Evaluating Manager and Board Performance

*This course will now be offered virtually via Zoom. Instructions will be sent to participants the week of 3/23/2020. Please contact jmarshall@sog.unc.edu with any questions.

 

Local elected boards and their county and municipal managers work interdependently to lead and govern their communities. To be successful, both parties must have a common understanding of their roles and responsibilities, be clear in defining expectations, and know how they will be held accountable. Regular, constructive feedback is important to meeting community expectations and assuring that both the elected and appointed officials are working towards common goals. Participants who complete this program will learn how to develop a successful board self-assessment and manager evaluation process, customize an evaluation process that works for their jurisdiction, and how to avoid common pitfalls.

This course is 9:30AM until 4:00PM. 

Attendees:

This focused, practical course is designed for new and experienced municipal council members and county commissioners. Other members of your governing team, including your manager, clerk, and attorney, are encouraged to attend.

Program Topics:

  • Clarifying expectations for public managers and governing boards
  • Selecting and constructing evaluation tools for managers and boards
  • Planning and sequencing the evaluation process
  • Avoiding common pitfalls with performance evaluations

The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners provides cost offsets for county elected officials to attend LELA courses. For information on this discount click here.

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)

Additional information

The School is proud to serve as a resource for North Carolina public officials during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are compiling free resources at sog.unc.edu/coronavirus to help you stay informed during this unprecedented time. To make our regular courses more accessible, we are offering a 25% discount on registration fees for programs that begin between March 23 through June 30.  The discount will be applied automatically at checkout.  Those who have already registered for courses at full price will be refunded this discount.

There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

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:

Julia Marshall

Program Associate, Management and Leadership Group
919.962.2771
Margaret Carlson
Professor of the Practice in Public Leadership and Organizational Development and Director, Center for Public Leadership and Governance