Neighborhood Leadership Academy - Early Bird Discount
Neighborhood Leadership Academy
Early Bird Discount
Take advantage of our Early Bird Discount!
Enroll before August 7th, 2020 and the course is $260.00. On August 7th, the course price will be $295.00
The Neighborhood Leadership Academy, created in 2002, connects resources at the University -- Creating Whole Communities and University of Missouri Extension -- with residents and neighborhoods throughout the state of Missouri who are interested in improving their communities.
The Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA) provides in-depth leadership training that emphasizes community building principles and strategies, project planning, organizational leadership and management practices, and personal leadership skills.
Participants are actively involved in their neighborhoods and represent communities from throughout the state. Academy participants may be neighborhood association members, community leaders, resident volunteers, community-based organization staff, business owners, local government staff, municipal elected officials, or anyone who wants to make an impact in the community.
Participants who successfully complete the program receive a Certificate in Neighborhood Leadership from the Chancellor of the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
More than 300 neighborhood and organization leaders have participated in the NLA, learning the skills and building the networks necessary to create whole communities. Learn more on our alumni page.
Through seminars, discussion, and personal community projects that apply tools and principles, participants will learn:
- Community building principles and strategies
- Personal leadership skills
- Project planning and implementation tools
- Organizational leadership and management practices
During the NLA, participants share and work on a community improvement projects for their neighborhood. Following is a sample of their projects:
- Forming a neighborhood association to encourage more community involvement
- Proposing and implementing a community garden
- Developing a church-based community assets assessment
- Planning and obtaining funding for a neighborhood park
- Raising funds to endow a school-based youth cultural enrichment program