Broyles, who is big into education and conferences through NACo and elesewhere, has been selected to be a part of the nationwide county leadership institute. She’s just the fifth person selected from TN and the first female. From a release:
NACo announces the 2014 County Leadership Institute on June 1st-5th, in Washington, D.C.
Commissioner Amy Broyles has been accepted into the prestigious National Association of County’s Leadership Institute (CLI). Now in it’s 11th year, the Institute addresses the challenges and directs the potential of local elected officials to forge positive, sustained change in their communities. Participants gain a broad perspective –about themselves as leaders, about the issues facing their communities, and about how to engage broad networks of interested parties to develop solutions to difficult challenges facing their communities.
Challenged by faculty and peers, CLI attendees explore concepts and develop relationships that affirm and direct their leadership potential at local, state and federal levels. The curriculum provides a basis for the application of adaptive leadership as a strategy for addressing challenging issues in public service. Participants will work with faculty and as a group to develop: an overarching sense of direction and vision; a mechanism for innovation and creativity; a resource for invigorating organizational culture; increased risk-taking, improved decision making, team building and more effective communication; and a committed network of peers within NACo.
Commissioner Broyles was nominated through the Tennessee County Services Association (TCSA), and the selection process was very competitive. CLI is designed for elected officials with at least three years’ experience at the policy level in county government, and that demonstrate an interest in innovative approaches to governance. Each state nominates only one candidate, but no more than 30 are selected nation-wide to participate.
Of the 233 alumni from this program, only four are from Tennessee – all four are men, and were mayors at the time of their participation in the CLI. This is the first time a woman, and someone from the legislative branch of county government, has been accepted into the program from the state of Tennessee.
“This is a tremendous opportunity,” states Commissioner Broyles, “and I am thrilled to be accepted into such a competitive and esteemed program. I look forward to developing and honing my leadership skills, and bringing back information and techniques to share with my colleagues on Commission. It is also a great opportunity to forge deeper and more extensive relationships with other commissioners from around the United States, and to draw national attention to the exceptional and successful programs and policies we have here in Knox County.”
The County Leadership Institute is presented in partnership with Cambridge Leadership Associates, along with faculty and associates from the New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Policy, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
“Leadership requires relentless optimism that you can change the world, and hard-nosed realism about who and what you are dealing with and what it will take to make progress.” Marty Linsky, co-founder, Cambridge Leadership Associates