Public Executive Leadership Academy (PELA)
Knapp-Sanders Building, School of Government
Local government leaders must continually find new ways of dealing with
growing demands for service and increasingly limited resources. This
environment calls for strong leadership and innovative problem-solving
approaches that build external partnerships across
jurisdictions and sectors.
Intensive executive training provides the opportunity to learn more
about yourself as a leader and to build your capacity to successfully
manage change in your community.
About the Program
You will have the opportunity to:
Create a framework to think strategically about your relationship with your board and staff
Develop a plan to carry out a "real world" community or regional change project
Develop tools to diagnose problems and create solutions within your community and your organization
Exchange ideas with faculty from the School of Government, national organizations, and a diverse group of your peers
Who should attend? PELA is
designed for public leaders with at least five to seven years of
progressively responsible management experience, including managers,
assistant managers, and department heads who currently
play significant external roles in their community.
Application: A select group of 25 participants will be admitted. Apply online at pela.unc.edu. The
application deadline is Tuesday, May 1.
Course Fee: The course fee may be paid over two fiscal years. Lodging, most meals, and instructional materials are included.
Tuition Discounts and Scholarships: For details, visit the PELA site at pela.unc.edu (see
Lead Faculty: Carl Stenberg, Professor of Public Administration and Government
For more information: Visit pela.unc.edu for
the program agenda, or contact Lisa Sheffield, program manager, at 919.962.3464 or email@example.com.