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Supervisors’ Certification Program students meet virtually

More than 20 students are participating virtually in the “Managing While Leading: Understanding Your Powers, Duties & Responsibilities” course that VACo has adapted to fit with the times. Besides meeting virtually for the opening and closing sessions, students will convene virtually for five interactive homework sessions. These five homework sessions are organized to foster discussions between supervisors on how the course materials relate to real time experiences. So far the discussions have been robust and productive. Supervisors from all over the Commonwealth are sharing their experiences and questions with their colleagues.

On May 29, 14 supervisors from 11 Virginia counties met virtually for the closing session of the “Good Governance: The Role of Leadership” module of the Virginia Certified County Supervisors’ Program. The instructor, Mike Chandler, Ph.D., led the students through rich discussions of the role of leadership and governance as applied to the experiences of supervisors. Challenges and successes were shared. The evaluations were strongly in support of the format of this invaluable program for county leaders.

VACo Contact: Karie Walker

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