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Government officials manage and govern tremendous public investments in citizen services and public infrastructure.  Collaborating with diverse partners and balancing competing public values with ever-changing needs requires skilled leadership.  Whether you are a newly elected official, an experienced local government manager, or an early-career public employee preparing for your first supervisory role, the Center for Public Leadership and Governance stands ready to help you become the best leader you can be by offering practical guidance, career development, trusted expertise, and ongoing support.

The Center for Public Leadership and Governance Approach

Offerings for Managers and Supervisors

Effective managers and supervisory continue to hone their own leadership skills as they develop their teams and cultivate a pipeline of innovative organizational leaders.  Our courses include:

  • Effective Supervisory Management Program
  • Leading for Results: LGFCU Fellows
  • Public Executive Leadership Academy
  • Public Leadership Series: One Day Courses


Consultation and Coaching

Creating solutions that “stick” doesn’t happen in the classroom alone.  We provide customized services to help you create and sustain lasting change, such as:

  • Executive Coaching
  • Team Development
  • Leadership Assessments
  • Organizational Development


Offerings for Local Elected Officials

Local elected leaders must be ready to think creatively, act collaboratively, and lead strategically in order to address today’s challenges in governing.  CPLG training and services for elected leaders include:

  • Essentials of Municipal/County Government
  • Local Elected Leaders Academy
  • Advanced Leadership Corps
  • Strategic Planning Processes and Board Retreat Facilitation Services


Research for the Public Good

CPLG faculty create and share knowledge to advance the field of public leadership and governance, and we ensure this research is used to benefit our public organizations and communities.