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The Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University provides expertise that helps decision-makers implement efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective approaches to economic, social, and information management issues.
CGS PRACTICE AREAS
- Association Management
- Community, Workforce, and Economic Development
- Health and Technology Engagement
- Public Management and Training
- Survey Research
CGS Recent Work
Inaugural lllinois Municipal Policy Journal - Includes two articles by CGS research associates: one by Cory Poris Plasch and Norman Walzer on shared services. The other by Shannon Sohl, Andy Blanke and Norman Walzer on determinants of unrestricted net reserves in Illinois municipalities.
"Think Globally/Eat Locally" - Video
Community Supported Enterprises - Report
Community Supported Enterprises - Executive Summary
Upcoming CGS Events
Registration for the 2016-2017 Civic Leadership Academy is open. Plan to attend one or more of the workshops offered. For more information, visit the CLA Page.
The Illinois City/County Management Association, Illinois Government Finance Officers Association, and the Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies invite you to attend the Ninth Annual Illinois Financial Forecast Forum: Private Sector Views that will Impact the Public Sector Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Registration information and a PDF form can be found on the Financial Forecast Forum page.
Successful professional local government leadership requires knowledge and a skill set centered on the ability to understand individual and organizational behavior. The Midwest Leadership Institute was developed to equip participants with the leadership skills needed to drive for results in the increasingly complex world of local government. Registration is now open for 2017.
Looking to change the conversation on growing the economy in your community? Join us for this one-day conference featuring successful entrepreneurs who built networks of businesses in rural areas and urban neighborhoods by boldly taking new approaches. They will be joined by the Illinois Tourism Director and representatives of supporting institutions from banks to higher education who will discuss their perspectives on the latest in economic development. More information is available here (PDF). Access a downloadable registration form here (PDF).
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