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Public Officials Leadership Academy

What Is It?
An intensive program designed and developed exclusively for local government officials covering a targeted range of essential competencies and leadership skills.

Why Do It?
This is a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty. The public needs and expects a great deal of leadership, productivity and accountability from all levels of government, and the citizens of Ohio are counting on our elected and appointed officials to deliver results. At the Public Officials Leadership Academy, you will learn how to handle some of the most important challenges facing local government officials. As an Academy graduate, you will be equipped with the tools and knowledge to be an effective leader and to succeed in public service.

Who Should Attend?
All current elected and appointed officials as well as those who are considering running for public office.

What is the Cost?
The total program is just $249, and includes the kickoff event, eight class sessions, a light dinner before each class, and the graduation ceremony.

If you are not currently an elected or appointed official, please contact Kelly Cusack at 419-372-0632 prior to registering.

TO REGISTER ONLINECLICK HERE and create a new learner profile. Once your profile has been created, you can add the Public Officials Leadership Academy to your cart. We will contact you by email to confirm your registration.


2013 Program

Kickoff and Orientation is on January 17, 2013 at 5:30 pm, featuring keynote speaker: 
General David Stringer
Director, NASA Plum Brook
Classes are on Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm in the Cedar Point Center at BGSU Firelands.
Enjoy a light dinner and networking before each class from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm.
Class Schedule
January 17:      Kickoff and Orientation

January 24:      Ethics and Building an Environment of Trust
January 31:      Intergovernmental Collaboration

February 7:      Open Records/Sunshine Laws

February 21:    Media Relations
February 28:    Leading Your Office Team

March 7:           Economic Development: Attraction and Retention
March 14:         Intro to Lean Government

March 28:         Graduation


Office for Educational Outreach at BGSU Firelands 419.372.0617

BGSU State Fire School 419.372.8200