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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.

Open Cohort Applications

  • 2020 Data Trust Skills Cohort with Brighthive and US Digital Response (Cohort Sprint)
    • Applications open in October2020 - check back soon! 
  • 2020 Data & Technology Capacity Cohort with What Works Cities (Deep Dive Cohort)
    • Applications open in October 2020 - check back soon!

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

Cohort Programs

Our programs bring together practitioners from across sectors and departments to learn, create solutions, share resources, and build long-term professional relationships. We offer three types of cohort programs: Cohort Sprints (six-week programs); Level Up Cohorts (three-month programs); and Deep Dive Cohorts (six- to nine-month programs). Learn more about these programs here.

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 here.

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. If you're interested in partnering with us on a cohort project, or learning how you can become involved, read more here. 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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