Huron, Ohio – Bowling Green State University Firelands College is offering a leadership program to help develop and refine essential skills for local government officials.

Open to elected and appointed officials, as well as those who are considering entering public service, the intensive, seven-session program will cover a targeted range of essential and leadership skills.

“The public needs and expects a great deal of leadership, productivity, and accountability from all levels of government,” said program coordinator and Assistant Director of Educational Outreach for BGSU Firelands Kelly Cusack.  “This program was created to provide the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in public service.”

Participants in the program will meet on Thursday evenings at the BGSU Firelands Cedar Point Center. Session topics include economic development, media relations, intergovernmental collaboration, lean government, ethics, and more.

Cost for the nine-week program is $249 and includes the kickoff event, seven sessions, program materials, a light dinner before each session, and the graduation ceremony.

Kickoff and orientation is on January 17 with a keynote presentation by the Director of NASA Plum Brook General David Stringer.  Kickoff is open to registered participants and invited guests.

To learn more or to register for the program, visit the BGSU Firelands website at or contact Kelly Cusack in the Office of Educational Outreach at 419.372.0632. 

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