About Local Government 101

Local Government 101 goes back to the basics – grounding local government professionals in those key skills and practices that are the foundation of becoming an effective local government manager.

What is Local Government 101?

This interactive online certificate program immerses you in the special challenges that confront the local government manager today. Taught by experienced managers and local government experts, it is designed to impart real-life experience, best practices, and sound advice in the areas most important to a manager’s day-to-day role.

Gain Your Competitive Edge

Local Government 101 helps new and mid-career managers, assistant managers, and even career-changers new to local government gain the competitive edge in leading their communities and advancing their careers. This five-course, 15-session program provides the basic skills you need to do an outstanding job for your community and make yourself marketable in the increasingly competitive field of local government management. 

  • Local Government Fundamentals Plus Equity and Inclusion

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  • Local Government Fundamentals Plus Disaster Preparedness

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