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Frequently Asked Questions

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Qualified candidates include local government department heads, supervisors, heads of special projects, fairly new managers of small jurisdictions, or assistant managers of larger jurisdictions. These statements should help you decide if this class is right for you:

  1. I want to gain more leadership and organizational skills to improve my organization’s performance and effectiveness. 
  2. While I have several years of technical or functional experience, I am looking to gain additional leadership skills.
  3. I am committed to creating higher performing structures, people and process in my organization.
  4. I am committed to public service. 

If you agree with most of these statements, this program would likely be a good fit for you. Please read below for more information.

Fundamental Supervisory Practices formerly Effective Supervisory Management Program (ESMP) is designed to provide foundational and essential supervisory management skills and practices. Leading for Results focuses on developing organizational leadership skills.  Public Executive Leadership Academy (PELA) focuses on providing participants to lead and manage change in the their communities
Click HERE for a sample agenda. Specific content and times may vary per cohort.
Fellows are high performing NC local government leaders and emerging leaders interested in further developing their individual and organizational leadership skills. Click HERE for a complete list of alumni. Each fellow is selected from a competitive process. As a fellow, participants will experience a unique School of Government program focusing on developing their leadership skills to better serve their organizations. Course content will include in class learning, personal assessments and professional coaching. Acceptance as an LGFCU Fellow is a unique opportunity to:

  • Receive one-on-one professional coaching
  • Develop critical leadership goals
  • Gain feedback on how others perceive you as a leader
  • Learn to think strategically and solve problems creatively
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Learn to build and motivate your team
  • Explore leadership from both personal and organizational perspectives.

Each Fellow is assigned a professional coach. These coaches provide a one-on-one coaching sessions that focus on putting the course content into action. Fellows can use coaches as thinking partners for specific issues or for applying broader course concepts. Coaches are available to answer questions, provide accountability to Fellows in applying the content, and guide Fellows in developing personal action plans.
With the generous support of the Local Government Federal Credit Union, individuals selected as LGFCU Fellows will receive this program tuition-free.
Yes. Once accepted, participants are expected to attend all sessions and events, including evening events. This highly interactive program is designed to create and leverage an engaged learning community as such full participation is needed for individuals and classmates to get the most out of this experience.

Yes. There will be preparation and reflective work during and before sessions including time spent with a one-on-one coach.

We require a letter of support for every applicant. If you are the top manager in your county or municipality, please submit a letter from a board or council member.

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