Warren County Board Chair Completes Intensive Leadership Program in Nation’s Capital

Program equips county officials with practical leadership skills.

Warren County Board Chair Rachel Seeber recently joined a select group of county leaders from across the country to participate in the 18th Annual County Leadership Institute (CLI), a rigorous program developed by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the Beacon Leadership Collaborative.

Pictured: Warren County Chairwoman Rachel Seeber and NACo Executive Director Matthew Chase in Washington, D.C.

Held from November 7 – 11, 2021 in Washington, D.C., CLI equips county officials with practical leadership strategies as they explore innovative approaches to address key issues facing their counties and constituents.
“This was an amazing opportunity to learn from experts and work with other county leaders from across the nation to strengthen our skills,” said Chairwoman Seeber. “It's never been more important to have strong, effective leadership at the local level and I look forward to using the tools and strategies I learned during this training to lead Warren County through this challenging time and into a brighter future.”
“The County Leadership Institute provides a unique hands-on professional development experience that arms county leaders with tools they can use to serve their communities,” said NYSAC Executive Director Stephen Acquario. “I'm incredibly proud of Chairwoman Seeber for completing this rigorous training and proud to work with our partners at NACo to help our members be the best trained county leaders in the nation.”
The program helps county leaders develop their approach toward solving complex challenges. It provides tools to encourage innovation and creativity; resources for invigorating organizational culture; and best practices in effective communication, collaboration and decision-making.
Matthew Chase, NACo's Executive Director said, “County officials often address similar issues and can learn a great deal from one another. The County Leadership Institute fosters peer-to-peer learning and encourages common-sense solutions to challenges that counties and residents face every day.”  
Since its inception, the Institute, known for enhancing the capacity of county officials to identify and implement innovative solutions to complex challenges, has graduated 354 leaders from over 172 counties across 45 states. This year's program focuses on the demands of personal leadership in the modern era of government.

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