Graduate Program

The Academy of Excellence in Local Governance has a graduate program which offers concentrations in four distinct topic areas: Leadership; Budget and Finance; Structure of Government; and Land Use for those who have graduated from the Academy of Excellence in Local Governance. These follow-on classes provide additional opportunities for local government officials to not only expand their knowledge base with topical and relevant classes but also to continue to develop a network of peers  and colleagues. Check back here for upcoming events and classes as they become available.

For more information about the Academy Graduate Program, contact Aisha Washington at or (301) 314-2641

If you are a graduate of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance, please join us on Friday, January 26 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for a one-day Graduate Workshop hosted at the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT) in Hanover, MD.  The topic will be "Negotiation, Government, and Civility" and Paul Tilley will provide an interactive workshop which will present a positive framework based on collaborative, solutions-based negotiations.  Learn how to apply this concept to local government and developing your communities.

For a description of the workshop click here.

To enroll click here.