NACo High Performance Leadership Academy

The NACo High Performance Leadership Academy is an innovative, completely online 12-week program created to equip frontline county government professionals with practical leadership skills to deliver results for counties and communities. (Click here to learn about NACo’s Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Academy.)

  • Efficient: 12 weeks in duration
  • Non-disruptive: 100% online virtual mentorship / 4-5 hours per week
  • Scalable: Flexible to accommodate small or large team enrollment
  • Top Leaders: Led by accomplished CIOs, CISOs, General Colin Powell, and Marshall Goldsmith
  • CPE credits: Qualifies for 48 CPE’s
  • Certified: Approved by the Human Resources C
  • Certification Institute (HRCI)

As of July 2021, 50 people in Michigan have graduated from the program and another 2 are currently enrolled, representing 39 counties.

With a robust curriculum developed by the Professional Development Academy in partnership with Fortune 1000 executives, public sector leaders, world-renowned academics and thought leaders, including General Colin Powell and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, HPLA was designed specifically for the unique challenges and opportunities of serving in county government.


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