NLC University

NLC University is a collaborative education and professional development initiative developed by the National League of Cities that helps municipal leaders – both elected and appointed – build the skills they need to better govern, serve, and advocate for their communities.



NLC University Overview
Created by city officials for city officials, NLC University is a unique, multi-dimensional learning experience, offering participants the ability to explore, challenge, and learn - when, where, and how they want.

About NLC University

Board of Advisors

Leadership Fellows

Annual Leadership Summit

Certificate Program 


Online Courses

State and Regional Opportunities

Toolkits and Supplemental Materials

Call For Speakers
Transcript Requests and Online Badging Instructions
  • For all NLC University transcripts, please email us at We will be happy to provide the most current records we have.
  • We are excited to announce the NLC University social media badging through is now active! system will allow you to attach your NLC University award badge(s) to your social network profiles such as Facebook and LinkedIn. For more information about how to add your digital badges, click here.