Leading the Way to Board Excellence

Leading the Way to Board Excellence Curriculum

Application Process:  

We are accepting applications through October 15, 2022.  

You must apply to be accepted into this program.  Applicants must commit to attending all four hybrid segment of the Curriculum (two in-person and two online) and actively participate in the virtual peer learning communities.   If accepted into the program, you will receive a confirmation email.  The course fee is $400 which includes registration, material and meals.  The participant will be responsible for making their hotel reservation at the Graduate Hotel Chapel Hill.  We have negotiated a favorable rate for those who may desire overnight lodging. 

Course Description: 

How do you influence others to join with you in seeking solutions to the public issues you care deeply about?  Is your community facing pervasive challenges that cannot be resolved by any single governmental entity or organization?  Do you struggle to listen to those with whom you disagree?   

Leading the Way to Board Excellence Curriculum is designed to help you better understand yourself as a leader and to provide you with the skills and tools to work effectively with others towards a common goal.  

Who Should Attend:

This unique four-part course is open to local elected officials, including county commissioners, municipal elected officials, school board members and members of American Indian tribal councils.  

What You Will Learn: 

  • gain deeper insights into your own skills and behaviors as a leader. 
  • learn how to extend your sphere of influence through a collaborative mindset.
  • develop practical skills to collaborate with others towards mutual goals.
  • practice communicating your vision and values in ways that enable you to work towards a common purpose, both on your own boards and councils, and with others in your area or region.   

Location:

  • Session 1 and Session 4 are in-person classes held at the Graduate Hotel in downtown Chapel Hill. 
  • Session 2 and Session 3 are held live on-line.  

Agenda:

Each day’s agenda is scheduled in a way that allows commuting for any participants who live within a reasonable driving distance for the in-person segments, and that allows those who work or have family obligations to minimize their time away from home.  

  • Session 1: January 12-13, 2023 (In-person at the Graduate Hotel Chapel Hill) Understanding Leadership Preferences and Clarifying Values   
  • Session 2: February 16-17, 2023 (On-line) Bridging Differences On Your Board  
  • Session 3: March 9-10, 2023 (On-line) Effectively Leading Across Boundaries
  • Session 4: April 13-14, 2023 (In-person at the Graduate Hotel Chapel Hill) Communicating Your Message

Between Session Virtual Peer Learning Communities: 

Following each segment, participants will practice skills learned and evaluate their experiences through small group virtual peer learning communities conducted by the course faculty.  These small group sessions deeply enhance the learning by providing the timely practice of skills learned and mutual evaluations by trusted peers and faculty.

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.

  • January 12 - 13, 2023
    February 16 - 17, 2023
    March 9 - 10, 2023
    April 13 - 14, 2023
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    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.

    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before January 04, 2023 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after January 05, 2023, 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.
    View Hotel Information

    The participant will be responsible for making their hotel reservation at the Graduate Hotel Chapel Hill.  We have negotiated a favorable rate for those who may desire overnight lodging. 

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    Must apply
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    $400.00
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
Curriculum (pdf, 110 KB)
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

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

Lisa Sheffield

Program Manager, Leadership Group
919.962.3464
Manager of Elected Official Programming, Center for Public Leadership and Governance