The Value of Membership: Leadership Opportunities Await NLC Members

By Pionke, John | Nation's Cities Weekly, March 22, 2010 | Go to article overview

The Value of Membership: Leadership Opportunities Await NLC Members


Pionke, John, Nation's Cities Weekly


Leading a community is both a rewarding and challenging opportunity. Elected officials work hard to get elected, establish an agenda to move the community forward, create buy-in to garner constituents support and implement their ideas, hopefully with a favorable outcome. It is a tried and true set of operating procedures producing successful governments across the country. Whether you are a new or long serving elected official, expanding your knowledge of current trends and ideas is essential to leading a successful administration.

NLC is here to support those efforts with a series of leadership opportunities to increase the chance for success. Through its councils; committees, conferences, Leadership Training Institute seminars and peer-to-peer networking opportunities, NLC has been working to bring its membership the kind of training and opportunities that will strengthen agendas, bring new ideas and showcase successful programs that are working in other communities. NLC is the one-stop shop for cutting edge ideas.

Learning or Serving: No Need to Choose

NLC convenes two major conferences a year, bringing together under one roof political pundits, newsmakers and reporters, cutting edge workshops, seminars and exhibitors, as well as peer networking opportunities. These elements combine with a single eye to one goal: increasing leadership skills. Whether it comes through learning from Washington insiders at a general session, taking a workshop on balancing work and personal life, or participating in a series of Leadership Training Institute seminars on "How to Lead in the Current Economic Storm," NLC works diligently to give local officials the kind of information they can take home and put to use immediately.

Additional learning tools can be obtained in the comfort of one's own office. The NLC website is a great resource to connect to the issues that are affecting your community. The website is designed to keep local officials apprised of the direction of legislation that will affect citizens and their front-porch issues. Updates from our Federal Relations center keep you on top of issues such as economic recovery, stimulus money, jobs creation through transportation infrastructure revitalization, childhood obesity and many other issues that will affect your citizenry.

For more seasoned leaders, NLC has ways for you to put into practice and share with others the vast experience you have acquired. Serving on the NLC Board, policy committees, CityFutures panels, councils, membership committees or constituency groups is a great way to share leadership experience with others while gaining insight from colleagues. …

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