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The Race is On for Local Government Leadership

Local Government Federal Credit Union Fellows

Anticipated NC local government retirements: 50% of senior managers over the next few years
Emerging leaders trained via the LGFCU Fellows program: 147 and counting

Many governments are facing retirements and turnover while the work they are doing is becoming more complex. The LGFCU Fellows program, created with the support of Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU), is answering the call for greater leadership capacity in North Carolina. For individuals accepted as LGFCU Fellows, the program offers a deeper understanding of their leadership strengths, skills for improving their organizations, and a renewed passion for public service.

Since 2012, 147 LGFCU Fellows have completed the program, where they gained skills in strategic thinking, self-knowledge, problem solving, decision-making, effective communication, team building, and team motivation. Participants have cited emerging with a deeper understanding of their leadership strengths, skills for improving their organizations, and a renewed passion for public service.

Two cohorts have been admitted for the 2015 program, each with a select group of 25 individuals who represent the future of North Carolina local government leadership. LGFCU Fellows participate tuition free in this intensive learning experience that incorporates a course held at the School of Government, webinars, and individual coaching sessions.

In 2014, Local Government Federal Credit Union pledged $7.1 million for initiatives that support North Carolina local governments, including $2.2 million for the LGFCU Fellows program. LGFCU President Maurice Smith said, “When local governments succeed, our citizens flourish. Every resident of our state deserves a fighting chance at a successful life. This [gift] is just a small down payment toward helping dreams come true.”

Published on August 17, 2015