Course Changes Related to COVID-19

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a team working diligently to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and to maintain the safety and well-being of our community.  As we do with inclement weather or other emergency situations, the School is following the University’s lead and adjusting our in-person courses according to University programming guidelines.

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The School of Government is working to transition our courses to an online format. As of November 16th, 2021, the following School of Government (or partner) programs have been affected: 

The Cornavirus in the Workplace: A Primer for NC Local Governments live webinars took place on March 18. As of March 19, the on-demand version is available here.

Appellate Advocacy Training (October 27, 2021) has been rescheduled for March 3, 2022.

The second week of the November offering of Fundamental Supervisory Practices (November 15-19) will now run November 15-18, 2021.

Trusts and Trust Proceedings for Clerks of Superior Court (November 16, 2021) has been rescheduled for April 29, 2022.

Process Improvement Techniques (November 18, 2021) has been cancelled. 

Strategic Public Leadership: Comprehensive Strategic Plans (November 18, 2021) has been rescheduled for January 20, 2022.

Local Government Managers Innovation Lab (November 18, 2021) has been rescheduled for February 17, 2022.

A new LELA Top 10 Primer, Planning & Zoning for Local Elected Officials, will take place on November 18, 2021.

The Fines & Fees Workshop (November 18-19, 2021) has been cancelled.

Lead Organizational Change (November 19, 2021) has been cancelled.

Advanced Sentencing: Probation for Superior Court Judges (December 3, 2021) has been cancelled.

The December 9-10, 2021 offering of Pattern Jury has been cancelled.

Making Change: How Personal Preferences Show Up at Work (December 17, 2021) has been cancelled.

Essentials for Local Government Managers has added two offerings on January 12, 2022 and February 1, 2022.

A new program, Medical Malpractice for Superior Court Judges, has been added and will take place on January 28, 2022.

Strategic Public Leadership: Optimize Performance and Results (February 4, 2022) has been cancelled.

The Leadership Challenge (February 24-25, 2022) has been cancelled.

Evaluating Manager and Board Performance (February 25, 2022) is transitioning from a hybrid format to be deliverd fully online via Zoom.

Contract Management in Local Government (April 20, 2022) has been rescheduled to take place on April 22, 2022 online via Zoom.


Additional information:

We are encouraging all faculty, staff, partners, and course participants to promote everyone’s safety through the following measures: 

  1. If you feel unwell from any illness by the time your course starts, we encourage you to stay home and focus on your health.

  2. The University is requesting that anyone returning from Level 3 and 2 countries or any locations within the United States where a state of emergency has been declared related to COVID-19 to stay off of the UNC-Chapel Hill campus for 14 days.

  3. We have temporarily amended our course cancelation policy. From March through May, we will refund any course registration fees for cancellations occurring through the day before a course is set to begin.

  4. We are exploring the possibility of livestreaming courses for participants who request to do so remotely.

We will continue to be in touch about these and other adjustments to our courses going forward. It is important to us to maintain a high level of service to you while at the same time not compromising the health of those in our immediate surroundings. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 919.966.4414 or with any questions or concerns.

For local governments and public officials responding to COVID-19, the School has compiled resources and information