Strategic Public Leadership: A Working Strategic Plan in Twenty Questions

March 9, 2015 - Wilmington

March 19, 2015 - Cullowhee



This one day workshop provides local elected officials an opportunity to walk through a strategic cycle of planning, implementing and evaluating results.  Participants will recognize how components of the planning and evaluation process 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 process.


  • Recognize the full cycle for 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

Wilmington: Cape Fear Council of Governments

Cullowhee: Outreach Center, Western Carolina University

Program Manager
Cancellation policy

All cancellations must be submitted in writing, as outlined in the School's cancellation policy. No cancellation or refund is available for online courses and modules.