CSU, Chico News

Local Government Leadership Development Program Starts February 12 in Chico

Date: 01-16-2009

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
Joe Picard
Continuing Education

The Northern California Local Government Leadership Institute announces that enrollment is open for the Leadership Development Program, a seven-course series designed to help local government employees cultivate leadership skills and become more effective and proactive leaders and managers.

The Leadership Development Program, now in its sixth year, has served more than 250 local government leaders throughout California. The series provides strategies and solutions for department managers, administrative staff, supervisors, elected officials and any other local government, tribal or special district employee with an interest in developing more effective leadership skills.

The first class in the series, redefining leadership, launches the program with an examination of the core elements of exceptional leadership and how to effectively apply them in a local government environment. Subsequent courses are leadership ethics, organizational communication, power and influence strategies, strategic thinking and decision making, creativity and innovation, and the leader’s role in budget and finance.

This practitioner-focused program is continually updated to include emerging trends and new approaches to leadership. Leadership Development Program advisers and instructors include John Blacklock, retired Butte County chief administrative officer; Kelly Cox, Lake County administrative officer; Scott Winter, vice president of LearningChange; Tom Lando, retired city manager of the City of Chico; Joc Clark, professional leadership development specialist; Tim Howey, professional government leadership developer; Larry Lees, Shasta County administrative officer; and Martin Nichols, City of Red Bluff, manager.

The 2009 Leadership Development Program starts Feb. 12-13 on the CSU, Chico campus, Continuing Education building, room 107.

For course descriptions and enrollment information, contact the CSU, Chico Continuing Education office at 530-898-6105 or visit the Northern California Local Government Leadership Institute Web site at http://rce.csuchico.edu/leader.

Early and group discounts are available.