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 https://www.sog.unc.edu/courses/course-lists/public-leadership-list-courses.
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.
- Can I get continuing education credits (CEU)?
- 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
- Municipal and County Administration (MCA) https://www.sog.unc.edu/courses/municipal-and-county-administration
- Clerks Certification Institute (CCI) https://www.sog.unc.edu/courses/clerks-certification-institute
- Certified Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO) Certification Program https://www.sog.unc.edu/courses/course-lists/unc-ch-school-government-certified-government-chief-information-officer-cgcio-certification-program