Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Commerce City Councilmember Rene Bullock Receives NLC’s Highest Leadership Training Honor

Commerce City, Colo., Councilmember Rene Bullock will be recognized by the National League of Cities (NLC) for reaching the Diamond level of the Certificate of Achievement in Leadership Program. Sponsored by NLC’s Leadership Training Institute (LTI), the award will be presented at the Congress of Cities Conference in Denver, Colo., in December.
To achieve the Diamond level, a local official must earn 80 credits encompassing the five core competency areas of the LTI curriculum, referred to as “Cornerstone,” “Competent Practitioner,” “Communicator,” “Collaborator,” and “Catalyst.” They must also serve as a mentor for fellow NLC members and other elected officials. Recipients must also complete at least four additional LTI credits each year and continue to participate in the mentorship program.

NLC is committed to strengthening and promoting the leadership capacity of our nation’s local elected officials. As part of the NLC mission to create stronger communities, the Leadership Training Institute provides local officials with professional development opportunities to assist them in promoting positive change and innovation within their communities. At the same time, seminars are designed to explore the nature and practice of local governmental leadership.

Each training seminar addresses one or more of the core areas of municipal leadership, including personal leadership growth and development, effective governance, effective communications, skills in developing and promoting partnerships and promoting and managing change.

NLC’s Leadership Training Council established the Certificate of Achievement in Leadership program in 1999. The primary purpose of the program is to recognize and acknowledge excellence in leadership by NLC members.

The National League of Cities is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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