Friday, January 06, 2012
The Neighborhood Leadership Academy is now accepting enrollment for the 2012 session. The academy consists of 10 sessions held on select Tuesdays and Saturdays, from February 14 – May 22. More than 170 neighborhood leaders from throughout the St. Louis region have participated in the Neighborhood Leadership Academy, learning the skills and building the networks to create livable communities. The Academy provides hands-on leadership training that emphasizes community building principles, organizational leadership and management practices, and personal leadership skills. Each year the NLA brings together a diverse group of current or potential neighborhood leaders who are actively involved in their neighborhoods and represent communities from throughout the St. Louis region. Academy participants may be municipal elected officials, neighborhood association members, community-based organization staff, or resident volunteers. The program is also open to students interested in exploring community development careers. Most sessions are held at the J.C. Penney Conference Center (Room 121) at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. A limited number of partial scholarships are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Go to http://ce.umsl.edu/nla for more information and to register, or call (314) 516-5994.