Apply Now for Leadership ICMA

ARTICLE | Jun 7, 2012

Be a part of the ultimate leadership experience.

Whether you are a young local government professional or a manager who wants to encourage your staff's professional development, now is the time to apply for Leadership ICMA. The premier, two-year program is designed to cultivate the leadership competencies needed for success at all levels of local government management.

This competitive program is limited to 15 young professionals, with 3-7 years of local government management experience, to build a small-group learning community. Participants attend the 8-day ICMA/SEI Leadership Institute at the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center, explore five comprehensive class modules, and complete a team-based capstone project at a local government. Faculty includes well-respected academics who teach in public administration programs and premier local government executive institutes, local government practitioners, and other content experts. 



Join the growing list of leaders who make a difference.  View their capstone projects* hosted by the cities of Decatur, Georgia, and Palo Alto, California (Part 1 and Part 2). Their exemplary service to these communities was celebrated at their graduation during the ICMA Annual Conference in Milwaukee WI. 



*Interested in hosting a capstone project? Complete and submit the Leadership ICMA Call for Capstone Consulting and Peer Assistance Proposal Form by December 1. For more information, contact Felicia Logan, director, ICMA Leadership Development Programs, by email or call 202-962-3626 for more information.





Applications for the next Leadership ICMA class are due by June 30 so now is the time to apply.  If you have someone in your organization or a colleague that you would like to have considered for this prestigious leadership experience, encourage them to apply.

All Leadership ICMA graduates receive one year of experience "credit" toward the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program. Leadership ICMA graduates return to their communities with fine-tuned competencies in leadership in local government, ethics and integrity, analytical skills, strategic planning, community building, and organizational effectiveness; prepared with the tools needed to overcome potential roadblocks and the strategies to succeed.

To learn more, read testimonials from Leadership ICMA graduates, and to apply to the program, go to Leadership ICMAJune 30 is the deadline to apply.

A limited number of scholarship opportunities are available through the Leadership ICMA Legacy Fund.


Advance your career by applying today or share this unique opportunity with your staff or colleagues!

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