Carolina’s School of Government leads a two-week fellows program to help local government professionals enhance their organizational leadership skills. The goal is not to help just one person, but the entire community.
Supporting M.P.A. ExcellenceThe UNC School of Government’s nationally ranked Master of Public Administration program educates promising students and leaders who bring an invaluable commitment to public service to communities and organizations within North Carolina, across the country, and around the world. We plan to expand scholarships and support our expert faculty as we continue to prepare effective, responsive leaders for an increasingly complex and challenging public arena.
ncIMPACTIn response to the ever-evolving challenges and critical policy questions facing our state, the School has developed an applied public policy initiative called ncIMPACT. This nonpartisan research, data, and analysis tool helps address such vital concerns as health, education, economic development, criminal justice, public finance, and the environment. Supporting ncIMPACT with the necessary funding will ensure that the highest quality information is made widely available to state and local decision-makers as they tackle complex public issues.
Center for Public Leadership and GovernanceBecause public leadership demands a complex set of skills, we are funding the creation of a Center for Public Leadership and Governance to house all leadership and management programs within the School. Certainly, there are other organizations that offer leadership training; the School’s unique strength is our understanding of the particular leadership challenges of public institutions. This center will offer comprehensive resources for research and instruction as well as provide services to public officials at every level of government and within the judiciary.
Expanding NC Judicial CollegeThe North Carolina Judicial College, one of the most valuable services we provide our state, is unique in being university-based and faculty-run. Funding for the Judicial College will allow for the development of a more robust curriculum and structure that will better serve all judicial officials, from magistrates and clerks to North Carolina Supreme Court Justices.
Anita Brown-Graham, professor of public law and government, describes how ncIMPACT works to resolve community challenges.
SECU Foundation’s investment in Lead for North Carolina will help attract young people to local government as a career and encourage college graduates to work in their hometowns or in distressed communities.
In the process of bridging the gap between classroom and courtroom, Carolina’s School of Government was founded.