Leading and Governing Associates

specializing in stakeholder engagement, strategic navigation and public values thinking...



COVID-19 Notice: Like many of you, Leading and Governing Associates is operating from home. We are here for you via phone, email, text, social media and videoconferencing platforms. We are available to talk through any challenges you are facing and help you find opportunities, even under these difficult circumstances, to connect with your staff, board members, stakeholders and across your community. We have experience designing and facilitating virtual meetings and retreats that are both enjoyable and productive. Together, we can build your capacity to lead and govern toward your preferred future, despite these rapidly changing circumstances. Please contact us with any questions or needs you have. If we don't have the answer, we'll help you find someone who does. To all of our collective well-being and future, Scottie and Phil 


Leading and Governing Associates is a governance education and leadership consulting practice. We specialize in stakeholder engagement, strategic navigation and public values thinking. We can help you navigate, facilitate, and communicate more effectively within your organization and across your community. Since beginning our practice in 2004, Leading and Governing Associates has worked with hundreds of public purpose organizations.

To contact us:
Phil Boyle, Ph.D., President

F. Scottie Seawell, MPA, Vice President

Leading and Governing Associates, Inc.
106 Weathervane Drive
Carrboro, NC 27510