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The Center for Public Leadership and Governance equips public officials with the knowledge and skills they need to lead and govern their organizations and communities. We create and share leadership knowledge that matters.

Who are you?

It takes passion and commitment to choose a career in public service. We’re here to support your leadership development every step of the way.

Local Government Professional

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

Elected Official

Partnerships across boundaries can tackle complex problems and create public value. The Center has resources to help you in your role.

Regional Organization or Community Partner


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Who We are: We are thought leaders in public service and governance. We want to educate, connect and inspire current and emerging public service leaders. Read More »

Courses: Our teaching offers a variety of courses that touch upon many different facets of leadership. Read More »

Learn Now: Wherever you are, whenever you find the time, our resources will help you develop the leadership skills you need to serve your community. Read More »

Impact: Our courses and services touch thousands of public leaders throughout the state each year. Read some of their testimonials here. Read More »

Services: We offer strategic planning, facilitation, research, consulting, customized teaching and workshops tailored to your organizational needs. Read More »

News & Insights: What are the big ideas in public leadership? How can we lead and serve with excellence using innovative approaches? CPLG is a hub for best practices and latest insights.  Read More »