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Civic Leadership Academy

2014-2015 Brochure 

CLANIU's Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) will be entering its 10th year of programing during the 2014-2015 season. This year marks the inauguration of four new specialization tracks in Community/Economic Development, Human Resources, Government, or Nonprofits. Civic leadership in the 21st Century is complex and requires individuals to identify, analyze, collaborate, and solve pressing societal issues through the efforts of broadly engaged public organizations. The Academy recognizes this and has adapted its programing to cross the boundaries of private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

The Academy's seminars allow for in-person interactions with fellow participants and instructors using experiential learning techniques. The training program offers a series of workshops across an array of topics central to being an effective leader in the 21st century. Participants who have successfully attended 20 hours in workshops, with 10 hours fulfilled through attendance in two core courses, are eligible to earn a Certificate of Completion. Those wishing to build upon their CLA Certificate may partake in an additional 10 hours of focused workshops to earn the new CLA Specialization in Community/Economic Development, Human Resources, Government, or Nonprofits. Discounts are provided to members of the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP) for specific workshops within the Nonprofit Specialization Track.Those workshops are noted below.

For complete descriptions of the workshops, download the 2014/2015 CLA Program Brochure here. Workshop hours are accumulated over the course of 3-years, and earned as follows: a full day workshop is 5 hours, a half day workshop is 2.5 hours.

Registration:

Standard Registration

First Time Attendees Registration

DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership Member Registration

 

Thursday, August 28, 2014 

Leaders as Change Agents - NEW This Year!
Presented by John Newton

Prairie State College, Chicago Heights
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Governmental
• Human Resources
• Nonprofit

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Leadership for Elected Officials - NEW This Year!
Presented by Greg Smith & Thomas Melody, Klein, Thorpe, & Jenkins, Ltd.

Prairie State College, Chicago Heights
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Governmental

Target Audience
• Elected and Appointed Officials
• Management, Key Positions of Government

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Strategic Planning - Issue Based and Directed - NEW This Year!
Presented by Tracy Rogers-Tryba and Sherrie Taylor, Center for Governmental Studies, Northern Ill

NIU Hoffman Estates
Full Day 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Governmental
• Human Resources
• Nonprofit

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Elected and Appointed Officials
• Community Development Officials
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Frontline Personnel
• Human Resource Personnel

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

But I'm Already Ethical…Why Do I Need To Attend a Workshop on Ethical Leadership? - NEW This Year!
Presented by Dr. William Mccoy, College of Business, Northern Illinois University

NIU Naperville
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Governmental
• Human Resources
• Nonprofit

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Elected and Appointed Officials
• Community Development Officials
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Frontline Personnel
• Human Resource Personnel

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Thursday, October 2, 2014  

Identifying, Qualifying, and Cultivating Donors - NEW This Year!
Presented by Nathan Ruby, Partner and Lisa Ruby, Partner Ruby & Associates

DeKalb County Community Foundation
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Nonprofit

Target Audience
• Leaders of Nonprofit Organizations
• Foundational Giving Personnel
• Nonprofit Staff

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Collective-Bargaining: Labor and Management Relations
Presented by Thomas M. Melody, Esq., Partner; Jason Guisinger, and Erin K. Lavery, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd.

NIU Naperville
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Governmental
• Human Resources

Target Audience
• Management, Key Positions of Government Organizations
• Human Resource Personnel

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Competitive Bidding: From Proposal to Delivery of Services
Presented by James V. Ferolo and Mallory A. Milluzzi, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd.

NIU Naperville
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Governmental

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government Organizations
• Procurement Personnel
• Contracting Personnel

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Policing in a Democratic Society - NEW This Year!
Presented by Dr. Kirk Miller, Department Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Northern Illinois University

Naperville Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Governmental
• Human Resources
• Nonprofit

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Frontline Personnel
• Human Resource Personnel

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Thursday, October 30, 2014  

Nurturing the Leader Within: Doing It - NEW This Year!
Presented by Eileen Ruby Setti, Partner Ruby & Associates

DeKalb County Community Foundation
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Governmental
• Nonprofit
• Community Development
• Human Resources

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 

Board Procedures and Governance: Conducting the Business of the Local Government Units and Compliance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act - NEW This Year!
Presented by Scott F. Uhler and Carmen P. Forte, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd.

NIU Hoffman Estates
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Governmental

Target Audience
• Elected and Appointed Officials
• Management, Key Positions of Government

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014  

Career Transitions and Framing Your Resume for Government or Nonprofit Work - NEW This Year!
Presented by Teri A. Schmidgall, MA, NCC, Career Counselor, Northern Illinois University

NIU Hoffman Estates
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Governmental
• Human Resources
• Nonprofit

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Elected and Appointed Officials
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Frontline Personnel
• Human Resource Personnel

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Thursday, November 13, 2014  

Customers Matter: Quality Customer Service is Essential for Your Bottom Line - NEW This Year!
Presented by John Newton

NIU Naperville
Full Day 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Governmental
• Human Resources
• Nonprofit

Target Audience
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Frontline Personnel

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Thursday, November 18, 2014

Cha$ing the Dollar$ - Grant Writing $trategies - NEW This Year!
Presented by Gail Jacky, Director of University Writing Center; and Tracy Rogers, Center for Governmental Studies, Northern Illinois University

NIU Naperville
Full Day 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Nonprofit

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Foundational Giving Personnel
• Nonprofit Staff

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 

New Civics and the Impact of Globalization 
Presented by Greg Kuhn, Sikich

* This is a required CLA Certificate Workshop

NIU Hoffman Estates
Full Day 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
(This event is also offered on May 21, 2015 at the NIU Naperville Campus.)

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Understanding your Government's Finances and Financial Position
Presented by Brian Caputo, M.P.A., CPA, Chief Financial Officer/City Treasurer, City of Aurora

NIU Naperville 
Full Day 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Governmental

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government Organizations
• Finance and Accounting Personnel

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Fundraising and Financial Management for Nonprofits - NEW This Year!
Presented by Alicia Schatteman, PhD, Department of Public Administration, Northern Illinois University

NIU Naperville 
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Nonprofit

Target Audience
• Leaders of Nonprofit Organizations
• Frontline Foundational Giving Personnel
• Nonprofit Staff

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 

Executive Director 101 - Nuts & Bolts - NEW This Year!
Presented by Alicia Schatteman, PhD, Department of Public Administration, Northern Illinois University

NIU Hoffman Estates 
Full Day 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Nonprofit
• Community Development

Target Audience
• Leaders of Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Nonprofit Organizations
• Nonprofit Staff
• Nonprofit Board Members

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Home Rule and Non-home Rule Municipalities: Authority and Power, Governance Roles and Responsibilities - NEW This Year!
Presented by Lance C. Malina and J. Allen Wall, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd.

NIU Naperville 
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Governmental

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Elected and Appointed Officials

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Connecting Governance and Mission - NEW This Year!
Presented by Eileen Ruby Setti, Partner, Ruby & Associates

NIU Naperville
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Governmental
• Nonprofit
• Community Development

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Nonprofit Board Members

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 

Tools for Effective Compliance - Illinois Freedom of Information Act and the Illinois Local Records Act: Avoiding Pitfalls - NEW This Year!
Presented by Michael Jurusik and Mallory A. Milluzzi, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd.

NIU Naperville 
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Governmental

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Elected and Appointed Officials

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Friday, January 23, 2015 

Nonprofit Checkup #1 Know your Numbers: People - NEW This Year!
Presented by Alicia Schatteman, PhD, Department of Public Administration, Northern Illinois University and nonprofit community leader(s) as guest presenter(s)

DeKalb County Community Foundation
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Human Resources
• Nonprofit

Target Audience
• Leaders of Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Nonprofit Organizations
• Human Resource Personnel

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Preparing to Make an Ask: Documents and Strategy - NEW This Year!
Presented by Nathan Ruby, Partner, and Lisa Ruby, Partner Ruby & Associates

NIU Naperville 
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Nonprofit

Target Audience
• Leaders of Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Nonprofit Organizations
• Foundational Giving Personnel
• Nonprofit Staff

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Thursday, February 5, 2015 

Financing Options for Local Governments - NEW This Year! 
Presented by Thomas P. Bayer, Michael A. Marrs, and Jacob H. Karaca, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd.

NIU Naperville
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Governmental

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government Organizations
• Finance and Accounting Personnel

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 

Community Development: How GIS Can Facilitate Planning - NEW This Year!
Presented by Dr. Richard Greene, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Pingping Ren, Research Associate in the Department of Institutional Research in Division of Finance, Northern Illinois University

NIU Hoffman Estates, Computer Lab
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Governmental

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How to Ask Anyone for Anything -NEW This Year!
Presented by Nathan Ruby, Partner, and Lisa Ruby, Partner Ruby & Associates

NIU Naperville
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Nonprofit

Target Audience
• Leaders of Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Nonprofit Organizations
• Foundational Giving Personnel
• Nonprofit Staff

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 

“Obamacare” – Key Risk Issues and Strategy Imperatives for the Public Sector - NEW This Year!
Presented by Erin Duffy, John Edgerton, Keith E. Friede, and Joyce Janu, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

NIU Hoffman Estates 
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Governmental

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government Organizations

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Friday, February 20, 2015 

Nonprofit Checkup #2 Know Your Numbers: Financial Efficiency - NEW This Year!
Presented by Alicia Schatteman, PhD, Department of Public Administration, Northern Illinois University and nonprofit community leader(s) as guest presenter(s)

DeKalb County Community Foundation
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Nonprofit

Target Audience
• Leaders of Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Nonprofit Organizations
• Foundational Giving Personnel
• Nonprofit Staff

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Advanced Grant Writing - NEW This Year!
Presented by Robert Marovich, Associate Ruby & Associates

DeKalb County Community Foundation
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Nonprofit

Target Audience
• Leaders of Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Nonprofit Organizations
• Foundational Giving Personnel
• Nonprofit Staff

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 

Data for Decision Makers - Public Officials and NFP's- Grab the Public Data that You Need
Presented by Sherrie Taylor, MPA, Center for Governmental Studies, NIU, Research Associate/Demographer

Virtual-Online with Adobe Connect 
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Governmental
• Nonprofit

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations

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Thursday, March 12, 2015  

Performance Appraisals & Hot Topics in Employment Law - NEW This Year!
Presented by Thomas M. Melody and Erin K. Lavery, Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd.

NIU Naperville
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Human Resources

Target Audience
• Human Resource Personnel

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Friday, March 13, 2015 

Nonprofit Checkup #3 Know Your Numbers: Program Effectiveness - NEW This Year!
Presented by Alicia Schatteman, PhD, Department of Public Administration, Northern Illinois University and nonprofit community leaders as guest presenter(s)

DeKalb County Community Foundation
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Nonprofit
• Community Development

Target Audience
• Leaders of Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Nonprofit Organizations
• Frontline Personnel

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 

Board Recruitment – Board Impact by Design - NEW This Year!
Presented by Stacy French Reynolds, Anchor Advisors, Ltd. and Tracy Rogers, Center for Governmental Studies, Northern Illinois University

NIU Naperville
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Governmental
• Nonprofit

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 

Planning for Demographic Changes and the Impact on Retail Markets and Small Business Owners - NEW This Year!
Presented by Norman Walzer, PhD and Mim Evans, MS, Center for Governmental Studies, Northern Illinois University

NIU Naperville
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Governmental

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government Organizations
• Community Development Officials
• Planning Officers

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Thursday, April 9, 2015 

Land Use, Economic Development, and Zoning
Presented by Michael T. Jurusik, James V. Ferolo, and Gregory T. Smith, Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd.

NIU Naperville
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Governmental


Target Audience
• Leaders of Government Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government Organizations
• Community Development Officials

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 

Social Media - Connecting Government and Constituents: Part I
Presented by Alicia Schatteman, PhD, Department of Public Administration, Northern Illinois University

NIU Naperville
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Morning

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Governmental
• Nonprofit

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Communication Personnel

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 

Social Media - Connecting Government and Constituents: Part II - NEW This Year!
Presented by Alicia Schatteman, PhD, Department of Public Administration, Northern Illinois University

NIU Naperville, Computer Lab 
Half Day 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM 

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Governmental
• Nonprofit

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Communication Personnel

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Friday, April 24 , 2015 

Nonprofit Checkup #4- Know Your Numbers: Communicate Your Numbers - NEW This Year!
Presented by Alicia Schatteman, PhD, Department of Public Administration, Northern Illinois University and nonprofit community leader(s) as guest presenter(s)

DeKalb County Community Foundation
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Governmental
• Nonprofit

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Communication Personnel

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 

Understanding Zoning and Code Enforcement: What You Need to Know
Presented by Lance C. Malina, Kathie T. Henn, and Michael A. Marrs, Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd.

NIU Naperville
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Governmental

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government Organizations
• Community Development Officials
• Planning Officials

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Thursday, May 14, 2015 

Nonprofit-Government Partnerships and Contracts: Challenges and Opportunities of Working Together - NEW This Year!
Presented by Alicia Schatteman, PhD, Department of Public Administration, Northern Illinois University

NIU Naperville 
Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Governmental
• Nonprofit

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

New Civics and the Impact of Globalization
* This is a required CLA Certificate Workshop
Presented by Greg Kuhn, Sikich

NIU Naperville 
Full Day 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
(This event is also offered on November 19, 2014 at the NIU Hoffman Estates Campus.)

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations

DCNP discount eligible workshop

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 

Sex, Guns, Marijuana & God - Issues that Local Government Tangle with Today - NEW This Year!
Presented by Adam Simon and Daniel Bolin, Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C.

NIU Hoffman Estates Special Evening Workshop
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Civic Leadership Specialization Tracks
• Community Development
• Governmental
• Human Resources

Target Audience
• Leaders of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Management, Key Positions of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
• Frontline Personnel
• Human Resource Personnel

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