Prairie State College Hosting Two Civic Leadership Academy Workshops on Campus

CHICAGO HEIGHTS–(ENEWSPF)–May 5, 2015.  Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting two Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) workshops on campus this summer. Workshops offer specialization tracks for elected and appointed leaders and managers in government and nonprofit agencies. The first, “Leadership for Newly Elected or Appointed Officials,” is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, May 18. The second, “Fundraising & Financial Management for Nonprofits,” is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, June 9.

During the May 18 workshop, attendees will learn which laws have a major impact on the administration of local government operations and discern the differing roles and responsibilities of elected officials and staff. Topics include the Freedom of Information Act, Open Meetings Act, the roles and responsibilities of elected officials and staff, and mandates from the state and federal governments.

Attendees of the June 9 workshop will learn how nonprofit financial management is all about discipline to build a solid revenue base, well-supported budget, clear financial objectives and policies and the discipline to keep to the plan. The workshop is intended to help attendees evaluate where their organization is today. It is recommended to bring copies of the organization’s budget and most recent 990 form.

Both workshops will be held in the Conference Center room 1318 on the college’s main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. Each workshop has a registration fee of $90.

The CLA is offered by the Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University. PSC has partnered with CLA in response to the demand for increased services and workshops throughout the region. Participants may take individual workshops or complete a series of courses towards the goal of earning a general or specialized Certificate of Achievement. For more information or to register, visit