Local Leaders Program
Designed for local elected officials, this program offers a focused curriculum in ethics, governance, leadership and public policy to promote and enhance commitment to public value and to reach across sectors. Our target audiences for this program are mayors, council members, and supervisors and special district board members.
Executives in elected office face greater demands from a concerned and skeptical public today more than ever before. To govern efficiently, official in local governments need the knowledge and skills to not only identify the challenges facing local governments but also to establish a vision that repositions their communities in the transition to sustainability. The worst recession since the Great Depression, coupled with the fiscal challenges in all forms of government, has changed the political and policy landscapes of our nation. To lead effectively, executives in policy-making positions must rise to the challenges of motivating and animating their stakeholders to act boldly.
The Executive Education Forum for Policy (EXED) for Local Leaders at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy (USC Price) provides a balanced approach to learning in an academic setting. EXED is designed for Local Leaders to deepen their understanding of substantive policy issues, augment their ability to leverage and increase existing public sector capacity, and foster leadership — all with the purpose of improving public administration and solving public problems. EXED achieves this by bringing together world-renowned faculty of USC Price, experienced practitioners and a dynamic curriculum to teach and reach across boundaries.
EXED for Local Leaders may be offered both in our USC Price Los Angeles campus as well as out USC State Capital Center in Sacramento. Please look for a program near you by searching the tab titled, “curriculum.”