Once classes are scheduled, residents can register for Glendale University (GU) and the Homeowners Association (HOA) classes from the comfort of their own homes by using the city’s new Community Education Internet Application System. Users will be able to create their own online profiles and select the classes they are interested in attending from the buttons at the bottom of the page. The new system will also keep track of all the classes you have attended via a password you create. Once you have selected your classes, a report is sent to the Neighborhood Services Coordinator registering you for the class! (Mailed in and faxed applications will still be accepted.)
- To register online for an upcoming course, click here.
- To receive an application by mail or fax, call (623) 930-2868.
- To download an application for a specific course, please scroll down to the class you would like to register for and click on the link.
Behind-the-Scenes Peek at City Government Offered in Glendale University Classes
Glendale University, a 10-session program that offers a behind-the-scenes look at how city government works, is accepting applications through March 13 to attend its ‘101’ classes that begin Monday, March 18.
The program is sponsored by Cox Communications.
Glendale residents and those who own businesses in the city can sign up for Glendale University 101 (GU) to learn more about city government directly from the mayor, council members and top city staff. In the 17 years since the program was started, more than 800 people have attended.
The program’s continued popularity is credited to the one-on-one interactions among attendees and the core curriculum that focuses on everything from the city courts to utilities.
“Glendale University is a unique opportunity to meet the city’s decision makers and talk about everyone’s role in our local democracy,” said organizer Angie Wilkie of Glendale’s Neighborhood & Human Services Department.
GU 101 classes are held 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays March 18 through May 20. The series kicks off with a night of getting to know your Mayor and Councilmembers. Subsequent sessions cover the inner workings of a variety of city services including: public safety, city court, public works, community services, finance and budget and much more. The classes, which are free, are limited in size to encourage interaction between attendees and the elected officials and city staff who teach each unit.
To participate in Glendale University, you must be 16 or older, a resident of Glendale or own a business in Glendale. Attendees who complete eight of the ten GU 101 classes will be honored on the final night, May 20, at the graduation ceremony.
The deadline for registering for Glendale University 101 is Wednesday, March 13. You can register using the form below or call Laura DiGioia in the Neighborhood and Human Services department for an application at 623-930-3611.
Glendale University Graduate Classes
Glendale University Graduate classes are offered to alumni who have completed Glendale University 101.
Currently, there are no open “Graduate” classes; they will be posted as they are scheduled.
Glendale University Class Archives
If you missed a class during our current session, you can view the presentations that are available below:
Serving on a homeowners’ association board can be intimidating, yet to function well, boards need to have residents who are knowledgeable and willing to serve. Helping build that knowledge base and the pool of willing residents is the motivation behind the free HOA training series offered by the City of Glendale in partnership with The Mulcahy Law Firm. The training is taught by HOA attorneys. The series of four classes are free to Glendale residents; when space allows, non-residents may attend, paying a $20 fee the evening of the first class.
Each of the classes in the series focuses on a different topic. This series includes four evening classes held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights in February 2013. All classes will be held at the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown Street.
Learn How to Manage and Lead an HOA in this FREE Training Series
The City of Glendale, in partnership with Mulcahy Law Firm, is offering a FREE 4-week HOA Training Academy during the month of February 2013.
Serving on a homeowners’ association board can be intimidating, yet to function well, boards need to have residents who are knowledgeable and willing to serve. Helping build that knowledge base and the pool of willing residents is the motivation behind this free HOA training series. Each of the classes in the series focus on a different topic including:
- The Business of the Community Association
- The ABC’s of CC&R Enforcement
- Top 10 Common Errors Boards Make
- Creating a Successful Community through Proper Documentation
The series will run every Wednesday night from Feb. 6-27 from 6-8 p.m. All classes will be held at the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown Street. This training will be taught by HOA attorneys from the Mulcahy Law Firm. The classes are free to Glendale residents and only $20 for non-residents.
Registration is open until Jan. 30, 2013. Early registration is encouraged as only a limited number of seats are available. To register, print out an HOA training application posted above, or call (623) 930-2868 to receive an application by mail or fax.