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Lydian Altman

Director, Strategic Public Leadership Initiative
919.962.0103

Lydian Altman joined the School of Government in 1999. Her prior work with public sector organizations included several years as a director or board member of nonprofit rape crisis and domestic violence agencies, community college administrator, and local government administrator. In her current work with the Strategic Public Leadership Initiative, she consults with elected and appointed leaders to create strategic plans that help organizations set clear priorities, allocate resources to pursue those priorities, and assess progress toward carrying out planned activities. She also facilitates retreats for governmental and nonprofit organizations and cross-sector community groups to help them plan and work together to solve public problems. Many of her project-generated articles have been published in ICMA’s IQ Report and PM Magazine, the American Review of Public Administration, Popular Government, and PA Times. Altman holds a BS in industrial relations and an MPA from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Fields of Expertise
Board Development
Coaching in the Public Sector
Collaboration in Groups
Councils of Government
Cross-Organizational Collaboration
Group Facilitation
Leadership Development
Nonprofit-Government Relations
Organizational Change and Development
Retreat Facilitation
Regional Governance
Strategic Planning and Visioning
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