Strategic Public Leadership: A Working Strategic Plan in 20 Questions

March 9 and March 19

March 9, 2015 - Wilmington is full. Email to be placed on the waitlist.

March 19, 2015 - Cullowhee



This one-day interactive workshop provides local elected officials an opportunity to walk through a strategic cycle of planning, implementation, and evaluation. Participants will identify how components of planning and evaluation link together, clarify roles and responsibilities for each step in the process, and begin outlining what they would like to accomplish in their own planning, performance measurement, budgeting, and evaluation processes.


  • Recognize the full cycle of strategic planning
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities for elected officials and professional staff in the planning cycle
  • Initiate a design for doing strategic work in their own local organizations and communities

This focused, practical course is designed for new and experienced municipal council members and county commissioners. Other members of your governing team, including your manager, assistant manager, budget director, and/or clerk are welcome to attend.

Faculty coordinator

Scholarships are available for this course. Elected officials may apply for scholarships through the Local Elected Leaders Academy. Download the 2015 scholarship form here.


1 Day

Site information

March 9 - Wilmington: Cape Fear Council of Governments

There is not a block of rooms reserved. The Hampton Inn Medical Park is less than 2 blocks from the Cape Fear Council of Governments office. The hotel offers government rates. Click here to link to their webpage.


March 19 - Cullowhee: Outreach Center, Western Carolina University

Program Manager
Cancellation policy

Course participants who cancel their registration on or before February 22, 2015 will receive a full refund. Those who cancel on or before March 1, 2015 will receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refund will be made for cancellations made after March 1, 2015. All cancellations must be submitted in writing, as outlined in the School's cancellation policy.