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Q: What do I take first?

A: While no order is required for taking these classes, the general expectation is that one would take them in this order: ESMPà LGFCU Fellowsà PELA

Please be aware that you can take LGFCU Fellows before PELA but not the other way around; once you have taken PELA you are no longer eligible for Fellows.

Q: Do I have to apply for these programs?

A: There is an application and selection process for LGFCU Fellows and PELA. Both ESMP and the One Day classes are available on a first come, first served basis.

Q. What if I don’t have time to come to campus for a week or longer?

A. There are other opportunities to take a deeper dive into leadership topics through the One Day classes

Q. Are these classes held in different parts of the state?

A. LGFCU Fellows and PELA are both held in Chapel Hill. The other courses rotate throughout North Carolina.

  1. Can I get continuing education credits (CEU)?
  2. The School of Government does not manager CEUs. Check directly with your accrediting organization to determine eligibility. If you think a class should be able to meet CEU requirements, call Lydian Altman, 919-962-0103 to discuss.

Q. What other classes could help me be a better leader or manager?

A. Additional content related to management and leadership is included in other complementary classes, such as