Top Five LocalGovU Courses from 2021

Published: 2/04/22 (Fri)

Giving your employees opportunities to grow their professional knowledge and further hone their skills can help increase their confidence, enhance leadership potential, improve work-life balance, foster greater innovation and creativity, develop diverse thinking and perspectives, and lead to greater retention and motivation (Forbes, 2021). 

Whether you have an existing internal training program already in place or you’re looking for a place to start, our online training platform LocalGovU can help! LocalGovU gives you access to thousands of online local government training courses for every department within your political subdivision – from HR and professional development to road maintenance, equipment safety, and POST certified law enforcement courses.

Any of your political subdivision’s employees can access these courses at no cost through your NDIRF membership. Registration takes only a few minutes, and you can even set up a curriculum specific to your employees’ needs, complete with automated email reminders. Think “set it and forget it!” 

Join the North Dakota political subdivisions today who are already using LocalGovU to provide their employees with online, self-paced training courses that feature the latest information and industry trends. 

To demonstrate the variety of courses LocalGovU offers, check out the top five courses our members completed in 2021:

*Course summaries provided by LocalGovU.

Anti-harassment in Workplace

Harassment in the workplace is a serious issue that requires a thorough understanding to promote awareness and ultimately prevention. Improper behavior in the workplace may have significant consequences for those involved, for yourself as an employee, and your employer. Recognizing the various types of harassment will help you to identify potential warning signs and take the necessary steps to report harassment.

Defensive Driving Basics

This course will dive into the basics of defensive driving, including its definition, purpose, and importance, as well as the factors that play an important role from the driver’s perspective. We will also discuss the equipment and judgment necessary for driving safely, as well as review the types of impairment that should be avoided to increase driver safety.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Improper behavior in the workplace may have significant consequences both for yourself and your employer. If you are a victim of sexual harassment, this may create a hostile work environment which takes a toll on your career, your personal life, and your health. Recognizing what sexual harassment is, both the subtle cues as well as the overt advances, will help you to identify potential warning signs and take the necessary steps to report sexual harassment.

Successful Customer Interactions

There is a strong correlation between customer satisfaction and the success of a business or department. Welcoming customers means working to create satisfied customers from the inside-out. When local government creates satisfied customers, we create empowered and informed citizens. In this course, learners will discover how to interact as co-workers and service providers. We will also cover understanding the customer goal and how to create goals that will lead to successful customer interactions.

Violence in the Workplace

This one-hour course focuses on the prevention and what to do in the event of workplace violence. Additionally, the Violence in the Workplace eLearning course serves as a helpful tool to identify potential warning signs.

Contact Director of Member Services Corey Olson at or (701) 751-9107, or visit and click on Training to learn more about LocalGovU and get started today! 

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