Public Executive Leadership Academy

This course is sponsored by NC City and County Management Association.
Carl Stenberg Teaching

Visit the Public Executive Leadership Academy home page for scholarship information, faculty lists and alumni.

The Public Executive Leadership Academy provides city and county managers, their assistants, and key department heads the opportunity to learn more about themselves as leaders and to gain skills to lead and manage change in their communities. Participants will choose a "real world" project for leading regional, community or organizational change and develop a plan, in consultation with their learning teams, for carrying it out. This project will integrate and apply the leadership knowledge and skills developed during PELA. Participants will also work on a personal leadership development plan that will incorporate feedback from faculty, colleagues, and community stakeholders.

Acceptance into this program requires a minimum of five years supervisory experience. The application for the Class of 2019 closes May 1, 2019.

Additional information

If you are interested in the Public Executive Leadership Academy (PELA) and the MPA program, clients can earn up to 5 credit hours from PELA that can be transferred into the MPA Program at UNC. Students must apply separately to each program. Once accepted into PELA, clients will need to register through the Friday Center prior to taking PELA to get the credit hours below. For more information on registering for credit, please visit the Friday Center website. For information on the MPA program, contact Cara Robinson, director of admissions at cararob@sog.unc.edu.

GOV 663:  Public Executive Leadership Academy

o   5 credit hours

  • Chapel Hill, NC
    July 8 - 12, 2019
    August 5 - 9, 2019
    School of Government
    Knapp-Sanders Building
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before June 30, 2019 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after July 01, 2019 days prior to course start date), 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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    Tuition covers hotel accommodations. This year, the PELA Class of 2019 will stay at The Franklin Hotel, 311 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC  27516.

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    Must apply
    25
    $4,200.00
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Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
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Lisa Sheffield

Program Manager, Leadership Group
919.962.3464
James E. Holshouser Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and Government