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ELGL Local Gov Cohorts

Helping you find joy in public service through flexible learning opportunities.

cohorts headerAs part of our mission to help our members find joy in public service, ELGL offers high-quality, accessible, affordable learning opportunities in a variety of formats. Our diverse membership base, expert partners, and staff experience help us create programs that are engaging, relevant, and useful for local government practitioners in a variety of fields.

Each of these programs is designed to keep professional development education affordable, accessible, and meaningful, and to meet the needs of local government professionals with a flexible catalog of learning opportunities.

Our cohorts launch throughout the year and vary in their topics and length. Read more about the types of cohort programs we offer.

Open Cohort Applications

Part of ELGL's Creative Cohort Series:

  • 2021 Creative Local Government Cohorts, with CivicArts and ArtPlace America
    You can register for a six-hour bootcamp on Preparing for Creative Community Partnerships, a two-month program on Creative Placemaking Project Implementation, or a full six-month program on Creative Placemaking that moves from introduction to advanced implementation tactics.

Apply today!

Part of ELGL's Building Resiliency Series: 
    • 2021 Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Local Government, in partnership with the Drucker Institute and the Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University

The first graduate certificate offered in partnership with ELGL, this leadership and crisis management graduate certificate program offers a robust curriculum over six months of curated instruction, discussion, and group sessions.

Sign-up to be notified when the Drucker Certificate program opens.



Don't see a cohort you are ready to apply for? Sign up to hear about new cohorts as soon as they're announced!


Cohort Mentorship Opportunities

Cohort participants are often supported by volunteer members of ELGL who have years of practical knowledge and expertise in their field. Participants gain valuable one-on-one access to experts in their field who can connect them with the people and resources they need; mentors have an opportunity to give back to others and increase their profile as an expert in their field.

Learn more about the mentorship program, see our current roster of mentors, and apply to be a mentor yourself.

Cohort Partnerships

We work closely with a number of private vendors, nonprofits, foundations, educational institutions, and other agencies to make sure we provide high-quality content at an affordable rate.

Learn more about partnering with us on a cohort project or becoming more involved. We'd love to work with you!

Cohort Exclusives

Cohort participants in each cohort have an opportunity to write for us. Click on the icons below to learn more from each cohort.
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