Dates: October 18 – 22, 2021
Location: 101 S Mills Ave, Claremont, CA 91711 | TCCS Administrative Campus Center
Cost: $3,000 per participant (tuition reductions available for groups)
Certificate: Earn CGU Certificate in Public Sector Leadership

For more information, contact Mary Jo Gruca at or 909.607.9509.

Who Should Attend?

  • Assistant/Deputy City Managers
  • Department Heads and Division Chiefs
  • High potential emerging leaders in city management and public agencies


Key Benefits

Our interactive seminars are led by faculty experts in leadership development and experienced city leaders for a combination of grounded theory and practical advice. You will take away skills and insights that you can apply directly to your leadership role.

  • Develop plan of action for addressing political challenges and meaningful public engagement
  • Gain fresh perspectives and skills to address recurring city leadership challenges
  • Learn proved techniques for developing your team and creating positive culture
  • Challenge yourself with greater self-awareness, accountability, and resilience
  • Apply learning to address current challenges in your city
  • Expand your network with other city leaders


Curriculum Content

  • Leadership presence
  • Coaching and developing your team
  • Creating high functioning organizations
  • Techniques for influence and persuasion
  • Navigating inter-governmental relations
  • Doing the right thing
  • Meaningful public engagement
  • Cultivating leader and team resilience


In-Person Seminar Schedule:






Morning Session (9-12)

Leading Cities

High Functioning Team & Culture

Doing the Right Thing

Meaningful Public Engagement

Leadership Journey and Presentations

Lunch (12-1)

Groups meet

Lunch Panel

Campus Walk

Lunch Panel

Certificate Ceremony & Lunch

Afternoon Session (1-4)

Coaching and Developing

Influence and Persuasion

Inter-Government Relations

Cultivating Resilience

Integration (4-5)

Group project work

Group project

Group project work

Group project