ICMA University

Leadership Development Programs

ICMA University invites you to discover a range of leadership development programs for every level of your career.

ICMA University Webinars & E-Learning

ICMA University offers online learning with e-courses, webinars, and online certificate programs.

ICMA University Skill-Building Workshops

Workshops that are affordable, accessible, and designed to meet the specific needs of local government professionals.

ICMA University Certificate Programs

Explore ICMA University leadership and professional development certificate programs.


Voluntary Credentialing Program Overview

ICMA's Voluntary Credentialing Program recognizes professional local government managers and promotes lifelong learning.


Assessments help members and others assess their knowledge for the purpose of professional development planning.

Professional Development Resources for Members

Guidelines and resources for planning professional development activities and participating in the Voluntary Credentialing Program

ICMA Credentialed Managers Directory

Members have earned the ICMA-CM (ICMA Credentialed Manager) or the ICMA Credentialed Manager Candidate designation as part of the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.

Credentialing Application & Reporting

Information about how to apply for and renew ICMA's voluntary credential

ICMA Coaching

ICMA Coaching Program Webinars

Free live webinars spotlighting best practices featuring local government professionals and experts. Invite your entire team to participate!


Get paired with the perfect coach or coachee for you today!

Career Compass

An ICMA Coaching Program column focused on career issues for local government professional staff.

Job Center

ICMA Job Center

Your one-stop shop for job searching and recruiting in professional local government.

Employer Overview

Find the best candidates for your position with ICMA ICMA's Job Center offers a direct market to ICMA members - the largest audience of dedicated local government professionals across the United States and internationally. Why use ICMA's Job Center? ICMA's Job Center attracts more than 12,000 unique visitors (and more than 150,000 page views) each month. There's no better place to attract dedicated, ethical public service professionals to your local government. All jobs posted appear in the weekly ICMA member newsletter Leadership Matters (11,000 subscribers). You can also add your job to the weekly Leadership Matters, Non-member Highlights* (about 15,000 subscribers). Ads appear in the newsletters as long as they are live on the site. Post a Job Link to instructions for placing job ads, ad rates, and newsletter deadlines are in the menu items to the right. Resources for employers/recruiters include: My Account overview (once you've posted jobs, you may also access them from the My Job Ads subsection under the Employers tab above) Post a job Advertising rates Newsletter ad deadlines Frequently Asked Questions for employers Executive recruiting resources The ICMA Difference Established in 1914 as the professional association for local government managers, ICMA has maintained a Code of Ethics since 1924 that establishes professional and personal standards for managers. Many communities prefer to hire ICMA members because of their commitment to ethics, professionalism, and continuous learning. Learn more: Member Center ICMA Credentialing Recruiting Resources

Executive Search

ICMA resources to make the search and hiring process more efficient and effective.

Explore the Profession

Local Government Management: A Career Overview

The hottest career you've probably never heard of

Find Internships and Fellowships

Increasing opportunities for those who will be the local government leaders of tomorrow.

Career Resource Guides

Resources on understanding the looming talent crisis, hiring a manager, assisting first-time managers, building an internship program, planning for succession, and more.

Welcome, Teachers!

Resources and links for academics, adjunct professors, civics teachers, and explorers of professional local government management.