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Lydian Altman

Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Teaching Assistant Professor, Center for Public Leadership and Governance
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Lydian Altman is an expert on collaboration, facilitation, board development, leadership development, organizational development, regional governance, and strategic planning. 

As faculty member at the School of Government, she works with and across various public sector organizations to diagnose, design, develop, and deliver leadership programs and services for public officials through the School’s Center for Public Leadership and Governance. Her work includes consulting with elected and appointed leaders to create strategic plans, teaching leadership topics, and facilitating retreats for governmental and nonprofit organizations and cross-sector community groups to help them plan and work together to solve public problems.

Altman joined the School of Government in 1999. Previously, she worked as Executive Director for the Scotland County Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center, Caswell County Campus Administator for Piedmont Community College, and Assistant to the County Manager in Arlington County, VA.

Her articles have been published in ICMA’s IQ Report and PM Magazine, the American Review of Public Administration, Popular Government, and PA Times. Altman earned a bachelor's degree and MPA from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Fields of Expertise
Board Development
Coaching in the Public Sector
Collaboration in Groups
Cross-Organizational Collaboration
Facilitation
Leadership Development
Organizational Change and Development
Regional Governance
Strategic Planning and Visioning
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