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Leading for Results LGFCU Fellows

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should apply? Qualified candidates include local government department heads, supervisors, heads of special projects, fairly new managers of small jurisdictions, or assistant managers of larger jurisdictions. These statements should help you decide if this class is right for you:

  1. I want to gain more leadership and organizational skills to improve my organization’s performance and effectiveness. 

  2. I supervise staff and resources that are critical to serving our community either directly or indirectly. 

  3. While I have several years of technical or functional experience, I am looking to gain additional leadership skills.

  4. I am committed to creating higher performing structures, people and process in my organization.

  5. I am committed to public service. 

If you agree with most of these statements, this program would likely be a good fit for you. Please read below for more information.

Should I attend this class or another School of Government program such as Effective Supervisory Management Program (ESMP) or Public Executive Leadership Academy (PELA)? Effective Supervisory Management Program (ESMP) is designed to provide foundational and essential supervisory management skills and practices. Leading for Results focuses on developing organizational leadership skills.  Public Executive Leadership Academy (PELA) focuses on providing participants to lead and manage change in the their communities

What is covered in this course? Click HERE for a general agenda. Please note that among other details, specific times may vary per cohort.

What does it mean to be an LGFCU Fellow? Fellows are high performing individuals in a variety of positions from across the state who have been identified as emerging leaders in NC local governments. Click HERE for a complete list of alumni. Each fellow is selected from a competitive process. As a fellow, participants will experience a unique School of Government program focusing on developing their leadership skills to better serve their organizations. Course content will include in class learning, personal assessments and professional coaching. Acceptance as an LGFCU Fellow is a unique opportunity to:

  • Receive one-on-one professional coaching

  • Develop critical leadership goals

  • Gain feedback on how others perceive you as a leader

  • Learn to think strategically and solve problems creatively

  • Improve your communication skills

  • Learn to build and motive your team

  • Explore leadership from both personal and organizational perspectives.

What will coaching involve? Each Fellow is assigned a professional coach.These coaches provide a one-on-one coaching sessions that focus on putting the course content into action. Fellows can use coaches as thinking partners for specific issues or for applying broader course concepts. Coaches are available to answer questions, provide accountability to Fellows in applying the content, and guide Fellows in developing personal action plans.

What does it cost? Thank you to support from the Local Government Federal Credit Union, tuition is free for those accepted as Fellows. 

Is attendance mandatory?  Yes. Participants are expected to attend all sessions including evening events. 

Will there be work outside of scheduled class times? Yes. There will be preparation and reflective work during and before sessions including time spent with a one-on-one coach.

I see a letter of support is needed from a supervisor or manager. I am the Town/County Manager. Do I still need to provide a letter?  We require a letter of support for every applicant. If you are the top manager in your county or municipality, please submit a letter from a board member, council member or a mentor - someone who can speak to your qualifications.