Current & Upcoming CGS Events

NIU CGS Celebrates 50 Years in 2019!

Shaping our Future:  Purpose, Partnership, Possibilities
Framing Sustainable Solutions

On Nov. 7, 2019, a one-day convening will be held on NIU’s DeKalb campus to celebrate CGS’s five decades of generating and sharing knowledge with its many university and external partners and chart a course for the future. This celebration will not only highlight the important accomplishments of CGS, but also be future-focused: how to understand and harness the vast demographic, economic, environmental, and technological forces that are reshaping our world. The celebration begins with a keynote address by Neil Howe, an authority on generations and social change in America. Visit our 50th Anniversary page for more details!

Civic Leadership Academy

Registration for the 2018-2019 Civic Leadership Academy is open. Plan to attend one or more of the workshops offered. For more information, visit the CLA Page.

Illinois Township Management Academy Workshop 2019

The NIU Department of Public Administration and CGS are working with the Illinois Township Management Academy to offer the “Responding to Vulnerable Populations in Your Community” workshop on Friday, April 12, from 9:00 am-noon, at NIU’s Naperville Campus, 1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL 60563.  Participants will have the opportunity to earn CEU credit.  A continental breakfast will be provided. "Responding to Vulnerable Populations in Your Community," will be presented by Dr. Adrienne Holloway, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Aurora. Visit the ITMA page for more details and registration.

Midwest Leadership Institute 2019

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. The next MLI runs April 29-May 3, 2019. More information is available on the MLI website.

Save the Date:
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

CGS Contact

Center for Governmental Studies

Northern Illinois University
148 North Third Street
DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2828

Phone: 815-753-1907
Fax:  815-753-7278