The City of Midway announced today that Councilwoman NanDrycka King Albert, District 3, recently graduated from the Leadership Academy, a course from the Florida League of Cities’ Institute for Elected Municipal Officials, a premier educational program designed specifically for Florida’s elected municipal officials.
Midway’s Councilwoman NanDrycka King Albert’s driving force, she says, is a quote by Maya Angelou: “Nothing will work unless you do.”
The Leadership Academy course is the third level of training offered through the League’s Institute for Elected Municipal Officials program.
Developed in 2013, it focuses entirely on leadership and is reserved for those municipal officials who have successfully completed the program’s first two courses.
The two-day course was facilitated by Scott Paine, Ph.D., Florida League of Cities director of leadership development and education.
It revolved around an assessment that details participants’ ability to connect and work effectively with others.
Class participants took an assessment ahead of the class to assess their skill sets. During the course, attendees learn their scores, interpret the characteristics of each component and learn how to apply this information through case studies.
Because of the course’s collaborative environment in which challenges and best practices are shared, graduates were given access to new “tools” for addressing leadership challenges and finding solutions to local problems.
“Communities aren’t static, and neither is municipal government. They’re constantly moving, changing and growing, which means our local leaders must do the same,” said Florida League of Cities President Tony Ortiz, commissioner for the City of Orlando. “I applaud this class of graduates for taking the initiative to do just that by participating and successfully completing the League’s Leadership Academy I. It’s because of dedicated local leaders like them that we’re building stronger cities day by day.”
Created 30 years ago to educate newly elected officials on the intricacies of municipal government in a
cost-effective manner, the Institute for Elected Municipal Officials program grew out of a partnership between the Florida League of Cities and the John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government.
Today, the Institute for Elected Municipal Officials offers multiple levels of training, with each designed specifically for municipal officials of all levels.
It is the most popular training that the Florida League of Cities offers.
Gadsden County News Service