HomeAbout GFOA-CTMembershipResourcesSite MapContactMembers Only


Don Miklus-John Walsh Scholarship
2020 GFOA Leadership Academy at the College of Charleston
June 6, 2020
    College of Charleston – November 15-20th

Event Details:

        Don Miklus-John Walsh Fellowship

2020 GFOA Leadership Academy at the College of Charleston

(Formerly the Advanced Government Finance Institute)

College of CharlestonNovember 15-20th


GFOA Leadership Academy Brochure

The Don Miklus-John Walsh Scholarship Fund, funded by GFOA-CT wishes to promote professional development of current, active senior level members of the GFOA-CT, through a fellowship to GFOA’s Leadership Academy. The 2020 Academy will be held at the College of Charleston November 15th -20th The event will begin on Sunday afternoon with an opening reception and dinner and concluding on Friday after lunch.


The Academy is limited to 35 participants who are part of senior management within their government (e.g., finance director, assistant finance director, department managers or directors, treasurer). Participants will earn 30 CPE Credits


Attendees will participate in self-assessments and working sessions and hear from industry leaders in a weeklong experience designed to help lift them to the next levels in their public service careers.  Participants will earn 30 CPE Credits.

 Topics and sessions include:

·         Self-assessments and other behavioral insights designed to help participants understand how they work—and how they can best contribute to their organizations

·         Leadership skills for the 21st century

  • Characteristics of great organizations


  • You and your organization


  • Values of public service


  • Case study preparation and presentations


  • Leadership discussions and reflections


Interested applicants must apply directly to GFOA and be accepted into the program. Applications will be accepted until July 31, 2020. Applicants selected to participate in the program will be notified by September 1, 2020. GFOA will also notify CTGFOA which individuals have been accepted into the program.


Please note CTGFOA scholarships are limited to one participant.


The Miklus-Walsh Scholarship Fund will pay for the Academy, ($2,100) which includes tuition, meals, books and sponsored activities. Transportation and lodging costs will not be covered. GFOA has reserved rooms at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston for $189/night.


Applications for the Academy may be found at www.gfoa.org/leadershipacademy and an online option is available.



Please feel free to contact James Finch at jfinch@branford-ct.gov  if you have any questions.


GFOA Leadership Academy CPE Information


The following information for prospective applicants and participants is related to earning CPE Credit during the GFOA Leadership Academy.  By attending the program, participants will earn approximately 30 CPEs. 


Each participant will receive a CPE certificate approximately three weeks after the program. This certificate verifies that you attended the program and it should be kept with your CPE documents. Please note that training registrations must be paid in full before a CPE certificate will be mailed to the participant.


If you have any questions regarding earning CPE during the program, please contact GFOA at 312-977-9700


Top of Page
Designed/Developed by WebSolutions