NLC Offers Racial, Equity and Leadership (REAL) Training for Local Government Leaders

Posted on September 16, 2022 by Dene Westbrook

The National League of Cities’ Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) Department prepares and supports local government leaders and employees in partnering with their communities to rebuild, repair, and solve problems resulting from racial injustice and a global pandemic.

The Michigan Municipal League is sharing this upcoming initiative being offered by the National League of Cities. Applications are due Sept. 23:

Racial, Equity And Leadership (REAL) Institute


The REAL Team has launched a new initiative for local government leaders!

The Racial, Equity And Leadership (REAL) Institute is a new opportunity for local government leaders and employees to focus on issues of racial equity in a leadership style cohort in four sessions over three days each. The REAL Team is looking for municipal teams of three individuals at the highest levels of leadership in their municipalities. Small to mid-sized cities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are due September 23, 2022. Please feel free to forward to your networks!

Based on expressed need, REAL will support individual city teams in subsidizing a portion of the costs for registration and lodging at City Summit 2022 and Congressional City Conference 2023 through the generous support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  

Here is a link to more information, including the announcement, program details, eligibility and application requirements, and dual municipality and individual leader applications.

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