Current & Upcoming CGS Events

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

Planning is complete for the 2018-19 Illinois Township Management Academy. Registration is now open via ITMA’s portals and information on their marketing material.  The ITMA is a collaborative training program in its eighth year,  developed, coordinated and delivered by NIU’s Department of Public Administration and the Center for Governmental Studies, both members of NIU’s School of Public and Global Affairs. Workshops will meet on Oct. 12 and 19, 2018, at NIU-Naperville. More information is available on the ITMA page.

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 CGS MLI web page.


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