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 Seminars - City Summit 2017

Upgrade your conference experience with NLC University seminars! Taught by experts in an intensive and interactive format, you’ll be amazed by how much you can learn in a half or full day session. Get real-world solutions and new skills to take home and apply to the challenges you face. (Full Schedule) 

*NLC University seminars are offered at an additional fee. To register for an NLC University seminar, add it during the conference registration process. If you’ve already registered for the conference, simply log back in to your account on the registration site to add a seminar. If you would like to attend a NLC University seminar without attending the general City Summit conference, please click the "Registration for Non-Conference Attendees" button below.

Registration for Conference Attendees 

Registration for Non-Conference Attendees

2017 Leadership Summit

Join local officials from across the country for the NLC University Leadership Summit, October 2-5, 2017 in San Diego, California. You will learn how to capitalize on a shared passion or purpose to increase civic engagement, and you’ll learn how to activate public discussions focused on improving inclusion in your community.

Annual Leadership Summit



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.