Events & Education

Certificate of Municipal Leadership

To receive the Certificate of Municipal Leadership, you must earn 30 CML credits and attend at least one workshop in each of the four competency areas below. A minimum of 5 credits in each competency area is highly recommended.

  • Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements (R) – focuses on elected official roles and responsibilities, legal issues, meeting management, and records management
  • Public sector resource management (P) – focuses on fiscal, finance, and forecasting
  • Community planning and development (C) – focuses on land use, infrastructure, zoning, annexation, strategic planning, and economic development
  • Effective local leadership (E) – focuses on soft skills, human resource development, and community outreach


Do you need to meet a competency area requirement?

Check out all of the offerings from the AWC Annual Conference Online! Registration is free for city members, recorded content is available on demand through the end of the year, and all of the sessions are eligible for CML credits.

You can also check AWC’s upcoming trainings and events for conferences, in-person trainings, and webinars. Each training web page indicates CML eligibility, competency area, and credits achieved. You can also view our eLearnings for offerings that meet competency area requirements.


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