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For Local Government Elected Officials


Local Elected Leaders Academy

County and Municipal elected officials are a core audience for the Center for Public Leadership and Governance. We provide a range of programs and courses to assure that newly-elected local leaders are prepared to move from campaigning to governing. We also provide on-going programs for experienced elected leaders who strive to understand better the complex relationships, collaborations, and partnerships required to govern effectively. At the advanced level of leadership, we offer the Advanced Leadership Corps, our flagship residential leadership program.

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For Local Government Professionals


Advanced Supervisory Practices (ASP)

This course helps public professionals who have on-the-ground supervisory experience take their skills to the next level. Through this course, participants will learn how to effectively energize and engage their teams and exert positive influence with peers, managers, and direct reports

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CIVIC Fellows “Leading for Results”

This intensive two-week program is designed to develop leadership skills for local government professionals. Participants graduate from this program with a deeper understanding of their individual leadership strengths, skills for improving their organizations, and a renewed passion for public service.

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Fundamental Supervisory Practices (FSP)

This course is designed to provide newly promoted or first-time supervisors with critical knowledge and skills needed to be an effective supervisor.

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Public Executive Leadership Academy (PELA)

The Public Executive Leadership Academy provides city and county managers, their assistants, and key department heads the opportunity to learn more about themselves as leaders and to gain skills to lead and manage change in their communities in an intensive one-week program.

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For All Public Service Professionals


One Day Leadership Series

Smart leaders know their learning is never over. To effectively lead our communities, our organizations, and ourselves, we need to consistently assess and refresh our leadership skills and mindset. A new set of one-day courses across North Carolina will help you amplify the skills you have and put new leadership tactics into practice right away.

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