Tuition for this 10-month program is $1095. Some financial assistance is available based upon demonstrated need. Tuition may be paid by the participant or by an employer, business, professional firm, club or organization.
This session presents an overview of local government and its relationship to other governmental bodies. Students receive first-hand experience in civic leadership by campaigning and running for public office in a mock city council election. Opportunities are provided throughout the day to interact with current and former public office holders as well as public service administrators. One of the goals of the program, and this session, in particular, is to familiarize the class with methods of effecting change through the governmental process. The class also elects its class council members, mayor and vice mayor during this class. Day Chairs: Bill Clarkson (lead), Paige Meyer and Dominique Yancey
During this session, participants acquire an understanding of the role communication plays in leadership including the ever-changing role of technology in communication and how the various types of new media influence public opinion. Day Chairs: Elizabeth Graswich (lead), Sumita Bhandari, and Robert Combs