Programs

UCCI/University of Illinois Leadership Academy


UCCILeadership Academy

  

The Leadership Academywas developed by the University of Illinois in partnership with United Counties Council of Illinois (UCCI) to provide leadership training on issues important to elected and appointed county officials.   For anyone seeking to manage and lead more effectively, the Academy offers a learning network and a connection to cutting edge information.

 The Curriculum is designed for county officials who want to explore new ideas and learn practical methods that are relevant to current issues, challenges and opportunities across the state.  The five interactive sessions are structured to allow participants to learn, share, and apply on a variety of practical and innovative topics.

Academy requirements: Completion of the Academy requires active participation at no fewer than four of the five sessions and completion of an essay or final project that describes the learning experience with expectations for application. Those who complete the Academy will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the University of Illinois, and will be recognized at a graduation reception and ceremony hosted by UCCI.

Participation: There are no fees for meals, materials, or lodging; but, you must apply to participate. Participation is limited to 30 individuals, so it may be necessary to limit registration to one or two individuals from each county.  Before you apply, please make sure you can attend at least four of the five sessions.

Online Application is available below.  Printable Brochure/Application available here.

For more information, please contact:  Anne H. Silvis, University of Illinois Extension - Community & Economic Development.  Phone: 217-333-5126 - Fax: 217-244-5403 - Email: asilvis@illinois.edu

Schedule

Please note that all sessions of the 2018 Leadership Academy program will be held at the Homewood Suites by Hilton, located in Champaign; and, that the Recognition Ceremony for graduates will be held on Friday, October 26th, in Springfield at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.

Session Duration Meeting Dates Meeting Room
1 1 1/2 days April 6-7, 2018
(Friday-Saturday)
Homewood Suites
by Hilton (Champaign)
2 1 day May 19, 2018
(Saturday)
Homewood Suites
by Hilton (Champaign)
3 1 day June 23, 2018
(Saturday)
Homewood Suites
by Hilton (Champaign)
4 1 day July 14, 2018
(Saturday)
Homewood Suites
by Hilton (Champaign)
5 1 1/2 days August 24-25, 2018
(Friday-Saturday)
Homewood Suites
by Hilton (Champaign)
6 6:30 p.m. October 26, 2018
Recognition Ceremony
(Friday)
Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Museum,
Springfield

Topics

Leadership Fundamentals; Improving Your Management Skills

Change Management; Fiscal Management

Managing Economic Development

Data-Driven Decision Making

Parliamentary Procedure; Leadership in Crisis Situations; Crisis Communications 
                                         Online Application 

 Application Deadline is March 1, 2018