Leading Your County Governing Board

Leading Your County Governing Board

An Orientation for County Board Chairs

Leading Your County Governing Board: An Orientation for County Board Chairs provides an overview on the legal responsibilities and duties for chairs and vice chairs, how to run a meeting, and tips for building and maintaining effective relationships.

While this program is designed for board chairs and vice chairs, all commissioners can benefit from the training. County managers, clerks to the board, and county attorneys are also encouraged to attend with their board chairs.


Thursday, January 18, 2024 — Wake County
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

Agenda At-A-Glance
  • 8:30 a.m. — Registration opens
  • 9:00 a.m. — Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:15 a.m. — Legal and Procedural Responsibilities: Overview and Real-World Experiences
  • 10:45 a.m. — Meetings and More: Leading the Board, Working with Staff
  • 12:00 p.m. — Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. — What Would You Do? Feedback Discussion
  • 1:45 p.m. — Leading Across Generations
  • 3:15 p.m. — How to Use a Microphone and Other Tips for Being an Effective Leader
  • 4:30 p.m. — Adjourn