Hamilton County Criminal court clerk Vince Dean was one of many local officials who recently completed the Local Government Leadership Program hosted by the Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership, an agency of The University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service.
Each year, LGLP provides local government leaders with opportunities to connect with each other, expand their leadership capacity and learn about new leadership practices.
The city and county officials who attended this multiday program in Knoxville were invited by UT County Technical Assistance Service and UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service, sister agencies of the Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership.
Each attendee received a leadership assessment profile offering insight into their individual leadership strengths and approaches. The program also consisted of teambuilding activities and multiple small-group sessions.
Additionally, the program included sessions on ways to build an ethical culture, applying lean practices in the public sector and sharing a personal leadership philosophy.
LGLP began over two decades ago with the goal of cultivating proactive government leaders.
Source: Vince Dean