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Essentials of County Government and a Workshop for Veteran Elected Officials

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Congratulations!  You won the election.  Now what?

Please join us for The Essentials of County Government, a dynamic orientation program for newly elected county commissioners.  This program offers invaluable resources for new commissioners looking to maximize their leadership during their first months of service. The two-day program gives the new elected information about their legal, ethical, and governing responsibilities. 

New commissioners benefit by networking with other newly elected officials and interacting with faculty from the School of Government and professional staff from the NC Association of County Commissioners. 

New commissioners are encouraged to come with their county managers and veteran board members as the orientation serves as a useful refresher and a way for boards to translate what they learn into practice back “home.”

People and Jobs on the Move: Implications for North Carolina’s Competitiveness, a workshop for veteran elected officials

We are lucky to have Dr. Jim Johnson, a national expert on the social and economic changes facing North Carolina, as our presenter this year.  Participants will be introduced to a competitive toolkit of knowledge and skills as well as cultural competencies required to survive, thrive, and prosper in an ever changing, agile and flexible global business environment.

James Johnson

James H. Johnson Jr. is the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of strategy and entrepreneurship and director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center at the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. 

This workshop is designed for all veteran city and county elected officials and is an option for those veteran county officials who come to the Essentials.  While their newly elected board members are getting the basics on day one, veteran county leaders can join their colleagues on site for an engaging and provocative look at how to make counties competitive in a global market.  

 

Note:  Elected officials who attend this workshop will earn 6 points towards recognition in the Local Elected Leaders Academy.

 

Registration fees and scholarships

Registration fees

$425   Essentials of County Government  (a two-day workshop for newly elected county officials)

$425   Essentials of County Government and a one-day workshop for veteran elected county officials

$225   People and Jobs on the Move: Implications for North Carolina’s Competitiveness (a one-day workshop for veteran elected county and municipal officials)

Scholarships:  Scholarships are available for those commissioners who would not be able to attend otherwise and preference is given to boards sending three or more to the program.  Scholarships for elected leaders are made possible through donations to the School of Government by the Local Government Federal Credit Union, NC Association of City County Managers, and Prudential.  CLICK HERE for application

 

 

Additional information: 

Agenda: 

Day One

8:30 AM-3:00 PM Essentials of County Government - a two-day orientation program for newly elected commissioners, veteran elected officials and entire boards 

  •  Context for NC county governments 
  •  What counties do and how they do it
  •  Governing board roles and responsibilities

 3:00 PM-5:00 PM-Ethics for Elected Officials (satisfies state mandated training) Both Essentials and workshop registrations include ethics training  

Day Two 

8:00 AM -5:00 PM - a two-day orientation program for newly elected commissioners, veteran elected officials and entire boards  

  • Financing county government
  • Working with others 
  • County responsibility for public school financing  
  • "Bottom Line" – a budget simulation

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

Scholarships:  Scholarships are available for those commissioners who would not be able to attend otherwise and preference is given to boards sending three or more to the program.  Scholarships for elected leaders are made possible through donations to the School of Government by the Local Government Federal Credit Union, NC Association of City County Managers, Progress Energy, and Prudential. 

Registration: Required prior to applying for a scholarship 
Deadline: 21 days prior to the start date of the course you are registered for.

Application Link: click HERE

Recurring: 
This course is offered periodically.
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Scholarship Information:
Scholarships are available for local government elected officials through the Local Elected Leaders Academy thanks to the generous contributions of our partners Food Lion, Prudential Financial, Freese and Nichols, and Local Government Federal Credit Union.
CLE Value:
General
2 hrs

Faculty Coordinators

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Lecturer in Public Administration and Government
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Director, Local Elected Leaders Academy
For questions regarding course details, please contact the program manager.

Faculty Coordinator

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919.966.4157
Program Manager
For questions regarding course content, please contact the faculty coordinator.

Faculty Coordinators

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Lecturer in Public Administration and Government
individual image for Donna E. Warner
Director, Local Elected Leaders Academy
For questions regarding registration, resetting passwords, or login issues, please contact Registration at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919-966-4414.
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