Strategic Public Leadership: Develop Your Futurist Mindset

Discounts available for groups

Your community is changing. Are you falling behind, keeping up, or staying ahead? This one-day course trains municipal and county leaders (staff and elected) to anticipate and respond to the social, technological, environmental, economic, and political changes that will transform their communities in the next decade. It is based on twenty years of expertise guiding communities to navigate change.

Program Topics:

  • What trends are most likely to impact your community and how can you lead through these changes?
  • How do communities navigate “VUCA” – volatility, uncertainty, chaos, and ambiguity?
  • How have communities including Buncombe County, the City of Asheville, Charleston, Columbia, plus NATO, the U.S. Military and Fortune 500 companies used strategic foresight to anticipate, adapt to, and influence change?

 

This class is taught by Rebecca Ryan. Described as a "human spark plug,” Rebecca Ryan is the founder and owner of NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc. Ryan is also the Resident Futurist at the Alliance for Innovation, the Resident Futurist at the Local Government Institute of Wisconsin, the chairperson of the board and a faculty member for the Institute for Zen Leadership and the founder of Futurist Camp. She is also the author of The Next Big Things: The Next 20 Years in Local Government (2015); ReGENERATION: A Manifesto for America’s Future Leaders (2013); and Live First, Work Second: Getting Inside the Head of the Next Generation (2007). Rebecca has degrees in Economics and International Relations from Drake University and a Professional Certificate in Strategic Foresight from the University of Houston. 

 
Special Note: The challenge of implementing a strategic plan is how to manage the change.  A plan would not be necessary if the future you desire did not involve doing something different.  Undergird your planning with the knowledge of how to execute the change by pairing this class with either “Leading Change in Government Organizations," "Strategic Planning in Government" or "Cultivate Engaging Workplace Culture" and receive a 20% discount on registration.
 
Both elected officials and government professionals are welcome to register for this course.  

Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

  • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
  • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
  • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
  • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)
  • Greensboro, NC
    February 28
    Marriott Greensboro-Highpoint Airport
    One Marriott Dr
    Greensboro, NC 27409
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    Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

    • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
    • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
    • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
    • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)
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    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before February 20, 2020 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after February 21, 2020, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
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    Book Your Group Rate for Strategic Public Leadership: Develop Your Futurist Mindset or call +1 336-852-6450 with the group code: UNC Strategic Lead

    Start Date: February 27, 2020
    End Date: February 28, 2020
    Last Day to Book: January 30, 2020

     

     

    $485.00
    If you are a returning customer, please note that we have a new course registration system that we hope will be easier for you to use. If you encounter any registration issues, please explore our list of frequently asked questions or contact us at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
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Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Jennifer Fulton

Program Associate, Leadership Group
919.962.3609
Lydian Altman
Senior Manager of Leadership Curriculum Development