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SEI Leadership Institute    

This seven-day leadership program is offered in conjunction with the Senior Executive Institute of the University of Virginia and is held at the Darden School in Charlottesville annually in the spring or summer.

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Sponsored by ICMA University and University of Virginia, this special Senior Executive Institute (SEI) “super session” is a unique opportunity for you to experience the core of the two-week SEI program packed into one week. You will spend valuable class and networking time with members of the “next gen” Leadership ICMA class and with other senior executives and assistants.  The core of the program is the study of leadership and the leaders role in high performance organizations.

Limited to 20 senior executives, the institute offers seven days of intensive, interactive learning alongside 15 members of the "next-gen" Leadership ICMA Class. The curriculum, designed by the faculty at UVA's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service and Felicia Logan, ICMA's Director of Leadership Development, is varied. 

ICMA University in conjunction with the faculty and staff of the Senior Executive Institute (SEI) at  University of Virginia is pleased to offer a unique seven-day SEI program for senior local government managers and participants in Leadership ICMA. The class will be held at the University of Virginia’s (UVA) renowned Colgate Darden School of Business in Charlottesville, VA. Participants will stay within walking distance, at the nearby Residence Inn by Marriott.

This program continues to receive rave reviews from both the young professionals and the senior managers. “The most significant and life changing leadership development program I have ever been part of” is how many described the 7-day program.  We hope you will consider making this unique leadership development opportunity part of your professional development.

SEI is designed specifically for senior local government managers, and is held at the University of Virginia’s (UVA) renowned Colgate Darden School of Business. The curriculum, designed by the faculty at UVA's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, is varied, and the faculty well-grounded in the needs and concerns of the top local government executive. As a participant in the program, you will have ample opportunity to hone skills and test strategies that can help you build a high performance organization. If you have made the commitment to your career in local government, you should consider attending ICMA SEI Leadership Institute. You'll take away these important benefits: 

  • Extensive peer-level and “next gen” communication. Increase networking and mentoring opportunities as a result of participating in SEI events.
  • Expanded knowledge. Gain in-depth insights into every aspect of local government leadership and management.
  • Professional recognition. Peers, staff, and local government leaders all value the SEI certification designation. 

ApplicationApply by November 23 to receive a $100 discount. The fee for this seven-day program is $4,200 for members or $4,600 for nonmembers. The fee includes all program costs, tuition, materials, special events, and most meals. It does not include travel or lodging. 

Team rates are available.

Dates: June 3-10, 2017

(If you would prefer instead to attend UVA's two-week Senior Executive Institute in July, visit https://sei.coopercenter.org/leadership/sei-program-details)

SEI receipt and cancellation: Receipts will be mailed or emailed within two weeks of acceptance into program. Confirmations of acceptance will be emailed within six weeks. If you are accepted, the deposit is non-refundable. You will receive an invoice from UVA in the spring for the balance due ($3,450.00). To cancel your registration, please notify ICMA in writing by February 29, 2017. After February 29, 2017, cancellations will not be accepted and the entire amount (initial deposit + final balance) will be non-refundable.

Lodging: The University of Virginia will contact you with room block information closer to time.

Professional development guidelines: This institute can fulfill your annual professional development requirements as outlined in the guidelines for Tenet 8 of the ICMA Code of Ethics.

Eligibility requirements: A total of 20 top managers and assistants will be selected for this institute along with 15 Leadership ICMA Class members. One goal of this program is to experience executive leadership in a multigenerational learning community sponsored by ICMA University and University of Virginia. Credentialed managers will be given preference. 

Contact: If you have questions, please email Nedra James, njames@icma.org


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