Leading for Results

see below for 2015 dates

Fee: Tuition-free


This application is now closed. Applicants will be notified on or before July 3, 2015. 

The LGFCU Fellows Program:  A new opportunity to build your organizational leadership

A select group of 50 individuals who represent the future of North Carolina local government leadership will be chosen as Local Government Federal Credit Union Fellows. LGFCU Fellows will participate — tuition-free — in an intensive learning experience that incorporates a course held in Chapel Hill, Leading for Results, with individual coaching sessions, and alumni events.  Fellows will participate in one of two course offerings in cohorts of 25.  

For more information, including FAQ's, please click here.

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This program is for individuals new to managing and leading in their organization, individuals transitioning from technical to managerial and leadership responsibilities, and/or high performers who aspire to take on more leadership responsibilities.

Applications for the Fellows program are encouraged from local government professionals who lead or seek to lead in their organizations, including managers and assistant managers, department heads and supervisors, assistants and directors, executives, and administrators.

With the generous support of the Local Government Federal Credit Union, individuals selected as LGFCU Fellows will receive this program tuition-free. Participating organizations pay only for hotel and travel expenses to attend the classes held in Chapel Hill. 



Attendance Policy:  Once accepted, participants are expected to attend all sessions and events, including some evening events.  If you are unable to attend any part of a specific cohort session, please indicate your preference for the alternative cohort in your application.  Please note that should a space not be available for you in the selected cohort, the application committee will assume you cannot attend and will not consider you for the alternative session. 

Faculty coordinator

Willow S. Jacobson
Associate Professor of Public Administration and Government
Director, LGFCU Fellows Program


Most sessions are held at the School of Government in Chapel Hill, NC.  Directions will be provided otherwise. 


Applications for the 2015 offering will be available in the summer of 2015.

Cohort 1: August 24-28 and September 21-25, 2015
Cohort 2: October 19-23 and November 9-13, 2015

*applications for all cohorts, including a letter of support, are due by June 5, 2015  (applicants will be notified on or before July 3, 2015).

This new two-week course is designed to build and improve the skills of current and future leaders. Leading for Results, will help participants gain personal insights and knowledge of the practices and skills required for effective organizational leadership.

Participants will gain skills in:

·       Strategic thinking

·       Self-knowledge

·       Problem-solving and decision-making

·       Effective communication

·       Team building and motivation


Site information

Leading for Results will be held at the Knapp-Sanders Building, home of the School of Government on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The School's Visitor Information page has driving directions to the Knapp-Sanders Building.

Program Manager