You don’t govern alone. We offer training, services, and resources for newly elected and experienced elected officials.

Courses for City / County Elected Officials

Public officials must be ready to think creatively, act collaboratively, and lead strategically in order to deal with today’s serious governing challenges. The Local Elected Leaders Academy offers one- and two-day courses designed to enrich your knowledge and understanding of complex local government issues. Learn More



Facilitation of board Retreats

CPLG helps the leaders of cities, counties, and other local or regional government units to conduct board retreats. Learn More

Strategic Planning

Strategic leadership provides clear priorities to guide your organization, helps you to allocate resources to pursue those priorities, and provides a means to assess your progress toward implementation and results. Learn More



The Local Government Board Builders series offers local elected leaders practical advice on how to effectively lead and govern. Each of the booklets in this series provides a topic overview, and many offer specific tips on effective practice, worksheets, and reflection questions to help local elected leaders improve their work. The series focuses on common activities for local governing boards, such as selecting and appointing committees and advisory boards, planning for the future, making better decisions, improving board accountability, and effectively engaging stakeholders in public decisions. Learn More

Courses for Judicial Elected Officials

Chief District Judges Leadership Training

These courses are offered through the North Carolina Judicial College. They are designed to develop the leadership skills chief district court judges need in their administrative and supervisory roles. Learn More

Judicial District Executive Seminar

This course is offered through the North Carolina Judicial College. These seminars are focused on providing assistance to the key leaders in a judicial district who are willing to work together to improve the justice system in their districts. Learn More