National associations of counties (NACo)
NACo Leadership Institute
The County Leadership Institute (CLI), a joint effort of the National Association of Counties (NACo) and New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, seeks to enhance the capacity of county officials to identify and implement solutions that engage a broad network of interests and cross boundaries that traditionally separate different sectors and jurisdictions. Up to 30 participants - elected officials of county governing boards - participate in this three and a half-day program held annually in New York City.
The County Leadership Institute allows each participant to gain a better understanding of his/her personal leadership style; develop skills to be more effective at exercising leadership on county issues at the local, regional, state, and national levels; and collaborate on a specific work challenge with other participants and Institute faculty.
Presentations by NYU faculty who are leading thinkers and practitioners are combined with site visits to meet innovative leaders in the New York metropolitan area. In peer-to-peer learning sessions, participants reflect on their own experiences. In addition to class sessions and site visits, participants have unstructured opportunities to exchange ideas with their colleagues.
Visit NACo's Web site for more information.