Past CGS Events
The Center for Governmental Studies launched the Midwest Leadership Institute April 11-15, 2016. The goal of the Midwest Leadership Institute is to provide local government professionals a deeper understanding and mastery of core leadership concepts and experiences in order to increase their skills at managing people to achieve intended outcomes. Click here to learn more.
The creative economy is one of the most talked about topics in downtown development. What it includes and how to incorporate it into economic growth planning and downtown revitalization are discussed in the resources listed below. For additional information contact Mim Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Norm Walzer, email@example.com.
The Creative Economy and Downtown Workshop
Speaker Biographies (pdf)
There are many ways to host and manage farmers markets and many resources available to help start or grow an existing market. On Jan. 29, 2016, CGS hosted a workshop at the NIU Holmes Student Center that explored these topics in addition to looking at how SNAP and WIC can be implemented in your market, how to better manage your market, what farmers think about markets, and much more. The workshop included one of the initial screenings of the new documentary, Think Globally, Eat Locally. Click here for additional information.Download presentations
Center for Governmental Studies
Northern Illinois University
148 North Third Street
DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2828