CITIZEN UNIVERSITY

Launched in 2016, Citizen University (Citizen U) is a leadership development collaborative formed by UCAN and Urbandale Community Education. Formerly known as Leadership Urbandale, Citizen U functions to educate community members to serve in leadership roles while developing a better understanding of volunteer opportunities, local government and civic organizations within the community.

Citizen U offers a certification program for individuals completing 5 of the 7 free educational sessions and 10 hours of community service / volunteer work in Urbandale. Session subject matter includes Urbandale history, government, economic development, ethics, leadership and more. Participants meeting the certification requirements are to be presented with a certificate near the end of each school year.
  • HISTORY AND TOUR OF URBANDALE
  • CITY AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  • SCHOOLS AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY
  • THE MULTI-CULTURAL COMMUNITY OF URBANDALE
  • LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY
  • ETHICAL LEADERSHIP IN ACTION