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Orlando to Host 2015 NLC University Leadership Summit

July 8, 2015
The National League of Cities (NLC) 2015 Annual Leadership Summit will be held at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, in Orlando, Florida, on Sept. 16-19.
This year the theme of the program is “Leading through Tough Times.” Leadership scholars and experts will explore how to handle challenging community situations, and prepare local leaders to address real-world problems. 
This year’s summit will feature:
  • A keynote address from Mayor Buddy Dyer, who will speak about how the city of Orlando is becoming a hub for innovation, thereby leading to a surge in the younger demographic;
  • Special presentations by members NLC’s new R.E.A.L. (Race, Equity, and Leadership) initiative;
  • A leadership workshop on building trust and resilience, by Roy W. Reid, executive director of communications, University of Central Florida College of Business; and
  • Two special receptions hosted in conjunction with the city of Orlando. 
The Annual Leadership Summit is as an interactive leadership retreat designed specifically for local government officials. It features presentations by noteworthy leadership scholars and provides many opportunities for engaged learning and networking with leaders from across the nation. 
The summit’s limited group size fosters a more personalized experience and encourages an actively involved audience. A smaller, more intimate group environment enables the trainers to focus more effectively on the needs of the communities that the participants represent. The aim of the program is to cover leadership skills and topics that are valuable to local leaders on every level.
Michael Lynch Scholarship Available
NLC created a scholarship to attend the Annual Leadership Summit in remembrance of one of their former members, Michael Lynch, who died in a shooting at a city council meeting in Kirkwood, Missouri, in 2008. The Michael H.T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship awards the recipient a stipend in the amount of $2,500 to cover travel expenses and your registration fee. Michael H.T. Lynch exemplified the leadership skills that the Annual Leadership Summit attempts to cultivate in its participants: a devotion to public service, and pursuing continuing education in order to improve their leadership skills and better serve their community.
For more information about the Michael H.T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship or the 2015 Annual Leadership Summit, please visit the NLC website or contact NLC University.

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