Developing Resident Leadership

Overview

Developing Resident Leadership

Resources and case stories to help local agencies inform residents about local government and civics, develop community leadership and participation, and create effective citizen academies.

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Community Leadership Programs: Empowering Future Leaders

This paper discusses the mutual benefits of community leadership development programs to both local governments and their communities. Learn about key components of leadership programs, example programs from throughout the state and potential partnership options.

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Community Leadership Programs

Community-based leadership programs build skills and support the development of emerging leaders through a series of seminars, workshops and other local projects. This article includes tips on leaderships programs can help your community and how to find programs in your area.

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Youth Learn About Their Local Government

A panel discussion on innovations in resident civic engagement at the 2009 League of California Cities’ Annual Conference featured stories about the civic education of youth, a citizens academy for Cantonese speakers, and the role of new civic engagement manager positions in California cities.

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Civics and Municipal Literacy Projects for Young People

Learn about new civic education and municipal literacy projects for young people — in Colorado, Maine, and Kansas.

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Resource List of Citizen and Leadership Academies in California

The Institute of Local Government has compiled this list of citizen and leadership academies as a service for interested local officials and others.

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Developing Resident Leadership Case Stories

The following stories describe successful efforts by California cities and counties to inform residents about local government and civics, develop community leadership, and create effective citizen academies.

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