Upcoming Course Offerings
After the November elections, UNC School of Government and the North Carolina League of Municipalities jointly hold a two-day conference in five locations across the state for newly elected officials, veteran elected officials and their managers.
LEADERSHOP: During this two-day Essentials of Municipal Government, we also offer a one-day LeaderShop for Veteran Elected Officials. This LeaderShop is open to both county and municipal veteran elected officials and their managers. This year's topic is about leading change. Major economic, social and political forces are reshaping our state. As a steward of the public trust it is your job to think strategically and help citizens plan for the future. We also know the challenges are too complex for any one jurisdiction to solve so we are inviting city and county veteran elected officials to this workshop.
Last year, the NC League of Municipalities (NCLM) and the NC Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) conducted interviews with their members, legislators, and other partners as well as collected data about the issues and challenges facing North Carolina cities and counties. Please join us for the Veteran LeaderShop to learn about what these trends can mean for you and your community and how to develop strategies for leading change.
Below are the details of the 3 different registration options during this two day program.
- Essentials of Municipal Government (both days): The first day focuses on newly elected officials, but entire boards and managers are encouraged to attend together. The second day is about working together as a board. Includes: Handbook for NC Mayors and Council Members, Days One and Two of Essentials, state-mandated ethics training, and Budgetopolis—a budget simulation
- LeaderShop for Veteran Elected Officials (1st day only): 2016 Topic: Leading Change. This program is open to both county and municipal veteran elected officials and their managers. Includes: the one day LeaderShop on Leading Change, and mandated ethics training. Does NOT include Day Two of Essentials, the Handbook for NC Mayors and Council Members, or the Budget Simulation
- Combination Course (both days) LeaderShop for Veteran Elected Officials: Leading Change, PLUS Day two of Essentials of Municipal Government
This program is open to municipal veteran elected officials and managers. Day one is the Leadershop for Veteran Elected Officials: Leading Change. Day two in Essentials focuses on working together as a board. Includes: LeaderShop—Leading Change, Handbook for NC Mayors and Council Members, state-mandated ethics training, and Budgetopolis—a budget simulation
A note on ETHICS TRAINING: The Ethics session taught during the above conference satisfies the 2 hour state mandated Ethics Training for local elected officials. If you would like to see online opportunities to take the 2 hours of Ethics training, please click on the ethics training opportunities on the right side of this page.
To Register and get hotel and meeting location information, click on the 5 offerings above.
Materials are located under the Materials tab.
Through the generous support from our donors, scholarships for elected officials are available for EMG, LeaderShop and the Combined EMG and LeaderShop. You must already have registered for the course option before applying for a scholarship.
EMG or the Combination program is 18 LELA credits. The Veteran Workshop is 6 LELA credits.
Course materials are being provided electronically and are all posted below. You may download the materials to your device and access them during the program. You do not need printed copies.
EMG 2016 Day One Materials
The resources below are designed to supplement the EMG and LeaderShop program. You do not have to print them. Rather it might be most helpful if you were to download these to a resource folder on your computer for future reference.