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Los Angeles County applauds USC Price leadership program

Board of Supervisors recognizes the school’s efforts to train county executives

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has presented the USC Price School of Public Policy with a proclamation in recognition of its partnership to develop and deliver the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP).

Offered through the school’s Leadership Programs Office based in Sacramento, the 15-week program is designed to apply best practices in leadership and management within the public sector. The goal is to foster transformational leadership while increasing organizational flexibility, efficiency and effectiveness.

Los Angeles County Board Supervisor Mike Antonovich presented honorary scrolls to USC Price and to the county departments responsible for securing funding for the program in May.

Dean Jack Knott and Supervisor Mike Antonovich

Dean Jack Knott, Paul Danczyk of USC Price and LA County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, from left (Photo/Tom Queally)

Dean Jack H. Knott received the scroll on behalf of USC Price in Sacramento. LA County Chief Deputy CEO Brence Culp, Director of Personnel Lisa Garrett and Edward McIntyre, chairman of the quality and productivity commission, were on hand to receive scrolls on behalf of the county.

At the ceremony, Knott commented on how honored USC Price was to have been selected by the county to develop and implement the program.

“Our mission is to improve local, state and national levels of government, and we are privileged to partner with LA County to provide this leadership development training,” he said.

The ELDP is a multiyear initiative, which kicked off in January with 40 senior and mid-career county executives spread across two cohorts. In-person and online classes teach core leadership approaches, which are further developed through group projects and individual coaching sessions with distinguished faculty. By the end of the year, 100 county personnel are expected to have completed the program.

“The Los Angeles County’s ELDP is a great example of how the Price School’s programs in leadership education benefit local and state governments as well as nonprofit organizations in California and beyond,” said Professor Robert Denhardt, director of USC Price leadership programs, including the ELDP.

“Based in the most current thinking about leadership and leadership education, we hope to make an important difference in enhancing leadership so as to better meet the challenges of tomorrow,” he added.

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