25 Oct 2021, by Jessica Roth Share :

As a newly elected official, you know the importance of your work and the work of county leaders. You also know the stark reality of needing to do more with less and to maintain alignment of your resources, supporting county employees, and encouraging your community to hang tough in this time of uncertainty. There is a lot at stake and the need for strong leadership is paramount. NACo recognizes this and has been helping elected officials like yourself and other county leaders across the country address the challenges of today and prepare what you will face tomorrow through professional development; specifically the NACo High Performance Leadership Academy (HPLA).

Over two-thirds of U.S. counties rely on the NACo HPLA to make their existing leaders better and emerging leaders ready. The following testimonials explain why:

“You can’t put into words the value of this course. Fantastic moderators and video viewpoints from amazing leaders. Highly recommended for all level of leaders.” – Polk County Wisconsin Commissioner

“This program has taught me new leadership tactics, reinforced 30 years of leadership training and experience, and created a nationwide network of leaders.” – Magoffin County Kentucky Judge

“This isn’t your run-of-the-mill leadership class. The insights from global leaders as well as weekly breakout groups where invaluable.” – Director of HR

The HPLA is a 12-week fully facilitated online program designed to enable newly elected officials to achieve their fullest potential, making them smarter, more effective leaders.

The Academy is designed to be non-disruptive to newly elected officials’ busy schedules. It requires just a few hours of time each week, and there’s no travel away from the county required.

If you are still considering joining, consider this: Can you imagine what would happen if General Colin Powell, Fortune 1000 CEOs, public officials, professional coaches, and other executives came together with professors from the most prestigious universities to share with you the greatest insights on leadership? What if we could leverage such talent and expertise to advance excellence in county government?Ready to join your county elected peers in this leadership journey?

Take this opportunity to become a better leader, build your network of colleagues, and close the leadership gap in county government. Your opportunity begins in January 2022. Enroll today.