Neighborhood Leadership Certificate Program
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Neighborhood associations are unique in the civic landscape, They are local, independent and have community betterment missions.  Therefore, neighborhood associations have the ability to further the public good. It's important to engage residents as partners in change so that all residents have the opportunity to participate in important decisions and take action to improve their community.


All workshops will be held on the second Saturday of each month (October, November, January, and February) from 9:00 am - 12:00 am. Check-in will begin at 8:30 am.


$50 Per Session — You Pay What You Can Afford $50, $25, or even $10



OCTOBER (10/12/2019)

The Psychology Joining

Why people join groups and what makes them stay


NOVEMBER (11/09/2019)

Telling Your Story


JANUARY (01/11/2020)

Tricks, Tips and Tools of Engagement


FEBRUARY (02/08/2020)

Community Focused Neighborhoods

Team building activities to encourage neighbor engagement



The Engaging Our Neighbors Training Certificate will deepen the participants:


  • Understanding of what resident engage engagement is, why it's important and what it looks like in action


  • Learn critical skills and capabilities that are needed to more effectively engage residents


  • Identify specific steps that should be taken in order to engage residents in addressing issues that affect them.

The Neighborhood Leadership Certificate Program provides the next level of learning for individuals seeking to amplify their impact. These certificates are designed around key areas necessary for a neighborhood organization's success. The first certificate, launched in 2018, is Neighborhood Organizing Essentials. Additional certificates scheduled for release are Engaging Our Neighbors (2019), Planning and Zoning 101 (2020), Neighborhood Strategic Planning, Governance, and Meeting Facilitation.
All classes are announced in July for the coming 12-months. Visit our Upcoming Events page for a listing of current course offerings.


Neighborhood Organizing Essentials


This series of workshops provides residents with the essential organizing skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to be an effective neighborhood organizer.


Whether you are working on your own, a member of a neighborhood organization, or the elected officer of an organization, this LEVEL ONE Certificate Program will set you on the path toward success.

Required: six core workshops

Recommended Prerequisite Workshop

  • Neighborhood Organizing: The Doorway to Democracy

Core Workshops (Choose Six)

  • Engaging Your Neighbors (Parts 1 and 2)

  • Creating Great Neighborhood Meetings (Parts 1 and 2)

  • Building an Effective Neighborhood Organization (Parts 1 and 2)

  • Developing Shared Leadership

  • Neighborhood Sleuthing (Asset Based Community Development)

Additional Certificates

The Neighborhood Leadership Certificate Program was launched in the Fall of 2018. N2N is committed to adding at least one new certificate each year for the next four years.