Williamson County Commissioner Paul Webb was one of close to 30 local officials who recently completed the Local Government Leadership Program (LGLP) hosted by the Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership, an agency of The University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service.
The city and county officials who attended the two-and-a-half-day program in Knoxville were invited by the UT County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) and the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS), sister agencies of the Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership. They attended sessions on ways to build an ethical culture, applying Lean practices in the public sector and change in the political landscape.
LGLP began in 1991 with the goal of cultivating a visionary core of proactive government leaders. LGLP is designed to provide these leaders with the vision, knowledge, and tools they need to guide their cities and counties into the future.
The program offers local government leaders an opportunity to explore ideas and strategies with each other, with LGLP alumni, and with UT faculty members. In addition, speakers and trainers from outside government share their insights and experiences.