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Our Services

Leading & Governing Associates offers a tailored mix of services to our clients.

These include:


  • Visioning, Planning and Navigating

  • Organizational Assessment and Capacity Building

  • Governance and Leadership Consulting, Coaching, and Education

  • Workshops, Retreats, and Conferences 

  • Governance Education, Training, and Writing

Visioning, Planning and Navigating
  • Craven County Schools Community Engagement, Visioning and Strategic Planning

  • A Vision for Public Education in Alamance County

  • Orange County Schools (NC) Community Engagement and Strategic Planning Initiative

  • N.C. Smart Start Board Governance and Strategic Planning Initiatives 

  • Blue Ribbon Committee on the Future of Wake County

  • The Special Transit Advisory Commission’s Regional Transit Vision Plan

  • Research Triangle Regional Reality Check’s Regional Visioning Exercise

  • Charlotte City Council Policy Leadership Retreat

  • N.C. Association of County Commissioners Strategic Goals Initiative

Organizational Assesment and Capacity Building

Governance and Leadership Consulting, Coaching, and Education
Workshops, Retreats, and Conferences
  • From Campaigning to Governing: The Art and Science of Public Decision Making

  • The Public Purposes of Public Schools: Visions and Values of Public Education in our Democratic Republic

  • Practical Ethical Decision Making for Public Life

  • Engaging Our Community: Creating Our Vision and Community Support for PreK-12 Education

  • Imagining Tomorrow: Starting with Visions and Values

  • Policy Leadership for Mayors and Council Members: Public Values, Choices, and Decisions

  • Addressing Complex Community Issues: Leading from Behind to Help Your Community Move Ahead

  • Navigating the Future: Thinking, Planning, and Acting Strategically

  • Shaping a Healthy Community: Achieving the "Public" in Public Health

Governance Education, Training, and Writing
  • Preserving the Public in Public Schools: Visions, Values, Conflicts, and Choices, by Phil Boyle and Del Burns, 2012

  • Local Officials, Regional Leaders: A Strategic LeaderShop for Navigating Regional Challenges, N.C. Local Elected Leaders Academy

  • Ethical Decision Making Training for Local Government Planning and Zoning Officials and Staff, Municipal Association of South Carolina

  • “Rebuilding a Public for Public Schools,” Pennsylvania School Boards Association,  PSBA Bulletin, 2005

  • “Effective Council Meetings: Using Public Values to Guide Board Decisions,” International City/County Management Association, IQ Report, 2005

  • “From Strategic Planning to Visioning: Tools for Navigating the Future,” International City/County Management Association, Public Management, 2001

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