registration issues, please explore our list of frequently asked questions or contact us at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
  • Durham, NC
    January 23
    Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park
    4700 Emperor Blvd
    Durham, NC 27703
    View Scholarship Information

    Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

    • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
    • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
    • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
    • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)

    Pre-Register - Details on the pre-registration process can be found at the bottom of the page HERE

    If you are a returning customer, please note that we have a new course registration system that we hope will be easier for you to use. If you encounter any registration issues, please explore our list of frequently asked questions or contact us at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
  • Wilmington, NC
    January 30
    Wilmington Convention Center
    10 Convention Center Dr
    Wilmington, NC 28401
    View Scholarship Information

    Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

    • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
    • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
    • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
    • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)

    Pre-Register - Details on the pre-registration process can be found at the bottom of the page HERE.

    If you are a returning customer, please note that we have a new course registration system that we hope will be easier for you to use. If you encounter any registration issues, please explore our list of frequently asked questions or contact us at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
  • New Bern, NC
    January 31
    New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center
    203 S Front S
    New Bern, NC 28560
    View Scholarship Information

    Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

    • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
    • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
    • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
    • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)

    Pre-Register - Details on the pre-registration process can be found at the bottom of the page HERE

    If you are a returning customer, please note that we have a new course registration system that we hope will be easier for you to use. If you encounter any registration issues, please explore our list of frequently asked questions or contact us at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

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

Toogie Hampton

Program Management Team Lead, Leadership Group
919.843.6518
James E. Holshouser Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and Government