Working with Advisory Boards and Committees

Discount available for groups

This course is open to local government professionals and elected officials. Elected officials will receive a LELA 201-course credit. 

One of the most common and substantive ways citizen participation in local government occurs is through service on appointed advisory boards (CABs) (also sometimes called committees, commissions or task forces). While some CABs are statutorily mandated, most are created at the discretion of governing boards in order to provide community input for various local government functions.

How can local governments get the most out of CABs? 

What practices yield positive results for the organization as well as a positive experience for citizen volunteers? 

What You’ll Learn:

  • Important nuts-and-bolts, including clarifying roles and expectations; recruiting, appointing, and training volunteers; staffing and managing committee work; and evaluating CAB effectiveness
  • Exercises to address key issues and promising practices from their experience

 *Participants will be asked to complete a pre-workshop survey. The survey will be sent out in advance.

LELA Level: This is a 201 Level course in the Local Elected Leaders Academy. Participating elected officials will earn 6 credits toward their Practitioner recognition certificate.

 

Meet Your Instructors

Associate Professor of Public Administration and Government and Director, LGFCU Fellows Program
 
 
Associate Professor of Public Administration and Government

Members of Civic Federal Credit Union (Civic) and Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU), who are local government employees, are eligible to apply for a scholarship towards 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)

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

  • Kernersville, NC
    April 19
    Piedmont Triad Regional Council
    1398 Carollton Crossing Drive
    Kernersville, NC 27284
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    Members of Civic Federal Credit Union (Civic) and Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU), who are local government employees, are eligible to apply for a scholarship towards 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)

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

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    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before April 11, 2024 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after April 12, 2024, 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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    $250.00
    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.

Participants will receive a copy of Creating and Maintaining Effective Local Government Citizen Advisory Committees (Vaughn M. Upshaw, 2010) as well as an after-workshop report.

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

Team Lead, Management, Administration, and Leadership Group
919.962.3464
Manager of Elected Official Programming, Center for Public Leadership and Governance